Italy Madonna di Campiglio
The Brenta Dolomites are a great range of mountains to the west of the main Dolomite mass. The massif is compact but dramatic with summits reaching around 10,000 feet. Our centre is the popular village of Madonna di Campiglio, which is very well served by a number of cable cars reaching the alpine plateaux at the base of the mighty peaks. You can also hike on the Pressanella Alps to the west of the valley, so you have the best of both mountain worlds. Another excellent hotel with great food and again every facility you need in the village.
THE WALKING PROGRAMME
The programme is designed to offer superb walking at Grades B and C, as described overleaf but the actual walks are always tailored to suit each individual group. With two experienced Grassroutes Leaders, we offer a choice of two walks on each of the 9 walking days, thus accommodating most degrees of ability. The cables and lifts will carry you to rolling alpine meadow areas, for easier mountain walking. These in turn lead to higher, more strenuous options, for those who prefer something more demanding.
During the holiday there will be three free days, when you can relax and do your own thing, or join one or more of our optional extra sightseeing excursions. Possibilities include a full day visit to beautiful Lake Garda, visiting Sirmione, Malcesine and Riva del Garda. A second tour takes you to magnificent, mediaeval Verona, city of “Romeo & Juliet” and the famous Roman Arena. You can attend, vacancies permitting, one of the performances of this season’s operas in the outdoor Arena, a very memorable experience.