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Hedonistic Hiking Etruscan Trails

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Hedonistic Hiking Corsica
Hedonistic Hiking Sardinia
Hedonistic Hiking Sardinia
Hedonistic Hiking Corsica


Jackie and Mick Parsons of Hedonistic Hiking have been sharing the delights of Italy and beyond with all-inclusive guided walking holidays for over ten years. As you'd expect from their name, a focus and passion for all things food, wine and walking is at the heart of their tours.

They have researched, designed and lead all the small group tours themselves. For 2020, Hedonistic Hiking has added three new tours in central Italy, Sardinia and Corsica, exploring the local food and wine and landscapes as well as taking in many cultural highlights. 


Etruscan Trails in Central Italy: May 8th - 16th, 2020

This 8-night tour starts and finishes in the Eternal City and follows in the footsteps of the Etruscans - an ancient civilization which populated the centre of Italy long before the Romans.

You’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage tombs, walk along sunken Etruscan roads and explore the outstanding towns of Civita di Bagnoregio and Orvieto which were both important Etruscan settlements.

The hikes take you through the rolling landscape of central Italy, with its olive groves, cypresses and vineyards as well as to the tranquil waters of Lake Vico and Lake Bolsena.

You’ll finish in the Val d'Orcia, a strikingly beautiful valley in the southern part of Tuscany and home to some of Italy's most celebrated wines.

Highlights: taste the noble wines of Montepulciano and Montalcino and follow sections of the historic Via Francigena pilgrim route to Rome.


The Heart of Sardinia: September 8th - 15th, 2020

The second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is perhaps best known for its azure coastline and clear waters.  However, the centre of the island reveals rugged mountains, Bronze-Age treasures and a cuisine which still follows the shepherds’ traditions of centuries gone by.

This tour starts in the evocative town of Cagliari, on the southern coast of Sardinia, before heading inland to the Gennargentu mountains with their sweeping views of the dramatic landscape. You’ll then move to an area often overlooked by visitors, to explore hidden villages, pristine coves and high mountain panoramas in the east of the island.

This tour finishes at Olbia airport, on the north-east coast but you could decide to continue on to discover the captivating island of Corsica by booking these two tours together for an even longer holiday of food, wine and walking on two magical islands.

HIghlights: discover Sardinia’s unique Bronze-Age sites, hike to the highest points on the island with unbroken views to the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy a traditional Sardinian lunch prepared by local shepherds.



The Island of Corsica: September 15th - 22nd, 2020

This 7-night itinerary explores the intriguing and endlessly fascinating island of Corsica.

Turquoise seas, towering green pines and red granite rocks make this a landscape full of contradictions. Start in the colourful port of Bonifacio on the island’s southern tip before heading up the west coast to Piana and the beautiful Gulf of Porto.

The final stop is the former capital, Corte, an historic town lying at the geographical heart of the island and encircled by a backdrop of monumental granite mountains. With an age-old determination to keep their island pristine and unspoiled, the Corsicans have maintained an environment which offers a true paradise for hikers.

Highlights: hike in the pristine scenery of Corsica’s granite landscape, enjoy the island’s bounty – goat and sheep cheeses, cured meats, chestnuts and wild boar stews and follow a section of the famous GR20 long distance route across the island.


For more information see links below or go to Hedonistic Hiking »


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