Europe

Tuscany Hiking Trip

Basic travel information

Hiking week in Tuscany, Italy. The idyllic countryside of central Italy, Tuscany with its beautiful hills and historic sites, perhaps offers Italy at its best, away from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

The Tuscan region is known worldwide for its picturesque landscapes: the countryside dominated by cereal fields, flower meadows and cypresses is dotted with medieval hilltop villages and historic small towns. On a hike in Tuscany, we take light day trips through the countryside, while exploring medieval and Renaissance villages and towns, as well as the wine and food culture of the area. We travel to Italy on Finnair direct flights, and we stay comfortably on the way at a local rural tourism farm.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – HELSINKI – TUSCANY

Direct flight from Helsinki-Vantaa to Rome. Transfer from the airport to the Tuscan region, the village of Chianciano Terme in the province of Siena and the Val d’Orcia valley. We will stay here during the trip in an idyllic rural farm. Our joint welcome dinner consists mainly of the farm’s own products. (I)

ACCOMMODATION IN
AGRITURISMO LA PIETRICCIA

DAY 2 – CHIANCIANO TERME

Our first day of hiking takes us through the farms, forests and vineyards nearby of our accommodation. At the same time, we get to know the production of fruit, olive oil and truffles, for example. Walking about 4h, 15km. (OH)

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
AGRITURISMO LA PIETRICCIA

DAY 3 – PIETRAPORCIANA

Our second day of hiking is the Pietraporciana Nature Reserve in the beautiful Val d’Orcia Valley, where we explore rural landscapes, historic sites and small villages. From the top of Pietraporciana (847m) there are beautiful views of the Val d’Orcia valley, whose landscapes are at their most typical of Tuscany. Walking about 5h, 16km. (OH)

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
AGRITURISMO LA PIETRICCIA

DAY 4 – CHIANCIANO TERME

Morning free time to relax or visit on your own, for example at nearby hot springs. The afternoon program includes a cooking school that prepares local Tuscan delicacies in a slow food spirit. At the same time, we get to see our accommodation’s own products and plantations. (OH)

ACTIVITIES
COOKING SCHOOL

ACCOMMODATION IN
AGRITURISMO LA PIETRICCIA

DAY 5 – MONTEPULCIANO

The destination of the day’s hiking trip is the medieval Montepulciano, known for its quality wines, which is a very typical Tuscan, historic town built on a hill. We walk around Montepulciano in the beautiful Tuscan countryside and vineyards for about 5h, 15km, after which we explore the city. Return to our familiar accommodation at the end of the afternoon. (OH)

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
AGRITURISMO LA PIETRICCIA

DAY 6 – PIENZA, BAGNO VIGNONI

On the last day of the hike, there are two highlights of the Val d’Orcia region: Pienza and Bagno Vignoni. We first explore the Renaissance city of Pienza, surrounded by typical Tuscan countryside with picturesque landscapes and hills. We hiked from Pienza to the historic spa town of Bagno Vignon, where the ancient Etruscans, and of course the Romans, relaxed in the spas. Walking approx. 4h, 11km. (OH)

ACTIVITIES
HIKING

ACCOMMODATION IN
AGRITURISMO LA PIETRICCIA

DAY 7 – TUSCANY – HELSINKI

Transfer to Rome airport and return flight home.

MEALS: [A] BREAKFAST [L] LUNCH [I] DINNER

Tuscany hiking trip