There exists a forgotten hiking trail that crosses all Italian ranges, uniting the Boot from sea to sea and across the mountains. It is the Sentiero Italia and it is the longest trek in the world.
The variety of landscapes is just incredible, as well as the cultural diversity, because along the trail you can find hundreds of ancient villages, mostly unknown to those living in cities.
After a long slumber, the S.I. Is finally ready to be discovered: indeed, the volunteers of the Italian Alpine Club are already at work, with the intention to officially reopen the trail by 2019.
1.150.000 feet of elevation gain
6 Natural UNESCO Sites
Who we are
We are a group of young people, bound by our love of traveling and especially our love for the mountains.
We want to earn the right to the beauties that surround us by doing something that is both concrete and grassroots.
“Do not expect any answer but your own”, wrote Brecht.
Therefore, in spring 2017, we founded the Va’ Sentiero Association, with the goal of bringing back to the light a forgotten treasure.
Spring 2019: the journey of Va’ Sentiero starts. We will personally hike the Sentiero in its entirety, on foot of course. Hiking on the trail for 16 months or so – about a year of attendance at the “school of the mountains”!
You, too, can join the hike, by signing up for one or more stages. Together, we will go and explore the Italian mountain world!
Step after step, we will share our experience through social media: the wonders, the encounters, the food, the accents…the adventure!
We will also collect all the useful and technical info about the trail in a dedicated web platform, in order to inspire people to discover the Sentiero Italia.
Furthermore, we are organising public events at some stages of the journey: there will be music, food, culture, talks and workshops.
Finally, at the end of the experience we want to publish a photographic book and a documentary about the whole experience.
Even the most complicated dream,
a 4.000 miles long one,
can become reality, together.
Help the Va’ Sentiero project grow:
become part of it!