What’s so special about the Dolomites?
Every place is special in its own way. We just happen to have grown attached to this area for its sheer beauty, the varied alpine culture, the fantastic food and world-renowned wines such as Prosecco. Besides, we know where to find these special places IN the Dolomites!
Who are you guys anyway?
We operate exclusively in the Dolomites where we live. We also happen to know an excellent quiet little restaurant for great local food, some top-notch wineries along the way and a few people who make really good cheese!
How do I book?
Contact us. We will send you a registration form to fill out and ask you for a 30% deposit.
Preferred method of payment is by wire transfer. We will provide the banking details when we send you the application form
All accommodations are unique in their own kind, and are all family-owned and run. They include a hotel and SPA, a charming bed and breakfast, and high-altitude rifugi (traditional alpine huts).
Accompaniment on all hikes by a IFMGA/UIAGM certified alpine guide and a certified ESA (Suisse) hiking guide.
Breakfasts and dinners (alcoholic drinks not included)
June 8 - 13, 2019 **
June 15 - 23, 2019
June 25 - 30, 2019 **
July 6 - 14, 2019
July 20 - 28, 2019
September 7 - 15, 2019
September 17 -22, 2019 **
6-day hike (marked with a double asterisk **) €2640 price per person,double occupancy. Single please add + €270
9-day hike €3510 price per person,double occupancy. Single add please €350
Prices include taxes and does not include lunch packs, obligatory insurance coverage and wines and spirits.
What is your refund policy?
The deposit is refundable with a retainer fee of 200 euros should you cancel at any time for up to 90 days prior to the beginning of the hike. At this time the balance is due, and the total payment is no longer refundable. We strongly encourage you to buy separate insurance to cover for any unforeseen events that may force you to cancel.
What are the trail conditions like right now?
Link to our local source of current weather conditions where you’ll find the most reliable information and forecast
What should I bring?
• Sturdy hiking boots. They should be light weight, but offer rigid support in the sole
• Waterproof breathable jacket
• Quick-dry synthetic pants and shorts
• Wool or synthetic socks (several pairs)
• Quick-dry synthetic short and long-sleeve shirts (several)
• Medium fleece sweater
• Fleece hat for the evenings
• Sun hat
In addition to the clothing recommended above for typical summer alpine conditions, we would suggest some important additions for winter. Be prepared for temperatures dipping below 0°F (-20°C).
• Waterproof breathable pants
• A down or synthetic insulated jacket
• Long underwear
In your backpack
We recommend taking along two pieces of luggage: one larger bag which can be used to store extra clothing and comforts, and a day-hiking or lightweight overnight backpack. Your backpack should be supportive, and should be large enough to store some extra gear for your overnight hike(s).
• Trekking poles. Try to find something light and easy to adjust. We recommend the flick-lock, rather than the finicky twist-lock type.
• First aid equipment: Our guides are always prepared, but if you've opted for a self-guided tour, you will need to be responsible for your well-being when you are hiking without a guide. Choose something minimal. You shouldn't have to think twice before throwing your first-aid gear in your pack!
• Solar protection: sunscreen, and sunglasses are a must in the mountains.
Can I use the photos or articles on your site?
You can reference material on the site as long as you link back to the original url. If you wish to use an entire article, you must obtain prior permission (an email will do). You may use our photos royalty-free but you must obtain prior permission, and they must also link back to the original url.
What are your qualifications?
All of our guided trips are led by reputable and fully certified alpine guides and ESA (Suisse) certified hiking guides. We respect the highest standards of safety by recommending highly qualified individuals to accompany you. Our core business is about offering something a bit different. Our combined business and hospitality knowledge comes out of decades of international experience and local knowledge. We also bring in university and graduate-level experience from a diversity of fields, including ecology, geography and anthropology that renders us particularly well equipped as interpreters of the natural and cultural tapestry woven into the Dolomites landscape.
Is this ecotourism?
Ecotourism is a bit of a murky term, so we prefer to call what we do “eco-cultural tourism“. We take a pragmatic stance and we take pride in our approach. Our philosophy is to be respectful and have local impact where we can. We won’t tempt you with carbon offsets. We do seek to involve local guiding cooperatives, including guides trained as environmental interpreters in their own right, offering a more “soft” and “integrated” experience of the landscape. We seek out relationships with local producers and restaurants to make sure you get an authentic culinary experience. We modestly try to add to, and promote a vision for local tourism development that respects people and the landscape. Hopefully you also take home some of our passion for this place, and maybe you’ll get some new ideas for your own place.
Why hike with us?
Because we’re locals. We’re always here to offer quality and local knowledge, and an unforgettable hiking experience. Day-in and day-out, its a promise. We’re here.