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Organised & Self-guided Walking with a Genuine Specialist
Hut to hut walking and trekking in Italy
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Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
Self Guided Hut to Hut hiking in the Italian Dolomites
Hut to Hut walking holidays
Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
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Self Guided Hut to Hut hiking in the Italian Dolomites
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Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
Hut to Hut walking holidays
Self Guided Hut to Hut hiking in the Italian Dolomites
Self Guided Hut to Hut Walking - Rifugio Tierser Alpl
Self Guided Hut to Hut Walking - Rifugio Tierser Alpl
Self Guided Hut to Hut hiking in the Italian Dolomites
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Hut to Hut walking holidays
Hut to Hut walking holidays
Hut to Hut walking holidays
Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
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Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
Hut to Hut Hikes and treks in Italy
Hut to hut in the Dolomites
Self Guided Hut to hut trekking with Collett's

Guest Information for Hut to Hut in the Dolomites

Summer in the Dolomites

With your self-guided hut to hut holiday fast approaching, you should have received your final pack of information in the post from us, including your route notes, maps and FAQs etc.
Please read the enclosed route notes in advance of your holiday. If you have any queries, please call us on 0044 (0)1799 513331 before your holiday – we want your holiday to be as smooth as possible and this is your chance to ask us questions and get clarity on every aspect of your arrangements.
Our aim is for you to be self-sufficient before you leave home; whilst our team in resort will welcome you and help you settle in, they will not be able to sit down and discuss the route at length.
For walking holiday insurance, please click here.

Arrival Day
Dolomites Handbook Information

Arrival Day

Guests with Airport Transfers – if you have booked an airport transfer, details of your pick-up and drop-off arrangements will have been sent to you by post. Please familiarise yourselves with the relevant instructions.

Guests Travelling Independently – If you are arriving in the Dolomites by car or public transport, please go to one of the following chalets, where you will be welcomed:

  • Haus Valentin – if your first night is in Badia.
  • Chalet Angelo – if your first night is in Chalet Angelo, Garni Ciadin or Hotel Panorama in Corvara.
  • Chalet Roch – if your first night is anywhere else in Corvara.

On Your Arrival – there will be a couple of administrative tasks to deal with – please have your passports to hand.

If you have luggage that you are not taking with you on your Hut to Hut itinerary, our team can provide labels and arrange for your bags to be taken to your final night’s accommodation.

On Your Return – On your return to the Alta Badia at the end of your trek, we will be expecting you. It is nice to know how you got on, but this is also a safety precaution to ensure you have returned safely. If you are not staying in a Collett’s chalet we completely understand that you may not wish to call by, but please could you therefore call a member of staff using the numbers provided, to let us know you have returned. Thank you.

Print these details

All of the information in the tabs ‘Arrival Day’, ‘A Night in a Hut’, ‘ Contact Details’ and ‘What to Pack’ can be downloaded as a PDF and printed from here. You can download and print driving directions here. You can also download and print extra disclaimers here. If you have any questions, please give us a call on 01799 513331.

A Night in a Hut
Dolomites Handbook Information

A Night in a Hut

Here is a quick summary of how the huts work. We hope it helps on your forthcoming holiday.

Check-In – This is generally done at the bar. You might have to present your Accommodation Itinerary. Find out what the dinner arrangements are, as they usually take your dinner order at least an hour before you sit down. Never go into sleeping areas with your boots on. Find a pair of hut slippers if you do not have your own – they are normally on racks in the main entrance area. If you need to dry clothes, they will show you the drying room or the best alternative.

Sleeping Arrangements & Washing – You will be allocated to a room or dormitory, where you can claim your bed or bunk. Make up your bed and get out toiletries/night clothes ready for later so that you are not rustling around in your rucksack when others are sleeping. If you are not carrying your own sleeping bag, we recommend you carry a sleeping bag liner for the duration of your trek. Personal storage space is limited, so keep things tidy and compact. We advise taking a shower asap, as hot water can be limited, although some huts only have hot water after a certain time in the afternoon. Some showers require tokens, which are available from the bar. Some huts have a lights-out time of around 10pm. Have a head torch with you if planning to read or if you are going to bed later than your roommates – they will not appreciate having the light switched on after they have gone to bed!

Tabs, Tap Water, Packed Lunches & Tipping – In most huts it is possible to run a tab for drinks etc., settling up on departure. You should ascertain if the tap water is drinkable, as sometimes it is not. Order your packed lunches in the evening so they have plenty of advanced warning. They do not take kindly to guests making packed lunches from the breakfast buffet. Tipping is not required or expected in any of the huts.

Print these details

All of the information in the tabs ‘Arrival Day’, ‘A Night in a Hut’, ‘ Contact Details’ and ‘What to Pack’ can be downloaded as a PDF and printed from here. You can download and print driving directions here. You can also download and print extra disclaimers here. If you have any questions, please give us a call on 01799 513331.

Contact

Contact Numbers and Addresses

BadiaCorvara
Collett's Mountain Holidays
Chalet Haus Valentin
Via Runcac 35
39036 Badia (BZ)
ITALIA
Google Map Link
0039 0471 839687
Collett's Mountain Holidays
Chalet Angelo
Via Sciuz 5
39033 Corvara in Badia (BZ)
ITALIA
Google Map Link
0039 0471 836765
Collett's Mountain Holidays
Chalet Roch
Strada Parüs, 1
39033 Corvara in Badia (BZ)
ITALIA
Google Map Link
0039 0471 836204
Hut to Hut Emergency contact - 0044 7403 998 511
Dolomites Resort Manager - 0044 7426 264 289 / 0039 3478 212 648
Collett's Mountain Holidays UK - 0044 (0) 1799 513331 Monday - Friday 9am-6pm / Saturday 9am-3pm
(Outside of these hours please call your chalet or the resort manager - thank you)

Click here to download our Contact Numbers and Addresses PDF for you to print if you don’t already have them.
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Packing Checklist
Dolomites Handbook Information

What to Pack

We recommend you prepare for your trip prior to your holiday by walking in the hills carrying the equipment you intend to carry whilst in the Dolomites. Once in Italy, any luggage you do not wish to take with you on your trek can be left with us and we will ensure it is waiting for you on your return to the Alta Badia.

Most of the equipment/clothing on the list below is typical British hill walking attire and most people will already own many items on the list. The emphasis is on being prepared for all weather conditions, whilst making your rucksack light enough to carry for successive days without being too much of a burden.

During the day

  • Strong, light and (most importantly) comfortable walking boots with good ankle support – if you are buying new boots for this trip, be sure to ‘break them in’ before you travel.
  • 35-40 litre rucksack
  • Light weight waterproof jacket and trousers – these should live in your rucksack permanently, as conditions in the mountains can change rapidly
  • A mid-layer fleece
  • A couple of lightweight, wicking base layers (depending on how much you mind smelling!) – long sleeves are better, as they will be warmer on cool days and can be pulled up on warmer days, or left down to give sun protection.
  • Another warm layer which can be put on during stops on cold days – down jacket or warm fleece are ideal
  • Lightweight and quick drying walking trousers – no jeans!
  • Warm gloves and hat
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Walking poles (if you use them – highly recommended when carrying a multi-day pack)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Water container (at least 2 litres)/thermos flask
  • Map case
  • Compass, whistle, torch, survival bag
  • Please note – cotton t-shirts or jeans should NOT be worn, as they provide absolutely no warmth once they are sweaty or wet from rain.

In the evening

Remember, almost everyone at the hut will have walked to get there, so they will be in much the same boat as you. You do not need your Sunday best! It is quite acceptable for people to remain in the clothes they have been wearing for the day. A change of clothes is naturally nice, particularly if the weather is poor. The more clothes you take, the more comfortable you will be, but the more you have to carry! Generally, a pair of trousers and 2 or 3 tops will suffice for a week. One essential piece of kit for an evening is a pair of hut slippers or flip flops, as walking boots are not allowed inside.

For dormitory accommodation

  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Ear plugs/eye mask
  • Headtorch/torch – essential to avoid turning on lights when going to bed later than others

General

  • Wash kit – (groups should consider sharing things like toothpaste, shower gel etc. In order to reduce weight)
  • Travel towel
  • Camera, charger and spare memory card
  • Plug adaptor
  • Sun cream & lip protection
  • Reference books (wild flowers etc)
  • Italian/german phrase book
  • Pack of cards/good book – there is often time to kill during an afternoon/evening
  • Slippers/hut shoes – though many huts provide these, you can’t beat your own!
  • Swim trunks/costume – accommodation on some tours have a sauna

Essential items

  • Passport
  • Insurance and ehic (e111) card
  • Medication you require
  • Mobile phone and charger – you can keep it switched off, but it is an invaluable piece of safety equipment and could save a life
  • Cash – your accommodation is paid for, but you will to pay for packed lunches, drinks, buses, cable cars/lifts, taxis etc. Many huts accept credit cards, but having some cash is generally essential

Print these details

All of the information in the tabs ‘Arrival Day’, ‘A Night in a Hut’, ‘ Contact Details’ and ‘What to Pack’ can be downloaded as a PDF and printed from here. You can download and print driving directions here. You can also download and print extra disclaimers here. If you have any questions, please give us a call on 01799 513331.

Directions
Dolomites Handbook Information

Before leaving home

Passport – Is it in date? Contact the passport office here if you need to renew your passport
Walking Holiday Insurance – Do you have any? Contact us on 01799 513331 or click here for details
Flight Check-in – Remember to print off your boarding pass
Baggage – Have you checked the size & weight of your baggage?
Book Airport Hotel – Click here
Book Airport Parking – Click here

Fly Drivers and Self Drivers

Hiring a car? Make sure you print your DVLA Licence Check Code – Click here for our information on what you need to do.
Driving Directions – Click here.
Guidelines on driving in Europe – Visit theaa.com

If you are self driving or hiring a car please print and refer to our Driving Directions here. If you have any questions about driving on the continent, please give us a call on 01799 513331.

Also, we would be grateful if you could let us know your estimated time of arrival in resort. Click here to submit your E.T.A.

Badia – All guests (whether staying in the Hotel Melodia or an apartment) should make their way to the Chalet Haus Valentin.
Corvara – All guests staying in Chalet Angelo or the Hotel Panorama should head to Chalet Angelo to check in, and guests staying at Chalet Roch or any other accommodation in Corvara should meet our staff at Chalet Roch.

Address for Sat Navs:

Chalet Haus Valentin
Via Runcac 35, I-39036 Badia
0039 0471 839687
www.bit.ly/Haus-Valentin-Directions for directions to Chalet Haus Valentin in Badia

Chalet Roch
Strada Parüs 1, I-39033 Corvara
0039 0471 836204
www.bit.ly/Directions-to-Roch for directions to Chalet Roch in Corvara

Chalet Angelo
Strada Sciuz 5, I-39033 Corvara
0039 0471 835738
www.bit.ly/Chalet-Angelo-Directions for directions to Chalet Angelo in Corvara

Collett’s Mountain Holidays UK: 0044 (0)1799 513331
(9am-6pm, Monday-Friday only)

Transfers & Arrival Day

If you have booked an Airport Transfer, you will be met by a member of our staff at the airport at a pre-arranged time. Details of transfer times are posted by Dee Collett in the form of a letter to the person who booked the holiday.

At Venice Marco Polo & Treviso Airports, we meet by the café in the Arrivals Hall – Transfer Time: 3½hrs.

Important Notes concerning Collett’s Transfers We try to keep ‘waiting at the airport’ to a minimum, but you have booked a transfer on the understanding that it is a possibility on both your day of arrival and departure. We are not offering a personal taxi service. Our transfer times are set to help us group people together from a number of different flights, both morning and afternoon. Waiting may also be caused by delayed flights – within reason. Please cancel your airport transfer and make your own plans if you are not happy with these arrangements, which by and large work very well.

On arrival in the Dolomites you will be welcomed and settled in. We place the emphasis on getting you settled in, relaxed (with a drink) and well fed, given access to relevent information regarding the next day’s itineraries.

Disclaimer & At Your Own Risk
Dolomites Handbook Information

Important – Disclaimer

On arrival, you will be asked to hand in the disclaimer sent by post.
This should be signed by all members of the party. This disclaimer is largely based on the ‘At your own Risk’ section in our guest information.
Download and print out the disclaimer here to sign and take with you

At Your Own Risk & Mountain Safety

Our staff organise various itineraries during your stay but they are are not qualified mountain or ski guides and you join them at your own risk – Click here to download and print out Organised & Self Guided Walks – At Your Own Risk & Mountain Safety

Everything you do during your stay in the Dolomites is done at your own risk. In the event of personal injury or death, we are not liable for efforts made by us to enhance your stay in the area, amongst which are our organised walks, other itineraries and the various printed and verbal suggestions concerning itineraries and routes that you will come across during your stay. It is a fact that mountainous areas and winter activities undertaken in the mountains are associated with personal injury and death. By coming to such an area with Collett’s Mountain Holidays or, indeed, independently, you are exposing yourself and your party to the (thankfully small) possibility of personal injury or death. In such an event, Collett’s Mountain Holidays will not be held responsible for your interest in mountainous areas and your involvement in winter mountain pursuits, which can occasionally have tragic consequences.

Your self guided hut to hut itineraries will be spent entirely at your own risk and it is important that you understand that whilst these routes are accurate at the time of writing, the situation on the ground may change and the itineraries rely on your sound judgement and decision making throughout.

Our self-guided hut to hut itineraries are put together on a basis of goodwill so that you might enjoy a route you may not otherwise have discovered having organised the itinerary yourself. It represents nothing more than the opportunity to go out on a beautiful walk in a part of this wonderful walking area, with the support of knowing that many of the logistics have been arranged for you.

It is a fact that mountains, mountainous areas and activities undertaken in them are associated with personal injury and death. By coming to such areas, you are exposing yourself and your party to the possibility of personal injury or even death. In such an event, Collett’s Mountain Holidays will not be held responsible for your interest in mountainous areas and your involvement in mountain pursuits, which can occasionally have tragic consequences.

It is important that you understand that these routes are put together using our extensive knowledge of the area, to provide a route which we believe will be enjoyable and realistic for people who decide that they have the appropriate level of fitness and ability in order to complete the itinerary safely. The information provided uses only marked paths which are in use at the time of writing, however, it is your responsibility to continually assess the suitability and safety of the route throughout the walk and to undertake any action necessary to avoid any terrain which each or any member of the group is not comfortable with. The route choice also assumes an ability to read maps and navigate competently.

It is the responsibility of each individual in the group to make an assessment of the information provided, and to make an informed decision about whether the itinerary is suitable for them.

Finally, during your holiday with Collett’s Mountain Holidays you act at your own risk on any ideas, information and opinions you might acquire from our walk organisers or from material prepared by us to help you get the most from the area.

Duty of Care

We put safety first but you are as responsible as we are!
You join our organised days out at your own risk, responsible for your own safety and as part of an autonomous group, in which each member has a Duty of Care to each other. Not being professionally responsible for you does not mean we turn a blind eye to safety, nor does it make us exempt from owing a duty of care to people joining our organised snowshoeing days, winter walks or downhill/cross-country ski days. We deem the safety of our staff and clients to be of unparalleled importance and we therefore take our own safety measures and endeavour to minimise the possibility of personal injury and death. We do this in line with legal requirements pertaining to duty of care.

As with any person or organisation involved with activities where there is a possibility of personal injury or death, the issue of duty of care is ever-present and, in the absence of a qualified guide in ‘non-professional’ activities anywhere in the world (whether organised by a company, club, university or even a friend) has a legal commitment to all involved. This commitment to others should therefore be at the heart of your decision when joining a particular organised winter walk, snowshoe itinerary or ski day, whilst also forming the basis of your behaviour during that particular excursion.

Click here to download and print out Organised & Self Guided Walks – At Your Own Risk & Mountain Safety.

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