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Self-guided tours are a great balance between the structure of a guided tour and planning a trip all on your own.

Our self-guided tours are carefully organized trips that combine the freedom to hike and travel on your own with your own personal travel planner. We’ll organize all of the reservations and logistics, buy appropriate rail passes, recommend favorite hikes and sights, and arrange a trip that meets your specifications.

There’s no guide and no group, so you’ll make your own decisions, choose your own pace, and enjoy Switzerland at your leisure. As Swiss travel specialists, we’ll fill you with knowledgeable advice and superb vacation plans. You do the rest.

If you want flexibility and privacy, we’ll give you the support you need to navigate on your own.

We describe each of your destinations in depth, noting activities and sights of particular interest, and providing you with choices for rainy days or taking a rest.

You will receive a personal information packet complete with daily itineraries, hotel confirmations, detailed hiking route descriptions, topographic maps of your hikes, train schedules, and specialized information about the regions you’ll be visiting.  Most tours include rail passes and luggage transfers. 

This is your personal guidebook, so we also help you with what to pack, how to get in shape for walking in the Alps, how to phone home, and what to do if your plans change en route.  And if you have any questions or need any help, we are always just a phone call away.

We have a lot of great itineraries like the Tour du Mont Blanc, Bernese Oberland Traverse and Dolomite Traverse to choose from, but our self-guided tours can be easily customized to meet your specific needs… make them longer or shorter, stay in rustic inns or luxury hotels, or a bit of both (why not)!  Choose any day to start – this is your tour.  If you can let us know your dream trip, we’ll make it work for you.

Just want to thank you for a wonderful trip to Italy’s Dolomites. Your package with hike descriptions, accommodations and other recommendations was spot on. We didn’t even get lost, which is unusual for us. Loved the food especially the Kaiserschmarrn at Gostner Schwaige. We were welcomed even though we were soaking wet. As we came out the hut the rain turned to snow. It snowed the rest of the way to Schlernhaus but made for a beautiful hike the next day with fresh snow and lots of sunshine. After that the weather was perfect. We had strudel at most every stop, which became a favorite for everyone. Will be happy to give comments or recommendations to prospective hikers. Thanks also for the additional tee-shirt. Will wear it proudly.

—Bob, Sue and Kim Kancir + Jeff Notar
Great Dolomites Traverse

Words simply cannot express my excitement at receiving our travel packet.  It arrived the Friday before I flew out and I was simple blown away by the quality of resources you and your team put together.  Receiving everything before I flew out gave Scott and I a wonderful holiday to look forward to!

—Fiona & Scott Bridges
Custom Bernese Oberland Traverse

Self-guided Classic Hikers Haute Route

The self-guided Hiker's Haute Route tour links Chamonix to Zermatt via a spectacular series of trails with high passes, quiet trails, and stunning views.

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Self-guided Best of the Haute Route

This abbreviated Haute Route tour links Grimentz to Zermatt via a spectacular series of trails with high passes, quiet trails, and stunning views.

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Self-guided Classic Dolomites Traverse

The otherworldly beauty of the Dolomites is on full display on this hut-to-hut hike from the Gardena Valley to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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Self-guided Best of the Engadine

Combining dayhikes with a superb 2-day inn-to-inn trek, this tour explores the rustic, preserved beauty of Switzerland's Engadine region.

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Self-guided Deluxe Grand Tour

Stay in luxurious inns, enjoy classic train rides, and hike three of the grandest mountain destinations in world on this deluxe tour.

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