Which is the perfect timing for visiting the Alps? As every adventure the weather influence a lot the experience and this question can be a crucial question in many area. The short and easy way to answer this question is: anytime is good for hiking.
But this can be misleading. Every season is very different one each other. And the different months offers different opportunities in terms of hiking. For example if you want to do more than 3 days I would recommend summer(from June to August) especially if you want to sleep up in the mountains in rifugio(mountain lodge) or unguarded hut. But if you are ok to sleep in an Inn and do day hikes from an headquarter than is possible to organize even in deep winter.
So there is not a specific “good season” for hiking. But there is good season for the different type of hike that is possible to organize. For sure if you want to reach peaks and passes over 3000 meters than you have to come in July August or September. If instead you want to see wildlife than April May is the perfect season. If you want to see the best landscape probably June and October is the best, while if you want to experience snowshoes of course you have to come in winter(from December to March).
We create a specific and detailed number of pages where you can read more carefully the different features that every season, and every month, have. Just check our section: