Hiking routes in Tuscany, in the Crete Senesi: the best way to discover this corner of paradise. Slowly, step by step, you can enjoy everything that nature has to offer. 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, instead you are part of these beautiful surroundings.
MONTISI – MONTELIFRÈ RING
Length: 10 Km
Although 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 circle: 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 crossroads 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 crossroads 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 are back at the starting point.
ANCIENT ROAD OF SERRE DI RAPOLANO
Length: 12 Km
This path is a little more challenging, characterized by uphill sections followed by descents, typical of this area. However the path does not have other particular difficulties.
This path offers many evocative views for photography enthusiasts. The route crosses the countryside among hills with occasional farmhouses. The most typical landscape of the Crete Senesi. At times the road surface can be uneven, so it is recommended to use suitable shoes and hiking poles.
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