Undiscovered Mountains started off life as Undiscovered Alps in 2005. After 11 years specialising in tailor made activity and adventure holidays in the French Alps and numerous requests from clients we decided it would be good to do what we do in the Alps in other mountain ranges around the world too! So Undiscovered Mountains was born in 2017!
The Alps is still our main destination and we will be seeking out local experts who can deliver holidays to our high standards in new destinations around the world soon.
We specialise in fully customisable activity holidays for active and not so active people who want to be in the great outdoors and believe in making the lesser known gems of the mountains accessible to all. We make this possible by working closely with local people living in the areas we use for our holidays. In the French Alps, the owner and director, Sally Guillaume lives on location and it is her husband Bernard who is the head UIAGM high mountain guide.
Whether you are a family, a couple, group of friends, a company, sports club or school, you can fully customise your holidays using our unique activity points system. We include activity points for most of our holidays that you can exchange for a range of activities. You don't have to decide at the time of booking what you want to do. This means you have time to think about it, discuss with your friends and family and consult our local experts to get your itinerary just perfect!
For popular activities we also have a number of sport specific holidays. Some of these have fixed departure dates and a ready made itinerary that you can just book onto as an individual. Others include some activity points with the main itinerary and offer more flexibility.
We believe in sustainable tourism and our company policy is to use small independent accommodations wherever possible and local guides and instructors so the money you spend on your holiday is ploughed straight back into the local economy. We also run an Eco-Challenge to raise money for Tourism Concern and operate a carbon offsetting program through a rewilding project with our partner Mossy Earth.
Safety is our top priority. All our guides and instructors are fully qualified in their activity and insured. We also choose them for their professionalism and quality of service. We want you to be safe and enjoy the activities with friendly and competent guides and instructors.
In search of a bit of a challenge this summer I ascended the Dome Des Ecrins with wonderful guides Bernard and Pierre. A...Read More