Europe is a continent with roughly 700 million inhabitants living in 50 countries with a long, interwoven history. Our journeys focus mainly on the western countries of Europe such as France, Italy, Switzerland, Greece and Slovenia.
Greece, considered to be the birthplace of Western Civilization is of particular interest to us as we offer trips to the largest Greek island, Crete, in the Libyan Sea. The word Europe derives from the name of the Cretan queen and therefore, Cretans consider themselves to be at the epicentre of Europe.
Europe has a rich history, far too complicated and convoluted to discuss in just a few paragraphs. That said, our walking and hiking tours attempt to offer more than just a point A to point B adventure. Culture, history, agriculture, food and drink are incredibly important in Europe and our guides provide insights and commentary on current event, politics and customs along with acting as a bridge to many of the communities you will visit.
Cultural walks in Normandy offer a glimpse of ancient Europe, from Roman towns to the medieval monastery of Mont-St-Michel and more recent events such as the D-Day landings.
Using Europe’s excellent infrastructure, from airports to trains, to express motorways, we try to minimize the amount of transportation, giving you more time on the trails and more time to discover what our European destinations are all about.
With destinations as diverse as the cultures in Europe, Alpine Interface uses English-speaking professionals when visiting archeological ruins, museums and when visiting cities.
Our hotels and lodges are chosen for their comfort and hospitality and friendship with the owners have been forged after nearly 30 years of walking Europe’s trails.