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Walking/Hiking Holidays

Walking or Hiking Holidays in the Alps offer unparalleled variety and stunning scenery. We offer a FREE liftpass with our holidays and guided walks too!

New for this summer (and free with our Active Packs) is the exciting opportunity to go on a guided walk with a professional mountain guide. Our guided walking groups are very sociable with walking groups to suit your ability, so you'll always be able to join one suited to you. We even do walks for the Teens' and more adventurous hikes for the super-keen. Guided walks are a great way to meet other guests and learn a little more of local knowledge and see the hidden secret spots that only a local knows!
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  • Fun Factor
  • Fitness Level
  • No. of Lifts: Up to 25
  • Free Guided Walks
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  • Walking Trail Maps Included
  • Use of Nordic Poles Included

Walking Holidays in the Alps

This popular activity offers the perfect half day walk or hike in the mountains, led by an experienced local guide, and will use your free lift pass to make it all the more exciting. Our sociable walking groups are for 8-12 people and we try to run different groups for alternate levels of fitness. Walks typically last 3-4 hours and we offer one free guided walk each week to our guests in all resorts except Tignes. Extra guided walks can be bought locally from £15-25

The mountains offer truly rewarding walking and hiking, with spectacular views, peace and tranquillity, and of course excellent mountain restaurants! Our free lift pass allows walkers to use the gondolas and chair lifts to cover great distances, discover breathtaking scenery and reach high vantage points easily. 

100's of Km's of Marked Trails Served by Lifts

The Alps are famous for their spectacular walking and hiking trails which are served by a lift system in summer to enable walkers to reach high vantage points easily and cover many miles of stunning terrain; which teems with alpine wildlife, waterfalls, forests and excellent mountain restaurants. Our free lift pass allows walkers to use the gondolas and chair lifts all week, and our route cards and maps will give you many exciting itineraries to try.

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Gentle Strolls to Challenging Hikes

Explore a multitude of trails from gentle circuits to adventurous hikes looping back to our hotels, via lakes and waterfalls or along mountain peaks which take in the wildlife and stunning scenery all the way. Try a ridge-walk at altitude, forest walks or walks over alpine meadows and mountain passes stretching across the French-Swiss border which make use of your free lift pass and enable you to cover great distances and visit far-flung villages whatever your level of fitness.

Walking Styles

Nordic Walking (All Resorts)

An enhancement of ordinary walking, yet twice as effective! Nordic Walkers utilise poles in order to add three main benefits:

  1. Poles ensure that the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs.
  2. Poles help stabilise the walker over tricky terrain.
  3. Poles help propel the walker along.

This means the walker works harder than usual yet the support from the poles makes it feel easier! We offer free use of Nordic Poles in all our Active packs and in all resorts. Poles are kept at our main hotels.

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Over 80 Activities To Try!

Our Holidays come with more than enough free activities for your week included in our ‘Free Active Packs’ (which are worth up to £355).

You can try even more activities once in resort. Some may carry a small cost and not all activities are available in all resorts.

Tignes Active Pack >

Val d'Isere Active Pack > 

Les Gets Active Pack >

Morzine Active Pack >

Glacier Walking to the Snow Line!

For a truly unique experience in Val D’Isere, try the Refuge walk for lunch (1hr 20mins) and then after lunch continue the hike up to the snowline (1 hr 30 mins).

For Tignes guests then walk up from Val Claret (1 hr 20 mins) or take the funicular train to the Glacier for direct access to the snow at 3000 metres and clamp on some crampons or snow shoes and go hiking. Expect breathtaking views and spectacular glacial scenery from the highest of mountain peaks. Glacier walks vary in difficulty and we recommend (and can organise) a guide if you want a more serious snow-hike.

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