3331
Austria/Italy
Alpine Walking 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.
Program No. 3331RJ
Length
14 days
Starts at
3,179
Flights start at
1,325
Getting There
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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
Walking 4-7 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 Oetzi, the mummified Ice Age man.
  • Walking lectures highlight the botany of the Dolomites -- including herbs and their healing powers.
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Hans Peter Hoertnagl
Hans Peter was born in Innsbruck, Austria where he studied Economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Following his love of outdoor sports, he became licensed as a hiking and trekking leader and pursued a course as an alpine and Nordic ski instructor. He has worked on the production team of a variety of high-profile sporting events including the Olympic Games in Montréal, Lake Placid and Innsbruck. Hans Peter is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German.
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