Hidden Italy, a niche walking tour operator, will retrace the steps of Australian war heroes on a special hike in August 2015.
The extraordinary Trails to Freedom hike will follow the same route taken by four young Australian soldiers during World War II, when they escaped a fascist prison camp in 1943. It will also celebrate Hidden Italy’s 21st birthday.
Starting in Biella and finishing at the Mt Moro Pass, the trail passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the European Alps over nine days and covers 96km with an accumulated ascent of 5000 metres. During the hike, you’ll stay in hotels, pilgrim monasteries and mountain huts.
Simon Tancred, founder and director of Hidden Italy, says “it has been an extremely rewarding journey putting this walk together. After years of research and connecting with some of the families of the Australian soldiers, we are proud to offer this special walk to our travellers.”
With 30 years’ experience hiking and walking in Italy, Simon will lead the tour which also travels through the region of Piemonte (Piedmont), home of the Slow Food movement and one of Italy’s premier food and wine regions.
Scheduled for 20–28 August 2015, the Trails to Freedom hike will be a once in a lifetime experience for 12 people.
For more information, visit Hidden Italy.