Hiking the Alps

The Alps are the biggest mountain range in Europe and offer vast possibilities for hiking and mountaineering of all sorts. The Alps stretch for 1200 kilometers through no less than 8 countries. In 2017 we will conduct several hiking trips in the Alps and regularly post detailed trail descriptions here. These trips will often be technically and physically challenging and thus mainly suitable for well-prepared hikers and mountaineers who have the appropriate equipment such as via ferrata set, climbing harness, climbing helmet etc.

Note: Map markers show starting points of trails!

Executed Hikes in the Alps


Moucherotte Trail near Grenoble – Hiking the Alps

In April 2017 we were travelling around France and on our way we also stopped in Grenoble. Grenoble is a quite big city in southeastern France which lies at the foot of the French Alps. Being so close to the Alps, we of course wanted to go hiking there. After a brief research we… Read More »

Moucherotte Trail - View towards south

Grubereck Trail in Rauris Valley – Hiking the Alps

In the beginning of 2017 we spent a couple of days in the Austrian village Rauris where we hiked, climbed mountains and skied. Our first hike there went to the 2167 meters high Grubereck mountain which lies north-east of the village. We decided to climb the Grubereck peak because the trail starts in… Read More »

Grubereck Trail - Sladinkopf and Bernkogel

Bodenhaus – Ammererhof Trail – Hiking the Alps

In the very first days of 2017 we went to the Rauris valley in Austria to make a few trips for our Hiking the Alps section. While the first hike went to the 2167 meters high Grubereck peak (hike to be published soon), we decided to go for something a… Read More »

Bodenhaus - Ammererhof Trail - Surrounding Peaks

Triglav Trail – Hiking the Alps

After executing six different hiking trips in the Alps, I decided it’s time to climb the highest mountain in the Julian Alps, Triglav with its 2864 meters. The mountain lies in the heart of the Julian Alps and is very popular but fairly technically challenging. However, Triglav offers several approach routes that differ by total distance,… Read More »

Triglav Trail - View from the top

Vogel Trail – Hiking the Alps

After climbing the 2539 meters high Skuta peak in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, I decided to proceed my “Hiking the Alps” tour by ascending a relatively small, 1924 meters high mountain called Vogel in the southern Julian Alps. Vogel is very popular among hikers as the trail is not technically challenging. Nonetheless, Vogel offers a great… Read More »

Vogel Trail - Ascending the peak

Skuta Trail – Hiking the Alps

For the fifth hike of my “Hiking the Alps” tour I decided to climb the 2539 meters high Skuta which is a part of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps in northern Slovenia, close to the Austrian border. Skuta is the third highest peak of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps (after Grintovec and Jezerska Kocna) and thus offers a great… Read More »

Skuta Trail - View from the top

Krn Trail – Hiking the Alps

After climbing Begunjscica, Jof di Miezegnot and Cima del Cacciatore in the eastern part of the Alps, I decided to proceed my “Hiking the Alps” tour by climbing the 2245 meters high Krn. Krn is a very popular peak among hikers and mountaineers from Austria, Germany, Italy and Slovenia. It is a part of… Read More »

Krn Trail - While climbing you are surrounded by steep slopes

Cima del Cacciatore Trail – Hiking the Alps

After climbing Jof di Miezegnot from Valbruna village, I stayed the night in Tarvisio in order to climb the the 2074 meters high Cima del Cacciatore mountain with my girlfriend next day. I choose Cima del Cacciatore because the trail seemed less physically demanding than trails to other mountains of… Read More »

Cima del Cacciatore - The Summit is seen while traversing the ridge

Jof di Miezegnot Trail – Hiking the Alps

After climbing Slovenian Begunjscica in the eastern part of the Alps, I decided to continue my “Hiking the Alps” tour by climbing Jof di Miezegnot in north-eastern Italy. Jof di Miezegnot is a 2088 meters high mountain which lies in the heart of the Julian Alps and offers a great… Read More »

Jof di Miezegnot - Summit

Begunjscica Trail – Hiking the Alps

For the first hike of my “Hiking the Alps” tour, I decided to climb the Begunjscica mountain. Begunjscica is a little over 2000 meters high mountain in the north-western part of Slovenia; a small Central European country, bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, where you find the easternmost part of the Alps. Begunjscica is… Read More »

Begunjscica Trail - View towards the east