From Germany across the Alps to Italy. Crossing the Alps has been a myth for a long time, although in days gone by most of the peaks were still unclimbed. Today, there are several routes across the Alps. The best-known routes are from Oberstdorf to Merano along the European long-distance hiking trail no. 5 and from Munich to Venice. Both routes run along difficult mountain trails and require a high level of fitness. Besides, overcrowded mountain huts where you don’t sleep a wink at night aren't to everyone's taste.
Trans-Alpine Crossing - The route from Tegernsee via Achensee and the Zillertal to Sterzing runs on easy to moderately difficult paths through spectacular and varied landscapes. Accommodation will be provided in the villages along the route. Inns, guesthouses or hotels of all categories allow for a restful sleep so that you can fully enjoy the next day. One week of hiking, from traditional Bavarian culture to Tirolean hospitality and South Tirolean wine awaits. Traversing the Alps – a memorable experience that lasts a lifetime.
The fourth stage takes the you by bus and the Zillertal Railway from Maurach am Achensee to Fügen. From there the new Spieljochbahn takes you up the mountain. Once at the top, you hike along a fantastic path to the Loassattel and on to Hochfügen, the next stop on this stage.
The fifth stage starts in Hochfügen and leads over the Sidanjoch and the nearby Rastkogel Hut to Melchboden on the Zillertaler Höhenstraße. Before the bus takes you back down to the valley for the next stage stop in Mayrhofen, the motto is: enjoy the panorama!