Highlights of the Dolomites

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Stopping at some of the highest points on our walks and taking in the scenery.

What did you think of your group leader?

We had two leaders, Albert Callewaert and Eric Woolley. Both were highly competent leaders. They worked well together and organised some great walks for us. Due to inclement weather conditions during our week (19th Sept), several times they had to change planned parts of walks due to rain causing landslides or high winds. This was not a problem and good, safe walks were enjoyed. They were very helpful in making suggestions and giving information for activities on our free day and also organised a local wine and cheese tasting for the evening and a meal in a local restaurant.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

We stopped for coffee and lunch at mountain rifugios on most days, so there was no need for the larger of the two water containers I had taken. It was also good to use the facilities. Tap water in Italy is good, which saved money (I find the tap water in England does not taste good). The hotel was well equipped, so I did not need to use the hair dryer I had taken (double room).

Is there anything else you would like to add?

You really do need to be prepared for any sort of weather, if going in September. We had sun, rain and high winds. And you do need to take sunglasses, not just for the sun, but also for the reflection of the sun on the white limestone.