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Hedonistic Hiking
Fully-inclusive guided gourmet walking holidays in Italy

At Hedonistic Hiking we specialise in small group escorted hiking holidays– with more than a little gastronomic indulgence! Our main destination is Italy, but several tours cross over the borders into neighbouring France, Austria and Slovenia.  

Our tours are as much about gourmet food and fine wine as they are about the hiking! Lunch on most days is a delicious al fresco picnic, rustled up with fresh regional ingredients, while restaurant dinners showcase the best local cuisine and wines. Our guests learn about local produce by crossing the landscape on foot, past vineyards, orchards or fishing villages, but also by spending time with cheesemakers, truffle hunters and winemakers.

Our hikes are clearly graded (1-5), ranging from gentle walks through the vineyards of Tuscany and Piedmont to more challenging level 5 hikes in the Italian Alps and the mountains of the Dolomites. We provide detailed information on the distances, ascents and descents for each hike and are very happy to answer any questions hikers may have about the routes.  The tours are available from May to October, with the high-altitude tours running in the warmer summer months, when conditions in the mountains are perfect for hiking.

Tours also include cultural visits to castles, churches, important artworks and some itineraries offer wine-tastings and hands-on cooking classes. Our holidays are fully-inclusive of accommodation in hand-picked hotels, all meals, unlimited wines, excursions, transfers and any additional activities on the itinerary. Guests come mainly from Australia, the UK and US, with each group of 16 generally comprising a mix of like-minded couples, friends and solo travellers.

We are a husband-and-wife team who own and operate Hedonistic Hiking, which we established over 15 years ago, and we still design, research and lead every tour ourselves.  We live between Italy and Australia and feel very lucky to call both countries home.