easier and moderate walking in the Dolomites with Collett’s
self guided walking or organised walking
easier to moderate walks, plus flower walks & watercolour strolls
organised walks – five days a week, free of charge & optional from late May to end September
for self guiders – unrivalled local knowledge, numerous itinerary ideas and information, route cards
sleepy hamlets and wildflower-strewn meadows
woodland and riverside trails, mountain huts and breathtaking landscapes
walk at high level on the less challenging trails
Our walking holidays in the Dolomites are based in the enchanting alpine villages of Corvara and Badia. Both are superb springboards for beautiful mountain walks of all grades. Many of these walks we categorise as ‘easier to moderate’. Along with 5 other walking options, Collett’s offers an ‘easier to moderate’ walk 5 days a week (not Wednesdays or Saturdays), which is free of charge and optional.
We set out at about 9am with packed lunches in our rucksacks, returning at about 4pm. We walk on waymarked paths, which wend their way through upland flower pastures and woodland between picturesque hamlets and traditional alpine farmsteads. Welcoming mountain huts, known as rifugios, are dotted around and walkers can soak up their magical surroundings from their sun terraces, whilst enjoying well‐earned refreshment.
The walks cover a wealth of specific interests; the flora is sensational; fossil‐collectors love the region’s rich geology; photographers try to capture their own visions of the wonderful landscapes; bird and wildlife observers can admire a diverse range of fauna and, whilst spotting a pair of golden eagles is considered fortunate, sightings of buzzards, chamois, deer and the comical marmots punctuate most of these walks.
The walks themselves are tried and tested gems, many were originally hunting or smuggling trails. Off the beaten track, these are itineraries you would be unlikely to find if you travelled here independently. Often, perhaps with the use of a chairlift or gondola (or indeed by starting the walk at one of the nearby high passes), these walks will venture into the less challenging paths of the dramatic massifs. Either way, at every turn, you will be mesmerised by magnificent scenery and it is a joy to spend the day walking in such splendour.
If you prefer self guided walking, all these ‘easier to moderate’ walks are documented in our ‘Ideas & Information’ files, which are dotted about our chalets and available to you at Office Hour, where, over a sociable pre-dinner drink, you can also seek out advice and proposals from our own walkers. We have easy‐to-carry Route Laminates corresponding to each of these routes and you are welcome to borrow these on a daily basis.
Other walking options that might interest our ‘easier to moderate’ walking guests are our flower walks, watercolour strolls and perhaps our World War I Walks, all of which feature in the menu on the left.
At your own risk
You join our organised walks and make use of our ideas & information at your own risk. It is important that you understand that whilst our own walkers have substantial local knowledge and are familiar with the routes which our organised walks follow, they are not qualified mountain guides.
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