Brand new for 2012 is Hedonistic Hiking’s gourmet guided walking holiday from Slovenia into Italy. The nine-day hiking tour starts in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, which many liken to a mini Prague and call a “hidden gem” of Europe. It continues through the Julian Alps, crosses the border between the two countries into Friuli, Italy’s north eastern region, and finishes in Venice.
The hike includes Lake Bled with its magical fairytale castle and three nights beside beautiful Lake Bohinj encircled by the Julian Alps. Following the course of the stunning turquoise Soca river leads to historic Kobarid, today the culinary capital of Slovenia boasting many fine restaurants. Crossing into Italy on foot brings you to Friuli with an opportunity to visit the two Unesco World Heritage sites of Cividale and Aquileia, and sample the magnificent wines of the Collio region.