Traversata Elbana (GTE)
Big Crossing of Elba (GTE)
The “Grande Traversata Elbana” in english “Big Crossing of Elba” is the nicest and longest trekking path oh the island of elba: it crosses all the island on its ridges. It starts from Cavo, next to the north-eastern top of the island, then it runs along the central ridge of Elba and arrives to the Monte Capanne where it splits in 2 different paths. The north-western path runs through the valley of Rio Gabbiola and ends near the Polveraia tip, while the south-western path descends to Pomonte. The total distance of this trail is 60 km and is normally done in 4 laps.
You swap from the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea, to the iron mines, granite stones up to the Capanne Mountain (1019 m, the highest peak on the island). ll the trail is in the heart of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. The trekking route is mainly developed in the east / west direction.