Alpine Hiking in Austria and Italy

Traverse scenic paths through the magnificent Alps, discovering rich history, traditional villages and stunning alpine flora and fauna in some of Europe’s most pristine natural beauty.
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Program No. 3331RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

Explore the unparalleled beauty of two regions on opposite sides of the Alps: the Tyrol in Austria and the South Tyrol in Italy. Unearth similarities and contrasts in their culture, history, environment and architecture as you immerse yourself in the splendid beauty of the Dolomite mountain valley and gain appreciation for these two varied and unique cultures.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking 4-10 miles daily on varied terrain; mountains, small trails that are mainly gravel and dirt, fields and meadows that have small stones. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required. Elevations up to 7,286 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the magnificent Tyrol regions of Austria and Italy to discover their cultural similarities and differences.
  • Discover Ötzi, the mummified Ice Age man.
  • Walking lectures highlight the botany of the Dolomites -- including herbs and their healing powers.
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Petra Bergant
Hiking was a big part of Petra Bergant’s childhood in Austria, and she now enjoys sharing her love for rambling along the Austrian countryside with lifelong learners from around the world. Following a career in travel that included leading VIP clients through Austria and promoting Austrian travel while she lived in Paris, Petra made her way to California where she became a personal assistant to an Oscar-winning actor. She became a certified yoga teacher has taught yoga, meditation and pranayama workshops and classes since 2004.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Petra Bergant
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