Tuscany: Great Elba Crossing, between the Earth and the Sea

Tuscany: Great Elba Crossing, between the Earth and the Sea

per person

Tuscany: Great Elba Crossing, between the Earth and the Sea

Elba Island is a pearl of Arcipelago Toscano National Park. But, the island does not mean only sea. The excursion paths are many and adventurous, they cut down the island for and wide and allow to explore the spectacular mortises and panoramic top mountains which overcome 1000 metres of height. We’ll cross it on foot, from East to West, following the Great Crossing of Elba Island, that is a walking trail that links the town of Cavo to Pomonte. A walk inside the nature which crosses several natural environments, the same Napoleone chose for his exile in 1814. The view of the sea and other islands of the archipelago will take us to the path of just wholly 60 kilometres: Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo and Corsica, each of them by a history to count. Reached Pomonte, we’ll celebrate our arrival with a fresh dive.

From September to May
    1
    1st Day: Cavo - Porto Azzurro
    Meeting with the participants at Piombino, we will take the ferry to Cavo. We will start our trail into the luxuriant Mediterranean bush characterized by cistus, lentisk, rosemary and strwberry tree. We are ready to know the tops that really cut like a dorsal the whole island, the Mountain Grosso, the Mountain Capanello and La Cima del Monte, the highest point we may reach today; from it we’ll enjoy a spectacular view on the bay of Portoferraio and Castello del Volterraio. Therefore, we’ll start to climb down among olive groves and vineyards, up to Porto Azzurro. Dinner and overnight stay in double/triple rooms with private bathroom.

    Passionate ★

    7 hour walking, Lenght 19 km, 800 m elevation gain.
    2
    2nd Day: Porto Azzurro - Procchio
    Left Porto Azzurro, we climb again to get back on traced paths of GTE. Today, we cross the rural surfaces of the island, characterized by olive groves and vineyards in terrace, then we follow the visit to the remains of the old cork plantations. Thus, we are hiking the central dorsal until Poggio del Molino a Vento and go down to the small village of Procchio, where there is one of the biggest and comfortable sand beach of Elba. Dinner and overnight stay in double/triple rooms withe private bathroom.

    Passionate ★

    7 hour walking, Lenght 21 km, 800 m elevation gain.
    3
    3rd Day: Procchio - Pomonte
    Final walking day to reach our destination: Pomonte. The natural environments are several in number and different one from the others, we are crossing them on foot from the reforestation of conifers to the Mediterranean bush, from the garigue to the enormous blocks of granite, which characterize the West part of the Island. We are also visiting a small farm specialized in the production of aromatic grasses. We are moving to the cliffs of Mountain Capanne, the highest top of the island, in order to begin the downhill, getting our destination. Dinner and overnight stay in double/triple rooms with private bathroom.

    Highlander ★

    7 hours walking, 16 km Lenght, 1200 m elevation gain.  
    4
    4th Day: End of our services
    Breakfast and trasfer to Portoferraio. Take ferry to Piombino. End of our services.
    5
    Difficulty code
    Physical training level: is this tour fitting you? Read our difficulty code:
    Touristic

    Touristic

    Itineraries on road or large track that don’t require specific training or bearing skills. However, it is necessary to don’t have reduced mobility or cardiovascular disease. 200 m maximum gain and 3 h maximum walking (break excluded)

    Difficulty ★☆☆☆

    Beginners

    Beginners

    Itineraries on easy to find tracks. They need a minimum of training and equipment. 400 m maximum gain and 4 h maximum walking (break excluded)

    Difficulty ★★☆☆

    Passionate

    Passionate

    Itineraries on easy to find tracks, also in snowy area with moderate slope. They need a minimum of equipment and bearing skills, walking training in mountain condition for few hours. 600 m maximum gain and 5 h maximum walking (break excluded)

    Difficulty ★★★☆

    Highlander

    Highlander

    Itineraries not well marked. They need a reasonable mountain knowledge and absence of vertigo. Physical training should be appropriate to a full day walking. 600 m maximum gain and more than 5 h walking (break excluded).

    Difficulty ★★★★

    TOUR LOCATION

     

    Price

    Price on request

    The price includes:

    • Ticket of trip by ferry from Piombino to Cavo;
    • Ticket of return by ferry from Portoferraio to Piombino;
    • 3 overnight stays in double/triple rooms with private bathroom;
    • 3 dinners;
    • Visit to the farm;
    • Bus Ticket Pomonte – Portoferraio;
    • Medical insurance policy, luggage Nostop for groups.

    The price does not include

    • Packed lunches;
    • Drinks at meal;
    • Insurances and extra expenses for personal exigencies;
    • Transport of luggage (available on demand);
    • What is not indicated in “the amout includes”.

    Tour info

    Allergies and specific diet: Don’t forget to inform us about your specific dietary need. Last minute request may not be accepted. On the route could be difficult to find detail food like gluten – free. For this reason we higly recommend to bring your own food.

    Single bedroom: On request with extra cost.

    Contacts

    Travel Agency Il Ponticello Coop. a r.l.
    Strada della Chiusa 4/11, 61122 Pesaro (PU)
    Tel: +39 0721 482607 (lun/ven 9,30-18,30)
    Cell. +39 338 7145465 / 3703028464
    E-mail: info@ilponticello.net
    IBAN – IT19J0882613300000010102092
    SWIFT/BIC – ICRAITRRMY0
    Indicate on the payment description:
    1. Name of the activity
    2. Date and place of the activity
    3. Number of participants
    C.F./P.I./R.I. 02442890410
    REA Number: PS 182058
    Capitale sociale € 10.000 versato € 10.000
    Iscrizione Albo Cooperative n. A211782

    Insurance

    Coverage: Polizza Europassistance Viaggi Nostop Gruppi

    On request, we can activate: BASE Insurance Policy It should be requested together with the tour booking because it has to be issued within 24 hours from the booking confirmation. Payment has to be done together with the deposit specifying on the payment description “Deposit and BASE Insurance Policy”. Alternatively, it is possible to activate the TOP Cancellation Policy with 15 days before the departure.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Cancellation within 30 days before the departure: 25% loss of the total cost;
    • Cancellation from 29 to 16 days before the departure: 50% loss of the total cost;
    • Cancellation from 15 to 6 days before the departure: 75% loss of the total cost;
    • Cancellation within 5 days before the departure: 100% loss

    Same penalty are applied to everybody lacking of valid ID or Passport.