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Tuscan Coast from Pisa to Elba

On the trail of Etruscans from Pisa to Elba.

The Etruscan coast - as the region is called between Pisa and Piombino – not only offers on top of stupendous coastal sections, cultural highlights and villages worth visiting, also a marvellous hiking area. Varied hiking tours both inland and on the coast make this holiday an experience. The routes lead you through pine groves and deciduous forest, Mediterranean macchia as well as via wild high-plateaus and white sandy beaches. En route you always have the option of jumping into the cool water and linger a bit in the sunny bays. You spend the nights in Pisa and in lovely coastal towns, where you can truly relax after each hiking tour or explore the historic centre. The ferry takes you across to Elba, the island with the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, enchanting diversity of vegetation and amazing hiking paths. Here you spend two days on the sea and enjoy coastal walking at its best.

Details about the hiking holiday Tuscan Coast from Pisa to Elba

Tuscany – a longed for destination and hiking paradise for all connoisseurs. You can experience the picturesque region in Italy even more intensively by foot. In eight days your self-guided hiking holiday takes you to the most beautiful places in Tuscany. Starting from Pisa, you hike through pine forests, the Mediterranean maquis or along stunning sandy beaches to Castagneto and finally to the island of Elba. This sounds like pure bliss and an amazing break in Tuscany.

Highlights of the hiking holiday in Tuscany

  • Pisa’s landmark: No other leaning building in the world is as well-known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is also the town’s landmark. The free-standing bell tower began to lean 12 years after the foundation stone was laid in 1173 and is now a popular photo opportunity worldwide.
  • Picture-perfect coastal hiking: Wonderful routes and coastal paths await you on this hiking holiday in Tuscany. You should definitely enjoy the fantastic views during a short hiking break.
  • Home of the sweet Cantuccini: Did you know that the Italian almond biscuit ‘Cantuccini’ comes from Prato in Tuscany? The speciality of the region consists of butter, sugar, flour, eggs and almonds and is often served with a glass of Vin Santo dessert wine.
  • Time-out on the island of Elba: The final two hiking stages of this holiday are a highlight in themselves – a picturesque coastal tour and a summit hike on the island of Elba situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Useful information about the hiking holiday Tuscan Coast from Pisa to Elba

This hiking holiday is assigned our level of difficulty ‘Walking’ and ensures a varied active experience in Tuscany with diverse hiking trails. In between you always have the opportunity for a relaxing break on one of the beaches or a wonderful refreshment in the bays. With a basic fitness level and surefootedness, you can fully enjoy the daily stages on the Etruscan Coast with a walking time of up to five hours.

Walking
Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Seize the arrival day and visit the world-renowned Leaning Tower and embark on a stroll into the bustling historic centre.

Hotel example: Hotel Bologna

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.  

Hotel example: Hotel Bologna

ca. 4,5 Stunden
14 km
600 m
600 m

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.

Hotel example: Hotel Atlantico

ca. 5 Stunden
17 km
400 m
450 m

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.

Hotel example: Hotel i Ginepri

ca. 4,5 bis 5 Stunden
18 km
50 m
50 m

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.

Hotel example: La Rosa dei Venti Resort

ca. 4 Stunden
13 km
400 m
350 m

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.

Hotel example: Hotel Plaza

ca. 2 Stunden
7 km
150 m
150 m

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.

Hotel example: Hotel Plaza

ca. 4 Stunden
10 km
400 m
400 m

Tour character

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Pisa
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 22.04.2023
17.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
23.04.2023 - 20.05.2023
03.09.2023 - 16.09.2023

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
21.05.2023 - 02.09.2023

Arrival Saturday
Tuscan Coast from Pisa to Elba, 8 days, IT-TOWPE-08X
Base price
849.00
899.00
989.00
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
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 23, 2023 - May 20, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
May 21, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023
Arrival Saturday
Tuscan Coast from Pisa to Elba, 8 days, IT-TOWPE-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
849.00
339.00
899.00
339.00
989.00
339.00

Kategorie: 3***- und 4**** Hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 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
Infos

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!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Verena Winkler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Verena Winkler, Travel specialist
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