Guided hikes near Rome – Hiking reimagined.
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Italy as you traverse ancient footpaths and soak in breathtaking views on a guided hike near Rome.
Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just looking for a new way to experience Italy, our adventures will leave you feeling invigorated and refreshed.
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and discover the beauty of Italy’s great outdoors on breathtaking outdoor trails near Rome (and beyond!) which you can enjoy on weekends and special dates. No car? No problem with our hikes that are accessible by train.
Discover a different side of Rome
Popular experiences in and around Rome
How does it work?
Monday – Thursday (daily)
Discover Rome with our daily Urban hikes, conveniently accessible by foot or subway station. 🗓️ See all Urban Hikes
Join our adventures, many accessible by train. Private and group hikes are available on request. 🗓️ Go to the weekend calendar
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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions about guided hiking near Rome and other regions of Italy answered:
Are trails accessible by train?
We design and plan as many hikes as possible so that they start and end near public transport, typically the subway station or near a train station.
All Urban hikes are accessible by subway stations or local trains.
Many outdoor destinations near Rome are accessible by train, too – if so it is specified within the description.
Some remote experiences however are only accessible by car. If so, this is specified on the description page of the experience. Note that transport is not included, however, we encourage participants to use carpooling where possible.
Why are certain events not showing on the booking calendar?
The hiking calendar shows availability for our regular hikes (urban hikes), which run Monday – Thursday, and a few other hiking options that are well-connected by train and run all year round.
We also have new, unique hiking experiences every month, which may only be bookable by inquiring directly.
However, if you have a group or would like to hike on a different day than those suggested on my calendar, feel free to get in touch for a tailor-made experience.
Do you offer student discounts?
For some experience, I might be able to give you a student discount – simply get in touch to learn more.
Can I bring my kids?
All Urban hikes are suited for kids. Typically they are suited for children 14 years+.
In some circumstances, e.g. if your children are used to walking/hiking for many kilometers/miles, younger kids may be able to join.
Simply get in touch with me and I’ll assess if the trail is suited for your kids.
What happens if it rains?
Generally, we go hiking also when it rains (with light rain up to 1mm/h – 2mm/h).
Should the rain be stronger than predicted while we’re already on the trail, or should weather conditions change suddenly, I have all the tools, experience, and also alternative routes at my disposal to keep the experience going while keeping everyone safe.
Under some circumstances, however, I might have to cancel the hike altogether.
Should an experience have to be canceled, you will receive a notification via email and Whatsapp or any other platform from where you booked ahead of time, together with a list of options you have.
I will also update any weather observations regarding specific hikes in the hiking forum.
I know, canceling a booked experience is always a bummer, but safety always comes first.
If a rain warning is issued by the Civil Protection Department (code red), the experience will be canceled. In that case, you can choose a refund, or switch to another experience on a different day. Depending on the weather forecast I might be able to offer an alternative hike in a different part of the region, or in a different region altogether.
Also, hikes near rivers might be canceled if the river banks are flooded due to prolonged rain on the days before. Also here, you get a refund, no questions asked, or can choose to join another experience on a different day.
Hikes in gorges might be canceled even on sunny days. This can happen if my safety assessment shows that there was rain in other regions upstream that might produce flash floods in the valley.
Even if there is no official warning issued by a government agency, I might assess that the weather conditions are too dangerous for a specific hike (e.g. only light rain, but all on slippery limestone in the mountains). In that case, I might decide to cancel the experience.
In all cases, you will get a refund, or can choose to join me for another hike on another day! 👋
What are the benefits of hiking with a guide?
With Sal, your international guide with a background in the entertainment industry, you will get an experience like no other:
Carefully researched trails, a well-organized experience from beginning to end, native communication in English, German and Italian, and exclusive access to certain areas you can only discover with a guide.
local expert guide
Sal can provide valuable information about the area, such as the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the region.
Have the confidence to have a trained guide that can ensure the safety of the group by providing guidance on trail conditions, weather, and potential hazards.
Let Sal take care of permits, logistics of the day and the best route, allowing the group to focus on enjoying the hike.
Sal has access to trails or areas that are not accessible to the general public, providing unique and exclusive experiences.
“I’ve been on countless tours, have had countless tour guides, and I can honestly say that Sal is the best one I’ve ever had in my entire life! 5 stars!” – William
“A super special way to spend a few hours in nature outside and away from the hustle and bustle with Salvatore, a passionate person relaying Roman History in a fitting and healthy way. ” – Alizabeth
“Awesome experience at a very reasonable price. Sal was a great host and conversationist. If I were in Rome longer I’d definitely book another hike with Sal. ” – Riley
Meet your guide
Salvatore “Sal” Benintende
Certified hiking guide with AIGAE
English, German, Italian
Born in 1982 in Germany,
with origins in Abruzzo and Sicily
Lives in Rome, Italy since 2008
Loves: Hiking, Backpacking, Marathons, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, playing guitar and saxophone, good food, friendship and new experiences