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Trans Tyrol: Garmisch - Innsbruck

Wetterstein & Karwendel Massif.

An inexhaustible selection of peaks, mountain trails and cosy mountain huts: the trekking tour on the Tirolerweg between Garmisch and Innsbruck leaves nothing to be desired. You cross the national park Karwendel up to the Nordkette, where you float with a cable car down to the Innsbrucker valley. Fresh mountain air, high alpine flora and fauna and great panoramas accompany you on this hike.

Details about the Tirolerweg from Garmisch to Innsbruck

Mountain enthusiasts and experienced hikers will feel at home on the Tirolerweg. The eight-day trekking tour through the Wetterstein and Karwandel mountains can hardly be surpassed in terms of variety: wildly romantic mountain scenery, blooming alpine landscapes, snow-covered glaciers and rocky edges frame the journey. Spend two days in the deepest Karwendel mountain range – on the Halleranger Alm. Not only does the Isar spring from it, but the Alm is also home to the 2,331-metre-high Sunntiger Spitze. At the top you will find a peak overlooking the surrounding mountains. A challenging hike to create unforgettable memories!

Highlights of the Tirolerweg at a glance:

  • Impressive ridge and mountain trails: The daily tours run through imposing gorges and dizzying heights. Vast views of the surrounding mountains are guaranteed!
  • Karwendel National Park: It’s difficult to make a choice. Countless beautiful places and hiking trails are in the Karwendel. Whether the Großer Ahornboden, the Gleirschklamm or the Hafelekar, let yourself be enchanted by the mountain panorama of Tyrol.
  • King Ludwigs Schachen Castle: From the outside it’s rather simple, but the castle houses splendid rooms inside. Be amazed!

Useful information about the Tirolerweg

The hiking tour begins in the province of Tyrol with the German neighbours. After an overnight stay we start the day from Garmisch-Partenkirchen with a circular hike to the Höllentalklamm gorge at the foot of the Zugspitze. On day two you reach the Wetterstein Mountains and the imposing Schachen Castle. The hike to Scharnitz especially, will make any mountaineers heart fly. From rocky landscapes to small valleys and pass crossings, everything is included. This trekking tour is one of the most demanding and is only recommended for experienced hikers. You will hike between four and a half and seven and a half hours daily, through high alpine terrain in parts. On the sixth day you have the opportunity to take a break – or to climb a summit in the Karwendel Mountains.

Trekking

Trekking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Hotel (example): Garmischer Hof

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.

Hotel (example): Garmischer Hof

ca. 5 hours
12 km
1.090 m
180 m

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.

Hotel (example): Hütte Schachenhaus

ca. 4,5 hours
12 km
1.170 m
30 m

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.

Hotel (example): Risserhof

ca. 7,5 hours
20 km
900 m
1.800 m

Transfer deep into Karwendel valley. Comfortable start with walk up 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.

Hotel (example): Hütte Halleranger Alm

2,5 to 5 hours
5 km
550 m
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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.

Hotel (example): Hütte Halleranger Alm

ca. 2 to 3 hours
5 km
500 m
500 m

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.

Hotel (example): Zach

ca. 6 hours
13 km
1.000 m
500 m

Tour character

Demanding trekking tour with walking stages from 4,5 to 7,5 hours. Partly in high alpine territory therefore experience, sure footedness and a good head for heights is required. Some shortcuts are available.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 15, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018
Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Friday, Sunday
Season 2
Jul 2, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Friday, Sunday
Trans Tyrol: Garmisch - Innsbruck 8 days, DE-ZUWGI-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
545,00
97,00
585,00
97,00

Category: 4x 3***- hotels and country hotels, 3x alpine cabins (Schachebnhaus & Halleranger Alm)

Season 1
Jun 15, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018
Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Season 2
Jul 2, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Garmisch Partenkirchen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Innsbruck
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
59,00
79,00
65,00
93,00
59,00
79,00
65,00
93,00

Services and infos

  • 7 overnight stays (cabins: dormitory)
  • Luggage transfer (except overnight at Schachenhaus)
  • Welcome meeting
  • Downhill cable car fare Kreuzeck
  • Transfer Karwendeltal
  • Downhill Nordkettenbahn fare Hafelekar – Innsbruck
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train to Garmisch Partenkirchen and a short walk or a short bus ride to the starting hotel.
  • Car parking: Limited free parking at the starting hotel, no reservation possible. Near the hotel sufficient free parking or public parking garage for approx. EUR 20 per week. No reservation possible.
  • Return from Innsbruck to Garmisch by train, approx 1.5 hrs.

Notes

  • Any visitor’s taxes are not included in the tour price and payable on site
  • Bus fare to the start in Garmisch (f.o.c. with Kurkarte) must be paid extra
  • Other starting days upon request
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Ratings

4.8 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
5 stars
Karolin H. DE | 24.07.2018
Tirolerweg
Super Tour mit atemberaubenden Aussichten! Sehr anspruchsvoll! Tolle Übernachtungen in den Hütten!
Madlene Reischl
Madlene Reischl answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihr tolles Feedback. Freut uns wirklich sehr zu hören, dass Sie eine schöne Wanderreise hatten und die Hüttenübernachtungen genossen haben! Da man im hochalpinen Raum wandert, wird man oft mit atemberaubenden Ausblicken belohnt. Sehr anspruchsvoll ist diese Tour wegen den vielen Höhenmetern allemal. Deshalb haben wir auch Abkürzungsmöglichkeiten im Routenbuch vermerkt. Trotzdem ist Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit und vor allem gute Kondition sehr wichtig.
5 stars
Jennifer Hopper GB | 08.08.2017
Tyrol across borders
This was a great trip, with walks that built up both length and stamina. We loved the circular tour at Garmisch, followed by the longer hike to Schachenhaus, with the Hütte and the Königshaus. The walk over the Meilerhütte and the long climb down to Leutasch was demanding but rewarding, and the 2-day stay at Halleranger Alm just brilliant!
5 stars
Martina Schlechte DE | 17.08.2016
Sehr gut
Danke für die Buchungen und Streckenbeschreibungen - wir haben uns gar nicht verlaufen. Das Essen im Garmischer Hof und im Cafe Central in Innsbruck war herausragend. Es lohnte sich dafür Halbpension mitzubestellen. Die Routen waren gut aufeinander abgestimmt, sodass wir uns am ersten Tag sozusagen einlaufen konnten, dann wurde es schwieriger und wieder leichter....die Abschluss-Tour über Lafatscher Joch zum Hafelekar war dann dank super Wetter auch der Höhepunkt der Wanderung. DANKE
5 stars
Peter Warnhoff Germany | 13.08.2016
Einfach toll
Netter Kontakt vor der Reise. Sehr gute Auswahl der Strecke mit Alternativen bei schlechtem Wetter.
4 stars
Sven Cornelissen BE | 01.07.2016
Tirolerweg
Very nice walk and scenery. Though you need to be prepared and in good shape. Some parts demand a good condition and steady legs. Overall one of the best trekkings I did in Europe so far.

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