Trekking in Val d’Orcia: the most suggestive places

Tuscany is a land of a thousand faces: the dirt paths surrounded by a thousand cypresses in the hills are the favorite destination for trekking lovers and cyclists.

Here you will find a unique panorama, perfect to be discovered slowly, at a walking pace, enjoying every magnificent view and the nature around you. Combine healthy physical activity with the exploration of a wonderful area, and don’t forget to stop in some cellar where you can taste the wine and products of this land!
Slowly, step by step, among nature, ancient abbeys and castles, vineyards and wheat fields you can enjoy these wonderful views and walk inside a postcard.

The route that we propose today is a real must in the Val d’Orcia: you will walk among the most iconic hills of Tuscany, an iconic landscape that has become a symbol and expression of this wonderful land!

From Pienza we will stop to visit the Quercia delle Checche, the first green monument in Italy and then continue along Bagno Vignoni and San Quirico d’Orcia, before returning to the Renaissance village of Pienza.


Length 32.7 km

Duration 6h 50

Difficulty medium

Trekking in Val d’Orcia: the most suggestive places

It starts from Pienza, one of the main villages of the Val d’Orcia, a real stone dream conceived by the future Pope Pius II. Reach the Pieve di Corsignano and leave from there for your journey to discover the Val d’Orcia! Take the SP 18 and continue nimbly to the first stage of our journey, La Quercia delle Checche. A monumental and ancient oak under whose branches you can also rest and relax in the heart of nature. Then go back and take the SP53 towards Bagno Vignoni. Bagno Vignoni is a real thermal jewel: with its springs known since the times of the ancient Romans, this small village is gathered around the large central basin that occupies the square. Take the opportunity to cool off in the gorelli, streams of thermal water that flow in Parco dei Mulini before resuming your journey on the Cassia, the SR 2 towards San Quirico d’Orcia. The road now proceeds uphill but do not worry: you will have arrived in San Quirico d’Orcia in just 4 km! Here is San Quirico d’Orcia: a suggestive medieval village, ideal for a refreshment stop before returning to your destination. To return to Pienza take the SP 146 where you can photograph the famous cypresses of San Quirico. Finally, reach the Pieve di Corsignano, the starting point of our trekking route in Val d’Orcia.

As it is a really wonderful but long enough route, if you don’t feel like walking it in its entirety you can divide it into smaller portions and tackle it a little a day, but we assure you that it will be worth it!




Prodotti tipici, terrazza panoramica, tour guidati


Trekking in Val d’Orcia: the most suggestive places
Pienza, SI, Italia

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