Tag Archives: Switzerland


Tales from the Trail: Ed Muckerman

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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 →

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 →

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 →

Hotel Schwarzwaldalp: Home is Where the Heart Is

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There are many elements of a hotel that make it a good one, and there are certainly plenty of good ones to be found in the Alps.  It might be the gourmet restaurant, the superb wine selection, the panoramic view, etc… Whatever it is, combine a few of these elements in the same place and   Continue Reading →

The Best Hike in the Alps? Follow Us!

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Is there such a thing as the BEST HIKE in the Alps?  After leading hiking tours for over 20 years, 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.  Where is Obersteinberg?   Continue Reading →

Family Adventures: Taking Your Toddler to the Swiss Alps

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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 and the Hidden Val Bregaglia

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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 – A Perfect Day out between Bern and Central Switzerland

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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 →

Traveling Solo in the Alps

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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 →

Gotthard Express to Ticino

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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 →