Alpine Summer holiday packages that are tailored for your most wonderful hiking holiday reflect the perfect holiday setting. Some partner companies provide you with a regional hiking map for individual tours in the rooms on arrival. Or would you like to borrow hiking poles and a backpack? It’s there for you in case equipment has been forgotten at home during pre-holiday mayhem. Early risers who want to start their journey at the crack of dawn can enjoy an early breakfast with mountain pasture produce or have a packed lunch prepared for them. The weather reveals whatever should be packed for the hiking day and if in doubt, you can always ask the host, as nobody will know the local weather better! At times, the host might accompany guests on a hike and show the best views, explain the herbs along the way and talk about safety in the mountains. If you’re in luck, you will be shown the mountain huts with the best delicacies! It’s a good feeling when the passion and love for the outdoors can be shared.
A simply magical hike at sunrise
Finally sleeping in and only leaving the warmth of the cosy bed when the sunrays tickle your nose: that’s when you know you’re on holiday. But if you voluntarily jump out of bed with anticipation before dawn and lace up your hiking boots with a song on the lips, then you’re going on a guided hike at sunrise. Excitement fills the air while the host fills thermoses with freshly brewed, aromatic coffee to provide energy for the early hike. The strapped on headlamp leads the early risers through the black night. It’s almost a meditative pacing in total silence, as the headlight only lights up enough area for the next step. Even the cows are still sleeping on the pastures and dreaming of lush mountain herbs. Step by step, the body warms up and the mind calms down and the thoughts are free. A carefree elation sets in and the power of nature takes over when the summit cross is finally visible, in the now dark gray night sky. The summit has ben reached and the spectacle of nature can begin!
Golden morning greeting
The blankets and hot coffee that were brought along keep warm, while the heads turn toward the east. A purple band announces sunrise and minute by minute, the display of colours on the horizon and the clouds grows more spectacular. There is still a tense silence when slowly, a little smile emerges on many faces at the thought that everybody is still fast asleep in the valley. The landscape shows more contours and colours, and one can see where the hikers made their way to the top in darkness not long before. Then the time has come. A golden beam announces the sun breaking out from behind the ridges. The cameras click and everyone wants to capture this natural spectacle as a perfect souvenir. Only moments later, the fiery ball emerges on the horizon and the landscape shines in all its beauty. Many “aaahs” and “oohs” ensue, only to be distracted by tummy rumbles. “Time for a refreshment!” the host exclaims and fetches a hearty summit snack from his backpack with alpine cheese, bacon, farmer’s bread and alpine butter. Now a fabulous breakfast will be had. A sunrise as this is surely incredibly energising but also makes you hungry!