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Adventure Holidays in The Alps

Nestled in the heart of Europe, the Alps provide the ultimate playground for adventure travellers and nature enthusiasts alike. The towering mountain peaks and stunning landscapes host beautifully maintained walking, climbing and cycle trails that lead those that follow them to some of the world’s most breathtaking views.

Stretching 1,200km across eight Alpine countries, the Alps are home to hundreds of sleepy, local villages where you will find some of Europe’s finest cuisine. The Alps trails and lush provide a habitat for a diverse range of wonderful wildlife, including ibex, chamois, marmots and a variety of bird species, all thriving in the rugged and pristine alpine environments. From conquering the staggering heights of Mont Blanc, to traversing Albania’s Accursed Mountains, an adventure holiday in the Alps promises to be an exhilarating escape into a pristine wilderness.

Highlights of the Alps

 Following an action packed day in the Alps, there's no better way to unwind than enjoying a delicious meal in a cosy mountain chalet or charming village inn. Cuisine in the Alps is a delightful fusion of hearty flavours and alpine traditions, reflecting the rich culinary heritage of the region. Savoury cheese dishes like fondue and raclette are staples, while cured meats like Swiss sausages and Italian speck are a delight to the senses. Wash your meal down with a glass of robust wine or schnapps that are proudly crafted in the valleys.

What to do in the Alps

Walking Holidays in the Alps

Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a novice explorer, the Alps provide an array of well-marked trails that wind through pristine valleys, ascend to high mountain passes, and offer breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and lush meadows. Whether you're drawn to the idyllic trails of the Swiss Alps, the rugged beauty of the French, Italian, or any other corner of this majestic mountain range, an Alpine walking holiday promises a perfect blend of natural beauty, physical activity, and cultural enrichment.

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Cycling Holidays in the Alps

Whether you're an avid cyclist seeking the ultimate challenge or a leisure rider looking to soak in the Alps' natural beauty, a cycling holiday in this remarkable region promises an unforgettable journey. Pedal through some of the most iconic and grueling Tour du France stages, or discover charming alpine villages, serene lakes, and picturesque valleys in the stunning Italian Alps. As you tackle winding roads and ascend formidable mountain passes, the Alps will treat you to beautiful vistas and wonderful wildlife. 

Climbing Holidays in the Alps

Climbing holidays in the Alps are a thrilling and challenging adventure, designed for those seeking the ultimate mountaineering experience. These trips typically involve ascending snow-covered peaks, where climbing ropes, ice axes, and a variety of specialized mountaineering equipment are essential tools in conquering these formidable heights. From Mont Blanc's towering summit to the stunning Lisjoch pass, a climbing holiday in the Alps is an unforgettable experience that tests your limits and rewards you with awe-inspiring natural beauty.

More Information About the Alps

The best time to visit the Mediterranean largely depends on your preferences and the experiences you seek. Generally, the Mediterranean enjoys a Mediterranean climate, characterised by hot, dry summers and mild, wetter winters. If you prefer warm beach days and vibrant outdoor activities, the spring (April to June) and early autumn (September to October) are ideal. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and tourist crowds are relatively smaller, allowing you to explore historic cities, relax on stunning beaches, and savour Mediterranean cuisine. However, if you enjoy winter sports and cooler temperatures, the winter months (November to February) are perfect for exploring cultural sites, enjoying coastal walks, and experiencing local festivities.

Worldwide Adventure Holidays

We offer over 360 active adventures in 100 countries worldwide. Best known for our pioneering itineraries and challenging trips with an 'edge', we also offer a range of easier guided and self-guided walking, cycling, family and wildlife journeys throughout the world. Based in Keswick in the Lake District, we are passionate about creating unique travel experiences for our customers.

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