Looking for Adventure? You might not consider Tuscany for your next adventure destination. Although a world premier for food, wine art and history, venturing outdoors for excitement isn’t what immediately pops to mind when you think of Tuscany. But in response to a trend in adventure travel, Tuscany’s tourism board has started to focus on adventure travel to give travelers that thrills they are looking for. As you can imagine, there are many scenic small towns and hubs just waiting for us to come to explore, hike, ski, mountain bike – whatever your heart desires.

With all of this new adventure travel trending, companies are starting to offer travel vacations. Here are 8 surprising Tuscan Hiking Adventures.

Hiking near the hills of the Pitigliano where the ancient Etruscans carved canyons in Vie Cave.

Abetone

Forte Falcone

Padule di Fucecchio

Monte Amiata

Citte del Tufo, Sovana

Via Francigena, Val D’Orcia

Bagni San Filippo

 

Because of Tuscany’s terrain, you can ski and snorkel all in the same day. If you are looking for culture with your adventure, you will definitely find it there. Or, you can hike or kayak between authentic Tuscan meals and ride your bike everywhere you go. Rural Tuscany is full of restaurants and most of the food is grown on site or on neighboring farms. Wines, too are sourced from local vineyards.

This is a portion of an article originally posted on travelchannel.com