This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Italy walking holiday, Marche region
As part of our commitment to the principles of AITR (Italian Association for Responsible Tourism) this tour encapsulates the authentic and unique character of Montefeltro. The trekking itinerary includes visits to small medieval towns, ancient fortresses and picturesque castles, sites of centuries-old rivalries between feuding Italian nobility. In addition, daily walks will take you to the natural parks of this wild and beautiful region whose mountains and coastline offer stunning scenery that changes on each trek. As most of the tour will be on your own two feet, you can feel good knowing that your visit to Montefeltro will have little impact on the natural and historical heritage of this important area. Your experienced local guide will ensure that walking trails steer clear of fragile habitats and point out where to properly dispose of rubbish. Overnights will be spent at family-run farmhouses typical of the region, which have long employed sustainable practices that help protect their environment.
Local products, hospitality and great people will accompany you on this discovery of Montefeltro in the Marche region. Starting with your experienced native guide, this walking itinerary will open your eyes to the past and present, introducing you directly to the ancient sites and natural wonders along your route. A fountain of information, your guide will also point out interesting species of flora and fauna in the area, and can provide recommendations on places to stop for lunch where typical fare is served and the locals congregate. During your travels you will stay in characteristic farmhouses in the small village of Pietrarubbia and lovely hills of Urbino. The families running these charming locales benefit directly from your stay, which, in turn, boosts the local economy, and will introduce you to the flavourful cuisine of this region, showcasing seasonal, locally grown produce as well as typical cheeses, salamis, pasta and desserts you wont soon forget!