Alpine crossing “Eurohike brand”

FROM MUNICH TO LAKE GARDA AND UP TO VENICE.

The crossing of the Alps, on foot – which used to seem possible only under extreme hardship, can now be experienced for the first time by means of well-organised hiking tours. Eurohike closes the gap in 2019 and creates the opportunity to hike through four seamlessly interlinked journeys in four weeks from Munich via the Olympic city of Garmisch, the spa town of Merano, past the glittering Lake Garda to the lagoon city of Venice. Three countries, impressive regions and countless hiking experiences!

With elephants over the Alps

When Hannibal had the unfathomable idea of surprising Rome and marching across the Alps with his elephants, no one thought at all about the real feasibility of such a mammoth task. Bit as soon as his daring strategy turned out to be a success, countless people started to believe travelling across the Alps could be reasonably doable. Since then, roads and tunnels have been smashed across and through this mighty mountain range crossing Europe. Brave adventurers and explorers trekked at random over passes and summits – in day-long, exhausting marches and hikes. But an organised hiking trip over the Alpine ridge and on wasn’t quite there yet.

Stunning panoramic view while mountain hiking close to Merano

4 completely independent, directly adjoining journeys

Each scheduled for 8 days, well-organised in the usual professional manner with short transfers in between, it is quite easy to complete an Alpine crossing. Discover a new piece of the entire route year after year, or within four weeks in one go, however you’d like. Travel from hearty beer gardens through welcoming pastures and on to Mediterranean flair. Hiking could hardly get more varied!

Hiking break with a fantastic view on the trail from Munich to Garmisch

New in 2019: From Munich to Garmisch – through the Bavarian Lake District to the Zugspitze

This relaxing hiking trip through the lovely Bavarian Lake District begins in Munich. Both beginners and advanced hikers alike come here.  With daily walking time a maximum of five hours, it is easy to hike. On the two mountain days, just after the Kochelsee, the effort is rewarded with breath taking views. On the way there are always rustic alpine huts to find to build up your strength to push towards Garmisch and past turquoise blue lakes and beautiful waterfalls. Shortly before the finish, one last summit is to be conquered, with a direct view of the wonderful Wetterstein mountains and the impressive Zugspitze massif. An unforgettable sight, and well worth the effort.

Hiking: Munich – Garmisch: Individual single tour, 8 days, arrival Saturday from 18.05 until 05.10.2019, from EUR 569 per person.

Hiker enjoys the fantastic view of Leutasch

New in 2019: from Garmisch to Meran – the diversity of three Alpine countries

The Olympic city of Garmisch is highly regarded as a winter sports region, but it also strikes at the heart of hikers. All around, an imposing mountain backdrop shows off the impressive Zugspitze towering over everything.  The route leads past typical Bavarian beer gardens as you gradually get closer to the border with Austria. From Telfs to Landeck, the train bridges the route. The next day we climb up to the Reschenpass, on to the Mutzkopf and to the famous border triangle between Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Now South Tyrol is waiting for you, and once you arrive there, you will be met with countless grape vines and magnificent orchards all around. The last day is marked by a panorama - the legendary Tappeiner Promanade leads into the centre of the Mediterranean-influenced spa town of Meran.

Mountain hiking Garmisch – Meran: individual tour, 8 days, arrival Saturday from 18.05 until 05.10.2019, from EUR 569, per person.

Fascinating hiking view with the lake garda

From Meran to Lake Garda – a ‘young hikers classic’

Within just a few years, this hiking trip has become a real ‘classic’. No wonder, you get the best sides of South Tyrol, the Brenta Dolomites and Trentino combined in the most pleasant way! It starts in Merano, and soon Trentino exudes its irresistible charm and the rugged mountains of Brenta Dolomites make you almost reverent. After the unspoiled meadows of the Lomason velley, we will go up again to the Rifugio Monte San Pietro. There you just want to enjoy the moment and the unsurpassable views over the ‘Lago di Garda’. Soon, as you head down to Riva del Garda your thoughts turn to the excellent Italian cuisine, cappuccino and gelato, awaiting you on the shores of the deep blue lake.

Mountain hiking Meran – Lake Garda: Individual tour, 8 days, arrival Saturday to Thursday from 11.05 until 13.10.2019 from EUR 669 per person/ also available as the variant ‘Hiking with charm’.

Hiking and gondolas in Venice

New in 2019: From Lake Garda to Venice – from Lake to lagoon city

From Riva del Garda you turn back north, to the vineyards of the Sarca Valley. The route leads over Trient, on pilgrim paths and through a huge rockfall area, like a desert of stone. For a while you march along the old Roman road Via Claudia Augusta to Lago di Levico. The green river Brenta leads the way to the Bassano del Grappa wine region. Immediately after the famous “Ponte Vecchio” you will find a cosy spot to savour a glass of wine. Through the natural park of the river Sile, wooden walkways and bridges lead to Quarto d’Altino, by train and bus you arrive at the legendary destination: Venice – the city of doge, gondolas and canals. Here a small grappa tasting on St Mark’s Square would go down well!

Hiking: Lake Garda – Venice: Individual tour, 8 days, arrival Saturday from 18.05 until 05.10.2019, from EUR 629 per person.

Beautiful sunset from the mirroring mountain lake in the mountains

New in 2019: crossing the Alps – through 3 countries from Oberstdorf to Meran

Walk through three countries from Oberstdorf im Allgäu to the Italian spa town of Meran. You cross the impressive valleys of the Lech and Inn and dive into the amazing mountains of the Öztal Alps. On the classic E5 route you hike from Oberstdorf through the Inn, Pitz and Ötztal to South Tyrol. Celebrate after this challenging trekking tour and an eventful crossing of the Alps in Merano.

Trekking: Oberstdorf – Meran: Individual single tour, 7 days, arrival daily from 15.06 until 15.09.2019 from EUR 595 per person.

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