Alps

Mont Blanc on the Italian-French border, Eiger in Switzerland, the legendary Matterhorn shared by that country and Italy or Großlockner, the highest mountain in Austria, are just some of the options for mountaineering, ice and rock climbing, trekking or skiing that you can enjoy in the Alps. This is our ranking of the top destinations and the most sought after programs by outdoor enthusiasts, which can be done in this immense mountain range that crosses Central Europe. Explore-share.com helps you book your next guided adventure in the Alps.

 

 

France

Come and conquer Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the French Alps, explore the Jura Mountains or discover the unique beauty of the Pyrenean lakes. Put your snowshoes on to traverse the massif of Les Vosges and prepare your backpack for a long horizontal walk and, why not, a vertical one, hanging on a via ferrata.

In addition to its breathtaking landscapes, such as the rocky needles of Chamonix or the snow-covered peaks of Les 3 Vallees, France also offers a perfect mountain cuisine: from soup to cheese, their meals recharge energies and welcome the athletes and mountaineers who arrive at their huts.

 

 


Switzerland

The geography of Switzerland includes 22 glaciers, 650.000 km of rivers and streams, dozens of waterfalls, mountains and valleys, castles, churches and medieval villages. There are also 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites here, and 2 Biosphere Reserves.

Keep in mind that if you want to visit this country, you will need much more than a pair of skis to open the way in Andermatt, in the Bernese Oberland or in Arolla. You will also need very strong legs to hike the Verbier-Zermatt Haute Route, and to ascend emblematic peaks, like the Bishorn. Finally, you can not conquer the Swiss Alps without two well-trained arms that allow you to enjoy the high rocky walls of the Eiger, Jungfrau or Monch.

 

 

 


Austria

Not for nothing, the first words you hear when singing the Austrian anthem are “Land of Mountains”. Hut-to-hut hiking tours are probably the most sought after option during the summer, especially in East Tyrol. There you will enjoy breathtaking views, peaks eternally covered in snow and cozy refuges to spend the night lost in the Alps.

During the winter months, Austria becomes a paradise painted white. Ski pistes are perfectly prepared in the Alpine region, where skiers and snowboarders from all around the world find ideal conditions for an unforgettable powder adventure.

 

 


Italy

Italy is always in store for adventure seekers. Heliskiing in Piedmont, hiking in the Dolomites, climbing the Sardinian rocks or reaching the top roof of Monte Rosa are some of the thrilling experiences you will come upon here. Of course, outdoors plans fit perfectly with other Italian facets such as culture, art and… cuisine! Do not miss the “Spaghetti Tour” from Cervinia to Gressoney, where you will not only trek amazing landscapes but eat the most delicious meals.

There is so much more to visit in Italy! Both the Alps and the Dolomites are imposing mountain ranges with peaks, trails, lagoons and slopes to enjoy a wide variety of activities all year round. Find here below some of the best Italian guided tours, pick up one and come discover these fields of good pizza, unparalleled pasta and stunning landscapes.

 

 


Germany

You can never get bored in Germany. Outdoor lovers can take part in nature activities such as climbing, mountaineering or mountain biking. In addition, Germany proposes an interesting variety of water activities on the shores of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, or in some of its rivers or lakes.

And if we talk about mountain and water, we can not forget the aerial activities: during the winter, there are heliskiing tours to overfly  the German Alps and enjoy their extensive off-piste skiing tracks.

 

 

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