Trans Tyrol II – The Trans Alpine Crossing
Trekking from Innsbruck to Sterzing, from North to South Tyrol
On this trekking tour, you will cross the Alps from the north to the south, from Tyrol to South Tyrol (Alto Adige). You will walk into the famous valleys like Stubaital, side valleys of the Wipptal and at the end into the valley Pflerschtal. Along the tour, you will pass by many mountain pastures with cabins where you will get something to drink and eat. Enjoy the rest and the wonderful views to the main range of the Alps with its glaciers. You will stay overnight in former mining villages which are nowadays a lovely little mountain village offering a well-kept farming land for cows and walkers. You will follow pilgrimage and smuggler trails leaving out trail over glaciers so that well-trained hikers will enjoy the tour.
Tour profile: You will follow high trails and therefore we expect sure footedness from the hikers. Daily tours up to 7 hours demand good fitness but there are sometimes short cuts or public transfer to the next hotel. You will walk on single trails, mountain roads, and winding trails. Expect some steep ascents and descents on this tour! Hm = Difference of altitude!
Day 1: Arrival to Innsbruck
Day 2: Innsbruck – Mutters – (cable car) – Pfarrachalm – Fulpmes
15 km, + 350 Hm, – 1020 Hm, Walking time appr. 6 hours
With the tram, you will leave Innsbruck and reach the so-called „Innsbruck village“ like Mutters. Afterward, you will take the cable car up the mountain pastures Muttereralm where you will start your tour along the trail “Innsbrucker Almentour” from cabin to cabin. It will be an easy trail mainly along a mountain road with wonderful views into the Alps. The optional tour is almost in the valley if the weather is not well enough. Overnight in Fulpmes, a well-known winter sports resort.
Day 3: Fulpmes – Maria Waldrast – Blaserhütte – Trins (Steinach)
15 – 18 km, + 930 – 1415 Hm, – 650 – 1131 Hm, Walking time appr.6 to 8 hours
You will start walking uphill along a long distance trail to the restaurant Sonnstein with a view down to the valley. Afterward, you will follow the pilgrimage trail to the highest monastery in Europe to Maria Waldrast which offers a nice restaurant. Now you will cross over from one valley to the other valley over a mountain pass with a cabin which is just right for a rest. The optional tour runs around the hill and will be a little bit shorter. Anyway, around the cabin are wonderful flower meadows. Overnight will be in Trins, a little village in a side valley
Day 4: Rest day Trins (Steinach)
This village is located on an altitude of 1.233 meters and is a quiet place for a rest. Overnight in Trins.
Day 5: Trins – Obernberg (Vinaders/Gries)
11 km, +970 Hm, – 806 Hm, Walking time appr. 6 hours
Today you will follow the pilgrimage trail „Romediusweg” to the next valley. The trail will lead you into a high valley on upwards to a mountain pass. Expect a lovely landscape with mountain pastures, summits with glaciers and little mountain lakes. A mountain road or a steep zigzag trail will lead you downwards to Obernberg, which is a very small mountain village. Overnight in Obernberg.
Day 6: Obernberg – Sandjöchl – Gossensaß
13-16 km, +844 Hm, – 1135 Hm, Walking time appr. 6 to 7,5 hours
You may walk or take the local bus into the valley where you start your walking tour to Lake Obernberg. Right after the lake the ascent to the mountain pass “Sandjöchl” will start and again a wonderful landscape with summits around will enjoy you. On the mountain pass, you will reach the frontier to Italy and along a military road, you will walk downwards to Gossensaß. It will be a steep descent but with views into the Dolomites. Overnight in Gossensaß.
Day 7: Gossensaß – Ladurns – Rosskopf – Sterzing
13 – 17 km, + 700 – 1220 Hm, – 580 Hm, Walking time appr. 6 hours
With the local bus, you will get to the starting point in Innerpflersch. Steep by steep you will walk upwards passing by cabins with a view to the valley. When you reach Ladurns (cable car station), you will follow the high trail slightly up and down passing by mountain pastures with the cabin. Take a rest and enjoy the view of the Alps and Dolomites. The tour ends at the cable car station Rosskopf where you will glide downwards to Sterzing. Sterzing is the first city after the Alps with a long history and a very nice city center. Feel the combination of the Alps with a Mediterranean flair. Overnight in Sterzing.
Day 8: Departure from Sterzing
Date: Arrival from Friday to Sunday from June to September.
Minimum persons: 2 persons
• 7 nights in 3 and 4-star hotel and guesthouse
• 7 breakfast
• Luggage transfer
• 24 h Innsbruck Card (free tram, cable car, …)
• Tour information package
• GPS files
• Local guest cards
Extras: Local Tax, cable car mount Rosskopf (8,50 – 10,50), Bus Innerpflersch (ca. 1,50)