Trekking and Snowshoeing (winter)

Summer and autumn is the ideal time to explore the Alps on foot.

With a network of well marked footpaths, simple but good mountain huts/ hotels and connecting public transport it is possible to put together a program of day trips to multi day journeys for keen hill walkers.

Locally the 'Tour des Muverans', 'Tour des Dents du Midi', with variations and summits gives some exciting walking and scrambling in wild surroundings. See

I can also offer tour from Leysin to Kandersteg via the summits of Diablerets, Arpellistock, Wildhorn, Wildstrubel staying in some of the nicest huts in the Alps! For tours of the glaciers and summits a week based at Arolla from the hotel Kurhaus gives a wonderful high alpine holiday. Grindlewald gives a great for base for hiking from well maintained paths such as the Eiger Trail to traversing the vast glaciers of the Oberland. A glacier tour in the region of Saas Fee and Zermatt finishing with an ascent of the Breithorn at 4'000m makes a wonderful trek…and views of the Matterhorn

This is a great group activity (to 8 persons) as well as individuals. I arrange this for clubs, youth groups and companies. Ask for a detailed proposal.

In winter trekking can be adapted to the winter environment using snowshoes. Outside the marked snowshoeing trails a mountain guide is required for the assessment of avalanche risk and choice of appropriate itinerary. Snowshoeing offers a great alternative to enjoy the mountains to those walkers who are not into ski touring. Just like ski touring in the region of Leysin there are any number of superb day trips to multi day trips. Try a two day excursion with one night out in a mountain hut to make a memorable holiday!