(Walker's Haute Route East) Barrage du Moiry on the Haute Route East

Alpine Exploratory's Calendar 2018-19

Here we give the key dates in our calendar. We are open year-round except for those holidays shown, and please contact us any time about the next season's trekking. Thank you.

The Alpine Year

Trekking is highly seasonal in the Alps and even more so in Norway. Our year at Alpine Exploratory reflects this:

The Alpine Year


  Autumn 2018  24 September to 21 December
24 September 2018 Summer 2018 trips end
27-30 September 2018 End-of-Summer trip 2018: Iceland
1 October 2018 Bookings open for Summer 2019
21 December 2018 Last day in the office

22 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 Christmas and New Year break

  Winter 2019  3 January to 29 April
3 January 2019 Office re-opens
4 March 2019 Info pack posting begins (UK)
29 March to 1 April 2019 Easter break
2 April 2019 Provisional 2020 season dates and guided trips announced

  Spring 2019  30 April to 6 July
29 April 2019 Info pack posting begins (Alps, Norway)
5 May 2019 Season start (Coast to Coast, West Highland Way)
12 May 2019 Season start (Lake District Circuit, Pennine Way)
13 May 2019 Season start (Great Glen Way)

  Summer 2019  7 July to 15 September
7 July 2019 Season start (Adlerweg, Tour du Mont Blanc)
21 July 2019 Season start (Alpine Pass Route, Alta Via 1, Haute Route, Julian Alps, Zugspitze, Norway)
1 September 2019 Last day of the season (Norway)
7 September 2019 Last day of the season (National Parks from Venabu)
15 September 2019 Last day of the season (Alps, UK)
19-22 September 2019 End-of-Summer trip 2019: Desination TBC

Calendar 2019-20 (provisional)

Summer 2020 bookings are open! Our season dates for 2020 are shown on each holiday page.

We'll set our 2020 prices on Tuesday 1 October 2019 but we are glad to hold 2019 prices for booking forms received before October.

Please contact us any time to talk about a trip. Thank you.

Ways to keep up to date

Photos from trips

After our research trips we make a page of photos, and this has become our blog.

Facebook for photos

Instagram for photos

Exploratory News

We send email newsletters each season with details of new explorations and new routes.

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