1 independent reviews for Dolomites centre based walking holiday in Italy

Reviews for Dolomites centre based walking holiday in Italy


review 4 Aug 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We loved the bike rides. Some parts of the ride were breathtaking. Views of the river and farm fields were very special. The wide bike paths and the gradual downhill made it nice for looking and easy riding. The days were fairly short (about 3-3.5 hours) and gave us time to explore the towns where we stopped.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

We got our packet on the night before we started riding. Some of the adventures (dam tours, etc) along the way required making arrangements ahead of time. We were not able to do that on short notice. Also, many of the spots of interest were not on the biking trail (sometimes on the other side of the river). Be sure to do some advanced planning rather than just hopping on the bikes if you want to see some of the recommended sites.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We mostly used small local hotels and restaurants. Our footprint from riding bikes was small. We are pretty sure the luggage transport was done by locals who transported several groups' luggage in the same van.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We enjoyed it very much. We loved the bike riding and the route, and the overnight accommodations and stays in small to medium-sized towns. The app we used to track the route was super useful. The bikes were very nice. We felt the site-seeing along the way was a disappointment because there were few sites, or they required advanced planning. Often times, the sites were on the other side of the river or way above the river, (i.e., several hundred meters) in the case of some castles, so visiting them didn't work well on a bike. It would be nice to have more recommendations for sites that are directly along the route.

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