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 Dolomites Traverse

Dolomites, Italy

Explore the Dolomites in style, staying in 4 and 5-star hotels while hiking from the Gardena Valley to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Departures Aug 29 – Sep 06, 2020

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Guided Classic 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 28 – Jul 08, 2020
Jul 21 – Jul 31, 2020
Sep 07 – Sep 17, 2020

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Guided Classic 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 28 – Jul 04, 2020
Jul 21 – Jul 27, 2020
Sep 07 – Sep 14, 2020

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Guided Classic 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 02 – Jul 09, 2020
Jul 25 – Jul 31, 2020
Sep 11 – Sep 17, 2020

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Guided Classic 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 Jun 13 – Jun 23, 2020

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Guided Classic Dolomites Traverse - East

Italy

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

Departures Jun 17 – Jun 23, 2020

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Guided Classic Dolomites Traverse - West

Italy

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

Departures Jun 13 – Jun 19, 2020

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Guided Classic Hiker's Haute Route Express

Switzerland

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

Departures Jul 31 – Aug 09, 2020

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Guided Classic 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 Jul 14 – Jul 25, 2020
Aug 31 – Sep 11, 2020

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Guided Classic 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 Jul 18 – Jul 25, 2020
Sep 04 – Sep 11, 2020

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Guided Classic 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 Jul 14 – Jul 20, 2020
Aug 31 – Sep 06, 2020

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Guided Tour of Monte Rosa

Switzerland & Italy

Navigate around the Monte Rosa massif through the picturesque valleys of Switzerland and Italy.

Departures Aug 22 – Aug 29, 2020

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Guided Tour of Zermatt

Switzerland

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

Departures Aug 16 – Aug 22, 2020

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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 07 – Jun 14, 2020
Aug 09 – Aug 16, 2020

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Alps Trail Running

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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 28 – Aug 03, 2019

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Guided Trail Running: Chamonix, Champéry, and the Alps' Oldest Trail Race

France, Switzerland

A unique trip that includes Chamonix, the world's trail running hotspot, the quiet Swiss Alps village of Champéry, and a chance to take part in the oldest trail race in...

Departures Sep 09 – Sep 15, 2019

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Guided Trail Running: Courmayeur to Chamonix

Italy, Switzerland, and France

Trail run inn-to-inn along the iconic Tour du Mont-Blanc from Courmayeur, Italy to Chamonix, France. In Chamonix, we'll enjoy classic local trails with the option to run one of the...

Departures Jun 24 – Jul 01, 2019

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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 15 – Jul 21, 2019

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Guided Trail Running: Matterhorn Ultraks Tour

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, 2019

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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 04 – Jul 13, 2019
Jul 14 – Jul 23, 2019
Aug 04 – Aug 13, 2019
Aug 26 – Sep 04, 2019

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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 – Apr 30, 2020
Oct 01 – Dec 31, 2020

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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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