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Walking holidays in Tuscany

Chianti, Castles and Tuscan Cooking

A relaxed walking holiday where we stay in two luxurious hotels - the first converted from a former Papal villa, the second an historic palace in the centre of a Tuscan village. One hotel has a pool and beautiful gardens, the other has a...

Volterra and the Maremma - Hedonistic Hiking

Tuscan Hill Towns and Coastal Plains

This tour is scheduled to run again in 2015, when it will include new days of walking in Elba and Lucca.  Please get in touch for more details if you are interested.

Discover the lands...

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"...

Walking Holidays in Piedmont

A Celebration of Slow Food

Let your taste buds do the walking as we immerse you in the enogastronomic wonders of  north west Italy. Barolo wine, the legendary white truffle of Alba, porcini mushrooms, hand crafted cheeses and cured meats. Beautiful hotels,...

Hiking in the Italian Alps

Hiking in the shadow of Europe's highest mountains

Experience the Italian Alps in their very best season.  As the snow melts stunning flower-filled alpine meadows emerge.  Enjoy fabulous hiking surrounded by spectacular views of the Gran Paradiso, Monte...

Hiking in Slovenia and Friuli

Lakes and Mountains, Waterfalls and Wine

A 9-day hiking holiday in Slovenia and north east Italy. A tiny country, Slovenia is sometimes referred to as The Sunny Side of the Alps. We stay beside beautiful Lake Bohinj from where we hike to the Julian Alps before continuing...

Walking Holidays in Umbria

Across the Apennines

This tour will not run in 2014.  Contact us for more details.

This tour begins with a leisurely olive oil tasting at an organic farm in the charming town of Anghiari before arriving in the historic town...

Palio of Siena - Walking tours in Italy

The Palio horse race in Siena is one of the most spectacular festivals in Italy.  It takes place twice a year, on 2nd July and 16th August.  It is, however, much more than one race on the one day.  It is the apex of months of preparation and the Palio itself is...

Hiking in Abruzzo

Stunning Peaks and Silent Valleys

Abruzzo is the only region in Italy which can boast three National Parks and this tour explores all three. Lying to the east of Rome, Abruzzo is a remote and unspoilt region. Beautiful villages perch on the hilltops and are surrounded by...

Hiking in the Italian Lakes

Lakes, Gardens and Majestic Mountains

This brand new tour for 2014 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...