Schedule and Pricing
The best views come after the hard climb.
This alpine crossing from north to south is hard to beat in terms of uniqueness and beauty. The crossing of the Northern Limestone Alps - past the famous Watzmann east face - over the unique limestone landscape of the Stone Sea is spectacular. The Central Alps, with the mighty glacier mountains of the Great Wiesbachhorn and Großglockner, are breathtaking. The Großglockner (3,798 m), the highest mountain in Austria, offers a different perspective from every side; from the north, the famous Nordwandeisinnen and from the south, the steeply sloping rock landscape are visible.
After the jewels of Germany and Austria we continue to roam through the gentle Villgraten mountains of East Tyrol with their beautifully situated lakes and alpine pastures until we finally reach the steep rock massifs of the Dolomites, with the world-famous Tre Cime (aka Drei Zinnen), some of the most photographed peaks in Europe. The Alpentraversale Trek takes us through Germany, Austria, and Italy in 9 days and we experience something special every day.
Our accommodations include some of the best huts in the Alpine Association. The views are amazing, the food delicious, and we have private rooms each night where available.
Expert guide service, on-site trip organizer, 1 night hotel stay and 6 nights in Refugios, rental gear (ice spikes if needed), chairlifts, cable car, 8 breakfasts, 7 dinners, 4 shuttles, 1 bus transport, 1 cable car ride, 1 boat trip. Training tips, packing and gear guides.
Meals the first day, all lunches, extra food and snacks during the day, drinks, airfare, transportation to/from Berchtesgaden, special transportation during the hike if needed or wanted, travel/medical insurance, and evacuation insurance.
Hiking boots (no trail shoes), rain jacket, rain pants, headlamp, gloves or thick glove liners, hat (for sun and rain).
This hike is considered strenuous based on technical level, the hours spent hiking each day, and daily ascents to up to 4000 feet. You need a head for heights, sure-footedness and mountain experience. You do not need technical climbing skills to participate in this hike, but you should be comfortable scrambling across boulders, hiking steep inclines and declines using cables (without harness attachment), and be comfortable navigating trails with steep drop-offs.
This hike is not van supported so you will carry what you need from hut to hut.
Because of the technical aspect of this hike if you do not have the required items, you will either need to purchase them, at your own expense before we depart on the hike, or regrettably, you will not be able to join the hike for safety reasons.
Coming Summer 2023
Good to Know:
The Alpentraversale Trek is limited to 12 people and requires a minimum of 8 hikers to depart.
We will meet at 4:00pm the evening before hike for a quick gear check and pre departure meeting.
We depart from Berchtesgaden at 9:00am on Day 1. Accommodations for the night of the pre departure meeting can be arranged at an additional cost.
We will arrive back to Berchtesgaden at approximately 7:00pm on the last day of the hike. Your room for the night is included in the price.
Last day to signup and/or pay in full is April 30, 2023.
A deposit of $500 is due at signup and monthly payment plans are available.
Travel/Travel Medical Insurance is required. See links under the Travel Insurance page.
The liability release must be signed and uploaded prior to the trip.
Because of the technical nature of the hike each hiker must have the listed required items before departure.
Price is for double occupancy, typically two twin beds.