Trekking in the Alps - my company, has been organising walking
holidays in Europe since 1991. Trekking in the Alps specialises in
offering guided treks for small groups and private groups. I guide all the
treks myself, and each year new treks are offered. When you call
or email, you
will speak and deal with me personally, so you can be sure to get experienced
advice and answers to your queries.
Treks will run with a minimum of 3 people, occasionally 2. It is extremely rare that I have to cancel a trek due to lack of numbers and I will always try to make sure you get your holiday.
Many people assume that walking in the Alps must involve snow and ice skills, crevasse and avalanche dangers, and lots of equipment. Not so! There are many miles of paths in the Alps which allow walks to be undertaken in the area without getting involved in the high mountains and their attendant dangers. Trekking in the Alps aims to lead you to the more remote places in the areas we visit, to find walks that are not frequented, to take you to summits and to allow you to go beyond your expectations.
The flowers and wildlife in the Alps are fascinating and I’ll be very happy to share my knowledge of these with people that are interested.
My treks are generally multi-day, but I also offer hotel based weeks where we do day walks, with maybe one overnight in a refuge.
Multi-day treks are usually between 6-9 days long and nights are spent in mountain huts or small hotels. We don’t camp. We are on the move each day and we carry our necessary gear with us. The accommodation always provides bedding and food (except the Corsica summits trek) so your gear can be kept to a minimum. The huts and hotels have been chosen for their stunning situation or their regional specialities. All huts provide good, filling food, and beverages of all kinds, including beer, wine and local liqueurs.
Hotel based treks are offered in different locations of the French Swiss and Italian Alps, Corsica and Provence and each night we’ll return to base, except for one night which is spent in a mountain hut. These weeks offer a flexible itinerary which can be adapted to the conditions of the group and the mountains. There is also the possibility of taking a day off during these weeks.
Snow shoeing weeks are offered from January until April, and are hotel based, with usually one overnight stay elsewhere. Long weekends are also offered and people can hire me for instruction and daily guiding.
Ski touring and off piste skiing are guided by Jon de Montjoye. He also offers rock climbing at all levels. High mountain guiding can be arranged. Jon offers guided glacier summits and treks. In addition several treks now include a guided summit, such as the Tour of the Matterhorn and Tour of Monte Rosa which include an ascent of the Breithorn summit of conditions allow.
Custom made treks are available if you hire me privately. You can do this for any area, with the idea of doing a trek or holiday that isn’t in my brochure, or just to have a private group. Your dreams are the only limit here!
If you would like to see some photos from my previous trips, my most recent is the Summer 2007 gallery. Previous years are 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & also the 2006 photos on the Snowshoe gallery & Trek Gallery 1 & 2.
Trekking in the Alps, Chemin des Biolles, Vallorcine 74660, France
[ Tel: +33 450 54 62 09 ] [ Fax: +33 450 54 63 29 ] [ E-Mail Me ]