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Your Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Partner!

Trekking - Transalp:

from Tegernsee to Sterzing

Trail Fit Club 2024

Women’s Hiking Group

The Three Peaks Trek

A trek around the iconic UNESCO World Heritage site in the Dolomites

Wild Switzerland Trek

Breath-taking panoramas, wild and rugged landscapes and authentic Swiss mountain experiences

Zugspitze Women’s Trek

A Journey and Ascent through the Wild Wetterstein Landscapes to Germany's Highest Peak

Wild Portugal Coastal Walk

A culinary and coastal trek along rugged cliffs

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Making Award journeys happen for students and schools since 2012

DofE First Aid Outdoors

For The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award expedition leaders, School Field trip leaders & anyone adventuring in remote, alpine or wilderness areas.


Outdoor Seminar for Young Leaders

Looking for an exceptional outdoor, educational or cultural adventure?

Look no further!

With our expertise in mountain exploration, education and tourism, we organise unique experiences for individuals, groups and schools (local and international) that will challenge and inspire you.

Join us and embark on extraordinary outdoor experiences!


Upcoming adventures

Date Tour Tour
Region Spaces
07.07.2024 Trail Fit Club 2024/2025 | Women’s Hiking Group 1 Day Fischbachau Wait list BOOK
12.- 14.07.2024 Zugspitze Women’s Trek 3 Days Germany, Austria FULLY BOOKED BOOK
04.08.2024 Trail Fit Club 2024/2025 | Women’s Hiking Group 1 Day Estergebirge Wait list BOOK
23.- 26.08.2024 The Three Peaks Trek 4 Days Austria, Italy 2 BOOK
01.09.2024 Trail Fit Club 2024/2025 | Women’s Hiking Group 1 Day Jachenau Wait list BOOK
04.- 10.09.2024 Wild Switzerland Trek 7 Day Switzerland 3 BOOK
13.09.2024 FirstLeadership Outdoor Seminar 1 Day Germany 12 BOOK
06.10.2024 Trail Fit Club 2024/2025 | Women’s Hiking Group 1 Day Chiemgau Wait list BOOK
19.- 26.10.2024 Wild Portugal Coastal Walk 8 Days Portugal 5 BOOK
08.- 10.11.2024 DofE Teacher Training - Expedition Skills 3 Days Germany 12 BOOK
09.- 10.11.2024 DofE First Aid Outdoors 2 Days Germany 12 BOOK
15.11.2024 FirstLeadership Outdoor Seminar 1 Day Germany 12 BOOK
Ceri Temple – Founder of 4elements on a mountain hike in the Bavarian Alps

My story & journey to a world of adventure and exploration!

I'm Ceri Temple, International Mountain Leader, certified mountain hiking guide, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, assessor & trainer, qualified teacher, and the founder of 4elements.

With a lifelong passion for travel, outdoor activities, and intercultural experiences, I'm dedicated to the transformative power of exploration.

Join us and embark on a journey of discovery and adventure!


Discover the perfect adventure, community
or educational partnership

Hikes & Adventures • Community • Schools & Education • Online Academy

Small Group
Guided Hikes & Adventures

Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal

  • Day hikes
  • Hiking multi-day treks
  • Hiking Trans-Alp
  • Snowshoe & winter walking tours
  • Private treks:
    summer & winter options


Bavaria, Germany

  • Trail Fit Club
  • Guided snowshoe & winter walking tours
  • Workshops & seminars
  • Outdoor first aid training course

Schools & Education
DofE, IB Field Trips, Outdoor Education Experiences & Technical Consultation

Bavaria, Germany, various locations

  • DofE International Award in Schools
    • DofE International Award Training
  • DofE International Award Expeditions
  • DofE Teacher Training - Expedition Skills
  • Outdoor First Aid Training Course
  • Risk Management for Outdoor trips in Schools
  • Outdoor Team Building
  • Class Retreats and School Camps
  • History IB, A-Level, Geography Trips
  • Geography IB IA Field Work

Online Academy


  • Online Webinars
  • FREE Webinar: Hike Across the Alps
  • FREE Webinar: Zugspitze Hike
  • FREE Webinar: Multi-day Hiking in the Alps

What makes 4elements extraordinary

Activity • Nature • Culture • Well-being

4elements – each representing a special aspect of our unique adventure mix

We design and deliver transformative outdoor experiences to challenge, empower, and cultivate individual and community growth.

  • Summer hiking & trekking
  • Winter walking & snow-shoeing
  • Outdoor education for school groups
  • Navigation, exploration & first-aid skills
  • Community & Trail Fit Club

  • Wilderness skills
  • Explore and connect with nature
  • Embrace venturing into the wild
  • Allow nature to rejuvenate & inspire

  • Immerse in cities & landscapes, explore diverse cultures
  • Journey for intercultural encounters & rich history
  • Uncover traditions, savour local cuisine
  • Inspiring, horizon-broadening unique experiences

  • Enhance well-being via nature, culture & outdoor experiences
  • Supportive spaces to nurture mental & physical health
  • Embrace personal growth, sustain self-care
  • Achieve lifelong well-being through impactful experiences

About 4elements
What makes us special?

  • Authentic experiences off the beaten path
  • Unique mix of outdoor, intercultural and wellbeing explorations
  • Organisation all taken care of – enabling you to turn up and enjoy the experience to the max
  • Small group sizes – putting safety first and ensuring a friendly atmosphere where you can connect with your travel companions and the locals
  • Positive impact – we focus on reducing our environmental footprint and maximising the benefits for all involved

What makes 4elements different?

With our years of on-the-ground experience, we are experts at developing exceptional programmes that are tailor-made to your group.

We are proud to have exclusive access to the very best places, people and activities, so that you and your groups are getting the best opportunities for learning and the most memorable experiences.

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