Guided Tours

Our small group guided tours are a great way to explore a new area easily and safely.  You’ll learn a lot along the way, and will get to meet and hike with many others who share your interests.  Plus, all of our tours are guaranteed to run, with no group minimum!  We are specialists in the Alps and the US Southwest, and we develop, organize and scout all of our tours personally.  Each of our itineraries are unique adventures designed to show off the best that the region has to offer.

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Alps

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Guided Deluxe Tour du Mont Blanc

France, Italy and Switzerland

The most luxurious version of the TMB around - upscale hotels, private transfers, and world-class guided daily hikes of unequaled variety.

Departures Jul 11 – Jul 19, 2018

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Guided Bernese Oberland Traverse

Switzerland

This tour covers the most scenic and challenging sections of the Alpine Pass Route across the Bernese Oberland, our home region in Switzerland...

Departures Jul 01 – Jul 11, 2018
Jul 25 – Aug 04, 2018
Aug 21 – Aug 31, 2018

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Guided Bernese Oberland Traverse - Part A

Switzerland

This tour covers the most scenic and challenging sections of the Alpine Pass Route across the Bernese Oberland, our home region in Switzerland.

Departures Jul 01 – Jul 07, 2018
Jul 25 – Jul 31, 2018
Aug 21 – Aug 27, 2018

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Guided Bernese Oberland Traverse - Part B

Switzerland

This challenging stretch of Alpine Pass Route offers quieter trails and more off-the-beaten-path destinations...

Departures Jul 05 – Jul 11, 2018
Jul 29 – Aug 04, 2018
Aug 25 – Aug 31, 2018

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Guided Dolomites Alta Via 1

Italy

A classic and beautiful hut-to-hut trek across the rugged Dolomites.

Departures Sep 02 – Sep 11, 2018

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Guided Great Dolomites Traverse

Italy

Our guided hut-to-hut hike across the Dolomites is an unforgettable collection of quaint villages, comfortable huts, and rugged landscapes.

Departures Jul 08 – Jul 18, 2018

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Guided Great Dolomites Traverse - East

Italy

Dolomites East starts in Ortisei, and heads east through Alta Badia to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Departures Jul 12 – Jul 18, 2018

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Guided Great Dolomites Traverse - West

Italy

Our Dolomites West tour starts in Selva, and traverses the famous Gardena valley on the way to Ortisei.

Departures Jul 08 – Jul 14, 2018
Jun 23 – Jun 29, 2018

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Guided Swiss Haute Route

Switzerland

Our Swiss variation on the Walker's Haute Route tour links Verbier to Zermatt via a spectacular series of trails with high passes, quiet trails, and stunning views.

Departures Aug 05 – Aug 14, 2018

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Guided Tour du Mont Blanc

France, Italy, and Switzerland

Trekking from France into Italy and Switzerland, the Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the great hiking tours of the world...

Departures Aug 01 – Aug 12, 2018
Sep 05 – Sep 16, 2018

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Guided Tour du Mont Blanc, North

Italy, Switzerland, and France

For a quick trip to the Mont Blanc region, the northern-half of our TMB tour is a fantastic 7-night hike from Courmayeur through Switzerland to Chamonix.

Departures Aug 05 – Aug 12, 2018
Sep 09 – Sep 16, 2018

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Guided Tour du Mont Blanc, South

France and Italy

For a quick trip to the Mont Blanc region, the southern-half of our TMB tour is a strenuous 6-night hike from Chamonix, France to Courmayeur, Italy.

Departures Aug 01 – Aug 07, 2018
Sep 05 – Sep 11, 2018

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Guided Best of the Bernese Oberland

Switzerland

Our Best of the Bernese Oberland tour combines great dayhikes from comfortable village hotels with a short and spectacular inn-to-inn hike.

Departures Jun 03 – Jun 10, 2018
Jul 15 – Jul 22, 2018

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Guided Eiger to the Matterhorn

Switzerland

Hike from the base of the Eiger on a jaw-dropping inn-to-inn tour followed by a short transfer and a few days at the base of the Matterhorn.

Departures Jun 10 – Jun 17, 2018

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Guided Glacier Express

Switzerland

Take a ride on the world-famous Glacier Express train and see the Alps in style!

Departures Aug 16 – Aug 21, 2018

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Guided Grand Tour: Mürren, Zermatt, Pontresina

Switzerland

Stay in luxurious inns, enjoy classic train rides, and hike three of the grandest mountain destinations in world on this guided tour...

Departures Jun 30 – Jul 07, 2018

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Alps Trail Running

Trail-running

Guided Trail Running: Bernese Oberland Trail Run

Switzerland

Our trail running tour of the Bernese Oberland will traverse some of the most famous mountain terrain anywhere in the Alps...

Departures Jul 29 – Aug 04, 2018

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Guided Trail Running: Eiger Trail Tour

Switzerland

Trail run from Mürren and Grindelwald in full sight of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, through some of the Bernese Oberland's most beautiful terrain. Participate in one of the four...

Departures Jul 09 – Jul 15, 2018

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Guided Trail Running: Haute Route

France and Switzerland

We'll trail run through the high Alps from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland with Brendan Leonard and Brody Leven, two of our favorite adventurers, writers, and explorers. This special trip...

Departures Sep 03 – Sep 13, 2018

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Guided Trail Running: Tour Mont Blanc Run

Switzerland, France, Italy

Run the spectacular TMB route and watch the some of the world's top ultra runners in September on this inn-to-inn classic.

Departures Jul 15 – Jul 24, 2018
Aug 05 – Aug 14, 2018
Aug 27 – Sep 05, 2018

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Guided Trail Running: Zermatt Matterhorn Run

Switzerland

Only a few trail races make every Swiss trail runner's "Must Do" list, but Matterhorn Ultraks is always one of them

Departures Aug 20 – Aug 26, 2018

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Guided Trail Running: Zermatt and the Wild Engadine

Switzerland

We'll trail run in car-free Zermatt, under the Matterhorn, ride Switzerland's Glacier Express through the Alps, then run through the wild Engadine region. There's even the option to run the...

Departures Jul 02 – Jul 08, 2018

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Southwest

Backpacking

Guided Grand Canyon Backpacking

Grand Canyon

Take a hiking tour into the Grand Canyon in Arizona and immerse yourself in one of the natural wonders of the world.

Departures Oct 01 – Dec 31, 2017
Jan 01 – Apr 30, 2018

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About Guided Tours

We offer a small selection of carefully crafted, small group guided tours.   Our group size in the Alps is limited to 14 people, so groups are always cozy and intimate. Small groups create a fun, flexible dynamic that’s just not possible with a larger number of people, so we strive to keep things small. Just as importantly, we also believe that when you make a commitment to take your vacation with Alpinehikers, we’ve made a commitment to you to lead the tour. You become our guest. There is no minimum size, and our tours will never be cancelled due to low enrollment (even 1 person is enough), so you can plan your vacation confidently. If you’ve reserved, you’re going!

Guided tour prices are per person and include lodging, all breakfasts, all lunches, most dinners, baggage transport between inns (if applicable), ground transport during the tour, selected entrance fees, gratuities and taxes, and daily guided hikes. New this year, we are including airport transfers and Swiss rail passes for travel to/from the airport on almost all of our tours. We don’t expect you to pay for cablecars, busses or trains we take during the course of our hikes, tip the hotel and restaurant staff (we do that), or provide your own meals.

The only things the tour price does not include are drinks with your dinners, personal items, extras charged to your room (like minibar or phone calls), tips for your guides, or insurance of any kind.

 

How does it work?

Our guided tours are all guaranteed to run.  If you find a trip you like, just check to make sure we have space still, then sign up online and you are on the trip.  If you have any extra time in the Alps and would like to add a self-guided to custom extension to your tour, we’ll be happy to help with that too.  If you have any questions at all, just ask.  We’re always a quick phone call or short email away!

 

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