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Arabba, Corvara & Badia
Three glorious launchpads for a more independent experience and self-guided skiing holidays in the Dolomites

Over many years Collett’s has featured exquisite alpine hotels in the Dolomites as well as some charming guesthouses and B&B’s. 

We also have a range of highly attractive apartments for self-catering.

This winter we anticipate a higher demand for a more independent holiday experience, This suits us in this particular season, as we are naturally called upon to limit movement (by us and you) between our properties. For this reason, the following options are available on an ‘Accommodation Only’ basis, although Collett’s transfers can be booked and essential resort representation is all yours too. It goes without saying we would be at your disposal in the event of any problems or needs. 

Dates
Corvara Ski Resort

2020/21 Holiday Dates

Earlybird Week –  Sun 13 to Sun 20 December 2020
Christmas Week – Sun 20 to Sun 27 December 2020
New Year Week – Sun 27 December 2020 to Sun 3 January 2021

Rest of the Season – Sunday to Sunday (starting 3 January 2021)

Corvara B&B
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B&B at Ciasa Roch

Perfect Village Location – Ciasa Roch provides comfortable accommodation in a Tyrolean guest house with twelve attractive en suite double bedrooms and a welcoming lounge and bar. It is owned and managed by our ever-welcoming friend, Petra, with a little help from Erika, her mother. The chalet enjoys a pleasant and tranquil location in the village and you will enjoy amazing views of Sassonger, Santa Croce and the towering flanks of the Sella massif. Each morning a good continental breakfast is served in the bar before skiers and snowshoers venture out into the mountains. Whilst it is possible to walk to the pistes from Ciasa Roch, each morning and afternoon we operate a minibus shuttle for the 2 minute ride to the Boe gondola on the Sella Ronda. (A skibus also stops right outside the chalet every 5 or 10 minutes). It is an easy and pleasant stroll into the pretty village centre of Corvara with its cafes, bars, shops, ice rink and more. Nestled spectacularly under the vast and dramatic walls of the Sella massif, Corvara is a beautiful alpine resort for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers.

Comfortable bedrooms – Bedrooms here are large and comfortable and all have en suite bathrooms. Each of the beds are ‘Austrian Twins’ (two single beds in a double frame), some can be used as triple rooms and some as quads.

The Team – Ciasa Roch is effortlessly hosted by our good friends adn will continue to make you feel at home, while keeping the required physical distance.  

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that Ciasa Roch is operated in a highly professional way with a sound command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Skiing – Corvara enjoys a strategically unbeatable location within Dolomiti Superski. Go one way on the Sella Ronda to the Val Gardena; go the other way to Arabba and the Marmolada. Or stay in the Alta Badia, which – with its 500kms of perfect and well-waymarked pistes – is as glorious as it gets. Where Covid-19 is concerned, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to get off the beaten track and venture into hidden corners and less-frequented – yet expansive – ski areas.

Snowshoeing – Whilst Badia is our main base for snowshoeing, Corvara is just as good. The Dolomites is an inspirational destination for snowshoeing and winter walking. Tracks and trails meander at all levels through woodland, beside rivers and across brilliant-white snowfields, where the panoramas are mesmerising. This winter we will offer one snowshoeing itinerary every day except Thursday & Sunday. The idea is to keep these adventures more local than normal, minimising the need to board busy buses. Nevertheless, you will still enjoy spellbinding winter landscapes away from the ski fields. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our plans.

Arabba B&B
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B&B at Ciasa Roch

Perfect Village Location – Ciasa Roch provides comfortable accommodation in a Tyrolean guest house with twelve attractive en suite double bedrooms and a welcoming lounge and bar. It is owned and managed by our ever-welcoming friend, Petra, with a little help from Erika, her mother. The chalet enjoys a pleasant and tranquil location in the village and you will enjoy amazing views of Sassonger, Santa Croce and the towering flanks of the Sella massif. Each morning a good continental breakfast is served in the bar before skiers and snowshoers venture out into the mountains. Whilst it is possible to walk to the pistes from Ciasa Roch, each morning and afternoon we operate a minibus shuttle for the 2 minute ride to the Boe gondola on the Sella Ronda. (A skibus also stops right outside the chalet every 5 or 10 minutes). It is an easy and pleasant stroll into the pretty village centre of Corvara with its cafes, bars, shops, ice rink and more. Nestled spectacularly under the vast and dramatic walls of the Sella massif, Corvara is a beautiful alpine resort for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers.

Comfortable bedrooms – Bedrooms here are large and comfortable and all have en suite bathrooms. Each of the beds are ‘Austrian Twins’ (two single beds in a double frame), some can be used as triple rooms and some as quads.

The Team – Ciasa Roch is effortlessly hosted by our good friends adn will continue to make you feel at home, while keeping the required physical distance.  

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that Ciasa Roch is operated in a highly professional way with a sound command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Skiing – Corvara enjoys a strategically unbeatable location within Dolomiti Superski. Go one way on the Sella Ronda to the Val Gardena; go the other way to Arabba and the Marmolada. Or stay in the Alta Badia, which – with its 500kms of perfect and well-waymarked pistes – is as glorious as it gets. Where Covid-19 is concerned, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to get off the beaten track and venture into hidden corners and less-frequented – yet expansive – ski areas.

Snowshoeing – Whilst Badia is our main base for snowshoeing, Corvara is just as good. The Dolomites is an inspirational destination for snowshoeing and winter walking. Tracks and trails meander at all levels through woodland, beside rivers and across brilliant-white snowfields, where the panoramas are mesmerising. This winter we will offer one snowshoeing itinerary every day except Thursday & Sunday. The idea is to keep these adventures more local than normal, minimising the need to board busy buses. Nevertheless, you will still enjoy spellbinding winter landscapes away from the ski fields. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our plans.

Self Catering
Sking Holidays, Apartments and Chalets in Arabba, Italy

Self-catering Accommodation in the Dolomites

The quality of our self-catering is good. Some properties are newly built and stylish, others are more traditional in character. All are comfortable and spacious places to come back to after a day out in the mountains. They are self-contained and usually situated in a chalet, which houses 2 or 3 other apartments. Bedrooms are separate from the living/dining/kitchen area, although nearly all will have sofa beds in the lounge area. All have a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy what is likely to be a spectacular view.

Our self-catering apartments are located close to the village centres, so everything you require is reasonably close at hand. As for their size, there is great flexibility. Some are ideal for couples, whilst others suit larger parties up to 6 people. If you would like to book self-catering accommodation please contact us and we will give you a quote and in depth details of what is available for your selected dates and requirements.

  • Close to the pistes
  • Attractive & self contained
  • Separate bedrooms
  • Easy walk to a Collett’s Chalet
  • En suite apartments
  • Close to restaurants and shops
  • Well appointed apartments
  • WIFI on request
  • Saturday to Saturday

Arabba, Corvara & Badia
Three glorious launchpads for a more independent experience and self-guided skiing holidays in the Dolomites

Over many years Collett’s has featured exquisite alpine hotels in the Dolomites as well as some charming guesthouses and B&B’s. 

We also have a range of highly attractive apartments for self-catering.

This winter we anticipate a higher demand for a more independent holiday experience, This suits us in this particular season, as we are naturally called upon to limit movement (by us and you) between our properties. For this reason, the following options are available on an ‘Accommodation Only’ basis, although Collett’s transfers can be booked and essential resort representation is all yours too. It goes without saying we would be at your disposal in the event of any problems or needs. 

Dates
Corvara Ski Resort

2020/21 Holiday Dates

Earlybird Week –  Sun 13 to Sun 20 December 2020
Christmas Week – Sun 20 to Sun 27 December 2020
New Year Week – Sun 27 December 2020 to Sun 3 January 2021

Rest of the Season – Sunday to Sunday (starting 3 January 2021)

Luxury 4 & 5 Star
Ski Hotel Panorama, Corvara, Italy

Hotel Panorama

The Hotel – This is an exquisite alpine hotel, combining a warm and relaxed atmosphere with a sense of occasion and self-indulgence. Whilst it is a gorgeous combination of elegance and style, it oozes traditional Tyrolean hospitality and an unassuming atmosphere that makes you feel so welcome and ‘at home.’ You can book a range of rooms: Standard, Comfort, Panoramic or Panorama Suite. The top end rooms will take your breath away. Health Spa is vast featuring various saunas, steam baths, massage and beauty treatments, relaxation areas and a large pool. There is also a fitness suite and a games room.

For more information on the Sport Hotel Panorama – Click here


Hotel La Perla, Corvara, Italy

Hotel La Perla

With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, Hotel La Perla would stand out anywhere in the world and features in the world’s top 100 leading hotels. Naturally, you can ski to the door of this amazing place, which enjoys a secluded, yet prime, location at the heart of Corvara. So if you are thinking of pushing the boat out…

Located in Corvara, the Hotel La Perla is right on the piste in a ski in / ski out location. The hotel is suitable for skiers, snowshers and winter walkers.

Luxurious Hotel Accommodation – The Hotel La Perla is outstanding. With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, it would stand out anywhere in the world and, unsurprisingly, it features in the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World. Its location is superb. Whilst it is at the heart of this sought-after village, it actually enjoys a cleverly secluded position, which gives you tranquility, whilst simultaneously allowing you to wander into the attractive main street in under two minutes.

In the hotel, wherever you turn, you will be stunned by its exquisite charms and touches: flower arrangements, curtains like nowhere else, a remarkable health spa, rooms that impress in every way and perhaps most impressively of all, the special relationship that prevails between the hotel and its guests.

For more information on the Hotel La Perla – Click here


Hotel La Perla, Corvara, Italy

Sporthotel Arabba

Luxurious Hotel Accommodation – The Hotel La Perla is outstanding. With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, it would stand out anywhere in the world and, unsurprisingly, it features in the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World. Its location is superb. Whilst it is at the heart of this sought-after village, it actually enjoys a cleverly secluded position, which gives you tranquility, whilst simultaneously allowing you to wander into the attractive main street in under two minutes.

In the hotel, wherever you turn, you will be stunned by its exquisite charms and touches: flower arrangements, curtains like nowhere else, a remarkable health spa, rooms that impress in every way and perhaps most impressively of all, the special relationship that prevails between the hotel and its guests.

For more information on the Sporthotel Arabba – Click here

3 Star
Hotel Melodia, Badia, Italy

Hotel Melodia

The Hotel – The sensational panoramas that surround this hotel can be enjoyed from the balconies of exquisitely designed and spacious bedrooms. Impressive panoramic rooms and junior suites are available for a supplement, which easily rival some of the top-end rooms at the Hotel Panorama up the road in Corvara. Klaus and Monica renovated the hotel quite recently, using natural materials adventurously and stylishly. The result is a successful mix of contemporary modern elegance and traditional Tyrolean comfort. A welcoming fire burns in the entrance area behind a chic glass-fronted stove.

For more information on the Hotel Melodia – Click here


Hotel Melodia, Badia, Italy

Hotel Christian

The Hotel – The sensational panoramas that surround this hotel can be enjoyed from the balconies of exquisitely designed and spacious bedrooms. Impressive panoramic rooms and junior suites are available for a supplement, which easily rival some of the top-end rooms at the Hotel Panorama up the road in Corvara. Klaus and Monica renovated the hotel quite recently, using natural materials adventurously and stylishly. The result is a successful mix of contemporary modern elegance and traditional Tyrolean comfort. A welcoming fire burns in the entrance area behind a chic glass-fronted stove.

For more information on the Hotel Melodia – Click here

Arabba, Corvara & Badia
Three glorious launchpads for a more independent experience and self-guided skiing holidays in the Dolomites

Over many years Collett’s has featured exquisite alpine hotels in the Dolomites as well as some charming guesthouses and B&B’s. 

We also have a range of highly attractive apartments for self-catering.

This winter we anticipate a higher demand for a more independent holiday experience, This suits us in this particular season, as we are naturally called upon to limit movement (by us and you) between our properties. For this reason, the following options are available on an ‘Accommodation Only’ basis, although Collett’s transfers can be booked and essential resort representation is all yours too. It goes without saying we would be at your disposal in the event of any problems or needs. 

Dates
Corvara Ski Resort

2020/21 Holiday Dates

Earlybird Week –  Sun 13 to Sun 20 December 2020
Christmas Week – Sun 20 to Sun 27 December 2020
New Year Week – Sun 27 December 2020 to Sun 3 January 2021

Rest of the Season – Sunday to Sunday (starting 3 January 2021)

Hotel Panorama
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Hotel Panorama

Location & Views – Hotel Panorama perches spectacularly above Corvara on a natural balcony. It is a 30m walk to the slopes and 750m downhill walk to the village centre. As its name suggests, the hotel has amazing views, featuring Sassongher (2665m), the Sella Massif (3152m) in all its glory and indeed the entire top end of the Alta Badia – it’s a visual feast.

The Team – Hotel Panorama is hosted by our good friends, Michael & Maria Costamoling. Their parents, Albert & Waldtraud, built the hotel in 1950 and are still involved. Day to day the hotel effortlessly provides a uniquely special experience thanks to Michael & Maria and their highly motivated team of people.  

The Hotel – This is an exquisite alpine hotel, combining a warm and relaxed atmosphere with a sense of occasion and self-indulgence. Whilst it is a gorgeous combination of elegance and style, it oozes traditional Tyrolean hospitality and an unassuming atmosphere that makes you feel so welcome and ‘at home.’ You can book a range of rooms: Standard, Comfort, Panoramic or Panorama Suite. The top end rooms will take your breath away. Health Spa is vast featuring various saunas, steam baths, massage and beauty treatments, relaxation areas and a large pool. There is also a fitness suite and a games room.

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that this hotel is operated in a highly professional way with a sound command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Buon Appetito! – Here we have a challenge! It is almost impossible to describe in words the joy of eating at the Hotel Panorama. The Costamoling family has successfully created a delightfully relaxed atmosphere for dining, whilst simultaneously providing food that you would be served at a gourmet restaurant. Dinner is served in three very spacious and attractive dining rooms. It is an exquisite 5 course affair and Michael is only too happy to advise you on the wine list, which certainly compliments his fine menus. Needless to say, breakfast is also a feast, however you choose to do it – hearty or healthy. Also, each afternoon, you can help yourself to complimentary cake, baked daily by the hotel’s pastry chef.

Skiing – It’s hard to rival Hotel Panorama as a starting point for a day’s skiing in the Dolomites. Indeed, Corvara enjoys a strategically unbeatable location within Dolomiti Superski. Go one way on the Sella Ronda to the Val Gardena; go the other way to Arabba and the Marmolada. Or stay in the Alta Badia, which – with its 500kms of perfect and well-waymarked pistes – is as glorious as it gets. Where Covid-19 is concerned, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to get off the beaten track and venture into hidden corners and less-frequented – yet expansive – ski areas.

Snowshoeing – Whilst Badia is our main base for snowshoeing, Corvara is just as good. The Dolomites is an inspirational destination for snowshoeing and winter walking. Tracks and trails meander at all levels through woodland, beside rivers and across brilliant-white snowfields, where the panoramas are mesmerising. This winter we will offer one snowshoeing itinerary every day except Thursday & Sunday. The idea is to keep these adventures more local than normal, minimising the need to board busy buses. Nevertheless, you will still enjoy spellbinding winter landscapes away from the ski fields. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our plans.

Getting to the Slopes – It’s just a 30m walk to the Arlara chairlift, where you can also join the slopes that descend into Corvara and join up with the Sella Ronda. The Arlara chairlift opens you up to the Pralongia plateau, a paradise for intermediate skiers.

Hotel Melodia
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Hotel Melodia

Location & Views – Hotel Melodia is just down the lane from Haus Valentin. It’s an attractive and tranquil location 2 minutes walk from the village on the edge of meadows and woodland. A pretty 700m walk gets you to the ski lifts. The hotel enjoys the same awe-inspiring views as Haus Valentin, notably of Santa Croce (3,026m) and the Fanes massif towering above the village on the other side of the valley. It’s as idyllic as it is impressive. For stunning winter walks, it’s easy to walk from the hotel on to riverside and woodland trails; within minutes you can be in a magical winter paradise.

The Team – Hotel Melodia is hosted impeccably by our good friends, Klaus and Monica Irsara, with whom we have worked for many years. The Collett’s Winter Team is based 300m up the road at Haus Valentin and is always on hand to help and ensure your well-being.  

The Hotel – The sensational panoramas that surround this hotel can be enjoyed from the balconies of exquisitely designed and spacious bedrooms. Impressive panoramic rooms and junior suites are available for a supplement, which easily rival some of the top-end rooms at the Hotel Panorama up the road in Corvara. Klaus and Monica renovated the hotel quite recently, using natural materials adventurously and stylishly. The result is a successful mix of contemporary modern elegance and traditional Tyrolean comfort. A welcoming fire burns in the entrance area behind a chic glass-fronted stove.

With Covid-19 in mind, you will appreciate the modish open-plan spaces throughout the hotel, from the landings and staircases, to the bar and dining room. In the stylish health spa, choose the Finnish sauna or Turkish bath and let the whirlpool ease your muscles. There is also a small gym. Categorised as 3 star,  most of the features of this hotel are more than compatible with 4 star benchmarks.

Finally, the hotel has both a fitness room and health spa.  

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that this hotel is operated in a highly professional way with a good command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Buon Appetito! – Like so many hotels in the South Tyrol, the food will be a fondly remembered aspect of your holiday. An extensive breakfast buffet will set you up perfectly for an active day. Dinner is something to look forward to with a mix of Mediterranean cuisine and Tyrolean specialities, including a once weekly gala dinner featuring local specialist dishes.

Skiing & Snowshoeing  – The Hotel Melodia is a delightful base for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers. This winter we will not offer hosted ski or snowshoe days by means of limiting the creation of groups. Where Covid-19 is concerned, this is one of the largest ski networks in the world and you cannot beat the Dolomites for getting off the beaten track and venturing into hidden corners, whether skiing or walking. The ski area around Badia is particularly attractive in this respect because – whilst it is easy to access all the jewels of Dolomiti Superski – it is effectively an off-shoot of the main network, providing no access to other areas at the bottom end, so you can ski the immediate area on relatively deserted pistes and lifts.

Getting to the Slopes – Guests can use the hotel’s on demand Ski Shuttle for the 2 minute ride to the ski lifts, but if you prefer to stay in the fresh air, it’s a 700m walk to the ski lift. To make this even more pleasant, we have arranged for guests to store their skis and boots each night at the local ski hire shop, so we recommend the pleasant walk in comfortable shoes, before crossing the road to the Santa Croce lift and setting off.

Hotel La Perla
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Hotel La Perla

With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, Hotel La Perla would stand out anywhere in the world and features in the world’s top 100 leading hotels. Naturally, you can ski to the door of this amazing place, which enjoys a secluded, yet prime, location at the heart of Corvara. So if you are thinking of pushing the boat out…

Located in Corvara, the Hotel La Perla is right on the piste in a ski in / ski out location. The hotel is suitable for skiers, snowshers and winter walkers.

Luxurious Hotel Accommodation – The Hotel La Perla is outstanding. With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, it would stand out anywhere in the world and, unsurprisingly, it features in the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World. Its location is superb. Whilst it is at the heart of this sought-after village, it actually enjoys a cleverly secluded position, which gives you tranquility, whilst simultaneously allowing you to wander into the attractive main street in under two minutes.

In the hotel, wherever you turn, you will be stunned by its exquisite charms and touches: flower arrangements, curtains like nowhere else, a remarkable health spa, rooms that impress in every way and perhaps most impressively of all, the special relationship that prevails between the hotel and its guests.

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that this hotel is operated in a highly professional way with a good command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Buon Appetito! – With one Michelin Star, dinner is something to look forward to with a mix of Mediterranean cuisine and Tyrolean specialities, including a once weekly gala dinner featuring local specialist dishes. The lounge bar is the perfect place to relax with a drink in the cosy atmosphere in front of the fire.

Comfortable bedrooms and a stunning spa – The many wooden Stubes (cosy and rustic bars and dining areas within the hotel) are an absolute delight and, whilst luxurious in their own alpine way, allow you to conjure up an idea of how things were in time gone by before such luxuries existed. There is so much to take in, from the aroma of the spices which reflect the Alta Badia itself, to the biodynamic products which hint at the Ascoli origins of Chef, Arturo Spicocchi. You will also appreciate the utter style of the waiters and waitresses who move with easy grace and charming professionalism to ensure you are superbly looked after. There is a choice of six delightful and intimate Stubes, where you can dine or simply relax over an après-ski gluhwein, a warming hot chocolate, an aperitif or, perhaps, a nightcap.

In the hotel, wherever you turn, you will be stunned by its exquisite charms and touches: flower arrangements, curtains like nowhere else, a remarkable health spa, rooms that impress in every way and perhaps most impressively of all, the special relationship that prevails between the hotel and its guests.

If you are looking for some lively après-ski you must drop in on the Murin Bar, which is part of the hotel, but a short walk from the main building. It is certainly one of Corvara’s highest profile après-ski venues. In the Piano Bar near the main bar, the lights are dimmed and people enjoy dancing to ballads, new acquaintances have become firm friends in the space of a day or two and the smiling face of friends and the gentle movements on the dance floor are all a pleasure to see.

Skiing – It’s hard to rival Hotel Panorama or Hotel La Perla as a starting point for a day’s skiing in the Dolomites. Indeed, Corvara enjoys a strategically unbeatable location within Dolomiti Superski. Go one way on the Sella Ronda to the Val Gardena; go the other way to Arabba and the Marmolada. Or stay in the Alta Badia, which – with its 500kms of perfect and well-waymarked pistes – is as glorious as it gets. Where Covid-19 is concerned, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to get off the beaten track and venture into hidden corners and less-frequented – yet expansive – ski areas.

Snowshoeing – Whilst Badia is our main base for snowshoeing, Corvara is just as good. The Dolomites is an inspirational destination for snowshoeing and winter walking. Tracks and trails meander at all levels through woodland, beside rivers and across brilliant-white snowfields, where the panoramas are mesmerising. This winter we will offer one snowshoeing itinerary every day except Thursday & Sunday. The idea is to keep these adventures more local than normal, minimising the need to board busy buses. Nevertheless, you will still enjoy spellbinding winter landscapes away from the ski fields. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our plans.

Getting to the Slopes – Step out of the hotel on to the Arlara piste, where you can also join the slopes that descend into Corvara and join up with the Sella Ronda. The Col Alt Gondola opens you up to the Pralongia plateau, a paradise for intermediate skiers.

B&B at Ciasa Roch
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B&B at Ciasa Roch

Perfect Village Location – Ciasa Roch provides comfortable accommodation in a Tyrolean guest house with twelve attractive en suite double bedrooms and a welcoming lounge and bar. It is owned and managed by our ever-welcoming friend, Petra, with a little help from Erika, her mother. The chalet enjoys a pleasant and tranquil location in the village and you will enjoy amazing views of Sassonger, Santa Croce and the towering flanks of the Sella massif. Each morning a good continental breakfast is served in the bar before skiers and snowshoers venture out into the mountains. Whilst it is possible to walk to the pistes from Ciasa Roch, each morning and afternoon we operate a minibus shuttle for the 2 minute ride to the Boe gondola on the Sella Ronda. (A skibus also stops right outside the chalet every 5 or 10 minutes). It is an easy and pleasant stroll into the pretty village centre of Corvara with its cafes, bars, shops, ice rink and more. Nestled spectacularly under the vast and dramatic walls of the Sella massif, Corvara is a beautiful alpine resort for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers.

Comfortable bedrooms – Bedrooms here are large and comfortable and all have en suite bathrooms. Each of the beds are ‘Austrian Twins’ (two single beds in a double frame), some can be used as triple rooms and some as quads.

The Team – Ciasa Roch is effortlessly hosted by our good friends adn will continue to make you feel at home, while keeping the required physical distance.  

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that Ciasa Roch is operated in a highly professional way with a sound command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Skiing – Corvara enjoys a strategically unbeatable location within Dolomiti Superski. Go one way on the Sella Ronda to the Val Gardena; go the other way to Arabba and the Marmolada. Or stay in the Alta Badia, which – with its 500kms of perfect and well-waymarked pistes – is as glorious as it gets. Where Covid-19 is concerned, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to get off the beaten track and venture into hidden corners and less-frequented – yet expansive – ski areas.

Snowshoeing – Whilst Badia is our main base for snowshoeing, Corvara is just as good. The Dolomites is an inspirational destination for snowshoeing and winter walking. Tracks and trails meander at all levels through woodland, beside rivers and across brilliant-white snowfields, where the panoramas are mesmerising. This winter we will offer one snowshoeing itinerary every day except Thursday & Sunday. The idea is to keep these adventures more local than normal, minimising the need to board busy buses. Nevertheless, you will still enjoy spellbinding winter landscapes away from the ski fields. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our plans.

Self Catering
Sking Holidays, Apartments and Chalets in Arabba, Italy

Self-catering Accommodation in the Dolomites

The quality of our self-catering is good. Some properties are newly built and stylish, others are more traditional in character. All are comfortable and spacious places to come back to after a day out in the mountains. They are self-contained and usually situated in a chalet, which houses 2 or 3 other apartments. Bedrooms are separate from the living/dining/kitchen area, although nearly all will have sofa beds in the lounge area. All have a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy what is likely to be a spectacular view.

Our self-catering apartments are located close to the village centres, so everything you require is reasonably close at hand. As for their size, there is great flexibility. Some are ideal for couples, whilst others suit larger parties up to 6 people. If you would like to book self-catering accommodation please contact us and we will give you a quote and in depth details of what is available for your selected dates and requirements.

  • Close to the pistes
  • Attractive & self contained
  • Separate bedrooms
  • Easy walk to a Collett’s Chalet
  • En suite apartments
  • Close to restaurants and shops
  • Well appointed apartments
  • WIFI on request
  • Saturday to Saturday

Update – Wednesday 25th November – Winter Holidays with Collett’s

Despite the current lockdown situation here in UK, we hope our winter season in the Dolomites will start at some point soon. The South Tyrol recently implemented a voluntary lockdown deliberately to give itself the best chance possible of being in a position to welcome skiers to its slopes this winter. This lockdown ends on 29th November https://www.suedtirol.info/en/information/coronavirus

Currently, the advice from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is still against all but essential travel to Italy. Regretfully, whilst this remains in effect, we are required to cancel all holidays which depart “imminently” – which we are taking as being, at any given time, all holidays due to start in the next 4 weeks. That said, this pandemic has seen FCDO travel advice change at short notice, so we will continue to monitor it daily and strive to be ready for action when it does.

If you are keen to go skiing this Winter, whatever the situation, then please contact us, as we will be able to help you in one way or another – even if we are unable to provide you with the full Collett’s “experience”. For the time being, it is very difficult to keep our website updated in a meaningful way, so if you need your ski fix this winter, pick up the phone and we will do our best to help you enjoy a safe and successful holiday.

Update – Monday 2nd November – Winter Holidays with Collett’s

With another lockdown on its way, we remain positive about a winter season of some kind. Having spoken with many of our bookers, we know there is plenty of resolve and a willingness to ski in the Dolomites if at all possible. We understand that everyone’s personal circumstances are different and it will be easier to travel for some than it will be for others.

Like you, we will have to take stock of the situation on a daily basis as we go through November and early December with a special post-lockdown focus on travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. As ever, whatever decisions we make, your safety and well-being will be our first priority.

Either way, skiing holidays in the Dolomites with Collett’s will be a little bit different this winter, so when you have a moment, visit www.colletts.co.uk/winter and have a browse at our latest ideas.

Update – Thursday 15th October

Winter Holidays with Collett’s

We hope to see you in the Dolomites this winter. Naturally, the pandemic means a few changes to the way we do things, but rest assured, we remain committed to delivering you a fabulous and safe winter holiday. Every change we have made is about your well-being and respecting new local regulations, whether in your accommodation or on the mountain.

Before you visit our winter website, here are a couple of useful links concerning winter holiday insurance, which might provide some reassurance and a better understanding of post-Covid policies: –
webinsure.net policy wording pdf
Which.co.uk – Coronavirus and what it means for travel insurance

This second link is from ‘Which’ and will give you a good insight into the extent of cover from the market leading insurers.

To find out how Collett’s will be operating in the Dolomites this winter, visit www.colletts.co.uk/winter

Update – Tuesday 29 September

Collett’s, Covid & Winter 20/21

We look forward to welcoming skiers and snowshoers to the Dolomites this winter. In the circumstances, bookings are quite good and we are pleased that so many of you are keen to visit us.

Naturally, things will be a little bit different from the norm. We have updated our website accordingly, but below we have summarised things so you can manage expectation. Both the pandemic and Brexit have presented Europe-based UK tour operators with certain challenges, but we are confident we can still deliver you a fabulous winter holiday.

At Your Accommodation
Wherever you stay, there will be high standards of hygiene and sanitising. Italian holidaymakers flocked into the South Tyrol in August 2020 and our accommodation providers are well practised in the cleaning procedures demanded by the pandemic. New protocols are rife, so stand by for hand sanitising stations, disinfecting of touch points, tables, chairs etc. Wash your hands well and regularly. On arrival, we will update you with any Covid-related house rules. 

There will be fewer Collett’s hosts, as we will no longer be responsible for domestic or kitchen work, a move which is actually Brexit-related.
Currently, in our hosted chalet hotels, Bracun & Haus Valentin, you and your party (even for couples & individuals) should expect to be allocated a socially-distanced table in the bar or dining area. This will be your ‘social base’ during your stay, somewhere to enjoy breakfast, dinner and drinks. Self-service at the bar will not be an option, but you won’t go thirsty. We don’t expect people to sit at their table all evening without socialising with others, but at least if you have your own ‘safe’ zone, you can distance socially if you want to. If you do choose to ‘mingle,’ please respect social distance procedure until invited not to.

Self-service tea and coffee is available, but you must sanitise hands before and after using the kettle or urn.

Organised Ski Days & Snowshoeing
Our organised ski days and snowshoe walks will only be available to guests staying in Bracun and Valentin. Joining these days involves attending Office Hour and we have to limit (and manage) all gatherings, especially indoor ones. We must also respect local efforts to limit the amount of people funnelling into (1) lift stations, operating at 60% – 70% capacity and (2) rifugios, subject to social distancing restrictions.

This winter is about spreading out and creating space, so we feel duty-bound to facilitate small groups of self-guided skiing as much as possible. Hence, a reduction in our organised ski programme, as follows: for guests staying in Bracun & Haus Valentin only, we will offer one hosted ski itinerary of a leisurely intermediate grade on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am to 2pm. By skiing through the normal lunch period when the rifugios are busier, we will finish somewhere within easy skiing distance of ‘home’ so that the party can disperse (or not) to have a later lunch in the place of their choice.

If we are concerned about the size of a group, it should be possible to divide it into two if a an extra Collett’s host is available to ski; otherwise, we will help the better skiers form their own groups. This should provide enjoyment for all, as skiing in large hosted groups at the best of times can be a stop/start affair, causing frustration amongst the better skiers. As for the experienced skiers amongst you, Dolomiti Superski is your ‘oyster’ and we can recommend some magical self-guided routes, which are excellently waymarked.

For snowshoers, we will offer a snowshoe excursion every day except Thursday & Sunday. Walkers are less numerous than skiers and this one walk is for guests staying in both Bracun and Valentin. The routes are likely to be more local than usual, minimising the need to board busy buses. But you might have to catch a bus on occasions by means of accessing the start of the walk or meeting up with the group. As a rule, where buses are concerned, Bracun guests will be asked to bus down the valley in the direction of La Villa or Badia, as these buses will be quieter than the ones going the other way.

Office Hour
With social distancing in mind, we envisage this being more static than usual. We will visit each guest table one by one and, from a social distance, we will help you plan the following day, so you can enjoy your evening with everything sorted. We can help you team up with other guests and form small groups of 5 or 6 people (especially if you are travelling alone or as a couple) but ultimately this is up to you. Bear with us if it takes us a little longer to get around to speaking to everyone.

Collett’s Transfers & Daily Ski Lift Shuttles
Brexit means we can no longer employ UK staff to operate transfers and shuttles in Collett’s vehicles. At the same time Covid means you might not want to travel with 8 other people in a minibus. Either way, all airport transfers will now be outsourced, unless you opt for a private transfer for your party – see the travel page at colletts.co.uk

As for getting to and from the piste: in Corvara the large walk-on skibus stops outside Bracun every 10 or 15 minutes and it costs €6 for a weekly pass – masks must be worn. Alternatively, it is 750m to the lifts on foot. In Badia, we have arranged for you to leave skis and boots overnight at our local ski hire shop, so it’s a pleasant 750m walk in comfortable shoes, before crossing the road to the Santa Croce lift and setting off. There is also a locally-operated minibus which stops 60m down the road every 15 or 20 minutes for the 2 minute ride to the ski lifts.

We hope this makes sense, but please contact us if you have any questions. If we have any news from the Dolomites, we will update the website accordingly. We remain confident that a truly memorable skiing holiday is possible, especially as fewer people are likely to travel and the pistes could be relatively deserted. Things might be different in the human world, but nothing has changed for the Dolomites themselves, spellbinding mountains that host one of the most extensive, modern and well-managed ski networks in the world.

Update – Friday 11 September – Book for Winter with peace of mind

We have been talking in earnest with our providers of accommodation and airport transfers in the Dolomites about our holidays in Winter 2020/21, which start on 13 December. Ski tourism is everything to the people of the South Tyrol and all organisations are united in providing a safe and healthy holiday environment. Collett’s is playing its part too – as should you, the holidaymakers. Inevitably, there will be changes to the norm, but you should still be able to look forward to a fabulous winter holiday with financial peace of mind and confidence in health and safety procedures. Please bear with us, as we update our winter website with the relevant information; it will take us a few days.

Update – Tuesday 18 August

At Collett’s we have been striving to make safe, sensible and commercially viable decisions concerning our holidays. Recent easing of travel restrictions in Europe and the UKs ‘traffic light’ system are good news and hopefully we have entered a new phase.

However, uncertainty still remains on many levels, as well as procedural restrictions in each of our holiday destinations. Furthermore, some flights are only being confirmed with two weeks’ notice, which presents a risky ‘Catch 22’ for all. We have therefore taken the very difficult decision to cancel all remaining Collett’s holidays for Summer 2020 in Italian Dolomites, the High Tyrol (Matrei, Austria), the Zugspitze Arena (Ehrwald, Austria), Picos de Europa, Pyrenees and Switzerland’s Engadine, as well as our Autumn walking breaks in Andalucia and Tuscany.

We are eager to get you back on the trails of alpine Europe’s majestic mountains and we cannot wait to have good news for you. For now, though, if you crave your Collett’s holiday too much and you simply need to make a booking for medicinal purposes, then why not take a look at Winter in the Dolomites – or you can book anything in Spring or Summer 2021 without paying a deposit until the New Year.

Update – Monday 8 June

Following on from previous announcements by the UK Prime Minister we took the decision last week to cancel all summer waking holidays up to 9 July. Anyone with a holiday booked during this time should now have been contacted by email. If you haven’t had an email, please check your junk email and then call us on 01799 513331.

Thank you to everyone that has already deferred their holidays to a later date or to next season – we look forward to supplying your holidays and seeing you in the mountains in the not too distant future.

Following recent announcements by the UK Prime Minister, along with the ongoing situation and its unprecedented impact upon worldwide travel, we will continue to address the situation regarding travel, our destinations and will keep you updated with any decisions made.

For guests who were due to travel in March and April 2020: We’ve now contacted all of our customers that booked with us for our Spring Walking Breaks, along with those who were due to enjoy the last few weeks of the Winter season. Once again, we’re really sorry that you didn’t get to enjoy your much-anticipated time in the Tuscany or Andalucia. Thank you for your understanding and to those that have booked later in the season or deferred your dates.

All Summer Holidays starting after 10 July
Rest assured we are constantly reviewing how best to manage our summer walking season in this extraordinary year. Our discussions and endeavours to predict the future are constant, but ultimately it is simply too early to react to the situation now. Some contingency plans are likely – and if you have booked a holiday with us and have already decided you will not be travelling this year, it would help us enormously to know this.

Delaying Balance Payments – For anyone who has a booking this summer after July 9, your final balances will be due quite soon and you will be contemplating whether to pay or cancel. In sympathy with this predicament, we are offering some breathing space by delaying all final balance payments, so that they will now only be due 4 weeks before you travel, instead of 8. We hope this provides a little peace of mind.

Hopefully after the current period of lockdown we will know more about the situation going forward. However, rest assured we will endeavour to find the best possible solutions, backed up by the necessary support from our fabulous managers here in the UK and our resort-based teams.

As always, please contact enquiries@colletts.co.uk or call on 01799 513331 if you would like to discuss any aspect of the above.

It goes without saying we greatly appreciate your patience, goodwill and understanding. Indeed, may we thank all of you who have already contacted us offering kind messages of support. We hope very much that we can welcome you to the mountains soon.

We will surely all need a good mountain walk as soon as feasibly possible.

For guests who are due to travel to Andalucia or Tuscany this Autumn: We continue to have all of our autumn walking plans in place and look forward to providing your walking break. At the moment we’re focusing our efforts and attention on customers who were due to travel in the period up to July 9, 2020, so please bear with us – we will reply as quickly as possible to your enquiry.

For guests who are due to travel or interested in booking from December 2020 onwards: We currently have all of our winter plans in place for a return to skiing and snowshoeing holidays in the Dolomites. At the moment we’re focusing our efforts and attention on customers who were due to travel in the period up to July 9, 2020, so please bear with us – we will reply as quickly as possible to your enquiry.
Best wishes from all at Collett’s Mountain Holidays.

An update on the current situation in our Summer destinations

Austria. Ehrwald and Matrei

Following from an official press release on the 4th May the Tyrol region have confirmed that their official curfew was lifted on the 1st May.

A minimum social distancing of 1-metre remains in place along with a restriction on groups of no more than 10 people. This Is likely to remain in place until the end of August

With this lifting of the official curfew, restaurants are permitted to begin re-opening on the 15th May so long as they adhere to the following restrictions:

  • A maximum of four adults (in additional to any children) per table
  • All tables must be at least 1 metre apart
  • Face masks must be worn by all staff at all times
  • Face masks must be worn by customers when entering and leaving the property.

In addition to restaurants opening. Hotels and other accommodation providers are permitted to open their doors on the 29th May. Once again restrictions for this will in place and are due to be announced officially within the next couple of weeks.

The Zugspitz tourist board announced in the past few days that they will official open the summer season on the 3rd July. This includes all public buses, trains and lift infrastructure. This has also been confirmed our friend Daniel at the wonderful Hotel Sonnenspitze.

Whilst all of this is positive news that Austria is seeing a decrease in the daily infection rates and is looking to the future, all of the nations borders do remain closed at this time with no word on when this will change.

Italy. South Tyrol

During an official press release on the 9th May the South Tyrol region have announced that their official curfew was lifted on the 4th May. A minimum social distancing of 2-metre remains whilst group exercise is permitted so long as this distance is kept.

With this lifting of the official curfew, retail shops, museums and libraries are now already beginning to re-open. Restaurants and Accommodation providers are permitted to re-opening on the 25th May so long as they adhere to the following restrictions:

  • Ensure that all guests have at least 10 square metres to themselves in communal areas, this does not apply to dining areas.
  • All dining tables must be at least 1 metre apart
  • Face masks must be worn by all staff at all times
  • Face masks must be worn by customers when entering and leaving the property.

A skeleton bus network is currently running within the South Tyrol allowing travel for those key workers however services into the area remain closed at the current time..

Whilst all of this is positive news that Italy is seeing a decrease in the daily infection rates and is looking to the future, all of the nation’s borders do remain closed at this time with no word on when this will change.

This also falls in line with the official travel advice from the FCO and WHO, both of which are advising against all but essential travel at this current time.

Switzerland. The Engandine

Following from an official press release on the 29th April the Engadine region have announced that restaurants and hotels are permitted to re-open on the 11th May. A minimum social distancing of 2-metres remains in place. Use of face masks is not mandatory. A ban on large social gatherings (1000 people or more) remains in place but smaller gatherings are to be re-evaluated on the 27th May

Most local bus networks and train networks are already running with the mountain railways expected to re-start on the 8th June.

Whilst all of this is positive news that Switzerland is seeing a decrease in the daily infection rates and is looking to welcome guests once again, all of the nation’s borders do remain closed at this time with no word on when this will change.

This also falls in line with the official travel advice from the FCO and WHO, both of which are advising against all but essential travel at this time.

So much to see and do for families – active or not

  • Up to 50% Discount for children at Chalet Hotel Bracun in August
  • Free Airport Transfers for children throughout summer*
  • A vibrant high season atmosphere and landscapes that will captivate the kids
  • Walking, Bike Rides, Painting, Horse Riding, Ice Skating, Archery, Climbing, Glacier Treks, High Ropes, Swimming Lake
    & Alpine Activities

 

In a nutshell…
Dolomites Family Walking Holidays

August in the Dolomites

August is a fantastic month to visit the Dolomites. The weather is generally excellent without being too hot. There are a few more people about, but this is outweighed by the vibrant atmosphere, the festivals, outdoor concerts, open-air markets and folkloric events. At Collett’s, families are welcome on our organised walks and painting strolls and we can help you do a range of exciting activities that are on the doorstep. We offer child discounts in our one of our Chalet Hotels.

August
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A delightful ‘buzz’ and so much to see and do

With so much to do and numerous cultural events, August is a great time to visit the Dolomites. The weather is generally excellent but it is seldom too hot for walking and on the hotter days, you can easily include a visit to the landscaped grounds of the swimming lake in Corvara or find a walk that takes in a cooling stream or waterfall.

There is an atmosphere about August that is as relaxing as it is vibrant. People chat on the sun terraces of local cafés and bars, drinking in the majestic scenery that looms large above the village. Walkers do the same thing at hospitable mountain huts, which are interspersed throughout the mountains and offer sensational panoramas from their sun terraces.

Traffic gets held up by marching bands and many cultural and folkloric events take place, such as concerts (modern and traditional), vintage car rallies, village festivals, street markets, wood carving exhibitions and beer festivals. It is not uncommon for walkers in the mountains to stumble across a male-voice choir that – on a seemingly impromptu basis – has found a natural mountain arena to perform in.

Above Corvara, paragliders colour the sky before coming to ground in a meadow, where there is archery and trampolining. Nearby, you will find the tennis courts, swimming lake, climbing wall and the ice rink, which offers an ice disco once or twice a week in the evenings. Just outside the village, there is the animal park and adventure playground for younger children and over the road from that is the High Ropes centre with three different courses ranging from high and scary to easier and not-so-scary. Above the village golfers enjoy Europe’s second highest golf course with its magnificent backdrops.

Nothing too much changes at Collett’s. We know which walks to avoid and as much as possible we lay on organised walks, which are off the beaten track. Our ever-welcoming hosts will help you create a succession of memorable days out, whether you opt to walk, hire bikes, do Via Ferrata, partake in locally-supplied alpine activities or visit a place of interest, such as Cortina or Bolzano.

Outstanding Family Activity Holidays
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Our chalet hotels
a stress-free, easy and relaxing option for families

A holiday you and your children will never forget

The mountains can be ideal for a family holiday and we feel this is especially true of the Dolomites. The atmosphere in our resorts is vibrant yet relaxing. The landscapes will absorb – excite even – your children.

With Collett’s, families can simply choose day to day how to spend their time. You are welcome on our organised walks, which are free of charge and optional. If you would prefer to walk independently, we can provide you with self- guided walks, which the children will talk about for a very long time. If you are trying to interest your children in walking, this is this is a place where they seemingly walk and walk as willingly as ever, keen to see what is around the next corner, seemingly oblivious to height gain. If you choose to use cable cars and/or chairlifts, these alone generate a positive attitude towards everything that lies ahead.

But there is a lot more than walking on offer, whether you are an active or less active family. You can simply wander around village and soak up the colourful atmosphere; or you can stroll to one of many leisure activities that your children will love. Ice skating, high ropes, tennis, outdoor swimming, the climbing wall, archery, trampolining, an adventure animal park and other play areas (including some delightful meadows) are all within walking distance of the village centre.

We can also help you partake in Via Ferrata, sport climbing, mountain bike rides, horse riding, tandem paragliding, whitewater rafting, canyoning and more. Some of these pursuits are also within easy walking distance of our chalets in Corvara, whilst others require you to drive. If you choose to bring a car, you can also take short drives to many places of interest, such as Cortina (Pearl of the Dolomites) and Bolzano (home of the Iceman), both superb family options featuring magnificent mountain journeys, which will even captivate the kids.

One feature of Corvara is the closure of the main street in the late afternoon for ‘passeggiata.’ Everyone takes to the centre of the village just to wander and enjoy each other’s company, maybe stopping on the terrace of a cafe for a drink. It is normal to see families enjoying this Italian tradition after a day out in the mountains.

On our holidays in the Dolomites, we (Tom & Dee Collett) regularly just take our children (16, 14 and 12) on ascents up the mountains in the gondolas, chairlifts or cable cars. That alone is enough of an adventure. They seem so inspired by their surroundings and talk endlessly about this and that with a certain excitement. At the top we potter about or go for a walk. It’s easy to find somewhere idyllic to have a picnic. Or we find a rifugio, some of which have well-equipped play areas laid out in high season. Often the rifugio owner’s goats, sheep or cattle are grazing nearby. These days are easy and cheap. I honestly think the staggering beauty of the mountains makes a really positive impact on the children and they seem to remember aspects of these simple (and frankly cheap!) days for a very long time.

Families & Our Chalet Hotels

In our chalet hotels, families will benefit from the informality and conviviality that characterises this type of accommodation. Our easy-going approach does not exist at the expense of attention to detail. Our hosts will make you feel at home, whilst striving to help you plan suitable and memorable days out, whether you join our organised walks or do your own thing – or do a mix of both.

On a social level, the ‘chalet’ holiday can work extremely well for families and it is normal for you to benefit from the presence of other families. Such is our hospitality, you and your children will get to know us and other guests quickly and you will soon feel relaxed and in ‘easy’ company, whether this company is to be found on, say, an organised walk, over a drink at Office Hour or at dinner, where guests sit down together.

Dinner at the same table as other guests (and eating whatever happens to be on the menu for that day) is a discipline that many parents welcome for their children and this is how it works in our chalet hotels. (We will provide a high tea for younger kids, who might struggle to last the duration of a sociable three course dinner with other guests).

Dinner is hopefully an enjoyable focal point of the day for all involved. As a rule, children meet other children and, after a day or two, they tend to gravitate to one end of the table so that they can eat together and nurture their new friendships. This often leads to families teaming up for mutually attractive days out in the mountains, as well as children making friends with like-minded contemporaries.

For parents trying to rise to the huge challenge of finding that family holiday that completely satisfies all concerned, we believe the ‘home from home’ atmosphere of our chalet hotels (coupled with the well-earned self-indulgence of being well fed and well looked after) is at least half the battle won. When this is combined with the inspiration on offer day to day in the mountains, you have a holiday that can feasibly be life-changing for certain children and certain families.

Child Discounts

Child Discounts in August

Every August we offer reductions in Chalet Hotel Bracun as follows:

Dolomites Family Discounts in August - Chalet Hotel Bracun

One or two children sharing a room with parentsAugust Only50% off
Families with 2 or 3 children using two bedroomsAugust Only10% off

*A child is aged 18 or less at the time of travel.
*Family discounts apply only when at least two people are paying full price.
*Children get a free Airport Transfer when accompanied by a fare paying adult.
*Excludes Chalet Roch.

Accommodation
Walking Holiday Accommodation in the Dolomites

At a glance - our walking holiday accommodation in the Dolomites

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As with everything at Collett’s, we offer you choice and flexibility where accommodation is concerned. Whether you are driven by budget or by a desire to self indulge, all our accommodation is delightful and we should have something just right. Whatever you choose, you are always a guest of Collett's. You are therefore welcome at Office Hour, where you can sign up to any of the organised walks that take your fancy, plan self guided walking, book locally supplied activities or acquire information on places of interest. You are also welcome to drop in anytime to one of our chalet hotels for help or local information.

Our Chalet Hotels

Our chalet hotels are immensely popular. They combine the relaxed feeling of being ‘at home’ with the bonus of being well looked after and superbly fed. Add to this the really pleasant social dynamic that prevails when guests have had an inspirational day out and then sit down for a delicious three course dinner (with wine included) in the good company of other guests, who have largely similar interests. Many guests return year after year for this genuinely charming atmosphere, not to mention the beautiful locations, attractive en suite bedrooms, access to local information and our warm ever-present hospitality.

An Exquisite Mountain Hotel

In the Dolomites, we feature an exquisite mountain hotel in Corvara. It is run seamlessly by the family that owns it - you can expect really lovely accommodation, sublime food and outstanding service plus a heart-warming focus on your comfort and well-being – nothing is too much trouble. We hold Office Hour in the hotel each evening (except Wednesday) should you wish to sign up to an organised walk or get information for self guiding or other days out.

Self-Catering

If you would prefer to self cater, we have various apartments in and around Corvara. All of them are within easy walking distance of the shops and village amenities. Wherever you stay it is easy to wander to one of our chalet hotels and drop in on Office Hour, should you wish to sign up to an organised walk or get information for self guiding or other days out.

More about our Walking Holiday Accommodation in the Dolomites

Use the form below to confirm your booking

Walking Holiday Booking Confirmation

Collett’s Mountain Holidays Booking Conditions

1. CONTRACT: Please read these booking conditions carefully as they, together with the specific information in your booking confirmation, form an important part of your contract with Collett's Limited (company number : 03467538 whose registered office is at Market House, 10 Market Walk, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JZ) trading as Collett's Mountain Holidays.

2. PRICES: We reserve the right to alter any of our advertised prices. Our prices were set on 31 October 2019, and the reference exchange rate was 1.159 (as published by the Financial Times). You will be advised of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. All prices quoted are fully inclusive of non-optional charges.

3. SUPPLEMENTS: We reserve the right to apply a supplement to your holiday after you have booked in the event of increases to the costs of supplying your holiday, which might result from changes in the cost of fuel or other power sources, accommodation costs, costs of compliance with local rules and laws, exchange rate fluctuations and/or government action (including changes in any levels of taxation such as VAT). Supplements will not be applied within 20 days of your arrival date.

4. MAKING A BOOKING AND PAYMENT: When you have chosen your accommodation and you make a request to us to book it, you must pay a deposit of £100 (or £150 for our Ski Safari, Camino de Santiago, Kitzbuhel to Cortina, Mountains to the Med, and all Hut to Hut holidays), or if you are booking within 8 weeks of your arrival date the full cost of the booking. Your booking is only confirmed and a contract between us will only exist when a) your party leader has ticked the box on our client portal confirming that they accept our terms and conditions; b) we have received in cleared funds a deposit of £100 or £150 (as appropriate) per person; and c) we have issued our confirmation by email. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately.

5. FINAL BALANCES: If you have paid a deposit, the ‘final balance’ of the cost of your holiday is due 56 days (8 weeks) before departure. If the balance is not received on time, we will remind you that it is overdue. If you then do not pay within 7 days of this reminder we reserve the right to cancel your booking and retain your deposit.

6. INSURANCE: It is essential that you take out adequate and valid insurance, which should include (without limitation) cover against the cost of cancellation by you, assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness, and third party liability for injury and damage. We recommend that your policy is as extensive as our recommended insurance policy, details of which can be found on our website. Insurance premiums in respect of travel insurance purchased from us are non-refundable and non-transferable.

7. BOOKING CHANGES: After our confirmation has been issued, any requests for changes must be sent to us in writing by e-mail or post, by the person that made the booking. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your request but we will try to do so. If you change the number in your party, the accommodation price will be re-calculated. If the party size is reduced, this is likely to mean the remaining members paying more due to under-occupancy.

8. CANCELLATIONS: If you want to cancel your booking, the person who made the booking must send this in writing to us, by email or post. You will be charged a cancellation fee as follows: If you cancel (this is the date on which we receive your written notice of cancellation during the hours of 9am to 5.30pm):

More than 57 days before your arrival date: deposit only;
Between 56 and 43 days before your arrival date: 25%;
Between 42 and 29 days before your arrival date: 50%; and
Within 28 days of arrival date: 100%
Charges are shown as a percentage of your total holiday cost (including any excursions).

9. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR BOOKING: When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. This means that you are responsible for making all payments due, notifying us if any changes or cancellations are required and for receiving the confirmation and keeping your party informed.

10. OUR LIABILITY, CONDITIONS of CARRIAGE & LIMITATIONS: (a) Our obligations, in providing any accommodation or service included in your holiday, are to take reasonable skill and care to arrange for the provision of such accommodation or services. Therefore, providing we have selected our providers with reasonable care and skill, we will have no liability to you for anything that happens at the accommodation or any acts or omissions of the provider or other service providers. We will also have no liability in the following situations: (i) where the accommodation or services cannot be provided as booked due to circumstances beyond our control or which amount to "force majeure" (including, without limitation, terrorist activity, natural disasters and adverse weather conditions); (ii) where you incur any loss or damage that could not have been foreseen at the time of your booking, based on the information provided by you; (iii) where you incur any loss or damage that relates to any business activity; (iv) where any loss or damage relates to any services which do not form part of our contract with you. (b) Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of 2 times the cost of your holiday with us. We shall have no liability where the cause of the failure to provide, or failure in, your holiday or any death or personal injury you may suffer is not due to any fault on our part or that of our agents or suppliers, because it is either attributable to you, or attributable to someone unconnected with your holiday and is unforeseeable or unavoidable, or is due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which neither we, nor our agents or suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled. We will only accept liability for negligent acts or omissions of our employees, suppliers, sub-contractors, servants or agents providing they were at the time undertaking work authorised by us. (c) Our liability will also be limited: in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to the contractual terms of the companies that provide us with third party services (such as accommodation and transport) and these terms are incorporated into this contract; and by any relevant international conventions which apply to, or govern, any of the accommodation or services included in your holiday with us. Other than as set out above, and as is detailed elsewhere in these booking conditions, we shall have no legal liability whatsoever to you for any loss or damage.

11. ROOM ALLOCATIONS: All accommodation is allocated by us. We will not accept liability for any complaints based on one bedroom being deemed less attractive than another on account of its size, views, character and/or location. The provision of a bedroom with a balcony will only be guaranteed if a balcony is requested verbally at the time of booking by you, then, if available, in writing on the booking form and finally confirmed in writing by us. We reserve the right to change your accommodation, provided the accommodation allocated is of the same or superior category to that originally booked.

12. SPECIAL REQUESTS: Any specific requests by you, such as matters concerning diet or allergies, must be advised to us on the booking form. Whilst endeavouring to fulfil all such requests, we shall not be liable to you if we fail to do so.

13. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR BOOKING: We may occasionally have to make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Changes If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of accepting the change of accommodation, or you can take any alternative accommodation we are able to offer you (you will pay the increase in cost if the replacement is advertised at a higher price than your original booking, or receive a refund of the difference if it is less expensive), or a refund. These options don’t apply for minor changes. Examples of minor changes include, but are not limited to, change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard, temporary withdrawal of facilities or seasonal unavailability of amenities. Cancellation We will not cancel your travel arrangements less than four weeks before your departure date, except for reasons beyond our control (also known as force majeure) or failure by you to pay the final balance. If your holiday is cancelled you can either have a refund or accept an offer of alternative accommodation of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). Any amendment or cancellation fees you incur in terms of other arrangements you have made with other providers under separate contracts are not claimable from us. Please note that if a change or cancellation occurs because of circumstances beyond our control, for example as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, war, riot, industrial dispute, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, flood, epidemic or pandemic illness and all similar situations we will have no further liability to you. No compensation, costs, damages, losses, expenses or any other sums, including the cost of securing alternative transport or accommodation will be paid by us.

14. BEHAVIOUR: When you book a holiday with us, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the stay of any party member(s) whose behaviour is such, in our reasonable opinion, as to cause or to be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will then apply and no refund will be given. Furthermore, we shall be under no obligation whatsoever to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation) you may occur as a result of your stay being terminated. In addition, you agree to fully reimburse any accommodation provider concerned for the cost of any damage you cause to the accommodation in which you are staying before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must also indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (including all legal costs) made against us by the accommodation provider or any third party as a result.

15. FINANCIAL PROTECTION: The monies you pay to us for your holiday are protected by means of an ABTA bond provided by Travel & General Insurance Services Limited. This means that, if in the unlikely event of our insolvency your holiday can't be provided, you will receive your money back or, if your stay has started, arrangements will be made for you to be able to continue as planned.

16. DATA PROTECTION: Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Our policy can be viewed at www.colletts.co.uk

17. ABTA: We are a Member of ABTA, membership number W6883. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of notifying us of your complaint; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved.

18. SKI SAFARI: Your guide, itinerary and accommodation shall be supplied by MSA srl trading as Arabba Holidays, for which Collett's Limited acts as an agent. Consequently each Ski Safari is neither run nor controlled by Collett's Limited and we are therefore not responsible/liable for its provision or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by Arabba Holidays. You therefore acknowledge that Collett's Limited acts as the disclosed agent of Arabba Holidays, and you agree that in the unlikely event that you need to make a claim, you shall make this against Arabba Holidays, and not Collett's Limited.

19. CONDITIONS OF SUPPLIERS : Many of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. This is particularly relevant to all our “Point to Point” holidays where your transport (unless provided by us), accommodation and food will be supplied by third parties (whose identities are available at www.colletts.co.uk/thirdparties) and for whom Collett's Limited acts as an agent. You therefore acknowledge that Collett’s Limited acts as the disclosed agent of these third party suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from us or the supplier concerned.

20. LIFT CLOSURES: We will not be held responsible for the closure of lifts during the winter season for any reason. In the event of lack of snow, we cannot be held liable, but will endeavour to make mutually suitable arrangements, and these may incur additional costs to you.

21. EXCURSIONS: Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday or contracted arrangements provided by us. All excursions are supplied by third party suppliers and are subject to their own terms and conditions. They do not form part of your holiday and are not governed by the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations 1992. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.

22. DELAYED TRAVEL: Collett’s can take no responsibility for repercussions concerning delayed flights or other travel arrangements. If your flight, bus or train is delayed, your allocated transfer will wait for up to 60 minutes – but no longer. We cannot wait any longer because our drivers are on time limits. So, if the delay exceeds 60 minutes, we either (1) allocate you to a later Collett’s transfer free of charge subject to seats being available or (2) in the event of there not being a later transfer, we will endeavour to book you a taxi transfer, although this will be at your expense. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in the event of your transfer being delayed due to the delayed flight of other guests.

23. PASSPORT, VISA & IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS : Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements.

24. ACCURACY: (i) We make every effort to give accurate information on our website but cannot be liable to you in the event of changes, which occur after information has been published on the website; and (ii) Any view expressed on the website is the personal view of a member of our staff. Whilst our staff will express personal opinions based on first-hand knowledge of the resort, the final choice of holiday remains yours. We will not accept responsibility for any verbal statement made by a member of our staff unless it is confirmed in writing prior to the start date of your holiday with us.

25. COMPLAINTS: In the unlikely event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any of the services provided during your holiday, the matter must be reported immediately to our resort manager who will endeavour to put things right. You should also try to find a solution whilst you're on holiday. Unless the opportunity for rectification of complaints is given to our resort manager whilst you are in the resort, we will not accept responsibility at a later date. We will not accept liability for complaints unless a complaint form has been obtained from the resort manager by you, and then completed and signed by both you and the resort manager. If we are unable to resolve the complaint satisfactorily during your stay, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to Tom Collett at 3a Market Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HQ giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. We will not accept liability for complaints made outside this period. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. If you fail to follow the requirement to report your complaint in resort we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify it and this may affect your rights under this booking. Please also see clause 17 above on ABTA.

26. DISPUTES: Any dispute or claim arising out of this contract that can't be settled between us can be referred by you to ABTA’s dispute resolution (see clause 17) or court.

27. JURISDICTION: You agree that the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction and that English law shall apply.

28. FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE TRAVEL ADVICE: You should always check FCO advice on travel to the country you are visiting prior to travelling at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

29. WEBSITE DISCLAIMER:The information contained on www.colletts.co.uk ('our website') is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Collett’s Mountain Holidays and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to our website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on our website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of our website. Through our website you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. Every effort is made to keep our website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, our website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Booking Conditions

1. CONTRACT: Please read these booking conditions carefully as they, together with the specific information in your booking confirmation, form an important part of your contract with Collett's Limited (company number : 03467538 whose registered office is at Market House, 10 Market Walk, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JZ) trading as Collett's Mountain Holidays.

2. PRICES: We reserve the right to alter any of our advertised prices. Our prices were set on 31 October 2019, and the reference exchange rate was 1.159 (as published by the Financial Times). You will be advised of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. All prices quoted are fully inclusive of non-optional charges.

3. SUPPLEMENTS: We reserve the right to apply a supplement to your holiday after you have booked in the event of increases to the costs of supplying your holiday, which might result from changes in the cost of fuel or other power sources, accommodation costs, costs of compliance with local rules and laws, exchange rate fluctuations and/or government action (including changes in any levels of taxation such as VAT). Supplements will not be applied within 20 days of your arrival date.

4. MAKING A BOOKING AND PAYMENT: When you have chosen your accommodation and you make a request to us to book it, you must pay a deposit of £100 (or £150 for our Ski Safari, Camino de Santiago, Kitzbuhel to Cortina, Mountains to the Med, and all Hut to Hut holidays), or if you are booking within 8 weeks of your arrival date the full cost of the booking. Your booking is only confirmed and a contract between us will only exist when a) your party leader has ticked the box on our client portal confirming that they accept our terms and conditions; b) we have received in cleared funds a deposit of £100 or £150 (as appropriate) per person; and c) we have issued our confirmation by email. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately.

5. FINAL BALANCES: If you have paid a deposit, the ‘final balance’ of the cost of your holiday is due 56 days (8 weeks) before departure. If the balance is not received on time, we will remind you that it is overdue. If you then do not pay within 7 days of this reminder we reserve the right to cancel your booking and retain your deposit.

6. INSURANCE: It is essential that you take out adequate and valid insurance, which should include (without limitation) cover against the cost of cancellation by you, assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness, and third party liability for injury and damage. We recommend that your policy is as extensive as our recommended insurance policy, details of which can be found on our website. Insurance premiums in respect of travel insurance purchased from us are non-refundable and non-transferable.

7. BOOKING CHANGES: After our confirmation has been issued, any requests for changes must be sent to us in writing by e-mail or post, by the person that made the booking. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your request but we will try to do so. If you change the number in your party, the accommodation price will be re-calculated. If the party size is reduced, this is likely to mean the remaining members paying more due to under-occupancy.

8. CANCELLATIONS: If you want to cancel your booking, the person who made the booking must send this in writing to us, by email or post. You will be charged a cancellation fee as follows: If you cancel (this is the date on which we receive your written notice of cancellation during the hours of 9am to 5.30pm):

More than 57 days before your arrival date: deposit only;
Between 56 and 43 days before your arrival date: 25%;
Between 42 and 29 days before your arrival date: 50%; and
Within 28 days of arrival date: 100%
Charges are shown as a percentage of your total holiday cost (including any excursions).

9. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR BOOKING: When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. This means that you are responsible for making all payments due, notifying us if any changes or cancellations are required and for receiving the confirmation and keeping your party informed.

10. OUR LIABILITY, CONDITIONS of CARRIAGE & LIMITATIONS: (a) Our obligations, in providing any accommodation or service included in your holiday, are to take reasonable skill and care to arrange for the provision of such accommodation or services. Therefore, providing we have selected our providers with reasonable care and skill, we will have no liability to you for anything that happens at the accommodation or any acts or omissions of the provider or other service providers. We will also have no liability in the following situations: (i) where the accommodation or services cannot be provided as booked due to circumstances beyond our control or which amount to "force majeure" (including, without limitation, terrorist activity, natural disasters and adverse weather conditions); (ii) where you incur any loss or damage that could not have been foreseen at the time of your booking, based on the information provided by you; (iii) where you incur any loss or damage that relates to any business activity; (iv) where any loss or damage relates to any services which do not form part of our contract with you. (b) Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of 2 times the cost of your holiday with us. We shall have no liability where the cause of the failure to provide, or failure in, your holiday or any death or personal injury you may suffer is not due to any fault on our part or that of our agents or suppliers, because it is either attributable to you, or attributable to someone unconnected with your holiday and is unforeseeable or unavoidable, or is due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which neither we, nor our agents or suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled. We will only accept liability for negligent acts or omissions of our employees, suppliers, sub-contractors, servants or agents providing they were at the time undertaking work authorised by us. (c) Our liability will also be limited: in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to the contractual terms of the companies that provide us with third party services (such as accommodation and transport) and these terms are incorporated into this contract; and by any relevant international conventions which apply to, or govern, any of the accommodation or services included in your holiday with us. Other than as set out above, and as is detailed elsewhere in these booking conditions, we shall have no legal liability whatsoever to you for any loss or damage.

11. ROOM ALLOCATIONS: All accommodation is allocated by us. We will not accept liability for any complaints based on one bedroom being deemed less attractive than another on account of its size, views, character and/or location. The provision of a bedroom with a balcony will only be guaranteed if a balcony is requested verbally at the time of booking by you, then, if available, in writing on the booking form and finally confirmed in writing by us. We reserve the right to change your accommodation, provided the accommodation allocated is of the same or superior category to that originally booked.

12. SPECIAL REQUESTS: Any specific requests by you, such as matters concerning diet or allergies, must be advised to us on the booking form. Whilst endeavouring to fulfil all such requests, we shall not be liable to you if we fail to do so.

13. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR BOOKING: We may occasionally have to make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Changes If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of accepting the change of accommodation, or you can take any alternative accommodation we are able to offer you (you will pay the increase in cost if the replacement is advertised at a higher price than your original booking, or receive a refund of the difference if it is less expensive), or a refund. These options don’t apply for minor changes. Examples of minor changes include, but are not limited to, change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard, temporary withdrawal of facilities or seasonal unavailability of amenities. Cancellation We will not cancel your travel arrangements less than four weeks before your departure date, except for reasons beyond our control (also known as force majeure) or failure by you to pay the final balance. If your holiday is cancelled you can either have a refund or accept an offer of alternative accommodation of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). Any amendment or cancellation fees you incur in terms of other arrangements you have made with other providers under separate contracts are not claimable from us. Please note that if a change or cancellation occurs because of circumstances beyond our control, for example as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, war, riot, industrial dispute, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, flood, epidemic or pandemic illness and all similar situations we will have no further liability to you. No compensation, costs, damages, losses, expenses or any other sums, including the cost of securing alternative transport or accommodation will be paid by us.

14. BEHAVIOUR: When you book a holiday with us, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the stay of any party member(s) whose behaviour is such, in our reasonable opinion, as to cause or to be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will then apply and no refund will be given. Furthermore, we shall be under no obligation whatsoever to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation) you may occur as a result of your stay being terminated. In addition, you agree to fully reimburse any accommodation provider concerned for the cost of any damage you cause to the accommodation in which you are staying before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must also indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (including all legal costs) made against us by the accommodation provider or any third party as a result.

15. FINANCIAL PROTECTION: The monies you pay to us for your holiday are protected by means of an ABTA bond provided by Travel & General Insurance Services Limited. This means that, if in the unlikely event of our insolvency your holiday can't be provided, you will receive your money back or, if your stay has started, arrangements will be made for you to be able to continue as planned.

16. DATA PROTECTION: Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Our policy can be viewed at www.colletts.co.uk

17. ABTA: We are a Member of ABTA, membership number W6883. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of notifying us of your complaint; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved.

18. SKI SAFARI: Your guide, itinerary and accommodation shall be supplied by MSA srl trading as Arabba Holidays, for which Collett's Limited acts as an agent. Consequently each Ski Safari is neither run nor controlled by Collett's Limited and we are therefore not responsible/liable for its provision or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by Arabba Holidays. You therefore acknowledge that Collett's Limited acts as the disclosed agent of Arabba Holidays, and you agree that in the unlikely event that you need to make a claim, you shall make this against Arabba Holidays, and not Collett's Limited.

19. CONDITIONS OF SUPPLIERS : Many of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. This is particularly relevant to all our “Point to Point” holidays where your transport (unless provided by us), accommodation and food will be supplied by third parties (whose identities are available at www.colletts.co.uk/thirdparties) and for whom Collett's Limited acts as an agent. You therefore acknowledge that Collett’s Limited acts as the disclosed agent of these third party suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from us or the supplier concerned.

20. LIFT CLOSURES: We will not be held responsible for the closure of lifts during the winter season for any reason. In the event of lack of snow, we cannot be held liable, but will endeavour to make mutually suitable arrangements, and these may incur additional costs to you.

21. EXCURSIONS: Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday or contracted arrangements provided by us. All excursions are supplied by third party suppliers and are subject to their own terms and conditions. They do not form part of your holiday and are not governed by the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations 1992. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.

22. DELAYED TRAVEL: Collett’s can take no responsibility for repercussions concerning delayed flights or other travel arrangements. If your flight, bus or train is delayed, your allocated transfer will wait for up to 60 minutes – but no longer. We cannot wait any longer because our drivers are on time limits. So, if the delay exceeds 60 minutes, we either (1) allocate you to a later Collett’s transfer free of charge subject to seats being available or (2) in the event of there not being a later transfer, we will endeavour to book you a taxi transfer, although this will be at your expense. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in the event of your transfer being delayed due to the delayed flight of other guests.

23. PASSPORT, VISA & IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS : Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements.

24. ACCURACY: (i) We make every effort to give accurate information on our website but cannot be liable to you in the event of changes, which occur after information has been published on the website; and (ii) Any view expressed on the website is the personal view of a member of our staff. Whilst our staff will express personal opinions based on first-hand knowledge of the resort, the final choice of holiday remains yours. We will not accept responsibility for any verbal statement made by a member of our staff unless it is confirmed in writing prior to the start date of your holiday with us.

25. COMPLAINTS: In the unlikely event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any of the services provided during your holiday, the matter must be reported immediately to our resort manager who will endeavour to put things right. You should also try to find a solution whilst you're on holiday. Unless the opportunity for rectification of complaints is given to our resort manager whilst you are in the resort, we will not accept responsibility at a later date. We will not accept liability for complaints unless a complaint form has been obtained from the resort manager by you, and then completed and signed by both you and the resort manager. If we are unable to resolve the complaint satisfactorily during your stay, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to Tom Collett at 3a Market Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HQ giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. We will not accept liability for complaints made outside this period. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. If you fail to follow the requirement to report your complaint in resort we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify it and this may affect your rights under this booking. Please also see clause 17 above on ABTA.

26. DISPUTES: Any dispute or claim arising out of this contract that can't be settled between us can be referred by you to ABTA’s dispute resolution (see clause 17) or court.

27. JURISDICTION: You agree that the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction and that English law shall apply.

28. FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE TRAVEL ADVICE: You should always check FCO advice on travel to the country you are visiting prior to travelling at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

29. WEBSITE DISCLAIMER:The information contained on www.colletts.co.uk ('our website') is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Collett’s Mountain Holidays and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to our website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on our website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of our website. Through our website you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. Every effort is made to keep our website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, our website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Use the form below to confirm your booking

Walking Holiday Booking Confirmation

Collett’s Mountain Holidays Booking Conditions

1. CONTRACT: Please read these booking conditions carefully as they, together with the specific information in your booking confirmation, form an important part of your contract with Collett's Limited (company number : 03467538 whose registered office is at Market House, 10 Market Walk, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JZ) trading as Collett's Mountain Holidays.

2. PRICES: We reserve the right to alter any of our advertised prices. Our prices were set on 31 October 2019, and the reference exchange rate was 1.159 (as published by the Financial Times). You will be advised of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. All prices quoted are fully inclusive of non-optional charges.

3. SUPPLEMENTS: We reserve the right to apply a supplement to your holiday after you have booked in the event of increases to the costs of supplying your holiday, which might result from changes in the cost of fuel or other power sources, accommodation costs, costs of compliance with local rules and laws, exchange rate fluctuations and/or government action (including changes in any levels of taxation such as VAT). Supplements will not be applied within 20 days of your arrival date.

4. MAKING A BOOKING AND PAYMENT: When you have chosen your accommodation and you make a request to us to book it, you must pay a deposit of £100 (or £150 for our Ski Safari, Camino de Santiago, Kitzbuhel to Cortina, Mountains to the Med, and all Hut to Hut holidays), or if you are booking within 8 weeks of your arrival date the full cost of the booking. Your booking is only confirmed and a contract between us will only exist when a) your party leader has ticked the box on our client portal confirming that they accept our terms and conditions; b) we have received in cleared funds a deposit of £100 or £150 (as appropriate) per person; and c) we have issued our confirmation by email. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately.

5. FINAL BALANCES: If you have paid a deposit, the ‘final balance’ of the cost of your holiday is due 56 days (8 weeks) before departure. If the balance is not received on time, we will remind you that it is overdue. If you then do not pay within 7 days of this reminder we reserve the right to cancel your booking and retain your deposit.

6. INSURANCE: It is essential that you take out adequate and valid insurance, which should include (without limitation) cover against the cost of cancellation by you, assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness, and third party liability for injury and damage. We recommend that your policy is as extensive as our recommended insurance policy, details of which can be found on our website. Insurance premiums in respect of travel insurance purchased from us are non-refundable and non-transferable.

7. BOOKING CHANGES: After our confirmation has been issued, any requests for changes must be sent to us in writing by e-mail or post, by the person that made the booking. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your request but we will try to do so. If you change the number in your party, the accommodation price will be re-calculated. If the party size is reduced, this is likely to mean the remaining members paying more due to under-occupancy.

8. CANCELLATIONS: If you want to cancel your booking, the person who made the booking must send this in writing to us, by email or post. You will be charged a cancellation fee as follows: If you cancel (this is the date on which we receive your written notice of cancellation during the hours of 9am to 5.30pm):

More than 57 days before your arrival date: deposit only;
Between 56 and 43 days before your arrival date: 25%;
Between 42 and 29 days before your arrival date: 50%; and
Within 28 days of arrival date: 100%
Charges are shown as a percentage of your total holiday cost (including any excursions).

9. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR BOOKING: When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. This means that you are responsible for making all payments due, notifying us if any changes or cancellations are required and for receiving the confirmation and keeping your party informed.

10. OUR LIABILITY, CONDITIONS of CARRIAGE & LIMITATIONS: (a) Our obligations, in providing any accommodation or service included in your holiday, are to take reasonable skill and care to arrange for the provision of such accommodation or services. Therefore, providing we have selected our providers with reasonable care and skill, we will have no liability to you for anything that happens at the accommodation or any acts or omissions of the provider or other service providers. We will also have no liability in the following situations: (i) where the accommodation or services cannot be provided as booked due to circumstances beyond our control or which amount to "force majeure" (including, without limitation, terrorist activity, natural disasters and adverse weather conditions); (ii) where you incur any loss or damage that could not have been foreseen at the time of your booking, based on the information provided by you; (iii) where you incur any loss or damage that relates to any business activity; (iv) where any loss or damage relates to any services which do not form part of our contract with you. (b) Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of 2 times the cost of your holiday with us. We shall have no liability where the cause of the failure to provide, or failure in, your holiday or any death or personal injury you may suffer is not due to any fault on our part or that of our agents or suppliers, because it is either attributable to you, or attributable to someone unconnected with your holiday and is unforeseeable or unavoidable, or is due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which neither we, nor our agents or suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled. We will only accept liability for negligent acts or omissions of our employees, suppliers, sub-contractors, servants or agents providing they were at the time undertaking work authorised by us. (c) Our liability will also be limited: in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to the contractual terms of the companies that provide us with third party services (such as accommodation and transport) and these terms are incorporated into this contract; and by any relevant international conventions which apply to, or govern, any of the accommodation or services included in your holiday with us. Other than as set out above, and as is detailed elsewhere in these booking conditions, we shall have no legal liability whatsoever to you for any loss or damage.

11. ROOM ALLOCATIONS: All accommodation is allocated by us. We will not accept liability for any complaints based on one bedroom being deemed less attractive than another on account of its size, views, character and/or location. The provision of a bedroom with a balcony will only be guaranteed if a balcony is requested verbally at the time of booking by you, then, if available, in writing on the booking form and finally confirmed in writing by us. We reserve the right to change your accommodation, provided the accommodation allocated is of the same or superior category to that originally booked.

12. SPECIAL REQUESTS: Any specific requests by you, such as matters concerning diet or allergies, must be advised to us on the booking form. Whilst endeavouring to fulfil all such requests, we shall not be liable to you if we fail to do so.

13. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR BOOKING: We may occasionally have to make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Changes If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of accepting the change of accommodation, or you can take any alternative accommodation we are able to offer you (you will pay the increase in cost if the replacement is advertised at a higher price than your original booking, or receive a refund of the difference if it is less expensive), or a refund. These options don’t apply for minor changes. Examples of minor changes include, but are not limited to, change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard, temporary withdrawal of facilities or seasonal unavailability of amenities. Cancellation We will not cancel your travel arrangements less than four weeks before your departure date, except for reasons beyond our control (also known as force majeure) or failure by you to pay the final balance. If your holiday is cancelled you can either have a refund or accept an offer of alternative accommodation of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). Any amendment or cancellation fees you incur in terms of other arrangements you have made with other providers under separate contracts are not claimable from us. Please note that if a change or cancellation occurs because of circumstances beyond our control, for example as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, war, riot, industrial dispute, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, flood, epidemic or pandemic illness and all similar situations we will have no further liability to you. No compensation, costs, damages, losses, expenses or any other sums, including the cost of securing alternative transport or accommodation will be paid by us.

14. BEHAVIOUR: When you book a holiday with us, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the stay of any party member(s) whose behaviour is such, in our reasonable opinion, as to cause or to be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will then apply and no refund will be given. Furthermore, we shall be under no obligation whatsoever to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation) you may occur as a result of your stay being terminated. In addition, you agree to fully reimburse any accommodation provider concerned for the cost of any damage you cause to the accommodation in which you are staying before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must also indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (including all legal costs) made against us by the accommodation provider or any third party as a result.

15. FINANCIAL PROTECTION: The monies you pay to us for your holiday are protected by means of an ABTA bond provided by Travel & General Insurance Services Limited. This means that, if in the unlikely event of our insolvency your holiday can't be provided, you will receive your money back or, if your stay has started, arrangements will be made for you to be able to continue as planned.

16. DATA PROTECTION: Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Our policy can be viewed at www.colletts.co.uk

17. ABTA: We are a Member of ABTA, membership number W6883. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of notifying us of your complaint; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved.

18. SKI SAFARI: Your guide, itinerary and accommodation shall be supplied by MSA srl trading as Arabba Holidays, for which Collett's Limited acts as an agent. Consequently each Ski Safari is neither run nor controlled by Collett's Limited and we are therefore not responsible/liable for its provision or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by Arabba Holidays. You therefore acknowledge that Collett's Limited acts as the disclosed agent of Arabba Holidays, and you agree that in the unlikely event that you need to make a claim, you shall make this against Arabba Holidays, and not Collett's Limited.

19. CONDITIONS OF SUPPLIERS : Many of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. This is particularly relevant to all our “Point to Point” holidays where your transport (unless provided by us), accommodation and food will be supplied by third parties (whose identities are available at www.colletts.co.uk/thirdparties) and for whom Collett's Limited acts as an agent. You therefore acknowledge that Collett’s Limited acts as the disclosed agent of these third party suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from us or the supplier concerned.

20. LIFT CLOSURES: We will not be held responsible for the closure of lifts during the winter season for any reason. In the event of lack of snow, we cannot be held liable, but will endeavour to make mutually suitable arrangements, and these may incur additional costs to you.

21. EXCURSIONS: Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday or contracted arrangements provided by us. All excursions are supplied by third party suppliers and are subject to their own terms and conditions. They do not form part of your holiday and are not governed by the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations 1992. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.

22. DELAYED TRAVEL: Collett’s can take no responsibility for repercussions concerning delayed flights or other travel arrangements. If your flight, bus or train is delayed, your allocated transfer will wait for up to 60 minutes – but no longer. We cannot wait any longer because our drivers are on time limits. So, if the delay exceeds 60 minutes, we either (1) allocate you to a later Collett’s transfer free of charge subject to seats being available or (2) in the event of there not being a later transfer, we will endeavour to book you a taxi transfer, although this will be at your expense. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in the event of your transfer being delayed due to the delayed flight of other guests.

23. PASSPORT, VISA & IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS : Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements.

24. ACCURACY: (i) We make every effort to give accurate information on our website but cannot be liable to you in the event of changes, which occur after information has been published on the website; and (ii) Any view expressed on the website is the personal view of a member of our staff. Whilst our staff will express personal opinions based on first-hand knowledge of the resort, the final choice of holiday remains yours. We will not accept responsibility for any verbal statement made by a member of our staff unless it is confirmed in writing prior to the start date of your holiday with us.

25. COMPLAINTS: In the unlikely event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any of the services provided during your holiday, the matter must be reported immediately to our resort manager who will endeavour to put things right. You should also try to find a solution whilst you're on holiday. Unless the opportunity for rectification of complaints is given to our resort manager whilst you are in the resort, we will not accept responsibility at a later date. We will not accept liability for complaints unless a complaint form has been obtained from the resort manager by you, and then completed and signed by both you and the resort manager. If we are unable to resolve the complaint satisfactorily during your stay, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to Tom Collett at 3a Market Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HQ giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. We will not accept liability for complaints made outside this period. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. If you fail to follow the requirement to report your complaint in resort we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify it and this may affect your rights under this booking. Please also see clause 17 above on ABTA.

26. DISPUTES: Any dispute or claim arising out of this contract that can't be settled between us can be referred by you to ABTA’s dispute resolution (see clause 17) or court.

27. JURISDICTION: You agree that the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction and that English law shall apply.

28. FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE TRAVEL ADVICE: You should always check FCO advice on travel to the country you are visiting prior to travelling at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

29. WEBSITE DISCLAIMER:The information contained on www.colletts.co.uk ('our website') is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Collett’s Mountain Holidays and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to our website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on our website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of our website. Through our website you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. Every effort is made to keep our website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, our website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Booking Conditions

1. CONTRACT: Please read these booking conditions carefully as they, together with the specific information in your booking confirmation, form an important part of your contract with Collett's Limited (company number : 03467538 whose registered office is at Market House, 10 Market Walk, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JZ) trading as Collett's Mountain Holidays.

2. PRICES: We reserve the right to alter any of our advertised prices. Our prices were set on 31 October 2019, and the reference exchange rate was 1.159 (as published by the Financial Times). You will be advised of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. All prices quoted are fully inclusive of non-optional charges.

3. SUPPLEMENTS: We reserve the right to apply a supplement to your holiday after you have booked in the event of increases to the costs of supplying your holiday, which might result from changes in the cost of fuel or other power sources, accommodation costs, costs of compliance with local rules and laws, exchange rate fluctuations and/or government action (including changes in any levels of taxation such as VAT). Supplements will not be applied within 20 days of your arrival date.

4. MAKING A BOOKING AND PAYMENT: When you have chosen your accommodation and you make a request to us to book it, you must pay a deposit of £100 (or £150 for our Ski Safari, Camino de Santiago, Kitzbuhel to Cortina, Mountains to the Med, and all Hut to Hut holidays), or if you are booking within 8 weeks of your arrival date the full cost of the booking. Your booking is only confirmed and a contract between us will only exist when a) your party leader has ticked the box on our client portal confirming that they accept our terms and conditions; b) we have received in cleared funds a deposit of £100 or £150 (as appropriate) per person; and c) we have issued our confirmation by email. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately.

5. FINAL BALANCES: If you have paid a deposit, the ‘final balance’ of the cost of your holiday is due 56 days (8 weeks) before departure. If the balance is not received on time, we will remind you that it is overdue. If you then do not pay within 7 days of this reminder we reserve the right to cancel your booking and retain your deposit.

6. INSURANCE: It is essential that you take out adequate and valid insurance, which should include (without limitation) cover against the cost of cancellation by you, assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness, and third party liability for injury and damage. We recommend that your policy is as extensive as our recommended insurance policy, details of which can be found on our website. Insurance premiums in respect of travel insurance purchased from us are non-refundable and non-transferable.

7. BOOKING CHANGES: After our confirmation has been issued, any requests for changes must be sent to us in writing by e-mail or post, by the person that made the booking. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your request but we will try to do so. If you change the number in your party, the accommodation price will be re-calculated. If the party size is reduced, this is likely to mean the remaining members paying more due to under-occupancy.

8. CANCELLATIONS: If you want to cancel your booking, the person who made the booking must send this in writing to us, by email or post. You will be charged a cancellation fee as follows: If you cancel (this is the date on which we receive your written notice of cancellation during the hours of 9am to 5.30pm):

More than 57 days before your arrival date: deposit only;
Between 56 and 43 days before your arrival date: 25%;
Between 42 and 29 days before your arrival date: 50%; and
Within 28 days of arrival date: 100%
Charges are shown as a percentage of your total holiday cost (including any excursions).

9. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR BOOKING: When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. This means that you are responsible for making all payments due, notifying us if any changes or cancellations are required and for receiving the confirmation and keeping your party informed.

10. OUR LIABILITY, CONDITIONS of CARRIAGE & LIMITATIONS: (a) Our obligations, in providing any accommodation or service included in your holiday, are to take reasonable skill and care to arrange for the provision of such accommodation or services. Therefore, providing we have selected our providers with reasonable care and skill, we will have no liability to you for anything that happens at the accommodation or any acts or omissions of the provider or other service providers. We will also have no liability in the following situations: (i) where the accommodation or services cannot be provided as booked due to circumstances beyond our control or which amount to "force majeure" (including, without limitation, terrorist activity, natural disasters and adverse weather conditions); (ii) where you incur any loss or damage that could not have been foreseen at the time of your booking, based on the information provided by you; (iii) where you incur any loss or damage that relates to any business activity; (iv) where any loss or damage relates to any services which do not form part of our contract with you. (b) Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of 2 times the cost of your holiday with us. We shall have no liability where the cause of the failure to provide, or failure in, your holiday or any death or personal injury you may suffer is not due to any fault on our part or that of our agents or suppliers, because it is either attributable to you, or attributable to someone unconnected with your holiday and is unforeseeable or unavoidable, or is due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which neither we, nor our agents or suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled. We will only accept liability for negligent acts or omissions of our employees, suppliers, sub-contractors, servants or agents providing they were at the time undertaking work authorised by us. (c) Our liability will also be limited: in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to the contractual terms of the companies that provide us with third party services (such as accommodation and transport) and these terms are incorporated into this contract; and by any relevant international conventions which apply to, or govern, any of the accommodation or services included in your holiday with us. Other than as set out above, and as is detailed elsewhere in these booking conditions, we shall have no legal liability whatsoever to you for any loss or damage.

11. ROOM ALLOCATIONS: All accommodation is allocated by us. We will not accept liability for any complaints based on one bedroom being deemed less attractive than another on account of its size, views, character and/or location. The provision of a bedroom with a balcony will only be guaranteed if a balcony is requested verbally at the time of booking by you, then, if available, in writing on the booking form and finally confirmed in writing by us. We reserve the right to change your accommodation, provided the accommodation allocated is of the same or superior category to that originally booked.

12. SPECIAL REQUESTS: Any specific requests by you, such as matters concerning diet or allergies, must be advised to us on the booking form. Whilst endeavouring to fulfil all such requests, we shall not be liable to you if we fail to do so.

13. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR BOOKING: We may occasionally have to make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Changes If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of accepting the change of accommodation, or you can take any alternative accommodation we are able to offer you (you will pay the increase in cost if the replacement is advertised at a higher price than your original booking, or receive a refund of the difference if it is less expensive), or a refund. These options don’t apply for minor changes. Examples of minor changes include, but are not limited to, change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard, temporary withdrawal of facilities or seasonal unavailability of amenities. Cancellation We will not cancel your travel arrangements less than four weeks before your departure date, except for reasons beyond our control (also known as force majeure) or failure by you to pay the final balance. If your holiday is cancelled you can either have a refund or accept an offer of alternative accommodation of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). Any amendment or cancellation fees you incur in terms of other arrangements you have made with other providers under separate contracts are not claimable from us. Please note that if a change or cancellation occurs because of circumstances beyond our control, for example as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, war, riot, industrial dispute, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, flood, epidemic or pandemic illness and all similar situations we will have no further liability to you. No compensation, costs, damages, losses, expenses or any other sums, including the cost of securing alternative transport or accommodation will be paid by us.

14. BEHAVIOUR: When you book a holiday with us, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the stay of any party member(s) whose behaviour is such, in our reasonable opinion, as to cause or to be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will then apply and no refund will be given. Furthermore, we shall be under no obligation whatsoever to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation) you may occur as a result of your stay being terminated. In addition, you agree to fully reimburse any accommodation provider concerned for the cost of any damage you cause to the accommodation in which you are staying before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must also indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (including all legal costs) made against us by the accommodation provider or any third party as a result.

15. FINANCIAL PROTECTION: The monies you pay to us for your holiday are protected by means of an ABTA bond provided by Travel & General Insurance Services Limited. This means that, if in the unlikely event of our insolvency your holiday can't be provided, you will receive your money back or, if your stay has started, arrangements will be made for you to be able to continue as planned.

16. DATA PROTECTION: Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Our policy can be viewed at www.colletts.co.uk

17. ABTA: We are a Member of ABTA, membership number W6883. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of notifying us of your complaint; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved.

18. SKI SAFARI: Your guide, itinerary and accommodation shall be supplied by MSA srl trading as Arabba Holidays, for which Collett's Limited acts as an agent. Consequently each Ski Safari is neither run nor controlled by Collett's Limited and we are therefore not responsible/liable for its provision or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by Arabba Holidays. You therefore acknowledge that Collett's Limited acts as the disclosed agent of Arabba Holidays, and you agree that in the unlikely event that you need to make a claim, you shall make this against Arabba Holidays, and not Collett's Limited.

19. CONDITIONS OF SUPPLIERS : Many of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. This is particularly relevant to all our “Point to Point” holidays where your transport (unless provided by us), accommodation and food will be supplied by third parties (whose identities are available at www.colletts.co.uk/thirdparties) and for whom Collett's Limited acts as an agent. You therefore acknowledge that Collett’s Limited acts as the disclosed agent of these third party suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from us or the supplier concerned.

20. LIFT CLOSURES: We will not be held responsible for the closure of lifts during the winter season for any reason. In the event of lack of snow, we cannot be held liable, but will endeavour to make mutually suitable arrangements, and these may incur additional costs to you.

21. EXCURSIONS: Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday or contracted arrangements provided by us. All excursions are supplied by third party suppliers and are subject to their own terms and conditions. They do not form part of your holiday and are not governed by the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations 1992. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.

22. DELAYED TRAVEL: Collett’s can take no responsibility for repercussions concerning delayed flights or other travel arrangements. If your flight, bus or train is delayed, your allocated transfer will wait for up to 60 minutes – but no longer. We cannot wait any longer because our drivers are on time limits. So, if the delay exceeds 60 minutes, we either (1) allocate you to a later Collett’s transfer free of charge subject to seats being available or (2) in the event of there not being a later transfer, we will endeavour to book you a taxi transfer, although this will be at your expense. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in the event of your transfer being delayed due to the delayed flight of other guests.

23. PASSPORT, VISA & IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS : Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements.

24. ACCURACY: (i) We make every effort to give accurate information on our website but cannot be liable to you in the event of changes, which occur after information has been published on the website; and (ii) Any view expressed on the website is the personal view of a member of our staff. Whilst our staff will express personal opinions based on first-hand knowledge of the resort, the final choice of holiday remains yours. We will not accept responsibility for any verbal statement made by a member of our staff unless it is confirmed in writing prior to the start date of your holiday with us.

25. COMPLAINTS: In the unlikely event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any of the services provided during your holiday, the matter must be reported immediately to our resort manager who will endeavour to put things right. You should also try to find a solution whilst you're on holiday. Unless the opportunity for rectification of complaints is given to our resort manager whilst you are in the resort, we will not accept responsibility at a later date. We will not accept liability for complaints unless a complaint form has been obtained from the resort manager by you, and then completed and signed by both you and the resort manager. If we are unable to resolve the complaint satisfactorily during your stay, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to Tom Collett at 3a Market Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HQ giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. We will not accept liability for complaints made outside this period. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. If you fail to follow the requirement to report your complaint in resort we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify it and this may affect your rights under this booking. Please also see clause 17 above on ABTA.

26. DISPUTES: Any dispute or claim arising out of this contract that can't be settled between us can be referred by you to ABTA’s dispute resolution (see clause 17) or court.

27. JURISDICTION: You agree that the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction and that English law shall apply.

28. FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE TRAVEL ADVICE: You should always check FCO advice on travel to the country you are visiting prior to travelling at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

29. WEBSITE DISCLAIMER:The information contained on www.colletts.co.uk ('our website') is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Collett’s Mountain Holidays and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to our website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on our website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of our website. Through our website you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. Every effort is made to keep our website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, our website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Thank you for making an enquiry for a point-to-point walking holiday in Corsica.

You will receive a confirmation by email, please check your junk email folder in case and mark enquiries@_colletts.co.uk as a safe sender.

Kelly, Pete or George will check on our availability and your specific requirements and get back to you with regards to your enquiry as soon as possible. If you need an immediate response please call 01799 513331 (if calling from outside the UK please call +44 1799 513331 or from the U.S. call 011 44 1799 513331).

A week of hiking In Corsica on a breathtaking section of an inspirational coast-to-coast trail

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Thank you for making an enquiry for our point-to-point trek from Kitzbuhel to Cortina.

You will receive a confirmation by email, please check your junk email folder in case and mark enquiries@_colletts.co.uk as a safe sender.

Kelly, Pete or George will check on our availability and your specific requirements and get back to you with regards to your enquiry as soon as possible. If you need an immediate response please call 01799 513331 (if calling from outside the UK please call +44 1799 513331 or from the U.S. call 011 44 1799 513331).