Ten Top Alpine Walking Breaks
Sunday 05 June 2011
1. Alpine activity:
Hike, fish and horse ride in Kitzbühel, Austria from £230 per person, with flights, transfers and half-board accommodation. Contact inghams.co.uk
Trek, bike and wild swim, staying at the high-design Rocksresort, Laax. Seven nights, based on six in a four-bedroom apartment is £509 per person, including flights to Zurich and transfers. Contact neilson.co.uk
Explore the majestic Alta Badia in the central Dolomites on foot, with wildflower specialists and watercolour tutors on hand. £265 per person, self-catering only. Contact colletts.co.uk
4. Mountain Marathon:
Trek France, Switzerland and Italy on a 13-day tour of Mont Blanc massif. Land-only from Geneva/Chamonix: from £1,665 per person. Contact mountainkingdoms.com
A one-week guided walking holiday around the pretty village of Alpbach costs £699 per person, with flights, transfers and half-board accommodation. Contact ramblersholidays.co.uk
6. Lakes and mountains:
Explore Switzerland's Unesco Lauterbrunnen Valley on a seven-night group walking trip. From £999 per person, including flights and most meals. Contact explore.co.uk
Spend seven nights at The Lodge, Richard Branson's mountain-top pad in Verbier, all-inclusive from £5,030 for a family of four. Contact seasons.co.uk
8. Mont Blanc to Matterhorn:
Take a two-week trek through the high-altitude passes and glaciers connecting Chamonix and Zermatt. From £1,695 per person, half-board, land-only. Contact keadventure.com
A guided walking week in the Oetztal Alps, Austria, takes in waterfalls, peaks and paths to suit all abilities. From £599 per person, two sharing half-board accommodation. Contact hfholidays.co.uk
An eight-day independent alpine activity holiday in the Bernese Oberland is from £1,166 per adult (child £796) including flights to Saanen and transfers. Contact headwater.com
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