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Be mesmerised by the enchanting region of Tuscany on a seaside escape from Chianti to the Mediterranean. Embrace its ocean splendour on this inspiring 6 day walking adventure traversing pristine beaches, lush farms and vineyards and be inspired by quaint medieval towns. From picturesque vistas to delightful cuisines, enjoy a light filled haven by the sea that is Tuscany.
Your adventure begins after convergence at the Arezzo train station from where you depart to explore the exhilarating and indeed iconic Tuscan landscape. Walking through the dazzling Chianti towns, you get to soak in nature’s charms as you hike past cypress trees, olive orchards and the renowned Chianti Classico vineyards to savour the goodness of Tuscan wines. Get enlightened about Siena’s legendary Palio and be wowed at the sight of the historic ...
Your adventure begins after convergence at the Arezzo train station from where you depart to explore the exhilarating and indeed iconic Tuscan landscape. Walking through the dazzling Chianti towns, you get to soak in nature’s charms as you hike past cypress trees, olive orchards and the renowned Chianti Classico vineyards to savour the goodness of Tuscan wines. Get enlightened about Siena’s legendary Palio and be wowed at the sight of the historic frescoes in the Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey. An enchanting view of the Crete Senesi awaits while hiking southwards as well as a thrilling experience of truffle hunting before devouring its delicacy at dinner in an organic farm. Unveil the breathtaking coast of Maremma and delight in the impressive and astonishing views of the sea with Cala Violina and Cala Martina just within arm's reach for exclusive exploration. Get inspired, discovering the historic fishing village of Castiglione della Pescaia, the jewel of the Tyrrhenian sea and the spectacular Punta Ala bay. This amazing trip ends in Rome with a private scenic ride down to Roma Termini train station.
Relax away from the buzz of exploration in two classic premiere hotels; Book an invigorating session at the high-end spa at the extraordinarily hospitable Castel Monastero. Relax in the shimmering waters of the pool at the uniquely luxurious Baglioni Resort Cala del Porto with a private beach club.
This luxury package includes 5 nights accommodation in luxury hotels All meals and transfers are included as specified. You will be escorted by two support vans and three tour leaders on each departure for an average 6:1 guest-to-leader ratio. With multiple walking options to choose from each day, accommodation varied activity levels and giving you the freedom to enjoy the best of a region at your own pace. An experience tailored to suit your priorities and personal style; walk in true comfort.
Reset and be grounded to the soothing powers of nature as you embrace breathtaking Tuscany combining the best of adventure and relaxation. Be inspired and rewind to the simple pleasures of life as you savour tranquil vistas and delight into wholesome gourmet affairs.
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This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points
Level 2, Approx. 6 km (4 miles), 2-3 hours walking, Elevation gain: 274 m (900 ft)
THREE HIKING OPTIONS:Level 1, Approx. 6 km (4 miles), 1-2 hours walking, Elevation gain: 122 m (400 ft)Level 2, Approx. 10 km (6 miles), 2-3 hours walking, Elevation gain: 213 m (700 ft)Level 3, Approx. 11 km (7 miles), 2-4 hours walking, Elevation gain: 335 m (1100 ft)
THREE HIKING OPTIONS:Level 1, Approx. 5 km (3 miles), 1-2 hours walking, Elevation gain: 122 m (400 ft)Level 2, Approx. 8 km (5 miles), 2-3 hours walking, Elevation gain: 213 m(700 ft)Level 3, Approx. 11 km (7 miles), 2-4 hours walking, Elevation gain: 305 m (1000 ft)
To start our amazing trip, we meet at 10.30 am at the Arezzo train station in Arezzo, Italy. Please, ensure to arrive dressed in your hiking clothes, and come along with a daypack containing your rain gear, anything else you may need for the day’s hike, and your luggage (which will be transported to our first night’s accommodations).
Enjoy a memorable hiking tour through a historic Tuscan landscape. Relish the raw beauty on panoramic hikes past cypress trees, olive groves and legendary Chianti Classico vineyards. Explore the lively Chianti towns of Gaiole and Radda, tasting fine Tuscan wines while you are at it.
Embark on a guided tour where you’ll be enlightened on the famed Palio in Siena. Journey south and be amazed by the 14th-century frescoes in the Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey. Go on a trail overlooking the region’s ethereal Crete Senesi. Savour the exquisite flavours of truffle (and understand the hunt for it) over dinner at an organic farm.
Retire at a charmingly restored Tuscan monastery-turned-hotel. Seated on four acres of land, this five-star resort provides breathtaking views of Tuscany and will be our home for the next three nights. Spend time pampering yourslef with a soothing massage at the spa, refresh with a dip in its pool overlooking the vineyards or delight your tastebuds with a wine tastings at its onsite wine cellar.
Note: On Day 2, dinner is at own expense. Recommendations will be shared by your guides for restaurants nearby.
DAY 4THREE HIKING OPTIONS:Level 1, Approx. 6 km (4 miles), 1-2 hours walking, Elevation gain: 122 m (400 ft)Level 2, Approx. 11 km (7 miles), 2-3 hours walking, Elevation gain: 244 m (800 ft)Level 3, Approx. 14 km (9 miles), 2-4 hours walking, Elevation gain: 305 m (1000 ft)
DAY 5THREE HIKING OPTIONS:Level 1, Approx. 8 km (5 miles), 1-2 hours walking, Elevation gain: 213 m (700 ft)Level 2, Approx. 11 km (7 miles), 2-3 hours walking, Elevation gain: 274 m (900 ft)Level 3, Approx. 14 km (9 miles), 3-5 hours walking, Elevation gain: 335 m (1100 ft)
DAY 6Level 1, Approx. 5 km (3 miles), 1-2 hours walking, Elevation gain: 122 m (400 ft)
Go on a journey to a seaside paradise on the Mediterranean, the coastal terrain of Tuscany’s Maremma. Behold the region’s charms, including breathtakingly gorgeous scenery and expansive views of the sea. Hike seaside trails that trace the structures of rocky cliffs above covered bays.
Visit and enjoy the panoramic Mediterranean beaches of Cala Violina and Cala Martina, and enjoy the distinct atmosphere of life by the sea in la bella Italia. Explore the alleged gem of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the historic fishing village of Castiglione della Pescaia.
Soak up postcard perfect views of Tuscany's coastline at the opulent oceanfront Baglioni Resort Cala del Porto, part of the prestigious The Leading Hotels of the World collection, and your home for the next few nights. Enjoy an alfresco dinner cooked with freshly-caught seafood. Relax at its picturesque pool overlooing the ocean, indulge in refreshing cocktails and unwind by the beach at the onsite beach club where the Tuscan Sea unfurls before you. Our final adventure before the trip ends is exploring the cove of Punta Ala and its stunning coastline.
Please note dinner is not included on Day 6.
NOTE: This itinerary is provided as an example only – prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation.
Please contact us for private departures and group bookings. Single Supplement is available on request.
The departure point is Arezzo
The finish point is Rome
Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Arezzo. The nearest international airport iis Perugia Airport which is 64.8 km (40.3 miles) away. Other nearby international airports include Florence, 66.4 km (41.3 miles), Pisa,122.3 km (76 miles), Bologna, 127.6 km (79.3 miles) and Rome 187.9 km (116.8 miles).
Summertime in Tuscany is typically hot with little to no rain. Spring (April and May) and Autumn (October and November) are milder and rainier, but there are still plenty of dry, sunny days. During the months of May and October you are most likely to experience good days with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F). On average, the warmest month(s) are July and August. Winter can still have some sunny days but is usually wetter and colder, especially at night. The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 10°C (50°F).
The routes on this trip are rated Levels 1-3.
Level 1, 2-5 hours, 3-8km (2-5 miles), Maximum Elevation Gain 244m (800 ft)
Level 2, 2-4 hours, 6-11km (4-7 miles), Maximum Elevation Gain 396m (1300 ft)
Level 3, 3-5 hours, 8-14km (5-9 miles), Maximum Elevation Gain 610m (2000 ft)
Level 4, 4-6 hours, 10-18km(6-11 miles), Maximum Elevation Gain 914m (3000 ft)
Level 5, 5-7 hours, 11-21+ km (7-13+ miles), Maximum Elevation Gain 1219m (4000+ ft)
Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.Payment DetailAll pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 120 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 120 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.Single SupplementAll accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.General Cancellation Policies- Outside of 120 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee- Within 120 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurancePlease Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.LiabilityThe participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.Child PolicyPlease consult travel consultant on age limit.Changes to ItinerariesLocal conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. 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If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.Cancellation by The Tour OperatorThe tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a tour with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the tour has commenced. 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In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.EvacuationsIn rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.Travel InsuranceIn view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.