Walk the GR11 with Collett’s
Hiking & Trekking in the Pyrenees at its most dramatic
- Five consecutive stages on this world renowned long distance footpath
- Arguably some of the best high level hiking in the Pyrenees
- 5 – 12 September or 12 – 19 September 2015 – £745 per person (excluding flights)
- 3 – 10 September or 10 – 17 September 2016 – £765 per person (excluding flights)
Join Collett’s for a week on the GR11
When Wainwright devised his coast to coast walk in 1973, one can only ponder whether he was in any way inspired to do so by news reaching England of a similar coast to coast route through the mighty Spanish Pyrenees, known as the Gran Recorrido 11, or GR11. Walking in the Pyrenees is a joy for anyone who seeks out a quieter alternative to the more developed areas of the Alps. A combination of spectacular peaks, glistening tarns, deep valleys and expanses of wild beauty unseen by many visitors makes the Pyrenees an excellent choice for the adventurous walker. Indeed, much of the Spanish Pyrenees remains relatively undeveloped and it is still possible to get a true wilderness experience as you leave the trail heads and civilisation far behind.
In early September Collett’s Mountain Holidays is offering you the chance to walk 5 consecutive stages of the awe-inspiring GR11 high in the Pyrenees. Click the tab above for more information.
A Collett’s Walking Holiday on the GR11
In early September 2015 Collett’s Mountain Holidays is offering you the chance to walk 5 consecutive stages of the awe-inspiring GR11 high in the Pyrenees.
Your base for 5 nights will be the delightful 3* Hotel Sabocos in Panticosa, but you will also spend one night at the dramatic Refugio Respomuso and one night in the picturesque village of Torla, gateway to the Ordesa & Monte Perdido National Park.
The itinerary is specifically designed so that you can enjoy the high mountain wilderness of a world-renowned route, whilst being able to return each evening (bar two) to the comforts of the Hotel Sabocos, where a hot shower, a cold beer and a delicious three course evening meal (with wine included) await you.
Each day (except Wednesday, your rest day) a dedicated Collett’s Walk Organiser will take care of your transport to and from the GR11 as well as provide you with a hearty packed lunch. Our 2015 price of £745 per person (based on two people sharing a double or twin room – Single Supplement £100) will include all your transport on walk days together with an airport transfer at the start and end of your holiday (the price in 2016 will be £765).
Be warned! Each stage involves between 700-1000m of ascent, 100-1200m of descent and 11-20km of walking, so this particular holiday is not for the faint-hearted and has a Collett’s grading of hard and long!
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.
In pictures – A Collett’s Walking Holiday, Hiking the GR11
The staff were fantastic and made the holiday. The fact that you could decide your own degree of involvement in group activities and doing your own thing, with advice from the team, was great. We would love to come with you again but unfortunately we have been to all your other destinations so may have to wait until you have new destinations before we come again. We'll definitely recommend you to our friends.