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An Introduction to Snowshoeing

In the Bavarian Alps

Snowshoe & Winter Safety Course

In Kleinwalsertal, Austria

Guided snowshoe tours in the Bavarian Alps

Bavarian Alps, Germany

Expedition training

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

First Aid Outdoors

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

Trail Fit Club 2022

Wild Switzerland Trek

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

Trekking - Transalp:

from Tegernsee to Sterzing

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

Upcoming adventures

Date Tour Tour length Region
11.12.2022 Trail Fit Club 2022 1 Days Germany / Austria
15.01.2023 An Introduction to Snowshoeing 1 Day Bavarian Pre-Alps, Germany
WhatsApp Group Guided snowshoe tours in the Bavarian Alps. 1 Day Bavarian Alps, Germany
22. - 24.01.2023 Snowshoe & Winter Safety Course 3 Day Kleinwalsertal, Austria
14. - 21.07.2023 Trekking - Transalp: from Tegernsee to Sterzing 7 Days Germany, Austria, Italy
27.07. - 03.08.2023 Wild Switzerland Trek 7 Days Engadin, Switzerland
04. – 11.08.2023 The Meran High Route Trek - 8 Days South Tyrol, 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
Basic 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

Covid-19 Information – 11.11.2022

Snowshoes and hiking shoes

Should a tour not be possible due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the relevant authorities - quarantine enforcement, entry bans, the prohibition of group events or closed accommodation facilities, we will refund your payment in full (100%).

We do not impose any requirements such as 3G (vaccination/ recovery certification) on our customers. However, if you have to cancel participation due to not meeting the local regulations, normal cancellation fees apply.

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).

For further information, please see our Terms & Conditions.

All the best and stay healthy - we look forward to seeing you soon in the Great Outdoors!

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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