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You want to hike, yes, maybe a lot, but you also want to relax and unwind.  Our village retreat tours are perfect. 

Slow down and give yourself permission to just be somewhere. On these village-based tours, you’ll travel to a beautiful mountain village and stay there for 2 or 3 or 4 days, hiking by day, and relaxing in a luxurious hotel at night.  Hike a little or hike a lot, then enjoy a scenic train ride to the next village for more exploration.

Settle in to your cozy 3-star hotel, or perhaps a luxurious 5-star hotel if you feel like treating yourself. The food, the views and comforts make a great vacation.

You’ll have options… great day hikes up mountains, through canyons, to waterfalls and huts, exploring all the hidden corners that make these places special.  Get back in time to relax at the pool or spa.

Village Retreat tours are as strenuous as you want them to be.  You can do an epic hike, a moderate one, or you can take a day off.  Visit the spa, or take a cable car up to that local mountaintop… the choice is always yours.  There is something special about getting to know a place and giving yourself the space to recharge.  For a truly relaxing vacation, this is the way to go.

Village Retreat tours are great for families with young kids.  This is how we travel with our families.  Slow down, hike when you feel like it, enjoy the local sights, and relax in a great hotel when you’re not on the trail.  It’s wonderful.

They are also the best choice for shoulder-season tours, since you’re not required to cross any high passes.  May through October is reasonable, but if you prefer easy walks, sightseeing, and lazy spa days, any time of year is great.  There are even miles of plowed winter walks in a lot of great locations.

Troy, I wanted to drop you a line and tell you that we are spending the last night of our vacation sitting on our balcony at the Hotel des Alpes in Lucern having wine. The trip that you arranged for us could not have been better. The hotel in Murren was great as was the hiking. The hotel in Zermatt was incredible and the meals in both were first rate. In Zermatt we hiked to Trift and had lunch. The next day we hiked to Hornli Hut. What an experience. The entire trip has gone off without a hitch, thanks to your planning. My wife and I agree that engaging in strenuous hikes during the day and then being pampered at night makes for a great vacation. Thanks to you this has been the best vacation we have ever taken.

—D Brommer
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