Highlights of the Dolomites
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There were a number! The main highlight for myself was the Via Ferrata walk which a small group of us did on the free day. Easily the most thrilling walking/mountaineering experience of my life! Another highlight was the final walk on the Friday with a spectacular ridge and equally spectacular views. Also climbing to the highest altitude I've ever been to(just under 10,000 feet) was pretty special(done by cable car!)
What did you think of your group leader?
Both Eric & Emily were brilliant leaders. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they contributed massively to my overall enjoyment of the trip. Both had a great sense of humour and they were incredibly experienced. The fact they gave up their day off on the Wednesday to take us on the amazing Via Ferrata walk summed them up perfectly. It's obvious that they both love what they do as they have such enthusiasm. Thanks guys.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Make sure your walking fitness is good prior to departure. Also, be prepared for all weather conditions. We had a couple of very heavy showers on a couple of the walks. Walking poles are a definite advantage if you have them. Apart from that just go and enjoy a superb holiday!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The hotel was comfortable and the staff were very welcoming. The small town of Moena where we were based is a very picturesque place with stunning scenery and beautiful buildings. The weekly travel ticket that we purchased on the first day was incredibly good value, covering all the buses & cable-cars/chair-lifts we used each day for just Euro 58.