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Walking in Tuscany

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5.0 Based on 45 Reviews
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  • Trekking
  • Hiking
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Braccicorti, Italy
  • Ends Braccicorti, Italy
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  • Five wonderful daywalks through Tuscany's idyllic mountains
Start and end in Braccicorti, the "Walking In Tuscany" trip is a guided trekking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Pruno, Casone, Monte Sumbra and 7 other destinations in Italy. "Walking In Tuscany" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

The Garfagnana region, close to the gems of Lucca, Pisa and Florence, is one of Italy's best-kept secrets and the perfect base for guided walking holidays in Tuscany. The area’s astonishing landscape is a far cry from the rolling hills of southern Tuscany as it lies between the striking peaks of the Alpi Apuane and Apennine mountain ranges, providing us with ample hiking opportunities which, along with picturesque mountaintop and lakeside villages and the warm local hospitality, make for a wonderful trip. Certain dates include more challenging trekking and incorporate one night in a mountain refuge.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 45 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 03 2019
5 - Excellent
Well Delivered Challenging Walking in a Beautiful Area
“We did the challenging week in early September. Having done many 'challenging' holidays with Exodus in the past, for the first time a very challenging weeks walking was actually delivered. This was our first time in Tuscany and from the moment we got off the plane at Pisa we were taken with the area. The accommodation was idyllic and the surrounding scenery stunning. The day trip by train to Lucca was well worth it and very interesting.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 27 2019
5 - Excellent
Magical mountains in Italy
“This beautiful undiscovered corner of northern Tuscany was both a delight and a surprise, and especially gorgeous in all its autumn glory. If you love mountains and views come here. If you love trees, they make the walking even better. There are Medieval villages too and gorgeous local food and wine. Perhaps a little more strenuous than other grade 3 trips, but with a good pair of boots, walking poles, lovely Braccicorti cooking in your belly and the best guide ever, you will reach heights, literally, you hadn't imagined. With two exceptions, all of our group were 60+ and it was all achievable and a good challenging mixture of climbs and descents (with a fine hostelry at the end in most cases!)The walks were all interesting and varied in the amazing geography of Garfagnana with a brilliant day out to Lucca in the middle of the week. Don't hesitate - just go there!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 18 2019
5 - Excellent
A brilliant holiday
“We have walked many times on Exodus holidays and this rated at the top of our list of many great holidays. We chose a challenging week and were very pleased that we had. Braccacorti as a base was a delight - views across the valley to distant mountains, really comfortable and delicious food (and plenty of it!). The walking was as it had been described in the brochure - challenging but so rewarding and so varied.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 02 2019
5 - Excellent
Everything I could have hoped for.
“This was my first holiday abroad for several years as well as my first booking with Exodus. My initial contact with the company was very positive and as soon as I booked my excitement began. The Agriturismo Braccicorti was idyllic and food was both plentiful and delicious (and washed down with Braccicorti wine). As for my fellow travellers, you couldn't have chosen a more like-minded group. I can't wait to start planning my next holiday.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Braccicorti
  • Day 2: Transfer to the village of Pruno; walk through the Orecchiella N.P. to Pania di Corfino; descend via 16th century Campiana village. (Activity Level 3)
  • Day 3: Apuane National Park to Monte Sumbra. (Activity Level 3)
  • Day 4: Circular walk from Braccicorti to mediaeval market town Castiglione di Garfagnana. (Activity Level 3)
  • Day 5: Free day to visit Lucca, the Cinque Terre, Florence or Pisa.
  • Day 6: Campocatino and San Viviano's Hermitage. (Activity Level 3)
  • Day 7: Drive to Casone; head through beech forest into the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano N.P. to the summit of Monte Prado. (Activity Level 3)
  • Day 8: End Braccicorti.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation All transport and activities
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches, 5 dinners
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Braccicorti are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Walking in Tuscany tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in Tuscany tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 05 February 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 05 February 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking in Tuscany tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Walking in Tuscany tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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