Enjoy a non-group,self-guided walking holiday in Tuscany, walking either from one characterful hotel to the next while your luggage is transported, or from a single charming hotel. We provide you with our much-praised route notes, leaving you to set the pace and to decide how often you pause.
For a holiday that’s about more than walking, Tuscany is an obvious choice, offering an enticing blend of history, Renaissance art, food and wine. You’re not part of a group, meaning your time away is completely yours, so take time out to revel in the views and amble around hill-top towns – ours are Slow holidays, after all. You can trust us to transfer your luggage, to choose accommodation of character and to provide precise route notes to guide you to it, so relax and enjoy…
Given that the region lends itself to discovery on foot, pinpointing the best walking in Tuscany is not easy! For quintessential scenery of cypresses, vineyards and medieval villages, we recommend the area around San Gimignano. The far south is brimming with ancient Etruscan history, while our holiday from Bologna to Florence promises great contrasts and a real sense of journey.
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
How our walking holidays in Tuscany are graded
The undulating terrain means that walking in Tuscany usually involves a few ascents, but some of our walking holidays in Tuscany are easier than others, so you should familiarise yourself with our grades to ensure you choose the right holiday. For great flexibility and the chance to combine walking and sightseeing as the mood takes you, choose our centre-based holiday.
Generally easy walking with few ascents / descents, but perhaps the occasional long day.
Easy-to-moderate walking with some ascents / descents, and occasional longer days.
Moderate walking on varied terrain, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
Moderate-to-challenging walking on more rugged terrain with significant ascents / descents on most days. Compass skills may be required (check the individual holiday).
Challenging hikes, featuring long days with significant ascent / descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required.
Choice of easier or harder routes, so that you can tailor most days to your requirements.
What to expect from your walking holiday in Tuscany
So that you enjoy them to the full, we ensure that all our walking holidays in Tuscany feature three essential ingredients: idyllic scenery; hand-picked accommodation of character where you’ll find a warm welcome; and delectable regional cuisine.
Detailed route information
We take extra care to provide you with clear, coherent route notes that we update regularly. Including useful tips about places to visit, Inntravel route guides give you more time to focus on the simple pleasures of walking, discovering the natural landscape at your own pace and soaking up the local ambience.
The freedom of independence
If you value independent travel and hotels of character, you’re in the right company. With Inntravel, you set your own holiday start date, duration (you can add extra nights at any hotel) and preferred travel route (by train, plane or ferry). Talk to us and we’ll make your personalised holiday plans and travel arrangements happen.
Walking is our world
If you’re considering a walking holiday, we suggest speaking to the experts. That’s us. Since 1984 we’ve been discovering the best routes and accommodation and are happy to share our knowledge and expertise. Our friendly staff are specialists who have walked our routes and stayed in our hotels. Contact us, to discuss your walking holiday.