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Guided walking holidays in “The greenest region in Europe”

Experience the real “Slow Italy” and step back in time

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Sacred walks are secular moderate/easy walks following ancient routes, visiting hidden hermitages, chapels, churches and Abbeys in three of the stunningly wild and beautiful National Parks of Abruzzo, central Italy.

You will be accompanied by Italian & English guides, and get a rare chance to lead Italian Haflinger ponies, who will be carrying all our supplies to our overnight camp in the Majella National Park.

Your nine-day journey in Abruzzo has been designed to give you a taste of all the best that Abruzzo has to offer, and let you experience a relatively unknown and very unchanged part of Italy.

Each day you will get to visit different sacred sites, travel through ancient forests and deep gorges, and experience an area still very untouched by tourism. You will learn about the history of the unique sacred places and the extraordinary lives of the reclusive monks and hermits who resided in them.

Discover Hidden Italy

At our secluded and picturesque camp you will get to experience traditional Abruzzese food and wine around a fire, whilst sitting under the unpolluted ink black sky, full of bright shining stars.

Your accommodation has all been specially chosen for its uniqueness, character, position and view.

Sacred Walks are for anyone of any age, as long as they are fit and able to walk in mountainous areas.

Any walking day will not exceed 10 kilometres or 6 hours

Apart from our signature Sacred Walks tours, we offer cherry-picked guided tours discovering the Best of Abruzzo.

Happy Customers

This was a wonderful walking holiday with delicious food to sustain us! I loved the ancient places that we visited, hermitages, chapels, oratories, ancient villages, all located in such beautiful landscapes.

Patricia W, Reviewed 15 October 2018

I had an absolutely wonderful holiday!
The guides have a passion for and an extensive knowledge of Abruzzo which means that you get to see some places that you would be unlikely to discover on your own.
The scenery is magnificent, you feel you can breath more easily in the vast open spaces and the silence is truly ‘golden’.

Catherine, London, Reviewed 26 September 2018

Yvette, Brighton, UK

Susanna, Rome

Our Guides

Years of experience, local knowledge, a passion for adventure and discovery, warm hospitality



Italian Mountain Guide

Lorenzo is a full time guide, he spends his whole life taking people into the mountains of the national parks of Abruzzo, and he loves every minute of his job! No one knows more about the flora and fauna, history and secret hidden places of Abruzzo than him.


English Abruzzo Guide

Andrew has spent more than ten years exploring Abruzzo and is very knowledgeable & passionate about everything that this unique region of Italy has to offer.

He has now made Abruzzo his home and he and his family have strategically positioned themselves in the middle of all the National Parks.


Haflinger Pony Handler

Frank and his wife own and look after twelve Italian Haflinger Ponies.

Their whole life revolves around their ponies, and they both live and breathe Haflingers. Between them they manage to create an amazing atmosphere around the camp fire, with their traditional rustic and delicious food, and their welcoming hospitality

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