If you landed on our website www.outoftheboxflorence.com is cause you love nature, wine tasting, beer tasting, hiking/trekking, unique, special and out of the box experiences in Tuscany, Florence e Cinque Terre. Here we talk about advices and routes for trekking in Tuscany.
Here, we write a few words about our wonderful magic region of Tuscany and its walks or hikes. The land of ancient knowledge and great landscapes.
For us Tuscany is also a region of great walks, not only arts and lifestyle. The 2 most important walks of Italy “The Francigena way” and “Le Vie Romee” are passing through wonderful unique landscapes of Tuscany.
Plus there are uncountable paths and trails crossing every corner. Just have a look at www.cai.it, the Italian Alpine Club, to have an idea of how many marked paths, walks, hikes you can find in Tuscany and near Florence.
The website is sending you to the related section of CAI in charge of that specific territory you want to visit. So better take a proper look at the Tuscany map and then move forward to investigate the area you are interested in for detailed maps, Gps files, tracks etc.
I suggest you look at the CAI-toscana facebook page to have constant updates about temporary closures or paths not used anymore to be fully sure you are planning the right itinerary. Just google it and links will come to you.
SO.F.T. (Sorgenti di Firenze trekking), They include paths on the Florentine Appenine mountains. Very close to Florence and pass through a rural mountain friendly environment. It is connnected with a bigger project, a long hiking trip called G.E.A.(grande escursione appenninica).
This Hike is more than 400km, it starts in Liguria with Alta Via dei Monti Liguri and ends in the Marche region passing through Umbria and Tuscany. Most of the paths, trails are on the ridge of the mountains, so expect a beautiful 360 degrees view and a landscape that is constantly changing. A lifetime trip where you can full-fill yourself and maybe better organize it with a couple of good friends so time will fly on this stunning crossing hiking path.
If you are looking for a hike or a trek near Florence, better be precise, that goes all around Florence you must take a look at the “Anello del Rinascimento” hiking path.
It’s marvelous and goes all around the city of Florence, you will have a constant view on the city and the valley of the Arno and more. It’s 100km project but definitely worth it, once in a lifetime hike in Tuscany and Florence.
The long famous Francigena way, the European response to the busy Camino de Santiago. I mean they are both Europeans but the first needed more help and support From Europe to be promoted and put on track for years. Now it’s fully working and many pilgrims and tourists take this walk to cross half of Europe. It starts in Canterbury(UK) and crosses France touching beautiful places before arriving in Tuscany where you can hike in rolling hills, abandoned castles, abbeys, monasteries, Hostels. Towns like San Miniato, San Gimignano, Lucca, Siena, Pisa, Rome and etc are crossed by the Francigena Way. It’s still pretty much undiscovered and unrated compared to the famous Camino de Santiago and still very authentic because you can still sleep and stay in historical accommodations restored just to put on track the trail. So it will be all up to you to walk, hike, trek the 1.800 km of this European Camino.
Le “Vie Romee”, another great walk in Tuscany. There are many variations of this Vie Romee. I remind you of the original website www.vieromee.it for a better idea. Between all those you can choose, I pick the Vie Romee Senese. You can walk almost on white old roads, vineyards, castles, Etruscan ruins, Roman ruins, little farming villages and great landscapes all around. It has been recently remarked so it’s easier to stay on track and move on to the next target.
Starts in Florence, from Ponte vecchio you take Porta Romana and then head towards Siena where it ends and you can continue to Rome along the Francigena way.
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