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Sport and adrenaline at Lake Maggiore

It is not hard to imagine that lake Maggiore and Ossola valleys offer great opportunities for outdoor activities in the wilderness, what you may not know is that many of these activities can give a quite high level of adrenaline.
Starting from the mountain, definitely not far from Verbania, from the elegant lakeside promenade and the Grand Hotel Majestic. PinkPowder with the local guide George Sacco, you can organize, in summer, climbings on natural rock walls or venturing into real trails, routes of all levels with a lovely view of the lakes in the area , mountain biking with the ascent option in helicopter and downhill at full speed, but also walks and trekking for the whole family supported by the assistance of a guide who knows every corner of the territory.
The rivers, then, offer many exciting alternatives, from rafting on board large inflatable ribs to canyoning in natural pools, dives and slides of polished rocks.

It’s opened in the area just a year ago the longest and highest zip-line in Europe. In two or alone you can face the 1,850 meters of steel cable suspended, harnessed, at 350 meters high, reaching speeds up to 120 km/h, from Pian Alpe d'Arla Segletta. The feeling that should replicate is that of the flight of the hawk swooping or a swallow circling in the sky, what is certain is the increase in serotonin levels in the blood and accelerated heartbeat.

Can be adrenaline if you choose catamarans or small flying dinghy, otherwise the lake on a sailing boat is relaxing and peaceful. Without the noise of the power engine, lulled by the waves you can admire the panorama from the water, a new perspective of Lake Maggiore, a way to know it from a different point of view. From short trips of two or more days mooring in the lake ports having dinner on board or in local restaurants, or day trips profiting of the afternoon thermal breeze, there are many possibilities for sailing on the lake. And for those not experienced skipper, the local yacht club Circolo Velico Canottieri Intra organizes private lessons and group courses for children and adults, as it is never too late to tack and jibe.

And after sailing tennis. Emotions – often nervousness – which offers are related to competition, and at Altiora club in Pallanza, right by the lake, open tournaments are organized throughout the summer, even at night and with stands for the audience. Red clay and stunning views of the Borromeo Gulf, today just like a century ago, when tennis – played strictly in white suit – was the favorite game on Lake Maggiore by the European elite that used to spend the holidays here.

A relatively new discipline, founded on the most famous sandy beaches of the world. To play you only need a net, a ball and a lot of energy, because Beach Volley will burn many calories. The beaches of the lake are not particularly suitable to host the fields for Beach Volley, but in the area there are many good courts, and it is not uncommon that you can take part in well-organized tournaments and many of the local players can be really competitive. Once a year, a Beach Volley field is placed in the central square of Intra, right beside Basilica of San Vittore: it is the Beach for Babies (B4B) event and many volleyball players usually attend. For the second edition in a row Maurizia Cacciatori will be the ‘Godmother’ of the event, she will be a guest at the Grand Hotel Majestic, and she will offer two intensive courses to the junior players in Verbania. The initiative aims to bring as many people close to the beauty of beach volley but it is also a mean to raise money for the hospital's pediatric ward of Verbania.

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