Useful information about hiking in Italy

Pleasure between mountains and sea

Italy has always been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. In addition to pasta, pizza and other specialities, Italy offers one thing above all else: variety! It’s not only beach holidaymakers that are drawn to Italy, it’s also a real paradise for hikers.

Whether in the breathtaking mountain world of South Tyrol, in the beautiful Italian Alps or on the sandy beaches of Sardinia. Italy is hard to beat for its diversity.
Details about this hiking paradise, information about hiking routes and interesting facts about the Italian culture are summarised here by the Eurohike team.

A varied hiking network

The region around South Tyrol has over 16,000km of marked hiking trails. The diversity of the country is also reflected in the hiking tours. Whether forestry or wooded paths, mountain trails or climbing routes, hikers will find a suitable route at every difficulty level. If you want a mix of alpine atmosphere and Mediterranean flair, a hiking trip from Merano to Lake Garda is ideal. Lush green pastures, rugged peaks and crystal clear mountain lakes mix with idyllic villages and vineyards. Enjoyment sits right next to hiking here.

Can you not decide whether you prefer a hiking holiday or a holiday by the sea? Both are possible on a hiking tour in southern Italy. Always accompanied by the sound of the waves, you can admire the rustic villages directly on the coast and enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle.

With the hiking trip in Sardinia, you engross yourself in the Italian way of life more with every step and can admire the different facets of southern Italy.

World-famous wine village Barolo

The climate in Italy

Like the hiking network, the Italian climate is very diverse. In South Tyrol there is a rather mild mountain climate with around 300 sunny days per year, which makes it ideal for hiking. Nevertheless, it can be very cold, especially in winter. Which is why the region is popular with winter sports fans. While in the north of Italy it doesn’t hurt to bring a jacket, you will find a more Mediterranean climate in southern regions like Piedmont. Not least because of this, this region is especially popular for autumn hiking trips. Between the snow-capped Alps and the sunny Riviera you can enjoy the last warm sunshine of the year on a hiking trip from Piedmont to Liguria.

As you can see, Italy has a lot to offer. Do you want to enjoy autumn with sunshine and warm temperatures? Then brows our travel search and find your ideal hiking tour in Italy.

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