Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Help with finding places to walk around Lucca using local transport

Help with finding places to walk around Lucca using local transport

Jun 1st, 2014, 11:52 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 32
Help with finding places to walk around Lucca using local transport

A group of us are spending a week in Lucca in mid June and would like to go walking in the hills in the surrounding area but will have to use public transport. Can anyone recommend a place to get to ? I would really appreciate it.
adoher is offline  
Jun 1st, 2014, 06:19 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 32,433
Here's the bus map for the area. You would need to make sure about return buses so you don't get stranded somewhere.

http://www.vaibus.com/pdf/rete/rete_extraurbana.pdf
kybourbon is offline  
Jun 1st, 2014, 11:27 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,962
Using kybouron's map link, you will note the small village of Montecarlo. There is a beautiful little centro storico there with a great view. see: http://www.comune.montecarlo.lu.it/storia.htm

You could walk part of the Wine Road (here are some of the local fattorias: http://www.comune.montecarlo.lu.it/stradadelvino.htm

Not sure where the bus stop is in relation to our favorite Fattoria, BuonAmico, but you could either walk down to the winery or ask them how to arrange a visit from town centre. Two of their young ladies speak excellent English.

If you make arrangements ahead of time they will prepare a tasting with meal to follow the tour of their Fattoria.

You could bus in the morning,hike down to the Tenuta to tour the winery and have a tasting lunch before returning to the village to visit the castle. Bus home to Lucca.

http://www.buonamico.it/en/
klondike is offline  
Jun 1st, 2014, 11:35 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,962
I know someone who enjoyed walking the Lucca aqueduct, but haven't done it personally:

"From the little temple of San Concordio, a footpath follows the fascinating course of the aqueduct through the countryside of Lucca."

http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/itine...iAqueduct.html
klondike is offline  
Jun 1st, 2014, 11:38 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,962
A very easy walk (the path alongside is asphalted for hikers/bikers) from Asciano downhill to Pisa, where you could lunch in Pisa before training back to Lucca:

http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/itine...OfAsciano.html
klondike is offline  
Jun 1st, 2014, 11:50 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,962
If you were looking for something more "back to nature"...again, using the map above you will find along the coast Migliarino, where an extensive Nature reserve is located (just be sure you have something for mosquitoes depending on the time of year!)

http://www.parcosanrossore.org/en/kn...ve-of-chiarone
klondike is offline  
Jun 2nd, 2014, 02:47 PM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 32
Thanks a million everyone for all your help .I am delighted to have received so much information. I will post details of the walks when I return .
adoher is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:13 PM.