Hiking trails in the Val d’Orcia: the best way to discover this corner of Tuscany. Slowly, step by step, among nature, ancient abbeys and castles, vineyards and wheat fields. Here you can enjoy everything that nature has to offers. Tuscany is renowned all over the world for its landscapes and the Val d’Orcia area represents it the most with scenic and suggestive routes.
In Tuscany and in the Val d’Orcia there are a lot of stunning hiking trails suitable for everybody. In this article we warmly recommend four very suggestive hiking routes in Tuscany. Hiking in the Val d’Orcia means to be part of the surrounding beauty and walking through a postcard.
SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA BAGNO VIGNONI
From San Quirico d’Orcia we take the path to Bagno Vignoni walking through the village of Vignoni Alto. After a visit to Bagno Vignoni we take the old path of the thermal waters along the Orcia river dominated by the Rocca d’Orcia. From here we can return to San Quirico d’Orcia by bus or walk back.
MONTALCINO – SANT’ANTIMO
From Montalcino we follow the old natural trail to the Abbey of St. Antimo. We visit this stunning Abbey, the oldest in Tuscany dating back to the 8th century. From here we can return to Montalcino by bus or walk back.
PODERE SALICOTTO – POGGIOLI MELIANDRA – SAN CARLO – ARMENA PODERE SALICOTTO
This path starts from our charming country home Podere Salicotto, we walk to Poggio dell’Amore and uphill to I Poggioli. We cross the Pieve a Salti road, we pass Meliandra and arrive at Podere San Carlo. Then towards Villa Armena and back to Podere Salicotto
DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM / EASY
BUONCONVENTO – MONTALCINO THROUGH CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO
This path starts from Bibbiano, near to Buonconvento. From here we walk on the dirt road to Castiglion del Bosco, a recently restored property. We continue our walk immersed in the scents of the Mediterranean bush and vineyards towards Montalcino. From here we can return to Buonconvento by bus.