A Hiking Adventure Across Four Countries

Overview

Our exclusive hiking journey begins in enchanting Bergamo, Italy, a city brimming with exquisite architecture, and leads all the way to Innsbruck, Austria. Our route (we cross all borders on foot!) brings us 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. Along the way, we savor delicious farm-to-table meals and local delights including sciatt, a beignet filled with tangy cheese, and aromatic wines, with a special wine tasting at the cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
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 nearby cellar.

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Days 4-7
Livigno, Valle di Fraele / Engadine, Switzerland / Davos

In the Valle di Fraele, we hike past sparkling lakes to the alpine village of Livigno, surrounded by mountains and offering a wonderful “end of the road” ambiance. A narrow trail brings us across the border into the pristine wilderness of Switzerland’s Parc Naziunal Svizzer, and from Davos, we take the funicular up Weissfluhjoch (8,835') for a breathtaking hike.

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Days 8-9
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 here and we’ll have dinner at his winery one evening.

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Days 10-12
Innsbruck, Austria

A historic alpine trail brings us on foot from Liechtenstein into the medieval Austrian town of Feldkirche. In the dramatic setting of Innsbruck, we explore its cobbled streets and Baroque architecture, then catch the funicular up to 7,400 feet for a final hike with panoramic views. Depart on Day 12.

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Highlights

Highlights

Exclusive hiking journey through four countries, crossing all borders on foot
Wine tasting, delicious meals in agriturismos and at family farms
Serene mountain valleys, tiny alpine villages, the snowy peaks of the Alps
Exquisite Bergamo Alto, encircled by 16th century walls, beautiful Bormio, renowned for its natural hot springs, medieval Innsbruck, cradled by mountains
Wonderful accommodations, from an atmospheric spa hotel to a mountain-top aerie we reach by funicular

Details

Length: 12 days
Cost From: $5895  
Arrive: Bergamo, Italy
Depart: Innsbruck, Austria
Lodging: 11 nights hotels
Meals: All meals included except 2 dinners
Activity: Cultural Adventures, Hiking / Trekking
Trip Level:

9 hiking days on moderate to steep trails, 3-6 hours a day, van support (for luggage or if you wish to skip a day’s hike).

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