Thanks Franco for a fabulous hiking expedition and holiday, it was everything we could have imagined and 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. Many thanks!Michael and Lorelei
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 (as long as they’re prepared for 8-12 mile hikes)!
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. On our trip he also had an experienced Guide (Andrea), who also had a wealth of knowledge and was ‘the boss’ when it came to decisions about weather and anysafety concerns. Nathan, another experienced mountaineer and all-round good guy, also helped with the logistics,transport and joined us on some parts of the walk. Communication and language was not an issue with Franco or his Guides. 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!
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.
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!