Tuscany Active Culinary Walking & Hiking Tour
Culinary Adventure in Italy from Chianti to Florence
From $3,999 - $4,249 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights
(+$600 for sgl. occ.)
Discover the joys of the Tuscan table as you learn the secrets of Italian cooking from our charming local friends. Celebrate fresh seasonal ingredients prepared with passion, yet minimal manipulation. Slow down and let food be the focal point of the day. And savor this journey that nurtures both body and spirit.
- Walk through brimming vineyards and old-world villages, getting to know our local amici along the way
- Prepare and savor farm-to-table recipes passed down through generations—buon appetito!
- Hike the white roads of southern Tuscany to hunt for truffles—the prized local culinary treasure
- Relish handmade cuisine, from your first plate of pici all'aglione to your final bowl-scraping spoonful of tiramisu
Day 1 Meander through vineyards, woodland and Renaissance hill towns | Get a taste of the region's undulating terrain as you walk from Castellina to Vèscine | Homer once called olive oil liquid gold—you'll call it delicious during our exclusive degustazione (tasting) | Sip Chianti and prepare a home-style Italian meal alongside locals in the cucina of their cooking school.
Days 2-3 Explore Panzano, home to numerous fine Chianti wineries | High ridges and peaceful forests lead the way to our lunch spot in the home of a local friend—a one-of-a-kind experience! | From the tiny hamlet of Vertine, hike from one unbelievable vista to the next, stopping for lunch at a local home for an alfresco feast among the grapevines | Join pizzaiolo and Backroads' friend Mario to learn how to let the pizza dough fly | In Radda, enjoy a private wine talk and pour—and balsamic vinegar tasting—with our friend Fabrizio.
Days 4-6 Follow the strade bianche (white roads) of southern Tuscany's Val d'Orcia | Head south to the crete senesi (chalk hills) to hunt for truffles | Wander in Renaissance-style Pienza, Pope Pius II's utopian village | Lunch takes place at an agriturismo (working farm) and dinner is a hands-on affair as we prepare piatti tipici, typical Tuscan dishes | Say arrivederci to Tuscany with a leisurely hike in the countryside surrounding Bagno Vignoni.
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2019 Private Trip Pricing
- 10 or more guests: from $3,999 pp dbl occ
- 8 - 9 guests: from $4,599 pp dbl occ
- 6 - 7 guests: from $4,599 pp dbl occ
- 4 - 5 guests: from $6,199 pp dbl occ
- 2 - 3 guests: from $7,599 pp dbl occ
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