For over fifteen years we’ve specialized in designing and organizing mountain hiking holidays, so we have the expertise to create a customized itinerary for your group of friends, family or business associates. Choose your destination, style of accommodations and travel dates. We’ll design a program that meets your preferences for activity level from gentle strolls to more challenging trail adventures. We’ll handle the planning and logistics so you’re free to immerse yourself in the adventure!
A private group trip is a great way to celebrate life’s milestones with your family, friends, and colleagues whether it be an anniversary, birthday, graduation, or your own special event. And if you’re looking for a physically-oriented team-building experience in a magnificent outdoor setting, a hiking challenge on mountain trails might just be the way to do it! A private trip is also an ideal way for hiking clubs and other groups of outdoor enthusiasts to get together to share a common passion!
PLEASE NOTE: We specialize in multi-day, guided, small group mountain hiking trips. We are not set up to support self-guided hikers.
Here are some examples of the types of private hiking tours we’ve put together for our clients:
A Dolomites hiking tour combining hut stays and comfortable alpine lodges for a group of eight women celebrating 24 years of hiking together.
A Swiss Alps adventure for a large family group with three guides and three hiking options and activities on each day.
A hiking tour in the Italian Alps for three generations of hikers gathered to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary.
An outdoor family adventure program using luxury accommodations in the Dolomites.
A journey along the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago, Spain for an Oregon hiking club.
A walking and hiking tour through the emerald mountains of western Ireland for a group of eight friends.
Three “hiking and culture” combination trips for a multi-generational family group to Italy/France, Norway and Greece.
The possibilities are endless!
A group enjoys a rest stop on the Fagaras Main Ridge Traverse, Transylvanian Alps, Romania.
We can arrange private group mountain hiking trips to the following areas:
Italy: The Dolomites (northeastern Italian Alps).
Italy/France: The Maritime Alps which feature some of the wildest and most untouched high-country landscapes in the Alps protected in France’s Mercantour National Park and Italy’s Alpi Marittime Nature Reserve. Combine with an optional stay on the Côte d’Azur (Nice) or in a village perché (“perched village”).
France/Spain: Immerse yourself in the Pyrenees, the magnificent mountains on the border between France and Spain including the Gavarnie Cirque and Ordesa Canyon, both protected in national parks. Combine with an optional stay in Paris, Bilbao, Barcelona, or Madrid.
Spain: Hike through the narrow canyons and amidst the soaring limestone peaks of the Picos de Europa, the most majestic portion of northern Spain’s Cantabrian Range. Sample the pilgrimage path known as the Camino de Santiago. Combine with visits to Bilbao, Barcelona, or Madrid.
Switzerland: Explore the classic mountain landscapes of the Berner Oberland (Grindelwald and Kandersteg areas) dominated by the stunning peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. In the Valaisian Alps (Zermatt area), the Matterhorn, icon of the Alps, oversees an area laced with mountain trails and colossal vistas of ice-clad peaks!
Bulgaria: Tramp the unfrequented trails of Bulgaria’s soaring Rila and Pirin Mountains, both protected in national parks. Combine with a stay in a traditional kashta (“inn”) in a Rhodope Mountains village. Add visits to the World Heritage Rila monastery, the Black Sea coast, and the historic city of Veliko Turnovo. Excursions to the Aegean Sea coast and even Turkey are also possible “add-ons.”
Challenging ridge-top hiking is a possibility in Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountains.
Greece: Explore the north Pindos Mountains including the spectacular Vikos gorge and the charming stone villages of the Zagori region. Hike the trail to the summit of Mount Olympus. Balance your hiking tour of Greece with visits to the spectacularly perched monasteries of Meteora, or perhaps a journey to the Aegean islands of Santorini or Crete.
Romania: Encounter the storied Transylvanian Alps which encompass the Bucegi, Fagaras, and Retezat ranges. A hike along the spine of the Fagaras range is a journey is one of Europe’s most memorable mountain rambles. Include visits to the region’s fortified Saxon churches and the pretty Transylvanian towns of Sibiu and Sighisoara, the latter a World Heritage Site.
The Carpathian Mountains (Hungary, Slovakia, Poland): Explore the trails of Europe’s second great mountain range. The Carpathians sweep for 900 miles through central Europe–from the rolling, forested Bukk mountains in Hungary to geologic crescendo in the craggy Tatras on the border between Slovakia and Poland.
Madeira and the Azores (Portugal): Hike the mountain paths along the levadas of Madeira which carry you into the island’s rugged and stunningly beautiful backcountry. Explore hydrangea-lined lanes old cobblestone paths that once connected remote villages set in the luxuriant landscapes of the volcanic Azores. Include an energetic hike to the summit of Pico volcano, the highest point in Portugal! Sample wines from World Heritage vineyards and dine on some of the freshest seafood in the world!
Japan: Hike the trails on Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island whose less-frequented mountain regions are protected in expansive national parks. Ascend by trail to the summits of Hokkaido’s beautiful volcanoes including the island’s highest. Or, opt for a hiking trip to the southern island of Kyushu where you can explore the riches of the Kirishima-Yaku National Park where trails provide an introduction to ancient cedar forests, moorlands, granite mountaintops, steaming volcanoes, crater lakes, and highland meadows. Or, consider a walking trip that includes visits to World Heritage temples and gardens in Kyoto, the Kii mountains and along the historic Nakasendo Way.
A group hiking across the mountains of Daisetsuzan, Hokkaido, Japan.
Ireland: Ramble through the glacially-sculpted mountains of Western Ireland which include the Macgillicuddy’s Reeks on the Beara Peninsula, the peaks of the Twelve Bens of Connemara and the Dingle Peninsula highlands. Include a visit to offshore islands like the Blasket and Aran Islands or the mystical and isolated Skellig Michael. Combine with city stays in either Galway or Dublin.
Norway: Hike western Norway’s “fjord country” for a unique take on this “mountain and sea” landscape. The trails of the Hardangerfjord, Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord introduce you to the world’s finest fjord landscapes. Combine with a stay in the “Fjord Capital” of Bergen, or take in the museums and parks of Oslo.
Patagonia: Patagonia’s mountains have long been a dream destination for hikers around the world! We can arrange programs for you in Argentina’s Lake District (Nahuel Huapi National Park and Bariloche), or in the Los Glaciares National Park which includes the iconic spires of Monte Fitzroy and her entourage of peaks. Across the border in Chile, the tremendous rock towers of the Torres del Paine punctuate one of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in the Americas.
Whatever your hiking preference, we’re ready to help you tailor-make the ideal mountain hiking adventure for you and your group!
If you are interested in a private trip with your family, friends or colleagues, please let us know! We are looking forward to working with you to craft an unforgettable experience! PLEASE NOTE: We specialize in multi-day, guided, group mountain hiking trips. We are not set up to support self-guided hikers.
If you are interested in a private trip with your family, friends or colleagues, please let us know! We are looking forward to working with you to craft an unforgettable experience!
PLEASE NOTE: We specialize in multi-day, guided, group mountain hiking trips. We are not set up to support self-guided hikers.
Photos on this page are by John Osaki except as otherwise credited.