Trail Walking Holidays - Pyrenean Peaks - GR11 - Camino de Santiago
Spain's Magnificent North Coast
7 Nights Self Guiding
San Sebastian to Guernica
Choose any dates between
May & October
The best of the high Spanish Pyrenees
Dedicated Walking Weeks
on the renowned GR11
2 - 9 Sept or 9 - 16 Sept 2017
Saturday to Saturday
The best Pyrenean Peaks & Passes
Outstanding High Level Walks
For Stronger Walkers
14-21 Jul, 11-18 Aug, 15-22 Sept 2018
Saturday to Saturday
In pictures – Trail Walking Holidays with Collett's
Great accommodation. The team of guides were excellent. They provided details clearly and were very cooperative, pleasant and encouraging. Though only two of us were there for two days but they went with us on hikes and maintained the pace. Ride to the local train station was also very much appreciated!
My husband and I recently did the Northern Dolomites hut to hut self guided trip. We had no issues for any logistics during our vacation. The staff at Collett's was super responsive and well organized. We provided feedback on some “finer points” that we felt could be improved but they are minor and only icing on the cake...we would (Read more...)
We have had the most wonderful holiday walking the Pyrenean Peaks.
Cat and her team were all terrific and enthusiastic and keen to help us enjoy the Pyrenees as much as they do.
We certainly benefitted from their knowledge of the walks. It is impressive that they go and explore other walks/peaks on their day off.
Thank you very much indeed!
I just want to thank you and your Team in Corvara for assisting my wife and I in having a fantastic holiday in the Dolomites and a great way to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary. Since our first visit in 1990, this was our 4th and probably the best! Apart from a bit of poor weather (to be expected in any mountain environment) (Read more...)
This was our 6th trip with Colletts and we were not disappointed. The Pyrenees were amazing and the organisation was up to their normal high standard. If your looking for a challenge then this is it.
This was an outstanding holiday overall, The overall holiday style offered perfectly for me and I think the flexibility works really well for people with different abilities and objectives for their stay.
The Haus Valentin was delightful and very well located. I particularly want to commend the staff who were always friendly, inform(Read more...)
We did the Grand Tour of the Alta Badia. All the organisation from Collett's was perfect - From the initial conversation a few months ago, to the info pack sent out a couple of weeks before the trip, to the actual bookings and rifugios themselves. It couldn't have gone more smoothly. The dolomites are such a special area. You sure do (Read more...)
A truly great holiday made better by the dedication and enthusiasm of Sonny, Anna and Emily in the Picos. There is no doubt that we will travel with you again. Many thanks.
I had an amazing time on recent trip to the Dolomites. Even though I certainly made life difficult for Beth and Pete by rearranging the times, losing the map and a host of other indiscretions they were always more than accommodating.
Loved the hike, accommodation was perfect, scenery spectacular, hike info and details provided was g(Read more...)
All Collett’s staff are excellent and those we met this year were particularly friendly and helpful, even with people arriving and leaving daily no one felt left out.
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 footwea(Read more...)
A very strenuous, but beautiful hike. The estimates trail times may be a bit (quite a bit) underestimated. Granted I'm no longer a young pup, but estimated hiking speeds equivalent of 2 to 3 km/hour is probably something 'wiser' folks may not want to assume/rely on in their day hike planning. The Refugios were a mix bag from 'tradit(Read more...)
We had a wonderful hut to hut hike in the Dolomites thanks to Collett's. They were always quick to respond to any questions/concerns as we made our plans... and I asked a lot of questions! At the first chalet in Badia we had time with staff to answer any questions about the daily hikes they had mapped out for us... then they served us(Read more...)
My holiday in Ehrwald was one of the best. First of all the knowledgeable and enthusiastic Collett's staff created an ambiance that was a pleasure to be involved in. The hotel was top class. Our room was spacious with lots of storage and all meals had a very wide range of good quality choices. The word that sprang to mind when standin(Read more...)
First walking holiday with Collett's. Stayed in Chalet Alpi and had a fantastic week walking around Corvara. Brilliant staff - special mention to Clare and Al for getting Annika up the climbs. I'm sure we'll be back for more. Scenery was breathtaking - as was the snow in late August. WWI walk and presentation added an extra dimension.(Read more...)
Very good holiday overall.
The walk leaders were very competent, friendly and professional. I couldn't fault them.
We were also very happy with the Hotel Sabocos.
Some of the walks were more strenuous than I had anticipated. I personally would have appreciated a greater choice of walks that were less demanding. Even the easiest of(Read more...)
We completed a 6 day tour of the Alta Badia and the route was spectacular every day. After speaking with other hikers in the huts I was so glad that Colletts had made our arrangements,others had difficulty booking for themselves.
Certainly worth paying the extra for private rooms as opposed to dorms.
Overall we had an excellent exp(Read more...)
As ever with a Collett’s holiday the staff were superb and the whole experience was fantastic. Lovely hotel (loved the menu translation each night) and really lovely walking made extra good by the friendly and helpful Cat, Monty, Cam and Abi. Beetroot sandwiches rule!
Just back from Ehrwald, our second holiday with Collett's.
We had a marvelous time in the beautiful Austrian Alps. The walks were fantastic, the range and choices excellent providing all levels of walking. We chose the hard / moderate and they were really great.
We were lucky to have good weather during our stay which made each (Read more...)
We enjoyed our Hut to Hut self guided 7 nights Central Dolomites and Sella Grand Tour in August 2018. From the time we arrived at Corvara we had excellent service and all the young staff were friendly and very helpful. Beth was extremely helpful with guiding us through our walk. Even during our walk we called Beth and she was very (Read more...)
What a wonderful week we had in Chalet Haus Valentin. Highlights - deep philosophical discussion, ridiculous childishness, excellent food, magnificent walks, tremendous company but, above all, hosting of the best standard from all of the Collett's walk organisers (just one of their many skills). Thank you Al, Ali, Greg, Helen, Max an(Read more...)
My first experience of a self-guided walking holiday (or indeed any type of organised walking holiday), and I would definitely consider further tours, with Collett's as my first port of call. Having someone knowledgeable create an itinerary and make all the accommodation arrangements is so convenient. The 3 night Zugspitz walk was a g(Read more...)
Brilliant at every stage of our trip.Really helpful with planning our hut to hut trip and booking the refugios. Then great advice for adding a few days on in an apartment at the end of our week some could do some via- ferrattas.
All staff were super helpful when we were in Corvara and made us feel very welcome, as well as answering(Read more...)
Everything was perfectly arranged - the gorgeous setting; the comfortable hotel with its endlessly welcoming staff; the expert and enthusiastic team to guide us on our walks; our fellow walkers, whom it was a pleasure to meet - all done with a relaxed, unstressful air.
Thank you, Colletts!
The Ciasa Roch was good, but we really missed the tea bar. The 5 day hut to hut hike was as good as expected. The accommodation was good, the scenery superb, although we did adjust the route to suit our particular interests on a day to day basis. Thanks Pete
Fantastic holiday, with some of best high Pyrenees walking one could wish for. Daily walks gave plenty of options for extensions and deviations with detailed local knowledge of conditions, exposure and difficulty. Took the guess work out of route finding and made sure we had a great day on the mountain everyday, getting the very bes(Read more...)
Wonderful way to have a walking trip where we could pick out own level of difficulty. The staff was a joy to be with and very helpful. I am recommending Collett's to friends in the States.
Ehrwald was a perfect location!