If you want to hike in the Alps for the first time, then you should keep an eye on the peculiarities there and adapt to the circumstances. A first question concerns the time of year when you plan your tour through the Alps. The altitude you want to reach should also play a role in planning. While in winter the conditions are more ideal for skiers than for hikers, the best time for hiking is in the summer months. As an ideal time, we recommend the weeks from September, in which the Alps show their best side.
The online tour planner is ideal for preparing your hiking tour, as objective sources of danger can be identified more easily. With the photo-realistic 3D maps, you can identify risk areas for falling rocks or even avalanches and select safe routes. Technical equipment and good planning are one thing, very practical preparations are another. Sturdy shoes, weather-appropriate clothing and aids such as hiking poles or a helmet are mandatory in the mountains. You can also find out what you need where and what local surprises await you in the form of narrow paths, dense forests, rock faces or mountain ridges via the online route planner for the Alps and the detailed outdoor maps.
With our outdoor app you are even provided with the 3D views offline without a mobile connection. Equipped like this, you will surely reach one stage after the other. Don't forget your camera and enough food - but you can also enjoy a hearty meal in many places in one of the idyllic mountain huts with viewpoints. We wish you lots of fun in the Alps!