About Us



London School of Economics graduate and Ex-Army Officer, Sandhurst Military Academy.


Having spent many years travelling the world my passion for new adventures has only increased. Nothing is quite so exciting as discovering a new country ...... or a new place within a country you thought you knew well. 

"Being born and brought up in Italy until the age of 12, then moving to England to continue my studies, probably started my nomadic tendencies."

I have always loved to travel, to experience new cultures and learn about their history.  What I find most gratifying is sharing this passion with others. 

This is slow travel.... we believe that less is more! We carefully  'cherry pick' sites and excursions to showcase the best and to avoid repetition.

This is bespoke travel... all our trips include stays at excellent hotels, lodges and camps.



Freelance Graphic Designer - Does all the techie stuff!

"Being a forces child and having lived in many countries made me realise early on that I wanted to travel and see the world."


Not content with what England had to offer, I saved up enough money to buy myself a 'round the world' ticket.

Working for Smithsonian Institute in Egypt, and UNICEF in Hong Kong, helped finance my travels. 

We are truly ALL inclusive ... our trips include all meals, excursions and internal transport. No HIDDEN EXTRAS!

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Our Vision

To really experience a country and all it has to offer in a short space of time is always difficult, but we feel that our trips provide a comprehensive taste of each region without compromise.

People who share our Vision:

Anglo-Australian couple Mick and Jackie Parsons have been running their small-group guided gourmet hiking tours across Italy since 2007.  They are passionate about three things:  food, wine and walking and their tours reflect their love of the Italian landscape, its regional culinary traditions and its wonderful and varied wines. They offer all-inclusive itineraries from May to October in Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, the Italian Lakes and Alps, Piedmont, Basilicata and over the border into France and Slovenia. 

For more details see www.hedonistichiking.com or contact info@hedonistichiking.com.

Susannah and Anthony