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Alpinehikers 2017 Photo Contest Winners and Their Stories

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One of the things I always share with people about the Alps is that while in this part of the world you are surrounded by non-stop postcard worthy photo opportunities.  The Alps are strikingly beautiful.  With that said, the biggest constraint on capturing these photos is the photography skills behind the camera — at least   Continue Reading →

Alpinehikers Holiday Traditions

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Thanksgiving is a holiday of numerous meanings and traditions. At Alpinehikers we spent some time thinking about our own traditions and what makes the holidays special to us. The following stories are from our office staff who each celebrate in their own way and sometimes differently from year to year. Despite the location or yearly   Continue Reading →

Gostner Schwaige: A Foodie’s Paradise in the Val Gardena

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Traveling to the Dolomites? A stop at Gostner Schwaige is a must! If you find yourself trekking through the majestic peaks of the Val Gardena in the Italian Dolomites, say on our self-guided Great Dolomites Traverse, we’ve got a must do suggestion for you. Go to a foodie’s hidden heaven, located just above Ortisei on   Continue Reading →

Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Bruno Yates

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We understand that it’s nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers tour. My name is Eryka Thorley and I work in the Alpinehikers office as well as guide in the Alps. Each month we will be introducing you to another member of our fantastic guide staff in Europe   Continue Reading →

Glaciers! Get your glaciers! They’re going fast!

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Many of you are traveling to the Alps this summer, have visited in the past or are still dreaming up your travel plans for the future. This is the first article in a climate change series focused on the Alps. Our goal in this series is to engage and inform.  Arming you, the alpine traveler with   Continue Reading →

Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Zach Dahlmer

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We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers tour. My name is Eryka Thorley and I work in the Alpinehikers office as well as guide in the Alps. Each month we will be introducing you to another member of our fantastic guide staff in Europe   Continue Reading →

Reichenbach Falls, Meiringen, Switzerland: the end of Sherlock Holmes – the first time

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If Sherlock Holmes was your favorite detective as a child and waterfalls are high on your list, the Reichenbach Falls above Meiringen, Switzerland are a must see. This almost 400 foot waterfall is visible from downtown Meiringen and it is only a short 20 minute walk to the start of its cog-rail funicular. Originally built   Continue Reading →

Thomy: The Swiss Staple

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One of the top best little things you’ll find in Switzerland is Thomy’s. Just when you need it most, it’s there when you’re eating a potentially boring sandwich on the trail or when you’re making a creative dinner at home. Thomy is there for any condiment pairing occasion with its endless varieties, ready to satisfy all of your   Continue Reading →

Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Matt Hart

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We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. My name is Eryka Thorley and I work in the Alpinehikers office as well as guide in the Alps. Each month we will be introducing you to another member of our fantastic Alpinehikers guide staff in   Continue Reading →

Chocolate and its Swiss Origins

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Who doesn’t love chocolate? My husband, but that’s a story in itself. Most people love it, crave it and schedule it into their daily lives. Switzerland’s chocolate is a category all its own and because of this it is an important piece of any Switzerland travel. We’ll introduce you to the history of Swiss chocolate   Continue Reading →