Top 5 Italy Hiking Tours
1. Walking the Amalfi Coast: With some of the world’s most dramatic coastlines and most photographed villages, the Amalfi Coast is a bucket-list destination for many. You’ll hike along ancient hillsides studded with lemon groves and overlooking the crystal clear Mediterranean, visiting Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi as you explore the Bay of Naples. Experience the eerie wonder of Pompeii against the backdrop of the imposing Mount Vesuvius, and walk the iconic Path of the Gods, and then spend your evenings at the family-run Hotel Due Torri in peaceful Bomerano. With over 20 years’ experience operating this trip, we’ve got a local’s knowledge of the very best of Amalfi, and we can’t wait to share it with you. This seven-night hiking tour is rated leisurely/moderate and includes four days of guided hiking, plus a sightseeing day and a free day with the option to take a boat to Capri, visit Naples, or Herculaneum.
2. Classic Dolomites: The Dolomites, a majestic mountain range in northern Italy, captivate with their distinctive pale limestone peaks, jagged spires, and expansive alpine meadows. Designated a UNESCO-listed World Heritage site, the Dolomites offer a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring iconic trails, charming alpine villages, and breathtaking vistas that make it a premier destination for hiking and climbing. On this premium hiking tour, you’ll stay at the wonderful historic Hotel Adler, a 400-year-old building that epitomizes the proud Tyrolean heritage of the area, and spend your days exploring the Fanes-Sennes and Dolomiti di Sesto National Parks for great views of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. This tour is offered at both moderate and challenging intensity levels, with five days of center-based hiking and a free day to relax in the hotel’s indulgent spa, visit a local museum, or take a self-guided cycle through the area.
3. Walk the Prosecco Hills & Hidden Venice:In the shadow of the Dolomites, the UNESCO-listed Prosecco Hills produce some of the world’s most popular sparkling wine. This incredible tour takes you along the Prosecco Road, the oldest wine route in Italy, in search of delicious regional cuisine and bubbly. You’ll visit the best local producers, relax in hilltop Asolo, discover the First World War history of Monte San Giorgio, and spend an unforgettable day touring Venice and even learn the secrets of gondola from a master carpenter-artist. This seven-night leisurely hiking tour includes five days of center-based trekking as well as a free day to explore Treviso, Padua or Conegliano.
4. Chianti Walking & Wine: Another of Italy’s renowned wine regions, southern Tuscany is the perfect place for a relaxing guided hiking vacation. You’ll visit the Renaissance cities of Florence and Siena, discover medieval villages, and wander through cypress-lined vineyards during your days, and in the evenings you’ll unwind at the welcoming family-run Hotel La Renaie. Of course there is plenty of local wine to sample, as well as opportunities to learn more during an interactive course at the Tuscan Wine School. This seven-night leisurely/moderate hiking tour includes five days of gentle treks mixed with plenty of sightseeing and culinary indulgence.
5. Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino: For the best of the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre’s stunning coastline is the ideal destination. From the seaside town of Moneglia, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, you’ll explore the colorful towns of Liguria while hiking some of the most iconic trails in Italy. As you venture through rolling hills and dramatic coastal paths, you’ll discover the Gulf of the Poets, the bay of Portofino, Cinque Terre National Park, and even an internationally-acclaimed taverna. It’s a perfect introduction to Italy. This seven-night, moderate intensity hiking tour includes five days of trekking plus a free day to explore nearby Portovenere or Genova.