3 of our best days on Europe's greatest walking trails
When we research our tours, we usually head off the beaten tracks and design routes which will take us where no other hikers are to be found. Occasionally however, we connect to some of Europe's greatest hiking trails and experience just small sections of what they have to offer ......
Walking on the Earth's Treasure
Travelling on foot gives you time to stop and explore the natural world and a number of our walks give us the chance to learn more about the earth's precious resources. Knowing what's underfoot can bring a whole new dimension to a hike, and often these natural riches have shaped the history and...
Raphael - The Renaissance Master
2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the death in Rome of Raphael who, along with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, is considered one the greatest artists of the High Renaissance period in Italy.
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!
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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!
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...