Mount Amiata is the ideal destination for those who enjoy walking and hiking: Nature, Parks and Reserves, forests and hills, dirt roads and trails leading from the peak of the mountain to its offshoots, with the Orcia valley and the Maremma.
The Mount Amiata is like a large open-air museum, a historical and environmental park where nature, art and culture meet and merge to provide an ideal combination for those who like walking and hiking.
The woods are easily walkable thanks to a network of trails drawn on ancient tracks of mushroom hunters and woodcutters that connect the small mountain towns to the natural surroundings.
The complex of marked trails covers 215 km and it is divided into two sections with a total of 19 main trails and other smaller paths. The “master” path is the ring of Mount Amiata: a circular route about 30 km long that leads around the volcanic cone at an altitude between 1050 and 1300 m.
In addition, there are many paths down to the valleys, white roads that connect small picturesque towns such as Pienza, Montalcino, Montichiello and most famous routes such as the Chestnut Route and the Via Francigena.
Amiata also counts 13 protected areas (parks and reserves) known for their natural and environmental value and other archaeological parks dating back to the Etruscan or to modern time as the Mining Museum Park.
You can choose between trails with different levels of difficulty, natural or cultural setting, scenic or training purpose. There are paths that can be practiced autonomously thanks to the use of special maps and track that recommend to hire an expert environmental guide.
In other words the Amiata is the ideal destination for those who love Hiking and Nordic walking.