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Libbiano trekking


Explore on foot the Monterufoli Nature Reserve in Val di Cecina

Incredible hiking trail in the wildest area of the Monterufoli Caselli nature reserve, we will discover forgotten villages, imposing rocky environments and wild river ecosystems. 

We will start fom the village of Libbiano, one of the jewels of the Val di Cecina, characterized by its charming square and the remains of the fortress. From here, we can admire splendid panoramas that stretch from Volterra to the Cornate di Gerfalco. 

We will descend along the steep serpentinite cliffs of Frontosini, dotted with lush juniper scrubland, which will offer us wide views of the rugged green gorges surrounding the Trossa stream. This is an extraordinary place, a geo-site of "folds" characterized by a particular bend, where the rocky stratifications have undergone spectacular deformations. It is a magical place, enriched by gabbro boulders and crystalline pools.

We will ascend the magnificent forests of Farneta, where we will encounter the remains of several charcoal kilns, to finally reach a ford where a lunch break is planned in a spectacular river bend. We will rest by the clear waters of the river before using our energies to climb an old forest track towards Libbiano, amidst the magnificent panoramas of the gorges. 

Note: this route is for experienced hikers, there are steep ascents and descents, uneven terrain and fords. 

The tour will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2024, starting at 9:30 AM.


Prices include

  • Organization
  • Assistance of legally licensed environmental hiking guide under L.R. 86/2016 with RCT policy

Supplemental charges

  • Transportation
  • Everything not mentioned inside "Prices include" section

Meeting point

Libbiano (for those leaving from Florence and neighbouring areas: Prato, Q8 Prato Est)


  • Length: 12 kilometer
  • Difficulty: hiking experienced hikers, steep ascents and descents, loose ground and fords.
  • Height difference: 540 meters positive
  • Trail type: loop, scenic, and historical interests
  • What to bring: packed lunch, water 1.5 liters each, mandatory waterproof hiking or trail shoes, long pants, layered clothing (microfleece, windproof, shell or k-way), optional trekking poles, backpack and battery charger
  • Dogs allowed: yes, to be communicated at booking to verify that the maximum number recommended for the excursion is reached
  • Please notify the Guide of any medical conditions and/or use of life-saving medications

and no-show policies

The guide reserves the right to make changes to the hike to ensure the safety of the group, or to cancel the hike in case of bad weather and/or alertness.

The excursion will be confirmed upon reaching a minimum of 8 people (25 people maximum)



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