The harmony of the hills

10 euros discount, groups of friends and on the village markets

Special Offer:

10 euros discount, special prices if you come with your friends and sales on the village markets

Where: Val d'Orcia, Siena

Who: Walden viaggi a piedi

AAGRTMemberper testo piccoloTrekking organised by the GRT Member Walden Viaggi a Piedi aiming at environmental discovery. A guide and the women she meets are an example of awareness

Hiking tour through the ORCIA VALLEY (UNESCO World Heritage). Walking in the heart of south Tuscany through olive groves, vineyards and gently rolling hills, discovering medieval villages and abbeys in the dreamlike countryside between Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano will make us part of the unique harmony between human hand, history, culture and nature. We will enjoy Tuscan hospitality in small hostels, rooms and typical inns.
South of Siena lies one of the most fascinating landscapes of Tuscany: Val d'Orcia. At every step here you feel the harmonious combination of human intervention, culture, history and beautiful nature. The newest way to discover it is to walk with Barbara Muller, one of the guides of Walden Trips on foot, who knows Tuscany very well, does trekking in Germany, loves walking from Sicily to Iceland.

For her "Travelling on foot means living the world inside and outside of me with calm and pleasure. It is always a joy to discover step by step not only an enchanting nature but also history, traditions, foods, culture and the locals". Val d'Orcia is one of her places of the heart, among the hills of the Crete, with endless lotus spaces, in autumn yellow ochre and green wheat in spring, the rows of cypress trees on the horizon, medieval towns and villages such as San Quirico d'Orcia, Pienza or Montalcino.

"It is impossible to escape the magic of evocative places such as the abbey of Sant' Antimo- says Barbara- or the ancient baths of Bagno Vignoni already appreciated by Lorenzo dei Medici and Santa Caterina di Siena. The genuine hospitality and love for this land are felt not only at the table but also talking to the women we meet".
Like Chiara, who with her small landlord continues the work started by her grandmother and aunt with great awareness.
Or, at the next stage, in the farm that Luisa has inherited and that has made an example of Tuscan rural hospitality, with cooking classes, tricot, sports, great dinners with the products of the fields, such as wheat, spelt, broad beans.


La Val d'Orcia tra colline, abbazie e borghi

Keep in touch

Subscribe to our Newsletter
La Guida delle Libere viaggiatrici
Join GRT

What women must know to work in tourism
How responsible tourism is usefull to women and community
Where to go for a gender equality backer travel