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Alps Traverse: Munich to Venice

Munich, Germany
5.0 (2 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Traversing over the Alps
  • Historic Castles
  • Stunning Mountain Views
  • Deep, Dramatic Valleys
  • Wonderful Lodging
  • Delicious Regional Cuisine
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites


This Alps guided trek is a must-do for all global hiking enthusiasts! Crossing over the spine of the Alps, we’ll explore from Germany to Austria to Italy in one spectacular itinerary. Our route takes us over high passes, through deep lush valleys, by famous castles and in and out of quaint, European storybook villages rich with history and culture. The views on our hikes are breath-taking with innumerable dramatic peaks, stunning lakes, cascading waterfalls and much more. The trek is demanding, but guests carry only a light backpack as the bulk of our luggage is transferred to the next accommodation most days. In the evenings, you will enjoy German, Austrian and Italian cooking, paired with a hearty serving of local hospitality in the traditional alpine villages we visit. Starting in Munich, hiking to Innsbruck and eventually ending our traverse of the Alps in Venice is an unforgettable way to explore world renowned cities, visit historic sites and experience the soaring peaks and towering rock walls that the Alps are famous for and that first inspired early mountaineers. Let Wildland Trekking inspire and lead you on this trip of a lifetime traversing the Alps!

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$5900 Per Person
$1070 Single Supplement  

$1070 Single Supplement

The single supplement on this trip provides for single rooms at all hotels during the trip. There is only capacity in the hotels for two guests per trip to secure single rooms so availability is limited on a first come first serve basis for guests requesting singe supplement.

Trip Type: Inn-Based Hiking Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 4-12 Guests
Trip Length: 14 Days
Distance: 110 MI / 177 KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This trip has long days of hiking with significant elevation changes (3,000+ ft is not unusual, with the largest gain being 3,675 ft in one day), but we’re carrying light day packs on moderately rugged trails with very comfortable night-time accommodations. Expect an average of 6 or 7 hours, with a max of as much as 9 hours, of hiking in a day. Days 9-11 have several sections of short but significant exposure.

Hiking Distances:

Up to 11.8 mi (19 km)

Backpack Weight:

2 days at 20-30 lbs, 10-20 lbs otherwise


Moderately Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

3675 ft (1120 m)

Heights Exposure:

Significant Exposure

Please Note: Terrain, Elevation Gain and Heights Exposure ratings reflect the section or day of the trip with the maximum difficulty of each. Much of the trip is at easier levels. See the trip itinerary for more detailed information.


  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 7-9 hours, 2 days of this trip all items needed for the night will need to be carried (~20-30lbs)
  • Maintaining balance and footing on steep, variable and uneven terrain
  • Hiking with occasional significant heights exposure
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.


1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this Alps hike a solitude 2. You can expect to have as much as an hour of solitude at a time while hiking. June and September will feature more solitude than July and August.

We require a minimum of 4 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and you will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.

In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 65-60 days before the departure date.


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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.

Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations. 


  • 2 People: Rate x 2.5
  • 3 People: Rate x 2
  • 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
  • 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
  • 11-12 People: Rate x 1

*all rates are per person and single supplements apply

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Day 1

  • Train Transfer: 2-2.5 hours

Munich to Füssen

On this Alps hiking tour, we meet at the Aloft Hotel lobby near the Munich central train station (Hauptbahnhof). After some short introductions and an orientation meeting, we’ll go for a guided city tour of Munich including a lunch in a Biergarten. In the afternoon we’ll board a train to the medieval city of Füssen. From this beautiful Bavarian town we have a short transfer to our accommodations, then free time to explore. After we’ve enjoyed the city and shaken out our legs, we’ll meet for our first dinner to celebrate the start of our Alps Traverse!

The Alps with the Bavarian city of Munich

Day 2

  • Hiking Distance: 9 mi (15 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 590 ft (180 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 3576 ft (1090 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 4.5-5 hours
  • Vehicle Transfer: 30 minutes (after hike)

Füssen to Hohenschwangau

Today will start with a public bus transfer to the Tegelberg cable car station where we’ll take the cable car up to the summit. Once we’ve reached the top, we’ll get our first view of the Alps. We’ll then walk down to Hohenschwangau which affords us views of the elegant Ammergau massif with it’s amazing ridgelines and limestone needles. Once we’ve passed the Marienbrücke we’ll reach the castle of Neuschwanstein. Here we’ll have a visit before taking a public bus back to Füssen.

*If weather is not favorable for the cable car, we have an alternate itinerary planned.

Alpine flowers along a scenic trail

Day 3

  • Hiking Distance: 7.5 mi (12 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1640 ft (500 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2789 ft (850 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Vehicle Transfers: 45 minutes (before hike) & 15 minutes (after hike)

Kenzenhütte to Ettal

After a European breakfast buffet at the hotel we will begin with a short transfer to the Kenzenhütte. Today we’ll climb over two mountain summits Lösertaljoch (5,518ft/1,682m) & Scheinbergjoch (5,787ft/1,764m, optional and weather dependent) with beautiful views into the surrounding mountains and especially into the deep Linderhof Valley. We’ll eventually make our way down to the historic Linderhof Castle. After touring this interesting and beautiful site, we’ll take a short transfer to our awaiting luggage and hotel. Tonight’s accommodations are in Ettal at a charming hotel situated in a classic mountain hamlet.

historic alpine castle and gardens

Day 4

  • Hiking Distance: 11.8 mi (19 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1640 ft (500 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 984 ft (300 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Vehicle Transfer: 20 minutes (before hike)
  • Train Transfer: 30 minutes (after hike)

Ettal to Mittenwald

This morning we shuttle briefly from Ettal to the famous Olympic city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen sitting at the base of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze (9,678ft/2,950m). We begin our hike traversing through the spectacular Partnach Gorges. We’ll continue hiking towards the towering grey cliffs of the Wettersteinwand, which creates the natural boundary between Germany and Austria. Beautiful forested trails, mountain scenery and alpine lakes are the highlights along our route to the iconic Bavarian village of Mittenwald, where we settle in for the night.

hiker in scenic gorges

Day 5

  • Hiking Distance: 7.5 mi (12 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3117 ft (950 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2953 ft (900 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Vehicle Transfer: 15 minutes (before hike)

Mittenwalk to Leutasch

Today starts with a short private vehicle transfer into the scenic Leutasch Valley where we cross the border from Germany to Austria. Our hike takes us up to the Scharnitzjoch pass and is filled with our first views of the outstanding Northern Tyrolean region. The high mountains here are some of the finest in all of the Alps. Our path passes a few mountain refuges along the way which we will stop for a break, some refreshments and to just soak up the amazing views. In the afternoon we’ll head down to the town of Leutasch and our accommodations for the evening.

The church, the landmark of the scenic Tyrolean village of Leutasch

Day 6

  • Hiking Distance: 4 – 6 mi (7-10 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 650 ft (200m)
  • Elevation Loss: 820 ft (250 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Bus Transfer: 10 minutes (before hike)
  • Train Transfer: 35 minutes (after hike)

Leutasch to Innsbruck

Today is considered a “rest hike” as we’ve come quite a long ways in just 6 days. We begin with a short bus ride to the Neuleutasch pass, then walk through forests, lakes and little huts on our way from Neuleutasch to Seefeld. After a 35 minute train ride, we will arrive in Innsbruck by early afternoon. The rest of the day is yours! There is free time to explore this old city: Helbing House, the little golden roof, St. Jacques’s Cathedral and museums such as Hofkirche, to name a few options. We definitely suggest apfelstrudel and coffee for a midday snack, for which the city is known for. Dinner will be on your own tonight; don’t worry, your guide will have great recommendations to offer.

Water reflection of the colourful cityscape of Innsbruck at the Mariahilf district with the snowy Nordkette mountain chain.

Day 7

  • Hiking Distance: 6.8 mi (11 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1969 ft (600 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 164 ft (50 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Vehicle Transfer: 1.5 hours (before hike)

Innsbruck to Krimmler Tauernhaus

We’ll have a leisurely morning before our mid-morning transfer through the Zillertal Valley to the start of our hike. We’ll need to carry everything we need for the next 2 days of hiking and 1 overnight. Lunch will be near the trailhead leading to the beautiful Krimml Waterfall. Hiking through the spectacular Krimmler Achental Valley allows us to follow beneath the falls, boasting to be one of Europe’s highest, pouring into the valley at over 1,245ft/380m high above us! Tonight’s accommodations are in a beautifully situated mountain hut with private rooms and shared bathrooms. We’ll enjoy our final Austrian dinner, as tomorrow we hike into Italy and the Southern Tyrolean region!

Krimmler Achental Valley view and trail

Day 8

  • Hiking Distance: 11 mi (18 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3300 ft (1120 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 3400 ft (1090 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Vehicle Transfer: 45 minutes (after hike)

Krimmler Tauernhaus to Brunico

Today we leave Austria on a challenging hike through the heart of the Tirolean Alps into the Northern most part of Italy! Our route takes us up to the Birnlücke pass (8,743ft/2,665m) traversing over a tall and narrow section of the Alps. We’ll soak up all the beautiful surrounding scenery along the way: high towering peaks, hanging glaciers and steep forested valleys! We’ll finish with a descent towards Prettau and our private transfer to our night’s lodging in the town of Brunico (Brueneck) and our extra luggage. Welcome to the Italian Dolomites!

Hiker on steep trail with glaciers.

Day 9

  • Hiking Distance: 8.7 mi (14 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3445 ft (1050 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2526 ft (800 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Bus Transfer: 45 minutes (before hike)

Brunico to Lago di Braies

This morning starts with breakfast at the hotel and a short public bus transfer just south of the small village of San Vigilio to the start of our hike. Our path leaves a small lake and starts climbing up between two high mountain walls. Our efforts will get us to the rewarding views from Cacagnares pass. After lunch a slower easier decent takes us through lush green valleys on our way to the idyllic Lago di Braies, also known as Pragser Wildsee. Here our accommodations are located right beside this pristine lake surrounded by rocky peaks. It is a truly unforgettable location! Our private rooms tonight are in the hiker building with shared bathrooms.

Lake in Dolomites mountains with clouds reflected in the water

Day 10

  • Hiking Distance: 9.3 mi (15 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3084 ft (940 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1148 ft (350 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Bus Transfer: 10-15 minutes (after hike)

Lago di Brais to Prato Piazza

Sunrise at the lake can be a magical moment for those willing and early to rise. After another European breakfast at the hotel, we’ll set off hiking around to the far side of the lake and start climbing towards our high point of the day at the Croda del Becco pass. Crossing beneath a set of red and grey tinted peaks our views are spectacular of our mountainous surroundings and the rolling green pastures in the valley below. A descent down to Prato Piazza and a short bus transfer ends this fabulous day of hiking in the Dolomites. Our hotel tonight boasts amazing views, a wellness center and sauna for those wanting to relax and recuperate after our hike.

A beautiful lawn in Prato Piazza near Braies with a forest in the distance and a view of Mount Croda Rossa in Sudtirol. In the middle foreground, on the lawn, a group of people admire the view. On the left there are two mountain huts.

Day 11

  • Hiking Distance: 11 mi (15 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 2430 ft (740 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 3240 ft (988 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Bus Transfer: 15 minutes (before hike)
  • Vehicle Transfer: 10 minutes (after hike)

Prato Piazza to Lake Misurina

Today’s hike offers the group more amazing views of the Dolomites. Our hike starts by climbing up over the Strudelsattel, where we start to drop down into the Landro Valley before crossing into the Rienza Valley. After a short climb we’ll reach the head of the Rin Bianco Valley and start down this scenic stretch of trail until ending our hike. Today’s hike will take us all the way to our accommodations for the next two nights near the shores of Lake Misurina.

hotels by a lake in the dolomites

Day 12

  • Hiking Distance: 8.7 mi (14 km)
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 2460 ft (750 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Bus Transfer: 15 minutes (one-way)

Tour of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

During our hike today, we explore possibly the most iconic area or the Dolomites, Tre Cime di Lavarado. A short public bus transfer from the hotel takes us to the Auronzo refuge and the start of our final hike. Today is all about jaw dropping views as we hike through a sea of rock towers, pinnacles and peaks. We start out by climbing toward the popular Laveredo pass. From here we’ll descend toward the beautiful mountain lakes of Cengia before climbing another pass with panoramic views. The final stretch of our day walks beneath the famous towering peaks that this area is named for and a perfect way to celebrate our time hiking together. Another short bus transfer will get us back to our hotel near Lake Misurina and dinner together. What a hike it has been, next stop Venice!

Mountain hut and view

Day 13

  • Vehicle Transfer: 2.5 hours

Lake Misurina to Venice

We’ll have a relaxed morning before meeting after breakfast to catch our private transfer to Venice. Today is all about exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After arrival to Venice we’ll walk from where we are dropped off to our hotel in the city center to drop our luggage. Check-in is not available until 2pm, but there is no lack of sites to keep us busy in this iconic Italian city. The afternoon is free for everyone to explore Venice and eat lunch according to their own schedule and desires. Our guides can help give recommendations for sightseeing highlights and restaurants. Later in the evening, we’ll meet back up in the hotel lobby to go out for our final dinner together and celebration of our Alps traverse and time together!

Rialto Bridge and gondolas in Venice.

Day 14


Today marks the end of our journey. We’ll enjoy one last breakfast together at our hotel in Venice, where we’ll say our very fond good-byes, and start dreaming of our next adventure! The hotel’s check-out time is 11am. If leaving today airport transportation is easy to obtain through multiple options: public transportation (train, bus or water taxi) or a more expensive private taxi. Your guide and/or the hotel staff will be able to help in planning any transportation needs you have.

Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however occasionally trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to: lodging/campground availability, extreme weather, political or bureaucratic obstacles, earthquakes, fires, flooding and more. Normal terms and conditions apply to trips with itinerary changes.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A detailed trip packet that takes the guesswork out of your travel, training, packing, and preparing for the trip
  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • Transportation during the trekking portion of the tour starting on Day 1 and ending on Day 13
  • Lodging for the duration of the tour Day 1 through Day 13
  • Vehicle transport of luggage between hotels (except Day 7)
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 through breakfast on the last day (except for dinner on Day 6 and lunch on Day 13 to allow time for your own exploration)
  • Entrance fees for historic attractions: Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace & Hofkirche Innsbruck
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and communication device (InReach Explorer or satellite phone)

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to Munich, Germany; from Venice, Italy
  • Airport transportation in Munich and Venice
  • Lodging reservations in Munich the night before the trip (recommended hotels are in our trip information packet)
  • Some meals during the tour – breakfast on Day 1 (Munich) & lunch on Day 13 (Venice)
  • Use of a backpack or trekking poles
  • Extra luggage storage (not easily available on this trip)
  • Trip insurance that includes medical coverage and at least $200,000 in evacuation and repatriation coverage (required in the Alps)
  • Bar bills, drink bills, extra snacks, telephone bills, wifi bills and other personal expenses (shopping/laundry)
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strikes, etc. (we recommend trip insurance coverage for these variables)
  • Clothes, rain gear, and footwear (see recommendations)
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Water bottles and a headlamp or flashlight
  • Guide gratuities are optional and at the discretion of each customer. A suggested guideline is to reward outstanding service with a tip of 5-10% of the total trip cost. Please tip your lead guide and they will distribute responsibly to the crew. Local currency is preferred, or USD is also appreciated.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about what to pack.

Meals: What to Expect

This Alps hiking tour features a combination of in-town meals and meals prepared by your guide. Most lunches are prepared on the trail by your guides. Breakfasts are commonly European buffet style spreads with local breads, meats, cheeses, fruit options, cereals and eggs. Dinners consist of German, Austrian or Italian cuisine and are a combination of set menu choices and ala carte menus throughout the trip.

It is common in the Alps that restaurants do not allow groups to order from an a la carte menu; a set menu is created, and guests do not have the option of ordering differently from the set menu.

For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our prepared meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables. In addition, we provide you with an assortment of trail mix, snacks, and dried fruits to eat at your own discretion.

We can often accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee, and in some destinations may be more difficult to accommodate than others. Please inquire with us for more information about the specific trip you’re interested in.

Lodging: What to Expect

Our trips in the Alps offer the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful lodges, inns, and chalets that European mountain villages are famous for. The historic, cultural lodging (and dining) experience of the Alps is a major highlight of these trips for many guests!

There are some unique elements to the accommodations that are important for guests to understand:

  • Some hotels do not offer ensuite rooms so bathrooms may be either shared with other guests in the hallway, or you have a private bathroom down the hallway.
  • Occasionally, we have rooms that accommodate 3-5 people. Please understand you may be asked to share one of these rooms for 1-2 nights of your trip with other members of the group, and in some cases the arrangement will be mixed gender.
  • Most beds are twin; no queen- or king-sized beds are available. Often, two twin mattresses sit on the same bedframe, each with its own bedding. Your rooming companion may be closer than you are accustomed to at hotels in the US.

Please see the Accommodations section for more information.

Gear We Provide

We provide the following group gear which includes*:

  • Lunch boxes & utensils
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Emergency Communication Device(s)

*Guests need to supply their own 30-45L backpack and trekking poles (optional but recommended) on this trip.

Guest Packing List

When you register for this tour you’ll receive access to a printable, downloadable trip information packet with a detailed packing list specific to this trip (click here to see it now.) All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots, backpack, rain gear, a recommended clothing system, a headlamp or flashlight, a hydration system (water bottles and/or bladder) and other items specific to each trip.

Luggage transfers have a limit of 45lbs/20kg on this trip and “extra” luggage items are not easily stored by our team. During portions of this trip, guests will need to transfer all luggage items by their own power through train stations and in other city situations (i.e. Venice). It is important that guests can be self sufficient in this duty by packing responsibly and having luggage that allows for easy transport.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

How Do I Register?

Reserve your spot today! In the Trip Dates & Booking section of this page, the green and red dates are bookable online by simply clicking on the date, and blue dates must be booked through our customer service team for a variety of possible reasons. To email our customer service team, you can click here to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you’re ready to register we’ll email you a link to a registration profile. You’ll have 72 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit.

Feel free to call us for more info – we’re here 7 days a week!

Where Do We Meet?

We will meet you in the lobby of the Aloft Hotel Munich, where we’ll conduct an introduction and orientation meeting at 9:00 AM on the first day of this trip. Most guests decide to arrive the day before the start date of this trip and plan to stay in a hotel near the Munich central train station (Hauptbahnhof) or at the Aloft hotel for convenience and to allow time for potential travel delays to not effect their ability to join the trip. Airport transportation is not included in this tour, but can be easily planned from the Munich Airport with multiple convenient options. Our Alps communications team will be in contact approximately 45 days before your trip to coordinate your rendezvous and answer any last-minute questions you have.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about flights, airport transportation, shuttles, recommended lodging and more.

Travel to Munich


The closest and easiest airport to fly into for this trip is Munich, Germany. It is best to plan arriving to Munich the day before the start date of this tour and stay at a hotel near the central train station (Hauptbahnhof).

We will meet you in the main lobby of the Aloft Hotel Munich at 9am on Day 1 of this trip’s itinerary. This hotel is just a block away from the central train station and allows our groups to meet in an easy to find location in a quieter atmosphere then the train station. You should arrive to this location with all needed items/luggage for your trip and be fully prepared to leave directly from the orientation meeting to catch our train without delays. (i.e. checked out of rooms, have eaten breakfast, etc.) An orientation meeting, train tickets, lunch, dinner and accommodations are all included on Day 1.

Airport transportation is not included in the tour, but easily planned from the Munich Airport with multiple economical (public trains/buses) and convenient options (direct taxi).

Your departure flights can be scheduled for the final day of the tour from Venice, Italy at any time. Check-out from our final hotel is at 11am.

Flights to Munich and from Venice are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Munich/out of Venice from many U.S. and European international airports. Some of the primary U.S. departure cities include Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Newark, Baltimore, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, New York and Minneapolis. The duration of flights is 10-30 hours normally with one or two stops.

Pre and Post-Trip On Request Lodging

We secure limited amounts of pre-trip lodging in Munich and post-trip lodging in Venice as an optional add-on for guests of this trip. This lodging is on request, and is available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested, please reach out directly to our team to check availability.

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

In the interest of your safety, it’s important to refer to the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date recommendations on immunizations before your trip.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Essential Eligibility Criteria (“EEC”) have been specifically identified to help you understand the skills and abilities necessary to participate on each Wildland trip, and they apply uniformly to all potential trip participants, irrespective of the presence or absence of any disability.

Once you identify a trip in which you may be interested, please carefully review the EEC and itinerary details. If after reviewing the EEC that apply to your desired trip, you determine you need an accommodation in order to meet the EEC, please contact us prior to registering to discuss your requested accommodation.

The EEC exist for your own safety and the safety and enjoyment of all participants. If you are unable to meet the EEC for the trip, with or without an accommodation, you are not eligible for that trip. If you register and arrive for a trip for which you do not meet the EEC, you will be disqualified from participation on the trip and will be dismissed or evacuated from the trip without a refund.


Our approach to international travel is to combine the best of two worlds: the dialed-in details, professionalism and consistency Wildland trips are known for; and the cultural immersion and intimate regional knowledge that only locals can provide. To excel with this approach, we vet and hire the best local guides, welcome them into the Wildland family and train them to meet our standard of excellence with every aspect of a trip. But along with managing logistics and safety, your guides will teach you about the area’s history and culture, and provide a level of familiarity and intimate detail only locals can.

Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Guide Working Parameters

Guides are required to take 8 hours off each 24-hour period to sleep, recuperate, take personal/down time…etc. In addition, as part of the 8 hours off they must sleep/rest or be in their tents/rooms uninterrupted for a minimum of 5 hours each night. We ask guests to respect these requirements and to not interrupt guides’ off time and sleep time unless there is a true emergency.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis

Trip Insurance Requirements

Field evacuation, repatriation, and medical insurance is required on all Alps trips as a condition of partnership terms with our European vendors (field evacuation and repatriation minimum coverage is a combined $200,000 USD).

If you need to purchase field evacuation, repatriation, or medical insurance we recommend IMG/iTravelinsured. They are one of the world’s leading providers of travel insurance and policies meet all Alps requirements.

For information on the recommended IMG/iTravelinsured policies please click here.

For even greater information, or if you simply prefer communicating with a real, live person, feel free to contact our exclusive agent Michael Bennett. Michael will help you identify the best product for your needs, and there is no cost associated with his assistance. You may contact him at:

Email: [email protected]
US by Phone: 877-305-9083
Direct/International by Phone: 702-448-3664

If you already have the required insurance or wish to purchase from anyone other than IMG/iTravelinsured, we recommend careful consultation with the provider to ensure appropriate coverage. This is because many providers have a number of policy exclusions.

Weather in the Alps

The location of the Alps and their tremendous elevation variations lead to significant and sometimes unpredictable temperatures and weather patterns, both in different ranges and in a particular range itself. Due to the Alps’ location in central Europe, they are influenced by moist air off the Atlantic, cold polar air from northern Europe, fluctuating air masses; and warm Mediterranean air flows northward.

Due to these extraordinary forces acting on the Alps’ weather, we recommend following our clothing list closely (in your trip packet when you register), as guests are best served by being prepared for a broad range of possible temperatures and weather conditions.

The average temperatures and precipitation in the Alps are:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
<4k ft
4-6.5k ft



german hotel


german hotel

This lodge is almost as picturesque as its surroundings. It is just minutes from the famous Neuschwanstein Castle and a perfect place to base the start of our trip.

Bavarian hotel in Halblech


Bavarian hotel in Halblech
1 Night

This traditional Allgäu guesthouse has a long history and was rebuilt in 1829. The mixture of traditional Bavarian substance and design mixed with modern updates for our ease make this a comfortable stop on our way through.

Alpine hotel


Alpine hotel

This beautiful mountain lodge is in a stunning setting, a spa & sauna for relaxing after a day of hiking.

Hotel in Olympic city of Seefeld, Austria


Hotel in Olympic city of Seefeld, Austria

This Austrian hotel is our first stop in Tyrolean hospitality. Their patio cafe is a great place to relax after a day of hiking with a beverage of your choice.



This traditional hotel in the small village of Leutasch has been refurbished from a historic hotel that first started hosting guests back in the early 30’s (historic photo). The hotel has good views and a warm friendly staff.

city hotel Innsbruck


city hotel Innsbruck

This family run hotel is in a great location for exploring Innsbruck and is a comfortable place to spend a night along our way.

mountain hotel near creek


mountain hotel near creek

This historic trail resting house was first mentioned as early as 1389 and still hosts hikers today. The mountain scenery, rich history and Austrian cuisine is what makes this accommodation so special. This lodging has private rooms with shared bathrooms.

Hotel at night


Hotel at night

This family owned hotel is in the center of Bruneck and has easy access from the train station. They also have a sauna and wellness center for extra relaxation after a day of hiking.

Hotel near mountains


Hotel near mountains

This historic hotel sits at the edge of a beautiful emerald alpine lake enclosed by rocky peaks. It is a fantastic place to spend the night and take a rest. This lodging has private rooms with shared bathrooms.

Classic traditional hotel in the Italian Dolomites


Classic traditional hotel in the Italian Dolomites

This hotel sits near the green pastures of the Prato Piazza and has great views of the surrounding mountains. Their Finnish style sauna and wellness center make it easy to relax after a fulfilling day on the trail.



This hotel is in the heart of the Dolomites near the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo and sits next to the picturesque Lake Misurina. It is a great place to base a few days of exploration and epic hiking from.

Venice hotel entrance


Venice hotel entrance

This 3 star hotel sits conveniently close to the Santa Lucia train station and near all the historic sites and canals Venice is known for. A perfect place to end our trip and explore this famous city from.

* These exact accommodations are not guaranteed. In some instances alternative accommodations of similar quality and location may be used.

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

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  • 5.0 (2 reviews)
J. Eric S.

Extraordinary Adventure with Exceptional Guides

8 months ago

My wife and I had an incredible time on this expansive trek through the German, Austrian and Italian Alpine regions. The actual trekking component of the trip began near the famous Schloss Newshwanstein (the "Disney Castle") and ended with an epic day in Tre Cine Natural Park in the Dolomites. The routes were exceptional, blending challenge with reward on a regular basis, providing a fair amount of solitude for the group over much of the trek, and allowing us to experience numerous epic vistas and valleys. Our guides, Chris and Willy, were both great company and fantastic facilitators for the group, leaving us feeling well-cared-for and empowered in equal measure. Lodgings and food were great, and the logistics associated with moving the group so far so quickly were seamless and efficient. A truly rewarding experience on all fronts, highly recommended for those seeking a longer and more immersive adventure vacation than most others we've experienced.

David G


8 months ago

A first class operation

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