From 240 €
From 300 €
Exactly to your set vacation budget
“Two-fold Bad Weather Response”
Northern Alps | Southern Alps Switch
The main Alpine ridge with its high peaks and glaciers runs in a wide horizontal arc from west to east and acts as a weather divide.
If the weather is bad on the northern side of the Alps, the sun usually shines with very pleasant temperatures on the southern side. Conversely, with south-westerly currents, rain clouds accumulate on the southern side of the Alps, while the Föhn wind brings sunshine, warm temperatures and excellent visibility to the northern side of the Alps.
Slow Alps is located southeast of Munich on the edge of the Bavarian Pre-Alps. Just right to reach the main traffic routes connecting the northern and southern Alps quickly and time-efficiently – whereas with locally based providers in a particular Alpine valley, you would first have to take time-consuming trips along winding single-lane roads to reach the highways in order to switch, for instance, from the north to the south side.
Therefore I can make you the following exceptional offer:
If the weather at your planned vacation destination will in all likelihood be bad, we will change the region at least 4 days before your arrival and I will find you comparable tours in terms of character, terrain and accommodation in a sunnier part of the Alps.
We will always decide this step together.
For this purpose, I will also inform you of any cancellation costs from hotels or other service providers involved.
No. 2 Alternative Sightseeing Program
In the rare cases of prolonged bad weather throughout the Alps, such as the infamous Genoa Lows, I will put together an alternative vacation program for you.
On safe ground in historic old towns, in castles, in concerts or in museums of any kind. Whether modern, natural history and even one of the six Reinhold Messner mountaineering museums.
Everything according to your personal preferences.
Or are you weatherproof?
If you want to get out into nature despite precipitation and cool temperatures, I will be happy to plan a suitable tour for you, where we take no risks even in poor visibility.
Many of my guests have subscribed to the well-known saying:
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.”
How It Works
In our introductory meeting, I will take down your wishes and explain all the possibilities and options that you have with Slow Alps. If we both get along, I will provide you with a quote based on what we have discussed.
If you like the offer, you will receive an order confirmation from me with all discussed price-determining key data. After receiving your down payment*, I will start with the detailed planning and organization of your outdoor venture.
4. Planning & Review
I creatively work out all the details of your trip according to your chosen service options and wishes. Together we finalize this detailed planning in the promised 2nd phone or video call.
5. Final Payment
You settle the balance 3 weeks before your arrival and your Alps adventure can begin.
6. Your Arrival
Depending on the service package you choose, I will either pick you up with your group from the airport or train station or welcome you directly at the accommodation of our starting point.
*): 30% of the trip price. Alternatively to the EU package travel conditions, which you can find under § 4 of my General Terms & Conditions, I offer you the following option: You can cancel free of charge up to 10 days before the start of the trip due to COVID or other reasons and will not lose any payments made. The amount will be credited to you at a future booking of this elaborated trip (excluding possible cancellation fees of booked accommodations and rental equipment, which I will prove to you individually).
Knowledge Transfer En Route
When you join me on a Slow Alps tour, I’ll be happy to share with you interesting facts about mountain sports, about the Alps as a high altitude mountain landscape, but also about ecological and social challenges in the European Alps.
Safe and eventful on the go
- Leadership techniques
- Group dynamics
- Tour planning
- Group size & mountain experience
- Hiking time calculation
- Seasonal requirements
- Experiential education
- First aid
- The right clothing and equipment
- Sports nutrition
An attractive and acessible destination at the right time
- Geology of the Alps
- Alpine Hazards
- Maps & Orientation
- Hiking in pathless terrain
- Mountain Rescue
- Emergency Management
- Securing techniques
- Snow & Avalanches
- Types of snow
- Handling avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
Ecology and Society
Changes and challenges
- Alpine Fauna & Flora
- Vegetation levels
- Wildlife habitat in winter
- Alpine culture
- Settlement history
- Customs & Traditions
- Tourism industry
- Current facts on climate change in the Alps