Both Venus, Roman Goddess of Beauty and Napoleon, all-powerful French emperor, chose Elba as a great place to take a walking tour through picturesque fishing villages, along rugged coastlines, mountain ridges and on the dreamy, sandy island beaches. Enjoy a climb up to the top of Monte Capanne and get that tingly feeling as you look out across the rich blueness of the Mediterranean Sea out to Corsica, mainland Italy and the Tuscan Archipelago. Experience paradise!
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.
After breakfast take the local bus to Marciana where both walks starts. In the afternoon take the local bus back to Marciana Marina. Today you can choose between 2 scenic walks.
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.
A morning transfer takes you to the village of San Piero in Campo. Here starts a panoramic round walk with spectacular coastal views. Walking 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.
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.
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.
The trip and our services end after breakfast unless you have booked extra services with us.
5 Nights in double rooms in hotels*** with breakfast and 1 dinner on 3 Day.
Hotel Yacht Club is only 50 meters from the beach at the end of the seafront of Marciana Marina. Rooms are well-furnished, clean and spacious. These have comforts like TV, minibar, air conditioning/heating, telephone and free Wifi. Some rooms have a balcony or a terrace. Highly breakfast is rich, both savoury and sweet. Staff is welcoming and helpful.
This family-run hotel is located within 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 hairdryer. Buffet breakfast is rich and varied.
GPS tracks are available on request.
What is included:
· Nights in double rooms in hotels*** with breakfast and 1 dinner on 3 Day.
· People and luggage transfer Portoferraio-Marciana Marina
· People transfer Marciana Marina-San Piero in Campo+luggage to Marina di Campo
· People and luggage transfer Marina di Campo-Porto di Portoferraio
· Maps and detailed description of the itinerary
· 24h phone assistance
What is not included:
· Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour
· Lunches and dinner, if not otherwise stated
· visits and entrance fees - tips
· personal expense
· possible sojourn taxes
· everything that is not mentioned in the "What is included" section.
These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:
· Single room supplement
· Transfers to reach the starting location or to leave the arriving location of the tour, which will be quoted on request.