The Trans-Alpine Crossing from Tegernsee to Vipiteno - Classic Tour

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Only a few long distance hikes offer the variety and grandeur of landscape as this route, “The Trans-Alpine Crossing”: Beginning in Germany at Tegernsee Lake, the route winds its way through Austria’s Tirol along Achensee Lake and across Zillertal Valley to Vipiteno(Sterzing) in Alto Adige,Italy. Crossing the Alps by foot, this 7 day hike offers an achievable and rewarding hiking challenge with spectacular views every step. It is well formed and well-marked, and is suitable for people with moderate fitness and limited experience.Quaint guesthouses, BB’s and hotels offer accommodation from luxurious to casual—there is a bed for every budget available at villages along The Trans-Alpine Crossing. Face the challenge, feast on the adventure and treat yourself to a truly unique and unforgettable experience in the Alps!

date_range Dauer: 8 Days
route Total distance: ca. 104 km
altitude Height difference:arrow_upward3280 m
landscape Height difference:arrow_downward3880 m
Tour Details
01. DAY
Individual arrival
Welcome to the magnificent lake tegrnsee, enjoy your first day by exploring the area, taste the local productts and beer on the water siede and look forward to ýour hike.
02. DAY
17 km850 Hm800 Hm
Roundawalk Lake Tegernsee
From Gmund, situated on the northern lakeside the route follows Tegernsee High Altitude Trail to the resort of Tegernsee. Meandering some 100 metres above the lake, this walk offers stunning views of awesome Tegernsee Lake. Don’t miss out on visiting the Brewery Pub in Tegernsee. Then, take the unique rowing ferry to Rottach-Egern. The walk may continue along a natural trail that follows Weißach River to Kreuth.
03. DAY
13 km200 Hm200 Hm
Wildbach Kreuth - Achenkirch
The bus transfer drives you to historic Wildbad Kreuth, where a footpath will take you through beech and mixed forest up to the wide open Alpine pastures of Gaisalm. From there, the trail meanders along a gentle mountain ridge in its beginning and across fields of dwarf pine later until you reach the mountain crest at the border between Germany’s Bavaria and Austria’s Tirol. This is where you will enjoy stunning and uninterrupted panoramic views from Tegernsee Lake in the north to the lofty Zillertal Alps in the south. Pause for a rest on quaint Blauberg Alpine Pasture Hut. The walk contin... weiterlesenues on easy trails that wind through the former hunting areas of the Habsburg Emperors and take you down to Achenwald and Achenkirch.
04. DAY
15 km500 Hm800 Hm
Achenkrich - Fügen
Often called the most beautiful hiking trail in Tyrol, todays stage on the western shore of Lake Achensee is enchanting. From your hotel in Achenkirch, you hike along the well-maintained trail with easy up and down sections - including short sections with steps and handrails - to the Gaisalm. The path to the only alpine pasture in Tyrol that can only be reached on foot or by boat impresses with a fascinating mix of landscapes with waterfalls, varied vegetation and moraine cones almost right above the Tyrolean fjord. Bathing opportunities are available, but the Achensee, which lies at 1000m abo... weiterlesenve sea level and rarely has a water temperature of more than 18 degrees, requires some effort. Via Pertisau and then following the lakeside path, you reach the southern end of the lake in Maurach, also the departure point of the nostalgic Achenseebahn (steam cog railroad). We leave the Achensee region and continue by train and bus to the stage destination of Fügen in the Zillertal.
05. DAY
11 km900 Hm400 Hm
Fügen - Hochfügen
Ride a bus or take historic Achensee Cog Railway and Zillertal Train to Fügen. Stroll through this lovely and picturesque village until you reach the base of Spieljoch Gondola. The gondola will speed you to Spieljoch Mountain, to an elevation of 1,865 metres. At the top, above timberline, capture panoramic views of the surrounding mountains of Zillertal Valley and of Karwendel, Rofan and Wilder Kaiser Ranges. The route follows an awesome trail past Gartlalm Alpine Pasture Hut to Loas Saddle. Loas Alpine Inn is a true insider‘s tip, serving finest mountain-inspired specialties. An easy trail... weiterlesen meanders from the inn to the village resort of Hochfügen.
06. DAY
13 km500 Hm850 Hm
Hochfügen - Mayrhofen
This day walk will take you to historic Alpine villages which are only found here in scenic Zillertal Valley. Beginning in Hochfügen, the track makes its way up to Sidanjoch Col past glacier-carved rocks. Having passed Rastkogel Hut, a short climb takes you atop Mitterwandskopf Peak. The gorgeous path meanders along a ridge to Melchboden, passing picture-postcard tarns which were glacially carved out during the last ice age. Eventually, the path emerges onto the Zillertal High Elevation Road. From there, you can either take the long walk down what will possibly strain your knees; or you can r... weiterlesenide a public bus to the village of Mayrhofen. Doing so, you will cut miles from the route and spare hiking time.
07. DAY
20 km150 Hm650 Hm
Mayrhofen - Pfitsch – Sterzing
Today is the day: you will cross the main Alpine ridge - your de facto crossing of the Alps. In the morning, you will travel comfortably by bus via the toll road to the Schlegeis reservoir (1,800 m above sea level) for the start of todays stage. The imposing dam wall - built for energy and water supply in the early 1970s - holds one of Austrias largest reservoirs and the glaciers behind it in check. Rushing streams and imposing waterfalls, scree and stone moraines characterize the moderate ascent on the well-maintained hiking trail to the Pfitscherjoch through the almost unreal landscape. You ... weiterlesencross the border to Italy and South Tyrol before reaching the Pfitscherjochhaus, the highest point of the day at 2,275 meters - the main Alpine ridge has been crossed. Through gentle alpine pastures and later shady mixed forest, you hike a first section down the Pfitschtal valley. where you pick the local bus to Vipiteno.
08. DAY
Organized shuttle transfer back to Tegernsee
Prices and Services
Booking code: AU-KOMFORT-EN
Season CategorySingle roomDouble room p.P.
07.06.2024 - 30.06.2024 (start day: daily)Standard1.678 EUR1.369 EUR
01.07.2024 - 31.08.2024 (start day: daily)Standard1.678 EUR1.369 EUR
01.09.2024 - 29.09.2024 (start day: daily)Standard1.678 EUR1.369 EUR
All prices per person in EURO
min. participants per day 5
Services Included
  • done Individual hiking (no group travel)
  • done 7 x overnight stays in selected ***-**** hotels and guest houses
  • done 6 x half board (breakfast and dinner), 1 x breakfast (dinner not included on start day)
  • done All visitors taxes and tourism taxes included
  • done luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • done Transfer from Bad Wiessee to the starting point behind Wildbad Kreuth
  • done Return transport from Sterzing to Tegernsee by shuttle bus
  • done Detailed hiking description (once per room)
  • done GPS data for the hikes (for download)
  • done KOMPASS-Wanderkarte (1 piece per booked room)
  • done 7-day carefree service Phone number
  • done Alpine crossing Pin
  • done Certificate for the successful completion of the crossing of the Alps
  • done fire and ice travel protection
Services not included
  • ×Arrival to and departure from tour
  • ×Upon Extra Charge: Airport Transfer from Munich Airport to Bad Wiessee, up to 3 person per car €250 incl.VAT
  • ×Hiking equipment such as shoes etc.
  • ×Personal expenses and tips
  • ×Transfer as long as not part of itinerary
  • ×Boards as long as not part of itinerary
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