Bergamo to Innsbruck

A Hiking Adventure Across Four Countries

Trip Level

This trip is rated a Level 3+ (Moderate to Strenuous) according to our trip grading system. Hiking experience is recommended, but no climbing or mountaineering experience is necessary. Trip members must be in good physical condition.

Average Hiking Day
• 3-5 hours
• 5-6 miles
• 500-1,000 feet gain/loss
• Altitudes up to 8,800 feet

Challenge Day
• Day 7: approximately 8 miles, 5 hours, 1,700 feet gain/2,500 feet loss

How Tough is This Trip?
You need to be able to hike on uneven surfaces, occasionally downhill over loose scree. You must feel comfortable and confident on your feet for up to 5 hours a day, with recent experience hiking 8 miles in a day.

Terrain

We will be hiking on variable hill and mountain trails, with occasional short, steep sections, all at moderate to low altitudes.

Weather

As with all mountain environments, the weather can be unpredictable. Summer temperatures can range from the low 70s°F to 80s°F, with nighttime temperatures in the mid-40s°F. Rain showers are a possibility at any time.

Accommodations

We spend our nights in picturesque inns, full of charm and character. All hotels are chosen for their local history and central locations. Since they are often in historic buildings, the rooms are not always of uniform or international size. Our leaders do their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole.

Cuisine

Each day, we'll sample the culinary delights that these countries have to offer. The meals included in the trip itinerary will be taken at our hotels, at rural agriturismos, and at restaurants in the towns, with the occasional packed lunch to enjoy in a scenic spot on our hike. For lunches and dinners “on your own,” the Trip Leader will be happy to recommend options for local restaurants.

Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm.

Transporation

Trip members are always free to skip a day's hike and travel to the next destination in the support vehicle. On most days, a support vehicle will transport the group's luggage, so you will only need to carry a daypack.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

References

We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.

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