Tuscany Montalcino Pienza
Hike & Taste Tour
Tuscany is wonderful, backpacking through some of the most beautiful countryside of the world is even better. Especially if super wines and tasty food are waiting for you at the end of the day!
The countryside of Val d'Orcia where this hiking tour takes place, has been a UNESCO heritage since 2004. Its magical atmosphere, light colors and gentle hills are among some of the most attractive landscapes of the world.
Backpacking each day from village to village will give you a chance to explore ancient villages such as Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano and San Quirico d'Orcia.
Along the trail there are several cultural opportunities, such as visiting ancient Roman churches, neo-renaissance villages and other interesting buildings that make this place unique in the world… a real dive into the Italian cultural heritage.
In addition to being professionals hikers, our guides may also tell you something more about the history, culture and art of the places you are travelling through. Without forgetting that in the evening you may want to taste some special wine and tasty local products…
The entire hiking tour takes place in Val d'Orcia. The change in elevation is low but the length of the hike may be longer compared to other tours. There are no special technical requirements, but good physical fitness is recommended.
Trails: we hike in hilly areas mainly on white roads and easy trails.
Climate: mild temperatures all year round; ideal hiking even in winter; in mid-season it can be hot; in summer temperatures are too high.
What Our Guests Say
The greatest satisfaction for us is to see our guests happy. Below some of the nicest reviews you can find by browsing the web:
Couldn't have asked for a better Dolomites trekking experience, [...] the day ran smoothly (and lunch was delicious!) Guido has a wonderful sense of humour which added to our trekking along the lesser used pathways, enjoying the jaw dropping scenery. [...]
Our guide Guido was very knowledgeable of the area and experienced. He was friendly and good
fun to hike with. A memorable experience. Highly recommend Guido as your guide.
Guido is a wonderful guide. Extremely knowledgeable about the mountains. Always paying
attention to the guests. Offers easy and harder routings throughout the day. Will be back for a multi-day hike with Guido.
WOW! what more can i say. If you are on the fence about booking this... book it. Guido was
absolutely amazing and super accommodating. [...] It was a pleasure meeting him and getting to explore the dolomites with him!!
I was a solo traveller and was fortunate to find Guido and Freemotion. [...] The organised trek made my time in Dolomites for day hikes as seamless as possible [...] I felt confident in Guido's guidance. [...] I would definitely be calling FreeMotion again.
[...] I'm happy I was with a guide who knew where to go :) Guido is friendly, well informed, discreet and respectful of privacy. I recommend Freemotion to anyone who wants to visit the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful places I've ever been!
[...] If you wanna have a great experience in the Dolomites, Oscar is the guy for that! Despite of the weather, I had amazing two days during the hiking... I wish so bad I could go back (and for sure I am one day!). Great rifugio, great hiking, thanks Freemotion!
My two days of hiking with Chiara in the Dolomites near Cortina d'Ampezzo were fabulous. She adjusted the difficulty perfectly for me-a great workout but not beyond my capabilities [...]
[...] As a guide, Guido is very experienced, knows what he is doing and is extremely helpful in planning the entire hike - from arrival to departure. [...] I strongly recommend him and I hope, I'll have a chance to do couple more hikes with him this summer.
My guided hike was, without a doubt, the best part of my trip to the Dolomites [...] I highly recommend a guided tour with Guido. He's personable and friendly so you'll definitely have fun [...] I felt safe with Guido.
I was a solo traveller looking to try snowshoeing for the first time. This tour was everything I hoped for and more [...] I would highly recommend this tour. An experience not to be missed if visiting the Dolomites during Winter.
We had an incredible experience with Chiara. She was very enthusiastic, very attentive, and knew the terrain well. She accommodated our interests and energy level. We would highly recommend this company!!
My mother and I were very fortunate to have engaged Freemotion for our one day hike to Lake Sorapis from Cortina [...] On the day of the hike, Chiara was extremely attentive, particularly towards my elderly Mom who was hiking for the first time.
Hiking with Eugenio was like being with an incredibly well-informed, thoughtful, and enthusiastic friend; he loves the regions where he grew up and shares that love with you [...] Eugenio made this day a sparkling highlight of my vacation.
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