Around Zugspitze

From Garmisch to Leutasch and return.

Experience

Easy level.
Walking holidays for all.
Distance: 68 Km (approx)
Self-guided tour

Touring Catalonia

Weekend Arrivals

Available any day from June to September
Arrivals on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
Other days upon request.
7 days / 6 Nights

Highlights

Circumnavigation of Germany’s highest peak
Alp scenery rich in panoramic views
Wild-romantic mountain lakes & ravines
Bavarian & Tyrolean congeniality

GERMANY

Everything worked out great. Hotels were good, friendly staff, good food at half board. Track is well described and signposted.

Manfred H.

Beautiful autumnal hiking tour

Hike trip from Garmisch to Leutasch and Return.

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.

Character

 Walking

Varied hike trip only requiring a good basic fitness level. You walk on well maintained walking trails and partly on forest paths. Higher gradients are managed mostly by transfers or cable car. Daily walking times are max. 5 hours.

Walking with a dog

On this particular walking tour you have the option of bringing your ‘four-legged friend’. When booking, simply let us know the breed and size of your dog. Possible additional costs are payable locally on site.

PACKAGE DETAILS

1st Day: Individual journey to Garmisch Partenkirchen

Individual journey to Garmisch Partenkirchen

2nd Day: From Garmisch to 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.

Details: approx. 5 hours | 16 km

3rd Day: From Mittenwald/Klais to Leutasch ‚Leutasch valley’

Precise stone masonry cut the route through the gorge into steep rock walls. Bold wooden footbridges cross up to 40m above the water. Enjoy the contrasting walk along Leutascher Ache into the valley. Past hamlets and meadows covered in flowers with the backdrop of the Wetterstein massif you walk into the widening Leutasch valley.

Details: approx. 4 hours | 14 km

4th Day: Day off or lake walking tour

You have the choice: either to relax or to take a walk to the lakes in and around Seefeld. Alternatively you can opt for an excursion on one of the Seefelder summits, either walking or taking the cable car. Return to Leutasch by bus.

Details: approx. 3 hours | 9 km

5th Day: From Leutasch to Ehrwald ‘Nature paradise Gaistal’

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. Here Bavarian author Ludwig Ganghofer sought retreat. Take the cable car down into the valley and continue to Ehrwald.

Details: approx. 5 hours | 17 km

6th Day: From Ehrwald to 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.

Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 12 km

7th Day: Individual departure or extra days

Departure after breakfast.

  • 6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION YES
  • 6 BREAKFAST YES
  • IF HALF-BOARD IS INCLUDED: MIN. 3X COURSES MEAL YES
  • DOWNHILL FARE CABLE CAR ERHWALD YES
  • FARE  ZUGSPITZBAHN FROM EIBSEE TO GARMISCH YES
  • WELCOME MEETING YES
  • DETAILED MAP ROUTE YES
  • ASSISTANCE FROM 9 TO 17 YES
  • LUGGAGE TRANSPORT YES

ARRIVAL - PARKING

By train to Garmisch Partenkirchen and a short walk or a short bus ride to the starting hotel.

Car parking: Limited free parking at the starting hotel. Public parking garage for approx. EUR 20 per week. No reservation possible.

 

Note

  • Any visitor’s taxes are not included in the tour price and payable on site!
  • Train fare from Klais to Mittenwald, approx. EUR 3 per person
  • Public transport (partly f.o.c. with Kurkarte) is not include

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