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Hiking the Tour de Monte Rosa

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Walk the Tour de Monte Rosa (TMR) route through Italy and Switzerland to experience an unfolding gallery of panoramic mountains, quaint villages, and idyllic streams. Read more about hiking hut-to-hut along this ancient trade route.

Travel With All 5 Senses

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Everyone has a different reason for visiting the mountains. Maybe you want to take an active vacation. Perhaps you want to create lasting memories with family and friends. Or possibly it’s been on your bucket list for years and you’re finally ready to set dates and book your tour. Whatever your reason, you know you’ll   Continue Reading →

5 Key Components to Preparing for a Post-Injury Hiking Trip

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We understand the importance of physical and mental preparedness when it comes to enjoying your adventures in the Alps.  To put some resources at your fingertips, we’ve teamed up with Becki Rupp from Trailblazer Wellness to explore how a personal trainer can help you get trail ready. In this series, we’ll explore a number of   Continue Reading →

Classic Switzerland: the Hotel Gletschergarten

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Alpinehikers’ fosters special relationships with hotels and hoteliers in Switzerland and throughout the Alps. The Hotel Gletschergarten is one of our favorite homes-away-from-home to share with our guests. We talked with owner and host extraordinaire, Gabriela, about the history and news from her beautiful corner of the Alps.

Switzerland Has the Best Bread in the World

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Switzerland has the best bread in the World.  There, I’ve said it.  Switzerland gets credit for doing a lot of things well, like chocolate, cheese, watches, and efficient transportation.  But they don’t get enough credit for their bread, and as a former baker and long-time admirer of Swiss bread, I think it’s time we drew   Continue Reading →

Strangolapreti, hard to say delicious to eat!

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 Strangolapreti or “Priest stranglers”  are a delicious dumpling native to the Trentino Dolomites.

Winter Holiday Traditions in the Swiss Alps

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At first glance, winter holidays in the Alps are just what you’d imagine: blankets of snow are piled high atop timber-framed roofs, smoke curls from the chimneys…

Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Zach Dahlmer

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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 in the Alpinehikers office as well as guide in the Alps. Each month we will be introducing you to another member of our fantastic guide staff in Europe   Continue Reading →

Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Matt Hart

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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 work in the Alpinehikers office as well as guide in the Alps. Each month we will be introducing you to another member of our fantastic Alpinehikers guide staff in   Continue Reading →

Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Abby Strauss-Malcolm

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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 and I work in the Alpinehikers office as well as a guide in the Alps. Each month we will be introducing you to another member of our fantastic Alpinehikers guide staff   Continue Reading →