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Dolomites 2016

WEST ESSEX IN THE DOLOMITES


In September 47 members of the West Essex Group flew to Verona and travelled on to La Villa (1,500 m.) in the Badia Valley. This was for 7 days of walking in the Dolomites with the choice of 3 walks of varying levels of difficulty each day. The holiday was with Adagio in conjunction with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays.

We were fortunate in having mostly ideal conditions for walking with some long sunny days and clarity of wonderful mountain views. The jagged limestone peaks never failed to impress, and particularly the snow-topped Marmolada, at 3,264 m., the highest summit in the Dolomites.

An added bonus to the holiday were the included bus and lift passes which enabled free travel along the valleys, and up and down the mountains. This widened the range of walks that could be undertaken.

We had three excellent leaders provided by the holiday company. Prior to each evening meal the plans for the following day were explained so each person could select which level of walk appealed to them. Then on to an enjoyable dinner with reasonably priced house wines flowing in the usual West Essex Group manner. The breakfasts were plentiful but this did not stop the walkers from enjoying the indulgencies offered at the various mountain lodges and village cafes of chocolate cake, pancakes and lots of strudel.

It was a trip to remember. Many members said it was one of the best Group holidays abroad and may well be a hard act to follow.


Pat & John Juchau

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Photos above are of ‘C’ Group walks - Photos below are mainly ‘A’ Group walks.