Trans Tyrol trek: Garmisch to Innsbruck
The self-guided hiking route in Bavaria and Tyrol in Austria and Germany offers some of the most spectacular views in the Alps. You will find yourself surrounded by countless towering peaks and massifs on one stage of the hike and immense alpine valleys on the next. You will navigate through the Karwendel National Park all the way to the Northern Karwendel Chain and finish with a cable car ride down to the valley of Innsbruck all in one tour.
Duration8 Days I Tour Difficulty: 4 (of 5)
What is included4 nights in 3***- hotels and country hotels (en-suite rooms), 3 nights alpine cabins in dormitories with shared WC/shower (Schachenhaus & Halleranger Alm), breakfast included; Luggage transfer (except overnight at Schachenhaus); Welcome briefing (German, English); Downhill cable car fare Kreuzeck; Transfer Karwendeltal; Downhill Nordkettenbahn fare from Hafelekar to Innsbruck; Carefully elaborated route description; Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room; Service hotline
What is not includedBus fare to the starting point in Garmisch; Other meals & drinks; Entrance charges to the gorges and museums; Personal expenses; Visitors' taxes (payable locally).
Best periodmid-June, July, August, mid-September
Day 1: Arrival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Day 2: Round trip high altitude walk in Höllentalklamm, The Hell valley gorge (12km, 5hrs, +1,090m/-180m)
Day 3: From Garmisch to Schachenhaus (12km, 4,30hrs, +1,170m/-30m)
Day 4: From Schachenhaus to Scharnitz (20km, 7,30hrs, +900 m/-1,800 m)
Day 5: From Scharnitz to Halleranger Alm (5km, 2,30-5hrs +550m/-0m)
Day 6: Rest day or a tour around the peaks of the Karwendel massif (5km, 2-3hrs, +500m/-500m)
Day 7: From Halleranger Alm to Innsbruck, ‘Karwendel Crossing’ (approx. 6 hours | 13 km | + 1000 m, - 500 m)
Day 8: Departure or extension