We are family owned and operated – we walk it and sort it.
We have a passion for Italy, which is why we have started our business there. However, we now have some picture perfect walks around the beautiful lakes near Salzburg, Austria (The Salzkammergut region) as well as a walk around the magnificent Lake Como (Italy) where you end up on the last day, walking then catching a ferry to Switzerland. We still plan on expanding further within Italy in the future, and also into more countries in which we have travelled as a family.
Our walking tours are safe and are checked regularly to ensure that all information provided is up to date. We have designed a clear and easy way to find your way through the fields and forests that anybody can easily follow. We provide either an Italian or Austrian mobile SIM card for your individual group (it’s a multi-sized card that will fit all phones)– important contact numbers will be provided, including that of the support person in Italian or Austria.
The walks are designed to leave plenty of time to relax and enjoy the experience of culture, wine, food and people. That’s why we are not targeting long walks for hardened hikers, but rather 2.5 to 4 hour daily walks for those who have the fitness, but will leave plenty of energy to enjoy the experiences within the small towns along the way.
These walks place you in the countryside for most of the walk. You don’t see or pass many people and can enjoy the scenery without the large crowds. It’s all about the experience at Wayfarers.
We have chosen accommodation that fits with the history and culture of where you are walking, including lovely buildings that are centuries old. As is often the case when you fully immerse yourself in a country, you may encounter some lovely locals with limited English. But not to worry – we will provide you with some basics of the language to help you through. Our local support person is just a phone call away on the pre-paid SIM Card (NOTE – you get free data as well), should you be in need of any assistance.
Our groups are sized between two and eight. Each tour is available for your group only. If you get the tour first and wish to open it up for others, then we can also do this; otherwise it’s all yours.
All you have to do is get from one town to the next on the day, at your leisure. Other than being picked up and dropped off by bus, you are free to do whatever you want. We provide information about the history, food, wines and culture of where you are walking.
As a self guided tour, you get the benefit of being your own group and doing what it is you want to do. For example, you can leave each town at whatever time you like (although we do recommend leaving at a time that will allow you to lunch at your next destination).
If something happens and a person or the whole group is unable to walk on any day, the van moving your large bags can provide transportation to the next destination.
We have all the basics covered, so you can focus on where to walk, sightsee, talk, eat and drink.