Bergamo to Innsbruck

A Hiking Adventure Across Four Countries


From medieval Bergamo, nestled in the Italian Alps, we head out on a four-country odyssey of superb day hikes—crossing all the international borders on foot. Our unique route (a WT original) traces a path through the terraced vineyards of Lombardia’s Valtellina region, into Switzerland’s sunny Engadine Valley, across Liechtenstein, with its turreted castles, and into the grand Alps of Austria past prehistoric sites on the Eschnerberg Trail. Along the way we’ll see Romanesque architecture, ancient spa towns, and fascinating archæological sites, enjoying farm-to-table meals, seasonal delicacies, and wines en route, including a special wine tasting at the renowned cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
Bergamo, Italy / Bormio

A walking tour unlocks the medieval world of Bergamo, and we hike trails in the green Valtellina Valley, see the World Heritage-listed rock art at Capo di Ponte, and enjoy lunch in a family-run agriturismo for a chance to sample wine, cheese, and other regional specialties. The central piazza dates from the Iron Age, and our hotel, perched over the Valtellina Valley, has natural hot springs and a spa.

Gombit Hotel
Bergamo, Italy
Day 1 (1 night)
Hotel Bagni Vecchi
Bormio, Italy
Days 2 to 3 (2 nights)
Days 4-7
Livigno, Valle di Fræle / Engadine, Switzerland / Davos

We hike past sparkling lakes to the alpine village of Livigno, with its “end of the road” ambiance. A narrow trail brings us across the Italian-Swiss border into the pristine wilderness of Swiss National Park, and from Davos, we take the funicular up Weissfluhjoch (8,835') for a breathtaking hike.

Hotel Spol
Livigno, Italy
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)
Hotel Crosal
Livigno, Italy
Days 4 to 5 (2 nights)
Schatzalp Snow & Mountain Resort
Davos, Switzerland
Days 6 to 7 (2 nights)
Days 8-9
Liechtenstein / Vaduz

Our Liechtenstein hikes bring us 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 and a tasting at his winery one evening.

Residence Hotel
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Days 8 to 9 (2 nights)
Days 10-12
Innsbruck, Austria

A historic alpine trail brings us from Liechtenstein into the medieval Austrian town of Feldkirche on foot. 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.

Penz Hotel
Innsbruck, Austria
Days 10 to 11 (2 nights)



Unique hiking journey through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria
Wine tasting, delicious meals at agriturismos and family farms
Terraced vineyards, tiny alpine villages, the snowy peaks of the Alps
Medieval Bergamo, Innsbruck’s architectural gems, the spa town of Bormio, renowned for its hot springs
Superb accommodations, from an atmospheric spa hotel to a mountain-top ærie we reach by funicular


Length: 12 days
Cost From: $6595  
Arrive: Bergamo, Italy
Depart: Innsbruck, Austria
Lodging: 11 nights hotels
Meals: All meals included except 2 dinners as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Cultural Adventures, Hiking / Trekking
Trip Level:

9 hiking days on moderate to steep trails, 2-5 hours a day, altitudes up to 8,800 feet, van support (for luggage or if you wish to skip a day's hike)

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