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Walking in Tuscany

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4.9 Based on 45 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7843
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Lucca, Italy
  • Ends Lucca, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Five wonderful daywalks through Tuscany's idyllic mountains
  • Challenging walks on certain weeks
  • Stay in a beautifully situated Tuscan farmhouse with swimming pool
  • Opportunity to visit Lucca on the free day
Start and end in Lucca, the "Walking In Tuscany" tour is a guided trekking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Orecchiella National Park, Pruno, Braccicorti and 8 other destinations in Italy. "Walking In Tuscany" is a small group tour 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.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Braccicorti
  • Day 2: Walk through the Orecchiella N.P. to Pania di Corfino (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: Appennino Tosco-Emiliano N.P. and the summit of Monte Prado (Activity Level 3)
  • Day 8: End Braccicorti.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, five picnic lunches, five dinners
Transport
  • All transport and activities
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - limited availability)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local taxes (approximately €10 per person)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.9 - 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 the tour operator in the past, for the first time a very challenging weeks walking was actually delivered. This was our first time in... Read more
  • 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... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 18 2019
5 - Excellent
A brilliant holiday
We have walked many times on holidays with the tour operator 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... Read more
  • 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 this tour operator. My initial contact with the company was very positive and as soon as I booked my excitement began. The Agriturismo... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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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 11 February 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 February 2023, 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 traveling 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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit Italy?

    The best time to visit Italy is between the months of April and June as well as from September to October. The weather on the Italian Peninsula during these months is ideal for going out on sightseeing tours, hiking, and exploring treasures stretching from Palermo to the lagoons of Venice. Traveling to Italy during July and August is avoided by many because of the summer heat and crowds, while the period between November to March sees the fewest visitors in big cities. However, these months coincide with the prime skiing season in the Alps, while southern parts of Italy, such as Sicily, remain relatively warm during this time of year. Find more information here.

  • Will I need a visa to travel to Italy?

    Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Japan can visit Italy (along with the free-movement zone of Schengen in the EU) for 90 days as tourists without requiring a visa.

  • Is an Italian holiday expensive? How do the ATMs work in Italy? What is the currency of Italy?

    While it is true that Italy is not an expensive destination, it is not exactly a budget destination either. Your vacation funds will go much further in Italy than they would in Scandinavia or the UK, with daily budgets of around USD150 per person sufficient for mid-range travelers who do not want to miss out on any of the country’s most important sights. Most banks have ATM machines (called bancomat) with English language options. All you need to do is look for the US or the UK flag. Plus, most machines accept both Visa and Mastercard. Please keep in mind that you will withdraw your cash in euros, with EUR1 slightly more than its USD equivalent.

  • Is English spoken in Italy? Should I learn communication phrases in Italy?

    It was not too long ago that finding anyone who spoke English in Italy was an ordeal. This is not the case anymore. Most people in the cities have some understanding of the language, although numbers decrease as you move further into the countryside. Therefore, it is better to know a few basic phrases in Italian (per favore means please and grazi means thank you) if you are heading for the country. This will not only make your stay in the country easier but also ensure that you show respect to the people and their culture.

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