Public and Private Trips to Switzterland!!
- Public Trips – Click on the “Adventures” tab for upcoming trips.
- Private Trips – Let us help you plan the vacation of a lifetime. Whatever your heart desires ( skiing/snowboardin, backpacking, sight seeing, mountain biking, cheese, chocolate & wine tours, road cycling, guided or unguided, etc.) Switzerland has what you are looking for. Contact us to discuss what kind of trip you are looking for and we can customize every aspect of the trip (budget, locations, lodging arrangements, size of group, season, activities, length of stay, etc.) to accommodate you and your group. I will be more than happy to create the trip of your dreams. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT YOUR GUIDE – Doug Chapman is the owner of Take It Outdoors Adventures, a recreational company operating in North America and Europe. Doug grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and now resides in Switzerland. All of his life, Doug has had a love of exploring new places and a deep passion for the great outdoors. He founded TIOA in 2010 and started running local kayaking trips in the United States, eventually adding multi-day adventures to the Canadian Outback, Pictured Rocks National Park, Adirondacks and more. In 2013, Doug met his wife (from Switzerland) on one of TIOA’s ski trips. When she moved back to Switzerland, Doug followed.
Doug has had the fortune of touring and finding the best parts of Switzerland and her neighbors. He also offers guided tours for people, families and groups looking to explore Switzerland in their own way. Whether it is sight-seeing, mountain biking, road cycling, backpacking, skiing, etc., TIOA can cater a trip to anyone’s desires.
“When I organize a vacation I always have a plan…but part of that plan is being flexible. Every group has its own personality, strengths, desires and dynamics. You also never know when Mother Nature’s plans won’t cooperate. I pride myself on my ability to understand the personality of the group and my ability to adjust the trip to fit that personality. I always do extensive research on the area, talk to locals and local outfitters. With this information, we have the option to change the itinerary in the best interest of the group. Often times, we discover hidden gems that are less crowded then the hot spots listed in the brochures. I have done the ground work in advance of my trips in order to give everyone a good mix of the ‘must see’ tourist spots and those hidden gems that the locals prefer, with the flexibility to adjust when it is most advantageous.”