Posts by Eryka Thorley

View toward the Aletsch Glacier from Riederalp

Alpinehikers Commits to Climate Action With Carbon Neutral Pledge

We recognize the problem.  How can you square climate change as one of the defining challenges of our age while flying halfway around the world...

Tales from the Trail: Ed Muckerman

You meet some people in this life that you will always think of with fondness and appreciation.  Hopefully you’re able to cross paths with...

It's hard to be bored in Colorado

Colorado is a state with a hiking problem. Or maybe it’s an outdoor activity problem in general, though hiking is the main draw to this recreat...

Classic Switzerland: the Hotel Gletschergarten

The Hotel Gletschergarten in Grindelwald is “A Place Where People Feel Good” Tucked quietly just outside of town near the end of the...

Tour du Mont Blanc: 100 miles, 3 countries and non-stop postcard worthy views

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: Taking Your Toddler to the Swiss Alps

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...

Meet Julia: Alpinehikers and Run the Alps first intern extraordinaire

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...

Traveling Solo in the Alps

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

Alpinehikers 2017 Photo Contest Winners and Their Stories

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...

Alpinehikers Holiday Traditions

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

Gostner Schwaige: A Foodie's Paradise in the Val Gardena

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...

Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Bruno Yates

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 glaciers! They're going fast!

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 Guide: Zach Dahlmer

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, Meiringen, Switzerland: the end of Sherlock Holmes - the first time

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

Thomy: The Swiss Staple

One of the top best little things you’ll find in Switzerland is Thomy’s. Just when you need it most, it’s there when you’...

Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Matt Hart

We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. My name is Eryka Thorley and I ...

Chocolate and its Swiss Origins

Who doesn’t love chocolate? My husband, but that’s a story in itself. Most people love it, crave it and schedule it into their daily ...

Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Abby Strauss-Malcolm

We understand that it’s nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. My name is Eryka Thorley...

The National Swiss Dish: Rösti

It turns out the American fried potato craze is not unique, in fact it’s a global phenomenon. People everywhere love fried potatoes and Swi...

The Weather of the Alps with Troy Haines, Alpinehiker's Founder and Owner

The weather of the Alps doesn’t necessarily play by the rules. Long range forecasts are dodgy, areas in close proximity are extremely vari...

Hanging it out on the Klettersteig: Murren, Switzerland

If Switzerland is the land of moderation, how are so many adrenaline pumping, edge of your seat activities fit within its borders?  From cheese ...

Meet Alpinehikers guide: Hayden Buck

We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. My name is Eryka Thorley and I ...

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spa robe in front of window with flower box Hotel Bouton d'Or, Alps Italy
 

Hotel Bouton d’Or Welcomes You Along the TMB

There are many elements of a hotel that make it a good one, and there are certainly plenty of good ones to be found in the Alps.  It might be the gourmet resta
group of Swiss dairy cows
Switzerland. get natural. The Neckervalley is located in the heart of the Region Toggenburg in eastern Switzerland. The traditional cattle show in Brunnadern is a highlight in the autumn customs of the valley. Schweiz. ganz natuerlich. Die traditionelle Viehschau in Brunnadern im Neckertal. Das Neckertal liegt im Herzen der Ostschweiz in der Region Toggenburg im Einzugsgebiet von St. Gallen, Wil und Zuerich. Suisse. tout naturellement. Le Neckervallee est situe au cÏur de la region Toggenburg dans la Suisse orientale. Le betail traditionels montrent dans le village de Brunnadern est un point culminant dans les coutumes dÕautomne de la vallee. Copyright by: Switzerland Tourism - By-Line: swiss-image.ch / BAFU / Beat Mueller  

Traditional Farming in the Swiss Alps

[caption id="attachment_20184" align="alignnone" width="770"] Cows graze on a steep hillside above the Lauterbrunnen Valley with Schmadribach Falls in the backg
walking path along glacial gorge Gornerschlucht in Zermatt
 

Glacial Gorges of the Alps: Gletscherschlucht

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