HIKING WITH TASTE
FROM € 720,00
The itinerary Hiking with Taste is a new trekking program on the VIA FRANCIGENA dedicated to gourmet and wine lover hikers.
SELF GUIDED PROGRAM
8 Days Trip from Siena to Montepulciano
Distance: 93,7 km
Tour Type: Self-guided
Period: from April to October
Departure: any day
During this journey you will explore wonderful towns and the beautiful Tuscan countryside. While walking on the historical Via Francigena you will taste the best Italian wines and food.
Day 1: Siena
Day 2: From Siena to Monteroni d'Arbia
Day 3: From Monteroni d'Arbia to Buonconvento
Day 4: From Buonconvento to Montalcino
Day 5: From Montalcino to San Quirico d'Orcia
Day 6: From San Quirico d'Orcia to Pienza
Day 7: From Pienza to Montepulciano
Day 8: Montepulciano and departure
Day 1: SIENA
Arrival in SIENA and accommodation in your Hotel in the very center of the old town. Here you will find a package including the itinerary description, maps, a small guide, assistance number, GPS Tracks to be downloaded in the iPhone/Android phone and Garmin. Time at leisure for visiting the wonderful Piazza del Campo, the Cathedral and the historical center of Siena.
Day 2: from SIENA to MONTERONI D'ARBIA
The first leg will take you today walking from SIENA TO MONTERONI D’ARBIA. Departure for your first hike along the historical Francigena way, the road that many pilgrims used to walk from Canterbury to Rome and the Holy Land. Arrival in Lucignano d’Arbia, accommodation in a very typical hotel hosted in a historical building that dates back to the XII century!
DETAILS: km 19.50, +234 m / -408 m
Day 3: from MONTERONI D'ARBIA to BUONCONVENTO
Leaving Monteroni d’Arbia you will walk to Buonconvento for a beautiful and easy hike in the middle of Val d’Orcia.
DETAILS: km 13, +142 m / -141 m
Day 4: from BUONCONVENTO to MONTALCINO
Easy walk on the beautiful rolling hills of this unique area, dotted with never ending vineyards. Wonderful trails will take you to discover the town of wine, Montalcino! Arrival and accommodation in your hotel in the town historical center. In the afternoon, visit to one of the most traditional and old wine estate in Montalcino for discovering the secrets for the production of Brunello. Dinner included in hotel.
DETAILS: km 20, +709 m / -335 m
Day 5: from MONTALCINO to SAN QUIRICO D'ORCIA
Another wonderful hike in Tuscan Countryside. Leaving Montalcino it is only 13 km and a very easy walk to get to san Quirico d’Orcia, an amazing hamlet on the top of hill facing Montalcino. Val d’Orcia, is really a harsh land, biblical but extremely fascinating, especially here where you will enjoy unforgettable views painted with the strong colors of the earth and sun. During your journey, you will stop in a wine estate for a snack including wine and bread and some special delicacies of this area! Arrival in San Quirico d’Orcia and accommodation in your hotel, in the center of the small town.
DETAILS: km 13.60, +290 m / -423 m
Day 6: from SAN QUIRICO D'ORCIA to PIENZA
Fantastic hike today as far as PIENZA, one of the most beautiful towns of Tuscany, protected by Unesco as an human heritage site. Pienza is also the capital town of the Pecorino cheese. Here you will have many chances to taste this precious product.
DETAILS: km 16.60, +860 m / -644 m
Day 7: from PIENZA to MONTEPULCIANO
Medieval castles, sunny rolling hills, isolated hilltop towns, charming farmhouses and lonely rural homes, avenues of cypresses, rows of vineyards, olive groves, and golden wheat fields are just some of the elements of the fantastic and harmonious landscapes of Valdorcia. Your destination today is the wonderful Montepulciano, the land of famous Nobile Red Wine, one of the most precious of Italy’s. Medieval Montepulciano is a gem of rare beauty and the best place as final destination of this fantastic journey.
DETAILS: km 11, +331 m / -355 m
Day 8: MONTEPULCIANO
Departure. Private transfer on request with supplement to Chianciano Railway Station or Siena.
Price from € 720,00
It is possible to extend the stay. Extention has to be requested at reservation.
Supplement for single room on request.
Supplement for private transfer from airport to hotel or from hotel to airport on request.
Supplement for an english speaking hiking guide on request.
Discount for not transporting luggage is possible and is on request.
Accomodation: 7 overnights in 3 / 4* hotels in double or single room with private bathroom; half board basis suggested.
Food: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners (beverages are not included), 3 wine tastings.
* Dinner is included only for 3 nights, otherwise it is on request with supplement. Box lunch is available at reception with reservation (with supplement).
Other Services Included: luggage transfer, maps and itinerary description, UmbriAction assistance 24h.
Price Does Not Include: city tax, lunch, beverages, dinners when not stated in the program, hiking guide (on request and with supplement – it is also possible to reserve the guide only in some days or itineraries), sanitary insurance (with supplement), transfer on arrival and departure.
Difficulty: Moderate / Average
Category: Self-guided, Hiking and Trekking
Accommodation level: Standard or superior
Attention: the itinerary might change because of bad weather conditions, pandemic, closure days in general
Departure: guaranteed min 1 persons – groups always available on request
Note: Tour is possible from April till end of October. Other months are on request
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