WALKING TOURS

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

Sicily ~ Palermo to Taormina

24th April to 7th May 2020

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.

From AUD6890 per person, twin share

Sardinia ~ Cagliari to Costa Smeralda

1st to 13th May 2020

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.

From AUD6890 per person, twin share

Venice and the Italian Lakes

28th August to 9th Sept 2020

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.

From AUD6890 per person, twin share

Tuscany via Francigena

Monthly departures - April to October

7 days exploring an idyllic Tuscan countryside, where trails and paths display clearly their origins as ancient roads. And your accommodation – one of the oldest, most perfectly preserved, early medieval buildings… formerly an Augustinian canonry providing hospitality to travellers on the Via Francigena,  since the 7th century.

From $5000 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 AUD2140 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 AUD1890 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 AUD1650per 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 AUD1700 per person, twin share