Alpenwild. This tour agency runs guided 10-day treks on the Haute Route from Chamonix or Verbier to Zermatt. Gentler 10-day hikes from Chamonix to Zermatt are also available, with less arduous ascents and descents, as are hiking trips in Zermatt that include a Jungfrau excursion. 801/226–9026; From 3,450 SF, including guided hikes, accommodations, meals, and ground transportation.

Alpinehikers. This operator specializes in moderate to strenuous guided hikes in Switzerland for small groups (14 people or fewer), including a seven-day Matterhorn hike in Zermatt and Saas-Fee, the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt (plus a less taxing Haute Route Highlights tour), and the Glacier Express hiking tour in Zermatt and Riederalp. 928/7780345; From $2,000 including guided hikes, accommodations, most meals, and rail passes.

Valais Wine Tours. Catherine Antille Emery, who grew up in Crans-Montana, leads half- and full-day walking tours of the Valais wine region. Valais, 1978. 079/2254054; From 140 SF.

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