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Coasting along 
 
 
Australia's Iconic great ocean walk
 
 

The Great Ocean Walk, which stretches 100 km from Apollo Bay south west of Melbourne all the way to the Twelve Apostles, is one of Australia’s most famous walks. The trail crosses varied landscapes from golden beaches, open pasture land and rain forest and it’s an excellent track for spotting wildlife such as wallabies, koalas or echidnas. 

Together we have been running fully escorted tours along this iconic route for many years, choosing boutique accommodation close to the trail and offering fabulous food and wine at lunchtimes and in the evenings.  We organise this as a bespoke tour for groups of eight or more, and the optimum time to complete the hike is late November or March/April, as the weather conditions at this time are perfect for walking and we avoid the major holiday season.

If you have a group of friends who would be interested in hiking this trail then get in touch now for the 2019/2020 summer season. We can discuss with you in detail the requirements of your group and plan the perfect hike for you. Our standard tour takes seven days but we can cherry-pick sections of the route if you have fewer days. We usually start and finish in Melbourne and can collect groups from the city centre or the airport.

If your appetite for this walk has been whetted but you don't have a group who would like to walk it too, then please also get in touch as it might be possible for us to make up a party of eight if there is sufficient interest.  Due to accommodation restrictions we sadly cannot offer double rooms for single use, but there would be no single supplement for solo travellers who were happy to share.

We'd love to hear from you and introduce you to this unforgettable experience!

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If you love the water ...
 
...take a look at two of our Italian tours which finish by the Mediterranean Sea!
The Lucca, Volterra & Elba tour in May still has a couple of free spots for 2019, as does the Parma, Tuscany and Ligurian Sea tour in September. Walk towards the coast and dip those feet in the water at the end of the hike!

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How to avoid the crowds in high summer in Italy
 
Italy remains one of Europe’s most popular destinations, and in high season some of the best-loved sites can become very busy.
Our tours keep us off the beaten tracks and we rarely meet other hikers on our routes, but this month’s blog takes a look at how to seek out authentic Italian experiences whilst at the same time avoiding the crowds. 
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HH has more mentions in the UK Travel Press
 
We were thrilled to be mentioned again in the UK press this month in two major publications

Our Palio of Siena tour was covered by the Daily Mail, and Olive magazine featured our new Mountains of Piedmont hike which will run for the first time in June 2019.

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