First time I’d used this type of holiday and was not disappointed. Everything ran on rails from start to finish. The walking was spectacular and the views amazing, even in the snow! Accommodation was spot on with great food and comfortable sleeping arrangements.
The maps and route guides made things very easy and still gave you enough latitude to do your own thing at times.
As an introduction to using mountain huts and getting up to 3000 metres this adventure was just right. If you wanted to exert yourself a bit more and cover more distance then you would find it rather too easy.
Having said that for my daughter and I it gave us time to enjoy the experience of mountain walking and get to know one another a lot more.
Already planning our next adventure.
My third walking holiday, been ski ing with the family with colletts out of Arraba many times, the formula is just right, going to Corvara for christmas, we know what to expect and as important don’t have to organise athing
Booked with you before and always had a good time previously. I don't know where you manage to get your staff from but they are the friendliest, funniest, most helpful and relaxed group of people we've ever walked with. Thank you Ollie, Jo, Sandy and Flee for an amazing holiday.
Many things make this trip outstanding. The tricky but enjoyable central sections of the GR11, the mountains, the lakes, the marmots, the accommodation, food & wine. The group size of eight clients and four Collett's staff (I understand this is normally three) was also perfect. However the biggest single factor that made this trip outstanding was the Collett's staff - Flee, Jo, Olly & Sandy were not only terrific in terms of performing their duties but every day they each went above & beyond and provided exceptional customer service, were very friendly & attentive and they were so considerate towards any member of the group who was struggling on any particular day. I spent my last day trying to figure out how to stay an extra week to repeat the routes... which is an indication of how much I enjoyed this trip.
I wholeheartedly recommend this trip. The walks were varied & were challenging without being overwhelming. The scenery was breathtaking. Hotel Sabacos was comfortable & friendly & the evening meals were excellent, often local specialities & all made from scratch. It was a pleasure & delight to be looked after by Sandy, Jo & Ollie who worked so hard to ensure our group got the most from our stay. Thank you to them, Sabacos staff & my fellow walkers for a wonderful week!
Just returned from a fantastic stay with Collett's in the Pyrenees. The hotel was brilliant and the hotel staff so helpful, friendly and professional. Panticosa and the Pyrenees is fantastic. We did the self-guided option and the staff at Collett's - Jo, Olly and Sandy - were great hosts and gave us detailed advice which enabled us to do some really dramatic and challenging hikes. They also went out of their way to give us lifts and show us Panticosa. I have hiked across the mountains of Europe and this was one of the best trips I have been on.
I stayed with you in the Dolomites last year and the hospitality of your "non-guides" was as outstanding as a remembered. Knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and just always eager to help...but none of it forced. A great combination with excellent non-guides. choice of hotel was also excellent with equally friendly and accommodating staff. Why Collett's? I travelled with you last year and had an excellent time, so once i decided to go hiking there was no other choice.
Value for money? Very much so. Excellent accommodation, well organised transfers not only to/from the airport, but also to/from hiking locations, and when I looked into the UK it was more expensive staying at home!
Previous year’s wonderful experience in the Dolomites. The customer service of your staff is what makes the hiking experience outstanding!
Just enjoyed a fabulous week walking the Collett's classics. This is the 2nd time we have holidayed with Collett's (Dolomites in 2018). Great location, lovely hotel and excellent food. No trouble catering for one of our friends (Ray) in the party who was 100% gluten free.
The walking was fabulous and even on the one rainy day Collett's arranged a magical ride up into the mountains on a little train pulled by a tractor - fabulous!
The Collett's crew of Sandy, Ollie and Jo were such good hosts. Not only did they organise practically everything for us but they were also great fun (we did have some laughs) and very knowledgeable. We will never forget the amazing evening in the village hall where we watched a Charlie Chaplin film 'The Gold Rush' with the music being played live and in perfect sync by a local pianist - wasn't expecting that! Some more great memories made!!
We wanted an 'easy' holiday with transfers, hotels and varied walking. We certainly got this and more with great and attentive Collett's staff, a really good hotel and stunning walks in the central, highest part of the Pyrenees. The Colletts staff were excellent with their attention to detail, great humour and calm approach. A really good holiday and many thanks to all concerned.