Walking holidays in Le Marche, Italy
Hiking holidays in Italy- The Sibillini Mountains & Le Marche
To really get under it’s skin you should try a hiking holiday in Italy, getting off the beaten track and immersing yourself on an italian walking holiday in Le Marche ‘s stunning countryside.
Italian Walking holidays from our doorstep
Our rental Villa is ideally positioned for centre based walking holidays in Le Marche being within a short distance of most of the main start points for hikes in this part of the Appenines. Situated on the edge of the Sibillini Mountains National Park that protects this part of the Appenine mountains and only 2km from the trekking centre and medieval town of Sarnano in this wonderful part of Le Marche, Italy.
A range of Hiking terrains for all abilities
The whole area is ideal for ramblers holidays, being dissected by networks of hiking trails and old mule tracks; which are well marked on the maps that open the whole area up for independent Italy walking holidays. From the villa there are many circular routes around Sarnano for walkers of all abilities and we have many other itineraries that head up into the national park and along the ridges of the Sibillini Mountains for those who are looking for mountain trekking holidays with a difference.
After a day walking in Italy retire to the garden of our villa voted “excellent” on trip advisor, retire to the poolside, pick some free organic fruit and vegetables from the villa garden or head into Sarnano, a town that’s been voted one of the most beautiful in Italy!
Walking Italy on a self guided hiking holiday
We have many intrepid travellers who use the villa for a hiking holiday in Italy, capable hikers and map readers may wish to be independent so we now offer our clients over 20 detailed Italy hiking itineraries, that allow you to fully appreciate the breathtaking Le Marche scenery that surrounds the Villa. The walks and hikes range from easy to challenging and all include maps and detailed instructions, distances and the height being climbed. View Sibillini hiking trail start points map (see right) in a larger map.
We can also arrange for airport pick up and drop off and can arrange for home cooked meals to be delivered to the villa if you prefer not to venture to the village with all of it’s restaurant options.
Guided Italian walking holidays
If you would prefer to let someone else guide you on a walking holiday around Le Marche, then we have lined up one of the most experienced guides in the area, to take ramblers, hikers and walkers on excursions into the incredible Sibillini National Park. Please visit our guided walking page for more information.
Walking holidays in Italy – Le Marche and its rolling hills
If you prefer a more gentle walking holiday in Italy as opposed to a full on Italy hiking holiday in the mountains, then there are a variety of circular walks available from the villa, ranging from 2-30 km.
These are generally easy or only moderately challenging and most follow white unmade roads through the ancient medieval villages of the Monti Azzuri, or, Blue Mountains of Le Marche, across the many rivers and rolling hills around Sarnano and most pass by a local osteria or trattoria for essential refuelling.
All the routes we have selected for our walking holidays in Italy have amazing views of the Mountains and a number enter the Sibillini National Park.
Italy Hiking holidays in the Sibillini Mountains
Guests who prefer trekking, rambling or hiking on a mountain holiday, can also request circular itineraries for a large variety of hikes in the Sibillini national park, these range from moderate walking to challenging hiking and trekking.
Many of our itineraries for ramblers holidays follow the mountain ridges at 2000 metres with views of the Adriatic to the East and Umbria to the West, others follow the many gorges that thread their way through the mountains. Where possible, our Italy hiking and trekking routes pass by Mountain refuges which are open for sumptuous lunches or a drink in the Summer or at weekends in Spring and Autumn.
The Sibillini National Park
Useful resources for hiking Italy holidays and walking Italy holidays
The National Park tourist office has a detailed topographical map for your Marche walking holiday in Italy and a wealth of information on the area, its geology, geography, flora, fauna and they also produce itineraries (although many are only in Italian) and lead themed guided walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn months.
The National Parks Italy hiking & Italy walking varies in difficulty and terrain and most walks aim to introduce the visitor to the Park’s history, wildlife and the area’s artisans. The Alpine Club of Italy (CAI) also arrange a similar schedule of hiking that leave the local town Sarnano on most Spring and Summer weeknds.
Sibillini hiking guides
If you prefer a guided walking holiday in Italy we have a raange of options, or you can book, a qualified hiking guide for all or part of your Italy walking holiday, they are qualified, extremely knowledgeable about local paths, terrain, flora and fauna and cost about €120 per day.
We have plenty of guests from the US who have enjoyed hiking some of the tracks and trails around this part of Marche. A number of them recommended this article on the best long hiking trails in USA. We hope that you find it a great source of inspiration
More about Le Marche Villa San Raffaello
Villa San Raffaello is based near the picturesque medieval town of Sarnano (named one of the most beautiful villages in Italy)a few metres from the Sibillini National Park in the Le Marche Region of Italy. Our Le Marche villas just won a tripadvisor award for “Excellence” in 2012 and have 4 Italian holiday apartments in total.
On a San Raffaello holiday in Le Marche you will experience elegant and comfortable Italian self-catering accommodation, a large landscaped garden with a big pool, vineyard and stunning mountain views.
You can pick your own organic fruit and vegetables from the Le Marche villa garden, visit the many great restaurants nearby, tour the local area using our Le Marche itineraries, do some walking, cycling or horse riding, do some sightseeing, sports, art, archaeology or cookery, visit the Adriatic coast and Le Marche beaches, towns, museums, markets, shopping outlets, wine cantinas or simply kick back and relax!