Walking Holidays in the Dolomites

Ortisei Town Centre in the Italian Dolomites

Above Ortisei the Church overlooks magnificent mountains

Ortisei town centre in the Italian Dolomites is famous for its woodcarvings and the lovely pedestrian area. It also has an abundance of great shops and cafés. It is an idyllic part of Val Gardena, and is a wonderful place for a walking holiday. We have been visiting Ortisei for many years and I cannot

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South Tyrol a Magical Holiday Destination

Stunning dolomite rock of the South Tyrol

Awesome Scenery, Delicious Cuisine Tradition, warm hospitality, delicious Alpine food, perfectly groomed ski runs, time for relaxation and sporting opportunities for everyone in South Tyrol. The Dolomites of the South Tyrol are magical and benefits from 300 sunny days per year: that’s what draws Pinnacle Walking Holidays guests back each year. South Tyrol is famous

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Chamonix and the Dolomites

Walkers and sightseers love Chamonix

We are passionate about life in the Alps. Chamonix and the Dolomites are like second homes to us. They are the places where we would like to spend the rest of our lives. We believe in respect for the environment and nature. Everyone can gain by enjoying the natural beauty of the great outdoors. At

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Driving to Italy via England, France, Germany and Austria

View of Sciliar from the Brenner Pass when driving to Italy

It is rare that guests drive to Chamonix for our French Alps walking holidays as Geneva is so accessible by air from the UK. However driving to Italy is a different story. The Dolomites is not as easy to fly to, and many of the airports are still a reasonable drive away. Every autumn we

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Italian Food Tour with German Influence

Italian Food Tour at the Hotel Digon Ortisei

Although Pinnacle Walking Holidays is all about walking I would love to diversify and run a week long Italian Food tour. There’s so much to discover in the Val Gardena region of Italy. Although it is the majestic Dolomite Mountains that will leave the longest-lasting and most memorable impression. The description of our walking holidays

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Italian Walking Holidays

holidays in the dolomites

A few years ago, we spent couple of months researching hotels in Val Gardena to use for our Italian Walking Holidays. There are so many lovely places in all three villages. The Villages of Val Gardena. Ortisei is a place we had spent many happy walking holidays and had got to know the area very well.

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Photo of the Month | The Ibex

Ibex

It isn’t long before our next walking tour to the Dolomites. At the moment we are trying to find time to put together our calendar of walking holidays for 2021 The problem is we keep getting distracted by all our wonderful photographs taken in Chamonix. We have chosen our photo of the month to be

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Nine Years of Pinnacle Walking Holidays

Five years at Pinnacle Walking Holidays

We have been running Pinnacle Walking Holidays for nearly five years – how time flies. It is so rewarding to have many returning guests who come back year after year; many have become friends who we see socially.

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St Magdalena Winery in the Dolomites

A view of Sassolungo in the Sunshine, close to the St Magdalena winery

Not only do we love to run our Dolomites walking holidays and hike in some of the most stunning mountain scenery to be had, but we also have a passion for the region’s delicious wines. The St Magdalena winery has been at the pinnacle of Alto Adige’s production for a very long time. The current

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Ventian Spritz

The Venetian Spritz, the drink of Italy

Venetian Spritz is THE drink of the Dolomites The Venetian Spritz is not, shall we say, an ‘important’ drink. However, it’s red, for crying out loud, and composed of any unassuming white wine, sparkling water, and your choice of mixer. Although the first Venetian Spritz filtered down to Italy from Austria, they were only made

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