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

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 27 – Jul 07, 2017
Jul 18 – Jul 28, 2017
Aug 08 – Aug 18, 2017
Aug 20 – Aug 30, 2017

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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 27 – Jul 02, 2017
Jul 18 – Jul 23, 2017
Aug 08 – Aug 13, 2017
Aug 20 – Aug 25, 2017

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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 02 – Jul 07, 2017
Jul 23 – Jul 28, 2017
Aug 13 – Aug 18, 2017
Aug 25 – Aug 30, 2017

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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 11 – Jun 18, 2017
Jul 30 – Aug 06, 2017

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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 02 – Jul 12, 2017

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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 05 – Jul 12, 2017

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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 02 – Jul 06, 2017

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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 02 – Aug 12, 2017
Sep 06 – Sep 16, 2017

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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 Jul 08 – Jul 15, 2017

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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 05 – Jun 11, 2017
Sep 02 – Sep 08, 2017

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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 18 – Jun 25, 2017

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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 May 30 – Jun 05, 2017

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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 30 – Aug 05, 2017

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Guided Trail Running: Chamonix Skyrunning

France, Italy

Trail run amid the scenery of Europe’s highest peaks and participate in or enjoy watching a world-renowned series of trail races

Departures Jun 20 – Jun 26, 2017

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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 10 – Jul 16, 2017

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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 21 – Aug 27, 2017

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Guided Trail Running: TMB Ultra 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 16 – Jul 25, 2017
Aug 06 – Aug 15, 2017
Aug 28 – Sep 06, 2017

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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, 2016
Oct 01 – Dec 31, 2016

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Lodge-based

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 02 – Oct 08, 2016

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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 Oct 10 – Oct 16, 2016
Oct 31 – Nov 06, 2016
Mar 06 – Mar 12, 2017
Mar 20 – Mar 26, 2017
Apr 03 – Apr 09, 2017

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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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