Secret Tuscany Trek 7-day guided hike

Experience the Secret Tuscany Trek in the charmingly beautiful Italian hills on this 7-day hiking trip with Emma, a UIMLA-certified mountain leader.




Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Not specified



    Discover Tuscany’s best kept secret in the beautiful Garfagnana region on a seven-day hike!

    Join me on this incredible seven-day hike around Tuscany’s Serchio Valley. Located in the marble mountains of the Apuane Alps and the Apennines, our chosen destination is home to olive growers and shepherds. This trip offers activity-filled days, relax time in the afternoons and the pleasure of experiencing the Italian culture.

    The route of this Secret Tuscany Trek will take us through vineyards, olive groves, and terracotta villas. We will also get to see breathtaking views and enjoy the marvellous Tuscan cuisine, after relishing in the villa’s pool. We’ll be also able to visit places such as the charming village of CampaianaPania di CorfinoFoce di Valli pass, and others.

    Our trip implies hiking for 6-7 hours every day on well-marked trails with ascents of 500-1.000 meters; one day, we’ll even hike for 8 hours! This is not an advanced trip, but I recommend you to be physically prepared for it, so you can enjoy it better. All days are optional and there’s a “free” day to explore the surrounding village and rest. Our highest peak is at 1.991 meters above sea level (Monte Giovo), but we won’t be spending too much time up there. Check the itinerary for a detailed description of every day.

    Book your trip now. You’ll never forget the fantastic Secret Tuscany Trek in the Tuscan countryside.

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    Price per person

    Group of 4
    1195 GBP

    Group of 5
    1195 GBP

    Group of 6
    1195 GBP

    Group of 7
    1195 GBP

    Group of 8
    1195 GBP


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     Price includes breakfast on 7 days, lunch on 5 days & dinner on 6 days, and airport transfers. Price does not include flights, travel insurance, personal drinks & snacks, tips, transport, lunch & dinner on free day.


    • Day 1Arrival day

      Settle in the villa overlooking Serchio Valley.

    • Day 2Trek from Palagnana to Monte Croce, and descend via Pioppo

      Transfer to Palagnana. We’ll hike up to the Foce delle Porchette (980m). We’ll get to see limestone hills and (maybe) the Mediterranean.

    • Day 3Trek to the village of Campaiana and summit Pania di Corfino

      Transfer to Corfino. Hiking up to the village of Pruno and Pania di Corfino. We’ll get to see outstanding views of the Apuane Alps.

    • Day 4Ascent of Pania della Croce

      Longest and most rewarding day! Ascent of Pania della Croce where we’ll enjoy amazing views of the Tyrrhenean Sea and the island of Corsica.

    • Day 5Free day

      You can visit the fascinating city of Lucca.

    • Day 6Trek Monte Giovo and Barga

      Transfer to the foothills of the Apennines. Ascent to Monte Giovo, the highest point of the trip. We’ll get to go to La Porticciola, Lago Santo, and the town of Braga.

    • Day 7Climb Monte Forato

      Ascent of Monte Forato.

    • Day 8Departure day

      Final breakfast together and transport to the Pisa airport.


    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
    Next datesInfo
    23/05/2020 to 30/05/2020
    Fully booked
    06/06/2020 to 13/06/2020
    05/09/2020 to 12/09/2020
    19/09/2020 to 26/09/2020
    22/05/2021 to 29/05/2021
    05/06/2021 to 12/06/2021
    04/09/2021 to 11/09/2021
    18/09/2021 to 25/09/2021

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Pisa's International Airport


    7 nights in villa, with pool


    About the Guide


    I'm a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and I have been leading expeditions for the last 15 years. I have led the Tour du Mont Blanc over 40 times, the Everest Base Camp trek 27 times, Kilimanjaro 10 times, and I have also led trips in Nepal, Peru, Cuba, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Alps, the Pyrenees, Russia, Uzbekistan and Madagascar, amongst others.

    I'm a passionate skier, in 2009 I made the first ski descent of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world (8156m).

    Fluent in French, Russian and Spanish, I also work as an interpreter and love to chat.



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