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    Looking for the best hiking in Italy? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Italy. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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    • Riva del Garda, Italy

      Hike the Old Ponale Road Path at Riva Del Garda

      6 mi / 700 ft gain
      Drive through Riva Del Garda and park along the road once you get past the factory. The trailhead is right before the first tunnel on the right-hand side, it will be clearly marked.  You will be on the north side of the lake and you will be able to see Riva Del Garda throughout your hike as you a...
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    • Genova, Italy

      Hike to Punta Martin

      12.4 mi / 3280.8 ft gain
      Starting from the waterfront of Genova Pegli, behind the railway station, this hike follows the first part of E1 itinerary. After a brief part in a pine forest, you will get to Pian delle Monache, where you walk around a couple of farmers' houses. After a little while, you then reach Cian de Figg...
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    • Duino-Aurisina, Italy

      Hike the Rilke Trail, Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Falesie di Duino

      1.2 mi / 272.3 ft gain
      The Rilke trail stretches for almost 1.7 km along the Karstic cliffs.The path takes you into wonderful Karstic pine woods with a mix of Mediterranean flora all around and many types of surface Karst phenomena.You will find 5 “Belvedere Points” where you can stop and admire the picturesque panoram...
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    • Rabbi, Italy

      Backpack to Sternai Lakes in Stelvio National Park

      18.6 mi / 4265.1 ft gain
      We start our excursion just below Saent waterfall at 1529 mt at around 11 am. The sky is dark and pushes us to move quickly not to get all the storm on our heads. The hut is still far and we move beside waterfalls and woods (trail 106). At around 2000 mt we cross the forest border and we find our...
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    • Bognanco, Italy

      Hike to Gattascosa hut and Camoscellahorn

      4.2 mi / 3290.7 ft gain
      The path that I'm suggesting here can be completed in full if you feel trained for a climb of 1000m but it can also be cut in half at the Monscera pass if you prefer something simpler and lighter. In any case, your excursion will give you great reward. From Domodossola follow directions to Bognan...
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    • Camogli, Italy

      Hike from Camogli to San Fruttoso

      5.8 mi / 520 ft gain
      You can either start in Camogli, hike to San Fruttoso and take a ferry back (like we did). Do this as an out-and-back hike. Or take the ferry to San Fruttoso and hike in the reverse to Camogli. Here is a link to the schedule, but always double check. Also, you're exposed for roughly 80% of this h...
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    • Alagna Valsesia, Italy

      Hike to Alpe Testanera - Monte Rosa

      10.2 mi / 3641.7 ft gain
      This is an enjoyable hike that will lead you to a beautiful arena where your can admire the south side of the Monte Rosa.After parking at Wold, after the village of Alagna Valsesia, just follow the road to the Acqua Bianca falls. Here you can find the trail (7a) that leads to Turlo pass and, once...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Hike to Lago Limides

      1.6 mi / 426.5 ft gain
      Lago Limides is a small alpine lake on the Falzarego Pass in the Italian Dolomites, not far from Cortina d'Ampezzo.For this hike, we parked at the Falzarego Lagazuoi cable car station, and followed the trail on the opposite side of the road. The trail is a narrow dirt trail, but it's easy to foll...
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    • Malcesine, Italy

      Explore Monte Baldo

      / 5774 ft gain
      The Malcesine Funicular Cableway is the easiest and most direct way to get to the top of Monte Baldo. Monte Baldo is located in the region of Lake Garda, about a 2 hour bus ride from Verona, Italy.  Once at the funicular, purchase your tickets and take the funicular up! You'll transfer to a secon...
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    • Bagni San Filippo, Italy

      Soak in the Thermal Pools at Fosso Bianco

      1 mi
      The Tuscan countryside is famous for its vineyards, rolling hills, and amazing wine, but what you probably didn't know, is that it's also home to some of Italy's best hot springs. In an area known as Bagni San Filippo, a stream littered with hot springs flows through the woods on the edge of a sm...
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    • Santa Cristina Valgardena, Italy

      Hike from Col Raiser to Seceda in the Dolomites

      Seceda is one of the most famous (and most photographed) spots in all of the Italian Dolomites. This summer I decided to finally visit it to see if it was really worth the hype, and to see if there was a way to escape the worst of the crowds.Most tourists visit Seceda from Ortisei, taking the cab...
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    • Tarvisio, Italy

      Hike to Orrido dello Slizza

      1.2 mi / 328.1 ft gain
      While planning a trip to Fusine Lakes, that you can find HERE, add to your journey a walk through this wonderful hidden path.Following the road that leads to Fusine in Valromana, you will find the indications to Boscoverde, a small hamlet close to Tarvisio. Here you can easily park your car at th...
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    • Corvara in Badia, Italy

      Climb The Brigata Tridentina Via Ferrata

      2.5 mi / 2316.3 ft gain
      If you want to add a via ferrata on to your itinerary for the Dolomites, then the Pisciadù Via Ferrata (also known as Brigata Tridentina Klettersteig) is one of the best. A Dolomites classic! This VF is easily accessible from the village of Colfosco, on the Passo Gardena mountain pass, with a sma...
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    • San Pellegrino, Italy

      Hike from Passo San Pelligrino to Rifugio Mulaz

      8.7 mi / 3858.3 ft gain
      The hike from Passo San Pellegrino to Rifugio Mulaz is stage seven of the incredible Alta Via 2 multi-day hut-to-hut trek in the Dolomites, which starts in Brixen/Bressanone and ends in Croce d’Aune north of Venice. This challenging but stunning hike is full of incredible scenery, where lush gree...
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    • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

      Croda Da Lago Circut

      7.8 mi / 1148 ft gain
      Brass Tax Hiking tracks: 437, 434, 435 Distance: 7.8 miles  / 12.5 km  - 759 meter elevation change. Time: 7+ hours Difficulty: Moderate/difficult Stay: Rifugio Palmieri Things to Note: Trails in the Dolomites are defined by numbers. You will also notice in your planning that there are also tra...
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    • Corvara in Badia, Italy

      Hike from Rifugio Pisciadu to Rifugio Franz Kostner via Piz Boè

      5.4 mi / 2099.7 ft gain
      If you're planning a trip to the Dolomites, you simply must plan a hut-to-hut hike.Last year I did a number of multi-day hikes from hut to hut, and this one definitely has to be one of the most dramatic.I've already shared the first day of the adventure in this post, so today I'm going to share t...
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