Everything I Dreamt It Could Be... And More.
From the moment I reached out about planning a trip, to the last round of farewell beers at Valentin House in Badia, Collett's friendly, knowledgeable and efficient team delivered an amazing experience. Office staff was always quick to get back to us--whether my question was about potential dates, upcoming weather, appropriate footwear or cell phone service in the mountains. Our self-guided route was challenging but absolutely doable for our group of four experienced hiking women. The spectacular scenery--truly the most beautiful I've ever seen--certainly kept us motivated, as did the knowledge that cozy rifugios with plenty of beer, wine and hearty food awaited us at the end of every demanding day. My only suggestion: Getting started at our trailhead each day was often confusing since directions were vague. I know Collett's wants to keep it's daily itineraries to one two-sided sheet, but more detailed trailhead info would be really helpful. That's it! Amazing trip. Can't wait to do another.