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(Walker's Haute Route) Swiss signs, Lac Bleu (Walker's Haute Route) The Matterhorn (Alta Via 1) At Rifugio Nuvolau (Walker's Haute Route) In the Val de Bagnes (Tour du Mont Blanc) Chamonix from the South

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    About us - Alpine Exploratory's ethos and operation
        People - get to know the Alpine Exploratory team
        History - year by year since 2005
        The Alpine Year - the pattern of life in the Alps

    Contact us - via our contact form or by email or phone
        Booking from overseas - for our clients from abroad

    eNews - sign up for our email newsletter

    Walking guides - background and detailed information about walking areas and skills
        The Adlerweg: A guide to the walk - cross the Tyrol on the Eagles' Way
        The Alta Via 1: A guide to the walk - more on our superb trek in the Italian Dolomites
        The Julian Alps: A guide to the walk - about these mountains in Slovenia
        The Tour du Mont Blanc: A guide to the walk - practical information about this most popular of Alpine treks
        The Walker's Haute Route: A guide to the walk - from Chamonix to Zermatt, more on this classic trek
        The Zillertaler Hohenweg: A guide to the walk - the hills above Mayrhofen in Austria
        The Coast to Coast: A guide to the walk - inspiration and information on Wainwrights' famous trail
        The Great Glen Way: A guide to the walk - trek in the Highlands on simpler trails
        The Lake District Circuit: A guide to the walk - our loop of the Lakes from East to North, West and South
        The Pennine Way: A guide to the walk - route information and walking advice on this classic UK footpath
        The West Highland Way: A guide to the walk - find out if this classic trail in the Scottish Highlands is for you
        Staying in Alpine huts: An introduction - inspiration and tips for this slice of Alpine life
        The IML award: An introduction - about the International Mountain Leader qualification
        City breaks after trekking: An introduction - European cities reachable from the Alps
        Walking in the UK: An introduction - the possibilities and peculiarities of walking in the UK
        Walking with dogs: An introduction - options and advice on bringing your dog on a walking holiday
        Flowers of the Western Alps: An introduction - examples of flora in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps
        Flowers of the Julian Alps: An introduction - some plants you might see on your walks in the Julian Alps

    Responsible travel - our policies to help conserve the mountains

    Photos from trips - galleries of photos from our trips
        Alta Via 1: Photos - Italian limestone and forest, from our Dolomites trek
        Adlerweg: Photos - scenes in the Austrian Tirol
        Julian Alps, Slovenia: Photos - from butterflies to boats, it's all there in the Julian Alps
        Tour du Mont Blanc: Photos - sun and cloud, plants and long views on the famous TMB
        Walker's Haute Route: Photos - huge Alpine views from the classic trek to Zermatt
        Zillertaler Hohenweg: Photos - rocky paths and distant hills in Austria
        Coast to Coast: Photos - Lakes, Dales and North York Moors on this journey across England
        Great Glen Way: Photos - forests and lochs in the Scottish Highlands
        Lake District: Photos - varied views from the pretty to the wild
        Pennine Way: Photos - bold moorland views and a sense of space along the mountain spine of England
        West Highland Way: Photos - photos from the classic Scottish trail between Milngavie to Fort William

    In the pipeline - our plans for new walking destinations

    Holidays - our full range of guided and self-guided walking holidays
        About our walking holidays (FAQs) - detailed information on self-guided and guided holidays
        Guided or self-guided? - how to choose between our different styles of trek
        Walking grades - the levels of difficulty of our trips
        Schedule - showing the months of operation for each of our holidays
        Last minute - late availability for our walking holidays

        Guided walking in the Alps - go walking in the Alps in the company of a group
            Adlerweg (Guided) - Tirolean huts and hotels - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Alpine Pass Route Central (Guided) - hard cols in Switzerland - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Dolomites Alta Via 1 (Guided) - our colourful hut trek in Italy - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Julian Alps Traverse (Guided) - a linear trek in the Julian Alps - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Tour du Mont Blanc (Guided) - trek the TMB staying in hotels and huts - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Tour du Mont Blanc North (Guided) - half of the TMB ending in Chamonix - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Tour du Mont Blanc South (Guided) - the TMB's Southern half in a guided week - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Walker's Haute Route (Guided) - be led over this tough Alpine trek - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Walker's Haute Route Express (Guided) - quicker, tougher! - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Zillertal Weekend (Guided) - a short trek from Mayrhofen, Tirol - Holiday Notes (PDF)

        Self-guided walking in the Alps - explore the Alps on an independent walking holiday
            Adlerweg (Self-guided) - across the Austrian Tirol - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Adlerweg East (Self-guided) - from St Johann to Innsbruck - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Adlerweg West (Self-guided) - from Innsbruck to St Anton - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Alpine Pass Route Central (Self-guided) - hike the Swiss Bernese Oberland - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Alpine Pass Route Weekend (Self-guided) - three moderate passes near the Eiger - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Dolomites Alta Via 1 (Self-guided) - trek across the Italian Dolomites - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Dolomites Alta Via 1 North (Self-guided) - a week's Italian walking to Cortina - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Dolomites Alta Via 1 South (Self-guided) - the Southern week on the AV1 - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut (Self-guided) - trek through Slovenia's high mountains - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Julian Alps Forest Hut Tour (Self-guided) - a short trek in Slovenia - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Julian Alps Traverse (Self-guided) - our week's crossing of the mountains - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Tour du Mont Blanc (Self-guided) - enjoy the full TMB with all arrangements made - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Tour du Mont Blanc North (Self-guided) - a week's trek ending in Chamonix - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Tour du Mont Blanc South (Self-guided) - walk half the TMB in a week's holiday - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Tour du Mont Blanc Weekend (Self-guided) - a long weekend trek sampling the TMB - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Tour du Val d'Anniviers (Self-guided) - our introductory trek in the Swiss Alps - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Walker's Haute Route (Self-guided) - bold Alpine trek from Chamonix to Zermatt - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Walker's Haute Route West (Self-guided) - walk half of the Haute Route, to Arolla - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Walker's Haute Route East (Self-guided) - complete the Haute route to Zermatt - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Zugspitze Tour (Self-guided) - a circuit of the Zugspitze in Germany - Holiday Notes (PDF)

        Guided walking in the UK - join our groups led by our IMLs
            West Highland Way (Guided) - a classic Scottish route in one week - Holiday Notes (PDF)

        Self-guided walking in the UK - explore the UK on an independent walking holiday
            Coast to Coast (Self-guided) - tackle this varied and beautiful classic trek - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Coast to Coast East (Self-guided) - walk through Dales and North York Moors - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Coast to Coast West (Self-guided) - follow Wainwright's footsteps through the Lakes - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Great Glen Way (Self-guided) - gentle trekking in the Scottish Highlands - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Lake District Circuit (Self-guided) - a huge circuit of Lakeland! - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            North Lakes Circuit (Self-guided) - see Buttermere and Borrowdale on this short trek - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            East Lakes Circuit (Self-guided) - stride out over wild hills to the East - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            South Lakes Circuit (Self-guided) - Loughrigg, Grizedale, Coniston, Langdale... - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            West Lakes Circuit (Self-guided) - a rocky and exciting trek in the West - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Pennine Way (Self-guided) - the whole trek, Edale to Kirk Yetholm - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Pennine Way North (Self-guided) - a week in the North Pennines and Cheviots - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Pennine Way Central (Self-guided) - spectacular sights from Malham to Alston - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            Pennine Way South (Self-guided) - Pennine Way stages from Edale to Malham - Holiday Notes (PDF)
            West Highland Way (Self-guided) - walk Scotland's classic long distance path - Holiday Notes (PDF)

    Booking - how to book your walking holiday, plus the booking form itself
        Booking form for extra people - if ading people to your original booking, here is a simplified form
        Booking form (PDF) - as an alternative to our online form, please use this printable one
        Booking form for extra people (PDF) - and this is the printable version if adding people to your existing group
        Terms and Conditions (PDF) - our obligations to you and your obligations to us

    Equipment - what to bring on your walking holiday

    Happy clients - comments and testimonials from our customers

    AE kit - Alpine Exploratory's clothing and other items for sale

    Links - some useful walking-related websites

    Join our team - recruitment for leaders and staff

    Privacy policy - what we do with your information

    Sitemap - this page!

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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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