A new trekking program on the VIA FRANCIGENA dedicated to gourmet and wine lover hikers; during this journey you will explore wonderful towns and the beautiful Tuscan countryside. While walking on the historical Francigena way you will taste the best Italian wines and food

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Francigena way for Gourmets

price from 

€ 720,00

Program

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Day 8

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

Siena - 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!

Hike profile: km 19,50 difference in level +234mt/-408 mt,  level: easy

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. 

Hike profile: km 13,00 D.I.L +142 mt/-141 mt. level easy

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

Hike profile: km 20,00  D.I.L +709 mt/-335 mt. level average

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.

Hike Profile: Km 13,60 D.I.L. +290m / -423m

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. 

Hike profile: km 16,60  D.I.L +860 mt/-644  mt level easy

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

Hike profile: km 11 D.I.L +331 mt/-355  mt level easy

Departure Private transfer on request with supplement to Chianciano Railway Station or Siena

TRIP DETAILS

Accomodation: In a 3 or 4 star Hotel according to your needs and to the season; half board basis suggested

 

Food: 7 breakfast, 3 dinners, 3 wine tastings 

PRICE INCLUDES

7 overnights as above described in 3* or 3*S hotels (upgrade to 4* is possible), breakfast 

luggage transfer from one accommodation to the following, 3 dinners without beverages, 3 wine tastings,  

maps and itinerary description,

assistance of UmbriAction

 

PRICE DO 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.

 

 

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

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