Mount Zugspitze, 2962m in height and hence the highest mountain in 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 base of this mountain, see it from different angles and come across stunning natural highlights. Quite adventurous and sensational crossings of gorges, impressing the walker with their water gushing through narrow high rock walls. Enjoy idyllic alpine pastures and take your time to enjoy a typical Bavarian ‘Brotzeit’. On both sides of the Wetterstein massif you will find tranquil villages, ideally suited for a good nights rest.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Individual journey to Garmisch Partenkirchen in Bavaria
Day 2: Through gorge Partnachklamm and past flower meadows to Mittenwald/Klais
Wild and idyllic start of the day through the steep gorge Partnachklamm, where the water courses from Wetterstein massif meet. Afterwards walk across soft hills and alpine pastures to Klais or Mittenwald.
Details: approx. 5 hours | 16 km | up 640 m; down 430 m.
Day 3: „Geisterklamm“ (Ghost Gorge) and Leutasch Valley
To make the gorge passable the path was hewn with extreme precision into the rock and bold bridges cross up to 40 m above the water. Relax on a comfortable walk along the stream Leutascher Ache into the valley. Past small hamlets and flower meadows with Wetterstein Massif forming a stunning backdrop you walk into widening Leutasch Valley.
Details: approx. 4 hours | 14 km | up 220 m; down 30 m.
Day 4: Rest Day or Lake Walk
Today you are free either to relax or take a walk to the many lakes in and around Seefeld. Return by public bus.
Details: approx. 3 hours | 9 km | up 300 m; down 220 m
Day 5: Paradise Gaistal Valley
Short bus ride into 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. Take the cable car down into the valley and continue to Ehrwald.
Details: approx. 5 hours | 17 km | up 440 m; down 290 m
Day 6: From Ehrwald to Lake Eibsee
Bit by bit we walk up to the foot of Zugspitze and a famous scenic view over Lake Eibsee. The tour ends at the lovely lake with a full view of the Zugspitz-Garmisch panorama. Return to Garmisch by the Zugspitzbahn.
Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 12 km | up 540 m; down 510 m.
Day 7: Individual journey home
Varied walking tour, requiring good basic stamina. You walk on well kept hiking paths and partly on forest roads. Any considerable increases in altitude are covered by transfers or cable car. Daily walking times of max. 5 comfortable hours.
Every day a more challenging option is offered, reaching into higher mountain territory.
We suggest flying into Munich. We can supply train tickets or private taxi transfers from there.
Departure Dates: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June through September
Season 1: 31.05. to 20.06. | 09.09. to 06.10.
Season 2: 21.06. to 11.07. | 19.08. to 08.09.
Season 3: 12.07. to 18.08.
|Price per person: season 1||CAD||$865|
|Price per person: season 2||$955|
|Price per person: season 3||$985|
Optional dinner plan: $200
Upgrade to 4 star superior hotels: $430
This Tour Includes:
Local hotel “tourist taxes” are extra.
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment