Welcome to Collett's, a genuine walking holiday specialist since 1997 providing the perfect escape for walkers of all fitness levels.
Explore the great outdoors just as you wish, whether you seek out idyllic flower meadows or high rocky drama; whether you self-guide or walk in a group. Collett’s was built on its flagship holidays in the Italian Dolomites, now available in Austria & Switzerland too. It's a uniquely flexible formula, which brings people back year after year. Arrive and depart on the dates of your choice; decide daily whether to join walks of your chosen grade or self-guide; stay where you feel most comfortable: from luxury hotels to self-catering simplicity. But whatever type of holiday you choose to book with us, we will look after you every step of the way, getting you off the beaten track into overwhelming landscapes on holidays you will never forget.
Walk amidst the dramatic peaks, wild fells and sparkling lakes in the footsteps of Wainwright, Wordsworth & Beatrix Potter.
Be enthralled at every turn by the eye-catching scenery of the Lake District’s timeless and glorious landscapes.
Get off the beaten track in Northern Portugal and explore the sheer charm and beauty of a UNESCO world heritage jewel.
Celebrated as the world’s oldest demarcated wine region, this is a spellbinding bucket list ‘must’ for walkers with an interest in wine, fortified or not.
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Climb the gritstone edges of the Peak District and stroll the great ridges of Britain’s first National Park.
Derbyshire’s dales are a heavenly haven of history and heritage. It all unfolds on a rich natural tapestry of sleepy lanes, quaint villages, rolling hills and dramatic upland landscapes.
A centre-based, 7 night walking holiday in the blissful Val d’Orcia.
Daily option of a longer hike or a shorter leisurely walk. Expect gorgeous landscapes steeped in medieval history, plus exquisite accommodation, food and wine.
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Discover the charm and beauty of the Yorkshire Dales on a breathtaking series of walks in Wensleydale and its neighbouring gems.
Stay in gorgeous Eastfield Lodge and drop in for lunch in Emmerdale Farm’s Woolpack Inn!
Discover three magical treasures of a unique region on a self-guided feast of truly diverse walking.
Experience three very different parts of Northern Portugal – namely the Douro Valley, Peneda-Gerês National Park and the coastal Minho area to give you an intoxicating taste of this magnificent region in 8 days.
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A centre-based, 7 night walking holiday in Spain’s Sierra Tejeda. Mountainous, Mediterranean and Moorish.
Daily option of easier moderate walk or a higher harder hike. Fabulous food and charming accommodation in traditional whitewashed village.
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With choice at every stage, this is a centre-based walking holiday in Italy’s Dolomites, arguably the world’s most beautiful mountains.
Arrive on the date of your choice and stay as long as you wish. Join daily walks of your chosen grade or self-guide – or do a mix of both.
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We have just the holiday for you, whether you seek out self-guiding or group walking, easy strolls or challenging treks, point to point or centre-based, Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter.
Every member of our enquiries team has lived and walked in one or more of our destinations. We guarantee they will make your booking experience a reassuring pleasure.
In the mountains, our friendly Walks Teams are on hand to ensure you a succession of unforgettable walks that suit your ability, experience and sense of adventure, whether you walk in a group or self-guide.
As ABTA members, our walkers have had financial peace of mind for over 23 years. And now, as travel uncertainty remains, our booking conditions are as flexible as ever.
Italian Dolomites • Austrian Alps • Swiss Alps • Pyrenees • Picos de Europa • Basque Northern Spain • Corsica
Collett's was built on a passion for the great outdoors with its origins in the mountains. Our walks inspire everyone differently. The post-walk satisfaction levels amongst our guests are the same, whether they have been meandering in idyllic flower-strewn meadows, or trekking vertiginous trails in the high rocky reaches. Even at sea level, Collett's delivers - just ask anyone who has hiked our version of the Camino di Santiago, or rollercoastered on the Exmoor Explorer. The point is: the walks come first and we make it our business to know what inspires you, so that every destination we feature will be a winner for you. In these destination guides we attempt to lure you to Collett's by giving you an irresistible, yet real, taste of these beautiful places.
At Collett's, we are taking holiday satisfaction to a new level. Right from your initial enquiry, we strive to be a positive partner in your adventure.
The splendour of our destinations will surely win you over, but attention to detail and the human touch are ever-present too, whether you are simply making an enquiry, or you are already away in one of our destinations. In 2019, more than 70% of our guests had holidayed with us before - most of them once or twice - some of them more than 10 times. Take a look at what's on offer and join the club.
The Secret of our Success!
With choice and flexibility throughout, discover the unique formula of the Classic Collett's Walking Holiday. Stay somewhere stunning and choose day to day whether to self-guide or join accompanied walks, from the idyllic and easy, to the dramatic and challenging.
Austrian Tyrol & Bavarian Alps
High Tyrol, Austria
Wake up and go 'Wow!'
Recipe: take an overdose of sensational scenery. Walk in it till mid afternoon. Mix in the unique pleasure of overnighting somewhere spectacular high in the mountains. Drink, eat and watch the sun set on your amazing surroundings. Go to sleep, wake up and repeat.
Step back in time in slow, sub-tropical Europe
Escape the cold and drizzle just as temperatures in Mediterranean Spain & Italy drop to - 'Perfect for Walkers.' Choose day to day whether to join an easy moderate walk or something harder and longer, but just as enchanting. Eat, drink and sleep extremely well.
Dolomiti Superski - not enough superlatives?
"Young, jagged and imposing, the Italian Dolomites are perhaps the most striking mountains in Europe. Although they are a stunning location for summer hiking, they are at their most sublime in winter"
Steve Watkins, BBC Books
The Lakes • The Peaks • The Dales
Dreams & Drama on the Doorstep
Self-guide the tracks and trails of our own glorious treasures, from precarious paths in the Peaks, to the quaint and quintessential qualities of the Cotswolds.
Highlights of Northern Portugal
Camino di Santiago
Kitzbuhel to Cortina
Corsica - Mountains to Med
Enchanted Basque Villages
Self-guided treks in Austria, France, Italy, Portugal & Spain
You do the walking, we do the rest! Our comprehensive route notes and maps keep you nicely on the move between attractive villages. Rest and reinvigorate at a carefully-selected hotel or guest house, where your baggage will be waiting.
Our team have been either been living or holidaying in the mountains for decades. Studying the maps, the trails and engaging with the people that make the mountains special. Our journal is where you’ll find all the news and blogs that our team put together.
UK Walking Holidays We have searched the length and breadth of the country to find the very best in UK walking. After 23 years of providing the best walking holidays in Europe we thought it was time to showcase what…
Update – Tuesday 26th January – Winter Holidays with Collett’s This year has started with a concerted effort to vaccinate people, providing us all with a ‘ray of hope’ during this current lockdown. For this reason, we remain optimistic about resuming…
Musings on the Mountain Pass & walking in Switzerland’s gorgeous Engadine One of the best things about nature and the outdoors is the freedom to forget about the struggles of life and unwind in open spaces. If you choose the…