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The Trans-Alpine Crossing

Legendary Route on Picturesque Trails

Across the Alps to Italy, on foot? This is a hiking and nature adventure you will never forget! Majestic mountain peaks, remote valleys, rustic inns and medieval castles can be seen on the route from Germany via Austria to South Tyrol. The seven days’ Alps crossing takes you first from the idyllic town of Tegernsee at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps to the Achen Lake, also called the “Tyrolean Fjord”. From here you continue to the Zillertal Valley in the heart of the Alps and to Vipiteno/Sterzing, the northernmost city of Italy. The route, at which the nature and culture experiences as well as the culinary delight are paramount can also be booked with luggage transportation and comfortable accommodation in the valley.

The legend of the Alps crossing exists since Johann Wolfgang von Goethe more than 200 years ago wrote his Italian Journey [Italienische Reise]. It has its origin in pre-Christian times, when Hannibal crossed the Alps with his army. Today several routes across the Alps are available. Most of them lead across difficult mountain paths and are very challenging from a fitness point of view. On the other hand, the new, sign-posted Alps crossing route from Tegernsee via Achen Lake and the Zillertal Valley to Vipiteno runs along easy to moderately difficult paths through magnificent and diverse landscapes.

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The 7 stages

  • stage: Gmund am Tegernsee – Wildbad Kreuth
  • stage: Wildbad Kreuth – Achenkirch
  • stage: Achenkirch – Maurach am Achensee
  • stage: Maurach am Achensee – Hochfügen
  • stage: Hochfügen – Mayrhofen
  • stage: Mayrhofen – Val di Vizze/Pfitsch
  • stage: Val di Vizze/Pfitsch – Vipiteno/Sterzing
Stage 7: Val di Vizze/Pfitsch - Vipiteno/SterzingStage 7: Val di Vizze/Pfitsch - Vipiteno/Sterzing
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