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Picturesque Tuscany

FLORENCE, MEDIEVAL PLACES, WINE & THE TUSCAN COAST

Culture, enjoyment and unique landscapes: all this and much more awaits you on our long-distance hiking trip in Tuscany. Florence, the beating heart of central Italy, welcomes you spectacularly. Magnificent palaces and cathedrals, Michelangelo’s David or the paintings by great masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli. On lonely paths you travel through the typical hilly Tuscan landscape of the Chianti region, through historical places such as Siena and Volterra as you continue towards the Tuscan coast. On the Via Sale you can taste the salty sea air on your tongue and when you finally dip your tired hiking legs into the turquoise glittering waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea at Cecina Mare, you can be sure you have reached your destination!

  • All information and further tour tips for your hiking holiday in Tuscany.

Details about the hiking tour in Picturesque Tuscany

Our eight-day hiking tour in Tuscany takes you in six daily stages from inland to the Tyrrhenian Sea. The starting point of your hiking holiday and the beginning of countless active experiences is Florence, the capital of Tuscany. Here it is not difficult to immediately immerse yourself in the Italian flair and the Mediterranean lifestyle. The journey takes you through the unmistakable landscape first to Greve and on the third day to Castellina in Chianti. On the fourth day, your hiking route takes you to the picturesque city of Siena, where you end the day with a wonderful Italian meal. The next day you continue through the vineyards to the wonderful city of towers, San Gimignano. This name hasn’t come out of nowhere, because the landscape of the hill town in Tuscany is characterized by red brick towers. After a restful night, the route takes you to Volterra and finally on the last day of your hiking holiday to the sea at Cecina Mare. With a wonderful glass of Chianti in hand, the journey could not end better than here, on the beautiful coast of Tuscany.

Highlights of the hiking tour Picturesque Tuscany

  • Sightseeing in Italy: Right at the beginning of your hiking tour in Tuscany, a particularly worthwhile sight awaits you – the Duomo in Florence, the third largest church in the world and at the same time the most important sight in the city of Florence. From the dome at 107 metres you can enjoy a panoramic view across Florence. Note: Please secure your tickets in advance.
  • Culinary delights in Sienna: After a long stroll through Siena and the numerous sights from the Middle Ages, the little streets invite you to taste the culinary delights of Tuscany. There are plenty to try, from wonderful types of wine, pasta, prosciutto or cheese.
  • Picture perfect: The small Italian town of San Gimignano in Tuscany is a truly fantastic sight. The cityscape is characterised by numerous brick towers and so it is not surprising that the historic centre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. A leisurely stroll through the alley of the old town leaves enough time to try one or another regional speciality in the numerous cafés or delicatessens.
  • A visit to the gelato world champion: Something very special awaits all gelato lovers when visiting the small town of San Gimignano – the Gelateria Dondoli on Piazza della Cisterna, one of the best gelateria in the whole country. Whether classic flavours or something unusual, all gelato fans get their money’s worth here.

Useful information about the hiking tour Picturesque Tuscany

Even the trip to Florence, the capital of Tuscany and at the same time one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is a delight for the eyes and a small taster of what to expect on your hiking holiday with luggage transfer. Your hiking routes always lead along good hiking trails and paths along the Italian vineyards, forests and hilly areas. The leisure hikes require good basic fitness for the daily stages of around 4 hours. There is always plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful places and unique sights of Tuscany.

Moderate Walking
Moderate Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Walk along the traces of the Medici through gorgeous alleyways and across the bridge Ponte Vecchio to the Piazza della Signoria – the centre and heart of the old part of town.

Hotel example: De la Pace

Your first hiking tour warms the cockles of your heart straight away with all Tuscany has to offer with regards to classical dreamscape: vineyards and forests, as well as old stone houses and high rising cypresses avenues line your way – Tuscany picture-perfect. Greve in Chianti invites you to explore the ‚Laubengänge‘-arcades on the lively Piazza.

Hotel example: Albergo del Chianti

approx. 4 hours
11 km
400 m
300 m

Along remote forest paths you walk past numerous wine-growing estates towards Panzano, a little Etruscan hamlet worth visiting. Then through golden corn fields and via vineyards onwards to Lucarelli, before you take a short bus ride and reach the Medieval Castellina with its historic town wall.

Hotel example: Il Colombaio

approx. 4 hours
11 km
350 m
300 m

Along pilgrims‘ tracks the route leads you along the Via Romea only along a segment of it towards the eternal city. Your Day Finish is the charming town of Siena, renowned for the traditional horse race ‚Palio‘, numerous fantastically preserved city gates dating back to the Middle Ages as well as red-brick buildings along the semi-circular Piazza del Campo.

Hotel example: Hotel Garden

approx. 4.5 hours
16 km
300 m
500 m

Today you are off into the ‚Valle Col d´Elsa‘. Explore the historic fortress complex and marvel at the Medieval architecture of Colle, before you proceed through vineyards and along roaring rivers to the „Manhattan of Tuscany“. Your Day Finish is called San Gimignano, this nick name is due to its silhouette reminding us of a skyline. Take a stroll through the many little alleyways and marvel at the seemingly countless number of towers.

Hotel example: La Cisterna

approx. 4 hours
13 km
350 m
250 m

In the Monte Nero nature reserve you discover green forests and the ‚Cascate della Strolla‘, a little waterfall with crystal-clear water. The ancient salt trade route Via del Sale leads you directly to the alabaster-city Volterra, on your way you pass ancient Etruscan grave chambers that are worth a visit. Discover the Medieval belfry rising high above the city, the panoramic views over the old part of town will fittingly rewards your efforts.

Hotel example: San Lino

approx. 4 hours
11 km
500 m
250 m

As a finale to your hiking week the Tuscan coast awaits with an extensive hiking tour through the Pineta of Cecina, a giant pine tree grove with numerous entwined paths and tracks. Enjoy your final evening in Tuscany with a glass of Chianti looking out onto the turquoise glistening of the Tyrrhenian Sea, whilst the two islands Elba and La Gorgona quietly sink into the sea at the horizon in the crimson evening sun.

Hotel example: Stella Marina

approx. 3 to 4 hours
10 km
0 m
0 m

Tour character

You always walk on well-maintained hiking paths and trails. Daily routes mostly lead you along vineyards, forests and through soft rolling landscape. A good basic fitness level is sufficient for walking times of up to 4.5 hours maximum, there is plenty of time to enjoy the cultural highlight of the one of a kind region in peace and quiet.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Florenz
  Season 1
28.03.2021 - 09.05.2021
20.09.2021 - 10.10.2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 2
10.05.2021 - 13.06.2021
30.08.2021 - 19.09.2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
14.06.2021 - 29.08.2021

Arrival Sunday
Picturesque Tuscany, 8 days, IT-TOWFC-08X
Base price
689.00
729.00
759.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 299.00 299.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels and beautiful Italian lodges ‚Agriturismi‘ (partly with pool)

Season 1
Mar 28, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Season 2
May 10, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 14, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Picturesque Tuscany, 8 days, IT-TOWFC-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
689.00
299.00
729.00
299.00
759.00
299.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels and beautiful Italian lodges ‚Agriturismi‘ (partly with pool)

Season 1
Mar 28, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Season 2
May 10, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
Season 3
Jun 14, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
Florenz
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Cecina Mare
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
79.00
59.00
69.00
35.00
89.00
59.00
85.00
35.00
89.00
59.00
85.00
35.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Florenz
  Season 1
Mar 28, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 2
May 10, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 14, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Florenz
Double room p. P. 79.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 59.00 59.00 59.00
Cecina Mare
Double room p. P. 69.00 85.00 85.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Wine tasting (English)

 

  • Transfer San Gimignano – Ulignano
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available 
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Florence airport, by bus in about 30 minutes to the main train station or you can take a short taxi ride, approx. EUR 25 per journey.
  • Parking: public parking spaces near the hotel, approx. EUR 70 per week. Public car park at the edge of the city, approx. EUR 20 per week. Underground parking spaces approx. approx. EUR 20 to EUR 36 per day. Payable on spot, no reservation in advance possible.
  • Return journey from Cecina Mare to Cecina by bus, from there by train to Florence, duration approx. 2 hours.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus rides (Florence – Gabbiano, Lucarelli – Castellina, Siena, Siena – Colle Val d´Elsa, Saline/Volterra – Cecina), approx. EUR 15 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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