New for 2020

Chianti & the Val d’Elsa Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 7 nights
Type: European Centre Based
Walking Grade: 1 & 2
from £1,449pp with flights

Explore the romantic Tuscan hills from our new base in Colle di Val d’Elsa, which is ideally situated for us to enjoy great walks amongst the rolling hills and vineyards of the famous Chianti wine region, as well as the beautiful landscapes surrounding Colle and the medieval skyscrapers of nearby San Gimignano.

Holiday Highlights

  • Sample the wonderful cuisine at our hotel within the walls of Colle’s old town
  • Reach San Gimignano and wander through the atmospheric alleyways
  • Discover pretty Radda and charming Castellina on our walks
  • Enjoy a well deserved glass of Chianti after leisurely walks amongst quintessentially Italian landscapes

What’s included

  • A full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day
  • All transport to and from walks
  • The services of experienced HF Holidays' leaders
  • "With flight" holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 nights' en-suite accommodation.
  • Half board – 7 buffet breakfasts and 7 evening meals

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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Welcome to Hotel Palazzo San Lorenzo. Unpack and settle in.


Discover the Val d’Elsa and its pretty villages: We stride out on foot from the old town of Colle di Val d’Elsa, from its perch above the pretty rolling valley below

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Uncover the heart of the Chianti. We walk some of the Chianti Classico route around the pretty and quintessentially Tuscan village of Castellina.

Castellina in Chianti


Today we explore the Tuscan hills around iconic San Gimignano: Ascending into the town to discover the medieval alleyways, shops and sights beneath the competing towers

panorama of beautiful San Gimignano, Tuscany. Italy


An opportunity to discover the beautiful city of Siena independently or perhaps relax in Colle and enjoy the hotel’s wellness centre

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Travel a short way from Colle to the hills of Monteriggioni: Offering some wonderful hill walks in typically Tuscan rolling scenery

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Discover the Chianti’s jewel in the crown, Radda in Chianti: Discover tranquil scenery dotted with vineyards, Cypress tree-lined avenues and remote villas before we head into Radda itself for well-earned refreshments to celebrate the week

Village Radda in Chianti, Toscana, Italy


We hope to see you again soon.


Chianti Itinerary Map

Palazzo San Lorenzo Hotel & Spa, Chianti, Italy

Situated in the centre of the ancient town of Colle di Val d’Elsa this elegant 4 star 17th century palace has been lovingly restored and now offers the perfect mix of tradition and modern comfort. The bright and spacious bedrooms offer modern furniture and real wood flooring while the restaurant produces exquisite Tuscan cuisine.  The wellness centre features a sauna, small pool, relaxation area and steam bath perfect for unwinding at the end of the day. The medieval streets of Colle di Val d’Elsa are right on the doorstep and begging to be explored.

Getting to Palazzo San Lorenzo Hotel & Spa, Chianti, Italy

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What to Bring

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety and comfort are our priorities, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents.
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares).
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended.
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers.
  • Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra.
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks.
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner.
  • Thermos flask for hot drink.
  • Water bottle (at least 2 litre).
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
  • Small torch.
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed).
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream.

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

Date (Start - End) Version Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
25 Apr - 09 May 2020 Itinerary £1,449 Available Book Now
02 May - 16 May 2020 Itinerary £2,449 Available Book Now
09 May - 23 May 2020 Itinerary £1,449 Available Book Now
16 May - 23 May 2020 Itinerary £1,449 Unavailable
23 May - 30 May 2020 Itinerary £1,449 Available Book Now
30 May - 06 Jun 2020 Itinerary £1,449 Available Book Now
05 Sep - 19 Sep 2020 Itinerary £2,449 Available Book Now
12 Sep - 26 Sep 2020 Itinerary £2,449 Available Book Now
19 Sep - 03 Oct 2020 Itinerary £2,449 Available Book Now
26 Sep - 10 Oct 2020 Itinerary £2,449 Available Book Now
03 Oct - 10 Oct 2020 Itinerary £1,449 Available Book Now
10 Oct - 17 Oct 2020 Itinerary £1,449 Available Book Now
Date (Start - End) Version Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
25 Apr - 09 May 2020 Itinerary £2,149 Available Book Now
02 May - 16 May 2020 Itinerary £2,149 Available Book Now
09 May - 23 May 2020 Itinerary £2,149 Available Book Now
16 May - 23 May 2020 Itinerary £1,149 Unavailable
23 May - 30 May 2020 Itinerary £1,149 Available Book Now
30 May - 06 Jun 2020 Itinerary £1,149 Available Book Now
05 Sep - 19 Sep 2020 Itinerary £2,149 Available Book Now
12 Sep - 26 Sep 2020 Itinerary £2,149 Available Book Now
19 Sep - 03 Oct 2020 Itinerary £2,149 Available Book Now
26 Sep - 10 Oct 2020 Itinerary £2,149 Available Book Now
03 Oct - 10 Oct 2020 Itinerary £1,149 Available Book Now
10 Oct - 17 Oct 2020 Itinerary £1,149 Available Book Now

Important Information

  • Premium room: price on request
  • Double room for sole occupancy: £39 per night
  • With flight holidays include flights from London Heathrow. Flight supplement from Manchester: £60
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from Pisa Airport: £52 single
Duration:
7 nights
Type:
European Centre Based
Walking Grade:
1

7 nights from £1,449pp with flights

New for 2020

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