Trekking in the Etruscan Coast


Active holidays on the Etruscan Coast

Leisure walks among nature, enjoying the physical and spiritual regeneration that only being close to the natural world can give: only a handful of places around the world are more suitable for trekking than the Etruscan Coast, in Tuscany.

Beside the traditional kinds of trekking — mountain, fast, slow, desert — we could create a brand new category: the Etruscan Coast Trekking, pointing out the uniqueness of a geographical area that merges history, art and culture with unmatched scenic beauty.

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The Etruscan Coast: history goes hand-in-hand with nature

We live in the historical era of “everything, right now”; that is why going on a hike through wild natural environments and getting out into nature can restore the true meaning of life. With a facility like Salvapiano Holiday Ranch, enveloped in the Tuscan countryside a few kilometers from the Etruscan Coast, as our starting point, we can enjoy walking on paths twisting and turning along breathtaking views.
The Etruscan Coast stretches out over the Tyrrhenian Sea from Livorno to Piombino. It borrows its name from the ancient and mysterious people who lived here since the 9th century BC, whose traces we can still see today.
Trekking in this region is like traveling through history, with our eyes reflecting the same green of the Mediterranean scrub and the same blue of the sea that the ancient inhabitants could see. The countless routes will take us on dirt tracks and paths where you can appreciate the unique peculiarities of this land. The aromatic, entangled Mediterranean scrub takes turns with the rows of vineyards and centuries-old olive trees. Facing west, protected by woods and strips of dunes, we can find the golden beaches and the crystal-clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Trekking routes from Salvapiano to the Etruscan Coast

You can choose among several routes with different variations, each with its own difficulties and characteristics. At the Salvapiano Holiday Ranch, you will be get useful tips and suggestions to deal with the routes that best suit your fitness level and your wishes. Here are some examples of trekking routes along the Etruscan Coast.

The historical Via dei Cavalleggeri from Cala Moresca to Buca delle Fate

A path of medium difficulty, where the jaw-dropping panorama is well worth the physical struggle. The paths wrap around up the coast, halfway up between the sea and the sky, surrounded by the scents and colors of the Mediterranean scrub and towering over the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago.

The Sterpaia Park

A flat path among the dunes, the pine forest and the sea. A number of different paths depart from the so-called “Geodetic” road that connects Piombino to Riotorto, heading into the Park and toward the beaches while crossing the oak woods.

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The San Silvestro Archaeological Mines Park

An area of great natural interest, the Etruscan Coast is a blend of history, culture, and untouched beauty. Made unique by the presence of ancient mines, these cavernous depths whisper tales of bygone eras, echoing the hard work of miners from centuries past.

The highlight of this trekking route is the medieval fortress of San Silvestro. A relic of times when knights and archers patrolled the terrains, the fortress stands high atop a rocky peak. Here, at its summit, the world unfurls beneath you, presenting a magnificent panorama that stretches endlessly, teasing the limits of your vision. The fortress not only serves as a window to the past but also offers an unparalleled view of the present.

Nestled at the heart of this scenic wonder is the Salvapiano Holiday Ranch, an oasis for travelers and nature enthusiasts alike. Serving as the ideal starting point, the ranch allows explorers to weave their way through various trekking routes that crisscross the Etruscan Coast. The paths, laden with the mysteries of nature and history, promise an adventure of discovery at every turn.

And while the journey promises wonder, the destination is equally rewarding. The dedicated staff at Salvapiano will ensure that every moment of your holiday in Tuscany is cherished. From helping you tailor your routes to recommending hidden gems, they’ll be by your side, ensuring you make the most of your time. As you saunter through the undulating landscapes, let the serene vistas heal your body and soul, reminding you of the simple joys that nature brings.

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Parks of the Val di Cornia


Among the natural parks of the Val di Cornia, we find the Coastal Park of Sterpaia, the Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia, and many others.


Trekking in the Etruscan Coast


Leisure walks among nature, enjoying the physical and spiritual regeneration that only being close to the natural world can give: only a handful of places around the world are more suitable for trekking than the Etruscan Coast, in Tuscany.