A hike through the uncontaminated areas of Montagnola Senese,(nearby Siena) where there are still glorious open fields, age old chestnut trees and ancient churches.
- Ascent/descent difference: 450 m
- Price for 6 hours excursion: 170 Euros in total
The price includes a bilingual guide and a snack. The itinerary, as well as the price, may change depending on the needs of hikers and climatic conditions.
- Trail details:
Located between the upper valley of the Elsa river and the town of Siena, this modest mountain range reflects better than any other the harmony of the Tuscan landscape. An enchanted place where time seems to stand still, holding abbeys, mediaeval churches and chapels, paved streets and castles under a spell. Although its position is close to Siena, this area has remained unspoiled and somehow wild: this is still the countryside where you meet farmers at work, sheep grazing the grass and where you still see colourful natural ponds.There are no words in fact to describe this trail: it is beautiful in every season and involves all the important aspects that a tourist must know and see when visiting Tuscany: the oldest chestnuts, the rural antique houses, the view above the Elsa Valley. The village of Ancaiano is simply picturesque and represents the beginning of a spectacular walk, that will take you by two medieval churches situated in two different strategical positions: right above Siena...
- Note: The hike requires a minimum of fitness, and equipment - walking shoes, rain coat andbottled water.