Hedonistic Hiking
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Chris B
Oleh Chris B
Consistently excellent over many years
5,0 dari 5 lingkaranOkt 2022
I've been lucky to travel to many parts of the world with a number of very good tour companies, but Hedonistic Hiking has always been the standout experience. Whilst its size mean it is unlikely to garner the votes to win a travel award, that factor is one of the keys to its success. No group is more than fifteen and all will be led by at least Jackie or Mick if not both. The people they get to work with them when needed are friends, not employees and share their passion for the food, wine and culture of the places they walk in. Another key factor in their success is the unrelenting planning and attention to detail that goes into each trip. The many component parts can only increase the risk of some aspect not working to plan but over many trips that has never been apparent. Their friendly, positive approach helps groups of total strangers to quickly gel and generate their own character. Once planned and run every trip is subject to constant review so it is possible to repeat one and enjoy a different experience. The quality of these experiences leans heavily on the close relationships they have built up with hotels, restaurants, food and wine producers and artisans. Many are more friends than suppliers. Tuscany and Siena will always be my go-to option, but if you are unsure about the walking aspect the Jewels of Piedmont tour would be a good one to start with. Home of White Truffles, Barolo, chocolate and the Slow Food Movement with some walking of course. Not cheap but once you land you have to be a serious retail therapist to need to disturb your wallet. My only complaint. They didn't start their company when I was younger.

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danie2035
Sydney, Australia92 kontribusi
5,0 dari 5 lingkaran
Mei 2024 • Sendiri
I had the best time.. , my first ever hiking experience .
I did alot of research for my first ever trip, I wanted 5 star..all inclusive etc.

It was so much better than I hoped.. the accommodation was excellent, food was amazing, the group on my tour were lovely.
Breakfasts at each hotel were lovely...but the standout for me was Lunch...Cinzia's beautiful picnics were the highlight of every day!!..and everyone agreed!!.
I hope to come back next year..
Ditulis pada 12 Juni 2024
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Chris B
Chagford, UK120 kontribusi
5,0 dari 5 lingkaran
Okt 2022
I've been lucky to travel to many parts of the world with a number of very good tour companies, but Hedonistic Hiking has always been the standout experience. Whilst its size mean it is unlikely to garner the votes to win a travel award, that factor is one of the keys to its success. No group is more than fifteen and all will be led by at least Jackie or Mick if not both. The people they get to work with them when needed are friends, not employees and share their passion for the food, wine and culture of the places they walk in.

Another key factor in their success is the unrelenting planning and attention to detail that goes into each trip. The many component parts can only increase the risk of some aspect not working to plan but over many trips that has never been apparent. Their friendly, positive approach helps groups of total strangers to quickly gel and generate their own character.

Once planned and run every trip is subject to constant review so it is possible to repeat one and enjoy a different experience. The quality of these experiences leans heavily on the close relationships they have built up with hotels, restaurants, food and wine producers and artisans. Many are more friends than suppliers.

Tuscany and Siena will always be my go-to option, but if you are unsure about the walking aspect the Jewels of Piedmont tour would be a good one to start with. Home of White Truffles, Barolo, chocolate and the Slow Food Movement with some walking of course.

Not cheap but once you land you have to be a serious retail therapist to need to disturb your wallet.

My only complaint. They didn't start their company when I was younger.
Ditulis pada 22 November 2022
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Lenore D
Sydney, Australia10 kontribusi
5,0 dari 5 lingkaran
Okt 2018 • Pasangan
We have just completed our 2nd hike with Hedonistic Hiking, after our initial Italian Lakes Hike in 2017. What a joy to be part of a fabulous food, wine and hiking experience in such a gorgeous part of the world with such a great group of hikers. Jackie’s seamless and professional leadership and Annabelle’s ability to create the best picnic lunches at times transported by Will in his backpack up steep mountains enabled us to have a very special hiking experience. Jackie’s sharing of her impressive knowledge of the history of Slovenia particularly relating to the World Wars and her lunch time book readings gave us a real sense of the incredible history of Slovenia. We were privileged to enjoy beautiful foods and wines of the local area daily with a couple of very special degustation experiences. Thank you Jackie for your wonderful support and encouragement for us throughout some often challenging hiking. Conquering the summit of Mt Matajur on a beautiful, clear day was an awesome and exhilarating highlight. We look forward to another one of your wonderful food, wine and hiking experiences in 2019.
Ditulis pada 9 Oktober 2018
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Thank you Lenore and Chris. Looking forward to seeing you in 2019 for a special celebration!
Ditulis pada 12 Oktober 2018
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Pete-and-Kay
Melbourne, Australia41 kontribusi
5,0 dari 5 lingkaran
Nov 2017 • Pasangan
Hedonistic Hiking lived up to their name, delivering the perfect mix of hiking, local experiences and excellent food and wine.
Jackie and Mick are excellent guides, and the tour is run with professionalism and polish.
Being truffle season in Piemonte, we took full advantage of this amazing delicacy!
Highly recommended! Go!
Ditulis pada 7 Oktober 2018
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Thank you so much for your review. We hope to welcome you on another Hedonistic Hiking holiday soon. Jackie and Mick
Ditulis pada 8 Oktober 2018
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Barbara B
Canberra, Australia5 kontribusi
5,0 dari 5 lingkaran
Jul 2017 • Teman
I joined Hedonistic Hiking's first offering of their Austria and Dolomites walking holiday in July 2017. The hike, starting in Innsbruck, Austria and finishing in Bolzano, Italy was so capably supported by Mick and Iole, was fun from start to finish. A great group of hikers together with the great places we visited, the wonderful cuisine and wines selected by Iole, and the hotels, culminating in our stay at the luxurious hotel Bad Moos near Sesto, Italy, was just an adventure not to be missed. The hiking on this trip took me places I never imaged I would have the privilege of experiencing. From the alpine pastures of the Holhe Salve mountain in the Austrian Tyrol, to the unbelievable views after climbing up in the Hohne Tauern National Park and then culminating in this amazing hike in the heart of the Sesto Dolomites peaks. As Jackie and Mick know, I have done many hikes with them, but this final hike was one of the most uplifting experiences of my many hiking adventures. Thank you Mick and Iole and look forward to another Hedonistic Hike next year!
Ditulis pada 23 Agustus 2017
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Thank you for taking the time to review our new tour. We are so glad you enjoyed it. As one of our most loyal guests your feedback is very important to us. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Mick and Jackie
Ditulis pada 28 Agustus 2017
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Sue B
Brisbane, Australia165 kontribusi
5,0 dari 5 lingkaran
Jun 2017 • Sendiri
I am just home from the Jewels of Piemonte trip with Jackie and Cinzia and cannot say enough positives about the trip. The whole tour is seamlessly organised with many individual differences catered for effortlessly. I broke my little toe a few weeks before the trip and was wondering if I'd even be able to go. However, with quick and practical support from Jackie, before and during the trip, I was able to complete and enjoy most of the hikes. The one major one I didn't feel up to was the climb up the mountain on Day 4 but I stayed with Cinzia to help (a bit!) prepare the picnic lunch. This became one of tge highlights of the trip for me. We then hiked up for half an hour to meet the group for lunch beside Lake Fiorenza. Cinzia carried the food and wine in a pack, fording creeks and negotiating steep mountain paths - amazing! If you're thinking picnic lunch in a backpack = breadrolls with ham and cheese etc, think again! She made the most delicious cous cous salad, fresh meats, cheeses, dessert etc etc - a feast. You rock, Cinzia!
The walks were spectacular - ranging from hiking in the moutainous areas to walking through the vineyards, hazelnut groves and lovely little towns.
The two hotels we stayed in were great and it was nice to have only 2 bases so that we weren't always packing and unpacking.
The food and wine were delicious: some absolutely stunning dishes, wines and locations. Ristorante Bovia would have to be the pick for me - oh wait, what about the final night in the Michelin starred restaurant in the Castello or the one in Saluzzo near the Abbey.
Perhaps you are reading this and feeling my enthusiasm for this trip - I hope so, as it was terrific.
Thank you Jackie and Cinzia, you made it all seem easy but the background research, organisation and your tour experience shone through.
Ditulis pada 4 Juli 2017
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Thank you so much for your review Sue. We hope The Jewels of Piedmont will the first of many Hedonistic Hiking adventures.
Ditulis pada 7 Juli 2017
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Lainfanta
Seattle, WA2 kontribusi
5,0 dari 5 lingkaran
Jun 2017
We just completed our second HH hike, our first being the Italian Alps two years ago. Again, it was fantastic! The hikes were gorgeous, there was plenty of history, wine, food and a lovely group of people with which to enjoy it all. Mick and Tansy thought of everything, and their wonderful, outgoing personalities and love of nature and people made this another trip to remember for years and years! We'll be seeing you again soon!
Ditulis pada 25 Juni 2017
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you in Austria and the Dolomites in 2018. Mick
Ditulis pada 28 Juni 2017
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McClann
New Plymouth, Selandia Baru41 kontribusi
5,0 dari 5 lingkaran
Jun 2017 • Pasangan
Just finished our first trip (France/Italy) with HH. The experience was deeply rewarding on many levels including the exposure to stunning mountain scenery, brilliant wildflowers, and much more - including the chance to try the best of the local food and wine, and a wonderful introduction to the culture and history of the local regions of France and Italy. Jackie is enormously patient and good humoured as well as deeply knowledgeable about history and culture. The organisational aspects of the trip were completely seamless for us but we were conscious of all the little things which had been done behind the scenes to make it easy for us - we paid for nothing extra including drinks in local bars and cafes. Our local guide Iole prepared and transported our glorious lunches like a Sherpa high into the mountains. Jackie read moving extracts from a book at stunning locations in the mountains. I'm sure we will be back for another trip.
Ditulis pada 22 Juni 2017
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It was wonderful to welcome you for your first HH experience, we are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Jackie
Ditulis pada 24 Juni 2017
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middletonc
Perth, Australia7 kontribusi
5,0 dari 5 lingkaran
Jun 2017 • Teman
I've just returned home from the Slovenia/Fruili hike and it exceeded my expectations plus some. Mick and Tansy were fabulous, so helpful and approachable and everything was organised down to the second. The food and wine was fabulous and the hiking was sensational, sometimes challenging and sometimes relaxing. The whole experience was a 10 and I'm looking forward to organising my next hike.
Ditulis pada 17 Juni 2017
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Thank you. It was great meeting you and we hope to see you again soon. Mick
Ditulis pada 18 Juni 2017
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MikeT_8
Canberra, Australia115 kontribusi
5,0 dari 5 lingkaran
Mei 2017 • Pasangan
Our 4th with this company (3 in Italy and one in Australia). This Lucca, Volterra Elba trip was magnificent with fantastic company, excellent food and wine and wonderful hikes.
We had wonderful weather and loved all 8 days.
We leave each trip with a vague plan to book the next one! Thanks to Jackie and Annabel!
Ditulis pada 26 Mei 2017
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Thank you! As always it was lovely to see you and we hope to welcome you back in 2018. Cari saluti, Jackie
Ditulis pada 31 Mei 2017
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