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...
hiker on the trail Haute Route Swiss Alps

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

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

If Sherlock Holmes was your favorite detective as a child, the Reichenbach Falls above Meiringen, Switzerland are a must see.  And if you just l...

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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Great Guides Make All the Difference

It's always fun to hear from our guests. Sandy hiked with us on a Guided Tour du Mont Blanc and shared this glowing review of her experience. She offers some ra
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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