Dave & Anne Gale

August 13, 2017

Hut to hotel
We booked ourselves on an “easy/moderate” grade 7 days Hut-to-Hut self-guided hiking holiday in the Dolomites in July. "Hut to hut" is a slight misnomer; "Hotel to hotel" would be more accurate. Armed with maps and daily route notes, overnight town plans (showing hotel’s position) and relevant bus timetables, it was difficult for us to go wrong. The scenery was spectacular and the local way-marking faultless. The single rifugio and the other four hotels selected by Colletts were all of high standard and offered excellent food (mostly four course dinners, some with complimentary wine) and comfortable accommodation. We were even able in the rifugio (at extra cost) to book a private room with shower and basin (but no toilet). The first and last nights were spent in a Colletts’ chalet. Given the itinerant nature of the holiday, the inclusive transfers to and from Venice airport were a particularly attractive feature of the Colletts’ package and were efficiently managed.