The Trans-Alpine Crossing

Few long distance hikes offer the variety and grandeur of landscape as this new route, “The Trans-Alpine Crossing”: Beginning in Germany at Tegernsee Lake, the route winds its way through Austria’s Tirol along Achensee Lake and across Zillertal Valley to Sterzing in South Tyrol, Italy. Crossing the Alps by foot, this 7 day hike offers an achievable and rewarding hiking challenge with spectacular views every step. It is well formed and well-marked, and is suitable for people with moderate fitness and limited experience. The Trans-Alpine Crossing offers the opportunity of traveling on foot through these scenic regions, crossing from one country to another, all the time experiencing the similarities as well as changes in cultures as you make your way from Germany’s Bavaria over Austria’s Tirol to Italy’s South Tyrol. Quaint guesthouses, B&B’s and hotels offer accommodation from luxurious to casual—there is a bed for every budget available at villages along The Trans-Alpine Crossing. Face the challenge, feast on the adventure and treat yourself to a truly unique and unforgettable experience in the Alps, one of Europe’s most picturesque and inspiring natural environments.

There are a range of shorter walking opportunities; some sections of the long distance footpath can be managed by shuttle bus, train, boat or gondola for those with less time available. If you prefer hiking in the knowledge that your accommodation and luggage transfers have all been pre-arranged, consider a Self-Guided or Theme-Guided Walking Holiday where your luggage will be transferred from hotel to hotel.