TREKKING WITH DONKEYS, MULES AND HORSESExperience holidays the donkey way and create memories that will last you a lifetime!
Experience holidays the donkey way and create memories that will last you a lifetime!
The best way to discover a destination is on foot, and the best place for enjoying spectacular views is a peak of a mountain.
Discover the 2 famous pilgrimage routes in Italy - The Way of Saint Francis from Tuscany to Rome and Via Francigena from Alps to Rome.
Traveling by bike allows you to stay away from the busy cities and everyday stress, to immerse yourselves in the landscape and see the places you do not see traveling by car.
For water sports enthusiasts we offer the opportunity to try both traditional sports and the news as stand up paddle, swimtrekking or yoga on paddle board.
We offer to excercise in Italy, enjoying the breathtaking landscapes, visiting the charming towns and villages and tasting the local food.
For adventurers who want to experience different activities during a holiday,
One of the best ways to discover the real Italy is participating in typical food and wine tastings. Just so you will really understand Italians – good food is their essence of life!
“SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE DONKEYS”
- Frank Orman
We are Lorija and Inese: adventurers, animal lovers, and ambassadors for all things outdoors.
We invite you to explore authentic, unspoiled Italy on our small group tours. Whether you travel on two wheels, four legs, or with flippers on your feet, our carefully-crafted tours will introduce you to the dazzling natural wonders that Italy has to offer.
See this beautiful part of the world from a different perspective when you travel with our expert guides – draw a deep breath of fresh, mountain air into your lungs and let the stresses of modern life drain away.
It is the unique transportation we offer, the intimate, family-run accommodation we provide, and the authentic food and wine experiences we organise that make our holidays stand apart from the rest. Seize the day and do holidays the Happy Donkey way!
If you’re seeking a unique, off-the-beaten track experience that will allow you to discover the real Italy, there is a Happy Donkey tour to suit you.
For us, it all started with donkeys. Our family donkey holidays, which invited small groups to trek through rustic Italy alongside these magnificent animals, proved so popular that we decided to extend our scope. Now we offer off-beat, outdoor holidays which take advantage of almost every mode of transport: you can travel by foot, by bike, by horse, by car, by Vespa or by water!
Travelling in a unique way allows you to connect with the natural world around you. Enjoy your holiday at a steady tempo that matches the gentle thud of a donkey’s hooves, or feel the wind buffet your face as you streak down dirt roads on a classic Italian Vespa – the choice is yours.
In Italy, home really is where the heart is. The accommodation we have sourced for each and every one of our holidays will ensure that you feel the comforting arms of Italian hospitality around you when you go to sleep at night. We love the intimate, family-run hotels and romantic farmhouses that feature on our tours.
Authentic Food and Wine Experiences
We know what you want from your Italian holiday – delicious home-cooked food, just like Mamma makes! Our tours will introduce you to the traditional cuisine of the region you are exploring, with local produce galore: truffles, nuts, cheeses, olive oil, and a smorgasbord of other Italian delicacies.
Not only do we encourage you to taste the fantastic food that characterises our homeland, but we also invite you to learn how to make it yourselves. A number of our tours include culinary experiences – knowledgeable chefs will share the secrets of Italian dishes such as authentic pizza or homemade pasta.
Of course, no good meal is complete without a glass of wine to complement it. With tours through some of the most beautiful and bountiful wine country in Italy, you can trace the journey from grape to glass with vineyard visits and wine tastings.
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