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Elba Hiking | To the top!

Elba Hiking | To the top!

Conquer the highest peak of Elba island

1 Day

Hiking

Trip leader

Challenging

Min age + 12

Elba

Trip Highlights

Stunning views over the Tuscan archipelago from the highest mountain of Elba island (1019 mt)

Hike up through a shaded chestnut tree forest and hike down through the scented Mediterranean scrub vegetation

Exciting chairlift ride with a view

Option 1

Difficulty 0

MODERATE

DISTANCE: 4 km (2.5 miles) | ELEVATION GAIN: 618 m (2027 feet + chairlift down)

Option 2

Difficulty 0

MODERATE

DISTANCE: 7.1 km (4.4 miles) | ELEVATION GAIN: 88 m (289 feet + chairlift up)

Option 3

Difficulty 0

CHALLENGING

DISTANCE: 11.1 km (6.9 miles) | ELEVATION GAIN: 706 m (2316 feet + no chairlift)

Tour Description

Meet with your local guide at the ferry and transfer to Marciana with a private car.

OPTION 1:

After our safety briefing begin the hike along the first section of the trail across the chestnut tree forest; then the hike becomes steeper and we continue uphill all the way to the top; after some well-deserved rest stops we’ll reach Mount Capanne bar where we’ll enjoy the stunning view over the whole island and archipelago. Take a break for lunch on the top. Descent to Marciana with the chairlift (20’) and then explore the medieval village. Transfer back to Portoferraio and embark the ferry to the mainland.

OPTION 2:

Explore the village of Marciana and its medieval narrow streets. Walk over to the chairlift station and enjoy the ascent (20’) to the top of Mount Capanne. Enjoy your packed lunch with a view over the whole island and archipelago before starting to hike towards Marciana. After a first steeper section downhill you’ll join the GTE (Great Elban Traverse) for a nice levelled panoramic walk. Once you reach back the town of Marciana, you’re done hiking. Reward yourself with a cold drink before transferring back to Portoferraio and embark the ferry to the mainland.

OPTION 3:

Combine Option 1 and 2  hiking up and down from the village of Marciana to the top of the Mount Capanne. In this option you won’t use the chairlift as you will be hiking the whole distance instead.

What's included

Trip leader (local expert guide)

Equipment: walking sticks

Safety briefing

Chairlift ride (one way)

Private transfers

Happiness

What's not included

Ferry boat

Water bottle

Snacks/Packed lunch

Tips

Guest Reviews

Wonderful day
Stunning views and really challenging hike. Was a really wonderful day.

Blaine Brown

2019-08-12T14:38:40+00:00

Blaine Brown

Stunning views and really challenging hike. Was a really wonderful day.
Great Hike!
Great hike, and a great way to safely explore the island. I really felt like I was getting to know so much more of the island.

Matt Corliss

2019-08-07T10:17:47+00:00

Matt Corliss

Great hike, and a great way to safely explore the island. I really felt like I was getting to know so much more of the island.
1 Day
12+ Age