About Alpenventures UNGUIDED
Alpenventures UNGUIDED provides easy trip planning for outdoor adventurers, facilitating access to exceptional experiences which would otherwise be complex and time-consuming to plan. Our self-guided customers travel beyond the classic routes, reaching more diverse and local experiences. In short, Alpenventures UNGUIDED delivers the planning convenience of a guided trip without the cost of a guide.
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Statement of Environmental Responsibility
At Alpenventures UNGUIDED, we embrace the natural environment as our playground, our teacher, our healer and our subsistence. We are committed to its preservation and strive to minimize our footprint through the following measures:
We are a virtual company working digitally from home offices, reducing our overall footprint on the environment and consumption of space
We educate our customers about responsible travel, informing them about the impact level of the tour they choose through the Responsible Travel Score and asking them to take a Voluntary Responsible Travel Pledge
We minimize our carbon footprint and offset 1 metric ton of carbon for each booked customer
We reduce our consumption of single-use plastic and we encourage our customers to take measures to do the same while traveling
We are paperless not only in the office, but provide our customers with an app and tour information that requires minimal printing
We place a high degree of value on keeping our business authentic. Honesty is central to everything we do. Our photos, videos and other marketing materials are not commercial or over-edited, rather they are real photos by real people (almost all of them taken by us), that show the authentic experience on the trail. We also encourage our customers to venture off the beaten path and take on adventures that offer a more authentic local experience than that found on the heavily marketed and internationally known tours.
We want our customers and our team to enjoy lives full of many adventures. Sometimes go/no-go decisions are difficult, but we always encourage our customers to make safe decisions and will support them administratively while on their tour in doing so. Alpenventures also goes to great lengths to accurately describe the difficulties of the trails and to anticipate any potential safety challenges that may occur along the way.
We also believe that sitting on the couch and eating potato chips is far more dangerous to our health than getting out into the mountains and being active, so we work hard to encourage the latter.
At Alpenventures UNGUIDED, adventure is so much more than getting to a beautiful place or taking risks in the mountains. Adventure is about personal challenge, getting outside the comfort zone and gaining exhilarating experiences that positively alter the way we perceive and interact with this world and the people in it. Adventure means something different to everybody. While we focus on facilitating unforgettable outdoor and human-powered adventures, we fully support adventure and personal growth in all its forms.
We adore our planet and cherish its mountains, butterflies, flowers, marmots and all the other treasures it shares with us each day. It is our commitment to be part of the solution, by fostering responsible tourism, tackling over-tourism by introducing lesser-known adventure opportunities and to take an active role in minimizing and offsetting the impact of our business and of our customers’ travel. By introducing others to some of the most beautiful places we have on this planet, we strive to inspire them to do the same.
What WE do
Find the best adventures for you
Answer your questions and provide great customer service
Book all huts and hotels
Provide maps and a detailed tour plan in an eBook format
Assist with any re-booking required during the tour
Save you an estimated 15 to 24 hours of research and planning time
What YOU do
Choose your adventure
Choose your own dates and adventure buddies
Book your tour & your flights
Review the provided tour plan
Pack and train
Make your own decisions about routing and safety during the tour
Enjoy your adventure!
Chief Adventure Officer &
A Message from the Chief Adventure Officer
Welcome to the Alpenventures UNGUIDED website! We are focused on transforming and simplifying adventure planning for those of us who do not need, or want to pay for, a guide.
When I moved to Germany in 2012, I was ready to take advantage of everything the Alps have to offer. This didn't exactly work out as planned for two reasons:
1) I couldn't find the information I needed in English through internet searches
2) I was expecting to exactly replicate the adventurous life I lived in Colorado in a new, and different mountain range with different characteristics
To put it mildly, my adventuring slowed down significantly. Luckily, things are now back to normal since learning German and spending a lot of time in the Alps. My goal today is to help you maximize your adventuring in the Alps and beyond, by organizing the best adventures this world has to offer!
Planning adventures is not new to me. As somebody who loves adventure, I have planned and organized various types of adventures not only for groups of friends, but also in my former role as a Trip Leader for the Colorado Mountain Club. Let's just say I have a sort of reputation for my detailed preparation and organization, which always includes backup plans in case flexibility is required.
The plan is to continue to expand globally, and to transform adventure planning for adventures all around the world. To do that, we need your support. Of course, choosing one of our tours is a great way to do that! We would also love for you to tell your friends about us, sign up for our newsletter and engage with us on social media.
I wish you very happy adventuring!
Chief Adventure Office and Geschäftsführerin