Top Hiking Trips in Italy
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
I can’t recommend Raphy highly enough. Good company and the magic ability to know who needs help and who needs to just get on with it themselves. Great choice of hikes with stupendous scenery.
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!
He was really really fantastic and our trip was amazing! It was myself, my friend and our two sons and Enrico challenged us all and was really patient and great with our boys. We had 5 days of hiking and via ferrata in an incredibly beautiful uncrowded part of the Dolomites. I felt 100% comfortable with Enrico that he made sure our kids were safe in every situation. We all had an unforgettable experience and want to come back for more :). I keep telling people how great explore share is!
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 !