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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 (max 16) guided gourmet hiking tours in south-east Australia and in Tuscany, Umbria, Piedmont, the Italian Alps and Lakes, Slovenia, Abruzzo, Southern Italy and now France.  All tours include unsurpassed personal service, boutique accommodation, exceptional food and wine and are genuinely all-inclusive.  We have more information on how we grade the level of hiking on each of our tours.

Hiking from France to Italy

This is a brand new tour for 2016 which takes us from Provence to Piedmont. The tour explores the stunning Mercantour National Park, a short distance from Nice on the Cote d'Azur, before we cross the border between France and Italy to hike in the Maritime Alps.  We stay in the small ski resort of Limone Piemonte at 1,000 metres and finish in the elegant Piedmontese city of Cuneo.  The mountain hiking has dramatic and spectacular views of snow-capped peaks, lakes and streams, and carpets of wild flowers in spring.  We discover the rich history of this region on foot, with its nineteenth century forts built along the border, attractive historic villages and a delightful remote church with 15th century frescoes.

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Our favourite recipes

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Buying Italian wine

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Our walking tours are eco-friendly and designed for maximum enjoyment with minimum impact on the environment. Find out more about our Eco Policy.