Trans Tyrol – Trekking Garmisch to Innsbruck

Trans Tyrol Trekking Tour:
Garmisch –via Wetterstein and Karwendel mountain range – Innsbruck

This tour involves trekking in the beautiful mountains of Tyrol and Bavaria. This area crosses two mountain ranges of exceptional beauty to Innsbruck, the site of the Winter Olympics. Since this is a border-region, the mountains and surrounding areas were isolated for a long time. This means you’ll find countryside off the usual tourist path. Don’t worry about getting lost. There are very well maintained signs giving directions to the various hiking paths.

Highlights: + Hotel- and cabin hiking tour + Mountain castle of Schachen +National Park Karwendel Massif +Impressive gorges and balcony paths + Olympic cities Garmisch and Innsbruck

Tour Details: This tour requires an above average level of physical fitness. Some hikes are quite demanding and last from 5 to 7 hrs. Guests should have experience in alpine hiking as well as knowing how to navigate a self-guided tour.

Day 1: Arrival to Garmisch Partenkirchen

Overnight in your hotel in Garmisch Partenkirchen.

Day 2: Garmisch Partenkirchen – Mount Kreuzeck

This morning starts with a hike on the path into Höllentalklamm, otherwise known as Hell Valley Gorge! You’ll hike uphill into the gorge and to the scenically located mountain cabin called, Höllentalangerhütte. You’ll get a view of the highest mountain in Germany. Take a rest before following a high trail above the gorge to Mount Kreuzeck.  Enjoy your scenic downhill ride on a cable car. Overnight in Garmisch Partenkirchen!

  • 9 km, 5 hours walking time, 950 meters upwards

Day 3: Garmisch Partenkirchen –  Wetterstein Massif – Schachen cabin

This morning you’ll walk through another gorge to the foot of Wetterstein Mountain. It’s a steep climb until you reach “the Kings Path” to Castle Schachen. Keep going until you reach the mountain cabin where you’ll spend the night. The cozy cabin offers anything you could want in the way of a traditional mountain hut (breakfast, no luggage transfer).

  • 5 km, 4.5 hours walking time, 1.500 upwards

Day 4: Schachen cabin – Leutasch Valley – Scharnitz

Today starts with an uphill hike to the mountain pass where you find the Meilerhütte (hut) next to the border. You’ll head downhill through an impressive rocky landscape to the lush Leutasch Valley. From here, walks uphill through a gorge to Scharnitz at the edge of the National Park of Karwendel. Your luggage will be at your hotel where you’ll enjoy your overnight.

  • 17,9 km, 7,5 hours walking time, 910 meters upwards and 1.820 meters downwards (It’s possible to take a bus and shorten the hike if you want.)

Day 5: Scharnitz – Transfer Karwendel Valley – Hallerangeralm cabin

Your goal today is to walk through alpine pastures to the Hallerangeralm Hut. This is a fairly easy 2-hour hike through the Halleranger Alpine pasture. Simply relax and enjoy the scenery or walk up to Mount Sunntiger Spitze. You’ll overnight in a very comfortable mountain cabin with breakfast (no luggage transfer)

  • 6 or 19 km, 2.5 or 5 hours to walk, 550 or 850 meters upwards

Day 6: Hallerangeralm cabin – Karwendel Mountain range – Innsbruck

A spectacular path leads you across several ridges (passes) to the famous Nordkette of Innsbruck. A short but steep ascent requires sure-footedness and stamina. After that, you can walk light-hearted – but better not light headed – to the summit station of Hafelekar cable car. The cable car goes downhill to Innsbruck, where you’ll spend the night.

  • 2 km, 6 hours walking, 1.150 meters upwards and 720 meters downwards.

Day 7: Time to leave the beautiful city of Innsbruck and start planning your next trip!


Dates: Arrivals on Sundays and Mondays from June till September

Minimum clients: 2 persons


  • 4 overnights in 3 and 4-star hotels with breakfast
  • 2 overnights in a mountain cabin with breakfast
  • Cable car downwards Mount Kreuzeck
  • 2 x Luggage transfer (no luggage transfer to cabins)!
  • Route book per room
  • Transfer Karwendel valley


  • Entrance fees into gorges (reduced fees available with local card)
  • Hut sleeping bag
  • Cable car Nordkette Innsbruck (Euro 16,- to 18,-)

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Author: Hiking Ilse