DOLOMITES
TRIP NOTES

What to Expect

You are embarking on an adventure in a place and among people whose lives might vary from your own. Aspects of life in Europe and in the villages in the Dolomites might seem unusual. Remember that these are often the same aspects that make an area an exotic and attractive destination.

While the advantages of a staycation are that you can choose how hard you want this trip to be, no trek is easy, even those rated “easy or moderate”. In addition to the personal physical challenges you may face, travel conditions can present unexpected obstacles, such as rough and bumpy roads and changeable weather conditions, especially in the mountains.

To prepare for this, “pack” a flexible and relaxed attitude. Bring a spirit of adventure and inquiry, a healthy sense of humour, and a willingness to encounter the unexpected, and you will find Walking in the Dolomites the adventure of a lifetime!

Travel Documents

Australian citizens visiting Schengen countries (of which Italy is a part of) do not need to apply for visas if staying for not more than 90 out of 180 days.

For any other nationalities please click here to be referred to the Schengen Visa Info Website.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

If you’ve been vaccinated in Australia, you must show the Australian Government-issued International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) when checking in for your flight at the airport and overseas. Your domestic proof of immunisation from Medicare will not be accepted.

Please click here for further information.

Schengen Entry Requirements

You will have to present several documents at the Schengen port of entry, in order to be permitted to enter, if you are a non-EU/Schengen country national, regardless if you are a visa-exempt or not.

The documents you need to provide when entering the Schengen Area are as follows:

  • Valid Passport. Issued within the previous 10 years and valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU.
  • Schengen Visa. If you are a national of one of the third countries in need of a visa.
  • Covid 19: Depending on your country of origin and port of arrival in Europe requirements are ranging from proof of vaccination, certificate of recovery, and/or proof of a negative PCR.  Please click here to identify the requirements according to your travel plans.  
  • EU/Schengen border officials may also ask for other information and documents such as sufficient funds, proof of accommodation, how long you intend to stay, round-trip airline ticket, the purpose of your entry, travel insurance, invitation letter, etc.

    Please, make sure that the border officer gives you an entry stamp in your passport when you enter the Schengen area. Without a stamp, you could be fined or detained.

For further information please check out Schengen Visa Information and Schengen Visa News.

We advise all of our guests to monitor the travel advise of their government. For our Australian guests please click here for further information.

Accommodation

No Roads personally sources accommodation for their expeditions. Our aim for this trip is to provide a welcoming and luxurious home away from home, a place to relax and indulge after the daily activities.

The hotel in Verona will be boutique-style, in the historical center only walking distance to shops, bars, and restaurants.

The hotel in the Dolomites is the Dolomitenhof, a luxury spa hotel with amazing accommodation, gourmet meals, and exceptional views of the area.

The Dolomitnehof will be our STAYCATION home for 8 days. Unpacking our bags here upon arrival on Day 2 and repacking them upon our departure back to Verona on Day 10.

Please be aware that room sizes in hotels and their facilities will vary from one place to the next and sometimes from room to room within one hotel. 

Single Supplements are available for this trip. Please contact our team directly for further information.

Insurance

Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance is a requirement for all guests travelling on our expeditions. Once you have booked on an expedition we suggest booking your travel insurance as soon as possible to protect your investment. Trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you for any non-recoverable air or land expenses should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness or leave the expedition early due to other reasons. For our Australian guests, we are offering policies from NIB Travel for adequate cover, and you can contact our office direct, via phone or email, to obtain an insurance quote from us.

For guests travelling with us from outside Australia, please check Travel Insurance options within your Country.

If you should receive an injury 12 months prior to your travel date, you must contact the Insurance Company with details to ensure you are covered for this injury whilst travelling. Should you not do this and require medical assistance for this injury whilst travelling you may not be covered by the insurance company.

In the event that an aircraft evacuation is required, No Roads Expeditions will undertake to arrange the evacuation on the condition that the expenses are reimbursed by the passenger before departing the Country.

Note: Accidents caused by the inappropriate consumption of alcohol or drugs may void your travel insurance.

Get a Quote

While we don’t anticipate any uninvited medical disruptions during your trek, No Roads wants to keep your mind at ease and help you get adequate assistance and cover for your well-earned time away. It is extremely important that we ensure you’re covered during your great alpine experience.

We are able to provide you with Travel Insurance for your trip, allowing you to tick this off your ‘To-Do Lis”t as soon as possible. (We strongly recommend that you take out baggage loss and accident insurance)!

Already have a trusted insurance provider?

That’s no problem at all, our primary concern is that you have adequate cover.

Got a Pre-Existing Condition?

Simply call our Insurance Team and quote the reference number we provide you with and they’ll complete an assessment on your behalf. In many cases, there is no additional premium that needs to be paid! Many common conditions are also automatically covered. 

Please note: Australia has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with Italy which may cover some of your medical costs in the Italian public health system? Click here for more information.

For all other nationalities please explore insurance providers in your country.

Again, if you’ve any questions, don’t hesitate to ask info@noroads.com.au.

Getting There And Away

Extensions

The No Roads Team is dedicated to ensuring your pre and on-trip experience is as enjoyable as possible. We are here to assist in any extension bookings. Please also view our crafted extension options here

Transfers

To offer more flexibility to our guests there are no scheduled city transfers in Verona on your arrival day. 

A pre-trek meeting is scheduled at 6 pm on your arrival day in Verona before you head out for your group welcome dinner. Rooms are ready for check-in after 3 pm.

We have organised RETURN TRANSFERS from Verona to Bad Moos for the group on day 2 and further information will be sent to you in your welcome documents.

Destination

Our Dolomite Explorer trip starts and ends in the historical city of Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliet. 

There are multiple ways of getting into Verona while the closest and most frequented international airport is located near the city of Milan. Frequent trains are available from Milan to Verona. 

If you decide to explore a bit more of “Bella Italia” beforehand Verona airport has a good domestic schedule.

Verona

Best known for its Shakespeare associations, Verona attracts a multinational gaggle of tourists to its pretty piazzas and knot of lanes, most in search of Romeo and Juliet and a bit of their romance. But beyond that, the medieval old town is a bustling center, its heart dominated by a mammoth, remarkably well-preserved, UNESCO heritage-listed 1st-century amphitheater, the venue for the city’s annual summer opera festival. Add to that countless churches, a couple of architecturally fascinating bridges over the Adige, regional wine and food from the Veneto hinterland, and some impressive art, and Verona shapes up as one of northern Italy’s most attractive cities. And all this is just a short hop from the shores of stunning Lake Garda and the beautiful Dolomites.

Val Fiscalina and Tre Cime

On our trip, we will be exploring the Val Fiscalina and the Three Peaks Nature Park home to the infamous, UNESCO world heritage listed, Three Peaks, known as the landmark of the whole Dolomites.

The Dolomites

History

Named after the French mineralogist Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu (1750–1801) the Dolomites have been formerly known as the “Pale Mountains” due to their light carbonate rock formations. Formed over millions of years the characteristic rock of the Dolomites consists of fossilised coral reefs located at the bottom of the ancient tropical Tethys Ocean dating back to the Triassic Period. The impact of the collission of the African and European tectonic plates forced the rocks to soar skyward and led to the disappearance of the western part of the Tethys Ocean. The Mountain Range of the Dolomites was born.

The various rock formations are striking. Presented in the form of table mountains and elsewhere rugged, fractured massifs soaring in sharp contrast, with extensive high areas of grassy meadows in between. It’s a truly unique and magical site with a new vista presenting itself around every corner.

Located in the now Italian region of the “Alto Adige” German is surprisingly the predominant language in this region originating in the formerly Austrian occupancy.

The region offers the best of a combination of Austrian Italian culture and the typical local culture of the valleys. Also known for its unique cuisine and famous wines the region is one of the preferred holiday spots for serious mountain climbers and families alike.

Packing for Multi Activities

Equipment

Trekking Gear

Gone are the moments of rage, scrabbling through your backpack in search of something. On this trip, you should exploit the advantage of staying in “The One Place” for most of the trip. You can bring as much or as little as you like.

Suitcases are recommended for this trip, although many travelers carry their luggage in a backpack. Alternatively, a sports-type / carry-all bag with a shoulder strap would suffice.

You will also need a good day pack when out trekking/cycling to carry a jacket and personal effects such as camera, sunscreen, water, snacks, blister kit.

If you choose to take up the option of experiencing a night in a Refugio with us, you will also need a cotton or silk sleeping bag liner.

Travel Documents

Travel insurance
Air ticket
Credit card 
Spending money in Euro and Swiss Franc

Personal First Aid Kit 

Your personal First Aid kit will contain Band-aids, Paracetamol, Deep Heat or other muscle liniment, Blister pads, Crepe bandages, Antibiotic cream for cuts and scratches, ‘Imodium’ tablets, Strapping tape (for knees and ankles), Anti-chafing cream, Pawpaw cream, Foot powder if needed, Waterless hand disinfectant, Anti-inflammatory cream, Broad-spectrum antibiotic tablets, Anti-Nausea Tablets.
We also recommend sharing a First Aid Kit if you are traveling in a group.

 *If you have something you are particularly prone to, ear infections or sinus problems, bring what you need with you

Personal Items

  • Comfortable daypack with a rain cover
  • Waterproof bags for gear moisture protection in day pack while walking (garbage bags are fine)
  • Water bottles or Camelbak system ( 2-3 liters recommended. Water is accessible from fountains and hotels along the way.
  • Blister kit (see blister management), rehydration salts, and any personal medication you use
  • Alarm clock and LED head torch/flashlight
  • Sunscreen, hat, and high UV sunglasses with retaining cord

Clothing

  • Well worn in boots with ankle support, no sneakers on the trek – You are trekking in alpine terrain and will require shoes with a good grip especially in wet conditions.
  • 3 pairs of walking socks
  • 3 T-shirts (lightweight quick-drying tech fabric) or long-sleeved Trekking shirts
  • 2 pairs of shorts and at least one lightweight pair of pants (for walking in – avoid wearing Jeans!)
  • Cycling pants
  • Bathers
  • Sleeping gear (lightweight for hotel and thermals for Refugio)
  • Warm fleece, sweater, hat, gloves (cold mornings)
  • Waterproof jacket & over-trousers
  • Sun hat

Non-Optional For This Trip

  • Walking poles (good for balance & taking the weight off your knees on descents).

Other Suggestions

  • Silk or cotton sleeping liner – good for extra comfort with blankets and must be used in Rifugios
  • Trekking scarf (buff)
  • Gloves
  • Bathers
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for camera
  • Reading & writing material
  • Pair of flip-flops/trainers for anything
  • Knee brace or strapping tape – not essential but useful for injury
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Personal toiletries
  • Snacks – though these can be purchased locally
  • Book
  • Swiss army knife or similar
  • Mobile & charger

A Note On Your Boots

In the Dolomites, you will encounter alpine trek conditions that vary from well-defined treks to gravel to rocky terrain. Unless you are a very experienced trekker or trail runner we highly recommend wearing walking boots with ankle support on the trek to prevent you from any injuries.

A Note On Your Daypack

Being in high mountains you should prepare for all eventualities with the weather. High altitudes will always be cool and if clouds set in it can be cold & damp. Expect 20-30 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes and at night temperature can fall below 10 degrees Celsius, so mornings can be cold. Better be prepared than sorry. Dress like an onion and take off/put on layers as required and store your gear in your day pack when not needed.

Personal Day Gear

  • Comfortable day pack with a rain cover
  • Water bottle or Camelbak
  • Well worn in trekking boots with ankle support
  • Preferred trekking cloth – shirt, pants, socks, trekking scarf (buff), sun protection hat with cord, sunglasses with retaining cord
  • Walking poles
  • Trekking gloves for blister protection if you use walking poles

Recommended Contents Of Your Day Pack

  • Blister kit (containing dedicated blister band-aids, moleskin if required)
  • Rehydration salts (Hydrolite), and any personal medication you use
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) according to the weather forecast
  • Preferred snacks, fruit, and nuts, muesli bars, lollies, chocolate
  • Fleece or Vest for extra warmth
  • Beanie
  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal spending money

For Last-Minute Supplies

There are a few good outdoor stores in Verona and Sexten where you can purchase extras such as walking poles, day packs, etc. We will give you the address on arrival. 

Note: If you have any questions regarding the above list or any other items that you want to ask about please do not hesitate to contact us. We can provide you with additional information at any time.

Supplied Equipment

  • Additional First Aid Kit
  • Helmet, Harness and Rope for Via Ferrata
  • Electric Bike and Helmet

Money

Currency for Exchange

Euros are needed in Italy. Take some in cash to avoid having to change money at the beginning of the trip. 

The exchange rate as of the time of writing, 11th November 2021, is:
AUD 1.00 = € 0.64

Where to Exchange

Upon your arrival at one of the international airports or in Verona. 

ATM Availability

There are a large number of ATM cash points that accept Visa and Mastercards in Italy and Verona. There are ATM’s available in Bad Moos but the hotel is located a bit outside of town.

Credit Card Acceptance

In major restaurants and shops. The Dolomitnehof is accepting credit cards.

Spending

Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Breakfast and dinners are included in your trip. You will have to pay for your lunches, any snacks & drinks en route, or evening drinks. Allow 25-50 Euros per day. Some travelers may drink more than others while other travelers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, and tipping.

Any tip that you wish to give your local guides or leader in recognition of excellent service is always appreciated.

Guided Tour

Our Local Guide Team

To ensure an authentic experience No Roads is working with a dedicated local guide and in partnership with the local Alpinschule in the Dolomites. Their local knowledge helps us to discover and immerse into the natural and historical heritage of the area and their expertise enables us to even have a go at a Via Ferrata. 

While you need to ensure to get into an adequate physical shape for the trek your qualified guide will look after all the required preparation for trekking safely in the mountains while you enjoy an unforgettable and rewarding experience.

Your guide will enhance your trip by pointing out those things you might have overlooked, naming the flowers you are admiring, talking about local cultural diversities, and spotting local wildlife along the way.

Dolomites FAQ'S

Dolomites – What is so special?

If walking is meditative and healing, walking in the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Dolomites and its surrounding landscape will leave you recharged and fulfilled with happiness.

Considered by well-heeled adventurers and travellers as “the most beautiful mountain range on the planet”, the Dolomites offer spectacular rugged mountain trails, lush valleys of vast forests, and at the right time of year, seas of beautiful wildflowers. Mountain refugios provide wonderful meals and shelter in this wild and outrageously gorgeous landscape.

What is a Staycation?

During our time of hiking, we will be basing ourselves at the Dolomitenhof. This wonderful hotel will be our home for 8 nights and our vantage point for our daily activities. 

The option of experiencing one night in a mountain Refugio is included in the trip and further information will be given in your welcome information.

When is the best time to walk in the Dolomites?

The best time to walk the Dolomites is mid-June to the end of July and at the end of August to mid-September. June has fewer people and the flowers start to bloom then and into July. Early August is holiday time in Europe and there are just too many people on the trails. End-August/September sees the trails free up again.

How hard is the Dolomite Explorer Trip?

Exploiting the advantage of the STAYCATION guests may join as many of the daily activities they wish. This makes this unique holiday as hard or as easy as you want it to be. For further information please refer to the Fitness section below.

What do I have to carry?

With the advantage of a STAYCATION you are only required to carry a light day pack of 5-7 kilos.

How do I train for the activities in the Dolomites?

To prepare safely and effectively you will need to train specifically for this trek in the Dolomites for a period of at least five to six months. We suggest that during your training you should undertake frequent training walks, which you will need to progressively increase in hiking time, distance, and elevation gain. During your walks, you need to familiarise yourself with walking with a day pack (weight of 5-7 kilos), your boots, and your walking poles.

We will share a basic training regime as part of our welcome pack to help build your trekking-specific conditioning.

 You do not need to be superman to complete the expedition but the fitter you are the more enjoyable you will find it.

No specicifc training is required for the biking and optional Via Ferrata component of this trip. However, the “Via Ferrata” requires a bit of technical strength (the required technical knowledge will be explained on the day) and cycling experience is necessary for the E-Bike tour.

Also on some days descents can be demanding as some of them are in rocky terrain.

Altitude and Distance

Altitude is no issue on this trek as the highest point is well below 3000 meters. We do encounter a variety of longer and shorter treks on this trip.

However, we are easing in with some shorter hikes and an E-

Bike Tour before we encounter some of the more strenuous days and the optional Via Ferrata. 

Dolomites – What’s it like underfoot?

Underfoot, you will experience a variety of tracks and trails in the Dolomites. Typically, the mountainous sections run on single tracks and paths that can be rocky in places; sometimes with steps but mostly just the bare earth. Mud is not a problem in the same way it is on Mountain paths in Victoria, for example! Tracks are also common – perhaps gravel forest roads, ski pistes, or rough tracks for vehicles over agricultural land.

Note: Walking Poles are a must for this trip and do not only provide you with extra stability but also ensure even blood circulation in your arms.

How hard is the E-Bike Tour?

Using E-Bikes has the advantage that one can choose how strenuous or easy this tour should be. That said we will cover some serious mileage on the day and while you don’t need to be experienced on the E-Bike itself former cycling experience is required.

Why choose a guided tour?

Our lead guides are fully trained, registered, and licensed IFMGA members who work for us regularly. Mountain lovers, they all skied, climbed, and hiked many of the routes around the area and spend their days off exploring the Dolomites. All are Guides for the local Alpinschule and provide security and safety on our multi activities during this trip while helping us discover the natural and historical heritage of the area we visit. They will provide you with weather updates and trek conditions daily. Their great knowledge of the area gives them the ability to adapt the route according to weather conditions and group strength. 

While you need to ensure to get into an adequate physical shape for the trek your guide will look after all the required preparation for trekking safely in the mountains while you enjoy an unforgettable experience.

What is the accommodation like?

This is where this trip DIFFERS from many others.

During our time in the Dolomites, we will be residing in the Dolomitnehof a luxurious 4-Star hotel situated at the base of the Dolomites with unsurpassed views of the surrounding countryside and an adjoining spa and sauna complex.

The 4-star-superior Hotel Accademia, located in a Palazzo dating back to the 18th-century in the historic center of Verona will be our residence at the beginning and the end of the trip.

COVID 19 – What are the procedures along the trek?

A new world requires new ways to look after our guests and that is why we have developed even better safety protocols for all guests and team members. No Roads is constantly monitoring the situation and is following the advice of government bodies in regard to the changing circumstances in the affected countries. We are also in constant contact with our local partners and teams abroad in order to monitor and comply with the implemented safety measures and restrictions. More detailed information outlining the safety protocol for your trip will be sent along with the joining information before your departure.

We know things will return to “normal” in time, but we will never become complacent with your safety.

E-Mountain Biking and Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata is Italian for “Iron Road”. This “new” sport had very serious origins as mountaineers were employed to establish fixed cables through these mountains so that soldiers could form lines and access points into enemy territory. The Dolomites is riddled with WW1 remains, with bunkers, barbed wire, and even rooms cut into the rock face. Today Via Ferrata is a sport in itself, giving hikers that know what they are doing, access to parts of the mountain once only accessible to trained mountaineers.

Those undertaking Via Ferrata must wear a helmet and a harness with attached carabiners. The carabiners are locked into the metal cable that is fixed to the rock face. If you lose your footing the carabiner and harness will stop you from falling any further than a couple of meters.

The Via Ferrata we have planned for this trip is for beginners and is considered quite easy. We will have a trained professional guide from the Alpinschule who is experienced in introducing people to Via Ferrata.

You must have a head for heights and are ok with exposed rock faces. This is a great way to see the Dolomites, giving you access to parts not available to normal hikers and is highly recommended.

Mountain Biking

We have planned a mountain bike day in the Dolomites which will take us high into the mountains, through lush pastures, forests, and with great views of this superb landscape. The trip will be led by a registered Mountain Bike Guide with a helmet and E-Bike included. So if you are thinking about this part of the trip maybe you should pack your Lycra.

Expedition Grading

High Heart Rate Holiday

The Dolomite Explorer is considered on our own expedition scale as a High Heart Rate Holiday. Whether you are pushing up a mountain or doing other physical activities, this holiday is primarily focused on challenging yourself physically. There are sections that will certainly get your heart rate going and other sections that are quite easy. Balance this with well-maintained trails, excellent accommodation and food as well as luggage transfers and this trek fits perfectly into an active holiday category. You need to be of average to high fitness for this expedition or willing to commit to training to take part. Call us if you are unsure of your fitness level and we talk you through what you need to do to be ready.

Read more about our Trip Grades here.

Fitness

Exploiting the advantage of the STAYCATION guests may join as many of the daily activities they wish. Groups can travel at their pace and leisure taking frequent breaks set in the beautiful landscape along the way. This makes this unique holiday as hard or as easy as you want it to be. 

However, if you are planning to join all of the daily activities and considering the daily elevation, it is no walk in the park and one should physically prepare for it. You’ll hike for at least 5-6 hours on some of the days carrying a light day pack. The optional“Via Ferrata” requires a bit of technical strength (the required technical knowledge will be explained on the day) and cycling experience is required for the E-Bike Tour. Some days descents can be demanding as some of them are in rocky terrain. 

If you are planning on joining this trip, you must make special efforts to get in good physical condition for the trip. The fitter you are the more enjoyable you will find this expedition.

Every participant should have a health check with a medical physician to ensure that they are in good physical health prior to embarking on their trip. No Roads is not a medical adviser and we take no legal responsibility for medical or other emergencies that may arise on the course of a trek.  As the service provider and hosts, we will take all necessary steps needed to evacuate injured or ill clients on the understanding that all costs involved will be paid to us before leaving the country (see Insurance).

To prepare safely and effectively for this trek in the Dolomites you specifically need to train for a period of at least five to six months. We suggest that during your training you should undertake frequent training walks, which you will need to progressively increase in hiking time, distance, and elevation gain.
During your walks, you need to familiarise yourself with walking with a day pack (weight of 5-7 kilos) and your walking poles.

We will share a basic training regime and training walk suggestions in Australia as part of our welcome pack to help build your trekking-specific condition.

Health And Safety

All No Roads Expeditions trekkers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully in the group travel experience. If in the opinion of our group leader, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/ or the rest of the group, No Roads Expeditions reserves the right to exclude them from all, or part of a trip without refund.

Although there are no specific health requirements for this trip please be aware you need to be in good health to undertake this trip due to the sometimes demanding conditions that exist in these areas. You should consult your doctor if you have any medical conditions to assess your suitability before departure.

Your leader will have a first aid kit for emergencies we recommend that you carry First Aid supplies for common ailments as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip, and for legal reasons, our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc.

We will do everything we can to support guests that have disclosed a medical condition, allergy or anaphylaxis, by informing all in-country personnel and ensuring reasonable provisions are made. We do, however, suggest and encourage all affected guests in this situation to assist us by reconfirming this information in situations or instances where it may be required to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable adventure experienc

General Travel Advice

All No Roads staff and teams consider guest safety and wellbeing an absolute priority and always follow the travel advice and guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Smartraveller. To further maintain the safety of our travelers, we promote good personal and hand hygiene along with adherence to safe food preparation practices.

Dietary Requirements

We are able to cater to all common special dietary requirements, however, we can not cater to vegans on this trip. The Sud Tyrol and the Dolomites are well known for their excellent and typical cuisine from the regions of Italy and Austria, known as Imperial cuisine. These regional diets include choices of pasta, potatoes, cheeses, cured meats, salads, and fruits. Due to this heavy gluten, cheese, and meat-based diet, the meal choices for special requirements might be limited depending on your requirements.

Please advise us prior to your departure if you have any food allergies we should be aware of.

Note: The No Roads team will do everything it can to support any allergies which might require a special diet by informing all

in-country personnel and ensuring reasonable provisions are made for all meals. We do, however, suggest and encourage all affected guests to assist us by providing this information while traveling, in situations or instances where it may be required to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

If you do have an uncommon dietary requirement please contact our office directly.

COVID 19

Unfortunately, COVID is the “New Normal” and we all have to follow certain guidelines to ensure the safety of ourselves, our fellow guests, our team, and the local communities. 

To ensure that you are adequately prepared please view the helpful information in our COVID Hub.

Immunization

COVID 19 

Depending on your country of origin and port of arrival in Europe requirements are ranging from proof of vaccination, certificate of recovery, and/or proof of a negative PCR. 

Please click here to identify the country-specific requirements according to your travel plans.
You may also find further helpful information in response to Coronavirus here.

No further vaccinations are compulsory for entry to the Schengen Zone. However, you should consider MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) and a combination vaccine TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis). We recommend that you ensure your tetanus cover is up to date. Depending on the season and the area of travel you might also consider a flu vaccination and other area-specific recommended vaccinations.

Please consult your doctor on these matters.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Vaccine– Over the last decade, measles outbreaks have become more common in Europe. Protect yourself with this simple immunization.
TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) Vaccine– Due in part to immigration patterns, some diseases like diphtheria have resurfaced in Europe.
Flu Vaccine– Europe has been hit quite hard by the flu in recent years. If you plan on traveling during a high flu time (September to April) be sure to have the vaccine before you go.

Plan ahead for getting your vaccinations (seriously, vaccinations are one thing that should NEVER be left until the last minute when TIME can truly be your enemy). Some of them require an initial shot followed by a booster, while some vaccinations should not be given together.

Sustainable Travel

Philosophy

We believe strongly in low impact or rather a positive impact from tourism. Broadly speaking, this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please see our online policy for more details on our social and environmental approach and commitment.

THE ENVIRONMENT

Many of the places you will visit are pristine. As travelers, we should try to have as little impact on these natural environments as possible. As such we recommend the following:

  • Please do not dispose of plastic bags and wrappers in the countryside along the way. These may be put in your backpack and disposed of at your local hotel at the end of the day.
  • Follow the well-marked walking tracks and avoid walking through grassland and regrowth areas. 
  •  Do not touch or fed any wildlife spotted on the way as you might cause severe harm to the animal.

By abiding by these simple guidelines, you will be protecting the local environment for the people who live there and for their children’s children.

The Local Community

Our philosophy and aim are to pay back to the local communities.

No Roads dedicated in supporting local environmental projects in the places we visit. A $20.00 donation of each expedition booking is going towards a local charity project. For more information please visit our charity tab on the top of each expedition page.

Expedition Extensions

For those that have some extra time on their hands, we offer some interesting Expedition Extensions. These crafted itineraries will give you a more complete picture of your destination and give you an appreciation of the local cultural and natural history.

For more information please click here.

We Are Here To Help!

We have tried hard to provide you with a greater insight into this expedition but we ain’t perfect!
If you do have further questions please contact our expert team members through one of the below channels. 

No Roads Expeditions Support Hub

Australia HQ: +61 (03) 95988581

Email: info@noroads.com.au