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Trail Fit Club 2024 | Women’s Hiking Group

Community, Connection, Friendship & Fun - the hiking group for international women in Munich

Do you want to get out of the city and explore the Alps, build new skills to hike the mountain trails with confidence, learn more about the alpine flora and fauna and all in great company?

Then join our Women’s Hiking Group!

Our Women’s Hiking Group is a community of local and international women- who love hiking, spending time in the great outdoors and connecting with like-minded ladies through activity.

Our aims:

  • To promote and sustain physical and mental well-being through physical fitness and outdoor experiences
  • To support women to build skills and confidence in the great outdoors (health warning: this may well extend to beyond the trails!)
  • To create a supportive and inspiring community where women of all backgrounds can connect, form long-lasting friendships and have fun

Friends that hike together, stay together

Every month we hike together - exploring a variety of trails from the Bavarian Alps to Austria- building up your fitness and strength hike-by-hike, as well as your hiking know-how with 4elements’ Founder and International Mountain Leader, Ceri Temple.

The icing on the cake (yes, there is often cake…) - two magical weekend alpine hut tours - one in September and one in February- where we celebrate together our achievements, friendships and the memories made along the way.

Highlights
  • Discover new routes, secluded trails and breath-taking spots in the Alps
  • Join a wonderful community of fun, supportive, welcoming women, where the journey is the destination and the joy of a shared adventure is the goal
  • Build your fitness levels, learn technique and gain confidence and endurance to hike more varied terrain
  • Discover more about the mountain environment, flora and fauna and culture through expert guiding
  • Get further off the beaten track and experience the Alpine mountain culture in overnight stays in traditional mountain refuges
  • Fully guided hikes led by Ceri Temple, German and English speaking International Mountain Leader and state-certified Mountain Hiking Guide- ensuring a safe and enriching experience
  • Extend your outdoor hiking skills to prepare for further outdoor adventures in the Alps
  • Stretching & mobility sessions at start/end of hikes promoting agility, recovery and overall well-being
  • Sense of accomplishment as you reach the peak of each hut tour
  • NEW: Community events programme for members to connect and build friendships beyond the trails - wine-tastings, fitness, picnics, meet-ups etc
Summer Season
  • 6 x Guided monthly day hikes (May - October)
  • 5% Discount rate on Women’s Group weekend hut tours
  • 3% Discount on 4elements’ treks*
  • Community events & discounts
  • Investment: €360,00

*Discount valid on bookings during TFC 2024/2025 membership period

Our guided day hikes are designed to gradually build up strength and stamina through small increases in distance and ascent. We start and end each hike with a pre & post hike mobility and stretching session (10-15mins).

Each hike takes us into a new area, where we explore a theme or technique.

May 12th - FLOW - An exploration of life in the flow of waterfalls, wetlands, rivers and lakes

- Area: Kochel
- Ascent: 200 m
- Descent: 200 m
- Distance: 14 km

June 9th - EDIBLE NATURE: Discover wild ingredients for alpine culinary delights

- Area: Tegernsee
- Ascent: 650 m
- Descent: 650 m
- Distance: 12 km

July 7th- STEADY AS YOU GO: Mastering balance and sure-footedness in more challenging terrain

- Area: Fischbachau
- Ascent: 770 m
- Descent: 770 m
- Distance: 10 km

August 4th - KEEPING COOL: Natures remedies to unwind mind, body and spirit

- Area: Ohlstadt - Schlehdorf
- Ascent: 580 m
- Descent: 590 m
- Distance: 18 km

September 1st - A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: Exploring the realm of the ibex, red deer and chamois

- Area: Jachenau
- Ascent: 780 m
- Descent: 945 m
- Distance: 15 km

October 6th - THE SALT PATH: A journey where geology, geography and history meet

- Area: Chiemgau
- Ascent: 630 m
- Descent: 620 m
- Distance: 10 km

N.B. Hikes may be adapted due to weather conditions etc.

Travelling to & from hikes:

Travel with group via public transport from Munich Hauptbahnhof - organised via group in WhatsApp chat. Travel costs not included in price (We highly recommend the Deutschland ticket as it covers most travel for our hikes and gives you monthly use of all local and regional services).

Timings:

Depart from Munich normally 07:00-08:00 and return approx 18:00-19:00

Hike details:

Communicated one week in advance in Whatsapp group with all details you need to know (hike location, meeting point & travel, packing list, details of lunch/ refreshment stops if applicable, weather forecast)

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Single Hike Booking:

Single hike bookings will be available subject to availability (spaces are allocated first to Package holders) They will be available for booking from 1st May.
SINGLE HIKE FEE SUMMER: €75
TASTER HIKE FEE: €40 Join us for a taster hike. If you sign up for a package after this - your taster fee will be credited to the package.

Winter Season
  • 6 x Guided monthly day hikes (November - April)
  • Where needed- free rental of snowshoes, spikes & hiking poles
  • 5% Discount rate on Women’s Group weekend hut tours
  • 3% Discount on 4elements’ treks*
  • Community events & discounts
  • Investment: €390,00

*Discount valid on bookings during TFC 2024/2025 membership period

Our guided day hikes are designed to gradually build up strength and stamina through small increases in distance and ascent. We start and end each hike with a pre & post hike mobility and stretching session (10-15mins).

Each hike takes us into a new area, where we explore a theme or technique.

November 17th - AUTUMN REFLECTIONS: Embracing change in nature and self as seasons transition

- Area: Farchant
- Ascent: 770 m
- Descent: 770 m
- Distance: 8 km

December 1st - WINTER SENSES: A winter exploration for the senses with Christmas market visit

- Area: Wallgau
- Ascent: 550 m
- Descent: 550 m
- Distance: 15 km

January 12th - WINTER TRACKS: Tracking and learning about alpine wildlife in winter

- Area: Schliersee
- Ascent: 400 m
- Descent: 400 m
- ReDistance: 10 km

February 23rd - SHAPES OF WINTER: Capturing winter trails with a creative eye, an exploration of nature’s intricate artistry in snow and ice.

- Area: Oberammergau
- Ascent: 500 m
- Descent: 500 m
- Distance: 10 km

March 16th - SIGNS OF SPRING: A hike to reawaken the senses- from birdsong, to blossoming trees, this is a hike for the soul!

- Area: Garmisch
- Ascent: 500 m
- Descent: 680 m
- Distance: 9 km

April 13th - A HISTORY OF ROCK: The role of rock in the Estergebirge range

- Area: Ohlstadt
- Ascent: 650 m
- Descent: 650 m
- Distance: 15 km

N.B. Hikes may be adapted due to weather conditions etc.

Travelling to & from hikes:

Travel with group via public transport from Munich Hauptbahnhof - organised via group in WhatsApp chat. Travel costs not included in price (We highly recommend the Deutschland ticket as it covers most travel for our hikes and gives you monthly use of all local and regional services).

Timings:

Depart from Munich normally 07:00-08:00 and return approx 18:00-19:00

Hike details:

Communicated one week in advance in Whatsapp group with all details you need to know (hike location, meeting point & travel, packing list, details of lunch/ refreshment stops if applicable, weather forecast)

Book Now
Single Hike Booking:

Single hike bookings will be available subject to availability (spaces are allocated first to Package holders) They will be available for booking from 1st May.
SINGLE HIKE FEE WINTER: €80
TASTER HIKE FEE: €40 Join us for a taster hike. If you sign up for a package after this - your taster fee will be credited to the package.

4 Season
  • 12 x Guided monthly hikes (May 2024- April 2025)
  • 10% Discount rate on Women’s Group weekend hut tours
  • 5% Discount on 4elements’ treks*
  • Community events & discounts
  • Investment: €700,00

*Discount valid on bookings during TFC 2024/2025 membership period

N.B. Hikes may be adapted due to weather conditions etc.

Travelling to & from hikes:

Travel with group via public transport from Munich Hauptbahnhof - organised via group in WhatsApp chat. Travel costs not included in price (We highly recommend the Deutschland ticket as it covers most travel for our hikes and gives you monthly use of all local and regional services).

Timings:

Depart from Munich normally 07:00-08:00 and return approx 18:00-19:00

Hike details:

Communicated one week in advance in Whatsapp group with all details you need to know (hike location, meeting point & travel, packing list, details of lunch/ refreshment stops if applicable, weather forecast)

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Dates: 14.- 15.09.2024 - 2 days 1 night

This two-day hike takes us deep into the Karwendel Nature Park and the area known as “Little Canada” - for its untamed rivers, forests and streams, rugged peaks and the wealth of flora and fauna. Over the course of our two days we will hike up wild valleys, below the majestic Laliderer Wall and explore all this area has to offer. On the second day we descend into the Eng valley- famed for the fall colours of the Sycamore trees that thrive in this environment. The Falkenhütte, at

Accommodation: Falkenhütte. Shared rooms (4-6 beds).

Lunch: Packed lunch
Half-board: Bed, breakfast and evening meal (Included in fee)

Day 1: Hinteriss Valley - Falkenhütte - Optional summit

- Ascent: 820 -1100 m
- Descent: 0 - 300 m
- Distance: 9 - 13.5 km
- Walking time: 3.5 - 5.5 hrs

Day 2: Falkenhütte - Eng

- Ascent: 560 m
- Descent: 1180 m
- Distance: 12 km
- Walking time: 4.5 hrs

Each hut tour includes:

Guided two-day hut tour led by certified mountain hiking guide, Ceri Temple
Overnight stay in mountain huts (where possible in 4-6 bed rooms), plus breakfast and dinner
Pre & post hike mobility & stretching sessions
Resources (Equipment lists, maps etc) for hikes
Tour photo albums
TFC Whatsapp group

Not included (please ask if you need any advice):

Lunches, drinks, snacks on tours
Tips
Personal insurance (travel cancellation insurance and personal accident insurance)
Travel to/from tour start/end points

Timings: Similar start/ end times to day hikes

SUMMER HUT TOUR COST:

Cost: €290,00

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Dates: 08.- 09.02.2025 - 2 days 1 night

Our winter hut tour takes us into the winter wonderland above the Inntal, with stunning views across to the Wilde Kaiser Mountains and beyond. Scenic trails through forest, snow-covered meadows lead us up to our base for the night, the Brünnsteinhaus. With splendid views across the the Inntal, we can unwind on the sun-drenched terrace and watch the sun go down. The following day, we traverse through enchanting winter landscapes surrounding the Brünnstei, culminating our journey with a delicious coffee and cake at our starting point.

Accommodation: Brünnsteinhaus. Shared rooms (4-5 beds).

Lunch: Packed lunch
Half-board: Bed, breakfast and evening meal.

Day 1: Buchau 620 m - Brünnsteinhaus 1377 m

- Ascent: 750 m
- Descent: 20 m
- Distance: 8 km
- Walking time: 4 hrs

Day 2: Brünnsteinhaus 1377 m - Buchau 620 m

- Ascent: 170 m
- Descent: 870 m
- Distance: 10 km
- Walking time: 4 hrs

Each hut tour includes:

Guided two-day hut tour with certified mountain hiking guide
Pre & post hike mobility & stretching sessions
Board, breakfast and dinner
Snowshoe/ snow spikes, pole hire, avalanche equipment (if needed)
Access to whatsapp group and tour photo albums.

Not included (please ask if you need any advice):

Lunches, drinks, snacks on tours
Tips
Personal insurance (travel cancellation insurance and personal accident insurance)
Travel to/from tour start/end points

Timings: Similar start/ end times to day hikes

WINTER HUT TOUR COST:

Cost: €320,00

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When booking a tour with 4elements it is vital that you have adequate valid insurance covering the activities included. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate insurances and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the trip, including all optional activities. We also recommend Travel Cancellation Insurance (Reiserücktrittversicherung) in the case that you have to cancel a trip for any reason.

Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your country of residence. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter repatriation in the event of illness or injury -and covers the entire duration of your holiday. For ALL Trail Fit Hiking day and weekend tours it is vital that you are covered for mountain search and rescue. One of the best offers for this is included in annual membership of the German Alpine Club: Deutscher Alpenverein

If you are looking for insurance to cover a single hiking/ mountain tours (Wander- und Bergsportversicherung) or further insurances such as Travel Cancellation Insurance (Reiserücktrittversicherung), then we recommend the following provider for residents in Germany: Travel Secure

How fit do I need to be for these hikes?

- You can hike for at least 4 hours at a relaxed pace (3km/hr, 300hm/ hr)
- Previous hiking experience is an advantage but not essential
- If you would like to build fitness, our partner Evolve Fitness offers tailored personal training for building fitness for mountain sports.

Can I complete a trial hike?

- Yes, you can undertake one taster hike half-price to see if Trail Fit Club is for you
- If you book after this, the fee will be credited to the package

How do the hikes work?

- If you have registered for a package, you will be added to our 2023 Spring/ Summer WhatsApp group registration
- If you have booked a day hike, you will be added to the group the week of the hike
- Tour details will be shared in the group at the beginning of the week before the tour
- There you can organise travel as a group

Is travel included in the fee?

- No, unless specfically stated, travel is not included. We provide the details and you organise your way to and from the tour starting point
- We plan tours that are accessible by public transportation and can be covered by either the Deutschland Ticket or group tickets - e.g. Bayern Ticket, Regio-Werdenfels ticket. We will share this information in the tour information

What are the hike timings?

- In summer: Approx 07:00-08:00 departure from Munich and return approx 18:00-19:00
- Winter tours are generally a little shorter
- N.B. We recommend leaving evenings after a tour free for some well-deserved R&R and for a more relaxed day

What equipment do I need for the hike?

- You will receive complete packing lists for day and weekend tours upon booking

I can’t make all of the tours in the package, do I get a discount?

- The package includes all six hikes
- If you can’t make all six, you can calculate if it makes sense to book tours individually
- There are no discounts or refunds if you cannot make any of the hikes
- The package cannot be transferred to others

I have already booked a 4element’s trek, do I still get a discount?

- The package discount fee of 3% or 5% applies to the full price of the trek
- If you have already booked a 2024 trek the discount will be applied to your Trail Fit Club invoice
- N.B. If you already booked at a previously discounted rate e.g. earlybird offer, the difference (if greater) will be applied to your invoice

Can I book individual hikes?

- Yes, individual hikes can be booked subject to availability
- Day hikes will be available for booking from 1st May
- Individual hikes cost €75/hike (summer), €80 (winter)

More questions?

Get in touch with Ceri

Dates, prices & booking

Alumni hike April 28th
Day hikes SPRING/SUMMER 2024

Date:
May 12th
June 9th
July 7th
August 4th
September 1st
October 6th

Full hike Spring/Summer package: €360,00
No more packages available
Book Summer PACKAGE
Single hike summer: €75,00
Book Summer Single hike**

**To complete a half price taster hike, enter TASTER in booking form voucher code field. The discount will be applied on your invoice.


Weekend Hut Tour 1: Karwendel

Date: 14.- 15.09.2024

Cost: €290,00
Book Hut Tour 1 Summer
Day hikes AUTUMN/WINTER 2024/2025

Date:
November 17th
December 1st
January 12th
February 23rd
March 16th
April 13th

Cost: €390,00
2 packages available
Winter PACKAGE
Weekend Hut Tour 2: Brünnstein

Date: 08.- 09.02.2025

Cost: €320,00
Book Hut Tour 2 Winter
4 Season PACKAGE

SPRING/SUMMER 2024, AUTUMN/WINTER 2024/2025

Cost: 700,00
No more packages available
Book 4 Season PACKAGE
Tour length

1 or 2 Days

Participants
Day Hike - Spring/ Summer

Min. 4 Max. 10 participants

Day Hike - Autumn/ Winter

Min. 4 Max. 8 participants

Weekend Hut Tours

Min. 4 Max. 8 participants

Countries

Germany, Austria

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