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(Tour du Mont Blanc) Lac Blanc with the Mont Blanc massif behind

Schedule of our walking holidays

Welcome to our 2020 schedule

Simon Stevens at Alpine Exploratory Our various Alpine and Scandinavian routes start during July, while our UK routes start in early May. Our new Hebridean Way trip is available! Please look out for our Kungsleden trip to be announced in October. Please contact us any time.
Simon and the team
Alpine Exploratory


  Alps
Self-guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2020 season
Adlerweg Black3 21 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Adlerweg Highlights Black3 15 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Adlerweg East Red3 12 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Adlerweg West Black3 9 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Dolomites Alta Via 1 Red3 12 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Dolomites Alta Via 1 North Red3 5 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Dolomites Alta Via 1 South Red3 7 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut Black3 6 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc Red3 13 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc South Red3 5 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc North Red3 8 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc Weekend Red3 4 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Via Alpina Black3 21 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Via Alpina: Eastern Switzerland Black3 7 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Via Alpina: Bernese Oberland Black3 8 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Via Alpina: Western Switzerland Black3 8 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route Black4 15 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route West Black4 8 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route East Black4 8 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2020 season
Adlerweg East Red3 7 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Dolomites Alta Via 1 Red3 12 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut Black3 6 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc Red3 13 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc South Red3 5 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc North Red3 8 5 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Via Alpina: Bernese Oberland Black3 8 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route Black4 14 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route West Black4 8 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route East Black4 7 19 July to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep


Our trips in the Alps
Starting in the West, our Tour du Mont Blanc is a circuit of the massif bordered by France, Italy and Switzerland. Our Walker's Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt strikes out East across the Swiss Valais. Further North in Switzerland and making a full East to West crossing of the country is our Via Alpina. A highlight is the Bernese Oberland through Wengen and under the Eiger. Heading East into Austria we offer the Adlerweg, end-to-end in the Austrian Tyrol. South into Italy we trek the Alta Via 1, in the direction of Belluno. Finally at the South Eastern end of the Alpine chain are the Julian Alps, the fabulously rocky and colourful hills of Slovenia.

New for 2020 in the Alps
We introduce new options on the Adlerweg in the Austrian Tyrol, being Highlights trips of around two weeks. On the TMB we include 1 rest day as standard instead of 2.

Photo: The view from Rifugio Sennes (Alta Via 1)



  Scandinavia
Self-guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2020 season
Jotunheimen Tour Black4 7 19 July to 29 August 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Kungsleden New for 2021 Red3 7 17 July to 17 September 2021 May Jun July Aug Sep
Lillehammer to Rondane Red3 9 19 July to 29 August 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Rondane to Snohetta Red3 6 19 July to 29 August 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Rondane Tour Red3 4 19 July to 29 August 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2020 season
Jotunheimen Tour Black4 7 19 July to 29 August 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
National Parks from Venabu Black3 7 19 July to 5 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep


Our trips in Scandinavia
Our Jotunheimen Tour is a circuit of the highest and boldest national park in Norway. The hut system is outstanding. Our Valleys trip is a shortened version of the main tour. In the Rondane on the other side of the town of Otta, we offer our short Rondane Tour, and this is the central area of our longer Lillehammer-Rondane and Rondane-Snohetta trips. Lillehammer is the ski town two hours North of Oslo, while Snohetta is the famous peak in the Dovre national park. Using a base at Venabu, a little South of the Rondane, we explore these three national parks using transfers. In Sweden we walk the first week of the Kungsleden.

New for 2020 in Scandinavia
We are thrilled to present our Kungsleden trip in Northern Sweden. This week-long trek from Abisko to Nikkaluokta begins the longer Kungsleden trail. We stay in a fabulous mix of self-catering and catered Swedish huts, plus a night in the mining town of Kiruna at the end.

Photo: Looking back on the way from Skogadalsboen to Fondsbu, Jotunheimen Tour (Jotunheimen Tour)



  UK
Self-guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2020 season
Coast to Coast Red3 15 3 May to 18 September 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Coast to Coast West Red3 7 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Coast to Coast East Red3 9 3 May to 18 Octoberr 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Great Glen Way Blue3 7 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Hebridean Way New for 2020 Red3 13 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Lake District Tour New for 2020 Red3 7 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Pennine Way Red3 22 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Pennine Way South Red3 7 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Pennine Way Central Red3 8 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Pennine Way North Red3 7 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
West Highland Way Red3 8 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2020 season
Coast to Coast West Red3 7 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Great Glen Way Blue3 7 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Lake District Tour New for 2020 Red3 7 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
Pennine Way Central Red3 8 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep
West Highland Way Red3 8 3 May to 18 October 2020 May Jun July Aug Sep


Our trips in the UK
Our West Highland Way and Great Glen Way explore the Highlands of Scotland, being the popular treks from Glasgow to Fort William and on to Inverness. In the Outer Hebrides we trek the Hebridean Way. Our other three routes are in Northern England where the Coast to Coast visits sections of the other two, the Pennine Way and our own Lake District Tour.

New for 2020 in the UK
We introduce our Lake District Tour, a one-week circuit of Lakeland and intended to replace the long and short treks that made up our Lakes coverage in earlier years. In Scotland we add the Hebridean Way which treks the length of the island chain.

Photo: Glencoe (West Highland Way)


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