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Three Favourite National Parks

National Parks are a natural home for us here at Hedonistic Hiking.  We are drawn to the wild, unspoilt landscapes, the fascinating flora and fauna and the interesting history of these protected areas.  Here we take a look at three of our favourites.

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Walking to Wineries

Anyone who has hiked with us before, in Europe or Australia, will know how interested we are in wine.  Of course our meals on tour are always matched with wines showcasing a great selection of regional grape varieties but occasionally our routes enable us to make a stop at a vineyard...

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Back in Italy!

Saturday 23rd October 2021 was a momentous day for us here at Hedonistic Hiking.  After being granted permission from the Australian authorities to travel, we set foot on Italian soil for the first time in almost two years...

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Balancing strength and mobility

Anne Heuperman has been teaching Pilates to Jackie in Bright for many years and Jackie swears by the exercises for maintaining core strength and flexible movement. If you are looking for ways to work on your strength, balance and mobility before a walking holiday, then...

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Cheese Bites

A number of our walking holidays in Italy bring us into contact with food and wine producers and these visits often make truly memorable moments from each of our trips.  Here we have a look at Italy's fabulous formaggio and some of our best cheesy experiences!  

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Three of the Best Music Festivals in Italy

If you like to mix a little culture with your walking holidays then have a look at three of the best annual music festivals that Italy has to offer.  Hiking by day and Opera by night?  What's not to like ....

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Three of the Best Food Festivals in Italy

Autumn is a great time to visit Italy, not only for its colourful landscapes and cooler temperatures, but because this is a season full of Sagre, festivals which celebrate the harvest of local produce.

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Breads of Heaven

Living in Italy as we normally do for much of each year we take for granted how easily available delicious food is at any time of the day, from the local panificio to street-stalls, bars to pizzerias, gelaterias to pasticcerias. In an attempt to feed our hunger for a taste of Italy, we have...

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Inspiring walkers of all ages

Whilst walking recently with a friend in Rutland, close to the Hedonistic Hiking UK office, we learnt the story of a highly decorated local war hero, with connections to Australia, who has completed a walking challenge in support of The Soldiers’ Charity.

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Annabel makes 10 year milestone

This August marks ten years since Annabel joined our small team in her role as Hedonistic Hiking's Marketing Manager. Here we've taken a little look back at some of her highs and lows!

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