Active outdoor holidays
If you’re an outdoor sports enthusiast, the Acaya is the perfect destination for you. In fact, its location immersed in the Salento countryside offers lots of possibilities for keeping fit during your stay. The resort features a fully-equipped gym, a sports field, and a large golf course where guests can put their swings to the test. Other available activities include various water sports, and the possibility of exploring the Apulian hinterland on horseback or by bicycle.
The Acaya Resort includes a large sports centre, complete with a football pitch, which is used by various teams for competitions and training purposes. For those who want to stay active, we also have a large golf course, a fitness area, an MTB, sand and road bike rental service, and numerous jogging paths.
The bright and spacious gym at the Acaya Golf Resort & Spa is equipped with the latest generation Precor fitness equipment, in order to allow guests to stick to their training programmes even on holiday. Located on floor-1 of the Spa, the fitness area features a large window overlooking the resort’s garden and the lush surrounding landscape.
Our golf course is one of the most prestigious in all of southern Italy. This 18-hole, par 71 course has been awarded the 5-star BVGA rating according to the international golf course classification.
Immersed with in a truly unique landscape, this golf enthusiasts’ paradise covers an area of over 6000 m2, complete with a fantastic club house and restaurant at the ancient Masseria San Pietro.
In the summertime, we organise half-hour yoga sessions among the olive groves, led by an expert instructor. The sessions are held at sunset, in a picturesque and peaceful setting that perfectly reflects the philosophy of this discipline. A refreshing aperitif is even offered to all participants at the end of the session.
The Acaya is the perfect place to engage in exciting water sports. Thanks to our affiliations with local institutes, our guests can try their hand at kite-surfing, SUP boarding, wake-boarding, and sailing, and can even take part in diving courses for various skill levels, in order to explore the wonderful Salento seabed. For more information, please contact the hotel reception, where our staff will be happy to answer all your questions.
The best way to explore the nature, artwork, and cultural traditions of the Salento area is by bicycle. The Acaya Golf Resort offers all its guests the possibility of renting e-bikes. In fact, near the resort there are numerous paths through the countryside, where guests can enjoy rides among the olive groves, the salt marshes, and the ancient farms, all the way to the crystal clear waters of the sea. There’s even a local coach at their disposal to recommend all the best itineraries that this wonderful area has to offer.
Our local coaches are always ready to accompany our guests on pleasant horseback rides through the beautiful Apulian countryside. In fact, we have five different trails, which our guests can follow to explore the old tratturi, the ancient Masserie, and wonderful pagghiare structures, all amid thousand-year-old olive trees and picturesque landscapes. And don’t forget to stop in and sample the wonderful organic products at Masseria Fossa at the end of the ride.
Jogging & Running
For those who can’t do without their morning jog, even on holiday, the area surrounding Acaya is full of wonderful jogging paths. Guests can opt for a run along the picturesque roads bounded by the dry stone walls overlooking the ancient olive groves, or else the quaint little streets that wind along the splendid Salento coastline. Those looking for a shorter route, on the other hand, can take advantage of the paths through the gardens surrounding the golf course.
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