The initial hiking day leads you into the Pisa mountains. From the fortress ruins in Ripafratta through an enchanting deciduous forest past the hermitage up to the ‚Passo di Dante‘. At the ‚Dantepass‘ you enjoy a marvellous view onto the plain of Pisa all the way to the sea. You descend on lovely hiking paths along the Rio della Croce into the pretty spa town of San Giuliano Terme and return to Pisa by bus.
The Colli Livornesi, the ‚Hills of Livorno‘ offer extenisve hikes through the forest, across meadows and over high-altitude pastures with grazing sheep. Let your eye wander onto the sea and into the surrounding chains of hills. You ascend the peak of the volcanic mountain Poggio Pelato, the ‚bare mountain‘, which offers a wonderful panorama from the woodless top, black volcanic rocks accentuate the exotic flair. In the afternoon you reach the lovely coastal village of Castiglioncello.
Today a fabulous beach walk awaits. Initially you hike through the Pineta of Cecina, a pine forest with lots of shade, stretching over many kilometres along the beach. Numerous trails lead through the dense forest canopy. Later you walk past the exceptional nature reserve of the oasis of Bolgheri and stroll across the soft sandy beach. Naturally a dip in the water is a must, or at least a stop at the beach bar.
You start in the Golfo di Baratti, the Etruscan harbour for the maritime traffic to Elba. Next to it you find the archeological park of Popolonia. Along spectacular high-altitude paths you proceed directly above the water through dense macchia on partially rocky trails always along the coast, and by doing so you go round the Piombino mountains. Along the impressive „Sentiero dei Cavallegeri“ you reach the bay of Calamoresca situated on the rocky spit Punta Falcone. Now it is not far to Piombino featuring its lovely historic centre and the lighthouse at the sea. A dream-tour along the coast with swimming options in numerous bays.
During the ferry ride you enjoy the wind in your hair and observe the giant boats in the harbour, the coast from a distance and the the island slowly approaching. In the Day Finish we recommend a visit to the historic centre of Portoferraio or a swim at the renowned beach Le Ghiaie featuring white pebbles with black dots. In the afternoon a little circular tour invites leading you on fantastic coastal paths to the beach of Barbarossa and to the colourful sea of Terranera.
A stupendous summit-tour on the island of Elba. You hike past fragrant macchia with views onto the neighbouring islands and the glistening Mediterranean Sea on Mediterranean forest- and marvellous high-altitude paths. You ascend the mountain of Monte Croce and observe the mountain goats in their rocky habitat. We also recommend a visit to the hermitage hidden in the rocks. As a finale a dip at the beach and a final drink at the bar is a must.
Departure or extra days
The varied routes lead on nice hiking paths in the forest and along the coast as well as on high-altitude paths and little gravel roads, in parts on narrow trails and on rocky terrain and on sand. A basic fitness level for the longer stages and surefootedness is required. Walking times of up to a maximum of 5 hours are to be expected, leaving enough time for swimming stops and cultural enjoyment. The tours can be designed flexibly and shortened for the most part.
| Season 1 |
01.04.2023 - 22.04.2023
17.09.2023 - 07.10.2023
| Season 2 |
23.04.2023 - 20.05.2023
03.09.2023 - 16.09.2023
| Season 3 |
21.05.2023 - 02.09.2023
|Tuscan Coast from Pisa to Elba, 8 days, IT-TOWFC-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge single room||339.00||339.00||339.00|
Kategorie: 3***- und 4**** Hotels
| Season 1 |
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 22, 2023
Sep 17, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
| Season 2 |
Apr 23, 2023 - May 20, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023
| Season 3 |
May 21, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023
|Surcharge single room||35.00||35.00||35.00|
|Surcharge single room||45.00||45.00||45.00|
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Luggage transfer
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- 1x transfer Castagneto – Baratti
- 1x ferry to Elba
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- App for Navigation and GPS-data available
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Arrival by train to Pisa
- Pisa or Florence Airport
- Parking: public parking spaces free of charge or public underground parking, cost approx. € 17 per day, payable on site, no reservation possible.
- Return journey from Elba either via short plane ride (www.infoelba.net) to Pisa or Florence or by boat in approx. 1.5 hours to Piombino and from there by bus and train in about 1.5 hours to Pisa.
Things to note
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Luggage transfer with ferry crossing to Elba autonomously by you (day 6)
- Train journeys on days 2, 3 and 4, as well as bus rides in Piombino and on Elba, cost approx. € 12 per person
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!