As this was our first time with Collett's and to the Zugspitz Arena. We were not sure what to expect, we were not disappointed as the holiday lived up to our expectations and more! Many thanks to the caring team who looked after us superbly: from organizing the walks, adapting the routes to our ability, and their friendliness throughout. From our first evening we were chatting and getting to know the other guests and enjoyed their company during the walks and evening meals.
The scenery was breathtaking and when the going got tough we were able to rest and recuperate at the 'huttes' with magnificent views. As well as the walks, Tim introduced an e-bike tour (a great highlight) which meant we were able to explore further, and go up hills with minimum of effort! I hope Tim will continue this added tour for future guests.
We will certainly look at doing another Collett's holiday.
Lovely walks and views with great company from all parts of the globe, both near and far. Dani and the team were excellent and helpful and we miss them telling us what bus to catch, which hill to climb, what to have for lunch, when to have more red wine (always). Stress levels were reduced brilliantly and we miss Tina.
Having recently returned from Chalet Roch in Corvara and Hotel Hinteregger in Matrei, I'd like to thank the staff in those locations for continuing to provide the winning formula for which Collett's are renowned. It certainly takes the pain out of organising a holiday for a mixed ability group.
The salad bar in the Gran Fanes restaurant will live long in the memory, and the friendly welcome from the local staff as well as the Collett's staff at both locations was, as usual, faultless.
Apologies to the Colletts team in Ehrwald for the slow feedback, mainly due to filling out insurance claims for a damaged hire car (not done by us!) and a German speeding ticket (who said you could drive as fast as you want in Germany!), but all that is another story!
I think this is our summer trip 18 but starting to lose count. As usual the Collett's kids (albeit Cam & Danni don't quite fit into that age bracket!) were a great bunch and provided many great new hikes during our weeks stay. Hotel in Ehrwald always a superb standard and the afternoon cakes are well deserved. Yet again more new friendships were formed with other guests and copious amounts of laughter around the evening meal table ensued.
People often say why do we always go with the same company, the answer is easy - where else can you fully guarantee a great week (this year was even better with continuous sunshine), or as the saying goes - if it ain't bust then don't fix it!
See you next year folks!
Lots of lovely organised walks, plus great advice on self-guiding from Dani, Cam and the team. For hardier walkers there is plenty of scope for pushing your limits, and we returned home well satisfied (if tired).
We didn't hire a car this time and didn't need to. The train from Munich Airport worked well and is incredibly cheap!