Hiking routes in Tuscany, in the Crete Senesi: the best way to discover this paradise corner. Slowly, step by step, you can enjoy everything that nature offers us. Tuscany is renowned all over the world for its landscapes and the Crete Senesi area represents a truly unique territory with scenic and suggestive routes.
In Tuscany and in the Crete Senesi there are many hiking trails suitable for everybody. In this article we warmly recommend three very suggestive hiking routes in Tuscany. Hiking in the Crete Senesi does not mean you enjoy the landscape as an outsider, you are instead part of this surrounding beauty.
MONTISI – MONTELIFRÈ RING
Length: 10 Km
This is a rather short trail and suitable for everyone, it is really impressive. In addition to visiting the characteristic village of Montisi and the ruined castle of Montelifrè, you will enjoy very beautiful panoramic views over the Crete Senesi. This is a ring: departure and arrival are at the same parking place.
BETWEEN VAL D’ORCIA AND CRETE SENESI
Length: 20 Km
This path is longer than the previous one and slightly more difficult. It starts from the crossroad at Lucignano d’Asso where you can park your car and head towards Torrenieri following the course of the Asso river along the Cassia road. The first part of the route is characterized by wide flat stretches. At the crossroad to Torrenieri turn left and leave the Cassia road. After passing the town, continue towards Bellaria, Celamonti and Cosona. From there along the dirt road you can admire beautiful landscapes all around you. After Cosona the trail continues to the beautiful village of Lucignano d’Asso where you can stop for a rest. From here you descend quickly and after a series of curves you reach the starting point.
ANCIENT ROAD OF SERRE DI RAPOLANO
Length: 12 Km
This path is little bit challenging, characterized by uphill sections followed by descents, typical of this area. Anyway the path haven’t any particular difficulties.
This path offers many evocative views for photography enthusiasts. The route crosses the countryside among hills with rare farmhouses. The most typical landscape of the Crete Senesi. Somewhere the road surface can be impervious, so it is recommended to use suitable shoes and hiking poles.
Podere Salicotto Charming Country Home is the ideal base for discovering the beauties of the Crete Senesi and the Val d’Orcia.