A selection of walks to chose from short and easy to longer and more demanding on hilly terrain. The walks are along uneven footpaths, mule tracks and strade bianche (small gravel roads) through Mediterranean vegetation or woods.
Start: Marciana Marina Finish: Marina di Campo
From the airport go to the nearest train station and take the train to Piombino. Then board a ferry and marvel at the magical emerald blue Mediterranean Sea as you make your way to Portoferraio. At the port, a transfer will take you to your accommodation in Marciana Marina.
WALK A: Marciana to Poggio (10 km)
This is an easy walk on the northern side of Monte Capanne, the highest of the island from where you have spanning views of Marciana Marina and other villages.
WALK B: Marciana & Madonna del Monte Sanctuary round walk (15 km)
Start climbing on the Monte Capanne ridge to the panoramic point of “La Tavola”, from where you have great open views of the Eastern side of the Island and of the islands of Pianosa, Montecristo and Capraia. Then gradually descend to the most important chapel of Elba: the “Madonna del Monte Santuario”. A shady descend leads you across some streams back to Marciana. Afternoon local bus back to Marciana Marina.
Challenge: 4/6 hours, 10/15 km, 425/800m ascent, 515/800m descent
A morning transfer takes you to the village of San Piero in Campo. Here starts a panoramic round walk with spectacular coastal views. Waking through the Mediterranean vegetation you will encounter some “Caprili”, ancient stones huts once used by the shepherds for milking the goats and making cheese. Afternoon private transfer from San Piero in Campo to the lovely fishing village of Marina di Campo characterized by a long sandy beach and below a beautiful pine tree forest.
Challenge: 3/5 hours, 8/10.5 km, 365/565m ascent, 365/565m descent
The day’s walk takes you up to Monte Poro and Colle di Palombaia along a panoramic ridge path running along the cliff edge. Most of the walk is in the shady woods and there are good views on Monte Capanne and Monte Calamita.
Challenge: 2/4 hours, 10/13 km, 345/375m ascent, 345/375m descent
The day’s walk climbs on the ridge of the Monte Fonza from where you can admire the whole of the Gulfs of Marina di Campo and on the other side of the mountain the bay of Lacona. You can go swimming at the end of the bay of Marina di Campo or at the small pebbly cove.
Challenge: 4 hours, 15.5 km, 410m ascent, 410m descent
The trip and our services end after breakfast unless you have booked extra services with us.
All accomodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.
We choose comfortable 3* hotels where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom.
You can find below the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked.
Extra overnight: You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.
Hotel Yacht Club is located at the end of the picturesque seafront of Marciana Marina. Rooms are well-furnished, clean and spacious: they provide comforts like TV, minibar, air conditioning/heating, telephone and free Wifi. Some rooms have a balcony or a terrace. Breakfast is rich, both savoury and sweet. Staff is welcoming and helpful.
This family-run hotel is located at walking distance from Marina di Campo town center. The structure has been recently renovated and offers 34 bedrooms with hand painted walls and amenities such as flat-screen TV, minibar, air conditioning and hair dryer. Buffet breakfast is rich and varied.
Well behaved dogs are allowed on this trip, ask us about the dog supplement.
You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April 14th and October 25th.
Arrival in Marciana Marina
From Pisa airport take the city bus (Red Line) to Pisa Centrale train station. Here take the train to Piombino Marittima. A few trains are direct, otherwise you change train Campiglia Marittima.
From Florence airport take the direct local bus to Santa Maria Novella train station from where you take a train to Piombino Marittima. There are no direct trains so you always need to change in Pisa Centrale and sometimes also in Campiglia Marittima.
To reach the port, be sure to get off in Piombino Marittima as in Piombino there are 2 train stations: one in the city centre and the other at the port. In Piombino Marittima, there are many ferry/boat companies to choose from to reach Portoferraio.
The main companies are Toremar, Blu Navy and Moby Lines.
For more information check on www.traghetti-elba.it
GPS tracks are available on request.
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