International Trips

The Dolomites: This is a 7 day hiking trip with 6 days of hiking and takes place in the towns of Corvara and Cortina in The Dolomites of northern Italy. Chamonix: Known the world over, Chamonix is home to some of the highest peaks in the Alps. The scenery is spectacular and the hiking is memorable! Our rental house is located in town close to shops and trailheads. Our local chef will supply wholesome nutritious meals. We will make use of the lifts and trams each to gain access to and from the alpine. There will be ridge walks, small lakes and even some cow pastures during our 6 days on the trail.

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About this trip

Zermatt, Switzerland

Known the world over, Zermatt, Switzerland is one of the greatest centres for mountaineering in the world.  Zermatt is home to one of the most instantly recognized mountain, The Matterhorn. Our hiking adventure will travel on high trails with stunning views of the surrounding glaciers and meadows.  We will visit remote hamlets, alpine lakes and the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world.

This is a 5 day and 6 night hiking trip to be enjoyed by moderately strong hikers.  The lodging will be in the town of Zermatt in a quiet hotel close to the train, shops and restaurants. Zermatt is a pedestrian only town with no cars.  We will have breakfast together at the hotel, pack our lunch for the trail and have dinner at a nearby restaurant.

The longest hiking days is 6 hours and there is one day only 4 hours.  Your travel plans should include a flight to Geneva. Transit from Geneva to Zermatt is by a high speed train service that is prompt and frequent.

Upon your arrival in Zermatt, everything will be arranged including all accommodation, transportation, tram rides, guiding and catering fees. Breakfasts and lunches and after hiking appetizers are included.  The price per hiker is 2100.00.  A commitment by November 1 of 1000.00 per person is required. The tentative dates are August 18-24, 2023

Chamonix

Known the world over, Chamonix is the center of the universe when one thinks about mountaineering. It is home to some of the highest peak in the Alps. On the outskirts of town is the Aiguille du Midi cable car which is the highest in Europe at 3842 meters. There is a tunnel under Mont Blanc built in 1965 that provide passage to northern Italy and the town of Courmayeur.

This is a 6 day and 7 night hiking trip to be enjoyed by moderately strong hikers. The lodging will be in the town of Chamonix in a house that sleeps 12 people. This house is a 5 minute walk from downtown. There is room for exactly 10 hikers. Our chef, Theresa Calow from Golden B. C. will be catering all the meals and we dine family style at the house. The house has impressive outdoor space with a deck area, hot tub, private garden and outdoor pool. Each room can be prepared as double or twin beds.

The longest hiking days is 6 hours and there is one day only 4 hours.

A commitment by November 1 of 1000.00 per person is required. The cost is 2350.00 per hiker. Included is all accommodation, tram rides, shuttle van to and from the trail head, guiding and catering. Breakfasts and lunches and dinners are included. Airfare and drinks are not included. Please write for more information including a detailed itinerary.

The tentative dates are August 26-September 2, 2023

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Covid-19 We will be following the health recommendations outlined by our Provincial health officer. Only fully vaccinated guests and staff can participate.

Andrea Petzold

ACMG Hiking & Snowshoe Guide

I am a certified Hiking Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides with plenty of good stories to tell about our natural history and geology. I'm looking forward to it all!