Our unique four-country hiking journey begins in lovely Bergamo, brimming with exquisite architecture and nestled in the Italian Alps. Our route, with super day hikes and cozy hotel overnights, leads us all the way to mountain-ringed Innsbruck, Austria, crossing four international borders—on foot! We hike through Italy’s traditional Valtellina region, into Switzerland’s sunny Engadine Valley, across the vineyards of Liechtenstein, and into Austria on the historic Eschnerberg Trail, enjoying high trails and historic towns at every turn. Along the way, we savor delicious farm-to-table meals and local delights including polenta taragna, tangy alpine cheeses, and aromatic regional wines, with a special wine tasting at the cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein.
I've traveled all over the world with many outfitters/trip operators and find that my first experience with Wilderness Travel to be one of high caliber.
— John S., Monona, WI
Bergamo, Italy / Bormio
From Bergamo, we hike among the ancient stone carvings at Capo di Ponte, a World Heritage Site, and follow trails in the serene Valtellina Valley to medieval Bormio, once a Roman spa town. Our lunch in a family-run agriturismo in Valtellina introduces us to regional specialties and we’ll sip some Braulio, the local herbal liqueur, at a local cellar.
Livigno, Valle di Fraele / Engadine, Switzerland / Davos
In the Valle di Fraele, we hike to sparkling lakes where ibex roam and up to a mountain rifugio with splendid views of the Alps. Heading through larch and pine woodlands, we cross the border into the pristine wilderness of Switzerland’s Parc Naziunal Svizzer and take the funicular up Weissfluhjoch (8,835') for a breathtaking hike.
Liechtenstein / Vaduz
Our Liechtenstein hikes bring us across a network of trails into vineyards, mountains, and charming towns including Vaduz, the capital, with its atmospheric castle perched high on a hill. The Prince of Liechtenstein lives in Vaduz and we’ll have dinner at his winery one evening.
A historic alpine trail brings us on foot from Liechtenstein into the medieval Austrian town of Feldkirche. We cap off our adventure in the dramatic setting of Innsbruck, exploring its cobbled streets, then catching the funicular up to 7,400 feet for a final hike with panoramic views. Depart on Day 12.