The Chianti region, the famous hilly country between Florence and Siena owes his reputation primarily to the production of excellent wines. Wine growing areas as Greve, Gaiole, Radda or Castellina in Chianti are centers in the realm of the Gallo Nero, the quality mark of Chianti wine producers. Outside of vineyards and olive groves, however, the Chianti offers also numerous watercourses, extended oak woods, small villages and impressive fortresses, documents of long lasting struggles for the predominance of this strategically important area.
This varied hiking excursion in the heart of the Chianti region - the Chianti Classico - leads through typical Mediterranean vegetation with strawberry- and fig trees. It passes by vineyards, olive groves, fortresses and the estates of one of the most famous Italian wine growing areas. The tour ends at the enticing piazza of Greve in Chianti, where the shade of arcades invites you to rest or shop for typical Tuscan products.
This half day hiking tour is particularly suited to be combined with a guided wine tasting
in the winery of an estate.
Difference in altitude:
320 meters (1049 feet)