1st DAY: CHIANCIANO
ITINERARY: 6 KM DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY
Arrival of the group in the late morning in Chianciano. Check-in in the hotel and having lunch (if reserved). In the afternoon, meeting with the trekking-guide (if booked). The itinerary begins on a path along the town of Chianciano known for its thermal-baths. Walking on a path through a thick woods it allows to visit the ruins of a farm that produced wine. Continuing the trekking to the ancient roman thermal–baths where archaeological excavations bring to light a remarkable thermal complex characterized from a central bath that gushes out hot water with gases that are typical for thermal baths. It is possible to visit the museum of “Acque di Chianciano” and the Etruscan museum. Return to the hotel for dinner and for an overnight stay.
2nd DAY: MONTEPULCIANO
ITINERARY: 12 KM-DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MEDIUM
After breakfast meeting with the trekking guide (if booked). Departure from Chianciano to reach Montepulciano, walking on a path that joins Chianciano and Montepulciano along the typical “Sienese” landscapes rich of vineyard. The geological composition of the ground, compound by sandy-clay, let the famous vine “Nobile” grow strong. Along the road, is it possible to visit some farms, (vine tasting as well as typical local products, if booked). The sweet hills with the long poplars and cypresses rows are divided by coloured areas. In the spring the ground, that characterises the sowing-season become shining green, when the wheat's are waving under the wind. Going up the hills of Montepulciano, famous for the Renaissance works of art, the town where the remains of San Biagio church can be seen. Legend tells that it is here where the Madonna appeared and winked her eyes. Returning to the hotel for dinner and for an overnight stay.
3rd DAY: SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA, BAGNO VIGNONI
ITINERARY: 8 KM DIFFICULT: MEDIUM
After breakfast meeting with the guide (if booked) and depart to San Quirico d'Orcia and Bagno Vignoni which are very old towns located between two valleys “Asso” and “Orcia”. After visiting the “Horti Leonini” in San Quirico the group will walk through wheat roads that got their names in the VII century and lead to the water-mill that grind the grains between the rocks and are nurtured by the thermal waters. The Watermills have been used to grind the grains since the 50s. Today this area is nominated the Park of the “Mulini”. Going down along the road between olive trees the group will arrive at the ancient roman thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni. Everyone here can be part of jumping into the “piazza-pool". End of services.