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Italian Alps Hiking Holidays

Self guided & guided mountain walks in Italy

Forming the natural border with Switzerland, France, Slovenia and Austria, the Italian Alps in northern Italy are a landscape made of breath-taking contrasts. Highlights of your hiking holiday in the Italian Alps include the Three Peaks (Tre Cime) in the Dolomites, Aosta Valley, cliffs of the Tofana Massif and the country’s oldest national park Gran Paradiso. Then there are the spectacular views of famous peaks such as the Monte Rosa, Mont Blanc and Matterhorn that you can take in on many walks. 

An alpine walking holiday in Italy actually stretches beyond the Alps and into the Apennines, otherwise known as the Apuane Alps. On quiet trails, discover the Apuanes’ scenery of white marble towers, chestnut woods, abysses and the largest cave system in Italy. 

This is a region that is also rich in culture and history reflecting in the local architecture and with French, German and Italian all spoken.  

The Alps hold a special place in every Italian’s heart and one reason for this, besides the scenery, is of course the food. With little influence from the outside world, most of the traditional dishes simply came about because villagers had to be creative with the local mountain produce. Some of our favourites to try are one of the many polenta dishes, the canederli dumpling, and the local take on fondue - with fontina cheese and egg. 

There’s nothing quite like hiking in the Italian mountains to reconnect yourself with nature. The majesty and vastness of these mountain landscapes help to remind us of our place in the world. Many people who spend a holiday amongst the magnificent peaks of the Italian Alps often describe it as a life-changing experience. 

From remote mountain walking in the Apuan alps to the famed limestone peaks of the Dolomites, and from the Tour du Mont Blanc to walking along chamois & ibex in the Gran Paradiso National Park, choose from our selection of excellent value alpine hiking holidays in Italy. A presto!

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Great Value & Quality Holidays in the Italian Alps

Our hiking holidays in the Italian Alps are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally-run accommodation. When you book, your trip in the Italian Alps will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your active holiday in Italy.

Personal Experience

Our team have been walking in the Italian Alps for over 5 decades. We are passionate about the unique variety that Italy offers, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Local Knowledge of the Italian Alps

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries in the Italian Alps to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.

Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Often family-run, the charming hotels that we have selected for your overnights in the Italian Alps range from 3-4 stars. They provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience. 

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