Your holiday checklist

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...

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The Rise of the "Scattered Hotel"

The Albergo Diffuso is a relatively recent concept in Italy based around the idea of restoring old houses and buildings for the purposes of tourism. The phrase translates literally as "scattered hotel".

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Victoria's Stunning Ocean Walk

We have specialised for over ten years now in tailor-made hikes for small private groups along the Great Ocean Walk, Australia's world-famous coastal trail from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles.

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HH UK Team at Telegraph "Love Italy" event

This week the UK’s Hedonistic Hiking team headed for the glitzy Telegraph building in London’s Victoria for a ‘Love Italy’ evening.

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European Capitals of Culture: 2019 Matera

The European Capital of Culture scheme was first introduced in 1985 and the idea behind it was to unite the continent of Europe and celebrate the richness and diversity of different European cultures.

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Mick's Guide to Perfect Risotto

The real secret to a good risotto is the stock and I recommend making your own, depending on the flavour of the risotto you have chosen.

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Gnocchi with mushrooms

Autumn flavours: Gnocchi with Mushrooms

Entertaining over the festive period and looking for a little inspiration? This easy but satisfying recipe for gnocchi with mushrooms is a dish we learnt how to make with our wonderful Italian friend and cook Orietta and it really brings to life the flavours of autumn in Italy.

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The Secrets of Saluzzo

At Hedonistic Hiking we like to get off the beaten tourists trails and explore hidden gems which are usually ignored by the majority of visitors. Saluzzo is just such a town and is the first stop on our Jewels of Piedmont tour. 

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Piedmont's prized truffle

If you have not travelled in Piedmont, in north west Italy, you might not be aware of one of its greatest culinary treasures: the prized white truffle of Alba.

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Happy 10th Birthday to Us!

2017 marked the tenth anniversary of Hedonistic Hiking. Ten glorious years of hiking in some of the most beautiful parts of Italy, Slovenia, France, Austria and Australia and meeting countless wonderful people along the way. So how did we decide to celebrate?...

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