Exploring the places we love, at a leisurely pace

Meandering through beautiful countryside, exploring hill top villages, lunching in a field of poppies or sunflowers, in a vineyard or along canal waterways….some of the settings you can intimately enjoyed when travelling on foot. Join one of our wonderful local hosts on a guided tour, or explore at your own pace on a self-guided tour.  All you have to do is get up in the morning, pull on your boots, have breakfast and enjoy the walk – we look after the rest.

Guided Walking tours

Venice and the Italian Lakes

Magical Venice, west to the heart of the Italian Lakes, finishing in elegant Turin.
This wonderful walking tour gives a new twist to some of the classic destinations of northern Italy: the back canals of Venice; the medieval trails high above Lake Como; the hidden valleys of Ticino; the entrancing shores of Lake Orta; the arcades of Turin.

5-17 September 2025 - AUD7750 per person, twin share

Sardinia ~ Cagliari to Costa Smeralda

A magical island, suspended in the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Wooded limestone mountains, rolling plains and pristine coastline, scattered with hidden villages and ancient fishing ports, and a well-established cuisine, developed by seaside osterias, country trattorias, and hilltop shepherds’ picnicking.

2-14 May 2025 - AUD7750 per person, twin share

Puglia ~ Bari to Lecce

The ‘heel’ of the Italian boot offers great natural beauty, fascinating towns and cities, and still relatively unknown, its castles, rolling plains, forests, spectacular coast and Puglia is characterised by undulating plains and hills – no mountains or steps! The Puglia walks are probably the ‘gentlest’ of our guided tours.

17-29 May 2024, and 5-17 May 2025
AUD7750 per person, twin share

Sicily ~ Palermo to Taormina

Easy coastal strolls, rambling country lanes through abundant wildflower fields, longer mountain walks, and challenging walk to the top of Vulcano. Experience the diversity of Sicily with a legacy of multiple civilisations: Siculi, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Moors, Normans, Spanish and French, and the resulting wonderous and diverse cuisine.

16-29 May 2025 - AUD7750 per person, twin share

Val d'Aosta ~ Turin to Courmayeur

The smallest region in Italy,  Aosta Valley  shares borders with France and Switzerland,  and dominated by Europe’s highest peaks: Mt Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa to the north and the massif of Gran Paradiso to the south. Through green valleys, watched by majestic castles,  well-marked trails connect villages, high pastures and mountain passes.         All the more stunning in autumnal colours.

6 -18 September 2024, and 3 - 17 Sept 2025
AUD7750 per person, twin share

Trieste and Friuli ~ Udine to Trieste

Mountains, plains and seashores less than an hour’s drive apart, five languages, four national park, three borders, beaches and Alpine mountains. Exceptional walking, gorgeous towns and fabulous food, the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia has all the ingredients for a very special two week visit!

19 Sept to 1 October 2025 - AUD7750 per person, twin share

Verona and the Dolomites

This unique range of limestone pinnacles and spires, dramatically towers above deep green valleys of pine forests and rolling meadows scattered with centuries-old villages, Gothic churches and isolated timber farmhouses. Stunning walks follow century-old winding trails that criss-cross the mountains, linking hamlets and villages.

19 Sept to 1 October 2025 - AUD7550 per person, twin share

Central Tuscany, and via Francigena

Regular departures - April to October

8 days/7 nights exploring iconic Central Tuscany… landscapes, ancient pathways and trails, UNESCO sites, superb cuisine and local wines, with evening presentations.  Your accommodation for this week – formerly an Augustinian canonry providing hospitality to travellers on the Via Francigena  since the 7th century, and now perfectly restored.

From NZ$7100 per person, twin share

Self Guided Walking tours

Lake Como ~ Bellagio and central

7 days/6 nights

Arguable the most beautiful setting in the Italian Lakes region, Lake Como stretches from the Swiss Alps to the Po River. A deep glacial lake surrounded by soaring mountains, picturesque villages, lavishly gardened villas dotting the shoreline, and wooded slopes extending skywards. A scene that has drawn visitors since Roman times.

From AUD2850 per person, twin share

Portofino and the Italian Riviera

6 days/5 nights

Beautifully preserved fishing villages tucked into perfect bays, highlight this fascinating stretch of coastline. From the Portofino National Park, this walk picks up the pilgrim trails that run above the Liguria coast, climbing up into the forested hills each day before dipping down to the bustling coastal towns in the evening.

From AUD2800 per person, twin share

Umbria ~ Assisi to Spoleto

7 days/6 nights

Ancient fortified hilltop towns cascade to the serene valley below – a quilted landscape of vineyards, olive groves and fields. Explore an extraordinary wealth of history, art and some of the oldest architecture in Europe. Your walk takes you through one of the main ‘foodie’ regions of Italy – famous for its Sagrantino wine; ‘norcineria’ (sausages and cold cuts); lentils; truffles & world renowned chocolate. 

From AUD2650 per person, twin share

Tuscany ~ via Francigena

5 days/4 nights

From the famously towered San Gimignano to the regions capital of Siena, through classic Tuscany countryside – forests, olive groves, vineyards and rolling hills. Routes included trails of the via Franicgena, to the medieval walled village of Monteriggioni known for its crown-like fortifications and watchtowers.

From AUD2700 per person, twin share

Amalfi ~ Ravello to Positano

6 days/5 nights

From the romantic and elevated village of Ravello,  following the ancient paths that run above the Amalfi Coast, this continuous 6 day walk takes you the length of this coast offering spectacular walking and endless views over the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, finishing at the seaside town of Positano.

From AUD2700 per person, twin share

Dolomites ~ South Tyrol

6 days/5 nights

The distinctive mountains of the Dolomites National Park is a landscape of exceptional natural beauty. Follow well-marked and well-maintained paths across alpine meadows to the valleys below, stopping at mountain huts. No dramatic climbs or descents …where necessary, you can take a cable car. 

From AUD2700 per person, twin share

The Heart of Sicily

7 days/6 nights

Far removed from the busy cities of the island’s coast,  through the spectacular natural beauty of central Sicily, an area untouched by tourism where daily life of the many charming villages is full of tradition. Follow unsealed country roads through rolling wheat fields & Madonie National Park.

From AUD2650 per person, twin share

Western Sicily

7 days/6 nights

Once a neglected region renowned more for its Mafia strongholds than a tourist spot, exploring the remarkable west (the ‘other’ Sicily), you will experience some of the most ancient and celebrated sites, most dramatic landscapes and of course, stunning cuisine. Palermo, Erice, the Egadi Islands and an option to visit the ancient site of Segesta.

From AUD2800 per person, twin share