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The Zugspitze round trek

€635 per person

Join us on a breathtaking self-guided hiking tour around the highest peak in Germany – the Zugspitze summit (2962m). You will gather impressions of this infamous climbing destination from all perspectives while comfortably following well-maintained walking trails with no long steep stages. The route offers beautiful landscapes – remarkable ravine-crossings, lush green pastures, and evergreen forests. The cable car ride to the Zugspitze summit is one of the most amazing experiences you can reward yourself with. Enjoy idyllic alpine views and take your time to taste a classic Bavarian ‘Brotzeit’. On both sides of the Wetterstein massif you will find tranquil villages, ideally suited for a good nights rest.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    7 Days I Tour Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
  • What is included
    6 overnight stays in pretty * hotels and country inns incl. breakfast (halfboard supplement payable extra if required (check details on the Rates&Remarks tab); Luggage transfer; Cable car descent Ehrwald; Cog railway ride Zugspitzbahn Eibsee – Garmisch; Carefully elaborated route description; Detailed travel and tour documents (1x per room); GPS tracks available upon request; Service hotline
  • What is not included
    Entry fees, other meals and drinks, transfer from/to airport, public transportation costs (Train fare from Klais to Mittenwald, approx. 3 Euro per person; Bus fare from Seefeld to Leutasch, approx. 3 Euro per person; Bus fare from Leutasch to Gaistal, approx. 3 Euro per person), visitor's taxes.
  • Best period
    June, July, August, September
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Day 1: Individual arrival at Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Day 2: From Garmisch to Mittenwald/Klais, ‘Partnach Gorge’ (16km, 5hrs, +640m/-430m)
Your independent hiking tour starts with a particularly picturesque walk through the Partnach Gorge. As you follow your route to Klais or Mittenwald where your next overnight will be, the forest landscape is slowly replaced by soft hills and alpine pastures.
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Day 3: From Mittenwald/Klais to Leutasch ‚Leutasch valley’ (14km, 4hrs, +220m/-30m)
As you follow your route through the gorge encountering daring wooden footbridges observe the impressive stone masonry cut which helped form this impressive trail. Enjoy the contrasting walk along the Leutascher Ache river out of the forest and into the valley. You will walk past hamlets and meadows covered in flowers with the rugged peaks of the Wetterstein massif in the background.
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Day 4: Rest day or a lake walking tour (9km, 3hrs, +300m/-220m)
Today you can choose either to relax or have a short self-guided walk to the lakes in and around Seefeld. You can even opt for a tour to one of the Seefelder summits, either on foot or by taking the cable car. Return to Leutasch by bus for an overnight.
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Day 5: From Leutasch to Ehrwald ‘Nature paradise Gaistal’ (17km, 5hrs, +440m/-290m)
Today’s independent walking route begins with a short bus ride into Gaistal valley. You will experience the rustic side of Germany - the summer in Gaistal is enjoyed by Haflinger horses, brown and grey cattle as well as the Scottish Galloways. Follow the Ganghofer path up to Ehrwalder alpine pasture with some beautiful views along the way.
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Day 6: From Ehrwald to Garmisch, ‘Eibsee’ (12km, 4.30hrs, +540m/-510m)
The last day of this independent hiking tour is dedicated to the Zugspitze summit itself. You ascend to the foothills of the summit where you take a cable car up to the very top. The tour ends at the beautiful lake Eibsee with a breathtaking panoramic view. Take the Zugspitz train back to Garmisch for your last overnight.
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Day 7: Departure day

TOUR LOCATION

Price
635 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (* 40 Euro surcharge for all arrivals between July 13th and August 16th)
Single room & Solo Traveler supplement
Single room supplement: 135 Euro
Solo traveler supplement: 210 Euro (incl. sgl. room supplement)
Tips
Only Friday, Saturday and Sunday departure during the period June-September! Tour program, well suited for families with children of 8 years old and up. A walking tour rich in variety, you walk on well-maintained walking paths and in parts on forest roads. Bigger altitude differences are bridged by transfers or cable car rides. Overall comfortable walks requiring a basic fitness level. Only the tour on the first day through the Partnachklamm ravine requires some endurance and stamina. We recommend children are used to a few hours of walking in one go and have some walking experience. Suitable for children from 8 years and above. Getting to the starting point: Train journey to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then a short walk or a short bus ride to the start hotel.
Accommodation
3* hotels and very good family pensions, en-suite rooms, incl. breakfast (halfboard supplement payable extra (see below).
Halfboard supplement
130 Euro

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