This guided September 15 - 22, 2013 hiking trip crosses three linguistic and cultural borders and allows you to explore two of the most beautiful areas of Switzerland: Wengen in the Bernese Oberland, and Pontresina in Grissons. (This tour is also offered at other times by special arrangement for your group.) Those who have vacationed in the Wengen area describe the addictive quality of hikes based in and near this car-free village high on a hillside beneath the imposing trio of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch mountains. In recognition of this incredible beauty, the area, including Switzerland’s Aletsch Glacier, has been designated a World Heritage Site. Midway through the trip you’ll ride the justly famous Glacier Express across the Swiss Alps to Pontresina and the Engadine Valley in the canton of Grissons near the Lake District of Italy to the south, and Tirol in Austria. Four major passes lead up to this high alpine valley, which runs for 60 miles along a southern terrace of the Alps and has blue skies for over 300 days a year. The Engadine combines crisp, dry air, forests, lakes and glaciated peaks. This high-alpine area is famous for its flora and fauna, and superb views. This adventure is a big hit with all ages, including kids and adults. While the September 15 - 22, 2013 departure posted here is adults only, custom family tours can be scheduled throughout the summer. It is also available on a self-guided or private guided basis. Full details are posted at http://www.bredeson.com/switzerland.
Please join Bredeson Outdoor Adventures (www.bredeson.com) for this amazing guided hiking adventure from July 15 - 22, 2013 in Glacier National Park, the undisputed “Crown of the Continent” and one of the world’s most awesome wilderness parks. (This guided tour is also offered at other times by special arrangement for your group.) Its glaciers accent steep cliff edges, where mountain goats prance as the Walendas of the animal kingdom. Glacier is full of dramatic mountain ranges, alpine meadows replete with wildflowers and sculpted glacial valleys reflected in lakes. Acres of lush green parklands plunge down jagged red pinnacles, exposing some of the world’s oldest stones. Waterfalls roar, ice cracks, and rock fall echoes in scenery being changed and formed before our eyes. In this rugged one million acres, you’ll catch sight of bighorn sheep grazing in alpine meadows while pikas shriek close by. A total of 62 species of mammal live here, ranging from the tiny pygmy shrews to the grand mountain goats, grizzly bears and elk. Welcome to rugged and remote Glacier National Park! Additional details are posted at http://www.bredeson.com/glacier.