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Walking Holidays ~ a unique formula from a genuine specialist

Self-Guide - Join Organised Walks - or do a mix of both in Europe's most majestic mountains
Also ~ Flower Walks, Painting Strolls, Glacier Treks, Via Ferrata, Cycling...

Arrive & Depart Any Day – Fly-Drive, Self-Drive or Airport Transfers

Walking Holidays with Collett's
Idyllic Gentle Walks and Strolls
Breathtaking walks for the moderate walker
High Level Walking in the Picos de Europa with Collett's
Hiking in the Pyrenees
Europe's best floral sites
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Painting Holidays in Italy
Road Cycling Holidays in Italy
World War I Walks
Via Ferrata
Guided Glacier and Summit Via Ferrata Treks
Mountain Biking, Paragliding, Horseriding, Canyoning, Rafting & more
Neuschwanstein Castle, Austrian Alps
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Collett's Special Interest Walking Holidays
Hike the Camino de Santiago
Hut to Hut Hiking in the Dolomites
High level walking in the Pyrenees with Collett's

Pyrenees or Dolomites? Austrian Alps or Picos de Europa?

Can’t decide where to go for your walking holiday? Compare our destinations below.

Our five walking holiday destinations are unquestionably majestic. Primarily, they have been selected for the quality of the walking – whether you opt for idyllic gentle strolls or dramatic high level hikes – whether you self-guide or join our organised walks. Either way, a Collett’s walking holiday will expose you to (1) the best walks our destinations have to offer (2) the most captivating mountain scenery, (3) the most spectacular flora and fauna and (4) a wealth of fascinating alpine culture and history. Even so, we accept this might not help you choose your destination. We have therefore set out below a chart, which contains ‘nuts and bolts’ criteria that will hopefully help you identify the best destination for your walking holiday in Europe. Download a printable version of Collett’s Mountain Holidays Resort Comparison here.

Dolomites - Italy
Alta Badia in the South Tyrol
Italy
June to Sept
Arrive & Depart Anyday

  • Half Board Accommodation
    Chalet Angelo, Corvara
    Chalet Verena, Corvara
    Chalet Haus Valentin, Badia
    3* Hotel Melodia, Badia
    4* Hotel Panorama, Corvara

  • Self Catering Accommodation
    Apartments
    Superior Apartments
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    The Walking

    Self Guide -or- Walk With Us
    Easy
    Moderate
    Hard
    Excellent Waymarking

  • Daily Organised Walks
    Daily (except Wednesdays)
    Optional & Free of Charge
    1 x Easier/Moderate Walks
    1 x Harder/Higher Level Walk
    1 x Flower Walk (June & July)
    1 x Painting Stroll
    1 x Road Cycling Tour
    1 x War Walk (Aug/Sept)
  • Destination Highlights The Dolomites!
    Flora & Fauna
    The Huts (Rifugios)
    WWI Sites & Walks
    The Enrosadira
    Cortina & Tyrolean Villages
    UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Other ActivitiesVia Ferrata
    Paragliding
    Horse riding
    Swimming Lake (Corvara)
    Swimming Pool (La Villa)
    Mountain Biking
    High ropes
    Climbing (wall and rock)
    Rafting
    Golf

  • Places of InterestBolzano & the Iceman
    (car essential)
    Cortina
    Brunico
  • Special Interest HolidaysSelf Guided Hut to Hut
    Itineraries
    Late June – mid Sept
  • Car Required?Good for non drivers
    Good network of public buses
    Cablecars regularly used
    Numerous walks from the 'door'
    Car guarantees access to all walks, activities and places of interest
  • Travel OptionsSelf Drive
    Calais – 14hrs
    Fly Drive
    Venice 3hrs
    Treviso 3hrs
    Innsbruck 2hrs
    Verona 3 ½ hrs
    Milan 5hrs
    Munich 4hrs

    Airport transfers
    Venice Marco Polo & Treviso


  • Airport Transfer DetailsDaily Airport Transfers
    Venice Marco Polo
    Treviso
  • Dual stay
    In another Collett's resort?
    Ehrwald (3hrs)
    Matrei (2hrs)
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    City Break Options

    Venice
    Verona
    Innsbruck

Hohe Tauern - Austria
Matrei in the East Tyrol
Austria
June to Sept
Arrive & Depart Anyday
$11/ month

  • Half Board Accommodation
    3* Hotel Hinteregger, Matrei





  • Self Catering Accommodation
    Apartments

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    The Walking

    Self Guide -or- Walk With Us
    Easy
    Moderate
    Hard
    Excellent Waymarking

  • Daily Organised Walks
    Daily (except Wednesdays)
    Optional & Free of Charge
    1 x Easier/Moderate Walk
    1 x Harder/Higher Level Walk




  • Destination Highlights Austria’s Highest Peak
    Austria’s 4th Highest Peak
    Flora & Fauna
    High Lakes & Tarns
    Waterfalls
    UNESCO World Heritage Centre

  • Other ActivitiesKlettersteig / Via Ferrata (limited)
    Via Ferrata Park
    Mountain Biking
    Crazy Golf
    Swimming Pool (openair)
    Horse riding
    Paragliding
    Rafting



  • Places of InterestKitzbuhel
    Lienz
    Hohe Tauern
    National Park Museum
  • Car Required?Good for non drivers
    Excellent Wanderbus service for walkers
    Car recommended before 20/6 & after 11/9
    Cablecars can be used

  • Travel OptionsSelf Drive
    Calais – 13hrs
    Fly Drive
    Salzburg 2 ¼ hrs
    Munich 3 ½ hrs
    Innsbruck 2 ½ hrs

    Airport transfers
    Salzburg





  • Airport Transfer DetailsFriday & Sunday only
    Salzburg

  • Dual stay
    In another Collett's resort?
    Dolomites (2hrs)
    Ehrwald (3 ¼ hrs)
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    City Break Options

    Munich
    Salzburg

Zugspitz Arena - Austria
Ehrwald in the North Tyrol
Austria
May to Sept
Arrive & Depart Anyday
$11/ month

  • Half Board Accommodation
    4* Hotel Sonnenspitze, Ehrwald





  • Self Catering Accommodation
    Apartments
    Superior Apartments
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    The Walking

    Self Guide -or- Walk With Us
    Easy
    Moderate
    Hard
    Excellent Waymarking

  • Daily Organised Walks
    Daily (except Wednesdays)
    Optional & Free of Charge
    1 x Easier/Moderate Walk
    1 x Harder/Higher Level Walk




  • Destination Highlights Germany’s Highest Peak
    Flora & Fauna
    Lakes & Tarns
    Bavarian Castles
    Garmisch & Innsbruck
    Alms (Mountain Huts)

  • Other ActivitiesKlettersteig / Via Ferrata
    Swimming Pool indoor/outdoor
    Mountain Biking
    Paragliding
    Rafting & kayaking
    Canyoning
    Climbing (indoor and sport)
    Summer Tobogganing
    Spa at Langenfeld
    High Ropes
    Golf
  • Places of InterestGarmisch
    Innsbruck
    Neuschwanstein Castle
    Linderhof Castle
  • Car Required?Outstanding for non drivers
    Free local bus service
    Cablecars regularly used
    Numerous walks from the 'door'



  • Travel OptionsSelf Drive
    Calais – 11hrs
    Fly Drive
    Munich 2 hrs
    Memmingen 1 ¼ hrs
    Innsbruck 1hr

    Airport transfers
    Munich
    Train
    Connections from the UK
    or Munich to Ehrwald Zugspitzbahn


  • Airport Transfer DetailsThursday & Saturday only
    Munich

  • Dual stay
    In another Collett's resort?
    Dolomites (3hrs)
    Matrei (3 ¼ hrs)
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    City Break Options

    Munich
    Innsbruck

Picos de Europa - Spain
Potes in the Valle de Liébana
Spain
May to Sept
Arrive & Depart Anyday
$11/ month

  • Half Board Accommodation
    3* Hotel Posada El Corcal, Potes





  • Self Catering Accommodation
    Apartments

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    The Walking

    Self Guide -or- Walk With Us
    Easy
    Moderate
    Hard
    Good Waymarking

  • Daily Organised Walks
    Daily (except Wednesdays)
    Optional & Free of Charge
    1 x Easier/Moderate Walk
    1 x Harder/Higher Level Walk
    1 x Flower Walk (21 May - 9 Jun)


  • Destination Highlights Cares Gorge
    Fuente Dé
    Flora & Fauna
    Costa Verde
    Potes
    Basque Culture

  • Other ActivitiesSport Climbing
    Mountain Biking
    Rafting








  • Places of InterestPotes
    Costa Verde
    Asturias

  • Car Required?Car essential
    No public transport
    Fuenta Dé Cablecar used throughout the season



  • Travel OptionsSelf Drive
    Calais – 14hrs
    Brittany Ferry Mini Cruise
    Bilbao - 2 ½ hrs
    Santander – 1 ½ hrs

    Fly Drive
    Bilbao 2 ½ hrs
    Santander 1 ½ hrs






  • Dual stay
    In another Collett's resort?
    Pyrenees (4hrs)
    Camino de Santiago (3hrs)
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    City Break Options

    Bilbao
    Santander

Pyrenees - Spain
Panticosa in the Valle de Tena
Spain
June to Sept
Arrive & Depart Anyday
$11/ month

  • Half Board Accommodation
    3* Hotel Sabocos, Panticosa





  • Self Catering Accommodation
    Apartments

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    The Walking

    Self Guide -or- Walk With Us
    Easy/Moderate
    Moderate
    Hard
    Good Waymarking

  • Daily Organised Walks
    Daily (except Wednesdays)
    Optional & Free of Charge
    1 x Easier/Moderate Walk
    1 x Harder/Higher Level Walk
    1 x Flower Walk (4- 23 Jun)



  • Destination Highlights Ordesa & Monte Perdido
    UNESCO World Heritage Centre
    Pic du Midi (Parc National)
    Flora & Fauna (Birds!)
    Walk in France & Spain
    GR11

  • Other ActivitiesSwimming Pool (Openair)
    Mountain Biking
    Horse riding
    Canyoning
    High ropes
    Kayaking and Canoeing





  • Places of InterestSan Juan de la Peña Monestery
    The conglomerate rock formations at Mallos de Riglos
    Petit Train d’Artouste
  • Special Interest HolidaysHike the GR11
    3-10 September
    10-17 September
  • Car Required?Car advisable for self guiders
    No public transport
    Panticosa Cablecar used in peak season



  • Travel OptionsSelf Drive
    Calais - 12hrs
    Brittany Ferry Mini Cruise
    Bilbao - 4 hrs
    Santander - 5 hrs

    Fly Drive
    Zaragoza 2hrs
    Pau 2hrs
    Tarbes-Lourdes 2hrs
    Biarritz 3 ½ hrs
    Toulouse 4 hrs

    Airport transfers
    Pau, Lourdes, Zaragoza
  • Airport Transfer DetailsSaturdays
    Pau, Lourdes and Zaragoza

  • Dual stay
    In another Collett's resort?
    Picos (4hrs)
    Camino de Santiago (3 ½ hrs)
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    City Break Options

    Barcelona