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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 hikeΒ 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 breathtakingΒ 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.

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Discover a different side of Rome

Popular experiences in and around Rome

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Short on time? Try our Urban Hikes

Need an adventure? Check our hiking calendar

Need inspiration? Download our Brochure!

No Car?
No Problem!

Discover the beauty of Lazio
(and the regions around it) by train.

🚊 See all hikes that are accessible by train

How does it work?

Monday – Thursday (daily)

Discover Rome with our daily Urban hikes, conveniently accessible by foot or subway station. πŸ—“οΈ See all Urban Hikes

Weekends

Join our adventures, many accessible by train. Private and group hikes are available on request. πŸ—“οΈ Go to the weekend calendar

For info, questions and inquiries

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Whatsapp (+39 351 70 60 636)

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See what hikers say about our experiences:

Dimitar Taskov
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Sal is a very friendly, responsible and well-prepared guide. The hiking I did with him was fun, informative and good exercise in a beautiful setting, yet not exhausting. In addition ...
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Dimitar Taskov
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Sal is a very friendly, responsible and well-prepared guide. The hiking I did with him was fun, informative and good exercise in a beautiful setting, yet not exhausting. In addition to having a great time, I also learned a lot from him about the area and he gave great hiking advice. Highly recommend Sal!
Dimitar Taskov
Dimitar Taskov
Kas
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We had a great first hike with Salvatore in Oriolo Romano. Came back super relaxed and my batteries recharged. Beautiful forest, nice group and I am defo hooked on hiking ...
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Kas
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We had a great first hike with Salvatore in Oriolo Romano. Came back super relaxed and my batteries recharged. Beautiful forest, nice group and I am defo hooked on hiking more frequently. Sal is a real pro, very well prepared, with a lot of knowledge about the ecosystem as well and overall a very pleasant person just to be around. I will book with him again for sure! Overall it was a great experience from start to finish and I would definitely recommend him to anyone interested in hiking, fitness and just being in nature for a day. 5 stars!
Kas
Kas
Marili Goutzioupa
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Mid September I went to Monte Gemma on a small group of 4, which was a very well organised event! Sal was well prepared on the trail and provided some very ...
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Marili Goutzioupa
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Mid September I went to Monte Gemma on a small group of 4, which was a very well organised event! Sal was well prepared on the trail and provided some very handy tips the day before to help us get best prepared. He is very experienced and made me very feel safe during the hike, plus he is very funny, friendly and shares some very interesting info during our 4hr way. Thanks Sal, see you soon!
Marili Goutzioupa
Marili Goutzioupa
Maxddybi Incorvati
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Sal is one of the best guides I could ever meet. He's very a kind and attentive person, has amazing tips for hiking trails, shares top-notch info about the places ...
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Maxddybi Incorvati
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Sal is one of the best guides I could ever meet. He's very a kind and attentive person, has amazing tips for hiking trails, shares top-notch info about the places we visit, and always takes care of the well-being of the participants. I don't regret having my first hiking experience with him πŸ™‚ He's always available over WhatsApp to share recos, tips and broadcast about the next hikes in Rome/Italy. I'm only left to say: Thanks for the amazing experiences so far. Keep up the great job, Sal!
Maxddybi Incorvati
Maxddybi Incorvati
Jeremy Norman
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Sal was an excellent guide. We started in his home district of the city of which he had a ton of knowledge from its history and the current way of ...
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Jeremy Norman
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Sal was an excellent guide. We started in his home district of the city of which he had a ton of knowledge from its history and the current way of life there. Along the way we walked along the aqueduct and learned about the material used to build it and how people used it to make a new life after WW2. We ended in an incredible park that looked as if the land had been untouched and the ancient aqueduct stretched into the distance. The best experience I've had in Rome so far!
Jeremy Norman
Jeremy Norman
Carsten MΓΌller
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I have done several tours with him but the tour to Lago della Duchessa was the best. Sal is super chilled and professional, he was constantly looking out for our ...
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Carsten MΓΌller
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I have done several tours with him but the tour to Lago della Duchessa was the best. Sal is super chilled and professional, he was constantly looking out for our safety and always had great info ready. He doesn't just go hiking, he always tries to make the hikes a little adventure.
Carsten MΓΌller
Carsten MΓΌller
Louise Kennedy
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We did a hike for experts with Sal in July 2022. Sal was on the ball from start to finish, and no detail was left unconsidered. We wanted someone who could ...
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Louise Kennedy
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We did a hike for experts with Sal in July 2022. Sal was on the ball from start to finish, and no detail was left unconsidered. We wanted someone who could really guide us on a route for experts (Monte Amaro from the Gole di San Martino, 12 hour day, 26km total), and Sal did not disappoint. I appreciated the amount of care that went into the preparation, as well as the attentiveness Sal showed us along the hike. We had so much fun with him, too! Sal is so interesting and relatable, always in good spirits and realistic when he needs to be. This is fundamental when guiding people in nature. Sal knew we could do it, so we trusted we could! Thank you, Sal! Until our next peak!
Louise Kennedy
Louise Kennedy
Ira Donchenko
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A great trip with a professional guide and interesting conversations on the way. Everything was extremely well-organized, Sal even had some hot coffee in his bag) Very much recommend
Ira Donchenko
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A great trip with a professional guide and interesting conversations on the way. Everything was extremely well-organized, Sal even had some hot coffee in his bag) Very much recommend
Ira Donchenko
Ira Donchenko
Kalle Wuoti
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Sal is a fantastic guide! I went on a hike guided by him around Monte Tancia. He is very knowledgeable and takes excellent care of his clients. Highly recommended!
Kalle Wuoti
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Sal is a fantastic guide! I went on a hike guided by him around Monte Tancia. He is very knowledgeable and takes excellent care of his clients. Highly recommended!
Kalle Wuoti
Kalle Wuoti
James Egerton
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Great adventure today discovering the Etruscan tombs near Vetralla with a friendly, fun and knowledgable guide. Sal really brought the history to life, as well as sharing fascinating facts about ...
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James Egerton
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Great adventure today discovering the Etruscan tombs near Vetralla with a friendly, fun and knowledgable guide. Sal really brought the history to life, as well as sharing fascinating facts about the flora and fauna along the way and adapting the pace and route to our requirements. Thanks, Sal! Looking forward to the next one!
James Egerton
James Egerton

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, butΒ 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! πŸ‘‹

 

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.

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local expert guide

Sal can provide valuable information about the area, such as the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the region.

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safety first

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.

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Convenience

Let Sal take care of permits, logistics of the day and the best route, allowing the group to focus on enjoying the hike.

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Exclusive Access

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.Β ” – Riley

Meet your guide

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Name:
Salvatore “Sal” Benintende

Certified hiking guide with AIGAE

Languages:
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

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