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Secret Tuscany Trek 7-day guided hike

Secret Tuscany Trek
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.

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7 Days

Jun, May




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

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Dinner

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.


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.




7 nights in villa, with pool

Meeting point

Pisa's International Airport

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.


Russian | French | English



What people are saying about -Emma Jack



January, 2023

Bruno our guide was very helpful and profesional

Jill Seabrook


July, 2022

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.

Frank Van Nieulande


January, 2022

Emma is a very humble guide in a good way. Always in a good mood full of laughter who puts safety first and in for a good story about her previous adventures. We enjoyed her company a lot! Thanks Emma we had a wonderful time. Greetings Frank

Piyush Yawalkar


September, 2019

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Paul Connolly


March, 2019

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.

Jule Mansfield


January, 2019

We booked 3 full days of private showshoeing in Chamonix. Emma Jack was very responsive to our inquiry during booking and our emails leading up to our trip. We were paired with a local guide, Sebastian, who was very knowledgeable about the Chamonix area and picked the perfect spots for us to snowshoe each day based on the weather and snowfall accumulation. I highly recommend booking your trip with Emma Jack and would use her again if we return.



September, 2018

Your service was wonderful - it was easy to use and put me in touch with my hiking guide Suze through Cloud 9 Adventure! I couldn't have asked for a better guide or day of hiking in Chamonix.

Vijay and Rosheen


March, 2018

Excellent start for us in snow shoeing with Phil our guide who kept things nice and easy - an enjoyable activity to redo.

Siti Aminah Othman


December, 2017

We had fun on that day!! The sun was shining all the way the there’s a lot of snow ? my kids enjoy the trip. All of the arrangement up to the guide is very professional handled & we enjoy the company..and will definitely booked with explore share again..keep up the good work guys!! ?

Virginie Poulin


August, 2015

Emma is a very nice and attentive guide. She is super healthy and energetic, always smiling. She has a great enthusiasm in general. Very knowledgeable about nature, she shares and teaches with care. Also, she always pays attention to each and any person, and especially adapts pace so that the hike remains a pleasant adventure and memory for all. Plus, she is very cautious of weather and mountain conditions, and has a lot of resources and ideas to adapt to the situation and hikers. In short, very nice and professional! You feel in good hands.



June, 2015

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!



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