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Hiking Tours in Italy


  • Complete Europe’s long-distance mountain hike - the Alta Via - in the peaks of the Dolomites
  • Hike through Tuscany’s hilltop towns, lush vineyards and old olive groves
  • Treasure the ancient footpaths as you meander through the villages of the Cinque Terre
  • Revel in the romance of the Italian cities’ artistic and architectural masterpieces
  • Explore the Amalfi coastal hike and overnight in handpicked boutique hotels
  • Savor the finest seafood, pasta, meats and pizza accompanied by exquisite local wine

Marvel at the dramatic Dolomites, hike amidst vineyards in Tuscany, and meander through the colorful clifftop villages of the Cinque Terre. With Roman ruins and Renaissance masterpieces around every corner, delicate wines and pastas abound, lemon groves on the Amalfi coast, and succulent seafood in Sicily, Italy is a feast for the senses!

Travel on a self-guided hike in Italy with Macs to savor ever step of the ancient footpaths where culture and landscapes are intertwined. Maybe you’ll experience the peaks of the Dolomites on the Alta Via, taking you on mountain trails to authentic Refugios. Or for a different experience, head to the heritage sites along the Cinque Terre or Amalfi coast near Pompeii, for sea views and colorful villages. If you’re a fan of local wines, sip on a tasty red after hiking through vineyards in Tuscany.

For the discerning traveler we offer lesser-known routes, such as the pilgrimage to Rome along the Via Francigena, or a week in the sunflower filled hills of Umbria, ancient culture and Trulli houses in Puglia or a hike through the Piedmont region famous for its sweet Barolo wines. Whichever area you choose you can be assured that your Italy hiking vacation will remain in your heart forever.

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Discover Italy

  • Our top 5 Favorite Italian Hikes

    1. The Cinque Terre. Coastal hiking linking five beautiful villages. The seafood is incredible. 

    2. The Alta Via, Dolomites. Towering spires, mountain huts, turquiose lakes, meadows - one of Europe's finest hiking regions.

    3. Hill Towns of Tuscany. Picturesque hills, historic towns, aromatic vineyards producing fine wines.

    4. Amalfi In Style. Coastal trails with Mediterranean Sea views, delightful villages, plentiful terraces serving wine and oives.

    5. Trails of Sicily. Ancient foothills, archaeological sites, stunning vistas and impregnable hilltop towns.

    Curious to know more? Read on in our Blog ‘5 best hiking tours in Italy’

    Our top 5 Favorite Italian Hikes
  • Amalfi Coast: Must Try Foods

    Spaghetti alle Vongole – Spaghetti with freshly-caught clams which can be ordered with tomatoes or without. Best enjoyed on a panoramic terrace with a glass of local wine!

    Delizia al Limone – The world’s best lemons grow in the Amalfi region. This dessert is a lemon-scented sponge cake covered with lemon zest and frosting.

    Fiori di Latte – Cheesemongers in the tiny mountain hamlet of Agerola produce the famous Fiori di Latte cheese that you can typically find on a Neapolitan Margherita Pizza.

    Totani e Patate – A hearty dish of squid and potatoes.

    Scialatielli con Gamberi e Zucchine – This is a delightful fresh pasta dish with zucchini and locally-caught fresh shrimp tossed in a rich seafood stock. Many also include mussels, prawns, or clams.

    Amalfi Coast: Must Try Foods
  • Via Francigena - Which Stage?

    Since the 8th century pilgrims have hiked the famous Via Francigenca, from the Swiss border town of Bourg-Saint-Pierre to Rome. We offer the full 50 day route, and also various individual stages. These are our favorites:

    Stage 1. Hike over the famous St Bernard pass and cross the border into Italy. High mountains and alpine scenery.

    Final stage. From the hilltop town of Montefiascone into historic Rome. Follow trails through rural and pristine areas of Italy that many tourists do not visit!

    Stage 4. Through the foothills of the Apennine Mountains to the Tuscan border. The food is amazing!

    Stage 6. Quintessential Tuscany, famous medieval villages, packed full of history, culture, and art.

    Via Francigena - Which Stage?

  • Travel In Style

    The Amalfi Coast in Style is part of the beautiful range of active tours were you treat yourself to travel in style.

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  • Walking the Cinque Terre

    The Cinque Terre is a delightful part of Italy to walk through, going from UNESCO heritage village to village.  This video gives you some guidance on how to get your Park Card to ride the trains and some top tips to make sure you get every bit of enjoyment from visiting this enchanting part of Italy.  

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Why Macs

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

The Biggest Choice

Self-guided hiking & biking is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Around Since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.

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Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & British Travel Awards, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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