8 days
All levels, Beginner
August, July, June, September

Eight days full of unforgettable mountain adventures – that’s what our mountain hiking tour from Garmisch to Meran guarantees. On foot you will discover wonderful hiking trails between Bavaria, Tyrol and South Tyrol. The routes lead past traditional alpine huts, tranquil mountain landscapes, as well as impressive gorges and high areas. The enjoyment of these three countries will also win you over, and there will certainly be time to taste the Bavarian, Austrian and South Tyrolean cuisine.

You start your cross-border hiking tour in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After a leisurely exploration of the town and a typical Bavarian meal, you will hike on the first day through the impressive Partnachklamm, over the Wamberg to the Elmauer Alm and finally to the day’s stage destination in Mittenwald. On the following day, the route takes you across the state border into the wonderful mountain world of Tyrol. After a restful night in Leutasch, on the fourth day you hike through quiet forests to the Buchener Höhe and down into the Inntal valley. After this stage, you will spend the night in Landeck.

After a short transfer to the Reschenpass and a cable car ride to the Mutzkopf, your fifth hiking day can begin. Today’s tour takes you to the three-country border stone of Austria, Italy and Switzerland. The tour continues to the picturesque Reschen Lake with the sunken church in South Tyrol. The last two days of hiking have plenty of nature and culinary delights in store for you. The route leads on foot along varied hiking and irrigation channels from Reschen to Naturns and on the last day to the spa town of Meran.

 LOCATION Garmisch-Partenkirchen
 WHEN Flexible
Seven nights in 3-star hotels breakfast
All nights in 3-star hotels Welcome briefing
Maps and gpx-files Hotline
Cable car and train passes for transfer Luggage transfer



*This tour is based on a minimum of two participants. Only services mentioned above are included in the price. Single travellers should expect to pay an extra fee for single rooms in hotels. Luggage transfer is only available for two or more participants.

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Ticket TypeAdult, Child (under 13 years)

Day 1: Arrival

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


Day 2

Garmisch – Mittenwald

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).

Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 20 km
Vertical gain: 750 m+/500 m-


Day 3

Mittenwald – Leutasch

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.

Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 14 km
Vertical gain: 200 m+/0 m-


Day 4

Leutasch – Landeck

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.

Duration: 4.5 hours
Distance: 14 km
Vertical gain: 150m+/650 m-


Day 5

Landeck – Reschen

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!

Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 14 km
Vertical gain: 550m+/850 m-


Day 6

Reschen – Naturns

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.

Duration: 4.5 hours
Distance: 17 km
Vertical gain: 100 m+/600 m-


Day 7

Naturns – Meran

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.

Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 19 km
Vertical gain: 400m+/600 m-


Day 8


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