(Walker's Haute Route) Hiking above Zinal

Booking your holiday

Summer 2019: Booking is open!

To book your trip, please use the Booking form below. Thank you. Please also read Alpine Exploratory's Terms and Conditions (PDF).

If you prefer, we have a printable version of this booking form which you're welcome to post: Booking form (PDF)

Please Contact us with any questions or ask these in the form below.

Summer 2020

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.

Booking form
2019 and 2020

Your holiday

Trip type Self-guided
Holiday name
Arrival day
First walking day
Departure day

Your party

Please add any more people in the Comments box below.
If you are adding to an existing booking, please give the main contact's details and just the new people. Thanks.

Title Name Age
Main contact    
Party member 2  
Party member 3  
Party member 4  
Party member 5  
Party member 6  
Party member 7  
Party member 8  

Contact details

Address and post/zip code
(For the delivery of your pack)
Email address
Telephone (Mobile)
Telephone (Home)

Party's details

Medical conditions relevant to a walking holiday?
(Please tell us in confidence. Thank you.)

Vegetarians, special diets or allergies?

Room types?


Please could we ask your dogs' type (breed or size?) Thanks

Baggage transfer

Baggage transfer?

Differences from the normal trip

Differences if any (extra nights, comfy or hutty mix, fewer rest days, etc.)?

Party's walking experience

Please may we ask for details of everyone's experience?
Especially helpful are names of trails, national parks, peaks or regular hikes. Thank you.

Main contact

Party member 2

Party member 3

Party member 4

Party member 5

Party member 6

Party member 7

Party member 8

Please add any more people in the Comments box below. Thanks.

Emergency contact

Please tell us about a friend or relative who we can contact in the event of emergency during your holiday.

Telephone number
Relationship to you


Please add an Alpine Exploratory water bottle or mug, at this stage or later:

Water bottle
Nalgene 32oz
Alpine Exploratory water bottle
The classic BPA-free Nalgene bottle.
Red with white cap.
Size: 32oz or about 1 litre
Price: GBP 12 including postage
Cambridge style
Alpine Exploratory mug
Our simple straight-sided mug.
Red outside and white inside.
Size: One tea or coffee
Price: GBP 5 including postage

Comments or questions?

Please ask any questions or tell us anything else:

To help us

Where did you first hear about Alpine Exploratory?

If a friend recommended us may we ask who it was? We might send a thank you!

Check and submit

We will reply to your booking form with a confirmation email giving the details of your balance and deposit amounts.
The trip deposit is GBP 200 per person and we'll send you instructions to pay by card, bank transfer, or cheque.
Your balance is due 8 weeks before your trip and we'll email you with a reminder.

Terms and Conditions
By submitting this form you confirm that you have read and agreed to Alpine Exploratory's Terms and Conditions (PDF).
In particular, as the main contact you confirm that:
+ Everyone in the group has read and agreed to the T&Cs.
+ Everyone in the group has the fitness and experience for the trip.
Please ask us if you have any questions. Thank you.

What happens next?

On booking:
+ We email you to thank you for your booking form and to confirm any outstanding details.
+ Then we send you a confirmation email which gives payment methods for your deposit of GBP 200 per person.
+ (If booking within 8 weeks of the trip, the full amount is due.)
+ The confirmation email includes plenty of notes about the trip: please ask us any questions.
+ (For self-guided and private guided trips) we reserve your schedule, then email it to you so that you can check what we've arranged.
+ (For scheduled guided trips) we email you to confirm once your trip has reached minimum numbers.

Then at any time before your trip:
+ Then please feel able to book your flights and transfers, or trains, to the trip.
+ You can also now buy travel insurance (and this can be done any time before your trip).
+ Please check your equipment against the kit list in your notes, and buy anything needed.

10-8 weeks before your trip:
+ We email you a reminder about your balance, due 8 weeks before your trip.
+ (For scheduled guided trips) if your trip has not yet reached minimum numbers, we email you to discuss options.

6 to 8 weeks before your trip:
+ We post your info pack.

In the fortnight before your trip:
+ We email you to catch up before your trip and to ask for your travel insurance details, to confirm your mobile number in case we need to contact you during the trip, and to ask if your party's diets or medical conditions have changed since booking.

Then you're ready to go!

Alpine Exploratory
Alpine Exploratory is a system of knowledge on the best mountain trekking in our areas, giving clients superb holidays based on this exploration.
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