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Secret Tuscany Trek 7-day guided hike

Secret Tuscany Trek
Secret Tuscany Trek
Secret Tuscany Trek
Secret Tuscany Trek

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


7 Days

May, Jun




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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

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.

Insurance is also mandatory for every participant


Day 1: Arrival day

Settle in the villa overlooking Serchio Valley.

Day 2: Trek 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 3: Trek 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 4: Ascent 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 5: Free day

You can visit the fascinating city of Lucca.

Day 6: Trek 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 7: Climb Monte Forato

Ascent of Monte Forato.

Day 8: Departure day

Final breakfast together and transport to the Pisa airport.



More info


It is compulsory that you take out adequate travel insurance, and it is a condition of booking with us that your insurance covers the following as a minimum: medical expenses, injury, illness, death, repatriation, personal accident, mountain rescue including helicopter evacuation, along with cancellation and curtailment. Your insurance must be valid for the duration of your tour.

Meeting point

Pisa's International Airport

About the guide

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-Emma & Guides' team



Mountain Leader

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 work together with qualified mountain leaders like me, If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take care of you.

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.


Russian | French | English



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What people are saying about -Emma & Guides' team


Emma was a very sweet and knowledgeable guide. She was adaptive to the different personalities and skill level of our group. Easygoing, talkative, friendly and pleasant to be around! Couldn't be happier with our guide!



Emma was very easy to communicate with (once we we able e in the same time zone, of course!). Our guide Phil was fabulous. Thanks to all.



We were Very pleased With Emma guiding us through the hikes. We really enjoyed the entire trip:) As we were just our family we would have loved a little more flexibility hiking in our own pace - felt we were rushed a bit too much. We should have informed Emma about this but we were too compliant:) The explore-share platform was a bit rigid/ formel - it was not clear that exploreshare hired another firm to do the job. Also quite a High fee to explore share We were first told to have an (expensive) extended travel insurance (with mountain rescue) up to departure / after we had plaid. We should have been told this before signing up. Another mistake were that explore share had told us last payment were due closer to departure - so in a rush we had to pay up 60 days before as this is cloud9advenures policy. This made us uncertain if it was fraud. But it wasn’t:) overall pleased with our trip



Bruno our guide was very helpful and profesional



AMAZING! This was a last minute decision and my first multi day trekking tour and it far exceeded my expectations. The communication and preparation was comprehensive and accurate. Our guide (Lindsay) was phenomenal. The route was the perfect mix of challenge and comfort. I will definitely be booking my next hiking trek thru Emma.

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