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


Sass Ciapel Trail near Arabba in the Dolomites   Recently updated !

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

Vrtaca Wertatscha Trail – Hiking the Alps

After climbing the 2164 meters high Batognica in the Julian Alps in Slovenia, we decided to continue our “Hiking the Alps” tour by ascending a peak called Vrtaca (Wertatscha in German). Vrtaca is a 2181 meters high peak in the Karawanks, on the border between Slovenia and Austria. The Karawanks mountain range is a… Read More »

Vrtaca Trail - The top

Batognica Trail – Hiking the Alps

Batognica is a 2164 meters high mountain in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. It lies just next to the 2244 meters high Krn which is much more popular. Batognica is, however, a very interesting mountain – also historically. In the First World War Batognica was occupied by both Austro-Hungarian troops and Italian troops which were fighting… Read More »

Batognica Trail - View from Batognica

Blegos Trail – Hiking the Alps

Blegos is a 1562 meters high mountain which lies south of the Julian Alps in Slovenia. It’s a very popular destination for hikers because the trail is not technically difficult and there are no less than two mountain huts offering warm drinks along the way. The last mountain hut is only 800 meters away from the… Read More »

Blegos Trail - Approaching the Peak