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The Ultimate Packing Guide for the Alps

This is the Ultimate Packing Guide for the Alps based on years of hiking experience packed into one article! You can walk in any gear or with no gear – after all, that’s what we humans are designed to do. However, when exposing yourself to the elements in the mountains, there are things to consider for safety and comfort, and essential gear that you just simply need to have. Most of the things needed for the Alps are the same as any what you need for any hiking trip but not all. I’ll explain below why each item is...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Hiking the Alps

You may be an experienced outdoors person but you might have never been to the Alps. Maybe you’re a beginner to hiking altogether? Whatever the case may be, I wanted to write up this post and a whole bunch of others to help you understand why going to the Alps to hike is probably a really good idea. I’ll cover the basics here. The Alps are a part of the world that is in many ways unique and where you can enjoy yourself in so many ways in addition to the excellent hiking. It’s a culinary wonderland, some parts...

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Munich Airport: Best for Tirol and even Südtirol

In my attempt to help you decide where to go and how, I’ll start my airport reviews with my personal favorite: Munich. From Munich to the Alps: Tirol and Südtirol Munich International Airport or Flüghafen Munchen  is in my opinion the best international airport to fly to if you intend to go to Tirol in Austria. And if you’re going hiking or trekking in the Alps, chances are that’s exactly where you want to go! For example, Innsbruck, Mayrhofen, Kitzbühel, Sölden and even St. Anton are all roughly within a 3 hour drive. That’s, of course, with the assumption...

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5 Best Airports to Reach the Alps.

There are several excellent airports to reach the Alps that have extensive, international flight connections. Obviously the Alps are a very big area so where you fly largely determines the feasible locations you can reach within a reasonable time frame. In my opinion, the five best airports to fly to are: Munich, Zurich, Geneva, Venice and Milan Malpensa. Munich Although Innsbruck is in the middle of it, I think Munich is the best airport to reach Tirol in Austria simply because of the excellent international connectivity and (most of the time) reasonably priced flight. Munich also works for accessing...

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