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Hiking to Obersteinb

Ready to hike to Obersteinberg? You’ll start from the floor of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The Jungfrau region in the Bernese Oberland is alr

Overnight at Berghot

A night at Obersteinberg is a highlight for everyone on our Bernese Oberland tours. It’s peaceful, beautiful, and inspiring. And the fresh moun

Berghotel Obersteinb

Is there such a thing as the BEST HIKE in the Alps?  After leading hiking tou

Strangolapreti, hard

One of the things I appreciate the most about travel is the opportunity to experience a culture and history through food. While written and oral

Winter Holiday Tradi

swiss-image.ch/Ivo Scholz At first glance, winter holidays in the Alps are just what you’d imagine: blankets of snow are piled high atop ti

Tour du Mont Blanc:

Foreign language, beauty, culture, cuisine, and hospitality are just a few things that come to mind when reminiscing about my adventure along the
Playground "Spielplatz" Winteregg Murren

Family Adventures: T

The Bernese Oberland is set up for family adventures, and not just for the 7 year old who kicked my butt on a Bernese Oberland Tour tour a few ye
Sunrise over Soglio

Soglio and the Hidde

Soglio is an almost impossibly charming village in the Bregaglia valley in Southeastern Switzerland.  Not far from famous St Moritz and cozy Pon

Running with Julia:

The best part of hiking Chamonix’s legendary vertical kilometer to the top of Planpraz is the stunning view of Mount Blanc from the top.  The

Running with Julia:

Courmayeur is one of our favorite stops on the Tour du Mont Blanc – classy and atmospheric, with great views and a pedestrian-only main roa

Engstlenalp - A Perf

Engstlenalp is one of our favorite alps.  An historic inn and scenic farm, tucked at the end of a pretty valley above Meiringen.  There
Chamonix Aiguille du Midi cable car

Running with Julia:

The Aiguille du Midi is Chamonix’s most popular tourist attaction – a fantastic cable car right up to the world of ice and snow near

Reflections on our g

Susie, Jack and their daughter Katya joined us on a guided Bernese Oberland Traverse this summer.  Susie’s letter thanking us for the trip

Riederalp, Bettmerho

The Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps.  It’s a massive river of ice 14 miles long and 3000 ft thick at Koncordiaplatz, it

Reflections on the B

We love family trips to the Alps.  There is so much to see and do, and it is an adventure the kids will never forget.  The Hollenbaugh family b
Panorama from harder Kulm above Interlaken

Hardergrat to Lombac

The Hardergrat ridge, above Interlaken, is beginning to get some well-deserved buzz.  Dan Patitucci’s evocative photos of running along th

Running with Julia:

Chalet Floria is a charming old stone building brimming with flowers that is nestled into the hillside near Chamonix’s famous Petit Balcon Sud.

Meet Julia: Alpinehi

Alpinehikers and Run the Alps first intern, Julia Maxwell, landed in the Alps in July and is excited to share her trail experiences with you.  H

Exploring the Gösch

The Göschenertal is not all that well known, even within Switzerland.  But it’s a fabulous valley in a very central location, just outsid

Traveling Solo in th

Here at Alpinehikers we’re often asked questions about traveling solo in the Alps.  I recently sat down with Abby Strauss-Malcolm, a veter

St. Moritz to Lugano

Switzerland boasts numerous ways to get from Point A to Point B.   You can go slowly by foot, walking a stretch of hiking trail in an alpine pa

Exploring Ascona & L

The twin cities of Ascona and Locarno is one of the most significant bases to start your adventure from in Ticino.  The Maggia river separates A

Gotthard Express to

Post bus above the Verzasca River in Ticino, Valle Verzasca Switzerland is home to so many different cultures and landscapes, all housed within a

Niesen Funicular - L

The Niesen is a very striking, almost perfectly pyramidal peak just south of Lake Thun, in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland.  It’s not

Alpinehikers 2017 Ph

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 worth

High Above Lugano, M

Lugano, in the southern reaches of Switzerland, is a real gem.  Right on the border of Italy, you’re met with Mediterranean breezes, the s

Alpinehikers Holiday

Thanksgiving is a holiday of numerous meanings and traditions. At Alpinehikers we spent some time thinking about our own traditions and what make

Brienzer Rothorn Ste

Have you ever had the curiosity to ride a nostalgic, old-fashioned steam engine driven train? For over 125 years the Swiss have provided that opp

Gostner Schwaige: A

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

Lucerne's Scenic Exc

For my first few years coming to the Alps, I thought of Lucerne as something of a quick stop on a larger tour of Switzerland – a place to s

Swiss Transportation

Switzerland is many things to many people, a beautiful country of soaring mountains, turquoise lakes, attractive cities and rustic villages.  Th

Meet Alpinehikers Gu

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

Glaciers! Get your g

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 t

Meet Alpinehikers Gu

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

Reichenbach Falls, M

If Sherlock Holmes was your favorite detective as a child and waterfalls are high on your list, the Reichenbach Falls above Meiringen, Switzerlan

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