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.
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 →
One of the things I always share with people about the Alps is that while in this part of the world you are surrounded by non-stop postcard worthy photo opportunities. The Alps are strikingly beautiful. With that said, the biggest constraint on capturing these photos is the photography skills behind the camera — at least Continue Reading →
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 →
The European summer hiking season has begun! We recently received a wonderful note from Dale and Colleen Adams who just finished up a self-guided 9-night, 10-day Great Alpine Classics tour, that brought them to Murren, Zermatt, and Chamonix. All the included pictures were taken by them along the way. Hi Alpinehikers- We arrived home this Continue Reading →