Walking Holidays in the Dolomites

Otzi the Iceman has Home in the Otztal Alps

Averau in the Dolomites, home to Ozti the Iceman

On a sunny day in 1991, Erika and Helmut Simon from Nuremberg in Germany, were walking in the Ötztal Alps. As they walked passed a rocky gully filled with meltwater, they noticed something brown on the gully bed. The Germans inspected what they first thought was some sort of rubbish, but quickly realised that they

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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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Wet Bank Holidays in the UK; dream of Alps and Dolomites

Monsal Dale one of many Peak District walks close to Monsal Head

This weekend sees another one of those times in the UK where the weather looks chilly and maybe a little wet, as usual. Dreaming of the Alps and Dolomites So, no for us as we are starting to get ready for our walking breaks in the French Alps, making sure we have everything in place

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Rifugio Bolzano in the Dolomites

The castle in the Dolomites and the symbol of South Tyrol.

They call Rifugio Bolzano the castle in the mountains: it sits on the Sciliar/Schlern plateau and has become the symbol of South Tyrol. Our walk of the month is the Rifugio Bolzano; it’s a difficult walk but has the most rewarding views. It’s not on the Pinnacle Walking Holidays itinerary, but on day off if

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Thanks to Everyone who Joined us in 2019

Thanks to Everyone who joined us and to Mark and Jane

Thanks to everyone who joined us this year on a Pinnacle Walking Holiday, we hope you had a fabulous time. The Calendar Dates for 2020 are almost available for booking on the website. Prices Unfortunately for next year we have had to increase the prices for our holidays in Europe. You can blame Brexit and

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Majestic Dolomites Summer 2019

Summer snow in the majestic Dolomites

We are sadly home after a fantastic four weeks in the Majestic Dolomites Summer 2019. The Weather It was very interesting this year, starting in late August with hot sun, in the middle of the month we had rain,then hot sun returned As always the Hotel Digon was superb, as yet we have had nobody

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Comici Hut

Near Comici Hut

The Comici Hut is one of our favourite places to stop, be it for a drink or some lunch. The views from the Comici Hut across to the Sella group are awesome. The views to the Marmolada which is the highest mountain in the Dolomites look stunning. It’s a real winner with guests on our Dolomite

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Best Stops on the way to the Dolomites

Best Stops on the Way to the Dolomites

I often get asked by guests about the Best Stops on the way to the Dolomites. There are so many good hotels to stay in, however some stand out more than others. For me, the Hotel Kreuz on Lake Constance has to be the best stop on the way to the Dolomites we have come across

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Buying Rucksacks for a Walking Holiday

Coming down off Sassolungo with rucksacks

The first thing to consider when buying new rucksacks is the size. We would recommend considering rucksacks between 35 to 45 litres. This will assure you that you will have enough space for everything (including your all-important butties and cake). Remember in the winter in the UK, you will be carrying more equipment with you

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Alpine Walking Holidays

Beautiful wildlife; butterfly, on an alpine walking holiday

When I think back about our Alpine Walking Holidays, there were some things that stood out for me. Firstly was the amazing flora and fauna the French Alps has to offer. In the summer the weather in Chamonix becomes more stable.  We were lucky and got pretty much guaranteed sunshine on all the weeks. Don’t forget the

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