Quite adventurous and sensational crossings of gorges, impressing the walker with their water gushing through narrow and deep rock walls.
Mount Zugspitze, with 2.962 m height the highest mountain of Germany belongs to the most popular mountains of the Alps and can easily be reached by cable car. During this week you walk around the basis of the mountain, see it from different angles and pass by beautiful natural highlights. Enjoy idyllic alpine pastures and take your time to enjoy a typical Bavarian “Brotzeit”. On both sides of Wetterstein massif you find tranquil villages, ideally suited for a good nights rest.
♦ Amazing gorges crossings
♦ Ehrwald - „Nature paradise Gaistal“
♦ Eibsee - the famous scenic view
Day 1. Arrival
Individual journey to Garmisch Partenkirchen
Day 2. Garmisch – Mittenwald/Klais, „Partnach Gorge“
Wild and idyllic the day starts with a walk through Partnach gorge, where the waters of Wetterstein massif meet. Continue via soft hills and alpine pastures to Klais or Mittenwald.
Walking: approx. 5 hrs, 16 km, uphill/downhill: 640 m/430 m
Day 3. Mittenwald/Klais – Leutasch „Leutasch valley“
Precise stone masonry cut the route through the gorge into steep rock walls. Bold wooden footbridges cross up to 40 m above the water. Enjoy the contrasting walk along Leutascher Ache into the valley. Past hamlets and flower meadows with the backdrop of Wetterstein massif you walk into the widening Leutasch valley.
Walking: approx. 4 hrs, 14 km, uphill/downhill: 220 m/30 m
Day 4. Day off or lake tour
You have the choice: either to relax or to take a walk to the lakes in and around Seefeld. Or you opt for an excursion on one of the Seefelder summits, either walking or taking the cable car. Return to Leutasch by bus.
Walking: approx. 3 hrs, 9 km, uphill/downhill: 300 m/220 m
Day 5. Leutasch – Ehrwald „Nature paradise Gaistal“
Short bus tour to Gaistal valley. The summer in Gaistal is enjoyed by Haflinger horses, brown and grey cattle as well as the Scottish Galloways. Walk on Ganghofer path right into picturesque scenery and up to Ehrwalder alpine pasture. Here Bavarian author Ludwig Ganghofer sought retreat. Take the cable car down into the valley and continue to Ehrwald.
Walking: approx. 5 hrs, 17 km, uphill/downhill: 440 m/290 m
Day 6. Ehrwald – Garmisch, „Eibsee“
Step by Step you walk up to the foothills of Zugspitze and famous Eibsee scenic view. The tour ends on the banks of lovely lake Eibsee with full view of the magnificent Zugspitz-Garmisch panorama. Take the Zugspitz train back to Garmisch.
Walking: approx. 4.5 hrs, 12km, uphill/downhill: 540 m/510 m
Day 7. Departure
Individual journey home or extra days.
Important: Arrival days are only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Other days - on request.
How to get there/Parking
By plane: You can fly to Munich and take the shuttle bus from the airport to the Central Train station (about 40 min.). By train to Garmisch Partenkirchen (1 h 26 min.) and a few walking minutes or a short bus ride to the starting
hotel. Parking: Limited free parking at the starting hotel. Public park garage for approx. € 20 per week. No reservation possible.