Trekking Holidays in Tuscany

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Tuscany is a region full of paths that wind along its beautiful landscapes, close to the coasts, the hills, the woods and the mountains where you can go trekking or take relaxing walks to discover nature and breathtaking views, enjoying your sporty holiday. You will find trails in every area of %u200B%u200BTuscany, but the richest areas of trails are those of Garfagnana, Casentino and the hills around Florence. Here we recommend some excursions to do during your trekking holiday in Tuscany .

Trekking along the Via Francigena

The Via Francigena in Tuscany is a journey through nature between the treasures of art and history. It is the ancient journey of the pilgrims that united Canterbury in Rome that crosses all of Tuscany from north to south in 15 stages, passing through Lucca , Siena and the Val d'Orcia towards Rome, crossing the main inhabited centers and sacred places between which San Gimignano . The official route is simple and suitable for everyone, accessible on foot or by bike.

Trekking in Garfagnana

The Via del Volto Santo , is an ancient journey of faith that through the woods and the mountains of Lunigiana and Garfagnana arrives in Lucca . A simple route suitable for everyone that winds along mule tracks and dirt roads, touching villages like Castelnuovo Garfagnana and Barga .

Trekking in the Apuan Alps Park

The Apuane Alps Park includes the mountain complex of the Apuane Alps that stretches from the north to the south-east of the region through Versilia , Lunigiana and Garfagnana . Covered by thick forests and Mediterranean scrub, these mountains feature steep and angular slopes with vertical rock faces and natural stone arches. The most majestic is that of Monte Forato . In the territory of the park you can make beautiful excursions on foot, horseback or mountain-bike along routes of all types and difficulties .

Trekking in the Parco di Migliarino

The Park of Migliarino San Rossore and Massaciuccoli winds along the stretch of coast that crosses the territories of Lucca and Pisa . In the park there are areas of different types ranging from dense forests to swampy areas and rocky walls where walks surrounded by nature. We suggest you the excursion in the Paludetto Nature Reserve , an immense and beautiful reserve where several excursions are organized.

Trekking on Mount Abetone

Mount Abetone is located in the province of Pistoia along the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, and is one of the most famous ski resorts in Tuscany. Invaded by ski enthusiasts during the winter, during the rest of the year it is an ideal place for nature lovers. Here you can complete adventurous trekking routes in contact with the Apennine flora and fauna. To know the paths we suggest you to refer to the map of the CAI Italian Alpine Club which suggests some routes of particular landscape interest and with different difficulties.

The Ring of the Renaissance around Florence

The Ring of the Renaissance is a 170 km trekking and mountain-bike route for everyone, starting and finishing at the Castle of Calenzano, which winds its way through the hills around Florence and traces the ancient road network of Florentine air. Ideal to know the territory surrounding the city and to capture the landscape and cultural inspirations of the great masters of the Renaissance through forests, hills, castles, Roman roads and old monasteries following a specially designed signage.

Trekking in the Casentino Forests

If your level of training is good you can not miss the Great Apennine Excursion which, with 400km divided into 25 stages, is the longest trekking route in Tuscany . A bit 'tiring, but it is worth it for the landscapes and views that gives through the ancient woods of the Casentino Forest Park.

Trekking on Monte Amiata

The Monte Amiata , with its 1736 meters is the highest among the extinct Italian volcanoes. Covered starting from 800 meters from a magnificent forest, facing north-east on the gentle landscapes of the Val d'Orcia , it closes to the east the view of the Maremma , and is within reach from the hills of Grosseto . It is an ideal environment for trekking lovers who can easily walk through the woods following a dense network of trails designed on ancient tracks of mushroom-seekers and woodsmen that connect the villages to the surrounding area. The main path is the ring of Monte Amiata , a circular route of about 30 km that runs around the volcanic cone at an altitude between 1050 and 1300 m.

For nature excursions, see also the Italian National Parks . Choose among our proposals for Farmhouse, B & B, Apartments and Holiday Homes the most suitable for your trekking holiday in Tuscany .

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