The Via dell'Essenza is a project aimed at creating a coastal route on the Island of Elba: 127 km of trails divided into 12 stages along the coasts of the Island of Elba where each stage bears the name of a perfume and dedicated to the month in which that flower is in bloom.
The project came to be thanks to Acqua dell'Elba and Legambiente along with the free sponsorship of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. It further developed thanks to the collaboration on behalf of Econauta that contributed when it came to choosing the trails.
The extensive project concerning what naturalistic trails to choose also meant their upkeeping: keeping the walking areas free of any obstacles, keeping the vegetation at the sides of the road down and pointing out their historical and naturalistic importance.
What makes this trail even more important is that it enables you to walk along with the sea always in sight all year round as you follow paths that, regardless of your hiking level, are always easy to reach and follow : be you anexcursionist or a trekking lover, a family, a child, or a member of a school group.
Hint from Infoelba: :At present you can follow the trails that go from Marciana Marina to Fonza (on the western ring road of the island) because they are clear and access is easy, and constant efforts mean the trail is near completion.
The Via della Lavanda (Lavender Trail), the January trail: Mortigliano - Cavoli Length 15,8 km - Maximum altitude 583 m
The Via dei Rosmarini (Rosemary Trail), the February trail: Colle Palombaia - Fonza Length 9.75 km - Maximum altitude 157 m
The Via dei Ginepri (Juniper Trail), the March trail: Fonza - Lacona
Length 7,30 km - Maximum altitude 162 m
The Via delle Ginestre (Broom Trail), the April trail: Lacona - Porto Azzurro Length 9,86 km - Maximum altitude 70 m
The Via dei Cisti (Rockrose Trail), the May trail: Porto Azzurro - Rio Marina Length 13,4 km - Maximum altitude 212 m
The Via dei Corbezzoli (Srawberry Tree Trail), the June trail: Rio Marina - Cavo
Length 13,6 km - Maximum altitude 204 m
The Via dell'Elicriso (Helichrysum Trail), the July trail: Cavo - Bagnaia
Length 18,5 km - Maximum altitude 323 m
The Via delle Tamerici (Tamarisk Tree Trail), the August trail: Bagnaia - San Giovanni Length 6,58 km - Maximum altitude 54 m
The Via dei Lecci (Holm Oak Trail), the September trail: Enfola - Procchio
Length 9,33 km - Maximum altitude 78 km
The Via del Mirto (Myrtle Trail), the October trail: Procchio - Marciana Marina Length 9,6 km - Maximum altitude 236 m
The Via dei Lentischi (Lentisk trail), the November trail: Marciana Marina - S. Andrea Length 6,68 km - Maximum altitude 197 m
The Via dell'Erica (Heather trail), the December trail: S. Andrea - Mortigliano Length 7,12 km - Maximum altitude 142 m
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