Trans Tyrol Trek: Garmisch - Innsbruck

Trans Tyrol Trek: Garmisch - Innsbruck

Germany, Austria » Self-guided (independent) hiking tours

  • Explore the Wetterstein- & Karwendel Massif
  • Independent walk through Germany and Austria
  • Some of the most spectacular sceneries
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From 625 €

Duration (days): 8

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The mountains of Bavaria and Tyrol are some of the most spectacular scenery of the Alps. Gorges and deeply cut valleys lead up to alpine pastures and intimidating summits of Wetterstein- and Karwendel massif. During this trekking tour you can expect stunning views, surrounded by ragged peaks. There is an almost unbelievable number of summits, high altitude paths and rustic alpine cabins. You cross National Park Karwendel up to the Northern Chain, where you finally glide down into the valley of Innsbruck by cable car.

Day 1 : Individual journey to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Day 2: Roundtrip high altitude path Höllentalklamm (Hell valley gorge)
Walk deep into Höllentalklamm to alpine pasture Höllentalangeralm at the foot of Zugspitze. Take the high altitude path above the gorge to Hupfleitenjoch and cross alpine pastures to Kreuzeck. Overnight in Garmisch, take the cable car down. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs. (12km; +1100m; -200m)
Day 3: Garmisch – Schachenhaus, „Wetterstein massif“
In the beginning of the day you once more walk through a gorge on the foot of Wetterstein. A hiking trail leads steeply uphill on Königsweg to castle Schachen, once built by King Louis II. Rather unpresumptuous on the outside the inside is very glamorous. Overnight in comfortable Schachenhaus. Hiking time: approx. 4.5 hrs. (12km; +1100m; -50m)
Day 4: Schachenhaus – Scharnitz, „Sunrise“
The climb up to the pass and walk to the border cabin has everything that makes mountain hiking so attractive. Afterwards down into Leutasch valley and on to Scharnitz. In the beginning you cross rocky landscape, then through a little valley and in the end of the day another pass waits for you. Possibility to shortcut by coach. Walking time: approx. 7.5 hrs. (20km; +900m; -1800m)
Day 5: Scharnitz – Halleranger Alm, „Isar spring“
Transfer deep into Karwendel valley. Then easy walk to Halleranger alpine pasture which takes about 2 hrs. Take it easy or hike up to Überschalljoch. The next two nights are spent on Halleranger Alm. Hiking time: approx. 2.5 to 5 hrs. (5km; +550m)
Day 6: Rest day or summit tour Karwendel massif
Today it is up to you: do you enjoy a relaxing rest day at the alpine cabin or do you undertake a couple of interesting summit tours in beautiful Karwendel massif. According to your level of fitness you can choose between one of our hiking suggestions or relax. 2.5 to 3 hrs. (5km; +550m; -500m)
Day 7: Halleranger Alm – Innsbruck, „Karwendel Crossing“
A marvellous high altitude path crosses several ridges (passes) to well known Northern Chain. One short but steep climb requires sure footedness and stamina. Afterwards you head on to the summit station of Hafelekar and glide majestically downhill to Innsbruck. Walking time: approx. 6 hrs. (13km; +1000m; -500m)
Day 8: Individual journey home or extra days.

Accommodation and luggage transportation:
4 nights in 3*** hotels (and country hotels), 3 nights in alpine cabins (comfortable triple rooms or small dorms; showers/WC are shared on the floor; Schachebnhaus & Halleranger Alm), Luggage transfer (except for the night between Day 3 and Day 4);

Price: 625 Euro

Single room supplement: 120 Euro

Group size: min. 2 persons

The price includes:
7 overnights (accommodations as specified under Itinerary); Luggage transfer (except for the night between Day 3 and Day 4); Downhill fare cable car Kreuzeck; Downhill Nordkettenbahn fare Hafelekar – Innsbruck; Transfer Karwendel valley; Carefully elaborated route; Detailed route instructions in English; Service-Hotline;

The price does not include:
Bus fare to the starting point in Garmisch; Other meals & drinks; Entrance charges to the gorges and museums; Personal expenses; Visitors' taxes (payable locally).

The trek is available for Friday & Sunday arrivals only between the end of June and mid-September. To get to the starting point take train to Garmisch Partenkirchen from where you will have a few walking minutes or a short bus ride to the starting hotel. Return from Innsbruck to Garmisch by train, duration approx 1.5 hrs. Demanding trekking tour with walking stages from 4,30 to 7 hours. Partly in high alpine territory therefore experience, sure footedness and a good head for heights is required. Some shortcuts are available.