Across the Alps: Bavaria to South Tyrol

Walk across the Eastern Alps from German Bavaria to Italy’s South Tyrol via Austria on this moderate inn to inn walking tour. This unique route has been designed by us with the Alpine novice in mind, or for those who are simply looking for a comparatively easy-going Alpine experience.
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Viewing format
Difficulty
Distance 20.1 km
Duration 7:02 h
Ascent 830 m
Descent 774 m

Starting in Füssen cross over the German and Austrian border, followed by sweeping views of the Zugspitze mountain range

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Hiking trail · Zugspitz Arena Tyrol
The Five Lakes Trail to Fernsteinsee
Difficulty
Distance 16.9 km
Duration 5:46 h
Ascent 462 m
Descent 521 m

Hike over Fernpass before passing five iconic lakes of the region.

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Hiking trail · Mieminger Plateau & Fernpass
Walk to Imst
Difficulty
Distance 15.6 km
Duration 5:52 h
Ascent 803 m
Descent 828 m

Walk along Starkenberg's Panorama Trail and discover Castle Starkenberg

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Hiking trail · Oetztal
Walk from Umhausen to Längenfeld
Difficulty
Distance 15.3 km
Duration 4:51 h
Ascent 623 m
Descent 460 m

Take a local bus to Umhausen (40 mins). then follow the scenic Ötztal Way to Längenfeld. The route snakes its way through scenic and peaceful ...

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Hiking trail · Oetztal
Walk to Obergurgl
Difficulty
Distance 15.1 km
Duration 6:17 h
Ascent 851 m
Descent 295 m

Hike through the Kühtrainschlucht Gorge to Zweislstein and experience a section of the E5 Trail

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Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Walk to St. Leonhard
Difficulty
Distance 18.1 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 322 m
Descent 1,355 m

Take a quick transfer before joining the E5 as it takes you along the dramatic Passer Gorge Trail to St. Leonhard

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Difficulty
Distance 11.2 km
Duration 4:07 h
Ascent 401 m
Descent 248 m

Enjoy a shorter less demanding walk to Sölden, this walk also avoids the suspension bridge. 

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Difficulty
Distance 17 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 1,136 m
Descent 595 m

Alternative route from Sölden to Obergurgl due to the closure on Timmesljochstraße.

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