Going out hiking is fun and not difficult. It’s easy to think along the lines of “I just won’t go if the weather is bad”. However, the reality is that hiking in the mountains always comes with an element of risk.
The weather can change abruptly: it can be very hot in the valley and it can be snowing when you get to the summit. Visibility can change from all clear to none. You really want to pay attention to your gear.
In addition to being prepared with the right gear, you will want to consider things like insurance. What if something bad happens to you personally or your stuff just gets lost or stolen? Without proper insurance it can become an expensive affair.
Check out the articles below to get some practical insights.
Hiking Insurance is not necessarily the first thing on your mind when you’re planning for a hiking trip. Regardless, it should be essential part of your planning. Bad things happen, things get lost and stolen and worse, accidents can and do happen. Be prepared. Read this article for guidance.
Staying overnight in the mountains is an essential part of a genuine Alpine experience. But what do you need to know when staying overnight in Alpine Mountain Huts? This article explains it all in detail for the European Alps.
The Meraner Höhenweg, or Alta via di Merano in Italian, is a relatively easy and beautiful circular trail that will take you around the Texelgruppe National park (Parco Naturale Gruppo di Tessa). It mostly is a gentle walk but on the north side it has a high mountain...
The Dolomites Alta Via 2 must easily be one of the most beautiful treks in the world. For any hiker seeking the best European experiences, Alta Via 2 should be high on the list. The Dolomites are a mountain range in North-Eastern Italy, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to their rugged, natural beauty.
The Lechtaler Höhenweg is a demanding but rewarding 8-10 day hike through the Lechtaler Alps. It's easy to reach from international airports. Here’s how to do it and more! Lechtaler Höhenweg quick facts: Situated in Tyrol, Austria Fly to Zurich, Munich or...
This is the Ultimate Packing Guide for Hiking in the Alps based on years experience packed into one article! It contains all the info you need to pack for the Alps as well as some recommendations based on what I use when I go out.
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, this article will give you the basics of the European Alps. I’ll share my views why hiking in the Alps is probably a really good idea.
Munich is the one I use most getting to the Alps. It has extensive connections to all over the world and is just a short drive or train ride away from Tirol and the rest of Austria. It’s even reasonably close to Südtirol on the Italian side.
The five best airports to reach the Alps for hiking or trekking are: Munich, Zurich, Geneva, Venice and Milan Malpensa.