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Walking Holidays in the Alps

Self Guided Walking Holidays in the Alps

Here we’ve listed our favourite self guided walking holidays in the Swiss, Italian, Austrian and French Alps, as well as the Dolomites and the Julian Alps in Slovenia.

 

The Dolomites of Val Badia 24
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The Dolomites of Val Badia

Country
Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - October

Experience classic Alpine hiking in South Tyrol’s Val Baldia which will astonish you with its breathtaking landscapes. Take in dramatic limestone mountains with snow-capped peaks, picture-perfect alpine pastures and idyllic meadows, a rich variety of wildlife, such as the marmot and chamois.

Piedmont's Hidden Gem: Val Maira
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Piedmont’s Hidden Gem: Val Maira

Country
Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Piedmont’s remote and rugged high valley of Val Maira lies in the southern Italian Alps, near the French border. Val Maira is a beautiful place, now slowly being discovered as a walker’s paradise. You will walk through picturesque hamlets and villages and take in the high peaks, shaped by the retreating glaciers.

High Trails of Aosta Valley
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High Trails of Aosta Valley

Country
Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
9 days & 8 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - September

The scenic Aosta Valley lies in the shadow of Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Grand Combin, Gran Paradiso and the Matterhorn. You will walk surrounded by the 3000-metre summits of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. Take in beautiful chapels, delightful hamlets and spectacular mountain vistas.

The Dachstein Alpine Circuit
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The Dachstein Alpine Circuit

Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - September

Austria’s Dachstein Alpine Circuit is a walker’s dream come true. This impressive alpine massif offers crystal-clear glacial lakes, lush pastures, green forests and rugged limestone peaks rising 3000m above sea level. Over six walking days, you’ll be rewarded with superb hiking with great accommodations nestled right in the heart of the mountains.

Salzburg Lake District
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Salzburg Lake District

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Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Explore the beauty of Austria’s Lake District, where dramatic mountains plunge into sparkling blue glacial lakes, creating fjord-like landscapes. Salzkammergut lies to the east of Salzburg, the city of Mozart, in the shadow of the Dachstein Summit (2,995 m).

walking holidays, Salzburg Lake District Short Break
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Salzburg Lake District Short Break

Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Take a short walking break to explore the beauty of Austria’s Lake District, where dramatic mountains plunge into sparkling blue glacial lakes, creating fjord-like landscapes. Salzkammergut lies to the east of Salzburg, the city of Mozart, in the shadow of the Dachstein Summit (2,995 m).

Via Francigena in Switzerland: Lausanne to Aosta 63
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Via Francigena in Switzerland: Lausanne to Aosta

Country
Italy, Switzerland
Activity type
Self Guided Walking, Camino Tours
Duration
10 days & 9 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - September

Starting from Lausanne at Lake Geneva, the Swiss route goes across the Alps to Aosta in Italy. The path reveals amazing Alpine sceneries, cultural heritage and history, the highlight being the Great St Bernard Pass. This section of the Via Francigena is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular pilgrims’ paths in Europe!

High Trails of Salzkammergut
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High Trails of Salzkammergut

Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
May - October

Explore the beauty of Austria’s Lake District, where dramatic mountains plunge into blue glacial lakes. Off the beaten track, you will explore the quieter, idyllic side of Salzkammergut as you walk through small traditional villages, then take in the vibrant Bad Ischl, passing by beautiful lakes and through impressive high passes.

High Trails of Salzkammergut Short Break
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High Trails of Salzkammergut Short Break

Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
May - October

Explore the beauty of Austria’s Lake District, where dramatic mountains plunge into blue glacial lakes. Off the beaten track, you will explore the quieter, idyllic side of Salzkammergut as you walk through small traditional villages, then take in the vibrant Bad Ischl, passing by beautiful lakes and through impressive high passes.

Aletsch Glacier Panorama Trail 4
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Aletsch Glacier Panorama Trail

Country
Switzerland
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - October

A spectacular experience awaits you on the Aletsch Glacier Panorama Trail. This walking holiday offers intoxicating panoramas – even without having a glass of the famous Valais wines! The trail follows the Lötschberg embankment and past small streams and over suspension bridges brings you towards the Great Aletsch Glacier.

List of our walking holidays in the French, Swiss, Italian and Austrian Alps

  1. The Grand Traverse: Across the Alps and the Dolomites

  2. Walker’s Haute Route East: Arolla to Zermatt

  3. Engadine: The Pearl of the Alps

  4. High Trails of Salzkammergut

  5. Salzburg Lake District

  6. Walking in the Vienna Alps

  7. Across Tyrol: Garmisch to Innsbruck

  8. Across Tyrol: Innsbruck to Sterzing

  9. Complete Tyrol: Garmisch to Sterzing

  10. Aletsch Glacier Panorama Trail

  11. Via Alpina Highlights: Bernese Oberland

  12. Jura Crest Trail: Weissenstein to Couvet

  13. Dolomites Walking Holiday

  14. Dolomites Alta Via Highlights

  15. The Alpe-Adria Circuit

  16. Tour du Mont Blanc Highlights in Comfort

  17. Tour du Mont Blanc Highlights

  18. Tour du Mont Blanc from Les Houches

  19. Tour du Mont Blanc from Les Houches in Comfort

  20. Tour du Mont Blanc from Martigny in Comfort

  21. Tour du Mont Blanc Eastern Section in Comfort

  22. Tour du Mont Blanc Western Section in Comfort