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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

Self-guided walking holidays
Our 2017 programme in the Alps

Our 2017 season in the Alps runs from 1 July to 17 September, but many of our trips start later in July to guard against Spring snow. Our self-guided trips are available on your choice of dates; we don't have set start dates. Trek in the company of friends or family, or go solo.

Self-guided walking holiday
Trek across the Tyrol, for one week either side of Innsbruck and staying in hotels and huts
Austrian Tyrol
19 stages
Adlerweg East
Self-guided walking holiday
Walk half of the Adlerweg route, from St. Johann to Innsbruck through woods and over hills
Austrian Tyrol
11 stages, part of the ADL
Adlerweg West
Self-guided walking holiday
Walk the Western half of the Adlerweg with its bigger mountain days and valley scenes
Austrian Tyrol
8 stages, part of the ADL
Alpine Pass Route Central
Self-guided walking holiday
New for 2017 Cross strenuous cols in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, under the Eiger
Swiss Bernese Oberland
7 stages
Alpine Pass Route Weekend
Self-guided walking holiday
New for 2017 A short trip in three days from Meiringen to Grindelwald, Wengen and Murren
Swiss Bernese Oberland
3 stages, part of the APC
What does self-guided mean?
You guide yourself! We book your hotels and give you our routecards and maps. There is no leader and you are not in a group. You get straight to the best scenery and enjoy walking at your own pace.

Guided or self-guided?
Alta Via 1
Self-guided walking holiday
Trek from hut to hut in the Italian Dolomites on this classic walking route over good paths and tracks
Italian Dolomites
10 stages
Alta Via 1 North
Self-guided walking holiday
Trek the Northern half of the AV1, with good huts, to reach Cortina in its fabulous mountain setting
Italian Dolomites
4 stages, part of the AVU
Alta Via 1 South
Self-guided walking holiday
Complete the AV1's Southern half to Belluno, passing through wild mountain landscapes
Italian Dolomites
6 stages, part of the AVU
Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut
Self-guided walking holiday
Walk in Slovenia's high mountains linking the exciting huts along the large network of trails
Slovenian Julian Alps
5 stages
Julian Alps Forest Hut Tour
Self-guided walking holiday
Walk a circuit of the forests and rocky hillsides of the Julian Alps, staying in mountain huts
Slovenian Julian Alps
4 stages
Julian Alps Traverse
Self-guided walking holiday
Link two of Slovenia's mountain towns in a linear route through the high mountains
Slovenian Julian Alps
5 stages
Tour du Mont Blanc
Self-guided walking holiday
Follow the classic TMB route in a superb circuit from Chamonix, linking friendly hotels and huts
French Haute Savoie, Italian Aosta, Swiss Valais . 11 stages
Tour du Mont Blanc North
Self-guided walking holiday
Trek a varied week of the TMB covering Italy, Switzerland and France and ending with Mont Blanc views
French Haute Savoie, Italian Aosta, Swiss Valais . 6 stages
Tour du Mont Blanc South
Self-guided walking holiday
Link Chamonix and Courmayeur in 4 stages to see the two sides of Mont Blanc, plus a 5th day in Italy
French Haute Savoie and Italian Aosta . 5 stages, part of the TMB
Tour du Mont Blanc Weekend
Self-guided walking holiday
Experience the Tour du Mont Blanc and its huts and hotels in an exciting long weekend trek
French Haute Savoie and Swiss Valais . 3 stages, part of the TMB
A weekend in the Alps?
Some of our self-guided walking holidays can be made into long weekends. Short trips to the Alps are a real possibility with the right planning. Please see each holiday's page and ask us for more details.

About our walking holidays (FAQs)
Tour du Val d'Anniviers
Self-guided walking holiday
Explore this essential Swiss valley in a circular trek at an easier level, a superb introduction to Alpine life
Swiss Valais
4 stages
Walker's Haute Route
Self-guided walking holiday
Trek from Chamonix to Zermatt, a hard route from the foot of Mont Blanc to the foot of the Matterhorn
French Haute Savoie and Swiss Valais . 14 stages
Walker's Haute Route East
Self-guided walking holiday
Trek half of the Walker's Haute Route in Switzerland, crossing cols from Arolla to Zermatt
Swiss Valais
7 stages, part of the HRT
Walker's Haute Route West
Self-guided walking holiday
Start the Haute Route in a week of exhilarating views and rocky passes, from Chamonix to Arolla
French Haute Savoie and Swiss Valais . 7 stages, part of the HRT
Zugspitze Tour
Self-guided walking holiday
New for 2017 Trek through woods and above gorges in this moderate circuit of Germany's highest peak
German Bavarian Alps
4 stages

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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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