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Wild Portugal Coastal Walk

Trail Fit Club 2023

Women’s Hiking Group

Trekking - Transalp:

from Tegernsee to Sterzing

Expedition Leader Training

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award & Outdoor Adventure Teacher Training
Expedition Skills

The Meran High Route Trek

The Meran High Route Trek: Vineyards, palm trees, alpine meadows and high mountain passes

First Aid Outdoors

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

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Making Award journeys happen for students and schools since 2012

School Tours

School trip and travel specialists- bespoke tours for education, adventure, culture, ski and language

Wild Switzerland Trek

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

Upcoming adventures

Date Tour Tour length Region
Nov 2023 - Apr 2024 Trail Fit Club 2023 | Women’s Hiking Group 1 Day Germany, Austria
Jan - Mar Guided snowshoe tours in the Bavarian Alps. 1 Day Bavarian Alps, Germany
03. – 04.02.2024 TFC Weekend Hut Tour 2: Lenggries 2 Days Germany
19. - 26.07.2024 Trekking - Transalp: from Tegernsee to Sterzing 8 Days Germany, Austria, Italy

Four elements

Our unique adventure mix

Activity • Nature • Culture • Well-being

Children in the snow

From mountain sports to navigation and outdoor first aid – learn new skills and develop self-confidence with our range of fantastic programmes.

Teenagers in the forest

Enjoy exploring wild places and getting closer to nature - discover more about the natural world in fun and rewarding journeys.

Munich Marienplatz

Venture deep into the heart of culturally and historically fascinating cities and landscapes – savour rich intercultural experiences and be inspired.

People at the sea

Develop new skills through our mindfulness and personal development programmes - experience space for personal reflection and growth, and sustain physical and mental well-being in life beyond the journey with us.

Our most popular programmes and tours

Welcome to our Duke of Edinburgh's International Award training and expeditions . . .

Topographic map
Expedition training

  • Bronze, Silver & Gold Award
  • LocationsBavarian Pre-Alps, Allgäu

Tents on a meadow
Practice and final expeditions

  • Bronze, Silver & Gold Award
  • LocationsBavarian Pre-Alps, Allgäu, Bayerischer Wald
Tents and people in the woods
Expedition Training

  • All levels
  • LocationsBavarian Pre-Alps, Allgäu

Teenagers while playing
In-school Award coordination & consultation
  • Bronze, Silver & Gold Award
  • LocationsMunich area & Bavarian Pre-Alps

Welcome to our most popular school tours . . .

  • Medieval history , Bavarian Castles, WWII, East & West Germany
  • LocationsMunich, Bavaria, Berlin
Hiker in the forest
  • A-Level, IB IA
  • LocationsBerchtesgaden National Park, Karwendel National Park
Ski area in winter
  • GRADES 6 -12
  • LocationsBavarian Pre-Alps, Allgäu

Science and Business
  • AGES 14- 18
  • LocationMunich

Welcome to our most popular small group adventures . . .

Lake in the mountains
Guided hiking day tours
  • May – October/ November
  • LocationsBavarian Pre-Alps, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Mittenwald
Mountains with snowshoe goers
Guided snowshoe tours
  • December - March
  • LocationsBavarian Pre-Alps, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Allgäu
Mountains with lake
Multi-day tours
  • July - September
  • LocationsBavaria- Germany, Tyrol- Austria, South Tyrol- Italy
  • All year
  • LocationsBavaria- Germany, Tyrol- Austria, South Tyrol- Italy

Welcome to our most popular sports and well-being programmes . . .

Group of skiers
Ski Fit Club

  • October - April
  • LocationMunich
Group of hikers
Trail Fit Club

  • April - September
  • LocationMunich
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Mindfulness in schools project
  • All year
  • LocationMunich area
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Workshops and seminars

  • Various
  • LocationMunich area

Welcome to our most popular destinations . . .

Bavarian pre alps Germany
Bavarian Pre-Alps
Berchtesgaden alps Germany
Karwendel alps Austria
Allgäu Neuschwanstein Castle Germany
Bayerischer Wald Bavaria Germany
Bayerischer Wald
Garmisch Partenkirchen alps Germany
Garmisch Partenkirchen
Munich Bavaria Germany
Fortress Saluburg Austria

About 4elements

Combining our passion for travel, culture and the great outdoors with our expertise in education and tourism, we provide unique opportunities for individuals, groups and schools (local and international) to explore, challenge and discover more about the environment, culture and themselves through travel, intercultural experiences and outdoor adventures.

  • Unique and flexible approach
  • Highly qualified and experienced team
  • International setting and standards
  • Ensuring excellence

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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