Are you looking for a walking vacation in Tuscany, Italy?
Montieri lies in one of the less populated areas of Italy in the hills between Siena and the coast. One kilometer away from the village, on the slopes of the hill "Poggio di Montieri“, you will find Hotel Prategiano. From here, there is a fantastic view over the seemingly endless hills of Maremma Toscana. Many walking tours start directly from our hotel.
It is a true paradise for those who love walking amongst beautiful nature. The territory is criss-crossed by a dense network of well-signed country lanes and pathways. Below are three examples of hiking trips:
Start at the hotel; Duration: 3 hours; Distance: 8km; Height: 200m: This trekking path leads uphill through a chestnut wood to the first view point, where you will enjoy a fantastic sight of the landscape towards Siena and the coast around Grosseto. Unspoiled, rough mountainous landscapes and views are the highlights of this walking tour.
Start in Gerfalco, 5km from the hotel; Duration: 3 hours; Distance: 8km; Height: 500m. After visiting the picturesque medieval village of Gerfalco, you will walk up a small path to the ridge of the Cornate. During most of the trekking tour, you will have a nice view of the coast and the island of Elba. In former centuries, these mountain slopes were populated and cultivated. Since then, rare plants have re-claimed the landscape and a new ecological balance has been established. You will pass by a former famous quarry of marble that provided the marble for the Cathedral of Siena.
Start at the hotel; Duration: 4 hours; Distance: 10km; Height: 400m. You will walk from Montieri downhill to the chapel Madonna dei Castani. In the valley, the landscape changes from chestnut and oak tree woods to meadows, which are used for extensive herding. Then, you will start walking uphill to return to our agriturismo in the hills of Tuscany.
Most of our clients come to Tuscany for horse riding, mountain biking, cycling or walking. But our hotel is also ideal for discovering famous art cities like Siena, Volterra, Florence, Massa Marittima, San Gimignano, Monteriggione and Grosseto. Also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the nearby little and authentic villages. Your walking holidays here will surely be a wonderful and unforgettable experience. You will fall in love with this quaint region of Italy.Book your hotel in Tuscany now