Base Villages

Choose an Alpine Adventure Base Village

Alpine Adventures Trails Tours are structured around extended stays in charming mountain hamlets and villages in the Alps of Switzerland and Austria, as well as the Isle of Skye. Explore the villages in the Alps, and the magical Isle of Skye with the help of Alpine Adventure Trails Tours.

Each base village will treat you to an entirely unique experience on your guided, self-guided, or hybrid tour. From the film-famed village of Murren to Zermatt all of our base villages will give you memories that will last a lifetime. On top of staying at family-owned inns and chalets, you’ll live like a local and explore the path less taken during your trail tour. There’s no better way to explore the Alps and Scotland.

View our 2018 tour schedule to start planning your vacation.


Crown of the Matterhorn - Zermatt lies at the base of what is perhaps the most iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps: the 14,690-foot Matterhorn. Few... Read More


Alpine Beauty - Murren is a car-less village with four-star accommodations is perched like an eagle’s nest atop a 2,500-foot wall overlooking the Lauterbrunnen valley. At... Read More


Pearl of the Alps - Situated on a high plateau surrounded by 13,000-foot peaks, this car-less glacier village is known as the Pearl of the Alps.... Read More


Glacier Village - Tucked in a green valley at 3,458 feet, Grindelwald rests below one of Switzerland’s most emblematic sights, the Jungfrau massif, comprised of the... Read More


Hiker’s Mecca - Situated in the Bernese Highlands surrounded by 12,000-foot summits, Kandersteg is a great base to relish the traditional alpine lifestyle. A small farming... Read More


Vistas, Valleys & Waterfalls - Named the Valley of Waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of Switzerland’s most picturesque, and Wengen offers the perfect vantage point to take... Read More


A Hiking Paradise - Located in the Centovalli (valley of a 100 valleys) only 20 minutes by train from Locarno and Lake Maggiore is the village... Read More

Sils Maria

Fantastic Sweeping Views - The Upper Engadine is certainly one of the most impressive landscapes in Switzerland. Sils Maria The gate to the romantic Fex Valley... Read More

Isle of Skye

Scottish Isle of Skye The mystical Isle of Skye is a beautiful place to visit any time of year. Home to a wide variety of scenic towns, villages,... Read More