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Independent Walking & Hiking Tours from Genius Loci Travel: Walking Your Way!

Genius Loci Travel offers a large range of independent or self guided’ walking & hiking tours.

Which you can do with whom you want, at the pace you want, at the time you want. Private departures can be planned on any date. You are the guide!

With our detailed Route Notes & Maps you will be able to walk any route. In the meanwhile we take care of your luggage and select the perfect accommodation for you.

Choose from the best selection of hikes, walks & treks in Italy! Coastal walking, Mountain Hiking, City Treks & Pilgrim routes. There is something for every taste.

Italy’s Coasts & Islands
Salerno City-Trek (with Amalfi & Pompeii)

Independent Tours
An exciting trip full of vibrant city life, vibrant earth and great views over the Bay of Salerno
  • Discover the authentic medieval heart of Salerno
  • Climb up to the imposing Arechi Castle, overlooking the Bay of Salerno & Amalfi Coast
  • Walk through the beautiful hamlets of Vietri sul Mare to the amazing Abbey of Cava dei Tirreni
Days:3 days - based in the hotel of your choice 
Starting from: 125 € 
The Coast of the Sirens - from Paestum to Palinuro and Policastro

Independent Tours
Discovering the Cilento National Park, one of the biggest and most diverse of Italy
  • Visit the impressive Greek Temples of Paestum, among the best preserved in the world
  • Walk along deserted beaches, into isolated coves and onto uninhabited inlands
  • Stroll through small medieval villages and charming fishing harbours
Days:8 days - 4 different accomodations in special places 
Starting from: 610 € 
Southern Cilento Explorer - coastal walking from Palinuro to Policastro

Independent Tours
Discovering the Cilento National Park, one of the biggest and most diverse of Italy
  • Visit the impressive Greek Temples of Paestum, among the best preserved in the world
  • Walk along deserted beaches, into isolated coves and onto uninhabited inlands
  • Stroll through small medieval villages and charming fishing harbours
Days:8 days - 4 different accomodations in special places 
Starting from: 610 € 
Paestum & the Coast of the Sirens (Cilento)

Independent Tours
  • Visit the impressive Greek Temples of Paestum, among the best preserved in the world
  • Walk along deserted beaches, into isolated coves and onto uninhabited inlands
  • Stroll through small medieval villages and charming fishing harbours
Days:6 days - 3 different accomodations in special places 
Starting from: 425 € 
Amalfi Coast Luxury Walking Tour

Independent Tours
Amalfi & Ravello, Sentiero degli Dei, Positano, Sorrento & Punta Campanella
  • Walk the 'Sentiero degli Dei', one of the world's most beautiful footpaths
  • Stay in great hotels in Amalfi, Positano & Sorrento & enjoy a beautiful 'agriturismo'
  • Walk both the famous paths & discover the area 'off-the-beaten-track'
Days:8 days - 3 different bases in stunning hotels 
on request 
Amalfi & Sorrento Coast to Coast Trek

Independent Tours
Along the 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari' from Cava dei Tirreni to the Finis Terrae of the Sorrento Peninsula
  • Walk the awesome long distance trail 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari'
  • Enjoy nice 'off-the-beaten-track' rural accommodations & genuine food
  • Discover the stunning mountain hamlets of Cava dei Tirreni, Agerola, Vico Equense & Massalubrense
Days:8-days continuous walking route 
Starting from: 550 € 
Alpine Amalfi & Sorrento - the 'Alta Via Trek' (short)

Independent Tours
Along the 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari' from Cava dei Tirreni to the Finis Terrae of the Sorrento Peninsula
  • Walk the awesome long distance trail 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari'
  • Enjoy nice 'off-the-beaten-track' rural accommodations & genuine food
  • Discover the stunning mountain hamlets of Cava dei Tirreni, Agerola, Vico Equense & Massalubrense
Days:5-days continuous walking route 
Starting from: 330 € 
The Amalfi Coast & Mountains

Independent Tours
From the amazing Lattari Mountains down to the Amalfi Coast, and along the coast from Amalfi to Positano
  • Remain breathless about the incredible views on the Amalfi Coast, from the best viewpoints of the area
  • Take in the best walks of the area, like the 'Sentiero degli Dei' and the 'Valley of the Mills'
  • Enjoy nice rural accomodations & genuine food
  • Discover the great variety of the Amalfi Coast: from Alpine mountain scenery, to archetypical Mediterranean landscapes
Days:8 days - 3 different bases in charming hotels  
Starting from: 490 € 
The Heart of the Amalfi Coast – A divine mix of nature & culture

Independent Tours
Walking along the world's most beautiful coast, from Amalfi to Positano, with visits of Ravello and Capri
  • See Amalfi & Ravello, Praiano & Positano. Enjoy a special visit to the incredible Villa Cimbrone in Ravello.
  • Enjoy spectacular but relatively easy walks, like the 'Sentiero degli Dei' (the 'Path of the Gods') & the 'Valle dei Mulini'
  • Stay in great hotels, in the heart of the famed villages of the Amalfi Coast
Days:8 days - 3 different bases in charming hotels 
Starting from: 595 € 
The Best Walks of the Amalfi Coast – A divine mix of nature & culture

Independent Tours
Walking along the world’s most beautiful coast, from Amalfi to Positano, with visits of Ravello and Capri
  • Visit the famous villages of the coast: Amalfi & Ravello & Positano
  • Enjoy a number of spectacular but relatively easy walks, like the 'Sentiero degli Dei' (Path of the Gods) and the 'Valley of the Mills'
  • Stay in great hotels, in the heart of the tw most famous villages of the Amalfi Coast: Amalfi & Positano
Days:6 days - 2 different bases in beautiful hotels 
Starting from: 420 € 
Backroads of the Amalfi Coast - Highlights & hidden treasures

Independent Tours
walking 'behind the scenes' of the world's most beautiful coastline
  • Explore the backstreets of intriguing medieval villages
  • Enjoy the most spectacular Mediterranean land & seascapes
  • walk the 'Sentiero degli Dei', one of the world's most beautiful footpaths
Days:9 days - 4 different bases in charming hotels 
Starting from: 635 € 
The 'unknown' Amalfi Coast - Hiking off-the-beaten-track

Independent Tours
Between the charming fishing villages and impressive monasteries of the world’s most beautiful coastline
  • Discover several virtually unknown highlights of the Amalfi Coast
  • Enjoy stupendous views exploring small hamlets and wild mountain scenery
  • Stay in great hotels enjoying delicious local food and wines
Days:5/7 days - 4 different bases hotels 
Starting from: 460 € 
The Heart of the Amalfi Coast & the Sorrento Peninsula

Independent Tours
Walk along the world’s most beautiful coast to a first class resort, from Amalfi to Sorrento.
  • Walk the ‘Sentiero degli Dei’, one of the world’s most beautiful footpaths
  • Stay in great hotels in Amalfi, Positano & Sorrento & enjoy a beautiful 'agriturismo'
  • Walk both the famous paths & discover the area 'off-the-beaten-track'
Days:9 days - 4 different bases hotels / agriturismo 
Starting from: 775 € 
Highlights of the Amalfi Coast & the Sorrento Peninsula - with Pompeii & Capri

Independent Tours
Walk along the world’s most beautiful coast to a first class resort, from Amalfi to Sorrento.
  • Walk the ‘Sentiero degli Dei’, one of the world’s most beautiful footpaths
  • Stay in great hotels, in the famed resorts Amalfi & Sorrento
  • Take in Capri and Pompeii on a day trip
Days:7 days - 2 great hotels - in Amalfi & Sorrento 
Starting from: 500 € 
Essential Amalfi Walking - short break

Independent Tours
From the amazing Lattari Mountains down to the Amalfi Coast, and along the coast from Amalfi to Positano
  • Remain breathless about the incredible views on the Amalfi Coast, from some of the most stunning viewpoints of the area.
  • Take in the best walks, like the 'Sentiero degli Dei' & the 'Valley of the Mills'
  • Discover the great variety of the Amalfi Coast: from Alpine mountain scenery, to archetypical Mediterranean landscapes
  • Enjoy a special visit to the incredible Villa Cimbrone in Ravello.
Days:5 days - centre based in Amalfi (or Ravello) 
Starting from: 260 € 
Positano - the best Walks

Independent Tours
walking 'behind the scenes' of the world's most beautiful coastline
  • Explore the backstreets of intriguing medieval villages
  • Enjoy the most spectacular Mediterranean land & seascapes
  • walk the 'Sentiero degli Dei', one of the world's most beautiful footpaths
Days:4 days - different hotels possible 
Starting from: 250 € 
The Charming Amalfi Coast with Pompeii & Vesuvius

Independent Tours
A great selfguided walking tour along the charming Amalfi Coast, with visits of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius
  • Discover the hamlet of Corpo di Cava and the 1000 years old Benedictine Abbey
  • Take in a day at Pompeii and make a stunning walk onto Mt. Vesuvius
  • Visit Amalfi & Ravello, Praiano & Positano and do some of the best walks there.
  • Remain breathless about the incredible views on the Amalfi Coast, from the best viewpoints of the area
Days:8 days - 3 different bases in charming hotels 
Starting from: 760 € 
Amalfi Coast & Bay of Naples Explorer (with Pompeii, Vesuvius & Capri)

Independent Tours
Amalfi, Atrani & Ravello, Naples, Pompeii & Vesuvius, Capri, Agerola & ‘Sentiero degli Dei’, Positano
  • Explore Naples, take in a day at Pompeii and make a stunning walk onto Mt. Vesuvius
  • Remain breathless about the incredible views on the Amalfi Coast, from the best viewpoints of the area
  • Visit Amalfi & Atrani, Ravello & Positano and do some of the best walks there.
  • Explore the best of Capri on a day trip.
Days:8 days - 3 different bases in charming hotels 
Starting from: 595 € 
Around the Finis Terrae of the Sorrento Peninsula

Independent Tours
Walk along the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula to a first class resort, from Amalfi to Sorrento
  • Enjoy the great views on the Bay of Naples
  • Walk to the very tip of the Sorrento Peninsula, ‘Punta Campanella’, with great views of Capri
  • Take in Capri and Pompeii on a day trip
Days:9 day - 4 different bases in hotels, a convent and agriturismo 
Starting from: 695 € 
Around the Finis Terrae of the Sorrento Peninsula

Independent Tours
Walking around the beautiful cape of the Amalfi Coast to elegant Sorrento. With a walk on Capri and a visit to Pompeii.
  • Walk to the very tip of the Sorrento Peninsula, ‘Punta Campanella’, with great views of Capri & the Bay of Naples
  • Explore the best of Capri on a day trip.
  • Spend a full day in the stunning 'Baia di Ieranto' nature reserve
  • Take in a day at Pompeii and make a stunning walk onto Mt. Vesuvius.
Days:7 days - 3 different bases in hotels, and agriturismo 
Starting from: 555 € 
Jewels of the Bay of Naples (Capri, Ischia & Procida)

Independent Tours
Mediterranean island hopping: exploring the three main islands of the mythical Bay of Naples
  • Enjoy the hidden charm & island atmosphere of Capri, far from the crowds
  • Sleep in spectacular historic locations (but with all the comforts)
  • Discover the spectacular extinct volcanoes of Ischia
  • Stroll through the coloured alleyways of Procida, setting for the movie Il Postino
Days:8 days - 3 beautiful hotels on the 3 different islands 
Starting from: 530 € 
Jewels of the Bay of Naples (Ischia & Procida)

Independent Tours
  • Sleep in spectacular historic locations (but with all the comforts)
  • Discover the spectacular extinct volcanoes of Ischia
  • Stroll through the coloured alleyways of Procida, setting for the movie Il Postino
Days:6 days - 2 beautiful hotels on the 2 islands 
Starting from: 350 € 
Exploring Capri - hiking along highlights & hidden treasures

Independent Tours
Mediterranean island hopping: exploring the three main islands of the mythical Bay of Naples
  • Enjoy the hidden charm & island atmosphere of Capri, far from the crowds
  • Sleep in spectacular historic locations (but with all the comforts)
Days:4 days - centre based in a beautiful hotels on the island of Capri 
Starting from: 245 € 
Paestum & the pristine coast of the Cilento National Park - CIL 3

Independent Tours
Discovering the Cilento National Park, one of the biggest and most diverse of Italy
  • Visit the impressive Greek Temples of Paestum, among the best preserved in the world
  • Walk along deserted beaches, into isolated coves and onto uninhabited inlands
  • Stroll through small medieval villages and charming fishing harbours
Days:8 days - 4 different accomodations in special places 
Starting from: 610 € 
Cinque Terre & Portovenere

Independent Tours
Discovering the best of the Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets, walking between coloured fishing villages and terraced vineyards
  • Explore the Cinque Terre, both the famous paths & those less crowded
  • Experience the Beauty that inspired Byron, Kelley and many Italian poets
  • Walk across the wonderful island of Palmaria, with spectacular views all around
Days:8 days - 3 different bases in charming hotels  
Starting from: 660 € 
The Best of the Cinque Terre

Independent Tours
Discovering the best of the Cinque Terre, walking between coloured fishing villages and terraced vineyards
  • Walk the famous 'Sentiero dell'Amore', full of poetry and romance
  • Explore the hidden Cinque Terre, along less crowded paths
  • Walk to the magical Portovenere, and journey back by boat along the coast
Days:7 days - 2 different bases in charming Hotels 
Starting from: 425 € 
The best Cinque Terre Walks - Short break - CIN2A

Independent Tours
  • Walk the famous 'Sentiero dell'Amore', full of poetry and romance
  • Explore the hidden Cinque Terre, along less crowded paths
  • Walk to the magical Portovenere, and journey back by boat along the coast
Days:5 days - 2 different bases in charming Hotels 
Starting from: 290 € 
Cinque Terre & the Portofino Peninsula

Independent Tours
Walking between coloured fishing villages and terraced vineyards
  • Walk the famous 'Sentiero dell'Amore', full of poetry and romance
  • Explore the hidden Cinque Terre, along the less crowded paths
  • Walk across the magical Portofino Peninsula, with beautiful villages and wonderful nature
Days:8 days - 3 different bases in charming Hotels 
Starting from: 505 € 
Cinque Terre, Portovenere & the Portofino Peninsula

Independent Tours
walking between coloured fishing villages and terraced vineyards
  • Walk the famous 'Sentiero dell'Amore', full of poetry and romance
  • Explore the hidden Cinque Terre, along the less crowded paths
  • Experience the Beauty of Portovenere, which inspired Byron, Shelley and Dante
  • Walk across the magical Portofino Peninsula, with beautiful villages and wonderful nature
Days:8-day - 3 different bases in charming hotels 
Starting from: 670 € 
Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre & Portovenere

Independent Tours
walking & sightseeing between Tuscany & Liguria
  • Discover beautiful Lucca and surprising Pisa, much more than 'just' a leaning tower
  • Walk the famous 'Sentiero dell'Amore', full of poetry and romance
  • Explore the hidden Cinque Terre, along the less crowded paths
  • Experience the Beauty of Portovenere, which inspired Byron, Shelley and Dante
Days:8 days – 3 different bases in charming hotels  
Starting from: 710 € 
Pisa, Cinque Terre, Portovenere & the Portofino Peninsula

Independent Tours
Walking between coloured fishing villages and terraced vineyards.
  • Discover surprising Pisa, much more than 'just' a leaning tower
  • Explore the Cinque Terre, along the famous 'Sentiero dell'Amore' and less crowded paths
  • Experience the Beauty of Portovenere, which inspired Byron, Shelley and Dante
  • Walk across the magical Portofino Peninsula, with beautiful villages and wonderful nature
Days:7 days – 3 different bases in charming hotels  
Starting from: 475 € 
Cinque Terre & the Gulf of Poets

Independent Tours
Discovering the highlights of the Ligurian Coast, walking between coloured fishing villages and terraced vineyards
  • Explore the Cinque Terre, both the famous paths & those less crowded
  • Experience the Beauty that inspired Byron, Kelley and many Italian poets
  • Walk across the wonderful island of Palmaria, with spectacular views all around
Days: 
Dates & Prices on request. Please contact us 
Wild Sardinia - Hiking along the East Coast

Independent Tours
Wild nature and ancient cultures along the spectacular East Coast of Sardinia
  • Explore the rugged inland of the Supramonte Mountains along the East Coast of Sardinia
  • Walk through wild nature scenery and visit mysterious archaeological sites
  • Enjoy breath taking views on the spectacular cliffs of the Gulf of Orosei
  • Enjoy nice rural accomodations & genuine food
Days:7 days - 3 different bases in charming hotels 
Starting from: 660 € 
Exploring Naples (City Break) - with Pompeii & Vesuvius

Independent Tours
An exciting trip full of vibrant city life, vibrant earth and great views over the Bay of Naples
  • Discover the intriguing metropolis of Naples, its seafront, its hills, both the amazing highlights & vibrant backstreets
  • Explore the fascinating underground city, a voyage of 3000 years of history. Plus: the world's most beautiful 'Metro' !
  • On an extra day, visit Pompeii & climb Mt. Vesuvius, the world' s most famous volcano - along a unique route!
Days:3 days - based in the hotel of your choice 
Starting from: 125 € 
Naples, Vesuvius & Campi Flegrei (City Break)

Independent Tours
An exciting trip full of vibrant city life, vibrant earth and great views over the Bay of Naples
  • Climb the world' s most famous volcano, and walk through its deserted valleys
  • Discover the intriguing metropolis of Naples, full of pleasant surprise
  • Visit the still active volcanic area of the Campi Flegrei, the holiday setting for Roman Emperors
Days:8 Days 
Dates & Prices on request. Please contact us 
Volcanoes of Sicily. Etna and the Aeolian Islands

Independent Tours
Exploring the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Sicily
  • Visit the volcanic archipelago of the Aeolian islands with its wild untamed nature
  • Climb the Stromboli, a still active volcano, and enjoy its laid back island atmosphere
  • Walk along the beautiful coastlines and through the quiet fields of Lipari
  • Climb Mount Etna, the highest still active volcano of Europe and experience the thrill of watching nature shape itself.
Days:8 days 
Starting from: 915 € 

Divine countryside
Salerno City-Trek (with Amalfi & Pompeii)

Independent Tours
An exciting trip full of vibrant city life, vibrant earth and great views over the Bay of Salerno
  • Discover the authentic medieval heart of Salerno
  • Climb up to the imposing Arechi Castle, overlooking the Bay of Salerno & Amalfi Coast
  • Walk through the beautiful hamlets of Vietri sul Mare to the amazing Abbey of Cava dei Tirreni
Days:3 days - based in the hotel of your choice 
Starting from: 125 € 
Amalfi & Sorrento Coast to Coast Trek

Independent Tours
Along the 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari' from Cava dei Tirreni to the Finis Terrae of the Sorrento Peninsula
  • Walk the awesome long distance trail 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari'
  • Enjoy nice 'off-the-beaten-track' rural accommodations & genuine food
  • Discover the stunning mountain hamlets of Cava dei Tirreni, Agerola, Vico Equense & Massalubrense
Days:8-days continuous walking route 
Starting from: 550 € 
Alpine Amalfi & Sorrento - the 'Alta Via Trek' (short)

Independent Tours
Along the 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari' from Cava dei Tirreni to the Finis Terrae of the Sorrento Peninsula
  • Walk the awesome long distance trail 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari'
  • Enjoy nice 'off-the-beaten-track' rural accommodations & genuine food
  • Discover the stunning mountain hamlets of Cava dei Tirreni, Agerola, Vico Equense & Massalubrense
Days:5-days continuous walking route 
Starting from: 330 € 
The 'unknown' Amalfi Coast - Hiking off-the-beaten-track

Independent Tours
Between the charming fishing villages and impressive monasteries of the world’s most beautiful coastline
  • Discover several virtually unknown highlights of the Amalfi Coast
  • Enjoy stupendous views exploring small hamlets and wild mountain scenery
  • Stay in great hotels enjoying delicious local food and wines
Days:5/7 days - 4 different bases hotels 
Starting from: 460 € 
Essential Amalfi Walking - short break

Independent Tours
From the amazing Lattari Mountains down to the Amalfi Coast, and along the coast from Amalfi to Positano
  • Remain breathless about the incredible views on the Amalfi Coast, from some of the most stunning viewpoints of the area.
  • Take in the best walks, like the 'Sentiero degli Dei' & the 'Valley of the Mills'
  • Discover the great variety of the Amalfi Coast: from Alpine mountain scenery, to archetypical Mediterranean landscapes
  • Enjoy a special visit to the incredible Villa Cimbrone in Ravello.
Days:5 days - centre based in Amalfi (or Ravello) 
Starting from: 260 € 
The Heart of the Cilento National Park  ( 9 days )

Independent Tours
Undiscovered cultural heritage and abundant nature in a pristine landscape
  • Discover the unknown Cilento National Park, one of the biggest and most diverse of Italy
  • Visit the impressive Greek Temples of Paestum, among the best preserved in the world
  • Walk through villages where time stands still, and enjoy the warm hospitality and genuine food.
Days:9 days - differents bases charming hotels / agriturismos 
Starting from: 650 € 
The Heart of the Cilento National Park ( 11 days )

Independent Tours
  • Discover the unknown Cilento National Park, one of the biggest and most diverse of Italy
  • Visit the impressive Greek Temples of Paestum, among the best preserved in the world
  • Walk through villages where time stands still, and enjoy the warm hospitality and genuine food.
Days:11 days - differents bases charming hotels / agriturismo 
Starting from: 790 € 
Great mountain scenery & medieval towns in the Green Heart of Italy - UMB 1

Independent Tours
Discover the beautiful medieval towns of Umbria & the wonderful Sibellini mountains
  • Make a few great walks in the Sibellini Mountains
  • Admire the impressive Marmore waterfalls, created by the Romans
  • Stay in a medieval abbey in the beautiful Valnerina valley & other great historical hotels
  • Feel the mystical atmosphere of the 'Land of Saints' in Assisi & Norcia
Days:10 days - different bases in charming hotels 
Starting from: 995 € 
Along the trails of St. Francis through the Green Heart of Italy

Independent Tours
On foot through the olive groves and Holy Mountains of Umbria
  • Visit Assisi, Spello, Spoleto and Trevi, wonderfully preserved small medieval towns
  • Stay in a great medieval abbey in the beautiful Valnerina valley
  • Take a beautiful walk on Monte Subasio, the mountain of St. Francis
  • Admire the impressive Marmore waterfalls, created by the Romans
Days:8 days - different bases in charming hotels 
Starting from: 745 € 
Exploring Naples (City Break) - with Pompeii & Vesuvius

Independent Tours
An exciting trip full of vibrant city life, vibrant earth and great views over the Bay of Naples
  • Discover the intriguing metropolis of Naples, its seafront, its hills, both the amazing highlights & vibrant backstreets
  • Explore the fascinating underground city, a voyage of 3000 years of history. Plus: the world's most beautiful 'Metro' !
  • On an extra day, visit Pompeii & climb Mt. Vesuvius, the world' s most famous volcano - along a unique route!
Days:3 days - based in the hotel of your choice 
Starting from: 125 € 
The essence of Tuscany: Via Francigena & Val d’Orcia - TUS 1

Independent Tours
Along the Via Francigena through Tuscany.
San Gimignano, Siena & the Val d’Orcia.

walking through enchanting landscapes along the medieval pilgrims’ way from Canterbury to Rome, into the amazing Val d’Orcia.
  • Discover the genuine side of San Gimignano, Siena, Montalcino & the Val d’Orcia
  • Stay at one of Tuscany’s most beautiful agriturismo’s and spend one night in a wonderful monastery
  • Walk to monasteries, fortresses and medieval villages, along cypress lined lanes
Days:10 days - Bases in charming hotels & agriturismo’s 
Starting from: 995 € 
Tuscany - Along the Via Francigena from San Gimignano to Siena

Independent Tours
Discovering the best of the Via Francigena in Tuscany: San Gimignano & Siena
  • Walk through enchanting landscapes along the medieval pilgrims' way from Canterbury to Rome
  • Discover the genuine side of San Gimignano, Colle Val d'Elsa & Siena
  • Stay at one of Tuscany's most beautiful agriturismo's in the famed Tuscan countryside
Days:5 Days - Bases in charming hotels & agriturismo’s 
Starting from: 515 € 
The essence of Tuscany: Via Francigena & Val d’Orcia (8 days)

Independent Tours
Along the Via Francigena through Tuscany: San Gimignano, Siena & the Val d’Orcia - walking through enchanting landscapes along the medieval pilgrims’ way from Canterbury to Rome, into the amazing Val d’Orcia.
  • Discover the genuine side of San Gimignano, Siena, Montalcino & the Val d’Orcia
  • Stay at one of Tuscany’s most beautiful agriturismo’s and spend one night in a wonderful monastery
  • Walk to monasteries, fortresses and medieval villages, along cypress lined lanes
Days:8 days - Bases in beautiful hotels & agriturismo’s 
Starting from: 830 € 
Walking the Val d'Orcia - from Siena to Montepulciano

Independent Tours
Along the Via Francigena through Tuscany.
San Gimignano, Siena & the Val d’Orcia.

walking through enchanting landscapes along the medieval pilgrims’ way from Canterbury to Rome, into the amazing Val d’Orcia.
  • Discover the genuine side of the stunning Val d’Orcia - World Heritage !
  • Explore the 'Crete Senesi', the rolling Hills of Siena, Tuscany's most photogenic landscape.
  • Stroll through beautiful medieval villages, and walk through rolling hills along cypress lined lanes
Days:7 days - Bases in charming hotels & agriturismo’s 
Starting from: 650 € 

Alpine & Lake Scenery
Amalfi & Sorrento Coast to Coast Trek

Independent Tours
Along the 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari' from Cava dei Tirreni to the Finis Terrae of the Sorrento Peninsula
  • Walk the awesome long distance trail 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari'
  • Enjoy nice 'off-the-beaten-track' rural accommodations & genuine food
  • Discover the stunning mountain hamlets of Cava dei Tirreni, Agerola, Vico Equense & Massalubrense
Days:8-days continuous walking route 
Starting from: 550 € 
Alpine Amalfi & Sorrento - the 'Alta Via Trek' (short)

Independent Tours
Along the 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari' from Cava dei Tirreni to the Finis Terrae of the Sorrento Peninsula
  • Walk the awesome long distance trail 'Alta Via dei Monti Lattari'
  • Enjoy nice 'off-the-beaten-track' rural accommodations & genuine food
  • Discover the stunning mountain hamlets of Cava dei Tirreni, Agerola, Vico Equense & Massalubrense
Days:5-days continuous walking route 
Starting from: 330 € 
The ultimate Dolomite Experience: Cortina, Val Badia & Val Gardena

Independent Tours
Walking through fairy tale landscapes, along well waymarked mountain trails, staying in comfortable hotels and mountain huts
  • Start in the Italian ‘capital’ of the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Walk through several of the most beautiful mountain ranges which make up the Dolomites
  • Discover the Ladino culture in the Alta Badia
Days:8 days - 4 different bases in nice hotels & a mountain hut 
Starting from: 875 € 
Italian Lakes Discovery – Lake Como – COM 1

Independent Tours
Italian charm in the Alps, wonderfully coloured villages along a mountain lake
  • Enjoy amazing views over the lake during your walks through the mountains
  • Explore the shores of romantic Lake Como by foot
  • Wander through the alleyways of Bellagio, the ‘Pearl of the Lake’, and discover charming Varenna
Days:8 days - 3 different bases in special hotels 
Starting from: 665 € 
Italian Lakes Discovery – Lake Garda

Independent Tours
Discovering the biggest of the Italian Lakes: from Alpine scenery to olive groves & vineyards
  • Stay in the beautifully coloured town of Riva del Garda, half Austrian, half Italian
  • Visit the wonderful ruins on the peninsula of Sirmione, in the middle of the Lake
  • Walk through great mountain scenery and on quiet beaches, with an amazing diversity of landscapes
Days: 
Dates & Prices on request. Please contact us 

Why a walking tour with Genius Loci Travel?

One of the strengths of Genius Loci Travel is the design of each tour. A Genius Loci independent walking tour takes you along carefully selected routes, making sure that you see the best that each area has to offer, with an optimal mix between walking & sightseeing, culture & nature.

According to the area, on some tours the focus is more the hiking, on others the cultural aspects. But all our tours provide the best possible mix between culture & nature. Not one single day is the same on our walking tours!

Many of the tours we have developed over the last decade, have been sold and are still being sold by specialised tour operators worldwide. In fact, it’s likely that you’ve been on one of our tours already!

And, last but not least: on a tour from Genius Loci Travel ‘Independent’ does not mean unsupported! It is good to know that our local staff is always available, and just a phone call away.

Type of tour

Our tours find the right balance between continuous walking routes and those that are centrally based. Usually you change accommodation about every 2/3 days on our tours. This avoids the hassle of having to change hotel every day, while allowing you to follow a continuous route through the area, without having to travel each day to the start of your walk

On our independent tours, you are free to follow the trail at your own pace. We transport your luggage, so you don’t need to carry much more than your camera, water and perhaps a picnic lunch. You can leisurely enjoy your walk knowing that your baggage will be waiting for you at your next accommodation.

Each of our tour programmes is flexible, you can normally start your walk on any day during the season, and you can add on extra days where and when you desire, for resting or sightseeing, as well as to opt for tour extensions in nearby areas.

N.B. Please note that on some of our trips you will occasionally need to carry overnight gear (e.g. when staying in a mountain hut). On some tours, when you are a based at two or three walking centres, you may need to personally transfer your baggage, on public transport, between different centres.

Walking or Trekking ?

Most of our holidays are relatively relaxed walks, seen as a means of discovery, not a goal in itself . We like to enjoy the outdoors, with plenty of variety during our travels. Some areas – like the Dolomites – invite more challenging walking, others allow for easy strolling.

Our staff will always be able to inform you about the difficulty of each tour, and in our route notes you’ll find the necessary information about the easier and/or harder options for each day walk. And of course, if you wish, you could also opt out for a day.

The walking is not only fun, it is also generally the best way to discover the place we are visiting. Is there a better way to sense the silence and isolation of the Amalfi Coast, than walking along the wonderful trails, suspended between the sky and the sea? How can you enjoy Mount Etna more, than walking almost by yourself over the rim of a crater? And what about a full immersion in the superb Tuscan countryside?

We strongly believe walking is the ideal pace to meet people, absorb the countryside and make fascinating personal discoveries. Trains, ferries and all kinds of local transport are also used to vary the pace and perspective of your travels. The key difference between a Genius Loci Travel trip and most mainstream tours is that with us you immerse yourself more in the destination, get to know special places and local people.

Accommodations

We are proud of our selection of accommodations. As stated by some of our clients: one of our strengths lies in the careful selection of the right accommodation for the type of tour, the type of clients and the type of area. Not the obvious places, but small, well-situated, often family-run places, with a personal welcome. Our accommodations are often small hotels, but can be wonderful Bed & Breakfasts (yes, this is the Italian word!), as well as agriturismo’s, rural accommodations, which are often real countryside relais. All are chosen for their accessibility to the trail and for the warmth of their welcome. Many are located in historical buildings or placed in exceptional spots, blended into the surrounding landscape.

All give you the feeling of being truly in Italy, and not in just another hotel anywhere in the world. All represent the best price/quality ratio the area offers and they all employ local people.

On the whole and for these reasons we try to avoid chain and big name hotels. Many of our hoteliers are walkers themselves and take an active and helpful interest in our clients’ progress. Most of the places we have been using for years and we have a good working relationship with the owners. On most of the tours you will find that accommodations will vary somewhat within the hospitality quality grades, which adds a touch of character to the region or the country that they are passing through.

 
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