A Collett’s Walking Holiday in the Pyrenees

Western Europe’s last great mountain wilderness ?

  • Enjoy organised or self guided walking – or a mix of both
  • High Level Walking & Moderate Walking
  • Walking on both the Spanish and the French sides
  • Arrive and depart on the days of your choice – stay for as long as you wish
  • A delightful three star hotel and a choice of catering apartments
  • On a Collett’s summer walking holiday in the Pyrenees, you arrive on the day you choose and stay for as long as you wish in the stunningly located mountain village of Panticosa at our delightful three star hotel or in one of our self catering apartments. Every day – except Wednesdays – you can join one of two breathtaking walks, both free and optional. One is a high level harder hike, the other a moderate walk, rich in flora, fauna and beautiful scenery.
    You can also do self-guided walks of any grade - or we can propose other days out and places of interest in this beautiful mountain location just over Spain's border with France. Simply choose day to day the option that takes your fancy. Plan your days at Office Hour over maps and a relaxed pre-dinner drink with our own walkers and hosts, whose extensive local knowledge will ensure you get just what you want from your time here.

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    A Collett's Walking Holiday in the Pyrenees

    Walk at high and moderate level on both the French and Spanish 'sides'

    Season Dates

    30 May to 3 October 2015.

    Arrive & Depart Any Day

    Arrive and depart on the days of your choice – stay with us for as long as you wish.

    Organised Walks

    We offer the following options free of charge every day except Wednesdays:
    High Level or Harder Walk
    Easier / Moderate Walk

    Self Guiding

    Walks of all grades.

    Places of Interest, Days Out & Mountain Activities

    There are many opportunities for some memorable 'non walking' days out.

    Accommodation in Panticosa

    3* Hotel Sabocos.
    Self Catering Apartments.
    Halfboard, B&B & Self Catering.
    Packed lunches available.

    Travel & Transport

    Fly-drive: Zaragoza, Pau, Lourdes, Biarritz, Toulouse & Barcelona.
    Why not consider a stop-over in Barcelona, it is then only 90 minutes to Zaragoza by AVE High Speed Train, from there you can hire a car or take a Collett's transfer
    Self-drive: With Brittany Ferries from Bilbao or Santander (10% discount), Calais (12 hours), Cherbourg (10 hours), St Malo (8 hours).
    Train: Eurostar & TGV to Lourdes or Pau - then either hire a car or take a Collett's transfer.
    Transfers: to and from Pau, Lourdes & Zaragoza (on request - not Weds.).
    Local Transport: Car essential if self guiding, otherwise generally recommended.

    Twin Centre Option

    Collett's in the Picos de Europa, Spain - 5hrs.
  • Prices for our walking holidays in the Pyrenees

    Hotel Sabocos - £ 599

    This price is per person per week for half-board accommodation based on 2 people sharing an en suite bedroom.
    Prices include breakfast every day & 3 course dinner with wine included - every day except Wednesdays.
    Calculate price of stays of more or less than 7 days on a pro rata basis.
    All prices include participation in our various daily organised walks.
    B&B prices available on request.

    Self Catering Apartments

    • Apartments (for 2 or 3) - £ 340
    • Apartments (for 4 or more) - £ 320

    Prices are per person per week and include gas, electricity, bed linen and a small welcome pack.
    Towels can be pre-booked at £6 per set.
    Calculate price of stays of more or less than 7 days on a pro rata basis.
    All prices include participation in our various daily organised walks.
    Self catering guests are welcome to dine in Hotel Sabocos with other guests – just ask a member of staff.

    Discounts

    Only one discount can be applied. The choice is yours!

    • Low Season - 5% off up to 12 June (incl.) & from 19 Sept. (incl.)
    • 2 Week Stays - 5% discount
    • Triple Occupancy - 10% per occupant
    • Groups - Contact us for details

    Supplements

    • Single Occupancy - £100 per week
  • Fly-Drive, Eurostar, Self-Drive & Mini-Cruise

    With Collett’s you organise your own travel as you can arrive and depart on whatever day suits you and stay for as long as you like. Whilst getting to Panticosa isn't as easy as we would like, in many ways this is exactly why this hidden gem remains largely unspoilt.

    Flying from the UK : The simplest option is to fly to one of many airports that serve the Pyrenees and then hire a car. Our closest airports are Zaragoza (2hrs)(Ryanair), Pau (2hrs) (Air France), Biarritz (3hrs) (Ryanair) and Toulouse (3.5hrs) (Jet2, Easyjet and others).
    Another popular option is to fly to Barcelona (4hrs) (various airlines) and then either hire a car, or take the AVE high speed rail link to Zaragoza in just over 90 minutes - and either book a Collett's pick-up or hire a car from there. This way, you can easily extend your trip by adding a night or two in Barcelona on to the start or end of your walking holiday.

    Self Driving : Many guests also bring their own cars by taking a mini cruise on the 24hr ferry to Santander or Bilbao on which we can offer you a 10% discount.

    Eurostar & TGV : Others prefer the train, taking the Eurostar and TGV from London to Pau via Paris, then hiring a car or booking a Collett's pick-up.

    Click here for our Pyrenees travel page.

In pictures – A Collett’s Holiday in the Pyrenees

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The Pic du Midi
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Lago Sabocos, above Panticosa
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Hotel Sabocos – Panticosa
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On a section of the GR11
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Office hour on the terrace of Hotel Sabocos
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High level walking with Collett’s
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Taking a break to consult the map on the Pic du Midi Circuit
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On an organised walk with Collett’s
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Panticosa
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On the GR11 high in the Ordesa Canyon
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Walking through meadows of English Irises in the Valle de Tena
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Bachimana
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Horcados Rojos
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On a Moderate Walk with Collett’s
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Relaxing on the terrace of Hotel Sabocos after walking a section of the GR11
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Office hour in the lounge at Hotel Sabocos
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Walking in the Ordesa Canyon
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Walking on the Faja de Pelay in the Ordesa Canyon
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Panticosa Town Square
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Office hour on the terrace of Hotel Sabocos
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Panticosa
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Hotel Sabocos – Panticosa
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High level walking with Collett’s
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