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 the last couple of years, we conducted many hikes in the Alps and regularly posted detailed trail descriptions here. These trips are technically and physically challenging and thus mostly 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


Velika Planina Trail – Hiking the Alps

Velika Planina is a big pasture plateau in the Kamnik Alps in Slovenia which is very popular for hiking due to its stunning views, pristine nature and authentic wooden huts. The huts were used by shepherds in the old times but nowadays some of them are rented to tourists, hikers and others who would… Read More »

Velika Planina Trail: View on the Kamnik Alps from the plateau

Tre Cime di Lavaredo Hiking Trail in the Dolomites

In the summer of 2019, we went for a hiking-packed holiday to the beautiful Dolomites in northeastern Italy. Our last hike went to the popular Tre Cime di Lavaredo national park which holds a small but impressive massif of three peaks that almost looks like an enormous fossilized fortification. The conspicuous… Read More »

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Piz Boe Trail near Arabba in the Dolomites

On the third day of our hiking-intensive holidays in Arabba in the Dolomites, I climbed the highest mountain in the area, the 3152 meters high Piz Boe. Climbing Piz Boe was not a spontaneous decision. I had planned to climb this mountain way before we arrived to Arabba. Why? Well, it’s the highest peak… Read More »

Piz Boe Trail - View from the top

Sass Ciapel Trail near Arabba in the Dolomites

In the summer we spent several days in the Italian Dolomites. When we arrived to the beautiful town of Arabba where we had booked accommodation, I spotted a really interesting mountain which looked somewhat like a mushroom. After a brief research I figured out that the mountain is called Sass Ciapel and is 2557… Read More »

Sass Ciapel Trail - The peak has a shape of mushroom

Passo Pordoi – Sass Pordoi Trail in the Dolomites

In July 2019 we went to the Italian Dolomites for several days where we hiked, climbed mountains and tested hiking gear. We stayed in a small town called Arabba which is known to be a top-tier skiing destination. Nevertheless, Arabba is also a great destination for active summer holidays because it’s surrounded by high… Read More »

Sass Pordoi - View from the top

Ojstrica Trail in the Kamnik Alps – Hiking the Alps

In the summer of 2019, I spent several days in beautiful Slovenia and of course I wanted to do as much hiking as possible, especially because my opportunities for hiking and mountaineering were very limited in the winter and spring. For my “warm-up” adventure in Slovenia I decided to climb Ojstrica, a… Read More »

Ojstrica Trail - View from the top

Ratitovec Altemaver Trail – Hiking the Alps

In the beginning of 2019, we spent several days in snowy Slovenia and of course leaving the country without hiking was not an option. We really wanted to climb some high peaks in the Alps but after a brief research we figured out that that’s not the best idea. There was a lot of… Read More »

Ratitovec Altemaver Trail - View from the mountain hut

Cima Setsass Trail near Cortina d’Ampezzo – Hiking the Alps

For our third hike in the Dolomites we decided to ascend the peak called Cima Setsass from the Valparola pass which is located only 22 kilometers from the beautiful town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Cima Setsass is 2571 meters high and very popular because the trail to the top is not technically difficult and thus… Read More »

Cima Setsass Trail - View towards north-east

Croda Negra Trail near Cortina d’Ampezzo – Hiking the Alps

For our second hike in the Dolomites in northern Italy we made our way up and around the Croda Negra (“the black spire”) mountain from the Falzarego pass, which was also the starting point for our hike to the Laguzoi summit the day before. While the Laguzoi trail takes you northeast of the Falzarego… Read More »

Croda Negra Trail - Landscape