Guided Walking Holidays
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The Europaweg with Matterhorn views

Guided Walks by Alpine Exploratory

We offer scheduled guided walking holidays of our most popular hikes in the Alps. Our trips showcase the finest trails, let you meet other hikers and give you the chance to learn more about the trail from our friendly International Mountain Leaders. Choose from a classic hike such as the Tour du Mont Blanc, or challange yourself to one of our harder hikes, such as the Walker's Haute Route. Have a hut to hut experience on the Alta Via 1 or opt for a comfy trip on the Via Alpina. Whether you're looking for a hut exeperience or a little more comfort, we've got something in store for you!

Our 2023 scheduled guided trips run on select dates throughout our season from 1 July to 15 September. All our trips can be done as a privately guided trip. Below are the trips we offer for schedule guided trips.

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Foreclla di Lech Alta Via 1
  Forcella di Lech on the Alta Via 1    Alta Via 1

Guided Hikes: An introduction

A guided hike takes away the stresses on the trail. Your International Mountain Leader will accompany you throughout the hike, leading the navigation and showing the way through any tricky terrain. Every evening the guide will discusses the distance, ascent and terrain of the coming stage, in conjunction with likely weather. There are often options available and the group will decide on the best one for them.

Our guided trips are perfect for solo hikers and are a great way to meet fellow hikers. In the evenings our groups usually eat together and your guide can recommend local restaurants. The make-up of our groups varies trip by trip. If you’d like to know in advance who’s booked on a particular departure, please just ask.

We have 7 scheduled guided trips in 2023:
1 to 14 July 2023 - Tour du Mont Blanc
15 to 29 July 2023 - Walker's Haute Route
22 July to 3 August 2023 - Alta Via 1
5 to 17 August 2023 - Tour du Mont Blanc
12 to 20 August 2023 - Via Alpina: Bernese Oberland
19 to 31 August 2023 - Alta Via 1
2 to 15 September 2023 - Tour du Mont Blanc

Not sure whether a guided hike is right for you, or simply keen to find out more about walking in the Alps in general? Why not check out our Articles and Walking Guides where our team regularly shares first-hand information, ideas and inspiration on guided hikes.

"This was my first guided trip. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. The guide's knowledge of the area, the geology and the history added a lot to my trip." - Mike Spalding, Tour du Mont Blanc, 2022

"Anna was excellent. She is a local and was incredibly knowledgable about the area's geology, flora and fauna, history and culture. She was also very good at gauging how fast we should be going for an enjoyable walk that ensured we got where we we going on time." - Martin C, Alta Via 1, 2022

"I am glad that I chose the guided version. Keith's experience was critical in deciding the exact route based on weather conditions, and his presence was important should there have been a serious injury. The other clients were also very much fun to be with. I very much enjoyed listening to Keith on topics of the Alps, the flora and fauna, the geology, and many other topics." - David Eisner, Walker's Haute Route, 2019

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