Elba Safari

A five-day hike traversing Elba in the Tuscan Archipelago, swimming on different beaches every day; the route climbs to the summit of Monte Capanne, then descends—via Napoleon’s love-nest, strawberry trees, and wild mouflon sheep—to the cove of Sant’Andrea, and ends with a sunset swim in Pomonte.

Group departures: 10 – 15 June 2021;  Spring 2022

Itinerary

Day 1/ Arrival in Elba

Overnight in Biodola.

Day 2/ Biodola to Poggio

From Biodola we walk along the stunning coast to Procchio, then ascend through forest and Mediterranean macchia towards Poggio. Overnight near Poggio.

Day 3/ Poggio to Sant’ Andrea via Monte Capanne

The morning's walk ascends to the summit of Monte Capanne, with wide views over the Tuscan Archipelago. In the afternoon we walk down to the spectacular cove of Sant'Andrea on the coast. Overnight in Sant'Andrea.

Day 4/ Full day in Sant'Andrea

Full day at leisure to explore Sant'Andrea and surrounds or relax on the beach. Overnight in Sant'Andrea.

Day 5/ Sant’ Andrea to Pomonte

We climb via Zanca to Madonna del Monte, and then contour the island's wild western slope before dropping down to the sea at Pomonte in time for a sunset swim. Overnight in Pomonte.

Day 6/ Departure

Departure and onward travel.