June 2016 – Italy Appennines

  • Type: 6 – day hi
  • Group Strength: 8
  • Distance: 1000 miles


June, perfect weather everywhere. And I mean, everywhere. Waited for a few mates to come down to Bavaria and we set off via the Alps. We hit Italy in South Tirol and cruised through the Po plain in unearthly temperatures before we hit the Tuscan mountains where we spent our first night.italy-01Then through Umbria with all its wines and Lago Trasimeno italy-04before we headed further south-east to Abruzzo through some of the most amazing landscape one is ever likely to see. italy-05Unfortunately this is where the recent quake hit so I’m not sure whether the restaurant in Norcia still exists where we had the local sausage – a top speciality…

From there we headed to the coast for a bit of of a dip and some warmth againitaly-03before finally heading back up north, not without picking some great passes along the way through Marche, Umbria and Tuscany. Oh, and did I mention the food? THE FOOD??? Grrr…italy-03All in all a great tour and Italy is fast becoming a favourite of mine – and I mean not only the Alps!