The Dolomites is a fantastic mountain range, steeped in history. As you know, we focus on long distance hiking; we have multiple departure dates for Alta Via 2 (AV2) or the Haute Route (High Route) which runs from Chamonix to the Matterhorn in Switzerland. The AV2 route is less trodden than other familiar routes across the Dolomites, and it is the longest. Along the way you will experience high exposed sections that can test your nerve! Using the Via Ferata (Iron Path) is a certainty at certain points, rest assured that we support you along the way if the exposure and use of metal ladder frames from WW2 make you feel overwhelmed! For the true adrenaline junkies amongst us, there are options to use the Via Ferata that has been placed around extreme exposure such as the side of a vertical Self-guided options are available however; Although based in Italy, the local tongue favours German. Additionally, this route is linear, so options need to be detailed on returning to different airports.
The World renown Tour du Mont Blanc is indeed one of the best hiking routes of all time – a classic walk across the French, Swiss and Italian hills. As one of our favourites for its spender throughout, you will not be disappointed. There are a few things to be aware of, there are seasons to trek across the trails. Within these seasons, you may find the weather to be unforgiving. In addition, as this is one of the World’s favourite trail, it is always busy… Self-guided option is great for anyone who has the luxury of a few days spare to return back to home & work, and who has learnt the basics of the French tongue. This circular trek returns you back to Chamonix (next to your starting point). Understanding the mountain weather is critical, to keep you safe and aware of your schedule.
Why not try Poland? This mountain range forms a natural made border between Poland and Slovakia. Whilst being guided around the Tatras, you will become immersed in culture and captivated by the beauty of the winter capital Zakopane. From here you get to see the Morskie Oko lake, although now popular its beauty is still impressive! Available as mid to long distance, the Polish Mountain Range is becoming more popular. Self-guided options do exist, you should be an experienced traveller as there as multiple options for transport that may confuse some. English is well understood, but it is only polite to attempt the basics in Polish. Think of it as part of the adventure!
Sweden has an incredible walk called the ”Kings Trail”. This trail incorporates Lapland, which is probably the most famous of this ultra-long distance trail lasting 440km! Fear not, this can be broken into stages, of sections focussed on to give the flavour of the splendid trail. Sweeping through valleys, meandering Southernly toward Sweden’s main peak Kebnekaise at 2105m. Along the way, the use of the Swedish mountain huts ensure that your memories start from the moment you arrive until the moment you depart!