Winter walking holidays,
walking in winter conditions in the ice and snow

WINTER WALKING DIRECTORY

 

usa flagAdirondack Connections
based:
New York, USA

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Winter hiking guide service – guided hikes in the Adirondack Mountains during the colder weather season. Routes from forests trails and lake shores to a variety of mountain experiences. Trekking poles and daypacks can be provided.

| winter walking | USA |

 

uk flagExplore five star Featured Site

based: UK

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Explorer logoWalking holidays in Europe: France, Italy, Spain, Mallorca, Greece, Switzerland and Portugal – including a small selection of winter walking trips and snowshoeing adventures. Trips for all abilities and fitness levels.

| walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | unguided walking | winter walking | Europe |

 

uk flagHeadwater five star Featured Site

based: UK

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Headwater logoGuided and self-guided winter walking holidays and breaks in Europe. These tours make use of prepared winter hiking paths and established winter tracks and trails. Winter walking trips are available in both Switzerland and Austria.

| walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | winter walking | wintersports multi-activity | Europe |

 

Pension Hoffelner – Self Guided Walking Holidays
based: Dachstein, Austria

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Trails are at three levels: on the Ramsau plateau (1,200 m), alpine pasture (1,700 m) and the Dachstein Glacier (2,700 m). Higher areas are easily accessible through gondolas and cable cars. Luxury accommodation, stunning scenery and walks suitable for all abilities. Offering flexible dates and durations from June to October.

| unguided walking | winter walking | tailor made | groups | Austria |

 

Scot Mountain Holidays
based: Highlands, Scotland, UK

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Guided winter mountain walking trips, walking the winter Munros. This is an all-inclusive winter hiking holiday with a guide, in and around the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

| winter walking | Scotland |

 

Wilderness Scotland
based: Highlands, Scotland, UK

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Winter walking holidays in Scotland, from easy rambles to mountain ascents ensuring there are trips suitable for most types of walker. Their easier, low level, hikes don't involve ice axes or crampons, while their Winter Skills trips are for more experienced walkers.

| winter walking | Scotland |

 

 

SEARCH TIPS: WINTER WALKING HOLIDAYS

Walking in winter conditions allows people to enjoy the splendor of the snow covered hills and mountains without having to learn the skills required to ski or board. It often uses marked forest, valley and mountain tracks and trails.

 

This section specifically covers hiking and walking holidays during winter months and involving walking in the cold and in snow and ice. This ranges from low-level walks that don't require addition skills or equipment and may use prepared winter hiking routes; to higher altitude walks where the routes may be on snow slopes and glaciers and where winter mountain skills (such as glacier travel and rescue) and specialist equipment (such as ice axes and crampons) may be required. Generally these winter walking tours will focus on hiking using boots (and crampons where necessary), perhaps with occasional use of snowshoes – but we have a separate section dealing with full-on snowshoe trekking.

 

 

Skills for winter walking courses
This section specifically cover tours taking people on winter walking routes, we have a separate mountain section covering courses teaching the skills required for winter walking and hiking (such as the use of crampons and ice axes, winter navigation, glacier travel, avalanche awareness, and survival skills).