26 May- 02 June 2013 (Sun-Sun) Our Tuscany holiday takes place in the magnificent, wooded Garfagnana valley, set between the green, rolling Apennine mountains and the more rugged “marble mountains” of the Alpi Apuane. Our walks will be through woods to attractive hillside villages, and on rough mountain tracks where the ‘ups’ will be rewarded by extensive views as far as the Ligurian coast. Northern Tuscany is surprisingly mountainous and on some days the ascents will be between 600 and 750 metres. However, these will be taken at a steady pace and are on good paths. We will also have a day off from walking with an option to visit the beautiful walled city of Lucca with its marble clad churches and winding streets, or to take time out and relax by the pool back at our base, the Casine di Braccicorti. The Casine comprises of several small chalets / villas converted from the original farm buildings plus a larger central villa where there is further accommodation and where we will have our meals. The food will be traditional Tuscan fare prepared by our hosts. There are some ensuite or standard singles available (single supplements per night: £16 ensuite, £12 standard). The grounds are extensive with space to wander, a large swimming pool, and even a 6-hole golf course! Transport to the walks will be by private minibus. The optional day out in Lucca will be by train taking in the stunning scenery along the Serchio River. All meals are included except on the free day when there are plenty of cafes to choose from in Lucca and a trip to the local pizzeria in the evening is a must!
Price includes: 7 full board (except for 1 evening meal & 1 lunch on the free day) including 1 evening restaurant meal where drinks are not included, transfer meeting certain flights, all transport to walks. Train to Lucca not included – approx. 8E return plus optional shared taxi to local station.
Guided by Clare.
Flights to PISA are not included. Book early for the best price! Contact us for details of our airport transfer
7 nights Full Board (except 1 evening meal): £720 Book for this holiday