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Escape to Italy

As Hedonistic Hikers we don't usually spend too much time in front of our screens but, finding ourselves once again locked down, we've started to escape by watching some of our favourite films!

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Rivers Deep, Mountains High

Walking next to water is endlessly fascinating.  Rivers shape the landscape, affect the fortunes of those who live in their valleys and give life to a huge array of flora and fauna.  Many of our tours include hikes which trace the course of well-known rivers in Europe and Australia,...

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Spice up your lockdown diet!

Jackie's latest Blog for the US magazine Sixty and Me looks at spicing up your lockdown menus by recreating dishes from your favourite travels.  With a little imagination we can all revisit favourite food memories that transport us to happy times and places and, if you...

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Three Favourite Lakes

At Hedonistic Hiking we continue to reminisce about many of our best-loved places in Europe and we are looking forward to being back there in 2021!  Walking by water, whether it be the sea, a fast-flowing river or a perfectly still lake provides the perfect backdrop for many a...

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Italy launches the Path of the Parks

The Italian Ministry of the Environment and the Italian Alpine Club are joining forces to create the Path of the Parks, a hiking trail which will connect all 20 Italian regions and include all 26 of the country's official national parks.

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Three Favourite Mountains

At Hedonistic Hiking we always like to aim high, and mountains are a natural home for us with their stunning vistas, silent beauty and sense of achievement after making those ascents!

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Life under Lockdown

The Hedonistic Hiking staff are scattered between Australia, Italy, England and France and everyone has been adapting to life under lockdown in their own countries. Thankfully the team members are a cheerful and resourceful bunch and everyone has found new ways to keep busy during these...

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Three of the Best Virtual Museum Tours

As we come to terms with the fact that we won't be travelling overseas for the forseeable future, we are all becoming expert armchair travellers. To feed our desire for cultural experiences and to help us while away the hours at home Italy's museums have been fantastic at opening up their...

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Supporting our Italian friends

One small thing we can do to help our Italian friends at this difficult time is support businesses involved in the procurement of Italian food and wine.

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Piedmont's Historic Occitan Culture

Anyone who’s spent any time in Piedmont will probably have heard of Occitania, a huge historic region which, in addition to extending into parts of Piedmont, also comprises most of the South of France, the Aran Valley in Spain and the principality of Monaco.

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