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5 best walking holidays in Italy

Italy is a walker's paradise. From the golden-sand beaches of the Amalfi Coast and the dramatic Dolomites peaks to historical Sicily and the spectacular island of Sardinia, walkers are spoiled for choice. Here are five of our best Italian walking and trekking trips.


Walking in Sardinia - Moderate grade

Discover the Bronze Age villages and idyllic coastal trails of Italy's second-largest island on foot with our moderate-graded Sardinia Walking Holiday. The rugged limestone mountains and deep boulder-strewn gorges make for exciting hikes with beautiful views. Take time to enjoy the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea on a boat ride to Cala Sisine, where you will find unspoilt sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, before setting off on a picturesque trek along the renowned Selvaggio Blu trail.

Walking the Amalfi Coast - Easy to Moderate grade

Travelling at a relaxed pace, walk amongst lemon trees and ancient alleyways, soaking up Italy's laid-back Mediterranean vibe on Italy's Amalfi coast. Embark on one of the greatest coastal walks in the world, 'Walk of the Gods' or Sentiero Degli Dei, where you can take in magnificent views of Capri and the Bay of Salerno. This famous trail connects the towns of Bomerano to Nocelle, and its name gives you just an inkling of the charming scenery you'll uncover en route. One of our best-selling walking holidays, this is an excellent introduction to walking holidays in Italy.

Walking in Puglia - Easy grade

Combining the rolling landscapes of Puglia with authentic cuisine and locally produced wines, this 8-day walking tour is an easy way to explore hidden gems. You’ll kick off the trip with a home-cooked feast and a bakery visit, before walking in Alta Murgia National Park, home to an impressive sinkhole. Later you’ll explore the 13th-century Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the inspiration for an Italian novel.

Sicilian volcano hike with Luca Cosma - Moderate to Challenging grade

Join volcanology expert Luca Cosma on a trek to the crater summit zone of Mount Etna, Europe's highest active volcano. From here, travel to the small island of Stromboli where the glow of incandescent lava lights up the night skies and, if we're lucky, we'll also witness some of its wild firework displays. You'll also have the chance to visit Italy's picturesque Aeolian Islands by hydrofoil and hike to the summit of the Gran Cratere on Vulcano Island - this is a Three Peaks Challenge with a difference!

Tour du Mont Blanc - Challenging grade

Prepare yourself to join one of Europe's most spectacular treks and one of our top bucket list hikes. Hike 148 kilometres along the mighty Tour du Mont Blanc across Italy, Switzerland and France. This eight-day challenging-graded walking tour is designed for the experienced walker, incorporating some of the most dramatic peaks in the Alps. The striking scenery of verdant hillsides and rocky passes rising to altitudes of over 2,500 metres makes this adventure breathtaking in more ways than one.


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