Schedule 2023
ALPS . SCANDINAVIA . UK
Lac Blanc

Schedule of our walking holidays

Welcome to our 2023 schedule

Simon Stevens at Alpine Exploratory Welcome! Like everyone we are looking forward to 2023. All our trips are available self-guided or privately guided, where we book your choice of dates for yourself, family or friends. We also offer scheduled guided trips on the Tour du Mont Blanc, Alta Via 1, the Walker's Haute Route, Via Alpina: Bernese Oberland and Jotunheimen Tour. We hope to see you in 2023!

The Alps - View our trips
Scandinavia - View our trips
UK and Ireland - View our trips

Thanks!
Simon and the team
Alpine Exploratory

Walking Holidays in the Alps

Starting in the West, our Tour du Mont Blanc is a circuit of the massif bordered by France, Italy and Switzerland. Just to the South, in the Vanoise National Park is our new Tour of the Vanoise trip. 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 the Via Alpina. Heading East into Austria we offer the Adlerweg through the Austrian Tyrol. South into Italy we trek the Alta Via 1 and finally at the South Eastern end of the Alpine chain are the Julian Alps, the fabulously rocky and colourful hills of Slovenia.

New for 2023 in the Alps
On the Via Alpina we have changed the end of our hike, now following the Swiss National Route 1 from Lenk. This makes the route 1 stage longer overall (19 stages, 2 rest days and 22 nights for our main trip) and avoids a long final day. We will also be offering a schedule guided trip of the central week of the Via Alpina - Our Via Alpina: Bernese Oberland.

We're always working on new trips. View our 'In the Pipeline' for more information:

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  The Alps
Trip Name
Grade (?)
Nights
Our 2022 Season
Black 3
21
1 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Black 3
15
1 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
12
1 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Black 3
9
1 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
12
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
5
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
7
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Black 3
6
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
13
1 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
5
1 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
8
1 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
4
1 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Black 3
12
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Black 3
8
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Via Alpina New variants for 2023!
Black 3
21
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Black 3
8
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Black 4
15
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Black 4
8
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Black 4
8
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep

Walking Holidays in Scandinavia

Our Jotunheimen Tour is a circuit of the highest and boldest national park in Norway. The hut system is outstanding, giving you a real flavor of Norwegian mountain culture. We also offer an extended version of the tour which ventures south into the wilder areas of the Jotunheimen National Park. In Sweden we walk the first week of the spectacular Kungsleden trail, situated in the far North within the Arctic Circle. Staying in a mixture of catered and self-catered huts, this trail feels remote and wild.

New for 2023 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.

We're always working on new trips. View our 'In the Pipeline' for more information:

In the Pipeline
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  Scandinavia
Trip Name
Grade (?)
Nights
Our 2022 Season
Black 3
7
17 Jul to 26 Aug 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Kungsleden Beginning in 2023
Red 3
7
15 Jul to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 4
4
17 Jul to 26 Aug 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep

Walking Holidays in the UK & Ireland

Our West Highland Way and Affric Kintail Way explore the Highlands of Scotland, being the popular treks from Glasgow to Fort William and through the remotre Glen Affric. In the Outer Hebrides we trek the Hebridean Way. In Wales we offer the Snowdonia Way, a trek through the heart of Wales' mountians. 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 2023 in the UK & Ireland
We are excited to be launching the Kerry Way for 2023 - our first trip in Ireland! With a mix of sea and mountain views this 10 night trip takes you through the isolated Iveragh Peninsula.

View our 'In the Pipeline' for more information on routes we are working on:

In the Pipeline
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  UK and Ireland
Trip Name
Grade (?)
Nights
Our 2022 Season
Red 3
5
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
15
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
7
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
9
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
13
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
7
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
8
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
6
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
10
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
7
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
22
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
7
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
8
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
7
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
9
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep
Red 3
8
1 May to 17 Sept 2023
May
Jun
July
Aug
Sep


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