Welcome to Hedonistic Hiking. All-inclusive guided gourmet walking holidays in Italy and Australia. Experienced tour leaders Mick and Jackie Parsons are an Anglo-Australian couple who divide their time between Victoria, Australia and Tuscany, Italy. Hedonistic Hiking offers small group guided hiking tours and tailor-made experiences in south-east Australia and in Tuscany, Umbria, Piedmont, the Italian Alps, Slovenia, Abruzzo and the Italian Lakes. All tours include unsurpassed personal service, boutique accommodation and exceptional food and wine. For more information on the level of hiking, click here to see how we grade our tours.
The Palio horse race in Siena is one of the most spectacular festivals in Italy. It takes place twice a year, on 2nd July and 16th August. It is, however, much more than one race on the one day. It is the apex of months of preparation and the Palio itself is a 4-day festival. To watch it on TV or read about it in the paper, or even to stand in the square and experience the race itself is only scratching the surface of a fabulous tradition. This exclusive tour brings you the “Quattro giorni del Palio” and immerses you in the rituals and folklore of the Palio together with the signature Food, Wine, Walking and attention to detail of Hedonistic Hiking.
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