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Welcome to Hedonistic Hiking. All-inclusive guided gourmet walking holidays in Italy and Australia. Experienced tour leaders Mick and Jackie Parsons are an Anglo-Australian couple who divide their time between Victoria, Australia and Tuscany, Italy. Hedonistic Hiking offers small group guided hiking tours and tailor-made experiences in south-east Australia and in Tuscany, Umbria, Piedmont, the Italian Alps, Slovenia, Abruzzo and the Italian Lakes.  All tours include unsurpassed personal service, boutique accommodation and exceptional food and wine.  We have more information on how we grade the level of hiking on each of our tours.

Hiking in Tuscany and the Cinque Terre

Prosciutto and Parmesan, Pilgrims and Poets

Walk the area immortalised by Lord Byron and the Romantic poets. Visit beautiful Parma, the undisputed gourmet capital of Emilia Romagna and experience the Sagra del Fungo Porcino (Porcini Mushroom fair) at the "Slow Food" town of Borgotaro. Walk one of the most beautiful sections of the Via Francigena pilgrim route and discover an untouched area of Tuscany before descending to the Gulf of Poets on the Ligurian coast to explore the quaint villages of the Cinque Terre. Opportunity to hike part of the Cinque Terre coastal path or travel the coast by boat.

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2014 Brochure

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Our favourite recipes

We are often asked on tour for our picnic salad and soup recipes.

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Buying Italian wine

This page helps you locate back home some of your favourite wines from the tours.

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