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Hiking group in front of the Zugspitze massif

From Füssen to Merano

Cross the Alps from the Allgäu to South Tyrol

8 Days / 7 Nights
Mountain Hiking
Hiking group in front of the Zugspitze massif

From Füssen and its fairy-tale castles you follow the turquoise green Lech to Tyrol. Alpine meadows, huts and rugged mountain peaks stretch as far as the eye can see. In the Leutasch high valley you follow the Jakobsweg, or Way of St. James, through moorlands and forests, past high rock faces steeply down into the Inn valley. A transfer brings you up the Resia Pass to Italy, where the route heads via the Schwarzsee and Grünsee to the huge Lake Resia. The sunken church tower greets you from a distance. Through the picturesque Vinschgau with its sunny slopes, apple orchards and snow-covered peaks you hike to the Mediterranean spa town of Merano, where you can toast your hiking tour through the Alps on the promenade of the wildly rushing Passer river.

Experience the Alps up close on our magnificent mountain hiking tour from Füssen to Merano. The route takes you from Füssen to Ehrwald and through the Gaistal to Leutasch. Here, alpine delicacies and a refreshing Kneipp facility await you, simply delightful. Refreshed and full of energy, you'll hike along the Tyrolean Jakobsweg pilgrimage route until you reach the crossing at Buchner Höhe, continue marching into the Inntal, and eventually arrive in Landeck. On the fifth day of your active getaway, you'll hike to the Three-Country Stone, which connects the three countries of Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. From there, your path continues to Reschen, where the famous Reschensee with its submerged church is located – a true photographic highlight. The final leg of your journey initially takes you along a panoramic trail, then onto a "Waalweg" (an ancient irrigation channel path), and finally along the picturesque Tappeiner Promenade into the center of Merano. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Alpine landscape and savor spectacular views of the surrounding mountains – an unforgettable hiking experience!

  • Endless Mountain Panoramas: You'll encounter an abundance of breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain landscapes throughout this hiking tour. Whether at the observation tower in the Lech-Auen, by Alpsee, on the Buchner Höhe, or at the Three-Country Stone, spectacular long-range vistas are guaranteed.
  • Culinary Delights from Three Countries: On this tour, you can look forward to savoring culinary specialties from three different countries. Indulge in typical Bavarian delicacies, enjoy the delightful alpine cuisine in Tyrol, or savor the diverse South Tyrolean delights, along with wines from the region.
  • Cultural Highlights: You can also look forward to numerous cultural attractions on this tour, such as the Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles, as well as the spa and imperial city of Merano.

This eight-day hiking tour between the Allgäu and South Tyrol is categorized as "Mountain Hiking". The route leads along diverse mountain paths, and in some sections, surefootedness is required. With a solid level of fitness, daily hiking times of up to five hours will become a wonderful experience amidst nature.

Itinerary at a glance

Enjoy the natural beauties of the Alps on your way, such as the alpine paradise of Gaistal, the Tirolean Way of St. James or the South Tyrolean Vinschgau with apple orchards, alpine pastures and the snow-covered Ortler. Cultural highlights such as Neuschwanstein Castle or the Imperial flair of the Sissi town of Merano will also enthral you.

It’s worth wandering through the Old Town and visiting the historic buildings and nice street cafes. You could also plan a visit the royal castles on your arrival.

Hotel example: Hotel Hirsch

At the thundering Lach falls you cross the Lech Gorge and hike over the Alpenrosenweg to the Alpsee. From the viewpoint you have the best view of Neuschwanstein. Past the rock faces up to Sternschanze, where you cross the border to Tyrol and arrive in Pflach. Optionally continue through the bird sanctuary, up to the observation tower in the Lech floodplains to Reutte and by train to Ehrwald.

Hotel example: Hotel Stern

A wonderful alpine tour awaits you: on the Alte-Mühl-Steig you leave the valley and sail by gondola to Ehrwalder Alm. Take the ‘Koatigen Weg’ to Igelsee, where the highest rocky peaks are reflected. Leisurely hike through the Gaistal to countless alpine pastures, where you can take a break with buttermilk and Kaiserschmarrn (small pieces of pancake dough). Continuing down the valley, you reach the Kneipp spa by the rushing Salzbach stream.

Hotel example: Tirolerhof

Along the Weidachsee through secluded forests and moorland you travel along the Way of St. James to the crossing at Buchner Höhe. The view at the Ropferstubm is absolutely fantastic. Below the rock faces of the Hohen Munde is the green Inn Valley. After a visit to the pilgrimage church in the historic market town of Telfs you take the trail on a panoramic ride through the Ötztal and Pitztal Alps to Landeck.

Hotel example: Hotel Schrofenstein

Transfer to the Resia Pass and by cable car to the Mutzkopf, where you begin your tour to the Schwarzsee and Grünsee. Climb steadily to the Dreiländerstein, where the borders between Italy, Austria and Switzerland meet. The high-altitude trail takes you to the popular Rescheralm, where delicious South Tyrolian delicacies tempt you in. Finally, the huge Lake Resia awaits, and you hike along the shores to your destination.

Hotel example: Hotel am Reschensee

Admire the sunken church of Graun on the bus journey to St. Valentin. Snow-covered mountains are reflected in the Haidersee. You travel along its shores and into valley to the tranquil village of Burgeis. Over colourful meadows and sunny mountain slopes you pass Churburg Castle in Schluderns and travel by train to Silandro.

Hotel example: Goldene Rose

The Vinschgau Railway takes you to Naturns, from where a wonderful panoramic trail leads up to the rippling streams of the Waalweg. Descend through the forest to the Schlundensteinen and continue towards Algund. A stop at a typical farm inn is of course also part of the tour. The final highlight is the Tappeiner Promenade: as if walking through a botanical garden, you reach the cathedral in the centre of Merano.

Hotel example: Flora

Departure or extension

Tour character

Mountain Hiking

For the daily hikes of a maximum of 5 hours, you will need good endurance and a solid basic fitness level. The daily routes lead along good, and above all varied mountain paths where surefootedness will be required in some sections. Some parts can be shortened by public transport.

Prices & Dates

Category: beautiful 3*** hotels and inns

Prices per person in EUR

Services and information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1 Train ride Reutte - Ehrwald
  • 1 Cable car ascent Ehrwald
  • 1 Train ride Telfs – Landeck
  • 1 Bus ride Landeck – Nauders
  • 1 Cable car ascent Mutzkopf
  • 2 Train rides Val Venosta Railway according to program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Collective transfer from Merano to Füssen (with central boarding and disembarkation point), daily from 14.06. to 23.09., cost per person EUR 55, per dog EUR 19, reservation required, payable in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train journey to Füssen.
  • Munich airport.
  • Parking: public car park near the hotel approx. EUR 60 per week.
  • Return journey from Merano to Füssen by bus and train in approx. 7 hours (3 changes).

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus ride Resia – St. Valentin, approx. EUR 3 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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