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European Alps

The best mountain walks in France, Italy & Switzerland

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Authentic accommodation

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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International Mountain Leaders

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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Local support & transfers

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, giving us back-up where we need it. 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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Different levels of challenge

The routes we offer in the Alps were all chosen for their outstanding scenery and Alpine walking. They differ in the difficulty levels from Switzerland as the easier option then the Tour du Mont Blanc and Dolomites as the most demanding. Meaning you can find a walk to suit your ability level but all three areas offer a good walking challenge.

Experts in hiking the European Alps

Discover the rugged Alpine heart of Europe

A fantastic trek through the Alps with stunning scenery, flora and fauna. We couldn’t have done it without our RAW Travel guide Dave, he kept us safe, satiated and happy!

Eleanor Mieken Sawyer (VIC)
June 2019

Exceptional trip in every way – with Diane absolutely superb in looking after all the needs of every group member and being such an excellent guide.

Stuart Spalding (QLD)
June 2019

The scenery was magnificent but what made this trip unforgettable was our fantastic and professional guide and the company of our fellow RAW travellers.

Andrew Treloar (NSW)
June 2019

We enjoyed the whole experience; including the challenging walks every day, the magnificent views, great company in our fellow trekkers and a special mention about our guide, Julien, who did a terrific job in planning the best routes, arranging lunch and snacks, booking dinners and most importantly, guiding us safely through the whole trek.

Peter Ronald Tunks (VIC)
June 2019

A challenging walk through spectacular scenery. A truly amazing experience!

Annette Walters (QLD)
July 2019

This hike was by far the best holiday experience I’ve ever had. Definitely a must do! We had an amazing guide who had a wealth of knowledge and was absolutely fantastic. It is the combination of nature, culture and at the end of the day accomplishing something amazing that makes this experience special.

Rakesh Quinn (NSW)
June 2019

An amazing trek, with a great group and a tremendous guide.

Daniel Robert Toole (Switzerland)
June 2019

DESTINATION GUIDE - ESSENTIAL READING!

Read about everything you need to know and prepare for on one of our Alpine treks in Europe. Our Destination guide  covers the essentials of what you need to know before you book your trip and what to expect from each of our treks on the Tour Du Mont Blanc, the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps. 

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Why are we your European Alps experts?

Our staff know the European Alps intimately; many have lived there or are based there now. We employ only qualified International Mountain Leaders to run our trips, so you know you will have a safe and enjoyable trip. We use comfortable private rooms on our trips and look for the best available accommodation in each location. (Our competitors will put you in large dormitory rooms.) The extra care we take in choosing your accommodation and supplementing our food supplies translates to the best experience for you on the trail.

Our office staff take our European Alps trips each year, ensuring your 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.

European Alps Team