Hiking with a gay and lesbian group

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Hike in Switzerland or Tuscany

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A two-week hike in the Austrian Alps with Hanns Ebensten Travel, the pioneer in gay adventures.



Hiking in a panoramic setting is always a memorable holiday. It's even better when you share the week and experiences with a friendly gay and lesbian group.

Alyson Adventures offers several hiking trips. Each is structured to allow you to spend time hiking with a group when you wish, and to explore independently whenever you please. Those looking for longer hikes, and those who'd prefer a shorter day, will all find what they're after.

A Week in the Swiss Alps

Title logo for EDELWEISS (hike in Switzerland, under the Matterhorn)

Hiking in the Swiss Alps Our hiking week in the Swiss Alps is based in the mountain village of Zermatt, at the end of a steep cog railroad line. We stay in the same comfortable apartments all week, but a network of lifts and cog railways allows us to hike through entirely different surroundings each day: A field of wildflowers one day, mountain streams the next, and deep river chasms. One day we hike onto a glacier; another, we follow a high ridge trail with spectacular views of many 4,000-meter mountains.

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We also offer Alpenglow, a holiday based in the same Swiss village of Zermatt, but offering longer hikes and an overnight stay in a mountain hut, while still leaving flexibility for each hiker...

...and Grindelwald, is based in the charming Swiss village of the same name. Here, in the Bernese Oberland, under the Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau peaks, we'll hike amidst the alpine scenery of chocolate-box covers and calendar illustrators.


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   Two Towns of Tuscany   

Title logo for TUSCAN TRAILS (hike in Italy)

Hiking in Tuscany: Rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves Tuscany rings with history: Etruscan tombs from 700 BC, roads built by the Romans, and, of course, the heritage of the Renaissance, born right here in Florence. Our Tuscan week starts with a night in Florence, then we split our time between two picturesque villages: Radda, set amidst forests and Chianti wine country; and the medieval fairy-tale village of San Gimignano, so entrancing you may take off a day from hiking to explore its winding streets and ancient belltowers.

More about Tuscan Trails.

This site is sponsored by Alyson Adventures, which specializes in hiking, walking, biking, and other outdoor holidays for gay men and lesbians. Our gay outdoor vacation calendar lists all our trips.

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