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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 →

The Hotel Gletschergarten: “A place where people feel good”

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  In Grindelwald, tucked quietly just outside of town near the end of the main drag, is the charming, family-run Hotel Gletschergarten.  The owners, Gabriela and her husband Gery, craft exceptional experiences at this iconic spot in the Bernese Oberland.  When you arrive, if one of them (and more likely both) isn’t at the front   Continue Reading →

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 →

The Weather of the Alps with Troy Haines, Alpinehiker’s Founder and Owner

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The weather of the Alps doesn’t necessarily play by the rules. Long range forecasts are dodgy, areas in close proximity are extremely variable and rain showers (depending on where you are) are not unusual. Troy Haines, Alpinehikers owner and founder, and I recently sat down to discuss the complexities of weather when traveling by foot through the   Continue Reading →

Swiss Alps Flower Primer Part 2

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If you missed Part 1 of our Alps wildflower primer, be sure to check it out too.  Summer in the Swiss Alps seems to burst forth daily with new flowers.  Here are some of the most recent gems. Koch’s Gentian: Gentiana acaulis is endemic to Europe and found in mountain areas in Central and southern Europe.  It   Continue Reading →