HHT5 Hut to Hut in the French Alps
GO Hut to Hut Hiking in France
GO experience the Alps · GO live your bucket list · GO where your colleagues can't find you
GO hiking for 8 days in one of France’s favorite national parks
GO stay at charming mountain huts and see oodles of marmots
GO enjoy more manageable elevation gain than other hut hiking tours in the Western Alps
Nestled in a dramatic corner of the French Alps, snug against the Swiss border, and hours away from the hustle and bustle in the Mont Blanc region, this hut to hut hike in the French Alps delivers all the beauty, nature, and charm that your heart may desire. The comfortable trails, friendly hut staff, and marmots seen along the way all add to the experience. As opposed to many other hut hiking tours, this tour stays rather high, rarely dropping down all the way into a valley along the way.
This tour is perfect for those wanting minimal exposure and more mellow grades than can be found elsewhere in the western Alps.
Choose your own dates
Choose your own pace
Choose your own hiking buddies
Hut to Hut in the French Alps Itinerary
*Estimated time is based on a pace of 4.2 km. per hour and 400 m. elevation gain per hour.
Time for stops is not included. Actual hiking times will vary.
Airport - Geneva, Switzerland
It is possible to customize this tour to any airport.
Season: mid-June to mid-September
The season availability for this tour is driven by hut operating seasons. Huts will often give a general time-frame of when they expect to be open, but will make decisions based on weather and conditions. We recommend booking this tour in July and August in order to have the best chances with the huts.
It is likely to encounter snowfields in late-June, and snowstorms in early September.
Skills and Experience Required
Physical Condition: Middle
Technical Difficulty: Low
- General hiking and navigation skills
- Alpine hiking experience
Hut to Hut in the French Alps Cinema
Included in all packages
Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline
Personalized eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more
Optional Airport to Airport full service booking
Booking and logistics assistance during your tour
Unlimited time spent answering your questions
Peace of mind by leaving the planning and booking to local experts
More time for the important things in life
*When booked 2 or more months in advance
**The term "room" at a mountain hut varies greatly from hut to hut. These are often shared rooms that are smaller than the dormitories. Rooms book quickly at the huts. When there is no availability, you may end up in the dormitory.
Emergency response and rescue
Any meals not specified
Sheets at mountain huts (a sleeping bag liner or travel sheet is required: read more)
Fees for any additional transportation used during the hiking tour, such as lifts, gondolas, and buses
Some accommodations charge tourist or city taxes that must be paid on site. These rarely exceed 2€ per person per night