Ten Walking Holidays in the Alps

Posted by Anouk van den Eijnde at 04:54 on Monday 14 June 2010

Ten spectacular walking holidays in the French, Austrian and Swiss Alps, all of which can be reached by train from the UK.

Looking across the Mont Blanc on the Classic Mont Blanc Walking HolidayLooking across the Mont Blanc on the Classic Mont Blanc Walking Holiday

Trekking the high summits of the QueyrasTrekking the high summits of the QueyrasTrekking the Queyras 3000 Metre Summits, French Alps
8 days
Start point: Briancon, France

This more challenging walking holiday takes you through a charming and unspoilt corner of the Alps, staying in comfortable hotels, gites and refuges with baggage transfers provided. The remote Alpine region of Queyras offers exceptional trekking with a distinctly 'off-the-beaten-track' feel, loosely following the route of the GR58: the Tour of Queyras long distance walk. This exciting new itinerary has been amended to include the best hikes in the area, which takes you to such rocky summits as Rocca Bianca (3059m), Pain de Sucre (3208m) and Grand Glaiza (3293m).

For more details and how to get there and back by train, see: Trekking the Queyras 3000 Metre Summits

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Walking holidays in the Swiss Alps


Walking the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland

7 days
Start point: Kandersteg

The Bernese Oberland is well-known as the most dramatic region of Switzerland and perfect for discovering by foot. The walk, from valley to valley, offers breath-taking views and landscapes on well-marked paths.The Oberland hosts quaint villages tucked away in the quiet, sheltered valleys, where you will find peace and serenity. The enjoyable walk is accessible to most, with grade 3 options high into the mountains, and opportunities to shorten ascents with cable cars. The start point Hotel Victoria in Kandersteg is run by the charming Platzer family and combines comfort and home charm.

For more details and how to get there and back by train, see: Walking the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland

 

The magnificent vistas of the Bernese OberlandThe magnificent vistas of the Bernese Oberland

 

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