Tuscan Coast from Pisa to Elba
Pure enjoyment awaits you on our walking holiday Tuscan Coast from Pisa to Elba, 8 days. From Pisa to your final destination on the island of Elba, you will experience the best of culinary and scenic highlights in Tuscany, such as the leaning tower in Pisa, the villa town of Castiglioncello and the inviting lidos, quiet bays with wonderful opportunities for a refreshing dip in the sea, historic towns with lots of culture and sights, as well as unforgettable views to Corsica, Elba and La Gorgona. You should definitely try the Cantuccini, a sweet almond pastry, the chestnut cake Castagnaccio, the soup Pappa al Pomodoro or the Tuscan bread salad Panzanella. In Tuscany, the red wine regions dominate and you should not miss out to taste one of the regional red wines such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.
During your hiking holiday in Tuscany you will meet culture, indulgence and varied landscapes along the way. Start your tour in the Renaissance city of Florence and marvel at the magnificent palaces and cathedrals, before travelling along the typical Tuscan hills to the historic towns of Siena and Volterra. The destination of this hiking tour is the Tuscan coast, where you can enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the turquoise sea.
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The pearls of Tuscany
With a start in Florence the hiking tour Picturesque Tuscany, 8 days begins in a city full of cultural and historical highlights. Admire the works of the great Italian artists such as Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci and the unique Renaissance buildings. The first day is perfect for strolling around the old town. Finally, witness the phenomenal sunset on the steps of Piazzale Michelangelo, overlooking Florence. More unique highlights await you in the wine town of Chianti and Siena, where the famous horse race is held every year.
Cuisine: Experience Tuscany with all the senses
Be enchanted by the breathtaking scenery that the Tuscan region has to offer. But the grapevines that line the paths are not only beautiful to look at. Taste the famous Chianti wine and enjoy a variety of traditional Tuscan cuisine. Because Tuscany is a very food-rich region. High-quality olive oils, pecorino and fish dishes – especially in the coastal regions – are pleasing to the palate and rewarding after a hike.
Hiking paths in Tuscany
Hiking in Tuscany is the perfect way to experience the beautiful facets of the region. One place is more beautiful than the last and one path or another leads to the sea. Sounds like a holiday dream? It is.
The hiking paths are slightly hilly and suitable for novice hikers but also for professionals. The end of the hiking tour is Cecina Mare, where the coast and the turquoise blue sea awaits.
Did you know…
- …that the oldest money bank, the ‘Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena’ is located in the city of Siena?
- …that Pinocchio is Tuscan? Its creator Carlo Collodi came from Florence.
- …that Florence was the first city in Europe to have cobbled streets?
- …that the so-called ‘towers’ in the town of San Gimignano should be signs of prosperity and wealth? The patrician families attempted to surpass the height of the towers.
Our walking holidays in Tuscany also include luggage transfer. During the day you only hike with your light day luggage, in the evening your suitcase is already waiting for you in the next accommodation.
Tuscany is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
- The historic center of Florence
- The Piazza del Duomo in Pisa
- The historic center of San Gimignano
- The historic center of Siena
- The historic old town in Pienza
- The landscape of the Val d'Orcia
- The twelve Medici villas and the two pleasure gardens (Boboli Garden, Park Demidoff di Pratolino)
- The town of Montecatini Terme
One highlight after the other awaits you when hiking in Tuscany. The route leads you from Florence to Greve and Castellina in Chianti, on to Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and finally to Cecina Mare. The picture book panoramas and wonderful vineyards are your faithful companions while hiking in Tuscany. The nature reserve Monte Nero with the small waterfall "Cascate della Strolla" is also a wonderful place to explore while hiking.
Furthermore, you can visit historical sights and villages, as well as places from the Middle Ages such as Castellina, which is particularly charming on a hilltop.
You shouldn't miss the culinary life of Tuscany on your hiking holiday either. Be sure to try some of the dishes typical of the region, such as the Pappa al Pomodoro soup, the sweet Cantuccini, the Castagnaccio alla Tuscany chestnut cake, the traditional Panzanella bread salad or the Bistecca alla Fiorentina steak. Accompanied by an excellent glass of wine such as a Brunello di Montalcino, Carmignano or a glass of Chianti Classico – this is what Tuscany tastes like. The Italian way of life can be experienced particularly well on a hiking holiday in Tuscany.
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Perfectly organised hiking holidays in Tuscany
A colourful variety as far as the eye can see – this and much more awaits hikers in Tuscany. Our experienced Eurohike travel specialists and the Eurohike WANDERPLUS ensure that your hiking tour in Tuscany is the perfect active experience. This includes our detailed travel documents, personal on-site support, luggage transfer during your hiking holiday, as well as cosy hotels and accommodation. You can also reach us on our Eurohike service-hotline if you have any questions during your hiking holiday.
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