Tony Farina

Tony Farina, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, earned his degree in Outdoor Experiential Education, with a minor in Liberal Arts, from Prescott College in Arizona, a school known for its programs in environmental studies and adventure education. His passion for travel, mountains, and sea kayaking led him after graduation to become a wilderness guide for a Baja-based company and he has also guided hiking adventures in the continental US. Tony has been guiding in the Alps for us for years and has a particular love for the varied mountains and cultures we enjoy on our Great Alpine Traverse journey. "I enjoy meeting new people, traveling, and immersing myself in new cultures. It's great when you can make a living doing what you love. Hiking in the Alps always means good times, good food, and a great adventure!" Tony lives in Napa, California, and when not guiding in the Alps, can be found enjoying his "dream job," teaching Wood Shop at a high school close to where he grew up.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips:

Great Alpine Traverse, July 2-17, 2011
Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean, July 31-August 13, 2011
Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites, June 29-July 6, 2012
Great Alpine Traverse, July 9-24, 2012
Tour du Mont Blanc, July 29-August 5, 2012
Hiking the Haute Route, June 30-July 11, 2013
Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites, July 20-27, 2013
Great Alpine Traverse, July 30-August 13, 2013
Hiking the Haute Route, June 30-July 11, 2014
Heart of Switzerland, July 16-24, 2014
Great Alpine Traverse, July 29-August 12, 2014

Client Testimonials:


Can't imagine a better leader. Tony was always most helpful and accommodating Elaine D., Newark DE
Great Alpine Traverse
Tony did an exceptional job. He used sound judgement and humor to deal with any issues. Jane O., Walnut Creek CA
Hiking the Haute Route