Trekking col treno 2018 starts on March 4th: 59 excursions scheduled throughout the year and open to everyone. The starting point can be reached by public transport. The long-running initiative promoted by Città metropolitana di Bologna and CAI (Italian Alpine Club) is an invitation to discover the Bologna surroundings through 60 routes with different levels of difficulty led by expert CAI guides. Treks focus mainly on the landscape gems of the Tosco-Bolognese Appennine but will also include ancient villages, mountain routes, places of remembrance, old railways, natural parks and points of geological or archaeological interest.
Options include the now famous Barbiana-Monte Sole excursion, a seven-day trek (April 19th-25th) between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna to retrace the steps of two important 20th-century figures: don Milani and don Dosseti. Three excursions will be by bike. For 25 excursions an English-speaking guide is available. For further information on the excursion calendar, difficulty level, spoken languages and public transport please visit the website.