The site of the Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres and cover 141,903 ha. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. A serial property of nine areas that present a diversity of spectacular landscapes of international significance for geomorphology marked by steeples, pinnacles and rock walls, the site also contains glacial landforms and karst systems. It is characterized by dynamic processes with frequent landslides, floods and avalanches. The property also features one of the best examples of the preservation of Mesozoic carbonate platform systems, with fossil records.
This adventurous trip takes you to the highest part of the Dolomites, following rivers and lakes. You will experience the contrast between the lush green valley and the massive limestone peaks looming above you.
There is one national park and many other regional parks are located in the Dolomites. In 2009, The Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our company wants a form of development, organization or tourist activity which respects and conserves the environment and the local population, in the long term, and makes a positive and equitable contribution to the economic development and also works with the local producers. We avail of a Travellers Code of Conduct and all our documents are printed on recycled paper. Our staffs also follow an Environmental policy (e.g: only using hard copies when necessary or switching off the lights where the areas are not in used.)
Last but not least, as hikers by passion, we have a strong ethic about respecting the places we go to and their environment, either for business or personally (e.g: not leaving any rubbish behind us during a day walk or using reusable water containers), and we encourage our guests to act responsibly while traveling and to respect the green landscapes and the farming products.
This interest in the scenic qualities of the Dolomites encouraged efforts to preserve the heritage of the landscape, in the form of its towns, its rural structure, it nature and gastronomy.
We are on a permanent quest, with the help of our capable ground staff, for the best itinerary, the most beautiful viewpoint and the richest experience of nature. Our itineraries are organised by professionals and experienced certified guides. With our walking holidays, the level of difficulty and approximate timings are assessed on a real time basis, based on an average walker. Whatever holiday you choose, your comfort is of the utmost importance to us; we carefully select the best accommodation, the most delicious meals and a plan to help you get the most from your holiday. We are committed to work with local hotels and restaurants only. Actually, we personally know each person we deal with as we go on ground to tailor make these holidays for you. As we work with local and family run hotels and guesthouses, you will also get a chance to interact with local people, most of them being from the region for generations and keen to share information about their land.
Italy’s Dolomites Mountains, with breathtaking landscapes and old-world traditions, offer some of the most beautiful and unique travel experiences on earth. But the Dolomites aren’t only about skiing and sightseeing. They also boast some of the most delectable cuisine the world over – a unique combination of Italian, Austrian, and the native Ladino. One of the highlights of taking a trip to the Dolomites is experiencing the ancient culture of the Ladin people, who have inhabited this region for generations. They are a friendly, peaceful community who pride themselves on carrying on centuries old tradition in both the language they speak and the food they prepare. Traditional Ladin dishes such as “canederli“ (bread dumplings), barley soup and “tutres“ (ricotta cheese, spinach or sauerkraut pancakes) are made fresh, with ingredients indigenous to the area which have been used for centuries. It’s a great way to truly experience the Dolomites as they have existed for hundreds of years. Another excellent way to sample the tastes of the Dolomites is to visit one of the many rifugios located throughout the region. In addition to the delicious food, the Dolomites region is also home to some of the world’s best wine. The natural layout of alpine valleys, combined with the climate of the area, creates the perfect environment for vineyards to flourish. We are committed to work with local hotels and restaurants only. Actually, we personally know each person we deal with as we go on ground to tailor make these holidays for you.
Every day, your luggage will be brought from hotel to hotel by our local transporter, who knows the area better than anybody else and will ensure your bags are transferred in a professional and timely manner. By dealing directly with local professionals, we also ensure them maximum benefits
Nevertheless, it is essential to sensibilize the tourists at the environment protection. So, some themes are developed for the ecotourism as the education and environmental awareness, accommodation, the protection of the exceptional sites, the mobility and accessiblity (electric cars), the green energy or the organic farming.