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Walking-Hiking tours activity level guide

Our tours are designed to be enjoyed by a wide variety of people with general good health in any case since they are in the majority custom-made tours, let us know your wishes and ability (or eventual disabilities/mobility issues), we will set up the tour fitting your needs.

The walking tours take place inside towns on flatly paved streets, certain hilltop towns or the Cinque Terre villages might have some up/downhill walking, stairs to climb or descend, getting on and off boats. For these tours is recommended to dress for the season:

  • Always comfortable clothing;
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, in Spring/Summer;

Light: no special skills are required and even people without a fitness base will enjoy these trips. The guided walks take place mostly on flat or slightly sloping surfaces, with a possibility of few steps to climb.  If there are people with certain disabilities or needing to move with the wheelchair, please inform us, we will design a tour fitting your needs.

Moderate: the walking tours involve some up/downhill walking, climb 3-4 flights of stairs in necessary, step on and off of big/small boats and trains if needed. For example walking in the villages of Cinque Terre or around Siena, Montepulciano, San Gimignano.

Challenging: you should be able to walk all day up/downhill, climb several flights of steps, hop-on-hop-off trains and boats.

 

The hiking tours encounter a variety of terrain from wide gravel paths, to narrow and rocky trails. Our guides set always a comfortable pace which gives everyone time to enjoy properly each aspect of the day: take photographs, admire the scenario, learn more about flora and fauna of the area.

Below here you find the classification of the trails based on the C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club)

Touristic (T): no special skills are required and even people without a fitness base will enjoy these trips. The hiking takes place mostly on gravel/dirt, flat or slightly sloping surfaces, with a possibility of few steps to climb.  It develops in the immediate vicinity of towns, tourist resorts, communication routes and is interesting for having a tourist or recreational nature.

Hiking (E): the itinerary does not present particular technical difficulties. The hiking involves the walking up to 3 hours through uneven terrain, across fields, along coastal trails with little elevation gain/loss and some steps; altitude is not a factor.

Expert Hiker (EE): the itinerary presented somewhere technical difficulties. You should be able to hike up to 5 hours on uneven footpaths, with gravel and rocks, high elevation gain and plenty of steps.

 

In all these cases above is mandatory to dress:

  • Always comfortable clothing, and possibly quick-dry, sweat-wicking clothing;
  • Waterproof jacket;
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, in Spring/Summer;
  • Trekking shoes and walking boots. Absolutely no flipflops!