Across the Alps: Bavaria to South Tyrol

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Across the Alps: Bavaria to South Tyrol

  • Discover this unique, less demanding trans-Alpine route from Füssen to Merano
  • Take in beautiful mountain views of the Ötztal, Lechtal and Tyrolean Alps
  • Explore three countries in one tour - Germany, Austria and Italy
  • Walk on well-built, straightforward paths - no high mountain passes or tricky terrain
  • Stay in carefully selected 3 and 4 * hotels, and benefit from daily bag transfer
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. Begin your adventure in the Bavarian town of Füssen, home to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein castle. From here, follow sections of the Lech River Trail, the Ötztal Way and Panoramic trails, making use of public transport to miss out the trickier sections. Walk through alpine meadows, alongside turquoise-blue rivers, through verdant forests and on high trails with views of the surrounding peaks. Take a local bus over the scenic Timmelsjoch pass at 2,474m before joining the legendary E5 trail for the final stage of the tour. Arrive in Merano, a charming Italian town with a distinctive South-Tyrolean flair, the perfect place to relax and reflect on your Alpine Crossing!

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Füssen Day 2 Walk to Reutte, train to Ehrwald 13 miles / 20 km Day 3 The Five Lakes Trail to Fernsteinsee 11 miles / 17 km Day 4 Transfer to Nassereith, Walk to Imst 10 miles / 16 km Day 5 Walk the Ötztal Way 13 miles / 20 km Day 6 Walk to Obergurgl 10 miles / 15 km Day 7 Transfer over Timmelsjoch, walk to St. Leonhard 12 miles / 18 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 12kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 12kg is equivalent to 5 small bouquets of flowers (grown in the Netherlands).

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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