Women traveling together on a gorgeous Tuscany tour

Are you dreaming of a Tuscan adventure filled with authentic experiences and hidden treasures? Tuscany, Italy, is renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and mouthwatering cuisine. And while Florence, Siena, and Pisa may be the stars of the show, there are countless off-the-beaten-path destinations waiting to be discovered. 

We’re Canyon Calling, a travel company for active women seeking adventure tours. And for the last 28 years, we’ve had the honor of empowering thousands of women traveling together around the globe. 💪

In this blog post, we’ve rounded up some of our best wild wisdom for you—curated from leading countless women’s adventure tours over the years. Join us as we reveal six hidden gems that will make your Tuscany experience truly unforgettable!

“I find that other countries have this or this, but Italy is the only one that has it all for me. The culture, the cuisine, the people, the landscape, the history. Just everything to me comes together there.”


Women Traveling Together: Don’t Miss These 6 Hidden Gems on Your Tuscany Tour

🧀 Things to Do in Tuscany #1: Lischeto Farmhouse Hike and Cheese Making

Escape the tourist crowds and immerse yourself in the tranquil countryside of Tuscany with a hike to Lischeto Farmhouse. Wander along scenic trails, uncovering remnants of World War II history hidden among the rolling hills. Upon arrival, indulge in a locally sourced, organic lunch before participating in a hands-on cheese-making demonstration led by the farm owners themselves. Get a taste of authentic Tuscan culture as you craft delicious cheeses to savor and share.

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🏰 Things to Do in Tuscany #2: Visit San Gimignano

Step back in time as you explore the medieval marvel of San Gimignano, often referred to as the “Town of Fine Towers.” Wander through narrow cobblestone streets lined with ancient tower houses, each steeped in history and charm. Climb to the top of the Torre Grossa for panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside before indulging in a wine tasting at La Rocca—an undiscovered gem for wine enthusiasts.

“Words cannot begin to describe what the last ten days have been for me. The energy and expertise you put into every aspect of the trip allowed me to let go and just be. The camaraderie of the women, the chance NOT to be in charge while at the same time completely trusting the hands of whom I write, all while laughing till my sides burst—well my soul is FULL!”


🌊 Things to Do in Tuscany #3: Explore Giglio Island

Escape the hustle and bustle of the mainland and venture to the secluded paradise of Giglio Island. Discover pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a laid-back atmosphere perfect for relaxation. Explore the winding streets of Giglio Castello, a fortified medieval village brimming with history and character. Dive beneath the waves for a snorkeling adventure, encountering vibrant marine life in the azure waters of the Tuscan coast.

⏳ Things to Do in Tuscany #4: Meander Through Volterra

Uncover the secrets of Tuscany’s ancient past with a visit to Volterra, a town steeped in Etruscan and Roman history. Wander through centuries-old streets adorned with Renaissance palaces and medieval towers. Explore ancient ruins and archaeological sites, offering glimpses into Italy’s storied past. Visit a local alabaster workshop to witness skilled artisans at work, creating intricate sculptures from this prized Tuscan stone.

“Italian culture is so deeply soaked in an appreciation of the good things in life.


🚲 Things to Do in Tuscany #5: Cycle Through Lucca

Experience the charm of Lucca from a unique perspective with an E-bike tour of this historic city. Pedal along the city’s ancient walls, admiring panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Explore hidden alleyways and picturesque piazzas, stumbling upon quaint boutiques and cozy cafes along the way. Discover hidden street art and vibrant murals, adding a modern twist to Lucca’s timeless beauty.

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🍝 Things to Do in Tuscany #6: Kitchen School in Siena

Dive into the heart of Tuscan cuisine with a cooking class in Siena. Learn the art of pasta making and sauce preparation from expert chefs, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Dive into the region’s culinary traditions as you craft traditional dishes passed down through generations. Indulge in a family-style dinner, savoring the fruits of your labor alongside fellow travelers.

See? Tuscany is a treasure trove of hidden gems waiting to be explored! From tranquil countryside hikes to medieval villages frozen in time, each destination offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Tuscan culture and history. 

Why stick to the tourist trail when you can uncover the true essence of Italy on our Active Tuscany Tour? 

Embark on a journey of discovery on a women’s adventure tour with us at Canyon Calling! Our Active Tuscany Tour offers the perfect blend of adventure, camaraderie, culture, and relaxation—allowing you to experience the authentic beauty of Tuscany away from the crowds. Join us as we explore hidden gems, indulge in delicious cuisine, and create unforgettable memories together. Ready to uncover the true essence of Tuscany?

🍷 Book Your Spot on Our Active Tuscany Tour and Experience Tuscany Like a Local!

“As I fall back in my day-to-day, it will give me satisfaction just knowing that somewhere on this spinning planet there is a marvelous guide leading a group of women to a beautiful place—and it will make their hearts soar! The sights that I have seen on these trips are surpassed only by the wonderful spirits surrounding them.”



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