Tuscany Walking Holidays

Walking tours under the Tuscan sun

Tuscany Walking Tours

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Walking on Tuscan path
Sant Antimo Montalcino church and olive tree. Orcia, Tuscany, It
Beautiful alley in Tuscany, Old town Montepulciano, Italy
relaxed adventure woman hiker hiking in Tuscany
Crete senesi
Aerial view over city of Siena
Casale Marittimo village, vineyards and landscape in Maremma. Tuscany, Italy.
Scenic view of Montichiello, Siena, Italy
9 days / 8 nights
Moderate
Unearth the tranquil allure of Italy's heartland from Montepulciano to Siena, a sensory journey through time-honoured towns and idyllic landscapes.
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female hiker walking across tuscany hills
A man sipping a glass of Chianti wine with breathtaking views of Tuscany - Italian region famous for its picturesque landscapes and excellent wines -  ai generative
Chianti hills with vineyards and cypress. Tuscan Landscape between Siena and Florence. Italy
Culinary delights in siena
Woman is walking in a tuscan countryside
Sunset view of Florence and Duomo. Italy
Siena city skyline, countryside and rolling hills. Tuscany, Italy
Uffizi Gallery. Piazza degli Uffizi square in the early Sunny autumn morning. Florence, Tuscany, Italy
8 days / 7 nights
Leisurely to Moderate
From:
945€
/person
Embark on a journey through the Chianti region, a land renowned for its artistic heritage, architectural marvels, delectable wines, and unique landscapes.
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San Miniato bell tower of the cathedral. Pisa, Tuscany Italy Europe.
Pellegrini in cammino lungo la Via Francigena
Monteroni d'Arbia, route of the via francigena. Winding road. Siena, Tuscany. Italy
Landscape along via Francigena with Mud road, fields, trees and vineyard.  Sign showing the direction of Monteroni d'Arbia, route of the via francigena. Siena province, Tuscany. Italy, Europe.
Beautiful view of Dome and campanile of Siena Cathedral, Duomo di Siena, and Old Town of medieval city of Siena at gorgeous sunset, Tuscany, Italy
Pilgrims walking on the path to San Gimignano trough woods and yellow bushes. Solo Backpacker Trekking on the Via Francigena from Lucca to Siena. Walking between nature, history, churches,
Abbadia Isola, Monteriggioni - Toscana
San Gimignano - Toskana
9 days / 8 nights
Moderate to Challenging
From:
1,045€
/person
Experience the timeless beauty of Tuscany on the historic Via Francigena, a journey through picturesque landscapes, charming hamlets, and UNESCO-listed towns.
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Siena city skyline, countryside and rolling hills. Tuscany, Italy
Cortona, Calcinaio Church
Medieval Street
Trasimeno lake panoramic view,Castiglione del lago fortress, Umbria, Italy
Scenic Tuscany landscape at sunrise, Val d'Orcia, Italy
Oak barrels in an old wine cellar.
Perugia Via dell Acquedotto
Siena
10 days / 9 nights
Leisurely
From:
2,089€
/person
Discover Italy's heartland on foot, strolling through vineyards, exploring mediaeval towns, and savouring local delicacies across Tuscany and Umbria.
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One Man hiker hiking alone climbing down a steep mountain path in winter. Taken from distance. Matte high contrast effect
View of the Apuan Alps from the Pisa Tower - Italy
Alpi Apuane view from Monte Prana - Pania secca and Pania di Corfino
Blick auf die Alte BrĂĽcke und die Altstadt von Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in der Toskana in Italien
Vagli di Sotto village on Lago di Vagli, Vagli lake, Tuscany, It
smiling woman in floral dress exploring attractions
Idyllic landscape with the village of Poggio and the Apuan Alps in the background. Province of Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy.
Alpi Apuane, trekking sul M. Altissimo 2
8 days / 7 nights
Leisurely to Moderate
From:
2,239€
/person
Experience the embrace of luxury in Tuscany's hidden gem, the valley of Garfagnana, with our meticulously curated self-guided walking holidays.

About Tuscany Walking Holidays

Step into the world of Tuscany Walking Holidays, where the rolling hills whisper tales of the past and the cypress trees sway in rhythm with the wind.

Our walking holidays are tailored to suit every pace and preference — from demanding to easy walking holidays in Tuscany. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll through the vineyards of Chianti or a more challenging hike up the rugged hills of the Apuan Alps, we’ve got you covered.

So, stop and think for a minute: isn’t it about time that you experience the authentic tastes of Tuscany, from the famous Pecorino cheese of Pienza to the exquisite wines of Montepulciano?

We’ll handle all the logistics, from booking comfortable accommodations to arranging transfers for you and your luggage. As such, you can immerse yourself in the local culture without a worry in the world.

On our self-guided walking tours in Tuscany, we equip you with a personalised booklet containing a detailed itinerary, GPS navigation for your hikes, and recommendations for the best local experiences.

Or, we can provide a guide upon request. With Tuscany Walking Holidays, stress-free travel isn’t just a promise — it’s a guarantee.

Tuscany’s Must-Visit Towns

1. Florence

Sunset view of Florence and Duomo. Italy

The cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is a treasure trove of art and architecture.

2. Siena

Piazza del Campo in Siena

Known for its mediaeval brick buildings and the famous Palio horse race, Siena is a step back in time.

3. Montepulciano

montepulciano

Nestled among rolling hills, Montepulciano is renowned for its Renaissance architecture and exquisite wine.

4. Pienza

Spectacular Tuscany cityscape and blooming red poppies, Pienza, Italy, Europe

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Pienza is a jewel of Renaissance architecture with stunning views of the Val d’Orcia and the best Pecorino cheese in the entire Italy.

5. San Gimignano

Vineyards of San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

Known as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages, San Gimignano’s skyline is punctuated by towering mediaeval skyscrapers.

The Allure of Walking in Tuscany

Tuscany, a region steeped in history and culture, is a tapestry of ancient towns, vineyard-laden hills, and sun-drenched fields. Picture yourself wandering through the cobblestone streets of Florence, the heart of the Renaissance, or exploring the mediaeval charm of Siena, where every street is a journey back in time.

This is the land of the Renaissance, Chianti wine, and landscapes that have inspired artists for centuries — from Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo.

As you pass through the ancient villages, you’ll be captivated by the rich tapestry of history unfolding before your eyes. Each stone, each path, and each building tells a story of a time long past yet still very much alive in the hearts and minds of the locals. Just imagine stepping into the world of Tuscany, a world where history whispers in the wind and beauty blooms in every corner.

HASSLE-FREE

We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

TRUSTED BY MANY

We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.

TRIED & TESTED ADVENTURES

Only the best walking tours in Tuscany, cherry-picked by our team with an in-depth knowledge of the region.

UNBEATABLE SUPPORT

Our 24/7 customer support is where we show our passion, bringing you a better experience by making your well-being our number one priority.

Things to know

Our walking holidays in Tuscany are primarily focused on leisurely exploration, offering a delightful experience without significant elevation gain. However, it’s important to note that certain stages of the Via Francigena can be quite long. In addition, we also offer other holiday options that include more demanding hikes. Regardless of the holiday you choose, we aim to provide a high-quality experience catering to different fitness levels. So, whether you prefer leisurely strolls through the picturesque Tuscan countryside or more demanding hikes to push your limits, we have options to suit your preferences and ensure a fulfilling journey.

Absolutely! Our hiking holidays are designed to be inclusive and can be enjoyed by people of various age groups, including children. Most of our tours do not include technically demanding terrain. We believe in the importance of providing opportunities for children to embrace the outdoors and experience the joys of hiking. While a minimum age of eight is recommended to ensure safety and engagement, our tours are generally suitable for individuals who possess basic physical capabilities and can comfortably walk for a few hours daily.

For our walking tours, we highly recommend wearing sturdier hiking shoes that provide ample support, particularly during long hiking days and on uneven terrain. Hiking shoes are designed specifically for outdoor activities, offering features such as sturdy soles, enhanced traction, and ankle support. They are well-suited to handle various terrains, including gravel paths, rocky trails, and uneven surfaces commonly encountered during our walking tours. Opting for appropriate footwear ensures comfort and stability and minimises the risk of foot fatigue or potential injuries.

We highly recommend making an advance booking to ensure accommodation availability. Securing your reservation early increases the likelihood of obtaining your preferred options. If you wait until the start of the season or during the season, availability in hotels and apartments may be limited, and we may not be able to guarantee your desired arrangements.

It’s important to be aware that accommodations at the destinations are in high demand, especially during the summer season. To secure your preferred type of housing, we strongly recommend booking early. By doing so, you increase the likelihood of obtaining the accommodation that best suits your preferences. While the availability of specific lodging options may vary, we assure you that we will make every effort to provide you with the most suitable accommodations based on your preferences. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your stay is comfortable and enjoyable, and we strive to meet your specific requirements to the best of our ability.

Our tours are meticulously planned and designed to be easily navigated by independent travelers. The destinations are well-marked and accessible, allowing you to explore at your own pace. As such, it is unlikely that you will require a guide during your tour.

To ensure you have all the necessary information and guidance, we provide a comprehensive handout that covers essential details about the routes, points of interest, and practical tips. This enables you to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a self-guided holiday, where you can fully immerse yourself in the experience and discover the beauty of each destination at your leisure.

However, if you prefer to have a guide accompany you during the tours, we are more than happy to accommodate your request. Simply let us know in advance, and we will make the necessary arrangements to provide you with a knowledgeable guide who can enhance your journey with insightful commentary and assistance.

The best time to go on a walking holiday in Tuscany is during the early spring and fall seasons. During these periods, the weather is pleasant, and the crowds are fewer, allowing for a more tranquil and enjoyable experience.

In the early spring, typically from March to May, you can witness the region come alive with vibrant blossoms and lush greenery. The temperatures are mild, making it perfect for exploring the picturesque landscapes of Tuscany on foot. Additionally, the tourist crowds are relatively smaller during this time, providing you with a more intimate and serene setting to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings.

Similarly, the fall season, from September to November, offers a delightful time to visit. The weather remains pleasant, with comfortable temperatures ideal for walking and exploring. The autumn colours add a captivating charm to the landscapes, creating a picturesque backdrop for your walking tour. With fewer visitors compared to the peak summer months, you can fully appreciate the tranquillity and authenticity of the region.

It’s worth noting that the summer months in Tuscany, particularly July, and August, can be quite hot and crowded. While the region maintains its allure during this time, the higher temperatures and increased tourist influx may impact your overall experience. However, if you plan accordingly and take precautions against the heat and the crowds, summer can still offer enjoyable walking opportunities in Tuscany.

In cases of light rain or mild weather disturbances, hiking can often still be safely managed as long as it does not pose any significant risks. The stunning landscapes of Tuscany can take on a unique charm under a drizzle, offering a different perspective and an enchanting experience.

However, in situations where the weather becomes more severe, such as heavy rainstorms or thunderstorms, our team will assess the situation and make appropriate adjustments to ensure your safety. This may involve modifying the planned routes, seeking shelter, or postponing the activity until the weather improves.

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