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 (max 16) guided gourmet hiking tours in south-east Australia and in Tuscany, Piedmont, the Italian Alps, Slovenia, Abruzzo, Southern Italy and the Italian Lakes. All tours include unsurpassed personal service, boutique accommodation, exceptional food and wine and are genuinely all-inclusive. We have more information on how we grade the level of hiking on each of our tours.
This tour explores three of the lakes of northern Italy: Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and the lesser-known Lake Orta. All three lakes have a magnificent backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the Italian Alps. We stay in three hotels, two of which are located right on the lake and have their own private jetty. The tour passes through Switzerland and we visit, and hike near, the Swiss city of Locarno on the north western shore of Lake Maggiore. In addition to our vehicles we use boats, cable cars and funiculars to transport us to different areas for walking. The tour starts in Milan city centre – with a guided visit to Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting of the Last Supper - and finishes at Milan Malpensa airport.
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