Cinque Terre & Ligurian Coast

Hilltop Towns of Tuscany

Lake Como

Cooking and Walking in Tuscany

This footloose walking holiday follows panoramic footpaths and quiet mule tracks through olive groves, chestnut woods and vineyards to the centuries old villages of the Cinque Terre. Clinging precariously to buttresses of rock or on the side of steep ravines, the “Five Lands” are a perfect mixture of landscape and culture.

The quintessential Tuscan scenery between Montepulciano and Siena is what dreams are made of. Stay in Medieval walled towns and taste the famous vintages of the area – Chianti and the rich red, world renowned Brunello wines.

‘Must see’ manicured gardens and beautiful villas, snow-capped mountains and boat trips on the lake are features of your walks in world famous Lake Como area.

You’ll stay in Medieval walled towns and taste the famous vintages of the area - Chianti and the rich red, world-renowned Brunello wines. The fine cuisine and wine will be equalised by pleasant walks in the countryside that is a patchwork of vineyards, olive groves, ancient forests and fields of wheat and barley – the wellspring of ingredients for delicious Tuscan meals.


Cooking and Walking in Umbria

Via Francigena - the Path to Rome

Italy's Amalfi Coast

Spirit of Amalfi

This three-centre cooking and walking holiday takes you to the heart of the Umbrian countryside staying in a beautiful villa, a typical farmhouse and a country house with glorious views to Assisi. The spectacular Italian landscape falls away from the Apennines in forested hills where truffles grow and wild boar roam to open verdant plains. Umbria is no less famous for its superb wines - reds from Montefalco and the Vino Nobile of Montepulciano.

From the 4th century AD a great number of people wishing to visit the holy places started moving round Europe. As the number of pilgrims increased, Europe became covered by a wide network of roads which headed towards three destinations: Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Rome. To cater for the pilgrims a great many abbeys, monasteries, hospitals and shelters were built.

Your Self-guided walking holiday begins in Ravello, high above the sea to the elegant resort of Positano. Follow a walking route along ancient paths and stairways linking isolated villages, across hills with lemon and chestnut groves, vineyards and meadows. Descend to the coast each day to enjoy the lively hospitality and Campania cuisine.

The fame of the Amalfi Coast in Italy is due to its outstanding beauty. Your walking holiday begins in picturesque Ravello, high above the sea to the elegant resort of Positano. Follow panoramic footpaths, quiet mule tracks and ancient stairways that link isolated villages, across hills with lemon, olive and chestnut groves, vineyards and meadows on the Sorrentine Peninsular. Descend to the coast and enjoy the lively hospitality and Campania cuisine. The area is renowned for its’ pasta, mozzarella and pizza as well as ‘frutti di mare’ – specialities from the sea – described as the best Europe has to offer!


Tuscany on a Vespa 'La Dolce Vita'

Island Jewels of the Bay of Naples

Lake Garda

Medieval Umbria

Imagine cruising along winding country roads on a Vespa; picture-postcard vistas of rolling hillsides clad in a multitude of colours, fragrances and emotions. There are endless rows of vineyards bearing some of the world’s finest grapes; green forests of Holm oaks, beech trees, olive groves, parks, gardens, yellow broom, cornflowers, red poppies and the green of the meadows.

Walk and island-hop the colourful, quaint, little known islands in the Bay of Naples ending at charming Capri. Each island has its’ own unique character and landscape that has evolved since before Roman times.

Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake and the pretty lakeside town of Riva del Garda, in the north, is the gateway to almost 800kms of walking and biking trails. Enjoy 4 days of walking on this trip – 2 guided and 2 unguided days. We explore mountain refuges, walk along the lakeside promenade and pathways, through olive groves to villages and crag top castles. A highlight is the intact Medieval village of Canale, one of Italy’s finest, perched high in the mountains with spell-binding vistas.

Umbria has been praised for its pure beauty since Roman times, because of its greenness, many lakes, rivers, refreshing springs, mountain streams and waterfalls. This walking tour starts in the beautiful pilgrims’ town of Assisi, built against the slopes of Mount Subasio and made famous by the exalted saint, St Francis. Visit typical Umbrian towns with their Etruscan, Roman and Medieval origins. The tour finishes in Spoleto, a very special town with many squares, quaint cobbled streets, Roca (fort) and famous aqueduct, the Ponte del Torri.


Discover Rome
Hotel & Sightseeing Package

Southern Italy - Apulia and Basilicata
Semi Guided

Dolomites – King of the Alps

Torino and Barolo Wine Country

Extend your Italy Experience by choosing one of our carefully selected City Packages. We offer comfortable, well-located 3 and 4 star hotels. Spend three nights discovering Rome’s historical sites on a walking tour of famous landmarks and learning its’ fascinating history from articulate English speakers who have a passion for the city’s history, art and architecture.

A guided walking holiday amongst Rock Churches & the ‘Trulli’ Country. Gentle walks between Southern Italy’s two UNESCO World Heritage towns of Alberobello in Apulia, and Matera in Basilicata. See the unique Trulli architecture of Alberobello, and the rock cave dwellings and stone houses of the ‘Sassi’ of Matera.

Idyllic mountain lakes, lush alpine pastures, green forests and the legendary Dolomites are the background of this walk through three nature parks. Hikes around the “Drei Zinnen” and the Trident offer breathtaking impressions of the Sexten Mountains. Relax in the attractive mountain town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, ‘the pearl of the Dolomites’, looking out to some of the most striking summits of the Cristallo ranges. Finish at the beautiful mountain lake: Lake Prags in whose crystal clear waters the whitewashed walls of the Seekofels Mountain, are mirrored.

Discover the landscapes of the Langhe region of northern Italy dividing your journey between the rolling vineyards of the famous Barolo wine area and the wilder Alta Langhe where forests, deep valleys and hazelnut plantations are waiting to be explored. Eleven wine villages are connected by footpaths where you’ll find hilltop castles and characteristic towns. Linger over a good glass of wine and gourmet meal. Finish your walk experiencing the beautiful city of Torino, encircled by snow capped mountains.



Sparkling Franciacorta

Alpe Adria Trail: Udine to Trieste


Enjoy a ramble through the charming region of Franciacorta which lies south of beautiful Lake Iseo in Lombardy. The area is known for its’ sparkling wine produced on the French champagne tradition.

Discover Italy’s region of Friuli Venezia Julia which borders Austria and Slovenia and lies above the Adriatic Sea. Once the frontier of the Roman Empire, this area abounds with remnants of their colonisation and later the Hapsburgs and Venetians. Enjoy DOC wines in the Collio vineyards, the architectural treasures of Udine and Trieste and wonderful seafood from the Adriatic!



Contact Us

  • 306 Lake Road, Takapuna
    Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • P: (0064) 09 486 7473
    F: (0064) 09 484 0091

Contact Form

Connect with us

About us

A Walker’s World has been offering walking holidays in Europe and around the world since 1991.

  • Our experienced team can advise and coordinate your travel arrangements to your personal requirements.