(Tour du Mont Blanc) Sunset over the Aiguille Verte and Dru, Chamonix

Self-guided walking holidays in the Alps

Our 2018 season in the Alps runs from 1 July to 16 September, but many of our trips start later in July to guard against Spring snow. Our self-guided trips are available on your chosen dates; we don't have set start dates. Trek with friends or family, or go solo.


Adlerweg
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
Self-guided walking holiday
New for 2018 East to West across Switzerland, crossing a series of mountain passes
Swiss Alps
18 stages
Alpine Pass Route East
Self-guided walking holiday
New for 2018 Trek the quiet, rural Eastern Switzerland, crossing cols into the next valley
Swiss Alps
6 stages
Alpine Pass Route Central
Self-guided walking holiday
Cross strenuous cols in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, under the Eiger
Swiss Bernese Oberland
7 stages
Alpine Pass Route West
Self-guided walking holiday
New for 2018 Trek mostly grassy cols in betweek Kandersteg and Montreux, on the shore of Lac Leman
Swiss Alps
5 stages
Alpine Pass Route Weekend
Self-guided walking holiday
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 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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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
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
Haute Route Weekend
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
Zugspitze Tour
Self-guided walking holiday
Trek through woods and above gorges in this moderate circuit of Germany's highest peak
German Bavarian Alps
4 stages

Schedule 2018 ... Alps self-guided, guided ... Norway self-guided, guided ... UK self-guided, guided


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