Trekking in the Alps and Europe
Trekking in the Alps is a sublime experience,
which all trekkers should have high on their list of Must Do Treks. There are wonderful day treks in the valleys, long distance
trekking trails and even some 4,000m peaks that are accessible with a guide or if you have experience of winter and glacier
Famous treks include the Tour du Mont Blanc (often called the TMB) and the walker's Haute Route. However,
there are countless other wonderful treks, with something to suit every taste and energy level!
The Tour du Mont
Blanc is a 170km circuit of Mont Blanc, involving around 10,000m of ascent. It passes through France, Switzerland and Italy,
and is usually trekked in 7-10 days. There are countless trekking holiday companies willing to guide you along this route,
or help you complete the trek on a self-guided basis.
The Haute Route runs across wild and glaciated terrain between
Chamonix in France and Zermatt in Switzerland. It covers 180km of spectacular scenery and generally takes around 2 weeks to
trek. As it crosses a lot of glaciated terrain, trekkers either need to be fully competent in this environment or book a qualified
mountain guide or trip with a trekking holiday company. It's well worth it though - the scenery is some of the finest
in the Alps, with wild and savage looking mountains all around.
Futher details of both these Must Do Treks, and
others, will appear here shortly.