Hiking in Italy

Italy’s charms are no secret. It’s wine and cuisine are world-renowned, as are its culturally rich cities and towns. What is often overlooked though, is the fact that Italy is also a fabulous and compelling hiking destination.

Few countries can offer such an incredible variety of spectacular landscapes, from the rugged mountains and pastoral valleys of the Alps and Dolomites to the famously beautiful northern lakes; from the idyllic countryside and picturesque hilltop villages of Tuscany to the cliff-hanging trails of the Amalfi coast and the Cinque Terre, framed by lemon groves and terraced vineyards and overlooking the vast blueness of the Mediterranean.

With walking trails that are well marked and maintained, hiking in Italy is a pleasure – and with such a variety of trails and terrain there is truly something for everyone. The best seasons for hiking are spring and early autumn, though the season is shorter in the Alps and Dolomites (late June to September).

Alps: Valle D’Aosta

Walk among Europe's highest peaks in the Aosta Valley
9 days
4: Moderate to Challenging

Alps: Valle Maira

Discover a beautiful forgotten area of the Western Italian Alps
8 days
4: Moderate to Challenging

Amalfi Coast & Capri

Walk along one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Dolomites: Val Badia

The quintessential walking tour in the heart of the Dolomite mountains
8 days
4: Moderate to Challenging

Hilltop towns of Tuscany

Walking the Val d'Orcia from Montepulciano to Siena
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Lakes of Como & Lugano

Walking the lakeside trails and mountain paths from Italy to Switzerland
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Portofino & the Cinque Terre

UNESCO World Heritage gems on the Ligurian Riviera
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Puglia Coastal Walking

Walk the ‘Heel of Italy’ from Otranto to Gagliono del Capo
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Sardinia’s “Wild East”

A mix of mountain and coastal hiking in the Orosei National Park
8 days
3: Moderate

Sicily: Islands and volcanoes

Walking the Aeolian Islands, Mount Etna and Taormina
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate