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Self-guided walking holidays in the Alps

Our 2020 season in the Alps runs from 5 July or 19 July depending on the trip, with the later date set to guard against Spring snow. The last walking day of our season is 18 September 2020. Our self-guided trips are available on your chosen dates; we don't have set start dates. Trek with friends or family, or go solo.


French Haute Savoie, Swiss Valais and Italian Aosta

Starting on the Western side of the Alps, we have offered the famous Tour du Mont Blanc since our first season in 2006. We added the challenging Walker's Haute Route (Chamonix to Zermatt) in 2009.


Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
5 July to 18 September 2020
Follow the classic TMB route in a superb circuit from Chamonix
Haute Savoie, Aosta, Valais
11 stages
Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
5 July to 18 September 2020
Link Chamonix and Courmayeur to see the two sides of Mont Blanc
Haute Savoie, Aosta
4 stages, part of our TMB
Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
5 July to 18 September 2020
Trek a varied week of the TMB covering Italy, Switzerland and France
Aosta, Valais, Haute Savoie
7 stages, part of our TMB


Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
5 July to 18 September 2020
See the Chamonix stages, starting from Trient with hotels and a hut
Valais, Haute Savoie
3 stages, part of our TMB
What does self-guided mean?
You guide yourself! We book your hotels and give you our routecards and maps. There is no leader and you are not in a group. You get straight to the best scenery and enjoy walking at your own pace.



Guided or self-guided?


Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Trek Chamonix to Zermatt, bases of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn
Haute Savoie, Valais
14 stages
Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Start the Haute Route in a week of rocky passes to Arolla
Haute Savoie, Valais
7 stages, part of our HRT
Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Starting in Arolla, trek successive cols to the Mattertal and Zermatt
Valais
7 stages, part of our HRT

Swiss Alps

We cross Switzerland from East to West on the fabulous Via Alpina, formerly known as the Alpine Pass Route.


Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Walk East to West across Switzerland, crossing a series of mountain passes
Swiss Alps
18 stages
Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Trek in quiet Eastern Switzerland, crossing cols as far as Engelberg
Swiss Alps
6 stages, part of our VAS
Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Cross strenuous cols in the Bernese Oberland, Engelberg to Kandersteg
Bernese Oberland
7 stages, part of our VAS


Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Trek the easier cols from Kandersteg to Montreux on Lac Leman
Swiss Alps
5 stages, part of our VAS

Italian Dolomites

In Italy we trek the popular Alta Via 1, crossing the Dolomites from North to South.


Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Trek from hut to hut in the Italian Dolomites on good paths and tracks
Dolomites
10 stages
Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Trek the Northern half of the AV1, with good huts, to reach Cortina
Dolomites
4 stages, part of our AVU
Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Complete the AV1's Southern half to Belluno in wild mountain landscapes
Dolomites
6 stages, part of our AVU

Austrian Tyrol and German Bavarian Alps

Across the Eastern Alps we trek the Adlerweg, classically Tyrolean, including our Zugspitze circuit in Bavaria.


Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
5 July to 18 September 2020
Trek the Austrian Tyrol from East to West, St Johann to St Anton
Tyrol
19 stages
Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
5 July to 18 September 2020
Walk through Austrian mountain and valley life as far as Innsbruck
Tyrol
11 stages, part of our ADL
Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
5 July to 18 September 2020
Pick up the Adlerweg in Innsbruck for its bigger mountain days
Tyrol
8 stages, part of our ADL

Slovenian Julian Alps

At the Eastern end of the Alpine chain rises a fine, jagged, limestone area with a dense hut network.


Alpine Exploratory
Self-guided walking holiday
19 July to 18 September 2020
Walk Slovenia's high mountains, with exciting huts, in a loop from Bohinj
Julian Alps
5 stages
A weekend in the Alps?
Some of our self-guided walking holidays can be made into long weekends. Short trips to the Alps are a real possibility with the right planning. Please see each holiday's page and ask us for more details.



About our walking holidays (FAQs)

Schedule 2020 ... Alps self-guided, guided ... Norway self-guided, guided ... UK self-guided, guided


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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