An exacting hike involving a rapid-changing ascent from the sea to Elba’s highest peak (1019 m.a.s.l.), where you can admire a view over Elba and the Tuscan Archipelago, then descend again back to the sea.
As this excursion’s title suggests, we will take on a 1 Km elevation gain. Elba is a unique setting to brave such figure, as you start off right by the sea, then go all the way up to the top of Mount Capanne, 1019 meters above sea level. Let’s be clear, it is not about the time you take, it is about the actual enjoyment of doing it. Our itineraries cover places of unmatchable beauty; we run on land where traces of people from very old times are still visible, people who hid on these hills to escape pirates and laboriously set up an agriculture that was able to produce very little. The path we walk, at times surrounded by scrubland, often opens up suddenly over breathtaking views. We visit places where few ‘caprili’ (small domes made out of granite slivers) that shepherds used as shelters while minding goats, can still be found intact today.