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Balancing strength and mobility

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 15 Oct 2021

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 start right here!

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Inspiring walkers of all ages

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 6 Sep 2021

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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Fast Art Talks with Freya

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 13 Jul 2021

Friend to Hedonistic Hiking, art historian and Florence-based private tour guide, Freya is launching a new series of her Fast Art talks starting in October 2021.

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Emperor Nero: Monster or Myth?

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 30 Jun 2021

This year, London's British Museum is staging an exhibition entitled Nero - The Man behind the Myth.  Was he a monster or has history misrepresented his 15 years as Emperor of Rome?

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How will travel look post-Covid?

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 4 Oct 2020

The regional tourist body Visit Victoria has been recently tracking consumer sentiment in both interstate and intrastate travel markets.  The philosophy behind our tours in Europe and Australia really resonates with the key words which came back from the responses.

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Escape to Italy

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 10 Aug 2020

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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Three of the Best Virtual Museum Tours

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 8 Apr 2020

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 galleries to the world by offering some excellent virtual tours of their priceless collections.

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How to enrich your life through travel

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 29 Jan 2020

Jackie's latest guest article for Sixty & Me looks at how travel can enrich your life through new experiences as well as new friendships.

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Are you a walking enthusiast?

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 11 Jan 2020

The third installment of Hedonistic Hiking's Blog contributions to the US Sixty & Me online magazine offers six tips on enjoying walking holidays if you are over 60.

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The best activity holidays for the over 50s

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 10 Jul 2019

If you’re one of the many over-50’s recognising that a holiday spent lying on a beach and soaking up the sun no longer holds the appeal of 30 years ago, the chances are you’re considering more active pursuits.

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Five Reasons to visit Abruzzo

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 5 Jun 2019

If you’re an Italophile in search of new vistas and experiences, make sure the Abruzzo is near the top of your list. While the central Italy Abruzzo region is one of the country’s least well-known, its landscape and unique atmosphere certainly make it one of the most memorable.

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Holidays in Italy for the body and brain

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 30 Apr 2019

At Hedonistic Hiking, the simple fact is that we’d rather be walking than doing almost anything else (although enjoying good food and wine comes a close second!).  So what is it about walking that inspires so many people?  We look at some of the benefits of hiking, trekking or just gentle rambling.

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5 reasons to visit Italy in autumn

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 10 Apr 2019

Anyone who has been on one of our gastronomic walking holidays in Italy will know that they are planned with military precision! In fact the timing of the tour itself is also a big consideration – we want you to experience each region at its finest and also enjoy the best seasonal food!

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Choose the right hike for you

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 14 Mar 2019

If you’re toying with the idea of a walking holiday, whether in Italy or elsewhere in Europe, the important thing is to pick a tour that’s right for you. With mountains, lakes and a good scattering of national parks, there are plenty of hiking holidays in Italy to choose from, aimed at walkers of varying ability levels and offering many different experiences.

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Hot Spots & Hidden Gems

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 22 Jan 2019

Many of our guests, particularly those who travel from Australia or the US, ask us for advice on extending their holiday in Italy and we’re only too happy to share our experiences when it comes to our favourite towns and walks of Italy. Read on for some of our personal favourites.

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Five best views in Italy

Five of the most beautiful views in Italy

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 17 Oct 2018

Step out on a walking holiday in Europe and you can be sure of seeing sights and landscapes that remain out of the reach of many holidaymakers. In Italy, these veer from dramatic mountain backdrops and rural vineyard vistas to the magnificent seascapes that stretch along the coast.

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The best hiking holidays in Italy for solo travellers

The best holidays in Italy for solo travellers

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 8 Aug 2018

The number of people taking a solo holiday each year continues to rise. While many of these are taking once-in-a-lifetime adventure tours, special interest trips such as solo walking holidays are fast becoming a popular option. The simple fact is that if your friends or partner don’t share the same interests, it makes sense to holiday with people who do! 

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The Best Time to Hike in Italy

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 14 Jun 2018

One of the questions that pops up repeatedly from our guests is when is the best time to go walking in Italy.  The answer is not straightforward ...

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Italy's Best Hiking Routes

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 13 May 2018

One of the questions that crops up time after time is which is the best region in Italy for walking. Not surprisingly, there’s no simple answer...

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Your holiday checklist

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 17 Apr 2018

With Spring well on track in Europe and our first tour just a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about getting organised for your holiday. Although you don’t need to think about finding accommodation or booking car hire on a Hedonistic Hiking tour, it’s still a good idea to start planning early for peace of mind in the final run-up to your trip. Here are our top ten suggestions for a stress-free break.

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