Author: Tuscany Adventure Times

April 5, 2019
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Coastal cycling from Bolgheri to Baratti

The sea breeze rustles the pink and white rhododendrons as we mount our e-bikes to explore the Etruscan Coast. Our point of departure is where the viale dei Cipressi meets the via Vecchia Aurelia.   “The tall straight cypresses in double row run from San Guido to Bolgheri” was how nineteenth-century local writer Giosuè Carducci […]
February 28, 2019
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Exploring Pratomagno and the Casentino

Silence and adrenaline: these two words aren’t often found in the same sentence, but this is exactly what awaits you in the wild woods of the Casentino and the steep slopes of Pratomagno, where an unparalleled variety of landscapes offers total solitude in the company of millennia-old forests and exhilarating trails to some of the […]
February 7, 2019
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Lunigiana: the land of a thousand castles

Explore an authentic land at leisure: this is the recommended approach to admire the abundant riches that the Lunigiana has to offer. The northernmost patch in Tuscany, the area borders with Liguria and encompasses valleys made verdant by the Magra River, which stretch out at the foot of the Tosco-Emilian Apennines and Apuan Alps.     […]
January 14, 2019
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Adventure sports in the Pisa area

If you’re looking for a miniature Tuscany, the Pisa area is a find. Drawing an imaginary circle with a 50-kilometre radius (which translates to a half-hour drive) with Pisa at the centre, you can reach mountain peaks and wild beaches, skirting past hills that are reminiscent of Tuscany at its most bucolic, lakes, swamps and […]
December 4, 2018
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Diving into Doganaccia and Abetone

Tuscany is a veritable winter wonderland during the colder months. The Christmas lights, the nativity scenes dotting the region’s myriad medieval villages, the snow-capped mountains calling sports lovers to take up their skis, snowboards and snowshoes for a weekend getaway on the slopes. If (or when) the snow melts, you might be left wondering where […]
November 6, 2018
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Into the wild, into the open

The Val d’Orcia has earned a steadfast place in the collective imagination as the typical – if not ideal – Tuscan landscape, its gentle, rolling hills shifting in colour and surface with every change of season, its myriad of hamlets, churches, trails offering a resounding welcome to all visitors who dare to venture outside the […]
October 30, 2018
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Active adventure vacations in Tuscany

From sea kayaking around the islands to hiking around the Monte Amiata mountains, Tuscany is the perfect playground for active adventurers looking for outdoor vacation experiences.
October 11, 2018
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Adventure in Montecatini Terme and Valdinievole

If Florence and Tuscany inspire you, just imagine the creative and physical regeneration to be had when walking in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci. The cooler breezes of Fall warrant exploration by foot or bike through dream-like landscapes where wind rustling the trees plays company to your wandering thoughts. The Florentine spent a few […]
September 6, 2018
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Seven islands for several adventures: Capraia and Pianosa

Legend has it that the seven islands comprising the Tuscan Archipelago were birthed when Aphrodite mislaid her pearl necklace in the Mediterranean. Goddess of love aside, Elba, Capraia, Pianosa, Giglio, Montecristo, Gorgona and Giannutri shimmer with astonishing nature, mind-blowing geology and myriad activities for outdoor adventures.     The Florentine ventured to Capraia and Pianosa […]