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Our love for the Alps runs deep.

Alpinehikers was founded in 1999 by Troy Haines while he was a year-round resident in the Alps – living, working and playing in Mürren.  The Alps were a dream, and a revelation, and after leading our first guided tours that year, we added self-guided tours the next year.  We’ve kept going from there.

Our goal is to share that dream and that love of the Alps with you, to offer the finest hiking tours available in the areas we know and love best. We keep our groups small and intimate, with guaranteed departures (our minimum size is 1 person). And, whether you travel with our guides or self-guided, you’ll benefit from our genuine excitement for the Alps and the relationships and knowledge we share from our years of personal experience.

We’re committed to offering affordable, first-class vacations filled with exciting discoveries and the world’s best hiking. With Alpinehikers, you’ll meet new friends, dive into a different culture, and immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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Traveling here is a chance to connect with something deeper in the world and in ourselves.

We value quality over quantity and depth over breadth. Moving at a walking pace through the Alps gives you time to let new experiences soak in and work their magic.

Traveling in small groups allows us to minimize our impact and visit places that you’d miss in a bigger group. We strive to make our trips as ecologically sound as possible, using marked trails, staying in small local inns, using Switzerland’s extensive public transport system, and maintaining respect for the land through which we walk.

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