Here's what people have said about our tours and our guides. What you see are the comments that people have made about the tours that we have been running in Europe since 1996. The organization is the same and the tour development for all the Hike NZ tours have been done personally by owner Brett Naisby.  If you would like references, please contact us and we will put you in touch with someone who has done the tour which interests you. Don't be shy! Email me at info@hikenz.co.nz

"The itinerary was thoughtfully designed to give us the best experience and give us exposure to a variety of landscapes, refugi, and terrain. Amazing trip. Terrific guide. Wonderful memories."

"One of the best guided trips I've done." ....

This was a fantastic trip in every respect - the guide, the walks, the meals, and the hotels. I had never done a guided tour before and was really happy with everything about the experience.

"I got my money's worth--outstanding organization."....

The whole itinerary was amazing along with great accommodation and fantastic food.

"Loved  everything about this trip, and I consider myself an experienced traveler with high expectations."

This was my 3rd trip with CustonWalks, and won't be my last - each is better! The team cares for both our pleasure and our safety!

"I had a blast. I loved it all. I never expected it to be so diverse. It is the ultimate trip for me. Hiking, history, culture, great food and wine and great people!!!"

Another fabulous Customwalks tour...my 3rd in 3 different countries.The indefatigable Manu,(always with a smile); Brett’s dry humour and mastery of logistics ; a good itinerary; comfortable accommodation,excellent and plentiful food and a good group made for a great week. One less group lunch and an extra hour of walking per day would be my only recommended changes. Thank you for an experience that would be hard to replicate on your own.

Read an article about our Tuscany Walk that appeared in New Zealand's "Otago Daily Times" written by deputy editor Simon Cunliffe. Click here.  

“Brett and his team at Customwalks do a fantastic job with the logistics and organization of all of the tours. The hotels are very nice and the selection of restaurants is superb—we had so much food and all of it was delicious. The work that goes into making the walking tours so enjoyable is very important as there needs to be a contingency plan in case of unforeseen circumstances (weather changes, road closures, etc) and Brett and his team have built in flexibility to all their tours so they can make changes on the fly if necessary. We were a group of 8 last year and we had such a great time we recommended it to our 4 friends here in the US. The key to any tour is the tour guide. She took care of every little detail and made sure we did what we wanted to do so we could enjoy the full experience.”

"Brett, Complimenti! I think your business is a positive and sustainable enterprise 1) because of the small scale and (mostly) self-powered, (i.e.walking) trips, and 2) because of the unique stable of guides you have assembled. I also think your tours offer the possibility for a deeper personal experience (in addition to a wonderful, hands-on, stimulating vacation) that I imagine just doesn’t happen on more high volume, rigidly scheduled tours. I think Customwalks  provides opportunities for experences that (in simple, overused words) make one’s life better.  So, bravo e complimenti."

"Hi Brett, We just wanted to thank you very much for all the care and attention you had put into organizing such a wonderful walk and holiday for us. We thought about how well you had catered to our various needs, including dietary in particular. We also enjoyed your wide knowledge about Italy. We have wonderful memories of the beautiful walks in the Sicilian countryside and through the lovely baroque cities, lots of laughs and of course fabulous food."

“Brett, we all had a fantastic Sicilian adventure and found all your "tweaking" paid off as we all felt the trip was everything we had imagined it would be. The food was great, the accommodation well thought out and varied which is what we had requested, Hotel to Agriturismo and always well located. The walks were beautiful and even though we may have given the guide on Stromboli an anxiety attack, it was a favorite as was Ortigia, a real gem! The characters along the way priceless. Newton, our all time favorite! I would like to thank you for putting so much effort into ensuring the fortnight was enjoyed by one and all. I felt personally responsible for the Sicily baby after tracking you down and I must admit that by the time we were taken on a tour of Palermo by Maximilliano ( great personality) and next day finished lunch at that wonderful agriturismo near Segesta, I knew we were on a winner and you didn’t disappoint."

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