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Hiking in Italy

From Mediterranean panoramas to some of the most indomitable peaks in the Alps, Italy is a delectable destination for every type of trekker!

Feel the history in your hands on the Dolomites, peer out into the pure blue waters from Sardinian cliffs, and earn a glass of homegrown wine after a long day’s hike. No country provides such a beautifully diverse and manageable terrain like Italy.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Asmae Laaouini

5.00

September, 2022

Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

We had thé best guide ever. I enjoyed the trip a lot

Kertu Loot

5.00

September, 2022

Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

I had the best time ever! Paul was such a wonderful guide. I hope to join more adventures with him soon!

Christopher Mcadams

5.00

August, 2022

Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Zachary Alfred

5.00

August, 2022

Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

Lea was a great guide, and the whole trip was very well organised. I was a bit concerned initially about the size of the group, but it turned out to work very well, and everyone got along. The three refuges we stayed at were all very different but nice in their own way.

Fuad AlZayer

5.00

August, 2022

Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

Great organization & wonderful guide (Cécilia). Cécilia & he assistance Philipo we’re wonderful.

Darci Minorik

5.00

July, 2022

1-day Hiking in the mountains around Lake Garda, Italy

Matteo was Awesome. My family had a wonderful day trekking and exploring the beautiful country! Wish we were spending more time In The area so we could spend another day exploring with you!

Penny Rosenberg

5.00

July, 2022

1-day Trekking experience in the Dolomites, around Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen)

Marco was a fantastic guide and great company. The website connecting us to the various hiking options was easy to navigate. Once we chose Marco’s trek, he was very quick to respond to my emails and provided all of the information I requested about the details of the hike and he asked questions to help him provide the perfect hiking experience. Marco was extremely knowledgeable about the history and geology of the environs during our hike around d Tre Cime di Lavaredo. He answered all of our questions and was very engaged with each member of our family. He provided us with a very interesting and fun adventure. Everyone in my family had a wonderful tour with Marco. We all enthusiastically recommend it.

Liesbet van Looy

5.00

July, 2022

Hut-to-hut trek and culinary tour in the Primiero, from San Martino di Castrozza (4 days)

Martino is a guide with a lot of experience. He is very helpfull, flexible and perfect company during our 4 day hiking trip.

Crystal Bersntein

5.00

October, 2021

7-day Selvaggio Blu trek by the sea in Sardinia

Giovanni and Filipo were absolutely fantastic - knowledgeable, experienced, kind, funny and compassionate. We could not have asked for better guides. First rate experience with wonderful people.

Marianne Sanggaard Assenholt

5.00

July, 2021

Multi-activity family adventure in the Dolomites

Really good setup the communication with explore-share was good and fast. The guide Marika know very much about the area and adapted the trip to our wishes and the weather. She was also very helpful both before and during the trip. Marikas attitude is welcoming and warm and we can recommend her.

Quentin Janssens

5.00

July, 2021

Multi-activity family adventure in the Dolomites

Every family leader should take their family to a trip like this! Such a bounding experience

Olga Polushkina

5.00

October, 2019

Trek Through Gran Sasso National Park, Abruzzo

It was amazing! Thank you Vassili for this tracking! Great company, a wonderful and understanding guide, with a sense of humor! :) We are very satisfied! We will definitely come back and conquer other peaks! Greetings from St. Petersburg! :)

Piyush Yawalkar

3.00

September, 2019

Trekking the Dolomites range in Italy

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Andrius Pleckaitis

5.00

September, 2019

6-Day Trek of the Zoldo Dolomites in Italy

We were lucky to have the best guide and great time trekking around Val di Zoldo area end of August. Chiara was taking good care of us, and she knows all the paths in the area. It was a pleasure to spend the 6 days together, we did around 90+ km and would definitely recommend it.

Faisal Faisal

5.00

August, 2019

Cinque Torri, Day hike in the Dolomites near Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

It was lovely day. It is one of the best day we had in Italy. Lucia was very friendly and professional. We really liked the hike and she adjusted the hike according to our ability. We saw the open air museum for war . It was interesting. At the end , we had our lunch in the hut . The food was very delicious . I highly recommended this experience. Don’t miss it if you are in Dolomites.

Nidhi Goel

5.00

July, 2019

Sexten Dolomites guided day hikes

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Anne Ledet

5.00

July, 2019

Dolomites, Tre Cime -Drei Zinnen, 1 to 2 Day Guided Hiking Tours

Dean was simply wonderful ! Sure footed and quick to notice when we needed a break. Conversation was easy and he was very pleasant and professional. We had a fantastic time and would absolutely hike with Dean again. What an enjoyable experience!!!

Lori Nichols

5.00

July, 2019

Lake Como day hikes: Legnoncino, Bregagno, Grona Peaks

Elsa was wonderful! Patient, kind and such a beautiful experience!! Views were unbelievable!! A must do in the Lake Como area

Sergei Orel

1.00

July, 2019

Garmisch – Meran Alps hut to hut hiking tour

Explore-Share took advantage of my inexperience. I had asked for a beginner level trip, instead, they recommended me a rather advanced trip. Neither Explore-Share nor the guide were forthcoming with information until the very last moment. The guide sold my participation to another outfit about a week before the trip. Neither Explore-Share neither the guide are trustworthy and can be relied upon in making arrangements.

Sandra Radice

5.00

July, 2019

Cinque Torri, Day hike in the Dolomites near Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

I approached Gauthier about doing a hike with Lucia at the 11th hour and he was quick to respond. They tailored the hike to suit my 10 year old. While the terrain is something we could have navigated on our own - it was fabulous having Lucia as our guide. She knew all the WW1 history of the area, and the geology around how the Dolomites were formed. It was fascinating

Kaori Tanaka

5.00

June, 2019

Dolomites, Tre Cime -Drei Zinnen, 1 to 2 Day Guided Hiking Tours

He guided us to really fun hiking depending on the weather ,our skill and preference.We had a great time.

jack rademaker

5.00

October, 2018

Road of 52 tunnels guided hike in the Passubio Massif, Veneto

i cannot say enough good things about lucia! she got me through to the top both physically and mentally. give her 10 stars!!!! the hike itself gets 5 stars...my age limited my enjoyment of it to about 1 star. i simply bit off more than i could chew. at age 65, 5 star experience, but at nearly 87 ....too much for me.

Jon

5.00

September, 2018

Hiking in the Alpi Apuane in Tuscany

Franco was a very professional guide. If you are not familiar with the trails in the Apuan Alps I highly recommend you hire this company - for ease of mind and safety. I am a former mountain guide in the United States.

Ida Ytreland

5.00

September, 2018

Hiking in the Alpi Apuane in Tuscany

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Benyapa Svasti-Xuto

5.00

July, 2018

Tre Cime di Lavaredo guided hiking tour

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Kieran Anderson

5.00

June, 2018

Climbing Mt Pisanino, Apuan Alps

We had an amazing trip, although the weather was bad for Monte Pisanino, the guide Franco took us up a neighbouring peak (Pizzo D'uchello). Not too technically or physically demanding it did require a good head for heights as some areas were exposed. Overall a great experience and led by a very knowledgable and professional guide. 5 stars, would recommend for anyone looking for something a bit different!

Arnaud

5.00

September, 2016

Climbing Mt Pisanino, Apuan Alps

We had a great experience with Franco (member of Roberto guides' team) who guided us in this trek in Apuan Alps, the Pisanino, which is the highest summit in all this region. The level of difficulty is low while you should be ready to have some vertigos view at some points but we should say the panoramas are so stunning between the Apennines, the Mediterranean sea and the other mountains from Alpi Apuane all around. Franco has been so kind to explain in details the other treks of the region we will not miss to do next time !


 

There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Italy

We all know the Lake District in Italy is made up of top tier destinations, like Lake Como and Lake Garda. What you may not know is the complex network of hiking trails in Lombardy and around the lakes. Take a week to explore the terrain from Maggiore to Milan that includes gorgeous gardens and historic gems. Build on your trek by including a cruise or canyoning jaunt to make the most of your experience.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+39

Currency

Euro

Language

Italian

Best time to visit

The summer is the most accommodating season, with a comfortable climate from Spring to Autumn. It can be fairly crowded in the peak summer months, so bookending a trip in April, May, September, and October may be right for you

What’s the weather like?

The diverse geology and land formations of Italy translate to a wide range of weather. The climate is generally comfortable, though high-altitude trips will be cooler and malleable. It is a bit stormy from Spring to Autumn in the northern areas, while the south is known to offer ideal Mediterranean conditions

How long should I stay?

Italy takes advantage of an array of terrain and landscapes, so you can spend a season losing yourself from island to mountain to coast and back again. Choose a program that features what you love and delve into the possibilities that an extended Italian vacation offers. A month or more in this Mediterranean paradise goes by pretty quick..

More info about Hiking in Italy:

Italy is arguably the best place to discover the perfect hike. The scenery in each region is as spectacular as it is unique, from Alpine meadow treks and vast vineyard tours to Mediterranean cliff views and historic village immersions. There are programs for every tourist and hiker of all levels. For more challenging hikes, a good level of fitness is required, along with the mental fortitude to complete a sustained excursion. With famous cities like Rome, Venice, and Milan located all across the country, coupled with the extensive coastline and Mediterranean islands, a trek through Italy is worth its weight in gold

 

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