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Alpinehikers


We got our start in Switzerland. It’s here, in the land of milk and trains, we learned to craft our small group tours with personal attention and custom itineraries. Every summer, Alpinehikers’ owner Troy Haines and his family move to the heart of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland region, to guide tours, manage self-guided tour reservations, foster friendships, and mix business with pleasure in authentic Alpine style...


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When you travel with Alpinehikers, it’s your choice, your pace, your tour, your bliss... Where do you want to go? How do you want to spend your time there? Would you like to have a guide? Be with a group? Go on your own? We work with you to design the perfect tour. Always focused on what’s most important to you. Always sharing our best secrets. This is your chance to meet Switzerland face to face. This is your tour.


Each of Alpinehiker’s tour regions have a special allure all their own. The iconically Swiss Bernese Oberland, world-famous Tour du Mont Blanc, challenging Haute Route, quietly elegant Engadine, and dramatic Italian Dolomites.

Choose one region for your whole stay, or combine a few to enjoy a sampling of highlights.


From the steady pace of hiking, to the gentle flow of train travel, or the peaceful stillnes of an afternoon at a wellness spa...

An Alpinehikers tour will always be just the right balance of energizing activity and luxurious relaxation. On most of our routes, both guided and self-guided tours offer flexible schedules and alternative activities for days you want to move a bit faster, or times you’d like to sit still a little longer.


We offer a select variety of carefully crafted guided tours. Choose from village-based or inn-to-inn, hiking or train trips, luxury or budget, single region or multi-region highlights.

Our Guided tours assure guaranteed departures with a minimum of just one guest, so you can always book with confidence. Our guides are an elite crew, chosen for their professional skills and the particular charm of their individual experience and interests.


Matt.... We had a wonderful time with you in Switzerland. Loved the whole experien of the trails were washed out and it was quite warm. I concluded that for ou Connie and I are very interested in the Hermit Trail option in the Grand Canyo Europe again if you could construct a trip that was as good as the Bernese Oberland and didn’t duplicate any of the towns we’ve been to already. The Zermatt area or Mt Blanc or the Tyrol? Great trip and great memories. Looking forward to sharing a glass of wine at J K Carriere. Stay in touch. - Tom Private Guided Bernese Oberland Tour 2013


nce. Cinque Terre was a bit of a letdown after the Alps. Crowded, part ur family the high country is where we like to be. Regarding next year on as well as part of the John Muir Trail. Also, we would consider


Self-Guided tours are a great choice for anyone wanting the ultimate in flexibility, privacy, or a more budget-conscious tour. You will receive a personal information packet complete with daily itineraries, detailed route descriptions, topographic maps of your hikes, train schedules, and specialized information about the regions you’ll be visiting. Most tours include rail passes and luggage transfers. We describe each of your destinations in depth, noting activities and sights of particular interest, and providing you with

choices for rainy days or taking a rest. This is your personal guidebook, so we also help you with what to pack, how to get in shape for walking in the Alps, how to phone home, and what to do if your plans change en route. You’ll also get a copy of the confirmation emails from each of your hotels, noting where we’ve carefully communicated your specific dietary and room requirements. Self-guided tour itineraries can be easily customized to meet your specific needs. Choose any day to start – this is your tour! And we give you our Swiss cell phone number – so you can call us locally June through September.


Troy, I wanted to drop you a line and tell you that we are spending the last night of having wine. The trip that you arranged for us could not have been better. Th was incredible and the meals in both were 1st rate. In Zermatt we hiked to T 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. - Dennis

Custom Self-Guided Tour 2013


f our vacation sitting on our balcony at the Hotel des Alpes in Lucern he hotel in Murren was great as was the hiking. The hotel in Zermatt Trift and had lunch. The next day we hiked to Hornli Hut. What an


When you call Alpinehikers, you’ll get specific answers to your questions and lots of help making the most of your choices. You’re curious what to take in your daypack (that’s easy), if your teenager is going to go hungry eating tiny dinners of haute cuisine (they won’t, portions are generous), or if you’re going to be able to ‘keep up’ on hikes (your pace, remember).

You’ll speak with one of us directly – and your details matter to us. Let’s talk – call or send us an email. We’re here. Well, some of us are... The rest of us are in the Alps!


+1 (888) 509 – 7810 www.alpinehikers.com info@alpinehikers.com

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