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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.

Hiking in Italy

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FAQs: Hiking in Italy

What should I know about Hiking 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.

Why should I choose Italy for my Hiking adventure?

Immaculate Lakes!

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.

Island of Sardinia!

If you haven’t heard of Salvaggio Blu, then you are in for a hiking treat! This legendary trek is a week-long journey (generally) through impressive and challenging terrain from Baunei to Cala Gonone. The demands of hike are more than worth the reward - cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean, untouched forests, and unbelievable wildlife like wild horses and deer. Some programs supplement the hike with sailing and climbing. This island is magical and one of the best ways to see Italy.

Cinque Terre!

This chain of five towns along the Italian coast are a UNESCO World Heritage Site within Cinque Terre National Park,. Its remote access adds to the charm, leaving lush hillsides peering over the stunning Mediterranean relatively undisturbed for a truly unique hiking opportunity. Trek from village to village along Italy’s west coast through the immaculate vineyard terraces for a life-changing experience that will undoubtedly change your life!

What can I expect from the weather in Italy?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Italy?

Italian

What currency is accepted in Italy?

Euro

How many days should I allocate for my Italy Hiking experience?

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...

What’s the country code of Italy?

+39

What’s the high season for Hiking in Italy?

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 people are saying about Hiking | Italy

Kaori

5.00

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

Sergei

1.00

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.

anne

5.00

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!!!

Olga

5.00

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! :)

Marianne

5.00

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.

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