You meet some people in this life that you will always think of with fondness and appreciation. Hopefully you’re able to cross paths with them again and share another trail together, but, either way, their remarkable kindness and tenacity continue to inspire you long after you’re back home from your shared adventure. Ed is one Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
For your perfect first night in Switzerland, stay at Schwarzwaldalp. Caring hosts, great food, and cozy rooms refresh and inspire. And the trails just outside are ready for you to start your alpine hiking tour in style!
I have a lot of favorite hikes throughout Switzerland, France and Italy, but if it comes down to one “best hike”, my answer is easy and always the same… go to Obersteinberg.
The Bernese Oberland is set up for family adventures, and not just for the 7 year old who kicked my butt on a Bernese Oberland Tour tour a few years ago, but as a mother of a non-stop wound-up and sassy two year old, it’s the perfect place for a family adventure of any shape Continue Reading →
Soglio is an almost impossibly charming village in the Bregaglia valley in Southeastern Switzerland. Not far from famous St Moritz and cozy Pontresina, this hidden valley and beautiful village are nonetheless firmly off the beaten path. It’s long been one of our favorite destinations and occasionally shows up as an overnight or a dayhike on Continue Reading →
Engstlenalp is one of our favorite alps. An historic inn and scenic farm, tucked at the end of a pretty valley above Meiringen. There are lakes, views, lifts, cheese and great walks. A visit to Engstlenalp is a great day out anytime, but being right above Meiringen, it works particularly well as a warm-up day Continue Reading →
Here at Alpinehikers we’re often asked questions about traveling solo in the Alps. I recently sat down with Abby Strauss-Malcolm, a veteran guide and head of sales for Alpinehikers and our partner company Run the Alps, to ask about her many solo miles traveled throughout the United States, the Alps and all over the world. Continue Reading →
Switzerland is home to so many different cultures and landscapes, all housed within a small border that is barely 3 times larger than Los Angeles County. When thinking of Switzerland many things immediately come to mind – chocolate, cheese, tall mountains and precise time! But something that you may not think of is palm trees. Continue Reading →