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Trip Dates

Trip NameDaysSeason
Mont Blanc Circuit 'Tour du Mont Blanc' 12 June - September
Ultimate Dolomites Adventure 'Dolomiti' 9 July - September
Italian Lakes District Adventure 'Dolce Vita' 10 June - August
Iceland Hiking Adventure 'Stelkur' 11 July - August
Essence of Iceland 'Lundi' 7 May - September

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May 19 19 - May 25 ’19 Lundi US$6899 Filling up Check Availability
Jun 8 19 - Jun 19 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Jun 9 19 - Jun 15 ’19 Lundi US$6899 Filling up Check Availability
Jun 15 19 - Jun 26 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Full
Jun 15 19 - Jun 23 ’19 Dolomiti US$4899 Almost full Check Availability
Jun 24 19 - Jul 3 ’19 Dolce Vita US$5299 Filling up Check Availability
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Jul 1 19 - Jul 12 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Almost Full - Check Now! Check Availability
Jul 7 19 - Jul 17 ’19 Stelkur US$9899 Filling up Check Availability
Jul 7 19 - Jul 13 ’19 Lundi US$6899 Great Check Availability
Jul 13 19 - Jul 24 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Filling up Check Availability
Jul 13 19 - Jul 21 ’19 Dolomiti US$4899 Great Check Availability
Jul 21 19 - Jul 30 ’19 Dolce Vita US$5299 Filling up Check Availability
Jul 27 19 - Aug 7 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Filling up Check Availability
Jul 27 19 - Aug 4 ’19 Dolomiti US$4899 Great Check Availability
Aug 10 19 - Aug 21 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Aug 17 19 - Aug 28 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Filling up Check Availability
Aug 18 19 - Aug 27 ’19 Dolce Vita US$5299 Filling up Check Availability
Aug 18 19 - Aug 28 ’19 Stelkur US$9899 Filling up Check Availability
Aug 18 19 - Aug 24 ’19 Lundi US$6899 Filling up Check Availability
Aug 24 19 - Sep 4 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Almost Full - Check Now! Check Availability
Aug 24 19 - Sep 1 ’19 Dolomiti US$4899 Great Check Availability
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Sep 7 19 - Sep 18 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Sep 7 19 - Sep 15 ’19 Dolomiti US$4899 Full
Sep 14 19 - Sep 25 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Filling up Check Availability
Sep 15 19 - Sep 21 ’19 Lundi US$6899 Filling up Check Availability
Sep 20 19 - Sep 28 ’19 Dolomiti US$4899 Great Check Availability
Sep 21 19 - Oct 2 ’19 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Full
2020
May 10 20 - May 16 ’20 Lundi US$6899 Great Check Availability
May 17 20 - May 23 ’20 Lundi US$6899 Great Check Availability
May 24 20 - May 30 ’20 Lundi US$6899 Great Check Availability
May 31 20 - Jun 6 ’20 Lundi US$6899 Great Check Availability
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Jun 13 20 - Jun 24 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Jun 13 20 - Jun 21 ’20 Dolomiti US$4899 Great Check Availability
Jun 22 20 - Jul 1 ’20 Dolce Vita US$5299 Great Check Availability
Jun 27 20 - Jul 5 ’20 Dolomiti US$4899 Filling up Check Availability
Jun 29 20 - Jul 10 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Jul 5 20 - Jul 14 ’20 Dolce Vita US$5299 Great Check Availability
Jul 5 20 - Jul 15 ’20 Stelkur US$9899 Great Check Availability
Jul 5 20 - Jul 11 ’20 Lundi US$6899 Great Check Availability
Jul 11 20 - Jul 22 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Jul 11 20 - Jul 19 ’20 Dolomiti US$4899 Great Check Availability
Jul 19 20 - Jul 28 ’20 Dolce Vita US$5299 Great Check Availability
Jul 19 20 - Jul 29 ’20 Stelkur US$9899 Great Check Availability
Jul 19 20 - Jul 25 ’20 Lundi US$6899 Great Check Availability
Jul 25 20 - Aug 5 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Jul 25 20 - Aug 2 ’20 Dolomiti US$4899 Great Check Availability
Aug 2 20 - Aug 11 ’20 Dolce Vita US$5299 Great Check Availability
Aug 2 20 - Aug 12 ’20 Stelkur US$9899 Great Check Availability
Aug 2 20 - Aug 8 ’20 Lundi US$6899 Great Check Availability
Aug 8 20 - Aug 19 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Aug 15 20 - Aug 26 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Aug 16 20 - Aug 25 ’20 Dolce Vita US$5299 Great Check Availability
Aug 16 20 - Aug 26 ’20 Stelkur US$9899 Great Check Availability
Aug 16 20 - Aug 22 ’20 Lundi US$6899 Great Check Availability
Aug 22 20 - Sep 2 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Aug 22 20 - Aug 30 ’20 Dolomiti US$4899 Great Check Availability
Aug 31 20 - Sep 11 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Sep 5 20 - Sep 16 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Full
Sep 5 20 - Sep 13 ’20 Dolomiti US$4899 Great Check Availability
Sep 12 20 - Sep 23 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability
Sep 13 20 - Sep 19 ’20 Lundi US$6899 Great Check Availability
Sep 19 20 - Sep 30 ’20 Tour du Mont Blanc US$6499 Great Check Availability

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Trip Reviews

  •   4.77 out of 5 (from 119 reviews)

    IT’S THE GUIDES

    Mt Blanc is a giant rock. And this trip is essentially you walking around it. Doesn’t sound too FIVE star does it? Well, as rocks go it’s pretty spectacular. And you get to go through three countries where they speak a bunch of non-English languages that I’m sure I was supposed to learn in high school and use TWO currencies … (Really Switzerland? With the Franc … Get over yourself). Although there are other trips and other providers that will guide you around this rock, the Active trip is better because the people that work for Active are awesome at what they do. We worked with Lynette in NZ to book the trip and although we never met, we are pretty much best friends now. I can think of no better indication of a good business than return customers. Of the twelve people in our group, ALL of them were return Active customers. Why? The Guides.

    For this trip, we had three French guides from Companie des guides de Chamonix and one Kiwi from Active. The French guides were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and fun. I would recommend all of them without hesitation, especially Jean-Marie our driver (see below). But Kiwi Nick from Active was the Difference Maker. He is so incredibly nice that you know he has a wonderful girlfriend back in New Zealand. And they do all these wonderful couple activities that are super cool. Like paddle boarding. And you can’t wait to hang out with them because they’re awesome. And they booze, of course, because couples that DON’T booze should not be trusted #lifelesson. And you may say, ‘Well Neil that’s not appropriate saying that about a guide’s personal life’ ... but whatever. Lynette is not going to take it out of this review because we are best friends. Nick handles all his guide responsibilities extremely well but it feels like he is a part of the group. He’s experiencing and sharing this trip along with you rather than just showing you Mt Blanc. Rarely will a guided trip like this go EXACTLY to plan. Weather, injuries, construction, conflicting personalities among the group, etc. are just some of the problems the guides need to be prepared to deal with quickly. Thankfully we had few of these issues, but Nick was always attentive to our enjoyment. I’m still not sure how he put up with me. I know how horrible I am. I live me every day.

    Beyond the guides, the trip is strong.
    ACTIVITIES: Although you are hiking in a relatively compact area the hikes are varied and challenging enough to make that post-hike beer taste awful nice. The kayaking day was beautiful but marred by our decision to use a double kayak. Or as they should be known, “Murder Boats”, because after about 5 minutes in a double kayak you want to bludgeon each other to death. Get the single. The last day we did the rafting option because the rope course was rained out. Not only did we not die, we ended up having a lot of fun cruising on glacial water through downtown Chamonix. On the free day in Courmayeur, I did the via ferrates up Mont Chetif, which was fun. The hike to the top was the toughest hiking of the trip. I would recommend planning your off day before the trip rather than on the fly. The via ferrates does sell out.

    MEALS: There was cheese LITERALLY everywhere. If you don’t like cheese like me, just keep quiet about it. Those French obsess over cheese like there is alcohol in it. The lunch spots were transcendent. That’s when you could feel truly present in the Alps. Whatever crap you had waiting back home, like say … Ellen in HR who is pretty much just the worst (don’t worry, she’ll never read this. I bet she drowns kittens on vacation. She. Is. The. Worst.), all that stuff melts away. The dinners were local and delightful.

    HOTELS: The accommodations are essentially ski lodges. We had hot showers, warm beds and beers. A few places had pools & hot tubs. They were all close to our hikes which cut down on van time, which I’m sure disappointed my trip mates because they probably enjoyed my daily dissertations on the importance of hair metal in American culture #Cinderella.

    Overall, these Active folks know what they are doing and you will have fun on this trip. Maybe I’ll get to meet you on one of their other trips I’m sure we’ll be signing up for in the future … Patagonia hmmm? I’ll be the one talking about David Lee Roth.

    Best,
    Neil C
    ~~~
    Jean-Marie (Driver): I think they based the “Most Interesting Man in the World” ad campaign on this guy. If he is a part of your group, sit next to him during meals and buy him wine. Get him to talk, his life is amazing. We had a guy on our trip that did 28 marathons, 33 triathlons, was a licensed pilot, spoke French, played hockey … ON ICE and that dude wanted to hear more from Jean-Marie. I shouldn’t even be allowed to read his biography (and there was a rumor he was going to write one)! He’s THAT interesting. One of the day off options should be, “Go drinking with Jean Marie”. I’d do the trip all over again if they added that. It was an injustice that he carried my bags. At least my bag was light #manpacking
    Neil Crossan Review Image
    – California, United States
    Tour du Mont Blanc, October 2016
  •   4.53 out of 5 (from 34 reviews)

    Dolce Vita 2016

    We have taken many trips in our 60+ years to places across the United States, Canada, South America, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. Our trip with Active Adventures to the Italian Lakes District and our extended visit in Italy has to be in our top three if not our favorite trip of all time! It was definitely Dolce Vita, the SWEET LIFE. The Italian Alps and the Lakes, the hikes and the paddling were certainly up to Active Adventure’s high standard. The beauty of the mountains and the Lakes and the invigorating way we experienced them were fantastic! The things that set this trip apart and put it over the top were the culture, food, and history of the region. Having the combination of Andy, our New Zealand guide, and Enrico, our native Italian, was awesome. Enrico helped us understand first-hand the Italian people and their way of life and gave us insights and access to more than we could imagine. It seemed everywhere we went, they all knew Enrico. The food experiences were unbelievable. The small size of our group and the relationship we built made it seem as if we were family and friends completing a once in a lifetime adventure. I can’t give enough kudos to Active Adventure these two guides for this marvellous experience.
    Ernest Alphin Review Image
    – North Carolina, United States
    Dolce Vita, October 2016
  •   4.77 out of 5 (from 119 reviews)

    Glaciers, Cheese and Cows!

    Great time hiking in the mountains. Couldn't ask for a better time then to sit at the base of glaciers for lunch and relax (even have a nap) while listening to the cow bells.
    Donna Weimer Review Image
    – Washington, United States
    Tour du Mont Blanc, September 2016
  •   4.75 out of 5 (from 55 reviews)

    Dolomiti

    This active adventure was wonderful for me. In fact, one of the best trips I have ever taken. I loved the trekking, fellow trekkers, guides, food, history, etc. All of it. What an amazing, beautiful, fun vacation. I feel so fit!
    Jenny Wada Review Image
    – Hawaii, United States
    Dolomiti, July 2017
  •   4.77 out of 5 (from 119 reviews)

    Put this trip on your to-do list!

    Another wonderful trip with Active Adventures! That is what I say about Active Europe’s Tour du Mont Blanc. This was my fourth trip with Active and once again I was impressed with how they do business. Active’s Andy and Nick were excellent representatives for Active Adventures. They are fun, personable, engaging, helpful, and quick to help if there was a problem. The local guides, Jean-Marc, Suzanne, and Jean-Pat, were fun and a joy to be around. Their English language skills were excellent which was great since my French is pathetic! Point to a mountain or an object of curiosity and they could tell you about it. The whole crew worked together great to ensure everyone enjoyed the hiking regardless of pace, weather or skill level. The accommodations were great. Even the one hotel described a “rustic” (meaning it didn’t have en-suite bathrooms) by the guides was delightful. The food was excellent as to be expected and thankfully the hiking burned off the calories allowing for full indulgence at every meal! Oh! The Cheese! The wonderful cheese! Be prepared to sample some of the best cheeses around.
    Now, for the important part, the Tour du Mont Blanc. Definitely something everyone should do in their life. The Alps are magnificent and the towns along the way are beautiful. Active picked great trails to hike that highlighted the beauty of the area. Throw in their choice of towns to explore (especially Annecy’s Old Town), kayaking and mountain biking and it really is an Active Adventure. I highly recommend taking the gondola from Courmayeur, Italy all the way to the Agullie de Midi if the weather is nice (Mother Nature was kind to us with only one day of rain, some fog, and LOTS of clear skies). The view from the gondola over the glaciers is awe-inspiring. Definitely a highlight of the trip. Active doesn’t pay for this but it is well worth the Euros. Active does pay for an Aguille de Midi trip from Chamonix, France but it doesn’t cross the glaciers so I suggest doing it from Italy (weather permitting) and choose the Accro-Park option in Chamonix at the end of the tour. However you decide to do it, the Agullie de Midi is a must do. The views of the Mont Blanc mastiff are spectacular! If you like zip lines and ropes courses the Accro-Park is a great time. If you want a challenge and have the time I recommend doing the Black course (they have four courses; Green, Blue, Red, and Black). Overall, I really enjoyed this trip. If Active didn’t have so many other trips I want to do, I would do this one again!
    Damon Weimer Review Image
    – Washington, United States
    Tour du Mont Blanc, September 2016

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Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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