News from Collett’s Mountain Holidays

Displayed below are excerpts from our most recent blog posts by our staff in the Dolomites, Pyrenees, Picos de Europa, Austria, Andalucia & the Yorkshire Dales – To read them just click the post title or the link after the excerpt. You can follow our blog by subscribing at the end of the post.

  • Collett’s Mountain Holidays Blog

    Baños de Panticosa, Bachimania Walk, Pyrenees
    Tue 7th July

    Cracking weather on the GR11 path, an up-close chamois sighting and a beer at the lakeside Refugio and an amazing waterfall on the way down.

    It’s only a short 10 minute drive winding up the narrow valley north of our base in Panticosa to the small spa town of Baños de Panticosa, the starting point of our walk!

    Driving into Baños is an experience in itself, the town was built up rapidly, with the hope it’s healing waters would secure it a permanent…

    (click here to read)

    Walking Holidays in the Pyrenees
    Walking Peña Foratata
    Tue 23rd June

    The snow is disappearing from the peaks quickly under the Spanish sunshine here in the Pyrénées, meaning we were able to scramble up to the impressive Foratata Peak for the first time on Tuesday.

    After a tough and somewhat steep ascent from the town of Formigal, we sat and admired the magnificent peaks ahead of us from the col at lunchtime. We perused the final section of technical scrambling to come with nervous excitement! At 2341 metres Foratata is by no means the bi…

    (click here to read)

    Walking Holidays in the Pyrenees
    Stamp collecting in the Austrian Alps…
    Fri 19th June

    There’s a craze in the Austrian Zugspitze Arena this summer that’s gotten hold of Collett’s guests and hosts – and it’s not lederhosen!

    Stamp collecting. It doesn’t sound very glamorous….. and it doesn’t sound like something at the top of the usual holiday ‘To Do’ list either! However, the spectacular scenery and associated orienteering challenges have quickly turned Collett’s Austria guests and hosts into fervent & competitive stamp hunters.

    On a…

    (click here to read)

    Perfect start to the season in the Austrian Alps
    Thu 11th June

    We have watched Ehrwald spring into action throughout the past few weeks, the weather has been great for walking and we have enjoyed some wonderful views and lovely guests. The walking has been sublime as you will see in the photos below. Guests have been sampling the Red Lech Gorge and Orchid Walk, the Coburger Hutte Walk & Seebensee Lake, the Hollentalklamm (Hell Valley), the Seebensee Classic, the Schachkopf Ascent (a newly researched route) and even some of the ‘in season…

    (click here to read)

    Flora & Fauna in the Picos
    Tue 2nd June

    The summer season in the Picos is in full swing and with snow melting, warm temperatures and blue skies guests have been treated to perfect walking conditions and a great opportunity for flower and wildlife enthusiasts to explore what the area has to offer.

    David Charlton, who has joined the team for the first 3 weeks of the season, has been leading daily flower walks allowing guests and staff alike to enjoy the unique mix of mediterranean and alpine flowers t…

    (click here to read)

    Walking Holidays in the Picos de Europa
    Walking in the Picos
    Thu 23rd April

    The Picos de Europa is a stunning mountain range rising dramatically above northern Spain’s beautiful Costa Verde offering breathtaking walking at all levels. High level walkers will love the altitudes of the impressive peaks and magnificent mountain landscapes. Lower level walkers will appreciate this inspirational backdrop of towering peaks, the abundant flora and fauna and the unspoilt ‘step-back-in-time’ hamlets. Arrive on the day of your choice, stay for as long as you w…

    (click here to read)

    Walking Holidays in the Picos de Europa
    Eastfield Lodge
    Fri 13th March

    New Hosts, Walking Breaks, Cycling Breaks and Exclusive use of the house

    In early March we were delighted to welcome a new team of hosts to Eastfield Lodge. Our new manager is Henry Collett (Tom’s brother), who many of you will know from the Dolomites, where Henry recently spent three seasons working in each of our principle chalet hotels. Henry has been joined in Leyburn by Graham and Kirstie Turner, who chose to leave the ratrace in 2014 in order to pursue their ambition…

    (click here to read)

    Easter Walking Break
    Hike the GR11 this September
    Mon 2nd March

    Each September, Collett’s offers a dramatic week of high level walking on the celebrated GR11 in the Pyrenees. We follow five consecutive stages of this world renowned long distance footpath – showcasing some of the best hiking in the Pyrenees amidst stunning landscapes dotted with mountain lakes and spectacular views.

    Zaragoza & Barcelona Transfers
    Why not add a short City Break to the start or end of your GR11 Adventure?
    This year. for the first time, we are offer…

    (click here to read)

    Hike Pyrenees
    Late & Special Offers
    Thu 5th February

    Winter Availability in the DolomitesArabba, Badia & Corvara
    More snow is forecast in the Dolomites over the next two days. We currently have the following offers in February and March including one apartment in Arabba at Half Term. Snow conditions have improved greatly with a couple of heavy snowfalls over the last few weeks. So if you fancy a week in these magical mountains – on skis or snowshoes – please browse the offers below or visit our late sale page here. Al…

    (click here to read)

    Skiing in Italy
    Our Easter Walking Break
    Fri 30th January

    At Eastfield Lodge in the Yorkshire Dales – Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th April

    Click here for more information about our Easter Walking Break in the Yorkshire Dales.

    You are invited to beautiful Wensleydale for a walking break in the Yorkshire Dales over Easter. Spend four nights at our luxurious guest house, Eastfield Lodge, which is 300 yards from the traditional market square of Leyburn, the principal town of Wensleydale and gateway to the Dales National Park. Read on…

    (click here to read)

    Easter Walking Break
    June in the Dolomites
    Wed 14th January

    With so many activities on offer during the summer months, it comes as no surprise that chalets, apartments and hotels alike are bursting at the seams during peak season here in the Italian Dolomites; But what about the low season? Despite a somewhat ‘sleepy’ atmosphere, the Alta Badia comes to life in June as the snow smelts and the South Tyrolean’s prepare to open their doors for another memorable season.

    There are a few things that define the Dolomi…

    (click here to read)

    Walking Holidays June
    Winter 2015 Testimonials
    Thu 8th January

    Thank you letters and testimonials from Winter 2015

    To see all of our latest reviews and testimonials click here.

    We have enjoyed a fantastic start to this winter season. Thank you for the many photographs and letters you have sent to our office in Saffron Walden and to all the resort teams. If you would like to update us on your recent trip, please feel free to email with your letter and photos shared on our facebook page.

    If you would like to…

    (click here to read)

    Ski holiday
    Late & Special Offers
    Mon 5th January

    Late Availability for Skiing & Snowshoeing in the DolomitesArabba, Badia & Corvara
    Happy New Year!

    We have enjoyed a fantastic start to this winter season. We still await major snowfall at village level but only for the aesthetic reasons! Thanks to low temperatures and amazing snow making facilities at all levels, skiing conditions on lower slopes are excellent. Higher up everything is snow covered and pistes (and views!) are normal from a skiing perspective.

    We have…

    (click here to read)

    Ski deals and offers
    Collett’s Holiday Gift Vouchers
    Wed 17th December

    for Collett’s Holidays in the Dolomites, Austrian Alps, Pyrenees, Picos de Europa & Yorkshire Dales
    Buy the gift of a lifetime – for Birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries…

    Collett’s Gift Vouchers can be bought for any specific product or by value and used against any Collett’s holiday. Simply contact us with your chosen value and any message you might want printed on the voucher.

    For more information and to order click here.

    (click here to read)

    Gift Vouchers
    Snow is falling…
    Thu 20th November

    Skiing & Snowshoeing in the Dolomites – Arabba, Badia & Corvara
    Upcoming availability and Special Offers

    Snow has been falling over the last couple of weeks in the Dolomites and as we gear up for departure from the UK we look forward to the start of the Winter season on the 13th of December in Arabba, Badia and Corvara. We have a few pockets of availability in December and early January that may be of interest to skiers and snowshoers alike!

    Click here for our latest w…

    (click here to read)

    Snowing in the Dolomites
    Collett’s Brochure 2015
    Thu 6th November

    It was all hands on deck at our offices in Saffron Walden this morning as we took delivery of our new brochure for 2015. We all left our desks to unload 3000 brochures packed in boxes of 100. It is not always easy to park near our offices but thankfully the sun was shining, so the short walk from the delivery van was OK. Last year we did it in driving rain. Brochures will be landing on your doormats soon if you are on our postal database. Look out for two new features: firstl…

    (click here to read)

    Tirolean Festivities
    Fri 4th July

    Over the last two weeks we have been incredibly spoilt with fun and fascinating local events across the Zugspitze Arena. For the midsummer solstice the hills were literally alive; each year local families create incredible images out of fire that burn high in the mountains after sunset. This years ‘Bergfeuer’ was dedicated to the ordination of a local priest, so the mountain fires were of a religious theme with altar tables, crucifixes and even the face of christ appearing on…

    (click here to read)

    Das Ist Zugspitze!
    Wed 25th June

    Here in Ehrwald we do like to treat our guests to trips abroad, and what adventure could be better than a visit to the top of Germany?! At 2962m, the Zugspitze is the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains as well as Germany’s highest mountain. It can be approached via cable car from Ehrwald, or from the beautiful lake Eibsee just over the border in Germany. In fact, the border itself runs over the Zugspitze’s western summit meaning that you can spend time in both countrie…

    (click here to read)

    On the Zugspitze in the Austrian Alps
    Naranjo de Bulnes
    Thu 19th June

    There are 31 recommended walking routes in the Picos de Europa and they range from easy, moderate and hard. One particular route stands out in the ideas and information folder; with an ascent/descent of 1650m, a walking time of 8 hours and a distance of 20km, not forgetting the added 1hr drive each way, the Naranjo de Bulnes circular route is a super challenge for some of our guests. Three guests in particular were up for giving this hard walk a go this week which gave our ea…

    (click here to read)

    Naranjo de Bulnes - walking in the Picos
    Fuente Dé Ramble
    Mon 16th June

    There are certain locations which make walking holidays in the Picos de Europa special and memorable. The Fuente de cable car is the only one in the area and after only a 3 minute ride will drop you off high amongst the peaks, opening up terrific views as far as the eye can see. Today’s walk saw 11 guests joining both Jack and Beth, this summer’s walk organisers, for a day’s ramble at over 1,500m to see if this moderate/hard walk really did live up to its name….

    (click here to read)

    Walking Holidays in the Picos de Europa
    Food in the Austrian Alps
    Tue 10th June

    We have watched Ehrwald spring into action throughout the past few weeks, and today the Coburger Hütte- a favourite amongst locals- opened its doors, serving up amazing food and views of two turquoise mountain lakes. This week’s walk programme has featured visits to several other higher level huts, including the Bichlbacher, Tuftl and Hochfelden Alms. And what better way to reward yourself after a hard climb than with some local treats?! Here are some tips and tempting photo…

    (click here to read)

    Alpine Food in the Austrian Alps
    Orchid Extravaganza
    Fri 6th June

    The start of a brand new summer season in the Picos de Europa has begun and David Charlton has joined the team for 3 weeks to share his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for wild flowers in the area. Having spent the past few years wild flower walking in the Italian Dolomites and subsequently producing a book (Wild Flowers – The Dolomites) about the different species, David and his wife Judy know Collett’s well and they never fail to stir up some excitement before headin…

    (click here to read)

    Wildflower Walks in the Picos de Europa
    Collett’s first season in the Alps
    Fri 30th May

    Walking the Seebensee Classic and the Pitznegg Peak

    The first ever Collett’s season in the Austrian Alps is officially underway! Our brave firsts guests are reaching the end of their week with us and we’ve had a fantastic few days exploring walk routes, alpine cuisine and the ins and outs of the Hotel Sonnenspitze. It’s fair to say that all hotel guests will certainly eat well, with an extensive buffet breakfast, mid-afternoon snack and extravagant five course meal being p…

    (click here to read)

    Walking in the Austrian Alps
    Spring & Summer Walking in the Austrian Alps
    Wed 28th May

    Spring in the Zugspitze Arena

    Clare, Dafydd, Kate and Kelly our resort team in Ehrwald, arrived in Austria and spent two wonderful weeks getting to know the magnificent Zugspitze Arena. Our local experts the Lockwoods have been an incredible source of knowledge and guidance; having now passed Robert’s ‘local information exam’ (phew!) you will be pleased to know that our brains are now bulging with facts, figures, and expertise which we look forward to sharing with you! Mea…

    (click here to read)

    Walking in the Alps
    Walking holidays in Austria
    Sun 13th April

    Spring Recces in the Austrian Alps

    We have exciting news from our base in Ehrwald in the Tirol. In contrast to the amazing winter conditions in Northern Italy and the Dolomites, Austria has had one of the sunniest, driest and warmest winters on record. Spring has arrived early in the high mountains in this beautiful part of Austria. It is official that on our first high level walk to Pitzenegg 2174m (see I&I laminates when in resort) that we have had sightings of the sprin…

    (click here to read)

    Walking in the Alps
    Walking holidays in Andalucia
    Thu 3rd April

    The Silk Route

    Today’s walk in Andalucia had guests wandering along an ancient bandit mule track which was once used to transport Silk from Competa to Granada. In more recent years, this track has become part of the GR7 route through Andalucía and is one of few paths which lead you straight into the heart of the Sierra Almijara Natural Park.

    Once again the morning sun gave the impression of mid-summer as we set off on a short 15 minute drive to the start of the rou…

    (click here to read)

    Walking holidays in Andalucia
    Walking holidays in Andalucia
    Wed 19th March

    Canillas to Competa

    A brand new destination, a hotel full of enthusiastic guests new to the area and plentiful picturesque walks to enjoy; welcome to Canillas de Albaida, a beautiful white Spanish village in the high mountains of Andalucía.

    Collett’s walk organisers, Rich Manterfield and Kelly Diggle joined Andalucia Walking expert Mick Smith who has been living and working in Andalucía for the past 13 years and has extensive knowledge about Andalucia, Canillas and…

    (click here to read)

    Walking Holidays in Andalucia
    Cinque Torri Snowshoe Day
    Sun 2nd March

    Snowshoeing Holidays in the Dolomites
    Heavy snow

    As the season continues, we meet many more couples, families and friend groups coming to the Dolomites not to necessarily do the same thing, but to use their holiday to enjoy different activities. Not everybody is a skier and those that are sometimes choose to try out everything that a Collett’s Mountain Holiday has to offer and more often than not one will go off skiing whilst the other snowshoes for the day, that said…

    (click here to read)

    Snowshoeing Holidays
    Tobogganing in the Dolomites
    Sat 1st March

    Other winter activities in the Alta Badia
    The Toboggan Run at San Cassiano

    Alongside our two daily options for ski days in the area, our hosts strive to offer two alternatives for guests less likely to hit the slopes. One way to spend a day differently would be to head to the Toboggan run – easily accessed by the local bus; the 4km pisted track is quiet and offers fantastic panoramas of the area, not forgetting the hours of fun that can be had! On this particular day,…

    (click here to read)

    Tobogganing in the Dolomites
    Food in the South Tyrol
    Tue 25th February

    Rifugios in the Italian Dolomites
    Mangiare bene at our top 5 lunch destinations

    There is usually a list of things that attracts a certain person to a certain area. Depending on the destination of course depends on the attraction but I’m sure I can say with some certainty that a high percentage of people arrive in the Dolomites during the winter months with a grin from ear to ear to enjoy the inches upon inches of white stuff; whether that be for skiing, snowshoeing or…

    (click here to read)

    Calimero Bombardino in the Dolomites
    Skiing the ‘Hidden Valley’
    Fri 21st February

    Skiing in the Italian Dolomites
    1,200km of piste – A day on the ‘Hidden Valley’

    Each week our ski hosts put together an itinerary that will excite our guests and offer days out that will encourage strangers to become friends as they sign up to venture out with our organisers. Certain ski days stick week after week because we cannot bring ourselves to deny such a memorable experience; the ‘hidden valley’ is just one example of such a day, a day I joined with a group f…

    (click here to read)

    Ski in Italy
    Novice Skier – Part 4
    Mon 10th February

    Learning to ski in Italy
    Preparation, Ski Equipment, Lessons & more…

    When I mention the words black and run in the same sentence, does your blood run cold? When you get off the chairlift, head towards the edge and cannot see which direction the slope runs; does that make you want to run for the hills? How about being on a slope so steep you’re afraid to point your ski’s down because all of a sudden you have forgotten how to turn? Perhaps it has been a long time since…

    (click here to read)

    Skiing Holidays
    Novice Skier – Part 3
    Tue 4th February

    Learning to ski in Italy
    Preparation, Ski Equipment, Lessons & more…

    After seeing a significant increase in my confidence last week, it was up to me to face my fear of steep slopes and throw myself down some more red runs this week.

    Feeling excited and ready to get out one morning, a day to try new skis and a new area. In fact, I was so keen to get out that I decided to try pair of skis that seemed to tower above me, but what were also known as ‘advanced’ which were…

    (click here to read)

    Skiing Holidays in the Dolomites
    Novice Skier – Part 2
    Fri 31st January

    Learning to ski in Italy
    Preparation, Ski Equipment, Lessons & more…

    I compare a lot to learning to drive, but learning to ski really is very similar. There are so many things you have to remember; where to put your feet, where to put your hands, not letting yourself run away, watching out for other ‘drivers’, keeping your body facing forward, weight distribution and most importantly looking where you are going – something I struggle with hugely. I also find myself fe…

    (click here to read)

    Learning to Ski in the Dolomites
    Skiing the Sella Ronda
    Mon 27th January

    Skiing in the Dolomites
    1,200km of piste – Dolomite Superski

    A skiing holiday in the Dolomites offers a whopping 1,200km of piste to each and every guest and year after year people return to fit in as much as possible, perhaps spending a few days in the Alta Badia before heading over to Cortina d’Ampezzo. Surely, you must be asking, there are certain routes and particularly memorable days out that tempt people back for a second (third or fourth) time? Let me introduce…

    (click here to read)

    Ski the Sella Ronda
    Sas de Putia
    Mon 20th January

    Walking Holidays with Collett’s

    It is always great when a group of people collectively venture out for the day somewhere unknown. A simple shared interest, such as walking holidays in Europe, bring people from all different backgrounds together, beginning as strangers but ending with a real sense of connection – a sign of a good day out in the mountains!

    This was particularly true late in August 2013, as Chalet Angelo guests headed to the northern Dolomites for a walk…

    (click here to read)

    Walking Holidays
    Mountain Huts in the Dolomites
    Wed 15th January

    Whilst in the UK it is very difficult to spend a night in the mountains away from the hustle and bustle, in the Dolomites it is possible to escape for a night (or three) to enjoy a very unique experience in a mountain hut or rifugio.

    If you prefer a bit more comfort than what is afforded by the hut on the Col di Lana (featured in the blog below), you can spend nights out in the mountains – we can easily organise self guided hut to hut itineraries in the Dolomites….

    (click here to read)

    Rifugios and self guided hut to hut walking in the Dolomites
    Novice Skier – Part 1
    Tue 7th January

    Learning to ski in Italy
    Preparation, Ski Equipment, Lessons & more…

    After having made my way through primary and secondary school without signing up to a winter trip, I decided skiing may not be a sport I would be privileged enough to try. It’s true when I say I was brought up with very little money and in all honesty I am thankful for that as it has made me realise what is important in life; money is not one of them. That’s not to say I didn’t dream about flying dow…

    (click here to read)

    Learning to Ski
    New Year Skiing in Corvara, Badia & the Dolomites
    Mon 6th January

    Happy New Year from the Dolomites
    Capodanno Dolomiti

    We greeted the New Year with a quiz at Ciasa Verena enjoying a few drinks with family and new found friends, our guests prevailed by rising bright and early for a big day out on the ski slopes for New Years Day. And what better way to start 2014 than by heading to the Marmolada to ski the 12km red run down into Malga Ciapela!

    Stepping out of the chalet, the weather report held strong as we looked up to nothing but a…

    (click here to read)

    Skiing the Dolomites
    Winter Photography
    Thu 2nd January

    Stunning winter scenery
    Photographic opportunities in the Dolomites

    The best thing about Collett’s Mountain Holidays is the flexibility that is offered to our guests throughout their stay. As Resort Diarist, I spend a lot of my time taking photographs of the area to try and capture the landscape as well as weekly events and outings with our guests. This week, Ciasa Verena was joined by an avid photographer who was keen to get out and about to appreciate the area behin…

    (click here to read)

    Winter Photography
    Christmas in Corvara & the Alta Badia
    Mon 30th December

    Heavy snow in the Dolomites
    Christmas Festivities

    Where better to spend the Christmas festivities than in the Dolomites enjoying a winter ski and/or snowshoe holiday. With each chalet full of bubbly guests and a fresh dump of snow forecast, the Christmas week was certainly laid out to be successful and full of fun.

    Although slightly overcast and windy outside, this did not stop Pension Angelo guests from heading to the Colfosco slopes for a Christmas morn…

    (click here to read)

    Ski holidays Italy
    Pralongiá Plateau Snowshoe
    Mon 23rd December

    Winter in the Dolomites starts this weekend
    Preparation for Collett’s Winter Season

    To start the season off, snow-shoers from Haus Valentin and Verena headed off to explore the Pralongiá Plateau; a stunning open meadow which stands at 2,100m at its highest point and offers views across to the Marmolada, the Sella Massif and the Austrian Alps.

    After successfully meeting up on the bus halfway to our start point, we waved off other guests for their day of c…

    (click here to read)

    Training week at Haus Valentin
    Sun 15th December

    Winter in the Dolomites starts this weekend
    Preparation for Collett’s Winter Season

    Before the 4 month season of skiing, snowshoeing, sunshine and excitement (perhaps the odd cheeky grappa) kicks off, the enthusiastic winter team come together for a 12 day training period. It is a privilege to spend this time at Haus Valentin, the one chalet Collett’s offer in Badia, which I’m sure our guests will agree, is a wonderful introduction to such a fantastic Dolomiti supersk…

    (click here to read)

    Hike the GR11
    Mon 11th November

    Our base in Panticosa was very busy in September, due to some dedicated guests flying over to take part in our GR11 week. Our 12 keen walkers were easy to spot at Lourdes and Pau airport by their hiking boots, walking poles and rucksacks. The week began with an impressive tapas lunch at Hotel Sabocos, our base for the week. Over an extremely Spanish themed and very large selection of nibbles, we discovered that amongst us we had 6 Brits and 6 Australians!

    We we…

    (click here to read)

    Hike Pyrenees
    Why Choose A Mountain Holiday?
    Sun 15th September

    When thinking of a mountain holiday many of us may think that this activity is exclusive to professional climbers, sportsmen and adrenaline junkies alone. Here at Collett’s we aim to prove this notion wrong – with holidays in the mountains available for absolutely everyone. Seaside holidays are ten-a-penny, sightseeing getaways are typically too expensive, spa resort holidays can be boring and cruise ships allow no room for real adventure. So why not try something differe…

    (click here to read)

    Walking Holidays with Collett's
    Mon 9th September

    Capital city of the province of South Tyrol, ranking the top spot for the best quality of life in Italy and home to Otzi the Ice Man; Bolzano creates a lot of intrigue to say the least. Only an hour and a half drive from Corvara in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, it begs to question why you wouldn’t venture out for the day to experience the Italian city lifestyle. So with camera in hand I set off to wander the streets to get a feel for such a beautiful city.


    (click here to read)

    Ferragosto – August in the Dolomites
    Mon 2nd September

    As I entered the kitchen on my usual morning breakfast duty I was welcomed with the words “Today is the Ferragosto!” Now I’d heard that this Italian holiday was due soon but I didn’t know what it was all about, and so I made it my personal duty to hit the streets with my camera.

    It couldn’t have been a more beautiful afternoon as I wandered in to La Villa. A stream of cars quickly grew on entrance to the town as the parade prepared to set off down the main street…

    (click here to read)

    Ferragosto in the Dolomites
    Col di Lana (WW1 walk with Jon Scanlon)
    Fri 30th August

    Jon Scanlon is yet another one to succumb to the charms of the Dolomite Mountains. After holidaying in the area for many years with Collett’s and with a strong passion and hobby for history, Jon has now joined Collett’s to deliver presentations and organised walks based around World War One. With a total of four weeks at Chalet Angelo, a daily programme has been put together to ensure all of the local areas of interest have been included. A weekly repeat of walks and presen…

    (click here to read)

    WWI Walks with Jon Scanlon
    Organised First World War walks with Collett’s
    Mon 26th August

    Collett’s Mountain Holidays have been working alongside Isabelle Johnson, a local war historian, for many years. Every Wednesday guests are encouraged to join a fascinating walk through the tunnels, trenches and fortifications of Sass di Stria built by the Austrians in the First World War.

    It has to be said that the morning’s weather really set the scene for a day reminiscing about World War One. Isabelle greeted every guest as they arrived in turn at the Tre Sassi Fo…

    (click here to read)

    First World War Historical Walks
    Walking to Lago Sorapis
    Fri 23rd August

    Chalet Angelo were offering some high level walking this week and one of the options took guests to Lago di Sorapis, a majestic lake just the other side of Cortina.

    As the drive took us to the Falzarego Pass and away from Badia, the blue skies sadly disappeared in the distance as a huge rain cloud hovered above Cortina. Guests sat questioning why they had chosen shorts for the day as organiser Gemma reassured them that clear skies were definitely forecasted! It was a sma…

    (click here to read)

    Lago Sorapis