European Alps

The best mountain walks in France, Italy & Switzerland

Experience the thrilling Tour du Mont Blanc in France, the mighty Italian Dolomites, and the impressive valleys and trails of Switzerland. The European Alps are as enticing in summer as they are under three feet of snow. Trekking over and around these spectacular mountain ranges will give you a great sense of achievement.

They differ in the difficulty levels so you can find a walk to suit your ability but all three areas offer a good walking challenge. Switzerland is the easier option then the Tour du Mont Blanc with the Dolomites being the most demanding. At the end of each day as you enjoy a 3-course meal prepared by our local hosts you will have time to reflect on your time on the trail. The routes we offer in the Alps were all chosen for their outstanding scenery and Alpine walking.

If you love vast landscapes, experiencing new cultures, breathing in the fresh alpine air, and the company of like-minded walkers, then trekking in the European Alps should be the next adventure on your list!

We’d love to help you plan your journey. It’s what we do best!


The RAW Travel Difference

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No dormitories here! Our Alps trips use a mixture of small hotels and refuges with private rooms so you can come back to a comfortable room each night and get a good night's sleep. An essential component for your enjoyment with a mountain trek where you are working hard on the trails each day.

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We have our own staff of experienced and qualified International Mountain Leaders. Not only do they know the trek routes exceptionally well but they will excel in looking after you; your safety is our priority in an Alpine environment. All our guides are native English speakers, so clear communication is never an issue.

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We have our own experienced team based in the region who help plan our trips. On the Tour du Mont Blanc we have our own dedicated driver who meets our clients and takes charge of the luggage delivery each day. On our Swiss and Dolomites trips, you will also enjoy the convenience of your bags being delivered directly to your accommodation each night.

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Our staff know the European Alps intimately; many have lived there or are based there now. Our office staff take our European Alps trips each year, ensuring you receive up-to-date, first-hand advice. We also offer training days and free information nights before your trip to ensure you are well prepared to enjoy your adventure.


Swiss rail and hike
8 Days

Swiss Alps

Swiss Rail and Hike

Moderate to Challenging Self-Guided
  • Spectacular Alpine walking on Switzerland’s most famous trails
  • Experience the iconic Matterhorn and Eiger mountains up close
  • Ride the Glacier Express, one of the world’s greatest rail journeys
  • Flexible walking distances with mountain transport and options


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8 Days

Tour du Mont Blanc

Tour du Mont Blanc – Highlights

Guided Strenuous
  • A condensed version of Europe’s classic mountain hike
  • Fully supported by our expert mountain guide
  • Jaw-dropping alpine scenery and friendly wildlife encounters
  • Culinary specialities and fascinating history


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13 Days

Tour du Mont Blanc

The Mont Blanc Circuit – Tour du Mont Blanc

Guided Strenuous
  • Europe’s most classic mountain walk
  • Experience spectacular Alpine scenery
  • Walk with an experienced English speaking guide
  • Trek through three countries: France, Italy and Switzerland


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13 Days

Tour du Mont Blanc

The Self-Guided Trip – Tour du Mont Blanc

Self-Guided Strenuous
  • Trek through France, Italy & Switzerland
  • Culinary specialities from each country
  • Experience spectacular towering mountain scenery
  • This self-guided hike is for a private group of 4+ people


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Dolomites Circuit Trek, Italy
8 Days


Dolomites Circular Trek

Guided Strenuous
  • Italian hospitality at its finest
  • Local specialities, perfect coffee and great company
  • Visit the trenches from the mountain frontline of WWI
  • Walk with an experienced International Mountain Leader


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Dolomites Traverse, Italy
11 Days


Dolomites Traverse – 11 day

Guided Strenuous
  • Italian hospitality at its finest
  • Local specialities, perfect coffee, great company
  • Some of the best sections of the Alta Via1 and Alta Via 2
  • Embrace the challenge of this strenuous trekking


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Custom trips

Private groups

If you have a group of friends or family you can request one of these trips as your own private departure. Consider a customised trip, individually tailored to your ideal walking distances and timeframes. Have a look at our tailor-made trips page on the link below and drop us a line:

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