Alps and Beyond was born in 2002 from the heartfelt desire of its founder and director, Anna Bezzola, to provide unique, guided walking and hiking tours in Switzerland and Italy, in and around the Alps, the extraordinary part of the world that she absolutely loves. Her passionate goal is to engage the discerning traveller in an active vacation, and to provide a full-immersion, authentic, cultural and educational experience.
Anna despises approximation! As a consequence, careful design, focused attention on the smallest details, quality accommodations and services, an extended family of professional guides and, of course, enthusiasm, become the leading principles behind each one of Alps and Beyond’s distinctive and unique tours.
Our trips range from classic salking and hiking journeys through renown areas to unique tours in regions still undiscovered by mass tourism. Well-researched, local characteristics, exclusive activities and interactions with the native people insure a fun, authentic and memorable experience in the midst of a superb natural environment. We specialize in small groups, private tours, custom tours, and tailor-made programs.
Our Collaborators are independent professionals, with an invaluable expertise, who have worked in the travel business for years and who share our same passion and enthusiasm.
Our Guides are local, and an integral part of the places and cultures you visit. They are extraordinary individuals coming from all walks of life, with years of guiding experience and caring personalities. Their intimate knowledge of the history, culture, traditions, flora and fauna of the area is complemented by stories handed down to them by their parents and grandparents. They are professional, multi-lingual, friendly, enthusiastic and passionate, and will not miss any opportunity to interact with the local people, providing valuable opportunities for an authentic experience. Extreme curiosity, spirit of adventure, spontaneity and a playful attitude are the powerful engines that drive them and that will bring everything around you fully alive. Visit our guides list »