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.  See the full 2015 Guided Tour Schedule

Alps

Inn-to-inn

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 Jun 29 – Jul 09, 2015
Jul 20 – Jul 30, 2015
Aug 14 – Aug 24, 2015
Aug 24 – Sep 03, 2015

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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 Jun 29 – Jul 04, 2015
Jul 20 – Jul 25, 2015
Aug 14 – Aug 19, 2015
Aug 24 – Sep 29, 2015

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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 04 – Jul 09, 2015
Jul 25 – Jul 30, 2015
Aug 19 – Aug 24, 2015
Aug 29 – Sep 03, 2015

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Guided Great Dolomites Traverse

Italy

Nothing prepares you for the otherworldly beauty of the Dolomites...

Departures Jul 04 – Jul 14, 2015

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Guided Great Dolomites Traverse - East

Italy

Dolomites East starts in Ortisei, and heads east through the Puez-Odle and Fanes National Parks to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Departures Jul 08 – Jul 14, 2015

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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 04 – Jul 09, 2015

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Guided Hiker's Haute Route

Switzerland, France

The Hiker's Haute Route consists of a spectacular series of trails linking Chamonix to Zermatt.

Departures Jul 15 – Jul 25, 2015

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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 11, 2015
Sep 03 – Sep 13, 2015

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Guided Tour of Zermatt

Switzerland

Zermatt and the Matterhorn have filled people with awe and wonder for centuries.

Departures Sep 06 – Sep 12, 2015

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Inn-to-inn-combo

Guided Bernese Oberland Highlights

Switzerland

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

Departures Jun 21 – Jun 28, 2015
Jul 11 – Jul 18, 2015
Sep 14 – Sep 21, 2015

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Guided Photography Workshop with Kerrick James

Switzerland

We're thrilled to be partnering with renowned photographer Kerrick James on this special photography workshop and hiking tour through the Swiss Alps.

Departures Aug 23 – Sep 01, 2015

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Village-based

Guided Classic Peaks: Mürren and Zermatt

Switzerland

On this village-based guided tour, discover Murren and Zermatt - arguably the two best hiking destinations in Switzerland...

Departures Jun 02 – Jun 08, 2015
Jun 28 – Jul 04, 2015
Jul 25 – Jul 31, 2015

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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 21 – Jun 28, 2015

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Guided Jungfrau

Switzerland

This guided hiking tour of the Jungfrau region in the Bernese Oberland is a perfect one-week introduction to fairy-tale Switzerland.

Departures Jun 08 – Jun 14, 2015
Aug 02 – Aug 08, 2015

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Guided Jungfrau + Matterhorn

Switzerland

The Jungfrau + Matterhorn tour provides perhaps the perfect combination of pretty villages and premier hikes in Switzerland.

Departures Jun 08 – Jun 20, 2015
Aug 02 – Aug 14, 2015

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Guided Matterhorn

Switzerland

A guided tour of a region filled with great hikes and jaw-dropping views, anchored by the Matterhorn - one of the world's defining mountains...

Departures Jun 14 – Jun 20, 2015
Aug 08 – Aug 14, 2015

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Alps Trail Running

Trail-running

Guided Trail Running: Bernese Oberland 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, 2015
Aug 12 – Aug 18, 2015

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Guided Trail Running: Eiger Ultra Run

Switzerland

With a fantastic network of trails and dramatic mountain scenery, Switzerland's Eiger Ultra is a trail runner's dream.

Departures Jul 15 – Jul 21, 2015

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Guided Trail Running: Matterhorn Ultraks 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 19 – Aug 25, 2015

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Guided Trail Running: UTMB Run

Switzerland, France, Italy

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is the most famous trail race in the world, and for good reason.

Departures Jul 21 – Jul 29, 2015
Aug 25 – Sep 02, 2015

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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 Jan 01 – Dec 31, 2015

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Lodge-based

Guided Arizona Red Rocks

Prescott, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona

Over a mile high, dotted with mountains and laced with red rock limestone canyons, Northern Arizona is a surprising and beautiful place.

Departures May 25 – May 30, 2015
Jun 01 – Jun 06, 2015
Jun 08 – Jun 13, 2015
Jun 15 – Jun 20, 2015

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Guided Arizona-Utah Tour: Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion

Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion

Our Arizona-Utah hiking tour offers one breathtaking highlight after the next at the most spectacular National Parks in the US Southwest

Departures Oct 04 – Oct 10, 2015

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Guided Northern Arizona Highlights

Prescott, Grand Canyon, Sedona

Blessed with an ideal climate and supreme natural beauty, Northern Arizona is a perfect hiking destination for spring and fall trips.

Departures Mar 01 – Mar 07, 2015
Mar 15 – Mar 21, 2015
Mar 29 – Apr 04, 2015
Apr 12 – Apr 18, 2015
Apr 26 – May 02, 2015
May 10 – May 16, 2015
Sep 28 – Oct 04, 2015
Oct 12 – Oct 18, 2015
Nov 02 – Nov 08, 2015

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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.