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The Alpine Hikers Blog

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We love the Alps. Switzerland has been our home away from home every summer hiking season since 1999. We’ve had a lot of time to develop opinions about the best of this and the worst of that, the experiences not to miss, and the way to get the most out of travel in the Alps. This is where we share our unbiased opinions, insights; and, we hope, a bit of inspiration.

Naming our blog “Stübli”, the Swiss German word for a cozy pub/restaurant in the traditional style, is a way of sharing our love for a refreshing beer, a hearty meal, and good conversation – after a long day spent hiking through alpine mountains and meadows, of course! Pull up a chair, we’d love to swap trail stories.

Base Camp Adventures – Slowing down to go further

This summer, I had a real treat. Three full days in Grindelwald, and nothing that I absolutely had to do. So many options, so much time! Exploring Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland Grindelwald, for those of you who know it, has an absolutely stunning backdrop - the Wetterhorn, Mättenberg and Eiger side by side, towering over everything. But it's also...

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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 the Italian Dolomites, say on our self-guided Great Dolomites Traverse, we've got a must do suggestion for you. Go to a foodie's hidden heaven, located just above Ortisei on the Alpe di Siusi. The...

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