Food & Lodging in the Dolomites
Each week I choose our schedule depending on the group’s desires, interests, and the walking amount and terrain they are interested in doing.
These range from very easy to challenging. I talk with everyone in the group to find out what they want to achieve and then match them with the right trip.
Once I figure out the schedule I also take weather into consideration. I then book hotels and mountain lodges along our route that will suit the type of trip for that week. This is one, of many reasons, why we can not send out a detail itinerary before a trip.
The Dolomite hotels where our guests stay are multi-generational.
The owners work and live there every day. They have become our friends. They believe they are welcoming you into their homes. The hotels have been chosen for many reasons but mostly because they are clean, comfortable and have modern amenities and services. They are all in good locations such as a vibrant village or have a great view. Hotels are chosen where the staff is friendly and helpful and where our groups are treated really well. Often we get to sit and chat with the owners.
The hotels are 3-4 star quality and some have fantastic spa areas you can enjoy and relax. Some offer massages and beauty treatments which should be booked once you start your trip. Many of the hotels have excellent chefs. Some nights we’ll take dinner in the hotel restaurants, where I know you will love the meal. In a typical week we will stay at two different hotels and one mountain lodge where I think you will really enjoy the experience of watching the sunset and maybe the sunrise while surrounded by the peace and quiet of these beautiful coral mountains.
Breakfasts are usually a large buffet of healthy choices including cereals and granola, yoghurt and fruit, breads and pastries, cheeses, meats and often eggs, and of course coffee, tea and juices.
During our walks we stop along the way at numerous refugios, or mountain lodges. This allows us a break for a drink or a snack or a light lunch and even a glass of local wine or beer. In the afternoon this is typically accompanied with strudel.
The dinner’s price will be included in the trip’s price for all six nights. However, you are free to explore the villages and try a restaurant of your choice, either by yourself or with a group. Of course I will make recommendations.
After dinner there are bars, nightclubs and friendly pubs where you can meet some locals and even listen to some live music. Or perhaps simply stroll with a fantastic Italian gelato.