Why I love Switzerland
“Lake Geneva's southern shore has been home for a decade and it still tickles me pink that journeys by train or plane begin with a soul-stirring 20-minute boat ride across the water, sometimes aboard a nippy little 'commuter' boat at dawn, sometimes on one of the magnificent belle époque steamers that I often see twinkling after dark from my kitchen window. Lakes, mountains, urban chic: Switzerland delivers every...” Read More
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Mont Blanc Classic
A trek around the highest peak in the European Alps where spectacular alpine scenery combines with the charm of French, Swiss and Italian mountain villages. This historic itinerary takes you across passes, around enormous glaciers and via stunning lakes to take in some of the best viewpoints in the Alps. Meadows crossed by clear melt water streams lead you downwards to green pastures where shepherds will sell their Beaufort cheese to you fresh! Mountain refuges and hotels provide a relaxing respite at the end of your day's trek. This journey is for experienced alpine walkers - providing an enthralling alpine experience with unsurpassed views around each bend.
Mont Blanc Guided Walk
The historic Tour du Mont Blanc is easily one of the most spectacular walks of the world. Brimming with incredible vistas from high mountain passes, lush valleys and highway sized glaciers, alpine scenery does not get much better than this. Joining an international group led by a bilingual mountain guide, the emphasis is on full immersion into the sublime mountain culture, with overnights in cosy mountain refuges or charming village gîtes. Carrying only a day pack, our mules transport your luggage leaving you free to enjoy the days walk. Commencing from the Chamonix Valley in France, the route takes you through Italy and Switzerland during a horseshoe circuit around the Mont Blanc massif. There is plenty of time to enjoy the small villages along the way, including the delightful hamlets of La Fouly and Trient.
Mont Blanc Circuit
This itinerary circumnavigates Mont Blanc and explores the surrounding alpine region. Faced with picture postcard vistas from every vantage point, the scenery and landscapes that unfold before you are simply remarkable. This trek affords unsurpassed views of the different faces of the Mont Blanc massif along routes that traverse the Balme mountain passage and the highest point on the Tour du Mont Blanc, the Grand Col Ferret at 2537m. You may see Ibex, chamois and other wildlife as you descend through alpine meadows towards charming fairy tale-like villages. Crossing the foothills of the Alps through France, Italy and Switzerland provides an opportunity to encounter the alpine cultures and cuisine unique to these areas and staying in hotels, gîtes and refuges is a great way to soak up the warm hospitality for which this region is renowned.
2-Day Alps Tour from Zurich: Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis
Take a breath of fresh air in the scenic Swiss Alps on this 2-Day Alps Tour from Zurich: Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis. Start your overnight adventure with a sightseeing tour of Lucerne. Then, board a panoramic aerial gondola car up to Mt Pilatus. When everybody else descends at the end of the day, you'll spend the night at the summit at 7,000 feet (2,132 meters)! After a delicious 3-course dinner, enjoy a fairy-tale-like night's sleep while surrounded by the glorious mountain peaks of the Swiss Alps. The next day, embark on a unique excursion to the never-ending snow and ice of Mt Titlis, where snow covers the summit year-round. Visit the Ice Grotto, take a ride on the IceFlyer and walk over Europe's highest suspension bridge!
Haute Route & Mont Blanc
One of the greatest alpine journeys, the Haute Route, stretches from Chamonix in the French Alps to Zermatt, in the Swiss Alps. On this tour we venture off the main trails into the heart of the alps, trekking across glaciers with magnificent mountain backdrops such as the Matterhorn. Combined with a climb of Mont Blanc, this itinerary should more than satisfy the aspiring mountaineer. To join you will need a very good level of fitness and walking experience, previous mountaineering is an advantage, however not essential.
Tour du Mont Blanc
This classic alpine walk, the famous ‘TMB’ or ‘Le Tour du Mont Blanc’, circumnavigates Western Europe’s highest mountain over passes and through the valleys of three contrasting countries. Walkers can savour the food and wine of France, Italy and Switzerland and enjoy some of the finest scenery in the world. Note: Unlike most of our hotel treks, this tour operates on fixed dates in order to accommodate the logistics of baggage movement. There will be up to 15 Sherpa customers doing the walk on any date though you do not have to walk together. Single travellers can sometimes be paired up with others, if they are prepared to share a room, and thus save single supplement charges. We will normally have 2 staff in the area to carry out the baggage transfers. They will also act as a local contact in case of any problems that may arise.