from/per person Rs 3,540
  • 4 hours

Description

Head to Siena train station in the morning to meet your guide, and you'll be transported by air-conditioned minivan to the starting point of the hike. Follow your guide along this picturesque and relatively easy 5-mile route, which will take you through the Tuscan countryside.

Known as the Via Francigena, this medieval route was popular in the Middle Ages for pilgrims making the journey from Canterbury in England to the Vatican in Rome. With the advent of cars and modern paved roads, Via Francigena fell from favor, but it has recently been revived and is welcoming an increasing number of hikers on its paths.

As you walk along the pretty trails, discover more about the history of the route from your guide and soak up the idyllic scenery. Pass by forest and fields, vineyards and olive groves, and look out for medieval villages and castles that look much the same as they would have centuries ago, when weary pilgrims trekked by on their way to Rome.
After around 2.5 hours of walking, arrive in Monteriggioni, an attractive walled village located in the heart of the Chianti wine region. Take part in a wine tasting in a local store, and taste at least two different local varieties.

Feel free to explore the village at your leisure, checking out the beautifully intact medieval walls and towers. You’ll be provided with a map with directions to the train station (around 30 minutes away on foot) and a train ticket, which you can then use to return to Siena whenever you wish.


Inclusions

Guide, Transport by air-conditioned minivan, Wine samples, One-way train ticket to Siena


Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off, Gratuities, Food and drinks (unless specified)


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 16 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability, Not recommended for people with physical disabilities or unable to walk on uneven ground and countryside footpaths for 3 hours, Comfortable shoes are recommended, Not wheelchair accessible, Service animals allowed, Near public transportation, Not recommended for pregnant travelers, No heart problems or other serious medical conditions, Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level, This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund, This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund


Others

Location : Siena, Italy
City : Siena
Country : Italy
Departure Time : 9am
Departure Point : Siena train station
Return Details : Concludes in Monteriggioni
Voucher Requirements : You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Voucher Option : VOUCHER_E
Duration : 4 hours


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