News (to me too)- reviews starting to pop up lately(!):
- Viator (Trip Advisor company, reprinted here)
Steed Tours offers private, backroad driven, guided adventure type excursions in Western Switzerland.
Our vehicles are the iconic Land Rover Defenders, bringing you to places you've never imagined.
We "green-lane" where possible, combined with theme-based cultural discovery: nature discovery, local cuisines and traditions, museums and activities. Throw in snow shoeing, walking and hiking, for fun.
Imagine driving up countryside paths and over farm roads as the adventure, moving from one great place to visit, to the next.
"This is amazing, beautiful" is a phrase we hear often.
Our tours are not those you will find offered by other tour companies.
Here are some of the terms our guests have used to describe our tours:
- Off the beaten path
- Real, rustic Switzerland
- True nature
- Not touristy
Swiss Romandy is our starting point. The world knows the district Gruyère and its namesake cheese. But ask Swiss from other regions, about the very best delicacies from Gruyère (soupe de chalet, meringue with crème double, moutarde de Bénichon with light safran rolls), and they often don't know them. Likewise only the locals have driven the roughest back roads connecting farms, or the single-lane paths on the side of a steep mountain, to reach an Alpage. This is a taste of Switzerland at its best, and this is where we take you.
These exclusive tours have grown from a passion for the Swiss countryside, and the desire to see every nook and cranny of an area. This is best accomplished in an iconic, indestructible, go-anywhere Land Rover Defender. Add snow shoes and hiking boots to make the journey complete (we have extra snow shoes).
All tours are heavily dependent on the weather. A light snow followed by a big wind gust means snow drifts and a blocked road. Or, pull out the rescue/traction bars and a shovel, and a few meters further we're clear and continuing. The great news is, we always manage with route alternatives and variations. This means every tour is indeed different, shaped by the weather and your wishes.
We suggest favourite routes, but above all we are flexible and listen to you. Detours and stops are at your request.
Tours start from and traverse the cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, Valais, and Bern. We operate within the western French speaking region primarily, and cross the language divide (called “Röschtigraben" in German) regularly.
Gorgeous landscapes, unforgettable new sights, regional specialties, and adventures await you.
Take a quick peek at some of our photos on Instagram