Francigena Gourmet – Val D’Orcia
- 8 days s
A new trekking program dedicated to gourmet hikers; during this journey you will explore wonderful towns and the beautiful Tuscan countryside, you walk on the historical Francigena way and taste the best Italian wines and food!
Programs for Individual travelers.
8 days s
- 7 overnights in different 3* hotels (typical hotels with local charme) along the way
- 7 breakfasts
- luggage transfer (1 piece max 20 kg per person)
- 1 typical dinner in San Quirico d’Orcia
- 1 dinner in Hotel in Montalcino
- 1 dinner in Hotel in Buonconvento
- 1 wine tasting in a wine estate in Montalcino (2 wines)
- wine + cheese and bruschetta in MONTALCINO FORTEZZA Wine Bar
- 1 aperitif with wine and delicacies in Hotel in San Quirico
- GPS tracks to download in Garmin, IPhone or Android Phone
- assistance 24h
- dinners when not mentioned
- beverages at dinners
- entrance fees to Museums
- galleries and exhibitions
- lunch or pocket lunch
- what is not mentioned in the previous list
- city tax
Day 1 - SIENA
Arrival in SIENA and accommodation in your Hotel in the very center of the old town. In hotel clients will find a package including: itinerary description, itinerary maps, small guide, assistance number, GPS Tracks to be downloaded in the iPhone/Android phone and Garmin. Time at leisure for visiting the wonderful Piazza del Campo, the Cathedral and the historical center of Siena.
Day 2 - From SIENA TO MONTERONI D’ARBIA
Breakfast in hotel. After breakfast, departure for your first hike along the historical Francigena way, the road that many many pilgrims used to walk from Canterbury to Rome and the Holy Land. Arrival in Monteroni d’Arbia, accommodation in a very typical hotel hosted in a historical building that dates back to the XII century!
Hike profile: km 16 approximately , difference in level +234mt/-408 mt
Day 3 - From MONTERONI D’ARBIA to BUONCONVENTO
After breakfast you will leave from Monteroni d’Arbia to get to Buonconvento. Beautiful and easy hike in the middle of Val d’Orcia. Accommodation in hotel and dinner (beverages are not included). Overnight.
Hike profile : km 15,84 D.I.L +142 mt/-141 mt.
Day 4 - From BUONCONVENTO to MONTALCINO
Easy walk on the beautiful rolling hills of this unique area, dotted with never ending vineyards. Wonderful scenery will take you to discover the town of wine, Montalcino! Arrival and accommodation in your hotel in the town historical center. In the afternoon, visit to one of the most traditional and old wine estate in Montalcino for discovering the secrets for the production of Brunello
Hike profile : km 20,00 D.I.L +709 mt/-335 mt.
Day 5 - From MONTALCINO SANT’ANTIMO – MONTALCINO
You will walk for km 10 in beautiful, mythical Val d’Orcia! Medieval castles, sunny rolling hills, isolated hilltop towns, charming farmhouses and isolated rural homes, avenues of cypresses, rows of vineyards, olive groves, and golden wheat fields are just some of the elements of the fantastic and harmonious landscapes of Valdorcia. Your destination today is the mystic Abbey of Sant’Antimo, one of the best examples of medieval monastic architecture; here you can really breath a mystic and medieval atmosphere and listen to the beautiful Gregorian chants during the mass. When kissed by the sun, the magnificent travertine stone facade of the abbey shines with golden reflections. In the AFTERNOON VISIT TO ONE OF THE MOST TRADITIONAL WINE ESTATE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF MONTALCINO; WINE TASTING INCLUDED (PADELLETTI Wine Estate). Back to Montalcino. Dinner in Hotel’s restaurant.
Hike profile : km 20,00 D.I.L +500 mt/-440 mt
Day 6 - From MONTALCINO - SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA
Another wonderful hike in Tuscan Countryside. Leaving Montalcino it is only 13 km and a very easy walk to get to san Quirico d’Orcia, an amazing hamlet on the top of hill facing Montalcino. Val d’Orcia, is really a harsh land, biblical but extremely fascinating, especially here where you will enjoy unforgettable views painted with the strong colors of the earth and sun. During your journey, you will stop in a wine estate for a snack including wine and bread and some special delicacies of this area! Arrival in San Quirico d’Orcia and accommodation in your hotel. Dinner in Hotel ( beverages are not included).
Hike profile : km 13,60 D.I.L +320 mt/-364 mt.
Day 7 - From SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA - BAGNO VIGNONI – SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA
This last excursion will take you to discover one of the most amazing places in Tuscany, an old hamlet called Bagno Vignoni because of thermal bath ( Bagno is Bath) Bagno Vignoni is highly recommended: you'll find an absolutely unique tiny hamlet with a series of ancient buildings all surrounding the central Renaissance swimming pool with its beautiful arcades. Back to the hotel for a rich tasting with wine, Snack, Pecorino cheese of Pienza and Bruschetta.
Hike profile : km 12,30 D.I.L +280 mt/-280 mt
Day 8 - DEPARTURE
after breakfast, departure from SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA. Private transfer on request to Siena or to Perugia Airport or Florence/Pisa airport with supplement. End of services.
- No penalties from reservation up to 40 days before departure
-From 40 days to 30 days penalty for cancellation 30%
- From 30 days to 15 days from departure 50%
- From 15 days to 7 days 75%
- From 7 days 100%
CITY TAX : when stated to be paid on spot at check out
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