Are you lover of long walks in the open air? So be comfortable and read because this article talks about trekking in Tuscany!
Do you want to have a unique experience? You have to travel through the Via Francigena, which has for years linked various cultures and civilizations. The first to walk it is said to have been the archbishop of Canterbury in the far 990 AD! It’s a nice trip both on foot and by bicycle, many of the stages of Via Francigena are in Tuscany, you can decide whether to spend a weekend, a whole week or maybe if you have little time available even one day along the shorter trails but equally spectacular like that from Pontremoli to Aulla, or from Altopascio to San Miniato or from Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano.
Another area in Tuscany that lends itself to trekking is the wonderful Elba Island!
Spectacular is the itinerary that goes from Rio dell’Elba to the fortress of Jupiter, while on your way you will be able to admire the Volterra Castle, a beautiful fortress that has never been taken, enjoying a panoramic postcard view! Another great itinerary is the one starting from Marciana, arrives on Monte Capanne, the highest peak on the island!
If you love uncontaminated nature and green the Alpi Apuane will offer you unique emotions. For example, going along the itinerary from Casoli to Grotta all’Anda you will pass through beautiful forests, watercourses and caves, truly impressive!
If you are a true trekking fan you must have walked the paths of what is one of the greenest places in Tuscany: Monte Amiata! It is also suitable for mountain bike enthusiasts or even horseback riders! During your journey you can rest in some small towns that are the jewels of Tuscany such as Castiglione d ‘Orcia or Castel del Piano.
One of the most beautiful places in Tuscany where you can get lost in nature is for sure the Parco della Maremma! Many itineraries are at your disposal inside the park, where you will meet so many animals and walk between the wildest nature, up to reaching the sea! The Park includes the plain at the mouth of the Ombrone, the Uccellina Mountains and the splendid Pineta Granducale, a truly unique experience for all trekking lovers.