Are you planning a visit to EXPO Milano 2015? If so, why not complement it with an exploration of those nearby regions that contributed to Italy’s rich, unmatched gastronomic history and traditions, and to its strong, worldwide reputation. Alps and Beyond will take you the perfect destination. We will design and run a flawless tour for you, for any length of time, based on your preferred style of travel. You will experience authenticity, indulge in traditional, local gastronomy, and sip delicious wines. The Italian Lakes, with their beauty and romantic environments, are a stone-throw away; Piemonte (a.k.a. Piedmont), Italy’s wine country and, very appropriately, home to the Slowfood movement is a mandatory stop for foodies and wine lovers; Valle d’Aosta, the smallest region in Italy, and producer of the famous Fontina cheese is a paradise for those seeking an active get-away. We can take you right across the border, into Italian-speaking Ticino, one of Switzerland’s most spectacular regions, and home to two extraordinary UNESCO sites: Bellinzona and Monte San Giorgio. Here you have it all: the Alps, gastronomy, wine, history, culture and traditions. Regardless of the destination, you will have an exceptional experience.

FEATURED TOUR

Enjoy a spectacular hiking tour amidst the colourful WILDFLOWERS OF THE BERNESE OBERLAND. Pleasant and invigorating day hikes lead us through one of the most spectacular alpine sceneries in Switzerland and in the Alps, across summer pasture and past serene alpine lakes. Take in splendid views of the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, and the Bluemlisalp. Indulge in the creature comfort of select hotels in Meiringen, Grindelwald, Kandersteg, Adelboden.

EMILIA ROMAGNA

Join our HIKING IN EMILIA ROMAGNA, an exclusive tour, and a true culinary delight. Walking and hiking forays take us on a discovery of a unique region of Italy, still removed from the mainstream tourist map. Let you taste buds party on real Parmesan cheese and the best traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Visit the extraordinary town of Bologna, seat of the oldest western university, and home to freshly-made "tortellini" pasta. Hurry! Spaces are limited.

NORTHERN PIEMONTE

A real Mecca for walkers, hikers, and nature lovers alike. A concentration of fabulous food and renowned wines. A precious shrine of spirituality, culture and history. This is our HIKING IN NORTHERN PIEMONTE tour, in a nutshell. This extraordinary trip takes you into a lesser-known, off-the-beaten-path area of this fantastic region in Italy where mountains, secluded sanctuaries, geology and exquisite architecture blend into a fine and harmonious picture.