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From Garmisch to Meran with Charm

Alpine Crossing ‚light‘.

Alps as far as the eye can see – so to speak, an Alpine crossing “light” is the experience on the eight-day hiking tour from Eurohike. From the tranquil Olympic city of Garmisch-Patenkirchen you hike in the direction of South Tyrol. You travel through the region of Tyrol until you finally arrive in Merano. In addition to impressive high valleys, thundering gorges and rustic mountain pastures, the charming mountain huts invite you to linger. Hearty Tyrolean delicacies, South Tyrolean Specialities and Italian wine sweeten this hiking tour through three countries.

Details about the hike from Garmisch to Meran

Raging falls tumble down over the rocks. At the side, rustic wooden steps lead through the impressive Partnachklamm Gorge until you reach the Elmbau Alm in Tyrol via the Wamberg. Past blooming meadows, sparkling mountain lakes and overlooking the sugared Alps you travel step by step to the next destination.

On day five, tired hiking feet can recover for a short time. A shuttle will drive you over the Reschenpass, and a cable car will take you to the Mutzkopf, from where hikes to the Schwarzsee and Grünsee will continue.

At the end of the hiking tour you will reach Italian Meran. The Mediterranean climate with its plants and magnificent cathedral square immerse you in the atmosphere of this South Tyrolean spa town.

Highlights of the hiking tour Garmisch – Meran at a glance

  • The sunken church of the Reschensee: The Reschensee in Vinschgau is six kilometres long. It sits in the mountain scenery of the quaint Langtauferer Valley. And in the middle of the crystal-clear water you will find a sunken church tower. It’s worth a visit to find out about the tower in the lake!
  • The Sisi city of Meran: A magical little spa town that was once considered a luxury resort. The reason: Austrian Empress Sisi paid a visit to the pretty city in 1870.
  • Three countries in one tour: From Germany to South Tyrol/Italy, you are travelling through three countries, and each is more impressive than the last.

Useful information about the hiking tour

Mountain hiking with a crossing of the Alps is the theme of this trip. But beware: this particular tour is not for occasional hikers! You should definitely have a good basic fitness level and proper footwear packed in your luggage.

Via the Alps you will reach the stations, where you will be spoiled with delicious specialities of each country. Every day you have to walk 15 kilometres and overcome some altitude.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
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Itinerary

The famous olympic town Garmisch-Partenkirchen beckons you to explore: discover the beautiful pedestrian zone, the traditionally painted houses and cozy beergardens.

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 ‚Lüftlmalerei‘ (a kind of trompe l’oeil on houses).

approx. 5 hours
20 km
750 m
550 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.

approx. 4 hours
14 km
200 m
0 m

Remote hill moor areas and forests lead you to the crossover onto the ‚Buchner Höhe‘. Past walls of rock of the ‚Hohen Munde‘ 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.

approx. 4.5 hours
14 km
150 m
650 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, with your same-named Day Finish Reschensee. Welcome to Italy!

approx. 5 hours
14 km
550 m
850 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 ‚Waalweg‘-paths (ancient water channels) to Schluderns and by train through vineyards and orchards to Naturns.

approx. 4.5 hours
17 km
100 m
600 m

You walk along a panorama-trail with great views all the way to the streams of the ‚Sagenweg‘-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 Promenade‘, 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.

approx. 5 hours
19 km
400 m
600 m

Characteristics of the route

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  Season 1
26.05.2022 - 12.06.2022
12.09.2022 - 08.10.2022

Arrival Thursday until incl. Monday
Season 2
13.06.2022 - 26.06.2022
29.08.2022 - 11.09.2022

Arrival Thursday until incl. Monday
Season 3
27.06.2022 - 28.08.2022

Arrival Thursday until incl. Monday
From Garmisch to Meran, 8 days, charm, DE-ZUWGM-08D
Base price
1,049.00
1,129.00
1,199.00
Surcharge half board 7x 239.00 239.00 239.00
Surcharge single room 229.00 229.00 229.00

You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Season 1
May 26, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Sep 12, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Arrival Thursday until incl. Monday
Season 2
Jun 13, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022
Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022
Arrival Thursday until incl. Monday
Season 3
Jun 27, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022
Arrival Thursday until incl. Monday
From Garmisch to Meran, 8 days, charm, DE-ZUWGM-08D
Base price
Surcharge half board 7x
Surcharge single room
1,049.00
239.00
229.00
1,129.00
239.00
229.00
1,199.00
239.00
229.00

You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Train ride Telfs – Landeck
  • 1 Bus ride Landeck – Nauders
  • 1 Cable car ascent Mutzkopf
  • 1 Train ride Schluderns – Naturns
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigarion and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Collective transfer (with a central located get-on and get-off stop) from Meran to Garmisch (change in Bolzano) daily (min. 2 persons), costs EUR 55 per person, EUR 19 per dog, reservation is necassary, to be paid for in advance.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train at Garmisch-Partenkirchen and a short walk or a short bus ride to the start hotel.
  • Munich airport.
  • Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces free of charge, no reservation possible. Plenty of parking options free of charge near the hotel.
  • Return journey from Meran to Garmisch by train in approx. 4.5 hours (2x change of trains)

Things to note:

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

Accommodation

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Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Angelika Kotzott DE | 17.09.2021
Eine anstrengende aber unvergessliche Woche - gut betreut im eigenen Tempo unterwegs
Es war eine tolle und abwechslungsreiche Strecke. Die Wegbeschreibung war eindeutig, aber an einigen (wenigen) Stellen nicht mehr ganz aktuell. Wir fanden auch den Kontakt zu den anderen Wanderern sehr angenehm. Obwohl alleine unterwegs traf man sich immer wieder in den Hotels, auf dem Bahnhof oder den Almen. Erkennungszeichen: Die Kartentasche von Eurohike. Alles hat gut geklappt! Dank und Lob an die Organisatoren.
4 stars
Alfred Wolf AT | 15.09.2021
Sehr erfreuliche Wanderung
Alles in allem war es für uns (um die 70) ein sehr feines Erlebnis, diese 6 Tage mit jeweils etwa 15 km nicht nur zu schaffen, sondern auch zu geniessen. Die Tourenbeschreibung ist fast problemlos - bei den Waalwegen und die Richtung zu 3Ländergrenzstein ist sie etwas anfällig. Als Option für den ersten, relativ langen Tag von Garmisch nach Mittenwald lönnte man den EckbauerIift anführen. Sonst geht sich alles sehr fein aus. In manchen Belangen wäre es vielleicht ratsam, das 4*-Niveau der teilnehmenden Hotels zu überprüfen. Die Betreuung vor Ort (siehe oben) beziehe ich auf den Gepäcktransport, sehr effizient und verlässlich.

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