Discover Tuscany's most authentic heart away-from-the-crowds and off-beaten-path: hiking across the gorgeous Chianti countryside! Available for a small group of select guests our signature Hiking and Picnic leads you through flower-filled meadows and along silent country roads, into country estates and wineries.
Hiking in Tuscany: immerse yourself in the pristine natural environment and admire some of the world's most heavenly views enjoying the privilege of a small group experience. Depart downtown Florence aboard our minivan for a pleasant 20-minute drive. As a first stop visit an ancient olive oil mill along the way: part of a noble countryside estate it boasts both ancient features and modern technology, and produces delicious gourmet extra-virgin olive oil. Learn about the centuries-old olive oil tradition and the pressing process, enjoy tasting the unique, full, flavor of the estate oil. A real Tuscan treat! Then meet your dedicated hiking guide, a knowledgeable and friendly environmental expert, and set off for a memorable journey along a superbly varied trail. Hike up soft sloping hills and down to verdant valleys dotted by olive trees and vineyards. Admire the diversity of the rock formations you see - limestone, arenaria and terracotta - and learn their characteristics.
Enjoy a welcome break in the cool shade of centuries-old oak trees and cypresses to relax and sample a delicious picnic snack, and hike on, to reach your final stop: a charming, small, boutique winery. Explore the small amazing cellar where their exceptional wines are produced, learn all about wine production techniques, and the secrets that lie behind the most precious blends. At the end of the Tuscany walking tour, savor a typical Tuscan lunch: specialty local dishes served paired with the extraordinary blends of the winery you visited. Transfer comfortably back to Florence aboard our minivan.
Each participant will receive the official hat
Time to relax before getting back to the city center by minivan.
Trail: 5 miles hike (about 8 Kms); hilly terrain
Hiking time: approx. 2.5 hours
Terrain: mostly dirt patch roads, forest path, grassland.
Please note that this tour is not suitable for children under 13 yo.
EVERY DAY at 9:30am
Approx. 5.5 hours
APRIL to OCTOBER
Price Notes: EUR 99 p.p. (age 13+) / students 10% disc.
FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
Please note that this tour is not suitable for children under 13.
Please note that Italy's law doesn't permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
We recommend good walking shoes (no flip-flops!), a sporty outfit, as well as a sunscreen.
This tour runs rain or shine.
In case of heavy rain we reserve the final decision to stop the hiking and proceed in the comfort of a minivan instead. No refund will be granted in this case