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Tuscany: Flavours of Garfagnana TUG

Visiting: Italy
Tour Duration 8 Days
  • 1
  • Bread making
  •                                 Food market
  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          Food market
  • 1
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Centre Based
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
  • Trek Grade: Easy
 

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Walking in Tuscany

A walking tour with a gastronomic twist! Staying on a working farm (agriturismo) in northern Tuscany's Garfagnana Valley our days are spent enjoying easy-going walks in the timeless countryside and discovering the regions' magnificent local produce and culinary specialities. With visits to wine, olive oil, cheese and salami producers, rambles to forage for mushrooms and bilberries and cooking demonstrations by our hosts, we'll discover why Italian cuisine is considered to be one of the world's best.

Tour Highlights

  • Centre-based in the Garfagnana Valley - Stunning Tuscan countryside and seven nights at a traditional agriturismo (farm stay)
  • Regional food and drink - Sample regional specialities, see how they are prepared and where the produce is grown
  • Walking the trails - Day walks out amongst the hills and valleys of the Apennines and the Serchio River
  • Lucca and Pisa - Optional visits to two of Tuscany's most beautiful cities
  • Foraging rambles - Enjoy seasonal hikes in search of mushrooms, bilberries and chestnuts

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Pisa aiport. Drive to our base on a lovingly restored Tuscan farm near Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

  • 2
    Ramble through woodlands and fields to old water mill. Cooking demonstration at our agriturismo

  • 3
    Morning visit to working farm with cooking demonstration. Afternoon walking around Barga

  • 4
    Free day to visit Lucca and/or Pisa by train

  • 5
    Morning walk to San Romano via Verrucole Fortress. Afternoon rambles in chestnut and mushroom country

  • 6
    Walking around the hills near Lucca visiting historic villas, a vineyard and olive oil producer

  • 7
    High walk in the Appennines with chance to forage for bilberries in season. Visit Parmesan cheese factory

  • 8
    Drive to Pisa airport where tour ends

Tour notes

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Included meals 7 5 4
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Minibus
Accommodation
7 nights Standard Agriturismo
Tour Staff
Explore Tour Leader / Trek Guide
Maximum Altitude on Trek (m)
1500
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16