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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 (max 16) guided gourmet hiking tours in south-east Australia and in Tuscany, Umbria, Piedmont, the Italian Alps and Lakes, Slovenia, Abruzzo, Southern Italy and now France.  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.

Hiking in Umbria

Abbeys and Art in the Apennines

This tour begins with a leisurely olive oil tasting at an organic farm in the charming town of Anghiari before arriving in the historic market town of Sansepolcro, birthplace of the Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca. Cross from Tuscany to Umbria in the Apennine mountains with beautiful views of both regions. Follow evocative pilgrim trails, once trodden by St Francis of Assisi, to remote churches and a dramatic fortress. Walk along pretty woodland paths and enjoy an exclusive guided tour of a 13th century Benedictine monastery. Stay in a beautifully restored Abbey and finish the holiday with three nights in the heart of the lovely town of Gubbio.
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Buying Italian wine

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Our walking tours are eco-friendly and designed for maximum enjoyment with minimum impact on the environment. Find out more about our Eco Policy.