Outdoorsy Options Near Bologna

The outdoors-minded have many options hereabouts!

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Outdoorsy Options Near Bologna

Hiking, climbing, skiing, more…

Bologna's natural setting at the edge of the central Apennine range makes it a great base for the outdoors-minded, with superb opportunities for hiking, climbing, and skiing. The nearby Zena and Idice valleys also offer great hiking and mountain biking, and for "extreme" sports, check out Badolo, about an hour south of Bologna, with a rock wall that's famous among the world climbing community. For quite good skiing and winter sports, there's Corno alle Scale, and just to enjoy nature, an indispensable site is Bora di San Giovanni, a reserve some 40 minutes north of the city.

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