Snowshoeing in the Allgäu Alps
Snowshoeing in the Allgäu Alps
Snowshoeing in the Allgau Alps
Snowshoeing in the Allgäu Alps
snowshoeing in the Allgäu Alps
Snowshoeing in the Allgäu Alps

Snowshoeing in the Allgäu Alps

Snowshoeing in the Allgäu Alps

If someone was asked to create an area perfect for walking in the mountains in winter, then the Allgäu Alps would be that place. We are based in the quaint village of Sonthofen with its cobbled streets, and characterful buildings and views to the mountains where we will spend our days snowshoeing. Using Sonthofen as our base we are situated close to nearly 260 recorded snowshoe routes that are available in the Allgäu Alps. 


  • A vast range of snowshoe trails to explore
  • Experience a stunning mountain landscape 
  • Characterful village base with range of bars and cafes
  • Traditional buildings and architecture to enjoy
  • First class professional English speaking guide
  • Excellent plentiful meals throughout the week
  • All snowshoe equipment included

We are amazed it has taken us until now to feature a snowshoe trip in the Allgäu Alps!  How did we not recognise that this area has literally hundreds of snowshoe routes to explore and enjoy? Combine characterful Bavarian culture, architecture, folklore, food and stunning snowshoe summits and you have an idea of what this week offers. The Allgäu Alps is a range in the Northern Limestone Alps, sitting on the frontier between Bavaria, in Germany and the Tyrol and Vorarlberg in Austria. The range is directly east of Lake Constance, which is a huge expanse of water bordering Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The highest peak in the Allgäu Alps is the Hochfrottspitze, which reaches a height of 2,648 metres (8685ft). 

Sonthofen was an excellent base – small and simple family hotel with very good food and helpful owner.  The opportunities in the local area are huge and routes could be adapted for any level of snowshoeing.  The mountain scenery was wonderful, helped by copious quantities of snow – one of the very best centres for a snowshoe week.

Overall the trip was outstanding, largely due to the quality of our guide, Sarah. Her choices of routes were made in real-time based on conditions, and were excellent. It was actually preferable to have stayed in one guesthouse for the entire week.


  • airport
  • train
  • meet in
  • accommodation
  • peaks
  • transfer
  • Today you arrive in the Bavarian village of Sonthofen. Your guide will meet you at your hotel this evening when you will be briefed about the week ahead. Information on getting there is available under Trip Information, 'Arrival and Departure'.

  • We begin our exploration of the beautiful Allgäu Alps with the summit of the Bohleskopf, which sits at 1569 metres (5146ft). This mountain is an excellent introduction to the area offering a circuit which includes great views, traditional farm buildings and a steady climb to ease you into the week. The starting point is on the mountainside above the lovely traditional village of Bad Hindelang which makes a great coffee stop on the way home. The name of todays mountain comes from the original Hindelanger dialect and means "cat-head”, though it is often translated to mean “hangover head”, the choice is yours! We begin on a wide trail,  which would be a cart track in summer, and which zig-zags up through the forest. We eventually pass the viewpoint at Imne, where there is a wooden cross and which offers one of the most beautiful views over Bad Hindelang. Then it is up past the tiny wooden Klank Chapel, and pass the Klank Hutte, and then the Karl-Hüller-Hütte, before heading straight up the ridge to the summit of Bohleskopf at 1569m (5146ft). Here there are excellent views of the Ostrachtal and the surrounding mountains. If conditions allow we can continue our circuit and descend by the west ridge, completing a wonderful day out.

    Ascent: 705m (2312ft) Descent: 705m (2312ft) Distance: 9.1km (5.7 miles) Duration: 4h30-5h30

  • We have another beautiful mountain in our sights today as we head for the Rangiswanger Horn. We begin with a short drive up the Gunzesrieder valley where we will start our snowshoe circuit of this lovely mountain. We take a route which easily traverses the south side of the Rangiswanger, ‘wang’ means peak, through farm lands and meadows. The trail is normally good, as it is a popular summit, and we can enjoy this steady 'warm up'. Eventually, we reach Oberalpe where the cattle graze in the summer months, and here we turn towards our summit. A steeper section through the forest means we gain ground quickly with views along the way of the Reidberger Horn, and the Tennesmooskopf which are also goals for our week in the Allgäu Alps. Finally, we reach the ridgeline and are greeted with a panorama of views right across the Allgäu. We then have a stunning last section on the ridge as we climb to the wooden summit cross. Normally, we take lunch by the ‘cross’ or just a little lower if windy. Then it’s a descent all the way back to the Gunzensreid valley taking us through pine forests, across gentle gullies and along ridge lines. 

    Ascent: 657m (2154ft) Descent: 658m (2158ft) Distance: 8.8km (5.5 miles) Duration: 4h30-5h30

  • We love that we have so many ‘tops’ to consider in the Allgäu and the Immenstädter Horn is an excellent goal. We set off for the lakeside town of Immenstadt which lends its name to the mountain, and after a short drive we arrive at the tiny hamlet of Rieder where we begin our snowshoe walk. We begin our climb by wandering through the ancient forests until we reach the open alpage, and summer meadows. On the way to the Rabennestalpe we pass through a primeval beech forest to reach the old farm building at Kesselalpe. This is idyllically situated in the midst of a small high valley and is surrounded on three sides by mountains. This - also known as Karst - relief form was created by glaciers during the last ice age and there are a few ‘erratics’ on our route, these are immense boulders deposited by the glacier. The view from the summit cross at 1490m (4887ft) extends down to the Alpsee lake and - assuming clear weather conditions - far into the foothills of the Alps. The Immenstädter Horn does indeed feel like a very respectable summit and there are great photo opportunities from the top. Only a few steps south of the summit cross is a small wooden shelter where we can take our picnic lunch. We descend by way of Alp Alpe, another gorgeous open meadow area before re-joining our ascent route at Kesselalpe. 

    Ascent: 682m (2236ft) Descent: 675m (2214ft) Distance: 9.6km (6 miles) Duration: 5h30-6h30

  • The  Gunzesrieder valley has more snowshoe routes than we know what to do with! So this morning we head to the village of Gunzesrieder Säge where we will begin our climb to the Bärenköpfle which sits at 1476m (4841ft). Säge is the local word for a sawmill, and there is evidence of the plentiful supply of raw materials in the careful construction of the many wonderful old buildings that are to be found in this valley. We take a small path from the village that climbs through alpine meadows and past ancient farm buildings. After traversing along the valley for a little while we enter the forests and begin to gain height as we head for the alpage at Krumbachalpe. In the summer this would be where the cattle graze, but in winter the ancient chalets are under a blanket of snow and lie silent, no cow bells here while the snow covers the pastures. We can have a break here and enjoy the open views down to the valley before we start the steeper section that takes us to the summit of this fine mountain. We leave the farm, cross a meadow, and then take the ridge line to the top where we take time to identify some of the far flung peaks and summits. 

    Ascent: 578m (1895ft) Descent: 578m (1895ft) Distance: 6.1km (3.8 miles) Duration: 4h00-5h00

  • The route to the summit of the Riedberger Horn offers a great circuit that can be done in various forms depending on the snow conditions. It is a popular snowshoe walk and sometimes there is even a prepared track to make this day very relaxed. First we drive to the Riedbergpass which takes us approximately 25 minutes, and it is here we will begin our hike. We make our way first of all through this small ski area, passing the Grasgehren Hut where we may well have a drink on our way back down, and begin to climb the ridgeline to the summit which sits at 1786m (5858ft) offering fine views of the region. Earlier in the week it is likely your guide will have pointed out the Riedberger Horn as it can be clearly seen from the Gunzesried summits. There may be the option on the descent to do a short detour to visit the Berghaus Schwaben which has a reputation for good apple strudel! Please note the statistics given are for the shortest day on this mountain and will vary depending on the route.

    Ascent: 350m (1148ft) Descent: 350m (1148ft) Distance: 4km (2.5 miles) Duration: 4h00

  • The Tennenmooskopf is our final goal of this week in the fabulous Allgäu Alps, in Bavaria. Kopf is the word for ‘top’ in German, and often means that it is a pleasing summit along with the words ‘spitze, gipfel, oberteil and dach’. So the Tennenmooskopf is a great way to end our week by getting to a lovely high point. We begin in the Gunzesried Valley where we have an easy warm up as we will follow the toboggan run to the Rappengschwendalpe hut. A relaxed start to the day gives time to enjoy the landscape before we start the more serious climb which will take us to the summit of the Tennenmooskopf which sits at 1615m (5297ft). Once we reach the open meadows after the hut it becomes clear where our route is taking us which will involve a short detour along a spur to reach the top where we get an excellent panorama to the south taking in the Bleicherhorn, Höllritzereck, RiedbergerHorn and all the main Allgäu peaks. From the summit we head south east and drop down to a high pass before returning full circle back down to the Rappengschwendalpe hut where we resume our easy descent to the valley along the toboggan run. 

    Ascent: 757m (2482ft) Descent: 722m (2368ft) Distance: 13km (8 miles) Duration: 5h00-6h00

  • Today is your departure day from Sonthofen. Please refer to the Trip Information section and 'Arrival and Departure' for further details. 

It is always our aim to complete the proposed itinerary outlined above, however, it may be necessary for our guides/instructors to adjust the daily itinerary based on the weather conditions, group safety and enjoyment.


On all of our trips we aim to accommodate our guests in well-situated, comfortable, characterful, family run accommodation. Detailed below are examples of our favoured venues in Sonthofen and those we intend to use. If unavailable at the time of booking we will use alternative accommodation of a similar standard. For this trip we include Bed and Breakfast, and dinner on the arrival night. The rest of the week dinner in is not included to give you freedom to eat out in the village of Sonthofen. Your guide will, if you wish, co-ordinate the group reservations for dinner in the various restaurants in town so that everyone can eat together. 

The trip fees are based on two people sharing a room. However, on many of our trips single rooms are available on request for a supplementary fee.

Gasthof zum Löwen, Sonthofen


Sonthofen is a traditional Bavarian town, and the Gasthof zum Löwen, reflects the local culture serving traditional food, and local beers. The hotel is decorated in local style with lots of wood, and the exterior of the building features wall murals. The food is good and hearty and just what we need after a day of snowshoeing. 


Gasthof Schwäbele Eck, Sonthofen


At the Gasthof Schwäbele Eck we have a warm welcome from the owner, Zaza. He is something of a 'star' and does all he can to ensure we are comfortable. We would describe the accommodation as simple, but an excellent base for a week of snowshoeing. This is not a fancy hotel, but a base for mountaineers and skiers enjoying the mountains. The rooms all have en suite facilities and our previous guests have very much enjoyed being here. It is perfectly situated to explore the bars, cafes, and shops of the village. 

This is the only accommodation we have found in Sonthofen that can provide a few bedrooms that are 'twin' rooms, in other words with two beds to allow friends or solo travellers to share. There appears to be a tradition in Bavaria that only 'double' beds are supplied by even the most luxurious hotels which restricts the accommodation that we can use as we often have bookings from people travelling on their own. 

  • There are various options for arriving and departing from Sonthofen, in the Allgäu Alps. 

    Major airports that you can fly to include Munich, Germany. You can travel all the way by train from Munich airport to Sonthofen using the one-day Bayern train ticket.. The ticket allows up to 5 adults traveling together to use unlimited 2nd class seats in regional trains in Bavaria for one day. The airport shuttle bus operated by Lufthansa Express Bus leaves the airport every 30 mins to connect with Munich main station where trains also leave hourly to Sonthofen with a journey time of 2h22. 

    You can also fly to Zurich, in Switzerland. The train station is located within the airport building, and you can take a train to Sonthofen, Germany with trains leaving every 4 hours and a journey time of approximately 3hrs 30mins. 

    The nearest small airport is Memmingen which is sometimes referred to as Memmingen/Munich-West Airport. There are a some flights from the UK to/from Memmingen. There is a bus service which runs from Memmingen to Sonthofen. The details can be found here. It takes approximately 40 minutes to drive from Memmingen airport to Sonthofen and 1h on the train. 

    If you wish to travel by train from the UK it takes 10 hours from London to Sonthofen with a change in Paris. Sonthofen is also easily reached by train from many cities throughout Europe. 

    We find that offers good information about the options available. 

    Once you arrive at Sonthofen train station it is approximately a 10 minute walk to the centre of the town and our accommodation.


  • It is a condition of booking that you have appropriate insurance for your chosen activity, including emergency helicopter rescue, repatriation, medical costs, as well as trip cancellation/curtailment insurance in the event of you being unable to join/complete the trip. 

    Please read the relevant clauses which are numbered 10, 11, 11a, 12, and 22 and are set out in our Terms and Conditions.

    We also recommend your insurance covers you for baggage loss/damage. Tracks and Trails Ltd are unable to accept responsibility for the loss or damage to any client equipment or luggage.

    If you are booking on behalf of other people it is important that you ensure that insurance has been arranged by all others included in your Booking Form.

    You should bring all insurance documentation with you at the time of the activity. If you fail to provide proof of insurance we reserve the right to ask you to leave the trip. 

    If you are joining a trip in the UK helicopter/mountain rescue insurance is not required as this is a free service.

    For further details, please read the Insurance section on our website.

  • Winter mountain weather in the European Alps can vary considerably, and in this respect it is no different to any mountain environment where the terrain influences the weather and it can change from valley to valley. 

    In winter the weather can deliver everything from clear blue skies, and glorious sunshine, to heavy snowfall and strong winds. Essentially, as with all mountain journeys, you should be prepared for any eventuality.

    Temperatures vary depending on the month, generally December, January, and February are colder, but by March and April the temperatures are warming up and spring is on the way. 

    In December and January they can range from -10°Celsius (14°F) to 3°Celsius (37.4F), in February from -5°Celsius (23°F) to 7°Celsius (44.6°F), and in March from 0°Celsius (32°F) to 13°Celsius (55.4°F). 

    The above figures are a general indication only as the weather can vary considerably year on year for any given month.

  • When packing for a trip in the mountains it is important to have the appropriate equipment and clothing. This kit list features items we believe are necessary for the weather you might encounter and the accommodation you will be staying in. 

    Generally clothing for snowshoeing should be equivalent to that used for walking in the mountains in winter. For this trip all the necessary snowshoe equipment is provided free of charge. This includes snowshoes, walking poles, snow probe, snow shovel, and avalanche transceiver. The carrying of this safety equipment is compulsory and demonstrates ‘best practice’. 

    Your guide will arrive at the ‘Welcome Meeting’ with only enough snowshoe equipment for those who have booked it via their Booking Form. 


    • Snowshoes - supplied free of charge 
    • Poles - supplied free of charge
    • Avalanche Transceiver - supplied free of charge
    • Shovel - supplied free of charge 
    • Snow Probe - supplied free of charge 
    • Rucksack – 30-35 litres, with waist and chest strap. Ideally it should have a system that allows you to attach snowshoes if it is necessary to carry them. See image below
    • Rucksack – waterproof liner/cover
    • Walking Boots - warm and waterproof. They should not be ‘low cut’ and must cover your ankles
    • Bags to waterproof items, such as documentation
    • Gaiters - useful on days with deep fresh snow


    • Waterproof jacket - essential, this must keep you dry during a day of continuous snowfall or at least as dry as any waterproof jacket ever keeps you!
    • Waterproof trousers - in case of heavy snowfall
    • Trousers - windproof and warm 
    • Thermal top - long sleeves
    • Thin fleece - long sleeves
    • Waistcoat - fleece/wind stopper 
    • Gloves x 2 (one thick and one thin)
    • Over-mittens for colder days can be useful
    • Warm hat
    • Sun hat
    • Head/ear band 
    • Duvet jacket (or second warm layer)
    • Scarf or 'Buff' for neck
    • Socks - 2 or 3 pairs


    • Lip salve
    • Sunscreen - essential
    • Sunglasses - essential
    • Goggles - very useful in snowfall
    • Snack bars/chocolate
    • Tissues - we recommend biodegradable bags to dispose of rubbish
    • Anti-bacterial hand wash

    Personal First Aid

    • Personal medication 
    • Blister plasters (e.g. Compeed)
    • Painkillers/anti-inflammatory
    • Glucose tablets/Energy gel
    • 2 x Rehydration sachets - eg Dioralyte
    • Throat lozenges
    • Antiseptic cream/spray


    • Mountain Rescue/Ski Insurance documents - compulsory
    • Passport
    • Credit card
    • Cash - Euros

    Additional Items

    • Slippers for use at accommodation
    • Clothing for use at accommodation
    • Hair dryer if required 
    • Travel Kettle if required 
    • Swimwear for sauna. This depends on which accommodation has been booked for your trip
    • Camera/ Book/Music
    • Toiletries – soap/shower gel; not all accommodation supplies these
    • Ear plugs - if room sharing
    • Small thermos for hot drinks
    • Head torch - plus spare batteries 

    **Supplementary snacks if you follow a gluten free or coeliac diet**

    Leaders are all first aid trained and carry their own first aid kit

    The image below gives examples of how snowshoes can be attached to your rucksack

  • On many of our trips there will be an element of 'group kit' which will be shared amongst our guests. As mountain people you will be used to team work and working together to the mutual benefit and safety of the group.

    The 'group kit' will be minimal and usually just a case of sharing a few lightweight 'survival shelters'. For example on a week-long trip you may carry a small shelter for just one day before passing it on to the next person. 

    If you are booking a trip in winter there will be a few additional safety items. These will be distributed in such a way that no one is over burdened. 

    Other group items necessary for safety and comfort will be carried by your guide/instructor.

  • For each of our trips there is a minimum number of guests required to book before we can 'guarantee' your trip will run. It depends on the particular trip in question, but it is normally 4. The maximum number of guests on your trip is displayed in the 'At a Glance' box on the righthand side of the trip page. 

    We strongly advise you do not book travel until we have confirmed your trip is 'guaranteed' to run. If you book travel before we have confirmed it is 'guaranteed' we cannot be held responsible for any financial loss if the trip does not go ahead.

  • When booking a holiday as a solo traveller a twin bedded room comprising of two single beds, is booked as standard. This will be with someone of the same gender unless you request to pay extra for your own room. Single rooms are often limited in supply so if you would like to pay a supplement for a single room we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible. This trip has a single supplement of £80 for winter 2021.

  • We go to great lengths to work with first class guides and instructors who are passionate about their work. They are all fully qualified, insured, and hold the correct documentation.

    Please note your guide/instructor has complete discretion to make a daily decision on whether or not to take the advertised route based on the weather and the ability of the members of the group. They have our authority to make any route changes they believe are necessary in the interests of safety and enjoyment. 

    For our hiking trips your guide will be an International Mountain Leader and on our running trips your guide will be an International Mountain Leader who it also an experienced mountain 'trail runner'.

    For our snowshoeing trips your guide will be a fully qualified and experienced International Mountain Leader and for cross country ski trips you will be with a fully qualified professional BASI Nordic Ski Instructor or equivalent. BASI is the British Association of Snowsport Instructors.

  • For this trip where you are centre-based, in other words where you are staying in the same accommodation all week, you are welcome to bring whatever luggage you require. However, please note that not all the hotels we use have elevators. This means you may need to carry your luggage to your bedroom and this might involve climbing several flights of stairs. We would suggest that luggage with wheels is generally a good idea.

    For this trip you are centre-based, in other words you are staying in the same accommodation all week, and you are welcome to bring whatever luggage you require. However, please note that not all the hotels we use have elevators. This means you may need to carry your luggage to your bedroom and this might involve climbing several flights of stairs. We would suggest that luggage with wheels is generally a good idea.

  • We do not include lunches in your trip fee for various reasons. We have found our guests have particular tastes and requirements for 'trail' or 'hill' food and it is better you choose and buy what you require. Buying supplies and trying local specialities is a great way to inter-act with the local people and to practise your language skills. 

    Lunches on our trips are 'picnic' style lunches, in other words you take a packed lunch with sufficient snacks, food and fluid to sustain you throughout your day of activity. If there is the possibility of lunch being taken at a restaurant/farm/cafe beside the trail, your guide/instructor will advise you of this. 

    Each evening you can choose to order a picnic or a sandwich from the hotel, or your guide/instructor will advise you of other options such as a local shop or market and whether you need to purchase items in the evening or if the shop/market is open early enough the next morning not to delay your start. In all cases we would always ask you to settle any 'bill' for lunch or drinks in the evening before you depart, and not on the morning of your last day when there may be a queue.

  • On your itinerary you will find an indication of the amount of ascent and descent you can expect each day. This offers a guideline to how much effort might be expended each day and allows you to decide, based on previous experience, if your fitness and stamina are correct for the trip. 

    We make every attempt to ensure these statistics are as accurate as possible, but ask you to note that the most modern of technology used to record these details can show considerable variations in terms of ascent, descent, and in particular distance. In other words no two people using GPS devices on the same route will have exactly the same details recorded at the end of the day. 

    The statistics given should be used as a 'general' indication of the effort required. 

  • It is useful to arrive at your destination with some cash in the local currency, however, on most occasions it is relatively easy to visit a 'cash machine' after arrival and withdraw money on a credit or debit card. Some of our locations are an exception to this in particular Norway, where the accommodation will often have no facilities for withdrawing cash, but they will take a credit card. 

    On many of our trips we will visit remote cafes/farms where it is wonderful to enjoy a drink and a cake, at places such as these they will only accept payment in the local currency in cash.

  • Food

    On our trips we encourage you to experience local tastes and dishes that reflect the culture of the country and for this reason many of our accommodation options will be family run with a reputation for the traditional food of the region. 

    If you have a 'special' diet because of an allergy or intolerance to a certain food type which will make you ill the accommodation will cater for this as best they can, eg gluten free, nut free, lactose free.

    If you are vegetarian then this is not a problem as the hotels/refuges are used to being asked for vegetarian meals. Our accommodation will try to cater for those with vegan diets but in remote refuges in the mountains this is more difficult. If you would like to discuss the suitability of a trip for a vegan diet please contact us. Gluten-free diets will be possible with regard to the evening meals, but we would advise that you bring along some gluten-free snacks for your breakfasts and lunches.

    If you have a 'special' diet which is NOT because of an allergy or intolerance, and is not 'veggie' then we apologise, but we cannot cater for this. The accommodation on the popular routes will be catering for many people each evening, in some cases up to 70/80 meals per night, 7 days a week, and realistically they cannot produce many different meal options unless the food will result in illness.


    The countries we visit all have tap water which is drinkable. If for any reason a particular hotel is having a problem with a remote mountain water supply they will normally post a sign over the tap indicating that you must not drink the water. At all times you are welcome to ask your guide/instructor if the water can be drunk. We would ask, for environmental reasons, that you avoid using single-use plastic bottles, and bring a water bottle that can be used repeatedly. 

  • A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required for visits to countries outside the EU, such as Norway. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice.  

  • We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

    Note that if your trip involves staying in a mountain refuge/rifugio/hut that electric sockets may be in short supply and for that night you may not be able to charge any items. Although the accommodation will have electricity this will often be supplied by solar panels or a generator and limited to use by the staff. For this reason we advise that carrying a small slimline and lightweight 'battery pack' can be very useful for recharging phones which many of you will also use as your camera. 

  • Before booking consider whether you expect to be in the appropriate physical condition on the date of your  departure to allow you to fully participate in and enjoy your holiday. If you have any doubts because of an illness or injury it would be advisable to check with your doctor.

    For UK residents travelling to an EU country you should obtain and bring with you a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This entitles you to state provided medical treatment in certain European countries, but is not a substitute for medical travel insurance. Also note that if/when the UK leaves the European Union that the EHIC card may no longer be valid. Please check this before departing. We advise that you always carry your insurance documents with details of the Emergency Medical telephone number for your insurance provider, and your policy number. 

  • We feel strongly about protecting the environment and do not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We would ask that you arrive with a ‘water bottle’ or ‘hydration system’ that can be used repeatedly. We would point out that we operate a ‘zero tolerance’ for rubbish, and would ask you to remove all your rubbish items from the mountain even those you consider to be bio-degradable. In particular we ask that you remove any toilet tissue.

    You can read our full policy here.

  • Working across international boundaries, and with various currencies means that the price of our trips can change overnight. We have, however, undertaken to guarantee that once you have paid your deposit the price of your trip is fixed. In this respect we urge you to book early to ensure that you receive the price advertised on our website. The website price may increase due to currency fluctuations, but we guarantee that the price advertised on the date of your booking will be maintained in your individual case. 

  • Due to the specialised nature of our holidays, we co-sell a number of trips with 'partner' companies. These are carefully selected to ensure they reflect our ethos and standards in terms of the service we offer our guests. By encouraging other companies to sell our trips it means that your chosen holiday may reach its 'minimum' number earlier, allowing us to guarantee the trip and to give you the go-ahead to book your travel arrangements.

    There may be occasions when our partners have helped book your accommodation and organise the logistics for your trip. On these occasions your hotel may have recorded your room reservation in the name of one of our partners. 

    We guarantee that companies with whom we work will offer the same package as Tracks and Trails Ltd. The price will be the same, though occasionally they may be operating in a different currency. Your itinerary and the items that are included, or not included in your trip fee, will also be the same. 

    We believe in team work, and enjoy working with other small high quality companies. If you have any questions about this policy please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you. 

Prices may vary depending on date.


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What's Included

  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in a 2** Hotel or similar; based on twin rooms
  • Dinner on the first evening
  • Professional guiding services of a qualified International Mountain Leader
  • Snowshoe equipment; snowshoes, poles, snow shovel, probe, and avalanche transceiver
  • In resort transfers
  • Tracks and Trails memento - a gift to take home!

What's Not Included

  • Lunches
  • Dinner on 6 evenings
  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Insurance

Sonthofen was an excellent base – small and simple family hotel with very good food and helpful owner.  The opportunities in the local area are huge and routes could be adapted for any level of snowshoeing.  The mountain scenery was wonderful, helped by copious quantities of snow – one of the very best centres for a snowshoe week.

Overall the trip was outstanding, largely due to the quality of our guide, Sarah. Her choices of routes were made in real-time based on conditions, and were excellent. It was actually preferable to have stayed in one guesthouse for the entire week.

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At a Glance

From Price £1255
Holiday Type Snowshoeing
Duration 8 Days
Group Size 8
Minimum Age 18
Maximum Altitude 2000m (6560ft)
Countries Visited Germany
Meet In Sonthofen, Germany
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