Calstate Outdoor trips

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Saturday, September 30th

Exploring Cinque Terre

Highlights Visit three (out of the five) Terre (Riomaggiore, Manarola and Corniglia)
The stunning views from Volastra
Hiking on the old stone dry walls (UNESCO Heritage)
Time for a (cool) swim in the Mediterranean sea
Meeting Place 7:40am at the main entrance of Campo di Marte train Station in Florence (with train tickets ready). We will be back in Florence SMN train station around 8pm.
Distance 7 miles (from Riomaggiore to Corniglia, then train back)
Difficulty moderate to strenuous
Elevation gain 2,800 feet
Hiking time 5 hours
Fee 25€ (full-day activity)
Transportation/meals By train (you need to buy your own ticket, price around 50€ round trip)
Lunch in Manarola (pocket or bought there)

Sunday, October 29th
Hiking though vineyards and olive groves

Highlights Lappeggi and Mondeggi Renaissance villas
The Cerreto woods
Learning about olive oil and wine production in the fields!
Beautiful views of the countryside
The little towns of Grassina, Balatro and Antella
Amazing panoramas over Florence and its surroundings
Experiencing classic Tuscan countryside
Meeting Place 9am in front of Calstate building
Distance 11.5 miles (Loop)
Difficulty moderate
Elevation gain 1,700 feet
Hiking time 6 hours
Fee 25€ (full-day activity)
Transportation/meals City bus: 25 min. ride, one way – 2 bus tickets needed (€1.50 each)
Pocket lunch required


Friday, November 17th
Hurban trekking in the heart of Florence, at night
Highlights We will cross the city center and end our walk in Oltrarno
Along the way we will hear many stories of the city
Find off-the-beaten-path alleys
Medieval and Renaissance feelings along the way
Meeting Place 8pm in front of Calstate building
Distance 2.5 miles (one way)
Difficulty easy
Elevation gain 100 feet
Hiking time 3 hours
Fee 15€ (half-day activity)
Transportation/meals No bus tickets needed