Self Guided Walking in the Picos de Europa

A Collett’s mountain holiday in the Picos

Be as independent as you wish
with the help of our superb Ideas and Information files

For people who prefer to be independent, self guide and do their own thing, we have plenty of local knowledge on many high and medium level walks, mountain bike routes, scenic drives, other mountain activities and local places of interest. All of this is available for you to browse through in our Ideas & Information files. Simply drop into Office Hour, which is held every evening (except Wednesdays, our day off) in the relaxed sociable surroundings of Posada El Corcal, where the local knowledge of our Walk Organisers is always at hand.

Walking in the Picos de Europa
Self guided walking
in the Picos de Europa

Self Guided Walking in the Cares Gorge

All of the information provided in our Ideas & Information files is available for you to borrow, in the form of easy to carry Route Laminates. These include an accurate route description together with useful information such as average walking time, total ascent and distance as well as the relevant section of the map. Whilst these should not be treated as definitive guides, they can prove invaluable when used in conjunction with the local walking map we will send you shortly before you depart for the Picos.

We fully understand if you would prefer to be left to your own devices and we can provide you with whatever information you need to create a succession of enjoyable self guided days out. Obviously if you would prefer to join our Organised Walks then that’s absolutely fine with us too – we are happy for you to ‘mix and match’, doing your own thing one day and joining an Organised Walk the next. Our unique format enables you to do as much or as little as you like.

High level self guided walking

Whatever you need, however we can help – for example you might want to check the weather forecast, need some help planning a route, or are simply looking for some tips on where to find the best wildflowers – simply drop into Office Hour and have a chat.

We also offer self guided walking holidays in the Italian Dolomites and the Pyrenees.

At your own risk

You join our organised itineraries 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.