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“… one of best experiences we have had on vacation in many years..Read More
My wife and I found this to be one of best experiences we have had on vacation in many years. Truly spectacular scenery that you can not see from any road, challenging hikes which tested your fitness but rewarded you with stunning beauty and a feeling of accomplishment every day. The group we hiked with were helpful, encouraging and fun to be with. Franco was faced with some adversity in weather and an injured guide and reacted so that the trip never missed a beat. We would highly recommend this to anyone who is fit and enjoys the outdoors and gourmet food! ”
“.. a fantastic hiking experience in these beautiful, unusual mountains..Read More
We joined Walk the Dolomites for a fantastic hiking experience in these beautiful, unusual mountains. Franco has walked the Dolomites since he was little and knows the mountains like the back of his hand. He led us on great hikes – taking us to Tre Cime di Lavaredo (this is the area that all guidebooks suggest seeing), but then guiding us on stunning mountain paths where we were the only ones on the trail for miles. Franco loves what he is doing, and wants to help make your Italy trip the best; he helped us get great lodging, a tourist card, and train tickets for the second half of our Italy trip the week after our hikes.”
“thanks a million to our guides and my lovely fellow hikers! This trip exceeded my expectations on every levelRead MoreThis trip exceeded my expectations on every level. It’s always the people who make our experience!
Our trip leader Franco and two mountain guides that accompanied us were not only professional in their areas of expertise but also compassionate, knowledgeable about the local environment and culture, and fun! I loved it when Franco stopped along the trail to brief us for what we would expect for the next hour or two. At the end of trip Franco highlighted the entire trails we hiked on the maps making it as memorable as the hike itself.
Additionally, the group of people I hiked with made this trip an extraordinary one! We were lucky to have two geologists in our group who offered Dolomites formation 101 along the way. We each found a different aspect of the hike challenging, and our abilities balanced out over the course of the week. Our leader and guide managed the pace effectively and fellow hikers pumped me with snacks & jokes at just the right moments.
There’re too many highlights to mention. In a nutshell, our leader Franco handled details behind the scenes to ensure the travel, food and lodging logistics were cared for. Celebrating my b-day with a buckwheat cake and a hike to the summit of Col de la Puina with like-minded friends further enriched my experience. Thanks a millions, to Franco, Edi, Francesco, and my lovely fellow hikers!”
Chen Cheng, China
“a fabulous hiking expedition and holiday, it was everything we could have imagined and more…. We thoroughly recommend Walk the Dolomites to anybody interested in world class hiking.Read More
We deeply loved our experience with you and Edy. We felt we were in the hands of the quintessential tour leader and mountain guide – what an outstanding combination!
We very much enjoyed recounting the highlights with you every day. Here are some of them:
-seeing the very best the Dolomites have to offer. Your immense local knowledge took us off the beaten track to “secret” places that only a local and highly experienced mountain guide would know about.
-the extraordinary insights into the astonishingly beautiful summer flowers – such a proliferation of these colourful beauties! We also enjoyed learning about the other flora and fauna in which we were immersed.
-each day brought new challenges with strenuous hikes so that we enjoyed a sense of achievement, always finishing the day with a very enjoyable, quite often amazing, place to stay and enjoy great food.
-a very special bonus that we hadn’t expected was to gain an understanding of the very rich, dramatic culture and history of the region.
The total experience was one of learning, fun and camaraderie. Now we are working out how to do the hike again in another season! We thoroughly recommend Walk the Dolomites to anybody interested in world class hiking.”
Michael and Lorelei, Australia
“We looked into established adventure travel companies, but we were swayed by WTD’s personal commitment and connection to the local economy and culture of the area.Read More
Choosing Walk the Dolomites for our trip was the perfect decision. In fact, our experience far exceeded our hopes. We were a group of four women, ranging in age from 18 to 68, who had hiked together in Nepal two years earlier. This time our focus was great food and drink along with magnificent hikes! We looked into established adventure travel companies, but we were swayed by WTD’s personal commitment and connection to the local economy and culture of the area. Franco’s correspondence with us was thorough and thoughtful and that helped confirm our decision. We are ever so glad we did. Every bite and sip (and there were many) was amazing—a great reward for each challenging and stunning day of hiking. The cost was reasonable for the quality of our trip. Franco took care of every detail and added greatly to our stay by choosing great trails and lodgings and complementing our hikes and meals with information about Italy, regional culture and cuisine, and fauna and flora of the area. In addition, Franco knew people—guides, friends, restaurant owners—and through them we gained insights and had experiences we wouldn’t have had otherwise. I recommend WTD to others without any reservation whatsoever !!”
“..and the food…….we ate like royalty!Read More
The Dolomites region is a uniquely spectacular part of the world.This trip was an amazing experience and I have no hesitation in recommending Franco and his Walk the Dolomites tour. Franco is very passionate about his home – ‘the Dolomites’, and has a wealth of local knowledge. More importantly he is very caring and considerate of the group and is genuinely interested in people and life. There was a mix of ages within our group but with the common interest in walking, adventure, love of the outdoors combined with Franco and his teams’ hospitality, the whole experience was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the walk, I found it both challenging and rewarding.
And the food…….we ate like royalty! ”
“…a week of magnificent hiking and scenery,excellent regional meals and terrific accommodation!Read More
“The Dolomites trip consists of a week of magnificent hiking and scenery,excellent regional meals and terrific accommodation with a group of like minded people.Franco is meticulous in his planning and puts every effort into making the week a very memorable experience for all.Thanks also to Nathan and our guide. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience the Dolomites in a very unique way with passionate leaders. ”