It may be the first time you’ve been on a walking holiday in the Dolomites, but Mike and Paula will treat you as old friends and show you all the best walking routes for you.
We are keen to help you choose the right walking holiday and ensure that you have all the information you need about our walking holidays in the Dolomites, our walking tours, what´s included, what´s not, what to bring and anything else you can think of.
If your question is not answered here you can contact Mike or Paula directly at Pinnacle Walking Holidays as we’d like to help, please phone us on 01625 576 321, email us or complete our enquiry form and we will do our best to get you a quick answer.
» Airlines flying from the UK to these destinations include; Monarch, Ryanair, EasyJet and Jet2.
» You might like to try Skyscanner to help select your nearest airport and find the cheapest flight for your destination.
» National Express coaches run throughout the UK and Europe.
» Rail Europe and Ffestiniog Travel can organise Trains from London to Paris using the Eurostar, then Paris to Milan/Venice for the Dolomites. We have travelled on day and night trains to the French Alps and are happy to give further advice if this is your preferred method of transport.
» Another highly recommended website is Transport Direct they can plan your journey from your door to your chosen destination, they are also very good for checking road and motorway congestions.
You may also want to consider driving down through France and Germany before your walking holiday, we love doing this; it is a great way to see more of Europe and take a few days to relax and unwind - and the route goes through some spectacular country! CLICK for a few of our tips and ideas.
We are more than happy to help with any advice or travel information you may need.
All our accompanied walking tours in the Italian Dolomites require a reasonable level of fitness, they do not require mountaineering skills but walks will include some steep sections. Walkers should be comfortable with a moderate degree of exertion and challenge. Alternative walks, either accompanied or independent, will be available for those who would like a more relaxing or challenging day on the mountains; route guidance and maps provided.
We classify the majority of walking tours on our Dolomites Walking Holidays as MODERATE. This means a walk of five to six hours, with some steep sections over rough and rocky terrain, but usually on well made paths.
The weather or group circumstance may dictate a change in our walking plans to include EASY or STRENUOUS walks. An easy walk is usually four to five hours at a relaxed pace, taking in the flora and fauna en-route; gradients are gentle and are on well trodden paths. A strenuous walk will cover longer distances with sustained ascents and descents often rough underfoot. As strenuous walks are generally over six hours a good level of fitness is required.
We always walk at the pace of the slowest person and like to give guests the opportunity to take in the beauty of the surroundings.
» Walking boots or shoes with good cleats in the soles
» Walking socks
» Windproof tops
» Walking trousers
» Waterproof jacket and trousers
» Hat and gloves
» Sun hat
» Day rucksack
» Walking poles; optional
» Flask and water-bottle
» Sunscreen and insect repellent
» Camera and binoculars optional
» Map; optional - Tabacco, Alpe di Siusi/Val Gardena 05
To fully enjoy your walking holiday in the Dolomites some of the walking tours will involve taking local transport - a lift pass is recommended; this is not included in the holiday price.