Hiking in the Alps is not only one of the most popular ways to explore the mountains in summer, it’s undoubtedly one of the most magical. Walking holidays in the Alps are an opportunity to enjoy a slower pace of life and get closer to nature, in one of the World’s most beautiful landscapes. From wildflower meadows, local flora and fauna, and the soft chiming of cowbells, to majestic mountain panoramas and authentic regional villages, an alpine walking holiday is one you’ll never forget.
With thousands of kilometres of trails to explore, there are simply no limits when hiking in the Alps. On a family lakes and mountains holiday, pack a picnic of local goodies and enjoy a memorable day out walking in the Alps this summer. Alternatively, a luxury walking holiday can involve tackling famous trails, challenging ascents or even pilgrimage routes while trekking in the Alps.
Every summer resort in our portfolio will boast beautiful hikes to explore on walking holidays in the Alps. Whether you’re looking to discover the most dramatic peaks on a French Alps walking holiday, treat yourself to delicious cuisine on a luxury walking holiday in the Dolomites, or explore hiking destinations in the Swiss Alps, there’s a perfect option for everyone. Explore our collection of resorts and chalets to find the ideal accommodation for your next mountain hiking holiday.
A circular route of 168km, the Tour de Mont Blanc, or TMB, is perhaps the most famous hiking route in the Alps. One to tick off the bucket list, the TMB circles the iconic peak of Mont Blanc whilst also boasting stunning panoramas across the neighbouring mountains. Not one for the faint-hearted, it’s nevertheless considered to the one of the best hikes in Europe.
One of the most beautiful walking routes in the Alps is to Stellisee Lake in Zermatt. Known as the mirror of the Matterhorn, when the sun is shining, the lake provides the perfect reflection of Europe’s most famous mountain…Hop on the Sunnegga Funicular and Blauherd Gondola for the circular Five Lakes walk, where you can enjoy Matterhorn views throughout.
Offering something for everybody, St Gervais in France is a fabulous destination for a family summer holiday in the Alps. Grown-ups can rest weary legs in their world famous thermal baths, while children can discover a love of the natural world on one of their family-friendly hiking routes. Suitable for children over 3, follow the Charlotte the Marmot trail to learn more about the mountains, enjoy the great outdoors, and make family memories together.
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Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
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