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Walking Holidays in Italy

Walking Holidays in Italy

Walking Holidays in Italy

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Coastal Walks of Western Sicily

Walking Holidays in Italy
8 Days from 2 299 €

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Discover western Sicily's pristine coastline, quaint hilltop towns and unique cultural heritage

Walking & Trekking
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The Islands of Amalfi Walk

Walking Holidays in Italy

The beauty of the Bay of Naples has been enchanting travellers for centuries, with visitors falling in love with its dramatic coastline, glimmering seas, and pastel-coloured towns.

Walking & Trekking

Walking the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast
8 Days from 1 599 €
1 399 €

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Discover the highlights of Italy's Amalfi coast on foot.

Walking & Trekking

Rewilding the Apennines

Searching for wildlife, Apennines
6 Days from 2 679 €

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Discover the flourishing Italian Apennines with Rewilding Europe

Walking & Trekking

Classic Dolomites – Premium Adventure

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Walking Holidays in Italy
8 Days from 1 949 €

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Superb walking in Italy's most spectacular mountain range

Walking & Trekking

RCGS: Classic Dolomites with Marlis Butcher

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Dolomiti
8 Days from 2 449 €

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Sept 16, 2023: Embark on a high-altitude adventure through the Italian Dolomites with RCGS fellow, environmentalist and author Marlis Butcher.

Walking & Trekking

Chianti Walking & Wine

Fabulous Chianti Tuscany
8 Days from 1 649 €

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Experience the magic of Italy in Tuscany

Walking & Trekking
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Paths of Puglia & Matera – Premium Adventure

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Puglia, Italy
8 Days from 3 349 €

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Fairytale trulli houses, picturesque farmland, and quaint villages

Walking & Trekking

Walking in Puglia & Matera

Walking Holidays in Italy
8 Days from 1 749 €

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Fairytale trulli houses, picturesque farmland, and quaint villages

Walking & Trekking

FAQs

What are the top walking destinations in Italy?

Italy is blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and is renowned for its magnificent lakes, mountains and verdant countryside. Its culture and history are equally alluring, with ancient cities such as Rome and Florence stealing the limelight with their architectural wonders.

Our guided walking holidays in Italy steer you among the most picturesque backdrops to uncover the main sights as well as historical routes that take you along the road less travelled. Discover the iconic peaks of the Dolomites and Mont Blanc, explore the medieval hilltop villages of Sicily, or visit the vineyards of Tuscany and sample the world-famous chianti.

Puglia and Matera are particularly charming with their fairytale Trulli houses, hilltop towns and ancient rock churches. Perhaps you prefer to walk along the peninsula of Portofino and experience the romantic Italian sunsets or marvel at the colourful houses of Cinque Terre that nestle into the rocks. Whichever walking holiday in Italy you choose, you’ll be blown away by the country’s natural beauty.

What to expect on a walking holiday in Italy?

When it comes to walking holidays, Italy is up there on the list of top destinations. At Exodus, we want you to fall in love with the country, so we introduce you to a rich blend of history, culture and scenery. Whether you go it alone on a self-guided tour or opt for one of our guided walking holidays in Italy, you’re guaranteed an experience of a lifetime.

Whenever possible, we use local leaders who have a wealth of experience and knowledge about each destination. This means you’ll gain an unrivalled insight into the true essence of Italy, from enjoying the best traditional foods and walking unfrequented routes to mingling with the locals, who’ll teach you everything there is to know about the culture. And of course, walking in Italy allows you to explore the most incredible landscapes.

When is the best time to go to Italy?

Each season in Italy has its own unique charms. Although July and August see the warmest temperatures, they are also the busiest months. Winter brings cooler temperatures and rainfall which can be a hindrance especially if you want to go walking in the mountains.

Spring and autumn are the best times to go to Italy as there are fewer crowds and the temperatures are more comfortable, but you’ll still enjoy plenty of sunshine. Italy is especially beautiful during May and June when the landscapes are carpeted with wildflowers but if you want to catch the grape harvest in full swing, then October is the time to go.

How challenging are Exodus's walking tours to Italy?

Each of our walking holidays in Italy are graded based on the level of difficulty and features category specific guidelines to ensure you select the right trip for your level of fitness. Ranging from leisurely to tough+, the gradings take into consideration the length of the walk, route conditions, altitude, weather conditions, level of comfort and the amount of porterage and support available. We recommend you take a close look at these for the trip you’re considering before making your final decision.

Can I travel solo on an Italian walking and trekking trip?

At Exodus we embrace solo travellers with open arms and believe it or not, roughly 50% of our adult travellers choose to go it alone. We will never charge a single supplement for our group tours, and we allow you the option of sharing a room with another traveller of the same gender, or for an additional cost you can have your own room.

When it comes to going solo on a walking holiday, Italy has some fabulous tours to choose from and you’re always guaranteed a small group experience. You’ll find a combination of other like-minded solo travellers, couples or friends and our expert guides will ensure you feel safe throughout your trip.

Beautiful countryside, just the right amount of challenging hills, and amazing food and drinks – what more could you ask for? This trip is so well planned to see the best that Puglia has to offer. Matera is a must see (we spent a couple extra nights there and HIGHLY recommend it if you can), but the real gem here is the countryside full of olive groves, old farmhouses, small towns, and beautiful sea views. Our personal favorite parts were the small towns we stopped in daily for a cappuccino breaks – you won’t see these places from a bus. Our group leader (Manny) made the trip unforgettable – he kept a good pace, told us just the right amount of history about the area, and made sure we well fed and taken care of. While we didn’t require van support – we always knew he was there if needed – and brought fresh snacks (and water) daily to all our stops. Of course the highlight for us was staying at Maseria Bosco (day 4) – the old farmhouse was the perfect place to stay for the evening, surrounded by olive groves, and the restaurant was amazing. Thanks to all the recommendations and support from Exodus before our trip – we got engaged this night, they went above and beyond to make it perfect!

Shane Shudra Cycling Puglia & Matera

Before I left my girlfriend was teasing me about spending two weeks camping with creepy crawlies and having to eat tinned spaghetti hoops every night. In truth it could not have been more different. Kieron the camp leader was great, tents were put up for us, beers were cold, the food was healthy, tasty and home cooked and exceeded all expectations. The tents were modern and roomy, I paid extra for a single but they are more than big enough for two. Campsites were good and the mat, pillow and sleeping bag I rented were all just fine. We were really well looked after. The trek was superb too – I’m a really pleased I chose to do the full thing.

Adam Felgate Tour du Mont Blanc Camping Trek

We had the most wonderful fun packed holiday with a great crowd of people who all quickly became a team. Paolo our guide was very kind & thoughtful & you felt very safe under his leadership scrambling over rocky places on the walks. The hotel quite basic & initially we were very cold at night with no heating (November) but after a couple of days of begging this was rectified. The hotel staff were warm & friendly & again as with our party you sensed teamwork within this family run business. I would say that although the holiday is graded leisurely/moderate it is obviously an activity holiday & you are on the go most of the time. Arriving back at the hotel around 1700, briefing, dinner & then off 0815-0830 the following morning. On my return home I immediately searched for my next holiday with Exodus!!

Sue Howard Walking the Amalfi Coast