(Tour du Mont Blanc) Sunset over the Aiguille Verte and Dru, Chamonix

Schedule of our walking holidays

Welcome to our 2019 schedule

Simon Stevens at Alpine Exploratory We are expanding in Norway! Please see our new routes in the Rondane national park. Our various Alpine routes start during July, while in the UK our routes start in early May. We hope to interest you in a route - please contact us any time.
Simon at Alpine Exploratory (Our team)


  Alps
Self-guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2019 season
Adlerweg Black3 21 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Adlerweg East Red3 12 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Adlerweg West Black3 9 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Alpine Pass Route Black3 21 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Alpine Pass Route East Black3 7 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Alpine Pass Route Central Black3 8 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Alpine Pass Route West Black3 8 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Alpine Pass Route Weekend Red3 4 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Dolomites Alta Via 1 Red3 12 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Dolomites Alta Via 1 North Red3 5 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Dolomites Alta Via 1 South Red3 7 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Julian Alps Hut to Hut Black3 5 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Julian Alps Traverse Red3 5 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc Red3 14 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc South Red3 5 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc North Red3 8 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc Weekend Red3 4 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route Black4 15 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route West Black4 8 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route East Black4 8 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route Weekend Blue2 5 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Zugspitze Tour Red3 6 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2019 season
Adlerweg East Red3 7 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Alpine Pass Route Central Black3 8 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Dolomites Alta Via 1 Red3 12 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut Black3 5 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc Red3 13 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc South Red3 5 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Tour du Mont Blanc North Red3 8 7 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route Black4 14 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route West Black4 8 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Walker's Haute Route East Black4 7 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Zugspitze Tour New for 2019 Red3 6 21 July to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul 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 Alpine Pass Route. 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. Linked to the Adlerweg is the Zugspitze Tour, a short circuit from Germany into Austria and back. 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 2019 in the Alps
We introduce a guided trip on our Zugspitze Tour, the short circuit of the Bavarian Alps and the Tyrol.

Photo: Lac de Louvie (Walker's Haute Route)



  Norway
Self-guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2019 season
Jotunheimen Tour Black3 7 21 July to 1 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Jotunheimen Tour Weekend Black3 4 21 July to 1 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Jotunheimen Valleys New for 2019 Red3 4 21 July to 1 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Lillehammer to Rondane New for 2019 Red3 9 21 July to 1 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Rondane Tour New for 2019 Red3 4 21 July to 1 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2019 season
Jotunheimen Tour Black3 7 21 July to 1 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
National Parks from Venabu New for 2019 Black3 7 21 July to 7 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep


Our trips in Norway
Our Jotunheimen Tour is a circuit of the highest and boldest national park in Norway. The hut system is outstanding. Our Weekend and Valleys trips are shortened versions 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.

Photo: The Besseggen Ridge (Jotunheimen Tour)

New for 2019 in Norway
We introduce two linear treks which together make a two-week trail from Lillehammer to Snohetta, a peak in the Dovrefjell mountains. The trek passes through the Rondane national park and here we offer a short Rondane Tour. We add a Valley trek in the Jotunheimen, an easier grading. Lastly, from a wonderful lodge, Venabu, we offer a week's guided mountain walking in the Jotunheimen, Rondane and Dovrefjell national parks.



  UK
Self-guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2019 season
Coast to Coast Red3 15 5 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Coast to Coast West Red3 7 5 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Coast to Coast East Red3 9 5 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Great Glen Way Blue3 7 13 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Lake District Circuit Red3 11 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
East Lakes Circuit Red3 5 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
North Lakes Circuit Red2 5 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
West Lakes Circuit Red2 5 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
South Lakes Circuit Blue2 5 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Pennine Way Red3 22 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Pennine Way South Red3 7 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Pennine Way Central Red3 8 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Pennine Way North Red3 7 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
West Highland Way Red3 8 5 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Guided (More) Grade (?) Nights Our 2019 season
Coast to Coast West Red3 7 5 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Great Glen Way New for 2019 Blue3 7 13 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
East Lakes Circuit New for 2019 Red3 5 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Pennine Way Central New for 2019 Red3 8 12 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul Aug Sep
West Highland Way Red3 8 5 May to 15 September 2019 May Jun Jul 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. 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 Circuit.

Photo: Wasdale Head (West Lakes Circuit)

New for 2019 in the UK
We introduce three new guided trips: along the Great Glen Way, the East Lakes Circuit and the Pennine Way Central. The Great Glen Way will be timed to start just after the West Highland Way ends in Fort William with one day to rest in between.


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