I have been considering taking a guided tour to the alps. After reading the post on the people taking these tours,I have been wondering if going on our own would work. I was wondering, from the people that have gone, think it is best for the first trip to go with a guided group since we have never been there and we only speak english. I would like to save the money and spend it on other things on the trip like staying longer then 5 days riding. We are going as 2 couples. Any information or suggestions would be really appreciated.!!