Hiking is the best way.
The best way to visit medieval villages, natural trail and to practice birdwatching in natural and seminatural environment is hiking with a local guide.
A qualified Environmental Guide will bring you on safe trails in order to show you native species, heritage and curiosity of the territory. Tuscany is the main area where we work, but all the territory is in our range. Walking and hiking is the easiest way to keep in touch with the ground and to appreciate all is surrounding you. You can smell the scent of the Mediterranean flowers and watch the aerial evolutions of peregrine falcon catching its prey. You nose will move up and down from the small animal of the soil to the top predator of the alimentary chain. Explanations on nature and history will give your trip the best turn.
A certain number of well tested trails are ready just now, but we can design new ones according to your specific request. We have experience with Italian and foreign groups, Italian and English speaker.
Groups of no more than 25 persons are perfect, but bigger groups will be managed with more than one guide. It is the best way to pledge safety and serenity.
What you need
During hiking every persons needs long trousers, hat, hiking boot and a bag with water, k-way, personal documents (ID card, passport, blood group, etc.).
Our hiking are usually easy and everybody can do them, but sometime we encounter groups with some person with walking problems.
We really don't know why it could happen, but we would like nobody have trouble during our hiking. In order to prevent setback to the entire group we always recommend to people with some doubts to evaluate with close friends and (if possible) the guide, to correctly evaluate the physical capability to face walking of 2-3 or more hours (depending on the day program). We all like to be well and to walk enjoying it.
Nobody have to demonstrate nothing to nobody.
We don't manage challenges.
How are our hiking
Usually our hiking are 2, 3 or more hour long, but we stop quite often in order to observe animal, give flowers explanation or to understand something about history and buildings. The ideal hiking start between 7:00 and 9:00 depending on the destination trail. The group have packed lunch and a bag with a personal bottle of water and all everyone needs. Our guides give some information about the environment and the kind of path the group is going to deal with. During the trail the guides give explanations on nature and history. At about 12.00 or 13.00 the group have a break in good quite place (a grassland, a panoramic view or on the seaside) to eat the lunch. At the end or during the trail could be a wine tasting or an "extra visit" depending on the group request.
Here some of our best hiking in Tuscany:
- Montecarlo hills and its countryside.
- Colle, Buggiano and Cessana mills.
- Greve in Chianti, Uzzano and sweet hills of wine.
- Alpi Apuane natural park and Campocatino village.
- Baratti between Etruscan graves and the rocky seaside.
- Pietramarina and Vinci
- Vandelli road