Enjoying day hikes in stunning countryside, tasting local specialties, savouring home-cooked meals, relaxing at our authentic countryside accommodations
The difference between a tourist and a traveller? Tourists visit. Travellers explore. And once you’ve seen, smelled, felt, and tasted northern Tuscany, you’ll want to devour as much of it as possible. This journey into Garfagnana – one of Italy’s top trekking regions – offers plenty of exercise for mind, body, and soul alike. Over seven days, you’ll hike the unspoiled mountains by day, learn to prepare delicious local cuisine in the evening, and put your well-used feet up at the end of it all to soak in the simple pleasures of country life.
- 4 local hikes. Visit to traditional produce suppliers. Home-cooking experience. 5 home-cooked local dinners.
- 6 Breakfasts, 5 dinners (Allow EUR120-150 for meals not included)
- Hotel (1 nt), Locally owned Villa (5 nts)
- Walking, train, minivan/car
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
- Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 8
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Day 1 Rome
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Garfagnana (1B,1D)
Morning orientation walk around Rome. Travel by train to Tuscany and transfer to the agriturismo which is home for the rest of the week. Take a short walk to the village of Sambuca.
Day 3 Garfagnana (1B,1D)
After a short transfer, start with a 5-hr hike through the mountain trails and villages. After time for an optional village lunch, return to the agriturismo in the afternoon. There is time this evening to visit the village of Castelnuovo.
Day 4 Garfagnana (1B,1D)
Starting at the trail head, hike to the abandoned village of Colle di Favilla and learn about how life once was. Continue to the Moscata refuge for views across the mountains before returning to the agriturismo after lunch.
Day 5 Garfagnana (1B,1D)
Travel into the mountains to see corn milled in the traditional local style. After seeing the local livestock and how the farmers in the area work, head off for a short hike in the afternoon.
Day 6 Garfagnana (1B,1D)
An early start today, with a hike uphill through forests and into open countryside. After a lunch break, head back down through the mountains enjoying the stunning scenery around. Follow a natural stone wall as you walk down through the mountains.
Day 7 Garfagnana (1B)
A transfer back to the main train station is provided. Please book any onward travel after 3:00pm.
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