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Garmisch to Meran 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 3
Alpine Crossing‚ light‘ - Discover the diversity of the three Alpine countries Bavaria, Tyrol and South Tyrol! Quaint alps and remote mountain huts, roaring ravines and impressive high mountain valleys await to be discovered along historic routes. Again and again traditional Bavarian beer gardens, Tyrolean specialities and South Tyrolean delicacies invite to a comfortable break. Amidst the highest mountains of the Alps you eventually reach Meran where your most diverse impressions of your hiking holiday across the Alpine region merge in its unique entirety. A marvellous tour to get to know the most beautiful facets of the Alps!
Mountain Hiking: Good stamina and a good basic fitness level are required for the daily hiking tours of up to a maximum of 5 hours walking time. Daily routes run along well-maintained and most of all diverse mountain paths, where in parts surefootedness is required. Sometimes routes can be cut short by public transport
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Arrival in Garmisch
The famous olympic town Garmisch-Partenkirchen beckons you to explore: discover the beautiful pedestrian zone, the traditionally painted houses and cozy beer gardens.
Garmisch – Mittenwald | approx. 5 hours | 18 km | +700 m -450m
Walk past the renowned ski-jumping hill and through the imposing Partnachklamm-ravine, where a roaring mass of water has dug deep into the rock. Via Mount Wamberg you walk to the Elmauer Alp and continue through blooming meadows and valleys to Lake Lauter- and Lake Ferchensee. You stay overnight in Mittenwald, renowned for violin making and ‚Lüftlmalerei͚ (a kind of trompe l͛oeil on houses).
Mittenwald – Leutasch | approx. 4 hours | 15 km | +250 m -50 m
Today you leave Bavaria and head for the Tyrolean mountain world! The Geisterklamm-ravine situated high above a gorge awaits for you to walk through it on bridges and footbridges. After that you hike through a splendid high mountain valley, which is also the location of the popular holiday destination Leutasch, surrounded by mountain chains.
Leutasch – Landeck | approx. 4.5 hours | 15 km | +200 m -650 m
Remote hill moor areas and forests lead you to the crossover onto the ‚Buchner Höhe͚. Past walls of rock of the ‚Hohen Munde͚ along a beautiful hiking trail downhill into the green Inn-river valley. From the historic market town Telfs you take the train, which takes you to your Day Finish Landeck with views onto the famous mountains with glaciers of the Ötztaler and Pitztaler Alps.
Landeck – Reschen } | approx. 14 km | +550m -800 m.
Transfer onto the Reschen-pass and by cable car to Mutzkopf, where you start your hike to Lake Schwarzsee and Lake Grünsee. You ascend as far as the three-nation border stone, where you get to stand exactly on the border between Italy, Austria and Switzerland. You descend via alps to the giant Lake Reschensee.
Reschen – Naturns | approx. 4.5 hours | 17 km | +150 m -650 m
Short bus journey along Lake Reschensee with a view onto the sunken church of Graun to the trailhead. The hiking tour in the nature reserve on Lake Haidersee leads you downhill into the Alpine dairy village of Burgeis and then via diverse paths across meadows and ‚Waalweg͚-paths (ancient water channels) to Schluderns and by train through vineyards and orchards to Naturns.
Naturns – Meran | approx. 5 hours | 20 km | +350m -550m
You walk along a panorama-trail with great views all the way to the streams of the ‚Sagenweg͚-path. Along the many Waalweg-paths traditional wine taverns invite you again and again to have a break. In the afternoon you reach the ‚Tappeiner Promenade͚, whose exotic floral splendor you follow as far as the cathedral square of Meran. Now you have reached the end destination of your impressive hiking week and get to toast to your experiences in the pretty centre of Meran
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