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Walking Wild Tuscany

Starts: Airport Pisa, Italy
Finishes: Airport Pisa, Italy

Visit: Airport Pisa, Corfino, Lucca, Airport Pisa

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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With its breath-taking mountain ranges, rich alpine meadows, mountain flowers, charming villages, medieval towns, vineyards and olive groves, the wild and dramatic Garfagnana is one of Italy's best kept secrets and the perfect region for an Italian walking holiday. Fondly known as Wild Tuscany, this jaw-dropping landscape is home to the striking peaks of the Alpi Apuane and Apennine mountain ranges. This stunning area is also known for its mouth-watering food which well enjoy alongside picnic lunches bursting with fresh and colourful local produce. Our home for the week is a renovated organic farm complete with swimming pool and acres of colourful meadows, vineyards, a vegetable garden and woodland to explore. Each day well walk through rich forests, pass crystal-clear lakes, explore timeless villages and hike through hidden valleys before enjoying the dramatic peaks in the Alpi Apuane. During the week therell be time to visit the exquisite walled gem of Lucca with towering walls, elegant piazzas and magnificence cathedral. This excellent walking holiday combines fantastic food, wonderful accommodation and excellent walking to show you the very best of Italys Wild Tuscany.

Highlights

    • Wine tasting, pizza making and sample mouth-watering dishes of the Garfagnana
    • Chestnut forests, alpine meadows and the high peaks of the Apennines range
    • Stay in a traditional Garfagnana farmhouse for an authentic Italian experience
    • Excellent walking and visit the medieval gem of Castiglione di Garfagnana

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 145753
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Airport Pisa, Italy
Finishes: Airport Pisa, Italy
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A professional local leader
  • Single group transfers between Pisa Airport and the group hotel
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • Meals according to the Meal Plan
  • All transport required by the itinerary (excluding optional excursions)

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,520 ($190/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Itinerary

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Italy Pisa, Grottorotondo, Apuane Alps, Pania Di Corfino, Appenines, Panias, Matanna, Monte Giovo
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Sharon  

Expected a gentle stroll over rolling Tuscan hills in warm, late summer weather but got full-on mountain hiking in atrocious weather however the fabulous accommodation and wonderful food and hospitality made up for the unanticipated elements! The walking can be demanding - especially if you have a fit group and with some scrambling and ridge walking is not for the inexperienced. Our trip leader was more than capable and also great company. The single-centre trip allows people to miss a day's walking and stay at the farm so it can be as relaxing as you want. Tips - bring full waterproofs in case you have as bad weather as I had and definitely bring mosquito repellent!

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Fiona D  

This trip was absolutely excellent. It was a divine setting and the food was amazing. The support crew were outstanding. The pace and itinerary were absolutely ideal for me and what I'd booked. There was great care and attention to detail made, making the whole trip brilliant. our guide Lindsay Cannon was outstanding. She taught me (I've walked for 25 years ) a couple of tips and really knows her stuff. Plus she has a lovely manner too. Words in a brochure cannot do justice to the hospitality we received and the walking experience. Thanks both to the venue and the guide. A truly amazing holiday.

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Jane L  

The hiking was great. Very rewarding hiking to peaks. Great weather helped a lot. Nice van to ride in to the trail heads. The villa was a great escape. I had been traveling in large Italian cities for 2 weeks prior. The villa was a great haven. Lovely rooms and living and kitchen area.

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Ineen M  

The holiday was really enjoyable and it exceeded expectations. I most enjoyed the walks in fantastic mountains, the leadership, the company of fellow walkers, the perfect weather. I was really pleased to have Lindsey as my leader again. Once again she was excellent and helped to make the trip fantastic! Great accommodation in beautiful surroundings. Our guides worked hard to make us very welcome at Lavacchio.

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Elizabeth N  

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I usually go for more 'hardcore' treks but on this occasion I was looking for a more relaxing experience. The whole week (hiking, scenery, accommodation, food, company) all met and far exceeded my expectations. I can't recommend this trip enough. A relaxing change for seasoned Trekkers or a great introduction for the uninitiated. Everything was great. Amazing accommodation, great food, good walking, great guide. Our accommodation was fabulous at Lavacchio. A real gem. Luxurious, but homely. Our hosts were extremely good hosts and made us feel like personal guests without being over-bearing. The quality of food was amazing! Delicious, healthy, homemade and homegrown where possible. Lindsay our guide was fabulous. Very, very personable. Great fun and a true outdoor professional. Always totally aware of the needs of each member of the group. She made the trip a real success!

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Sally and Jim P  

The walking was excellent and very varied. The farmhouse accommodation was unique and very enjoyable. We had an excellent leader and we felt very well cared for.

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