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.

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Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

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Only 20% payment due at the time of booking!

French Alps for hiking
French Alps chalet with flowers
Hiking the French Alps in a group
French Alps mountain range
French Alps in summer
One of the French Alps hiking trails

Map and Elevation Profile

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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. 

Additional Information

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

Skills Required

  • General hiking and navigation skills
  • Alpine hiking experience
It is likely to encounter snow on this route in late-June and snowstorms in early September

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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

  • GPX File

  • 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.


Airport to Airport Package from Geneva Public


  • 2 nights 3-star hotel in Geneva

  • All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (public transportation)

Airport to Airport Package from Geneva Private


  • 2 nights 3-star hotel in Geneva

  • All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (private transportation)

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 14 to 10 points



  • Sack lunches for 6 days

Rest Day 


  • Add on an extra night at a hut included in the itinerary

All prices are per person

*Private transportation packages require a minimum of double occupancy

Not included

  • Paper map

  • Emergency response and rescue

  • Flights

  • Beverages

  • 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  


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