Your enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff make the holiday - you have recruited absolute stars. I wanted to see the alpine flora in the Dolomites, but wanted a mix of self-guiding as an experienced botanist and joining group tours to share in others' experience. It worked very well , even with the mixed age ranges of the various guests. I think everyone found it a very rewarding experience, brought to life by the talented guides and chalet staff, who worked their (mountain) socks off to keep us on the paths, fed and watered, with genuine interest and good cheer. Very good value, given the guides, hospitality and excellent food.