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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodJun
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot 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.



7 nights in villa, with pool

Meeting point

Pisa's International Airport



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.

About the guide

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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.

Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

May 22, 2021 - May 29, 2021

GBP 1232 per traveller

Jun 05, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021

GBP 1232 per traveller

Sep 04, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021

GBP 1232 per traveller

Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021

GBP 1232 per traveller

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Prices per person

Group of 4

GBP 1195 each

Group of 5

GBP 1195 each

Group of 6

GBP 1195 each

Group of 7

GBP 1195 each

Group of 8

GBP 1195 each

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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 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.

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