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April, 2013
A Better Way to See the World
A Peak Experience in Switzerland, France & Italy
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Dear Traveler,

Escape with us to the rooftop of Europe, where glacial lakes sparkle in unbelievable shades of blue. Where waterfalls tumble and soft-eyed cows graze in electric-green pastures. Where gondolas carry you within yodeling distance of glaciated peaks. And where a fine day's hike brings the reward of hearty mountain cuisine and a cozy night's rest in truly spectacular surroundings.

Join us in the incredible high-altitude playground of the Swiss, French or Italian Alps and prepare to be pampered, awestruck and exhilarated!

We hope to see you on the road or trail soon!
Jeff Cantarutti Signature
Jeff Cantarutti
Europe Regional Manager with Backroads since 1995

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Swiss Alps Walking & Hiking
  • Commute the alpine way, by cable car, to a glorious hike above the Adelboden Valley
  • Get the skinny on Swiss cheese at a traditional farm
  • Pamper yourself in Leukerbad, a classic Swiss town known for its healing thermal waters
  • All aboard the Glacier Express train to the idyllic car-free village of Zermatt
  • Decadent raclette, fondue, apple strudel, local wines...Go ahead—give in to temptation!
  • Luxuriate at Riffelalp Resort, the epitome of elegance, with views of the Matterhorn

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French & Italian Alps Walking & Hiking
  • Savor stupendous views during randonnées from woodland valleys to pristine pastures
  • Hike to a turquoise glacial lake at the top of the world—at least it feels that way!
  • Soak up the scene in chic Chamonix amid rock spires and saw-edged peaks
  • Get your adrenaline fix on a glacier walk with expert haute montagne guides—no other Backroads trip offers such an extreme, technical and breathtaking experience!
  • Delight in distinctive Savoie flavors, from hearty tartiflette to dry white Apremont wine
  • Say buongiorno to Monte Bianco on the Italian side of Mont Blanc

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Dolomites Walking & Hiking
  • Uncover the colorful history and culture of Italy's best kept alpine playground
  • With sharp eyes and a little luck, you'll spot chamois and marmots while you hike
  • Explore Puez-Odle Natural Park, one of the Dolomites' most dazzling areas
  • Discover the secret stash at alpine huts—wines better than anywhere else in Italy!
  • Partake in a sommelier-led tasting in San Cassiano
  • Delight in hearty alpine comfort food and sumptuous Michelin-starred cuisine

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Dolomites Biking
  • Discover a captivating mix of Italian, Austrian and Ladin cultures
  • Bike the Sella Ronda loop—possibly one of the most spectacular rides you'll ever experience
  • Sample regional vintages at an exclusive wine tasting
  • Two-wheel it through valleys and storybook villages framed by limestone peaks
  • Here's your chance to conquer 14 alpine passes in six days
  • Feeling unstoppable? Pedal epic Passo Giau, with a nine percent grade over six miles!

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