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Traditional Farming in the Swiss Alps

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As a traveler hiking through the Swiss Alps, you soon discover the many small farms dotting little meadows high in the mountains. Semi-vertical fields step up the hillsides toward centuries-old huts and barns. Small groups of cows graze and farming families collect hay. It’s not uncommon to see three or four generations stretched along a   Continue Reading →

Hiking the Tour de Monte Rosa

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Learn about the historic roots of the Tour de Monte Rosa hiking route, a gorgeous and wild loop from Zermatt through Italy around Switzerland’s tallest mountain. Multi-Country hut-to-hut hiking on the Tour de Monte Rosa Walking the Tour de Monte Rosa (TMR) route through Italy and Switzerland, an unfolding gallery of panoramic mountains, quaint villages,   Continue Reading →

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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The Hotel Gletschergarten in Grindelwald is “A Place Where People Feel Good” 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 Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland.  When you arrive, if one of   Continue Reading →

The Best Bread in the World is Swiss – Recipe Included

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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. As a former baker, and long-time admirer of Swiss bread, I think it’s time we drew some   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 →