(Alta Via 1) Snow patches in the Dolomites

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    About us - Alpine Exploratory's ethos and operation
        People - the Alpine Exploratory team
        History - year by year since 2005
        The Exploratory system - how we plan and operate our trips
        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

    Booking - how to book your walking holiday, plus the booking form itself
        Booking form (PDF) - as an alternative to our online form, please use this printable one
        Terms and Conditions (PDF) - our obligations to you and your obligations to us

    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 Alpine Pass Route: A guide to the walk - trekking across Switzerland
        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 Tour du Val d'Anniviers: A guide to the walk - our short trek in the Valais
        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 Zugspitze Tour: A guide to the walk - easier walking in Bavaria and the Tyrol
        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 alps: An introduction - the differences when walking in 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

    Responsible travel - our policies to help conserve the mountains

    Photos from trips - galleries of photos from our trips
        Adlerweg: Photos - scenes in the Austrian Tirol
        Alpine Pass Route: Photos - superb Swiss scenery as we cross the country
        Alta Via 1: Photos - Italian limestone and forest, from our Dolomites trek
        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
        Tour du Val d'Anniviers: Photos - classic Swiss scenery in the Valais
        Walker's Haute Route: Photos - huge Alpine views from the classic trek to Zermatt
        Zillertaler Hohenweg: Photos - rocky paths and distant hills in Austria
        Zugspitze Tour: Photos - forests and limestone peaks in Germany and 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
        Groups - our service to walking clubs and bigger groups of friends

        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)

    Equipment - what to bring on your walking holiday

    Links - some useful walking-related websites

    Join our team - recruitment for leaders and staff

    Sitemap - this page!



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