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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, Piedmont, the Italian Alps, Slovenia, Abruzzo, Southern Italy and the Italian Lakes.  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.

Palio of Siena - Walking tours in Italy

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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Our Brochure

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Our favourite recipes

We are often asked on tour for our picnic salad and soup recipes.

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Buying Italian wine

This page helps you locate back home some of your favourite wines from the tours.

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