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Tuscany & the Apuane Alps

Walking holidays & cycling tours in Italy

Tuscany means art, culture, rolling vineyards, cypress trees and ancient hilltop villages. It is a region well suited to a gentle pace of walking and cycling and you will enjoy a varied countryside of rolling hillsides, vineyards, olive groves and forests alive with colour. Here are also some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe with their Romanesque and gothic churches and buildings. Tuscany offers many gastronomic delights: pecorino cheese, wild boar and porcini mushrooms to name but a few. It is also Chianti wine country with several wine tasting opportunities.

Between Florence, the city of Leonardo, Giotto, Dante and Brunelleschi, and Siena, native land of the "Palio", lies the Chianti wine region, an area of rolling vine covered hills, medieval villages and olive groves. The region is ideal for exploring on foot, experiencing the slower pace of life endemic to Tuscany and learning about the long history of wine making. Remote mountain walking is possible in the Apuan Alps. There is truly something to appeal to anyone looking for a walking holiday in Italy.

Hop on your bicycle, and experience a diversity of sites every day, including ancient monasteries, rolling vineyards and old olive groves, castles, villas and medieval centres ripe for exploration.

Flexibility is a key component for our active holidays in Tuscany. Choose a tarmac road or off road mountain bike route according to your level of cycle experience, rent an ebike, or add extra days to your active break.

At night, stay in characterful family-run hotels where your hosts will introduce you to the delights of their local sites and trattorias.

Choose form our range of walking and cycling holidays through the gentle landscapes of Tuscany that take you through a timeless countryside and to enjoy ‘la dolce vita’.

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Personal Experience

Our team have been walking and cycling in Tuscany for 5 decades. We are passionate about the unique variety that Tuscany offers, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Unrivalled Range of Active Holidays in Tuscany

From the peaks of the Apuane Alps to Val d'Orcia with its vineyards and to the pilgrim trails along the Via Francigena, we offer more dedicated walking and cycling trips in Tuscany than anyone else.

Great Value & Quality Holidays in Tuscany

Our active holidays in Tuscany are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip in Tuscany will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your active holiday in Italy.


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Type C plug

Electricity in Italy is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).


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We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.