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Expedition training

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

Trail Fit Club 2021

in partnership with Evolve Fitness, Munich

Llama Trekking Tour

Through the “Rose Garden” of the Italian Dolomites

The Meran High Route Trek

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

Ready, Steady, Hike:

An Introduction to Hiking in the Bavarian Alps

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

An Introduction to Snowshoeing

In the Bavarian Alps

Guided snowshoe tours in the Bavarian Pre-Alps

In the Bavarian Pre-Alps

Upcoming adventures

Date Tour Tour length Region
08.05.2021 Ready, Steady, Hike 1 Day Bavarian Pre-Alps, Germany
09.05.2021 Trail Fit Club 2021 1 Day Germany, Austria
30.05.2021 Ready, Steady, Hike 1 Day Bavarian Pre-Alps, Germany
06.06.2021 Trail Fit Club 2021 1 Day Germany, Austria
26.06. - 27.06.2021 Trail Fit Club 2021 Weekend Hut Tour 1: Blauberge 1 Day Germany, Austria
11.07.2021 Trail Fit Club 2021 1 Day Germany, Austria
30.07.-01.08.2021 High Alpine Llama Trek - FULLY BOOKED 3 Day Dolomites, Italy
06.08 - 13.08.2021 Transalp Trek 2021 - POSTPONED 2022 8 Day Tegernsee, Germany - Sterzing, Italy
20.08.-27.08.2021 Meran High Route (Meraner Höhenweg) - FULLY BOOKED 8 Day South Tyrol, Italy
28.08.2021 Trail Fit Club 2021 1 Day Germany, Austria
05.09.2021 Trail Fit Club 2021 1 Day Germany, Austria
18.09. - 19.09.2021 Trail Fit Club 2021 Weekend Hut Tour 2: Karwendel 1 Day Germany, Austria
07.10. - 09.10.2021 Expedition training 3 Day Germany
10.10.2021 Trail Fit Club 2021 1 Day Germany, Austria
14.11.2021 Trail Fit Club 2021 1 Day Germany, Austria
12.12.2021 Trail Fit Club 2021 1 Day Germany, Austria
15.01.2022 An Introduction to Snowshoeing - FULLY BOOKED 1 Day Bavarian Pre-Alps, Germany
16.01.2022 An Introduction to Snowshoeing - 1 Day Bavarian Pre-Alps, Germany
30.01.2022 Full day snowshoe tour 1 Day Bavarian Pre-Alps, Germany
12.02.2022 Full day snowshoe tour 1 Day Bavarian Pre-Alps, Germany

Corona Virus Update – 16.11.2020

Llamas

Like the rest of the world, we are currently confronted with a time of uncertainty due to the Corona Virus. As an experienced and responsible tour operator and adventure organiser the safety, wellbeing and trust of our clients is and will always be our number one priority. As such we continue to monitor the situation very closely and would like to share with you the relevant information so that you understand your rights when booking a tour or event with us. Additionally we have also reviewed our booking conditions to support you in the booking process.

Our promise to you: book now- pay later

For bookings from 16.03.20 we have changed our terms so that you can book your tour WITHOUT any payment until the tour is GUARANTEED to go through according to travel advice of the relevant authorities. For more information please see our terms & conditions

Here are some key FAQs answered:

Currently it is advised to avoid unnecessary travel for the time being. Our winter events are all within Germany. Both Italy and Austria are currently on the Corona risk list www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html from the Robert Koch Institute. With Austria currently in full lockdown until 26.11.2020.

All our winter events are based in Bavaria, Germany. We anticipate that our summer tours in Germany, Austria and Italy will go ahead as planned – since all managed to go ahead in summer 2020 we see this as highly likely. This is of course dependent on the status of the region and country close to the time of the event. If however the situation changes and we have to cancel or postpone the tour or event we either offer you another tour, postpone the booking or will provide a complete refund.

Yes- you will get the full payment back within 14 days.

This depends on whether there are Unavoidable Extraordinary Cirumstances actually at the start of the tour. The following information is relevant:

  • If we are able to deliver the tour that you have booked without significant changes, then these Unavoidable Extraordindary Circumstances will not exist;
  • If the risk during the tour is the same level as the risk in normal day to day life then there are also no grounds for cancellation;
  • Should there be significant hindrances by the relevant authorities due to corona e.g. enforced quarantine, then you can cancel free of charge;
  • Likewise for us – if we cannot fulfil the terms of our contract due to restrictions in place by the relevant authorities then we can cancel our contract with you. In which case we will issue you with a full refund.
  • If you have to cancel due to personal sickness or other reason then our normal cancellation charges apply. As always we recommend that you have Travel Cancellation Insurance (Reiserücktrittversicherung).

Should there be sudden changes or restrictions due to Corona (and other Unavoidable Extraordinary Circumstances) during the course of the tour, we will upon consultation with the participants curtail the tour. Tour costs for the proportion of the tour not delivered will of course be refunded. Any costs incurred due to a longer stay/change in transportation will be covered by 4elements.

Yes! As things currently stand we expect our summer tours to go ahead as planned. As a small tour operator we do need minimum numbers to ensure that tours are viable and to give our partners (accommodation, guides) as much notice as possible for their planning too. So booking ahead of time guarantees that we can hold the accommodation, guides etc.

We fully appreciate though that in this time of uncertainty you may be anxious to lay down your hard earned cash at this point. This is why for bookings from 16.03.20 we have changed our terms so that you can book your tour WITHOUT any payment until the tour is GUARANTEED to go through according to travel advice of the relevant authorities. For more information please see our terms & conditions

Re-open EU https://reopen.europa.eu/en Frequently updated health information, travel, quarantine and testing requirements in EU countries provided by the EU.

Corona FAQ Germany- Travel: www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/faq-reisen-1735032 For updates regarding travel within and outside of Germany.

RKI Risk Area List: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html Updated list of Risk areas by the Robert Koch Institute

Four elements

Our unique adventure mix

Activity • Nature • Culture • Well-being

Children in the snow
Activity

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
Nature

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



Munich Marienplatz
Culture

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


People at the sea
Well-being

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 for staff and youth workers

  • 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 . . .

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

Munich
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
Marmot
Custom-made
  • 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
Trained To Teach Logo
Mindfulness in schools project
  • All year
  • LocationMunich area
Topographic map
Workshops and seminars

  • Various
  • LocationMunich area

Welcome to our most popular destinations . . .

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

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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