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(Walker's Haute Route) The Matterhorn (Tour du Mont Blanc) From Col de la Seigne (Alta Via 1) At Rifugio Nuvolau (Walker's Haute Route) In the Val de Bagnes (Tour du Mont Blanc) Chamonix from the South

Our walking and trekking holidays

Our four trip styles

Choose whether to go guided or self-guided, and in the Alps or the UK.

Screes at Forcella Ambrizzola on the Alta Via 1, Italian Dolomites

Striding out on the Tour du Mont Blanc, French Alps

The West Highland Way on Rannoch Moor, Scottish Highlands

Ridges of the Lakes in early-evening light, English Lake District

When can we go?

Our main season is the European summer, from July to mid-September. Our UK trips start a bit earlier, from April or May depending on the route.


Organising a group?

We love to arrange our trips for groups - walking clubs, groups of friends, extended families and more. If you'd like to bring your group to the Alps then please ask us about our service. We've described a little of it here:


Is there still time?

A year in advance, or a few weeks - we try to cater for all requests. The more notice the better, and we reckon on at least two weeks, but we do our best to fit in last minute holidays. So if you have time for a trip and if your route is in season, just let us know!

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Alpine Exploratory provides a uniquely detailed and up-to-date coverage of trekking routes in the Alps and the UK. This knowledge lets us book superb holidays for our enthusiastic trekkers.

We are a small team based in Edinburgh in the UK. 2016 will be our 12th Summer in the Alps and the 10th on our UK routes.

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