Hiking trip Garmisch – Merano: Alpine crossing with joy and pleasure

8 Days

Your trip

You have been dreaming of crossing the Alps for a long time?

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With this tour you have the ideal beginner’s variant in the world of high mountain crossings in hand! We have incorporated a number of train and bus transfers into the route. On foot you climb the most beautiful routes along steep rocky gorges, beautiful mountain lakes and wide panoramas.

In eight days you will experience the Bavarian – Tyrolean hospitality, the breathtaking wild beauty of the Northern Alps and the lovely valleys of South Tyrolean sun. Yes. You will feel the tour in your legs – and yes, it will pull you back to More in the realm of the mountains!

Rustic alpine pastures and lonely mountain huts, thundering gorges and impressive high valleys are waiting to be discovered along historic paths. Again and again, traditional Bavarian beer gardens, Tyrolean delicacies and South Tyrolean specialties entice visitors to take a leisurely break. Amidst the highest mountains of the Alps, you will finally reach Merano, where the most diverse impressions of your hiking tour through the Alpine regions will come together to form a unique whole. A wonderful tour to get to know the most beautiful sides of the Alps!

Tour character

For the daily hikes up to max. 5 hours, a good stamina and solid basic condition are required. The daily routes run along good and, above all, very varied mountain paths, on which surefootedness is required in sections. In part, the routes can be shortened by public transport.

Please note: The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.

Accommodation

You will stay overnight in typical regional, very good middle class hotels of the 3*** category. Two nights in a mountain hut in a shared room.

Catering

Daily breakfast buffet or extended hiker breakfast included.

Arrival

Railroad

Both Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Merano are easily accessible by train. You travel back on your own best by train. Allow about 4 to 5 hours for an individual return transfer. You have to expect 2 or 3 changes at Brenner and Innsbruck. And – the return journey by train is a real experience.

Alternatively, you can book a return transfer by bus with a change in Bolzano. Please select transfer when booking. Please be sure to indicate if you would like to take your dog on the bus, if applicable! Reservation mandatory at the time of booking.

For information on schedules, visit www.bahn.de or www.oebb.at.

Car & Parking

Parking possible in unguarded public parking lot near the hotel. Limited hotel parking spaces are available, unfortunately pre-booking is not possible.

Country information

Please note our travel information for Austria and Italy on the overview page Country Information.

Day by day

Arrival :
Day 1

Individual arrival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding area

Travel – best by train – to the famous winter sports town of Garmisch-Patenkirchen in the land of the Zugspitze. Enjoy the air, the peace, the panorama of the mountains and the Bavarian hospitality on the first day of your trip.

Garmisch - Mittenwald :
Day 2

Hike Garmisch – Mittenwald, 20 km, 750 m ↑, 550 m ↓, approx. 7 h

Past the famous ski jump and through the impressive Partnachklamm gorge, where thundering masses of water have burrowed deep into the rock. Over the Wamberg you hike to the Elmauer Alm and through blooming meadows and valleys to the Lautersee and Ferchensee.

You will spend the night in Mittenwald, the place of violin making and Lüftl painting.

Breakfast
Mittenwald - Leutasch :
Day 3

Hike Mittenwald – Leutasch, 14 km, 300 m ↑, 100 m ↓, approx. 5 h

Today it goes from Bavaria into the Tyrolean mountains!

The ghost gorge, boldly laid out above a high gorge, awaits you to cross on bridges and footbridges. Afterwards you will hike through a dreamlike high valley, in which the popular vacation resort Leutasch lies framed by mountain ranges.

Leutasch - Telfs - Landeck :
Day 4

Hike Leutasch – Telfs – Landeck, 15 km, 200 m ↑, 700 m ↓, approx. 5 h

Lonely high moorlands and forests lead you to the crossing on the Buchner Höhe. Past the rock faces of the Hohe Munde on a beautiful hiking trail down into the green Inn Valley. From the historic market town of Telfs, take the train that takes you to Landeck for an overnight stay with a view of the famous glacier mountains of the Ötztal and Pitztal Alps.

Breakfast
Landeck - Reschen :
Day 5

Hike Landeck – Reschen, 14 km, 550 m ↑, 850 m ↓, approx. 5 h

Transfer to the Reschenpass and by cable car to the Mutzkopf, where you start your hike to the Schwarzsee and Grünsee. You climb up to the three-country border stone to stand right on the border between Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Over the alpine pastures you descend to the huge Reschen Lake, in whose eponymous main town you are a guest today. Welcome to Italy!

Breakfast
Reschen - Naturno :
Day 6

Hike Reschen – Naturns, ~ 17 km, 100 m ↑, 600 m ↓, approx. 5 h

Short bus ride along the Reschensee with a view of the sunken church of Graun to the tour start. A hike in the nature reserve at Lake Haider takes you down to the alpine dairy village of Burgeis and along varied meadow and Waal paths to Schluderns and by train through vineyards and apple orchards to Naturno.

Breakfast
Naturno - Merano :
Day 7

Hike Naturno – Merano, ~ 19 km, 400 m ↑, 600 m ↓, approx. 6 h

On a panoramic trail with great views you hike to the watercourses of the Sagenweg. On the many Waalwege traditional taverns entice you again and again to stop for a break. In the afternoon you will reach the Tappeiner Promenade, whose exotic flowers you will follow to the Merano Cathedral Square. Now you have reached the destination of your impressive hiking week and can toast your experiences in the pretty city center of Merano.

Breakfast
Merano and journey home :
Day 8

Stay a while longer – we will be happy to organize an extra night for you – or set off on your individual journey home. The railroad connects Merano and Garmisch with the Rergio and long-distance traffic.

For information on schedules, visit www.bahn.de.

Services

included in the travel pact

  • Overnight stays as listed
  • rich hiker breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1 train ride Telfs - Landeck
  • 1 bus ride Landeck - Nauders
  • 1 ascent cable car Mutzkopf
  • 1 train ride Schluderns - Naturns
  • If booked and available: collective transfer from Merano to Garmisch
  • Best worked out route guidance
  • Personal tour information (DE, EN, FR), detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN, FR), navigation app and GPS data
  • Service hotline

not included

  • Bus ride Reschen - St. Valentin, approx. 3,- to 6,-- € per person
  • Tourist tax, if due, not included in the tour price!
  • Journey, return journey and return transfer Merano - Garmisch, if not booked as collective transfer

Dates and prices

Departure 2024: possible daily in the …
Season 1 25.05. – 09.06. and 09.09. – 06.10.
Season 2 10.06. – 23.06. and 26.08. – 08.09.
Season 3 24.06. – 25.08.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Double room w. breakfast 960 € 1.040 € 1.080 €
Single room w. breakfast 1.180 € 1.260 € 1.300 €
Extra nights
Extra night in Garmisch double room with breakfast 90 € 90 € 110 €
Extra night in Garmisch single room with breakfast 160 € 160 € 180 €
Extra night in Merano double room with breakfast 100 € 100 € 110 €
Extra night in Merano SR with breakfast 130 € 130 € 140 €
Please book “Extra night in starting point” for Garmisch and “Extra night” for Merano.
Additional services
Return transfer Merano – Garmisch by bus, change in Bolzano, reservation required 80 €
Return transfer Merano – Garmisch by bus for dogs 70 €

Map

Please note: Depending on the accommodations we book for you, the overnight stops may differ from those indicated in the route plan. Please refer to your individual hotel list for accommodation locations! If you like - download the komoot app on your phone, search for this trip and let the app be your navigator and inspirer.

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