Walking Holidays in Tuscany: Florence Hiking - Borgo La Casaccia

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We offer a perfect base for walking holidays in Tuscany featuring wide variety of itineraries for hikers and strollers of all levels. Starting from routes for hiking around Florence you can explore scenic paths crossing local farms, vineyards and picturesque local valleys climb the hills and wander into the untouched nature of enchanting Tuscany valleys away from road traffic.

It doesn’t matter if you explore walking routes of Tuscany for the first time or proceed towards exploration of new hidden routes, walking holidays in Tuscany offer plenty of destinations for your favourite outdoor activities. Local map of walking routes in Tuscany provides a wide choice of destinations and tour duration from one-day hiking up to long-distance trekking for sophisticated enthusiasts.

Hiking in Tuscany near Siena you will not be disappointed with a choice of pilgrim and both short or long-term trails featuring Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino and more picturesque locations all to discover. Walks around San Gimignano represent a special occasion for outdoor lovers appreciating Tuscany and its naturalistic and cultural heritage.

Our staff will help you with any additional information about Tuscany hiking trails and destinations that will suit your walking holidays in the best way.

Scheduled day :  Tuesday

Meeting Point :  Montaione, Piazza Gramsci at 09.00 o’clock

Duration Time :  2,5/3 hours

The hike starts at the parking lot in Montaione, Piazza Gramsci, where you can easily leave your car. We meet there Tuesday at 09.00 o’clock.                                                      

The total distance to be walked is around 9km and it will take us approximately around 3 hours. Due to the fact that most parts of the hike are along shady trails, it is even in summertime a good hike also for less experienced hikers. Solid shoes are recommended though.

From our meeting point we start to walk down towards the Egola river, leaving the village behind us, using pathways along olive trees. Once arrived at the Egola Valley, we continue along the river, crossing it a few times and enjoying the peaceful nature surrounding us. During spring and autumn the river runs more water than in summertimes but the special atmosphere and character of this hike remains the same, thanks to the unique flora and fauna of this place. After passing an uphill part we will reach the Roman Cistern, an important archeological site of Montaione, from where we have one of the best views over the village and the surroundings. Another trail through our oaks woods brings us back to the village, and just the last part will be on asphalt before reaching the roundabout of Montaione. From here it’s just another 15 minutes and we are back to our starting point. To round up our tour in the nicest way, we have the possibility to enjoy some ice-cream or cappuccino together in Montaione.

         Distance:                                                        ca. 9km

         Level:                                                             Intermediate

         Altitude:                                                      260m ▲ und 260m ▼

         Duration of the Hike / Walking time:               3h / 2,5h

         What you need:                                                           Solid Shoes & Sun Protection & Drinking water

                                                                                   (1,5l for each person)

Price:  Euro 13,00 € per person (children allowed over 10 years)

Minimum Number of participants: 6 - Maximum number of participants:  20

For a good organization we ask you to kindly confirm within  Monday at 10h00

N.B. The Excursion  will  be  confirmed  or cancelled  until  Monday  at  11h00