Hiking from hut to hut. Backpack packed, good hiking boots on, long days hiking but having the comfort of sleeping in a mountain hut and enjoying meals in the morning and evening. Hut hikes are also in times of Covid-19 totally hot. After all, where can you find better social distance than in the mountains? In this blog post we will present you the four best hut-to-hut tours in Europe.
1) Tour du Mont Blanc
The Tour du Mont Blanc runs through three countries around the highest mountain in the Alps. There is simply no better hut tour. The TMB consists of 9 stages, which allows you to hike for more than a week, but you can also do for example only the French part. You usually start in France at Chamonix, then hike to Italy and return to Chamonix via Switzerland. Because of the three countries you’ll always get the best local dishes. Perfect for the traveler and hiker who wants something more than just hiking and beautiful views.
Lake Steinerne Meer, the Watzmann, the Funtensee: mountaineers and hikers love the Berchtesgaden Alps in Germany. The best way to experience the fascination of this mountain world is a multi-day hike with overnight stays in huts. The Berchtesgaden Alps are crossed by a widespread and well-developed network of hiking trails. The Berchtesgaden National Park and the sections of the German and Austrian Alpine associations take care of the maintenance and upkeep of the paths and huts along the way.
3) GR20 in Corsica
The GR20 is a footpath that crosses the island of Corsica and runs roughly from north to south. The outdoor writer Paddy Dillon described the GR20 as “one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world”. The whole path is about 180 km long, has 12,000 altitude meters and is well signposted along the way. For most hikers the hike takes about 15 days. The route is considered the most difficult of all the Grand-Randonnée routes and consists of two parts: the northern part, between Calenzana and Vizzavona and the southern part, between Vizzavona and Conca.
4) Alta Via 2
The Alta Via 2 in the Dolomites should easily be one of the most beautiful tours in the world. For every hiker looking for the best European experiences, this is automatically high on the list. The Dolomites are a mountain range in northeastern Italy, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its rugged natural beauty. The Dolomites are truly a unique part of the world that is worth a visit in both summer and winter. In summer it is a paradise for hikers and climbers and in winter it turns into a ski paradise. Although the Alta Via 1 is also worth a visit, on the Alta Via 2 you will find the real challenge.