The finest walking in Europe at any grade!
Guided Walking Holidays - In the Heart of the Dolomites
The Dolomites striking pillared scenery remains unequalled anywhere else in the world and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Huge vertical walls of stone, pine forests, cascades and icy rivers, as well as rock tunnels formed in WW1 - all are accessible via a good network of paths. The culture, cuisine and language of the people that inhabit the area is different to any other, a mix of Ladin (an ancient alpine language still surviving), German and Italian.
The Dolomites will appeal to energetic mountain walkers and nature lovers, with vast expanses of flower-filled alpine meadows in late June through to July, and pockets of flowers in August through to September when the snow melts. There are no less than 1500 different flowering species, including Edelweiss and Orange Lily. The magnificent evergreen forests clad the hillside beneath towering snow-capped peaks and mountain cascades. If you are lucky you will hear and see marmots, chamois mountain goats, and overhead, kites, buzzards and golden eagles.
The lunar-like landscapes of the high mountains contrast with the picturesque farmsteads and churches of the valleys and plateau. Add to this the views from your hotel perched high up on a pass above the village of Colfosco, and you have all the elements of a great walking holiday.
Our higher grade walks offer plenty of chances to reach local summits. Piz Boe at 3150m is the highest point and perhaps offers the most outstanding views. However this is only one example of the huge range of peaks, ridges, plains and valleys to be enjoyed.