Tuscany Hike and San Gimignano from Florence

An active Adventure
Per person 140

Description

Walking in the historically rich area of Tuscany is an unforgettable experience, where nature lives in perfect harmony with mankind and hidden monuments testify a past still surprisingly present. Combine this with a dose of the magnificent Tuscan sunshine and enjoy a wonderful morning in touch with the nature and history.Give your mind a peaceful rest from the noise of the crowded towns, follow your expert guide on a pleasant walk along the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrim route for the first time plotted down by the Arcbishop ‘Sigeric the serious’ of Canterbury on his return from Rome in the 9th century and considered the main artery to Rome throughout the middle ages. This route, that has for centuries been a highway of men and emotions, a spiritual pilgrimage and a wealthy trade route, has been forgotten and almost entirely relegated to history by the modern paved car roads. Only recently the route has been brought back from the grip of modernity and is today enjoyed by many pilgrims and hikers alike. Experience the beauty of the mixture between the Tuscan countryside and the glory of its medieval past, still present in its wonderfully preserved castles, villages and ruins.Arrive to Monteriggioni after an 8km hike; here you will enjoy a guided tasting of local organic wines (included) and have some leisure to explore the fortress and the surrounding area at your own pace. Continue to a nearby panoramic spot for a fresh picnic lunch with wine.

In the afternoon continue to the hill town of San Gimgnano, one of the most characteristic Tuscany’s Hill-Towns with its many austere medieval towers that defiantly survived the centuries and are still standing today. It has recently been recognized as a Unesco world heritage site as a testimony of medieval architecture. Enjoy leisure time in town to visit the many stores or trying the famous world champion gelato.

Highlights:
  • Fresh pi-nic lunch
  • Wine tasting at Monteriggioni
  • Visit to San Gimignano
  • Hike on the Via Francigena pathways
Inclusions:
  • Lunch
  • Wine tasting
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional hiking guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Tour details

  • Duration: 8.0 hours
  • Start time: 8:00am

Schedule

Monday 8:00am to 5:00pm Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm