Alps Adventure - Personalized Breaks for Individualists

Tailor-made trekking and cycling tours from Slow Alps – all year round. Take time out and enjoy a privately guided, personalized European Alps experience.

Arrange your European Alps experience in just two calls

Custom made with private mountain guiding
From day trips to multi-day Alpine crossings

Share your ambitions and dreams with me in an introductory phone call or video chat:

You want to spend an extraordinary holiday in the European Alps, but …

You have


to compare tons of offers on the Internet. Would you like to just express your wishes and then get exactly that?

You don't know


you should travel to find what you “always wanted” to experience?

You don't want to be plugged into an


and have to spend your whole vacation with other participants who do not suit you at all?​

Lutz Gärtner
Slow Alps Founder & Owner

Your holiday host and
tour guide | More info

… then leave your vacation planning to me.


I will make sure that you experience a vacation in nature that is entirely to your taste.​


No matter whether for you alone, with your partner or your family. Or with friends or teammates.

What my customers say


Burkhard S.

Business Unit President in the Basic Materials Industry, Wiesbaden

We had an awesome week with Lutz. He immediately sensed that I like to go the famous extra mile. He then planned that into the routes so cleverly that the rest of the group was not overwhelmed. I was able to really exhaust myself at his side.

Thanks! Slow Alps is a straight recommendation.

What my costumers say


Rulan Zhuo

Mechanical Engineer, Grafing and GuangZhou, CN

To experience the Bavarian tradition of setting up the maypole on May 1st on a bike tour through the Bavarian foothills of the Alps was a great experience. And that in several places! Lutz brilliantly put together the route from one maypole festival to the next, including a visit to a craft beer brewery. And all of this always against the beautiful mountain backdrop of the Alps. Definitely again next year!

What my customers say


Lars E.

Director Finance & Controlling at Haba, Bad Rodach

It has always been my dream to cross the Alps by bike. But a pseudo-Transalp offered by the numerous larger outdoor organizers, where you are often chauffeured most of the way in a minibus on the road, was out of the question for me. With Slow Alps I did an authentic real Transalp – on alternative routes far away from the usual Transalp circus. With an e-bike, admitted, but every kilometer in the saddle.

Many thanks to Lutz, my perfect personal guide!

What my customers say


Uschi H.

Managing Director Rehamed, Nuremberg

Whoever is looking for me often finds me in the great outdoors. Pure relaxation with a sporty challenge in gorgeous natural settings make me just happy. Finding the right tour…not always easy… I can find all of this on tours with Lutz. He is an excellent guide, as he himself comes from a competitive sports background and has a wide range of knowledge about outdoor tours. Discussion topics about training intensity, talking shop about the pros and cons of nutritional supplements and healthy eating round out a wonderful outdoor program.

I can recommend Lutz and his tours without reservation.

What my customers say


Markus H.

Sustainability Manager Special Lubricants Manufacturer, Munich

I can only enjoy the mountains to the full if I feel safe at all times during the tour. That was always the case under Lutz’s leadership, and we had a lot of fun on all tour days.

Lutz also impressed me with his experience in organizing trips in the mountains on a sustainable basis, and he naturally also made appropriate offers, e.g. for arrival/departure, stage movements, choice of accommodation…

The experience was super and very relaxed! Gladly again!


What my customers say


Laura B.

Founder & Owner of Moving People Business Coaching, Munich

I have already experienced many tour guides – with Lutz, I particularly liked the fact that he always realizes varied tours with exciting highlights, but never too extreme or demanding. Each time it was clear to see that he had given a lot of thought to the optimal route. Then everything was right: sunshine, a pleasant mix of challenge and relaxation and the culinary hut experiences. Even weeks later, the grandiose panorama and the intense nature experiences have had a stimulating effect on me. I’m already looking forward to the next tour!

What my customers say


Dr. Thomas H.

Owner of the eye specialist surgery Oculists at Bankplatz, Braunschweig

I was most impressed by the cozy mountain huts. You feel like you’ve been transported back centuries. And then you are completely surprised and carried away by how amazingly delicious the simple local dishes taste that the hut landlady conjures up on the table. Slow Alps really takes you to the remotest corners of the Alps, where people still live in harmony with nature.

What my customers say


Teresa B.

Medical Student, Marburg, DE

We were allowed to pound through the hilly Chiemgau with very well-equipped mountain bikes and reached dreamlike lakes via flowing single trails through meadows and forests. Lutz had put this tour together fantastically and tailored it perfectly to our needs and our level. We had time to play spike-ball and go swimming before we stopped at a hidden, old and authentic inn on our way home, where we had Bavarian wheat beer and Obazda, of course, but also cappuccino with vanilla ice cream wasn’t missing. It was the perfect mix of sporting activity and Bavarian culinary delights, and so uncomplicated!

What my customers say


Dr. Klaus Z.

Managing Partner at Stratim Consulting, Wiesbaden

As a hiking beginner, I was able to tell Lutz everything I would like to experience for the tour planning and also confidently describe my fears and uncertainties. He put together a great program and kept encouraging me to leave my comfort zone every now and then. I was rewarded with a relaxed end to the tour with a spa day and swimming in Lake Millstatt.

“Slow Alps” at its best!

What my customers say


Siglinde Z.

Orthoptist, Erlangen and Bamberg, DE

Whenever we’re on tour with Lutz, I know we will go an extraordinary route and still arrive back safely in the valley or at the hut. It is always a pleasure for me to be on tour with Lutz, whether in summer or winter. His calm manner and good conversations make every trip with him a truly relaxing venture!

What my customers say


Andreas Z.

Head of Systembank Transformation at OLB Bank, Oldenburg

When playing golf on a challenging course framed by a magnificent mountain panorama, I can wonderfully switch off and recharge my batteries. A subsequent hiking tour up some of these mountains was the crowning glory of my vacation. Very creative combination offer from Slow Alps – warmly recommended for everyone who wants to combine mountains and golf in a skilful way.

Hiking & Winter hiking

  • From pleasure and gourmet hikes to demanding long-distance hiking challenges
  • From a short weekend trip to Crossing the Alps
  • From the “Easy on knees” tour to Wilderness walks
  • From Golf & Hike to Shinrin-Yoku forest bathing

Let my tour topics inspire you!

Whether you are a hiking beginner or an experienced mountain lover – I design mountain holidays for every taste.

Cycling & Mountain biking

You won’t find any breakneck downhill races here, but an attractive selection of varied discovery tours make up the Slow Alps Experience

  • From comfortable Cycling along Rivers to the famous Transalp
  • From diverting Bike & Hike tours to demanding Mountain Bike Safaris

Experience nature and customs in the European Alps up close. Not missing out on culinary delights & wellness!

Travel services

With minimal time investment to maximum vacation enjoyment!

Choose individually from an attractive menu of travel services!

Exclusively for

  • Closed private groups: circle of friends, team colleagues, families, couples
  • Solo travelers: private 1:1 guiding

Can also be tailored to your given vacation budget.

That’s what you get at Slow Alps

Personalized vacation for individualists | Privately guided in your own group | On your desired date | No minimum number of participants







100% Individual

  • Tailored precisely to your needs with the Slow Alps concept Relax | Discover | Develop
  • Accommodation from 5-star wellness hotels to rustic mountain huts
  • For hiking beginners as well as for sure-footed endurance wonders
  • Parallel day programs for different participant interests
  • No minimum number of participants – 1:1 tour guiding is possible, too

Get inspired by my hiking and cycling tour themes! Ideally in a free introductory talk:

100% Flexible

  • Always on the sunny side of the Alps
  • We defy the increasing weather dynamics due to climate change – with the “two-fold bad weather response
  • Decades of mountain experience of the founder allows very short-term rescheduling to equivalent tours in another – then sunnier – Alpine region

Here you can find the exact conditions.

Which side of the Alps do you want to go to? Tell me your wishes in our free introductory talk:

100% Inspiring

  • Experience moments of happiness up close and intensely: crystal clear air, breathtaking views, wildlife and plants in the alpine habitat.
  • Selected encounters with the local people on mountain farms or alpine dairies, at falconry visits or wine tastings.
  • Sustainable, enriching experiences in harmonious own private group. Here is more information about the Slow Alps target group.
  • Guest and guide: inspiration through accompaniment at eye level. You always determine the degree and scope of my support.

Our introductory phone or video call is therefore a prerequisite for our cooperation! It is of course free of charge:

Your vacation experience with Slow Alps:


Don’t worry about anything

I take over the planning and complete organization of your outdoor vacation including the tour guiding on the mountain.

Exactly for the period you specify. Whether hiking, mountaineering, cycling, mountain biking, cultural visits or culinary highlights, in summer as in winter.

All you need to do is bring 2 times 1 hour for a phone call or video call. ​


Enjoy without limits​

You don’t want to walk or bike the standard sights on well-trodden paths? I will take you to regions where you can experience the real Alps – with crystal-clear lakes, deep forests and stunning views you’ll never forget.

Let the regional cuisine melt in your mouth – whether Kaiserschmarrn, bacon dumplings, Schlutzkrapfen or Aus’zogene…

Enjoy lightheartedly with all your senses.


On the same wavelength​

I put my heart and soul into every guided tour. I take time for you and your wishes. In the preparation and on the tour. You should be able to enjoy every minute – while hiking, eating and resting.

Beyond the pure tour guiding, I offer you a lot of extras depending on the booked tour program and character.

More on this under Travel Services and Knowledge Transfer En Route.