23 Set TEL – Trekking in Elba Island: beyond the sea
Trekking tour on Elba Island. Get ready for breathtaking sceneries, the sea air, and a spectacular hinterland.
One of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, Elba is surrounded by crystal-clear waters and intriguing history, amidst wild nature and astonishing mountains. From Marina di Campo, we can explore the hidden corners of the island, from ancient woods, lush valleys, and majestic cliffs. The sea is the protagonist of this holiday, thanks to the gorgeous coves where we will relax after our excursions. The seafront bars of Marina di Campo offer a perfect opportunity to lay back in the evening.
SUNDAY: arrival at Portoferraio in the early afternoon. Meetup with the guide and accommodation in Marina di Campo. Seafood-based dinner in the hotel.
MONDAY: we travel through time and history in the mineral treasures of Elba. We start from the charming hamlet of San Piero, framed by the Cistus garrigue and broom shrubs. A short distance from the Sun Coast, we can see Corsica’s coast, Pianosa, and Montecristo Islands. Passing through Villanovan settlements, ancient Roman caves, and more historical testimonies, we relax for the afternoon in the beautiful Cavoli beach. Length and inclination: 4h30 +250 m -250m
TUESDAY: The cliffs over the sea, the Capo Poro lighthouse, and the Galenzana beach. From Colle Palombaia, we start an excursion to absorb all of the sea’s energy. We get to Capo Poro’s lighthouse, where we can admire a breathtaking view over the Tyrrhenian sea and the Tuscan islands. From here we go back down to Galenzana beach. Length and inclination: 4h30 +220m -300m
WEDNESDAY: From Marciana Marina to Sant’Andrea – From Marciana Marina village, we pass through an ancient road that connected various coastal villages to holm woods. We spend some time in the paradisiac beaches where we can relax and take a dip. Length and inclination: 4h30 +350m -350m
THURSDAY: the Capanne mountain – Through chestnut trees and ancient abandoned structures, we reach the highest point of the island. Here, we can admire the beauty of the Tuscan archipelago, Corsica, and the Tuscan coast. Length and inclination: 6h +550m -550m (a cableway is available for those who wish to make only the descent from the peak)
FRIDAY: the tour of Capostella – from Stella’s Gulf to Lacona’s, we make a beautiful tour through the Mediterranean garrigue. Admiring its scenic beauty, we go around Capostella coasting Lacona’s gulf. After a dip in its dreamy coves, we conclude the tour in the beautiful Lacona beach. In the afternoon, we visit the charming town of Capoliveri. Length and inclination: 3h +190 m -190 m
SATURDAY: After a relaxing breakfast by the sea, it’s time to go back home.
Important: Program may vary depending on weather conditions and guide decisions. For our excursions, we will move around with public transport. In case clashes with public transport timetables, we will need to use private transport, with a maximum expense of €50 a week.
Holiday code: TEL19
Where: Tuscany – Elba Island – Livorno
Accommodation: Hotel Villa Etrusca – Marina di Campo – Is. Elba (LI). Three-star hotel facing the pine forest and 100 m from the sandy beach of Marina di Campo. The hotel offers rooms with: private showers, balcony, phone, satellite TV, air conditioning, and hairdryer. The kitchen provides food for individuals with food intolerances.
Guide: one of Jonas’ own
Individual price: €620
Single room fee: €150
Individual use of double room: €300
Includes: accommodation in double/triple shared rooms, half board, guided tours, health, and luggage insurance.
Does not include: Journey, drinks, city tax, transport for excursions, and anything not listed in the “Includes” section.
This holiday is suitable for: vegetarians, vegans, and celiacs
To note: this vacation is dog-friendly! Dogs or medium-sized animals are permitted but cannot enter the dining room and wellness center. Dogs can be brought to excursions with a leash unless otherwise indicated from tour-leader. We ask for the highest respect to the group and the surrounding environment. We remind that pets are not used to long-distance walking uphill and in warm weather. Typically, the hotel requires a daily fee and possibly a final cleaning fee for the room, paid on the spot. Food and necessary items for the animal are the client’s responsibility. By law, animals need to be covered by RC insurance, if you haven’t stipulated it, you can request a price quote.
Length and inclination
1st day – length (including breaks): 4 hours and a half, 250 m uphill, and 250 m downhill
2nd day – length (including breaks): 4 hours and a half, 220 m uphill and 300 m downhill
3rd day – length (including breaks): 4 hours and a half, 350 m uphill and 350 m downhill
4th day – length (including breaks): 6 hours, 550 m uphill and 550 m downhill (cableway is available for those who wish to make only the descent)
5th day – length (including breaks): 3 hours, 190 m uphill and 190 m downhill