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Olivier Levasseur

Born in Annecy, I'm a trekking guide and guided more than 10 years, first in the Alps, then world wide. Now at the office designing and organising mountain trips in the Alps for french and world wide clients. This also allows me time to get outdoor.
My favourite activity is ski touring and I love to share and design all kind of trips in my favourite places for anyone.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I'm specialized in
- Hikking / trekking in summer
- Climbing / Mountaneering in summer
- Ski touring in winter
...and all over the Alps from the mediterranean sea to the Dolomites (including France, Switzerland and Italy) were my favorite places are Mont-Blanc range, Dolomites (Italy) and Wallis (Switzerland)

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How did you get involved in travel?

"I started as a trekking guide in "my" french in the Aravis, then a little bit further, around Mont-Blanc or Matterhorn and Val d'Aoste. I worked then as a tour leader all over the world and especially in New-Zealand, Nepal, and Patagonia.

Even if I had the chance to live in different countries I finally came back in my hometown, Annecy. It's just 1hour from Chamonix, best place for skiing and mountaineering and 1 hour from the Italian and Swiss borders....well a great place to live and go hiking, cycling, skiing, climbing, paragliding, kayaking."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There are so many great experiences traveling, but my best is for sure an "early morning start" to climb a snowy mountain. When the sun appears behind the horizon and you're already high up on the mountain cramponing....some of the best feelings. And if, mother earth gives you the chance to get a low-wind day I like to take off paragliding from the summit :-)
This could happen all over the world....but my favourite place for that is the Mont-Blanc range obviously ;-)"

Featured trips & expertise

Tour du Mont-Blanc - 7 days

Circle the highest summit in Western Europe in just six days of trekking with this weeklong summer itinerary. Start in the Chamonix Valley and hike through France, Italy, and Switzerland with iconic Alpine vistas throughout. Hike over high mountain passes and quiet meadows, see the Alps reflected in mirror-like Swiss lakes, visit the classic resort towns of Courmayeur and Chamonix, and spend each night sleeping comfortably in charming mountain huts and lodges.

Tour du Mont-Blanc - 8 days

Circle the highest summit in Western Europe in just seven days of trekking with this summer itinerary. Start in the Chamonix Valley and hike through France, Italy, and Switzerland with iconic Alpine vistas throughout. Hike over high mountain passes and quiet meadows, see the Alps reflected in mirror-like Swiss lakes, visit the classic resort towns of Courmayeur and Chamonix, and spend each night sleeping comfortably in charming mountain huts and lodges.

Tour du Mont-Blanc - 11 days

Circle the highest summit in Western Europe in ten days of trekking with this summer itinerary. Start in the Chamonix Valley and hike through France, Italy, and Switzerland with iconic Alpine vistas throughout. Hike over high mountain passes and quiet meadows, see the Alps reflected in mirror-like Swiss lakes, visit the classic resort towns of Courmayeur and Chamonix, and spend each night sleeping comfortably in charming mountain huts and lodges.

Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Dolomites High Traverse - 7 days

On this weeklong trek, you'll encounter some of the world's most beautiful alpine scenery, including three of the most famous peaks in the Dolomites: the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Hike between mountain huts high in the beautiful Northern Dolomites, traverse sheer rock walls using the area's famous via ferrati, and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in cozy refugi lodges along the route.

Lauterbrunnen valley
Best of Bernese Oberland - 5 days

Hike from hut to hut under the snowy facades of some of the most famous peaks in the Swiss Alps with this five-day itinerary. As you hike past the iconic peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, you'll make your way through Alpine pastures, glacial lakes, and rushing waterfalls, with stops on mountaintop tramways and charming villages in between.

Lauterbrunnental
Bernese Oberland Traverse - 7 Days

Take a classic Swiss hut-to-hut hike through the Bernese Oberland mountains on this week-long trek. You'll go from scenic valley to scenic valley as you traverse past the bases of some of the best-known mountains in the Alps, such as Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, making your way through waterfalls, cliff faces, and dairy pastures.

Recent trip reviews for Olivier

Dolomites, Italy - Sep 20 - Sep 22, 2018

Traveler: Meghan F. - Local specialist: Olivier Levasseur

Olivier was very helpful, was quick to respond and booked an unforgettable trip for us. Thank you!

Swiss kimkim self-guided tour, Switzerland - Sep 8 - Sep 12, 2018

Traveler: Oliver L. - Local specialist: Olivier Levasseur

We set up a custom, unique experience with KimKim. We wanted a self-guided tour to align with our dates. KimKim worked with us to find an amazing trip to help make our vision of this experience amazing.

We live in the US and Olivier corresponded with us regularly to help us the options and set up all the arrangement for us. Since this was self-guided, we received a trip book with maps, a custom book with background and specific trail instructions, which helped make us comfortable in advance... read more

We set up a custom, unique experience with KimKim. We wanted a self-guided tour to align with our dates. KimKim worked with us to find an amazing trip to help make our vision of this experience amazing.

We live in the US and Olivier corresponded with us regularly to help us the options and set up all the arrangement for us. Since this was self-guided, we received a trip book with maps, a custom book with background and specific trail instructions, which helped make us comfortable in advance and guided us every day.

Our whole trip in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland was amazing. Several standout experiences include taking a train from Grendlewald up to the Inn at Alpiglen, where the staff was amazingly helpful, our rooms has stunning views of the fog shrouded Alps, and we enjoyed Swiss wine. We also loved the next day, where we hiked below the north face of the Eiger up to a gorgeous 19th century hotel, the Hotel Bellevue du Alps, where we enjoyed beautiful rooms, views of the glaciers, and delicious food in elegant surroundings. Overall, the hiking, views, hotels and huts, were an amazing once in a life-time experience that we'll never forget.

Gus

Dolomites trekking - one week, Italy - Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2018

Traveler: Gus J. - Local specialist: Olivier Levasseur

Julien and Olivier from Allibert Trekking did a fantastic job in planning my itinerary for my Dolomites trek. Given that August is the high season, I thought the task of booking my trip would be almost impossible given that I booked in June. Nevertheless, within 48 hours of initial contact, I had my itinerary mapped out and all rifugios confirmed. It was almost too good to be true!

They were super responsive and possess great knowledge useful for people wanting to take a self-guided tour.... read more

Julien and Olivier from Allibert Trekking did a fantastic job in planning my itinerary for my Dolomites trek. Given that August is the high season, I thought the task of booking my trip would be almost impossible given that I booked in June. Nevertheless, within 48 hours of initial contact, I had my itinerary mapped out and all rifugios confirmed. It was almost too good to be true!

They were super responsive and possess great knowledge useful for people wanting to take a self-guided tour.

The itinerary they planned was very detailed, and the accommodations were excellent.

I'm already thinking about the next trip I will want to have planned for them. Great job guys!