Garmisch to Meran

Across the Alps in a leisurely way

Explore the enchanting hiking trails that traverse Bavaria, Tyrol, and South Tyrol, taking you through traditional alpine huts, serene mountain landscapes, and breathtaking gorges and highlands. As you immerse yourself in the beauty of these three countries, you'll also have the opportunity to savor the flavors of Bavarian, Austrian, and South Tyrolean cuisines.

Experience the rich diversity of Bavaria, Tyrol, and South Tyrol, with charming alpine landscapes and secluded mountain huts waiting to be discovered along historic routes. Along the way, you'll encounter traditional Bavarian beer gardens, Tyrolean delicacies, and South Tyrolean culinary delights, offering the perfect opportunities for a leisurely break.

Amidst the towering peaks of the Alps, your journey culminates in MeranMerano, where all the varied impressions from your hiking adventure across the Alpine region come together in a unique and harmonious blend. This tour promises a marvelous opportunity to explore the most beautiful facets of the Alps.

Details about the hiking holiday from Garmisch to Meran

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 borderstone of Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

The tour continues to the picturesque Reschen Lake with the sunken church in South Tyrol. 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. 

The highlights of Garmisch to Meran:

  • 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.

  • Meran: A magical little spa town that was once considered a luxury resort.

  • Three countries in one tour: From Germany to Italy and Austria, you are travelling through three countries.

Worth knowing about the hiking tour from Garmisch to Meran

The hiking routes between Garmisch and Meran run along good mountain and hiking trails. With a good basic level of fitness, endurance and surefootedness, the daily hikes of up to five hours will be an enjoyable adventure in nature in Bavaria, Tyrol and South Tyrol. Some of the routes can also be shortened using public transport.

Route summary

Good stamina and a good basic fitness level are required for daily hiking tours of up to a maximum of 5 hours of 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.

This tour has been graded as Athletic. Find out more about our walking holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Athletic
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total walking distance: approx. 98 km
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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 cosy beer gardens.

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).

ca. 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.

ca. 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 of the famous mountains with glaciers of the Ötztaler and Pitztaler Alps.

ca. 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 the alps to the giant Lake Reschensee, with your same-named Day Finish Reschensee. Welcome to Italy!

ca. 5 hours
14 km
550 m
850 m

Short bus journey along Lake Reschensee with a view of 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.

ca. 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.

ca. 5 hours
19 km
400 m
600 m

Route information

Good stamina and a good basic fitness level are required for daily hiking tours of up to a maximum of 5 hours of 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 dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

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Place of arrival: Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  Season 1
25.05.2024 - 09.06.2024
09.09.2024 - 06.10.2024

Thursday until incl. Monday
Season 2
10.06.2024 - 23.06.2024
26.08.2024 - 08.09.2024

Thursday until incl. Monday
Season 3
24.06.2024 - 25.08.2024

Thursday until incl. Monday
Garmisch to Meran, DE-ZUWGM-08A
Base price
929.00
999.00
1,029.00
Single room surcharge 199.00 199.00 199.00

Hotel information: You will stay in beautiful 3*** hotels and inns.

Season 1
May 25, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024
Sep 9, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024
Thursday until incl. Monday
Season 2
Jun 10, 2024 - Jun 23, 2024
Aug 26, 2024 - Sep 8, 2024
Thursday until incl. Monday
Season 3
Jun 24, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024
Thursday until incl. Monday
Garmisch to Meran, DE-ZUWGM-08A
Base price
Single room surcharge
929.00
199.00
999.00
199.00
1,029.00
199.00

Hotel information: You will stay in beautiful 3*** hotels and inns.

Season 1
May 25, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024
Sep 9, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024
Season 2
Jun 10, 2024 - Jun 23, 2024
Aug 26, 2024 - Sep 8, 2024
Season 3
Jun 24, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
Meran
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
79.00
35.00
89.00
29.00
89.00
35.00
89.00
29.00
89.00
35.00
99.00
29.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  Season 1
May 25, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024
Sep 9, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024

Thursday until incl. Monday
Season 2
Jun 10, 2024 - Jun 23, 2024
Aug 26, 2024 - Sep 8, 2024

Thursday until incl. Monday
Season 3
Jun 24, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

Thursday until incl. Monday
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Double room p.p 79.00 89.00 89.00
Single room surcharge 35.00 35.00 35.00
Meran
Double room p.p 89.00 89.00 99.00
Single room surcharge 29.00 29.00 29.00
Prices per person in GBP

Included services and travel information

Services

Included:

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

Important important:

  • Collective transfer (with a centrally located get-on and get-off stop) from Meran to Garmisch (change in Bolzano) daily (min. 2 persons), costs EUR 65 per person, EUR 29 per dog, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance.
Information

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: a 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)

Important information:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • The bus journey from Reschen to St. Valentin, approx. EUR 3 per person
  • Special dates on request
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Riessersee Hotel 3***

www.riessersee-hotel.de/en/home

Mittenwald

Hotel Bichlerhof 3***

www.hotel-bichlerhof-mittenwald.de/

Leutasch

Hotel Garni Weidacherhof 3***

www.weidacherhof.at/

Landeck

Hotel Schrofenstein 4****

www.schrofenstein.at/en

Reschen

Hotel Villa Claudia Augusta 3***

www.ziernhoeld.it/villa-claudia-augusta.htm

Naturns

Hotel Kleinkunst 3***

www.kleinkunsthotel.com/en

Meran

Hotel Flora 3***

www.hotelsmerano.it/en

 

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