A walking holiday in the mountains is just what you need for a bit of healthy exercise, spectacular views, a hiker's suntan and lots of chatting and bonding time with friends and family.
Walking and hiking holidays in the mountains don't have to be extreme. There are options for all levels of fitness and experience with easy to moderate walking and more technical walking for experienced trekkers! We have arranged walking and trekking holidays for all sorts of people from families with young children through to seasoned mountain goats!
We have a range of self guided walking holidays and guided walking holidays in the French Alps and the Himalayas in Nepal with the stunning views and beautiful mountain scenery you would expect from these magnificent mountains! Come for a short break walking weekend or stay for a longer hiking or trekking tour. The choice is yours!
Family Walking Holidays:
The Southern French Alps is great for family walking holidays as there are lots of alpine passes with great views easily accessible in a short walking time. Have a read of our Best Family Walks with a View in the Southern French Alps blog article.
You can combine child friendly walks self-guided or guided with a nature or wildlife theme as part of our summer activity holidays.
For experienced walkers, there are some wonderful long distance refuge to refuge walking routes and walking tours like the Tour du Vieux Chaillol, which is a very popular classic long distance trek and can be done as a guided walking tour or self-guided walking holiday where we arrange your itinerary and baggage transfers for you. These French Alps trekking holidays also promote responsible tourism by supporting the guardians in the mountain refuges. Trekkers will also love our Alternative Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal which is a fabulous way to see this amazing mountain range without having to share it with hundreds of other people! Have a read of our best 7 hikes in Europe article for more ideas.
Walking and Wildlife:
Some of our walking holidays also have wildlife and nature themes like wolf tracking in the French Alps if you want to add a little something extra to your walk! You can also choose a nature walk or bird watching as part of a summer activity holiday.
Wildlife lovers will also love our refuge to refuge walk through the foothills of the Alps, an area exceptionally rich in flora and fauna.
Walking, Foraging and Gastronomy:
What is better than finishing off a day of hiking in the mountains with a well-deserved gourmet dinner! Food lovers will love our customisable Gourmet Walking Holiday in the Alps! This is one of our most popular guided walking holidays in France.
If getting back to basics and foraging in the mountains is more your cup of tea then check out our Foraging and Walking Holiday in the Alps
It is up to you whether you want to choose a long distance walking itinerary in the mountains go for a fully tailor made walking holiday from one or two bases. You can decide if you want to be self guided or guided or do a bit of both.
For moderate walkers and families, a great option is to combine some day walks and half days walking as part of a summer activity holiday. There are options for nature walks and wildlife spotting walks too on these holidays.
If you can't find what you are looking for in the options below, please just contact us with your wish list and we can tailor make something for you.
Are your walking holidays guided or self guided?
We have a range of both guided and self guided holidays. All of our self guided holidays can also be guided for an additional supplement, but not all guided holidays are possible as self guided trips as the routes are not publicly available.
Do your walking holidays have fixed departure dates or can we go at any time?
All of our self guided holidays are bookable on any dates for your group subject to availability. Most of our guided walking holidays have fixed departure dates that you book onto to join a group but these are all customisable for private groups on dates of your choice, subject to availability.
Can I combine walking with other activities on your holidays?
Yes, you can choose a pure walking holiday or you can mix and match it with other activities on our customisable multi activity holidays which we run in spring and summer and autumn. We provide self-guided walking advice for all our multi activity holidays and it is also possible to join guided groups for day and half day walks with a theme like wildlife tracking.