Hut to hut in the Alps


Hut to hut hiking: all you need to know about walking the high mountain routes of the Alps the traditional way


Hut to hut in the Alps

Treat yourself to a walking holiday you’ll never forget. A self-guided or guided hut to hut trek in the Alps is always a delightful adventure and the high mountain areas of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy’s South Tyrol and the Dolomites are perfectly set up for these longer, more challenging hikes. This is largely thanks to the extensive mountain huts and rifugi network in these countries and regions, which make multi-day walking in the Alps a more pleasant, universally accessible and unforgettable experience.

Please read on to find out everything you need to know about hut to hut walking in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, the Italian Dolomites and South Tyrol.

mountain huts, rifugi
Alpine hut information (mountain huts explained)
An overview of what a mountain hut (Hütte, Berghütte, Rifugio) is, how and when they operate and what to expect when you stay or visit.
rifugio and mountain hut facilities
Alpine hut facilities
All you need to know about sleeping arrangements and the amenities that will be available to you, when staying at an alpine hut.
tips for a great stay in an alpine hut
Mountain hut etiquette
There are some simple rules which make the Alpine trekking experience better for everyone. Read on for the basic do’s and don’ts.
how to book a hut in the alps
Booking a mountain hut
Details of how to book your Alpine huts in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy - and why joining an Alpine Association may be beneficial.
Hut to hut in Bavaria
Hut to hut in Austria & Bavaria
What to expect from alpine huts in Austria and Bavaria; understand the different categories and the best ways to book your overnight stay.
hut to hut Swiss alps information
Alpine huts in Switzerland
The lowdown on alpine huts in Switzerland: what level of comfort to expect, how and when they are run and a guide to making reservations.
South Tyrol mountain huts
Huts in the Dolomites and South Tyrol
A guide to mountain huts in Northern Italy: how and when they operate, what they cost and what to expect when you stay overnight.
self guided inn to inn walking
Inn to inn walking: how is it different?
Understand why inn to inn walking and hut to hut walking are very unique propositions – and determine which one is right for you.