Alps Hiking Tours
The Alps are at once an adventurer's playground, a traveler's paradise, and a wonderland for eager hikers. Towering peaks, ancient glaciers, alpine meadows, pristine lakes and rivers, unique wildlife, charming towns, luxurious mountain lodging, and gourmet cafes combine to make our Alps hiking tours truly unforgettable!
Our Alps trips will take you to the best mountain treks in Italy, Switzerland, and France. They will take you high into Italy's limestone Dolomites; around the towering Mont Blanc mastiff; or backpacking into the remote Vercors mountain range. Enjoy mountain hut-based trips or and trips with a mix of mountain huts and camping.
Check out our Alps Treks below, and feel free to call us at 1-888-966-TREK (8735) with questions or to start planning your trip today!
"I cannot think of a single thing that could improve my Mont Blanc experience. The area is breathtaking, accommodation outstanding (especially liked the Courmayer inn and owners), guides were exceptional. Thank you Wildland, will be a return guest!"
- Leta Babb
More About Alps Trekking Tours
Why an Alps Hiking Vacation?
The Swiss Alps, Italian Alps, and French Alps together comprise one of the world's most beautiful and adventure-rich mountain regions. With soaring, glaciated peaks; lush alpine valleys; unique wildlife; and stunning panoramas, the Alps offer a wealth of trekking opportunities. But that's only the beginning. The Swiss Alps, Italian Alps, and French Alps also offer wonderful backcountry huts, charming mountain hamlets, amazing European cuisine, and fascinating history. The Alps truly offer trekking and traveling experiences that are unique and difficult to match anywhere else!
Should I hike the Alps with a Guide?
Many people hike the Alps with a trekking guide, and many do it on their own. The advantages of going with an Alps trekking company are many. At Wildland, we take care of all logistics including permits, accommodations, transportation, meals, gear, and more. Additionally, hiking the Alps does contain inherent risk, and going with a guide company adds an increased level of safety. The mountains are high with potential for extreme weather year round, and they are home to mandatory river crossings, snowfields, and glaciers. Additionally, the distances and elevations required between mountain villages is often significant, and so the hiking can be demanding and remote. Our guides also offer expert interpretation of the natural and cultural history of the region, which is a highlight for many guests.
Make the Most of an Alps Hiking Holiday
If you join an Alps hiking tour, we recommend adding time on the front and back to make the most of your holiday. The Swiss Alps, French Alps, and Italian Alps, are of course surrounded by amazing natural and cultural travel destinations. We heartily recommend adding a visit to the French or Italian Rivieras, where coastal towns offer history, beauty, and culinary delights. Or adding a visit to Europe's wine country is a worthwhile addition - Italy's famous Tuscany region or France's Bordeaux region are both fantastic. Finally, some of Europe's big cities offer tremendous history, architecture and, again, amazing cuisine: Rome, Milan, and Paris are of course some of the best cities to add to your visit.