Tuscany

Italy

 Challenge yourself as you trek for 5 days through the heart of picture-perfect Tuscany, across rolling hills and woodland and beautiful villages. 

Trip duration:
9 days

Challenge duration:
5 days

Challenge grade:
3/5

Departure months:
April to June, September to October

Accommodation:
Twin-share in 2 to 3-star hotels

Hiking through Tuscany

Travelling along the Via Francigena, an ancient road and pilgrim route that runs from France to Rome, you will witness a range of mesmerising towns on this breathtaking adventure, from the hilltop town of Monteriggioni to two impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites.

From the mystical town of San Gimignano with its medieval towers to the magnificent Siena, a historical, artistic, cultural and gastronomic gem, you will experience it all while making new friends under the Tuscan sun.

Your adventure comes to an end with a half-day sightseeing tour of Siena, where you will visit medieval monuments filled with collections of Sienese art, the Piazza del Campo and Museo Civico, Siena’s most famous museum.

Snaking path dividing up neat vineyards at dusk

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Trek for 5 days through the heart of picture-perfect Tuscany, across rolling hills, woodland and beautiful villages
  • Explore Italy by the senses, soaking in the diverse scenic landscapes, rich history and culture, artistic legacy and mouth-watering cuisine 
  • Raise vital funds for your chosen cause and make friends with like-minded people when you travel for good

Trip notes

Day 1: Arrive in Florence

The adventure-of-a-lifetime begins today as you touch down in Florence, Italy! Upon arrival at Amerigo Vespucci Airport, you will make your own way to the hotel. In the evening, we will meet for our first team dinner and briefing.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Florence – Lucca

This morning we awake to the beautiful sights and sounds of Florence. After breakfast, we will transfer by private vehicle to the charming town of Lucca. While your luggage is transferred to the hotel, you are dropped at the city gate to enjoy the walk through the streets of Lucca to your accommodation. The afternoon is free at leisure to explore this marvellous city before we meet for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Lucca – San Miniato

After breakfast, we visit the main sights of this picture-book Tuscan town. Marvel at the imposing Renaissance walls, cobbled streets and beautiful piazzas of Lucca. In the afternoon, we head out for a walking tour to the famous Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, an originally oval-shaped piazza, Lucca’s monumental City Wall built in the 16th and 17th centuries, the church of St Michael and the shopping and café areas in the old town. After the city tour, we transfer by private vehicle to San Miniato, the starting point for our first day of walking tomorrow. With its beguiling medieval lure, San Miniato is your quintessential Italian dream. From stunning palaces and churches to delectable food and wine, San Miniato will lure you in with its eclectic and effervescent nature. The rest of the day is free at leisure, so why not train for your impending hike with a hike up to Torre di Frederico II? San Miniato is famous for this medieval fortress tower, with the panoramic view at the top a true sight to behold.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: San Miniato to Gambassi Terme

Today we rise early, excited for our first day of hiking. We begin by walking a section on the Via Francigena, which follows a stunning trail through oak and chestnut woods, olive groves and vineyards. The trail is mostly an off-road track that follows a path over small rolling hills – a quintessential Tuscan landscape! En route, we pass the quaint town of Chianni, where we may stop to visit its beautiful church. We then climb 300 metres up to Gambassi Terme, a hilltop town best known for its spa and hot springs, as well as glass manufacturing. Upon arrival, we will check into our hotel before joining for a group meal.

Trekking Distance: 18-23km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano

This morning after breakfast, we begin our walk descending from Gambassi Terme before reaching another steady climb. Today’s route features many undulating paths, however, the stunning scenery as we walk past the world-famous Chianti vineyards certainly makes up for it. We trek until we reach San Gimignano, an enchanting UNESCO-listed medieval town and our home for the night. 

Trekking Distance: 14km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: San Gimignano to Colle di Val d’Elsa

Today we bid farewell to San Gimignano as our trek out of the town takes us through olive groves and cypress avenues up to the village of Montecchio. We continue to trek against the ethereal Italian landscape until we reach Colle Val d’Elsa, where you can enjoy a glass of Chianti in the central piazza. 

Trekking Distance: 13km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Colle di Val d’Elsa to Monteriggioni

This morning after breakfast, we head off from the piazza in Colle di Val d’Elsa, our route today taking us along tree-lined roads, before descending to Castel Pietraio and then up to the densely forested hill of Montagnole. Our path along the Via Francigena takes us up to the unique hilltop village of Monteriggioni, famous for the medieval wall that encompasses the town.

Trekking Distance: 13km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Monteriggioni to Siena

Today we leave Monteriggioni for our final day of trekking and make our way towards Siena. Siena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited cities in Italy, and for a good reason. It is world-famous for its art, medieval architecture, museums and cuisine and a stunning location to celebrate the end of our adventure together. Tonight, we will gather for our final group dinner to celebrate the friendships we have made and all that we have accomplished.

Trekking Distance: 19-23km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Depart Siena

Today after breakfast we bid goodbye to this adventure. After breakfast make your own way to the airport for your flight home. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 1: Arrive in Florence

The adventure-of-a-lifetime begins today as you touch down in Florence, Italy! Upon arrival at Amerigo Vespucci Airport, you will make your own way to the hotel. In the evening, we will meet for our first team dinner and briefing.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Florence – Lucca

This morning we awake to the beautiful sights and sounds of Florence. After breakfast, we will transfer by private vehicle to the charming town of Lucca. While your luggage is transferred to the hotel, you are dropped at the city gate to enjoy the walk through the streets of Lucca to your accommodation. The afternoon is free at leisure to explore this marvellous city before we meet for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Lucca – San Miniato

After breakfast, we visit the main sights of this picture-book Tuscan town. Marvel at the imposing Renaissance walls, cobbled streets and beautiful piazzas of Lucca. In the afternoon, we head out for a walking tour to the famous Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, an originally oval-shaped piazza, Lucca’s monumental City Wall built in the 16th and 17th centuries, the church of St Michael and the shopping and café areas in the old town. After the city tour, we transfer by private vehicle to San Miniato, the starting point for our first day of walking tomorrow. With its beguiling medieval lure, San Miniato is your quintessential Italian dream. From stunning palaces and churches to delectable food and wine, San Miniato will lure you in with its eclectic and effervescent nature. The rest of the day is free at leisure, so why not train for your impending hike with a hike up to Torre di Frederico II? San Miniato is famous for this medieval fortress tower, with the panoramic view at the top a true sight to behold.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: San Miniato to Gambassi Terme

Today we rise early, excited for our first day of hiking. We begin by walking a section on the Via Francigena, which follows a stunning trail through oak and chestnut woods, olive groves and vineyards. The trail is mostly an off-road track that follows a path over small rolling hills – a quintessential Tuscan landscape! En route, we pass the quaint town of Chianni, where we may stop to visit its beautiful church. We then climb 300 metres up to Gambassi Terme, a hilltop town best known for its spa and hot springs, as well as glass manufacturing. Upon arrival, we will check into our hotel before joining for a group meal.

Trekking Distance: 18-23km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Gambassi Terme to San Gimignano

This morning after breakfast, we begin our walk descending from Gambassi Terme before reaching another steady climb. Today’s route features many undulating paths, however, the stunning scenery as we walk past the world-famous Chianti vineyards certainly makes up for it. We trek until we reach San Gimignano, an enchanting UNESCO-listed medieval town and our home for the night. 

Trekking Distance: 14km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: San Gimignano to Colle di Val d’Elsa

Today we bid farewell to San Gimignano as our trek out of the town takes us through olive groves and cypress avenues up to the village of Montecchio. We continue to trek against the ethereal Italian landscape until we reach Colle Val d’Elsa, where you can enjoy a glass of Chianti in the central piazza. 

Trekking Distance: 13km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Colle di Val d’Elsa to Monteriggioni

This morning after breakfast, we head off from the piazza in Colle di Val d’Elsa, our route today taking us along tree-lined roads, before descending to Castel Pietraio and then up to the densely forested hill of Montagnole. Our path along the Via Francigena takes us up to the unique hilltop village of Monteriggioni, famous for the medieval wall that encompasses the town.

Trekking Distance: 13km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Monteriggioni to Siena

Today we leave Monteriggioni for our final day of trekking and make our way towards Siena. Siena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited cities in Italy, and for a good reason. It is world-famous for its art, medieval architecture, museums and cuisine and a stunning location to celebrate the end of our adventure together. Tonight, we will gather for our final group dinner to celebrate the friendships we have made and all that we have accomplished.

Trekking Distance: 19-23km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Depart Siena

Today after breakfast we bid goodbye to this adventure. After breakfast make your own way to the airport for your flight home. 

Meals: Breakfast

Frequently asked questions

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About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

This adventure is ranked 3/5. Over 5 consecutive days, you will trek 13 - 23km per day, over undulating paths and through stunning scenery. In total, you can expect to trek approximately 80 kilometres through the Tuscan countryside. 

You will be well supported on the adventure by the guides and the wider team. You can move at your own pace and we take frequent rest breaks. Transport is often available if you feel you are unable to complete the day. You will need to carry a day pack with personal items such as water, snacks, medications and spare clothing. The rest of your luggage will be transported by vehicle each day.

Who will I be travelling with? 

Our average group size at Inspired Adventures ranges from 10 to 20 people. You can be sure that you have all come together with the shared purpose of making a difference to others and having the adventure of a lifetime.

The group will be led by a local tour guide with expert knowledge of the region. Many groups will also be accompanied by an Inspired Adventures team leader or doctor to support and motivate the team. 

Where applicable, a charity representative may also join the team. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your chosen charity and their work. 

Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?

Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.

What is the general age range of participants?

The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–84 take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

Fitness and training

Will I be fit enough for this adventure? 

While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are reasonably fit and willing to train. The Tuscany trek is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. It is essential that you prepare for this challenge, particularly with walking and stair training. We recommend that in the months leading up to your trip, you increase your physical fitness with lots of walking and aerobic exercise.

How do I train for this adventure? 

We will provide you with basic information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. We recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.

It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek. Conventional exercise routines which build strength, fitness and stamina, such as aerobics and light weight training can be beneficial, particularly if your fitness level is less than ideal.

Accommodation

What is the accommodation like? 

Accommodation on this adventure is twin-share in 3-star hotels and country cottages. Some of the hotels, particularly in small towns, are older buildings and may not have amenities like lifts.

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?

Absolutely! If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.

What to expect

What are the toilets like? 

While trekking, basic public toilets are available, however cleanliness may vary. We suggest you always carry toilet paper and hand sanitiser with you in your daypack.What is the food like? 

Meals will vary from day to day, but you can expect a nourishing range of Italian and European foods. A typical day could include:

Breakfast: ​Coffee, juice, pastries, yoghurt, cold meats, eggs

Lunch / Picnic: Sandwiches (panino), snacks (crisps, nuts), fresh fruit

Dinner:

Antipasti - Tuscan cold meats, canapés or cheese flan

Primo - Pasta

Secondo - Roast meat, roast potato, salads

Dessert - Gelato or local cakes

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for? 

Of course, we will happily arrange for any dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. Please advise your local guide and Team Leader on Day 1 as well. You’re welcome to bring additional snacks such as protein balls, lollies, gluten free or vegan treats with you. You will be fed very well while you’re on the adventure, but if you have a very specific dietary requirement or severe allergies, often it’s best to pack some extra things as back-up.

Is there mobile phone reception? 

If you have worldwide coverage, you can bring your own mobile phone and use it to make domestic or international calls. Please check with your mobile service provider prior to departure regarding international roaming and associated costs. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM card. Please ensure your phone is unlocked prior to departure.

Access to wifi will vary from hotel to hotel. You should be able to access the internet on most days, but expect lower quality in the more rural areas.

Will I have access to electricity?

Yes, you will have access to electricity. Italy uses 220V/50Hz with outlet types C, F and L (C and F plug types have two round pins and L plug type has three round pins). We recommend you purchase a universal adaptor.

What do I need to pack? 

You will be sent a comprehensive packing list after you register for the adventure with everything you need to consider.

What happens if there is a medical emergency?

All Inspired Adventures guides and Team Leaders are first aid trained. Our guides carry mobile phones (and a satellite phone, if required) to be used if further assistance is needed.

How will you manage the risk of COVID-19?

See the COVID-19 section of our website for full details.

Costs and payments

What’s included in the travel cost?

Package inclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes for details. 

Generally, the travel cost includes: 

  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodation based on twin-share in 2 or 3-star hotels
  • Local English-speaking guide(s)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Tour of Lucca

What’s not included in the travel cost?

Package exclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes. 

Generally, the travel cost does not include: 

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Visa, if applicable
  • Compulsory city tax
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

Are the travel costs subject to change? 

We will do our best to keep the travel costs as quoted. However, please bear in mind they can change due to group size, currency fluctuations or factors out of our control. If absolutely necessary, Inspired Travel may have to add on an additional supplement fee should the current social distancing measures continue. This fee would be required if our operator needs to add on additional vehicles, equipment and/or staff.

Why do I need to pay a registration fee? 

Upon registration, you will be required to pay a registration fee to secure your spot on the team. From the minute you register until you return from your adventure, the team at Inspired Adventures will provide you with everything you need - from a bespoke fundraising plan, fitness advice and travel preparations. You will receive access to your online adventure portal complete with your own online fundraising page and lots of resources to help you along the way. Your registration fee goes towards our cost of managing the adventure and supporting you on your journey.

How much spending money do I need?

We recommend that you allow €30 (AU$45) per day to cover any meals not included in the trip costs, souvenirs, gifts, drinks and any additional activities you may wish to participate in. It is possible to travel well on a smaller budget and there will be the opportunity to withdraw more money while away if you need.

Is it customary to tip? 

Tipping your local guide is customary, but not compulsory, and you are encouraged to tip only an amount you find appropriate. The recommended tipping amount for this adventure is €25-40 (AU$40-65) to be given in the local currency at the end of the adventure. Tipping in restaurants and taxis is customary.

Travel insurance and visas

Do I need to have insurance?

Travel insurance is compulsory for international adventures to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you will need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Italy. For the most current requirements, refer to the Smartraveller website.

About Italy

Can I drink the water in Italy?

Tap water in Italy is safe to drink and we encourage you to bring refillable water bottles to use throughout the adventure to minimise plastic waste. On trekking days, you can fill up before the start of the day at the hotel and at cafés along the trek if needed.

What is the weather like in Tuscany?

Tuscany is typified by relatively mild weather, depending on which area you are in. The coast and valleys are usually hotter than the mountains or hills, with the coast benefiting from breezes off the sea.

The chilliest months in Tuscany are December, January and February with temperatures between 3-12°C. Spring and autumn temperatures are around 15-22°C. Temperatures begin to soar again in May, with July and August being the hottest months to visit Tuscany with an average daytime temperature of 30°C.

Please check local weather forecasts prior to departure for up-to-date information. 

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

This adventure is ranked 3/5. Over 5 consecutive days, you will trek 13 - 23km per day, over undulating paths and through stunning scenery. In total, you can expect to trek approximately 80 kilometres through the Tuscan countryside. 

You will be well supported on the adventure by the guides and the wider team. You can move at your own pace and we take frequent rest breaks. Transport is often available if you feel you are unable to complete the day. You will need to carry a day pack with personal items such as water, snacks, medications and spare clothing. The rest of your luggage will be transported by vehicle each day.

Who will I be travelling with? 

Our average group size at Inspired Adventures ranges from 10 to 20 people. You can be sure that you have all come together with the shared purpose of making a difference to others and having the adventure of a lifetime.

The group will be led by a local tour guide with expert knowledge of the region. Many groups will also be accompanied by an Inspired Adventures team leader or doctor to support and motivate the team. 

Where applicable, a charity representative may also join the team. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your chosen charity and their work. 

Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?

Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.

What is the general age range of participants?

The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–84 take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

Fitness and training

Will I be fit enough for this adventure? 

While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are reasonably fit and willing to train. The Tuscany trek is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. It is essential that you prepare for this challenge, particularly with walking and stair training. We recommend that in the months leading up to your trip, you increase your physical fitness with lots of walking and aerobic exercise.

How do I train for this adventure? 

We will provide you with basic information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. We recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.

It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek. Conventional exercise routines which build strength, fitness and stamina, such as aerobics and light weight training can be beneficial, particularly if your fitness level is less than ideal.

Accommodation

What is the accommodation like? 

Accommodation on this adventure is twin-share in 3-star hotels and country cottages. Some of the hotels, particularly in small towns, are older buildings and may not have amenities like lifts.

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?

Absolutely! If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.

What to expect

What are the toilets like? 

While trekking, basic public toilets are available, however cleanliness may vary. We suggest you always carry toilet paper and hand sanitiser with you in your daypack.

What is the food like? 

Meals will vary from day to day, but you can expect a nourishing range of Italian and European foods. A typical day could include:

Breakfast: ​Coffee, juice, pastries, yoghurt, cold meats, eggs

Lunch / Picnic: Sandwiches (panino), snacks (crisps, nuts), fresh fruit

Dinner:

Antipasti - Tuscan cold meats, canapés or cheese flan

Primo - Pasta

Secondo - Roast meat, roast potato, salads

Dessert - Gelato or local cakes

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for? 

Of course, we will happily arrange for any dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. Please advise your local guide and Team Leader on Day 1 as well. You’re welcome to bring additional snacks such as protein balls, lollies, gluten free or vegan treats with you. You will be fed very well while you’re on the adventure, but if you have a very specific dietary requirement or severe allergies, often it’s best to pack some extra things as back-up.

Is there mobile phone reception? 

If you have worldwide coverage, you can bring your own mobile phone and use it to make domestic or international calls. Please check with your mobile service provider prior to departure regarding international roaming and associated costs. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM card. Please ensure your phone is unlocked prior to departure.

Access to wifi will vary from hotel to hotel. You should be able to access the internet on most days, but expect lower quality in the more rural areas.

Will I have access to electricity?

Yes, you will have access to electricity. Italy uses 220V/50Hz with outlet types C, F and L (C and F plug types have two round pins and L plug type has three round pins). We recommend you purchase a universal adaptor.

What do I need to pack? 

You will be sent a comprehensive packing list after you register for the adventure with everything you need to consider.

What happens if there is a medical emergency?

All Inspired Adventures guides and Team Leaders are first aid trained. Our guides carry mobile phones (and a satellite phone, if required) to be used if further assistance is needed.

How will you manage the risk of COVID-19?

See the COVID-19 section of our website for full details.

Costs and payments

What’s included in the travel cost?

Package inclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes for details. 

Generally, the travel cost includes: 

  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodation based on twin-share in 2 or 3-star hotels
  • Local English-speaking guide(s)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Tour of Lucca

What’s not included in the travel cost?

Package exclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes. 

Generally, the travel cost does not include: 

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Visa, if applicable
  • Compulsory city tax
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

Are the travel costs subject to change? 

We will do our best to keep the travel costs as quoted. However, please bear in mind they can change due to group size, currency fluctuations or factors out of our control. If absolutely necessary, Inspired Travel may have to add on an additional supplement fee should the current social distancing measures continue. This fee would be required if our operator needs to add on additional vehicles, equipment and/or staff.

Why do I need to pay a registration fee? 

Upon registration, you will be required to pay a registration fee to secure your spot on the team. From the minute you register until you return from your adventure, the team at Inspired Adventures will provide you with everything you need - from a bespoke fundraising plan, fitness advice and travel preparations. You will receive access to your online adventure portal complete with your own online fundraising page and lots of resources to help you along the way. Your registration fee goes towards our cost of managing the adventure and supporting you on your journey.

How much spending money do I need?

We recommend that you allow €30 (AU$45) per day to cover any meals not included in the trip costs, souvenirs, gifts, drinks and any additional activities you may wish to participate in. It is possible to travel well on a smaller budget and there will be the opportunity to withdraw more money while away if you need.

Is it customary to tip? 

Tipping your local guide is customary, but not compulsory, and you are encouraged to tip only an amount you find appropriate. The recommended tipping amount for this adventure is €25-40 (AU$40-65) to be given in the local currency at the end of the adventure. Tipping in restaurants and taxis is customary. 

Travel insurance and visas

Do I need to have insurance?

Travel insurance is compulsory for international adventures to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you will need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Italy. For the most current requirements, refer to the Smartraveller website.

About Italy

Can I drink the water in Italy?

Tap water in Italy is safe to drink and we encourage you to bring refillable water bottles to use throughout the adventure to minimise plastic waste. On trekking days, you can fill up before the start of the day at the hotel and at cafés along the trek if needed.

What is the weather like in Tuscany?

Tuscany is typified by relatively mild weather, depending on which area you are in. The coast and valleys are usually hotter than the mountains or hills, with the coast benefiting from breezes off the sea.

The chilliest months in Tuscany are December, January and February with temperatures between 3-12°C. Spring and autumn temperatures are around 15-22°C. Temperatures begin to soar again in May, with July and August being the hottest months to visit Tuscany with an average daytime temperature of 30°C.

Please check local weather forecasts prior to departure for up-to-date information. 

 

All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.

Reviews

Past adventurers rated their overall experience on the Tuscany trek as 4.63 out of 5

★★★★★


“The highlight was to see, breathe, smell and eat Italy!”

Sheryl Linane

BCNA’s Trek for Support Tuscany 2019

★★★★★


“Just brilliant! What an adventure.”

Rachel Mason

OTIS Foundation Tuscany 2018

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


“Wonderful, inspiring, cathartic, soulful and fulfilling.”

Kylie Walsh

BCNA’s Trek for Support: Tuscany 2019

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


“I had to often pinch myself to believe I was here.”

Sandra Davey

TIS Foundation Tuscany Trek 2018
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Responsible Travel

Caring for our adventurers, the communities we visit and the wellbeing of the planet is the heart of everything we do. This adventure is no exception.
Meaningful connections: Hear from Aranda Elders who will tell us about the history of the area.
Environment: We offset the emissions from this trip through carbon credit programs in partnership with Carbon Neutral. 
Treading lightly: Trekking is a great, low-impact way to explore.
Small group travel: Our teams consist of a maximum of 25 people. Better for you, and better for the planet.
Responsible business: We’re a certified B-Corp, committed to using business as a force for good

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Safe travel and flexible bookings

Keeping you safe: We’ve developed a stringent COVID-10 Pandemic Safety Management Plan in cooperation with government guidelines, tourism boards and the advice of medical experts to minimise the risks associated with travel as best as possible.

Flexible bookings: If COVID-19 travel bans mean your Inspired Adventure cannot go ahead as scheduled, we will endeavour to reschedule the departure to a later date or you will receive a travel credit.

To learn more about our COVID-19 policy, you can see a full list of FAQs here

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