June 15th - September 7th, 2019

Steep mountains, crystal clear mountain lakes, Mediterranean gourmet-world

 

Starting point of this crossing of the Alps is the town of Kitzbühel. The village became known worldwide through the annual Hahnenkamm ski race. The hike leads over the Kitzbüheler Alps into the Hohe Tauern National Park with its glacially shaped valleys and extraordinary floral diversity. The area is getting rougher, the cliffs are steeper and, in the distance, the ice-covered summits of the three-thousanders are shining and the peaks of the Dolomites come nearer and nearer. Via the Gsieser Törl you finally cross from Austria to Italy. Past lush alpine meadows and huts, you descend into the Gsiesertal valley. The stage destination is not far away, and another highlight awaits you at the end of the tour: the Three Peaks, located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the “Dolomites”.

General information:

The hike runs along marked mountain and hiking trails. The tour is suitable for anyone with a good basic condition. Climbing skills are not necessary. Larger climbs are overcome by cable car and it is possible to shorten the stages by using public transport and/or taxi. The hiking trip is suitable for children over 14 years.

Arrangement

  • 7 x Overnight stay with breakfast in ***hotels/inns
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, phone numbers) (1 x per room)
  • Transfers according to the program (tickets for bus, cable car)
  • Luggage transfer - 1 pcs./person and max. 20 kg/piece of luggage*
  • Daily service hotline from 09.00 – 19.00 (also on weekends)

Routing:

1st day: Individual arrival in Kitzbühel

Overnight stay in Kitzbühel.

 

2nd day: Kitzbühel – Hahnenkamm – Jochberg
~16 km, 5 – 6 hrs, altitude difference:
á375 / â1100 m

The cozy Hahnenkammbahn takes you straight up to the Kitzbüheler mountains. Once at the top there is a fantastic view with a wonderful panorama. Here you start the tour and walk along the Hahnen- and Jufenkamm to Pengelstein. The tour continues from the mighty mountain massif of the Wilder Kaiser over the striking mountain peak of the Kitzbüheler Horn, the Loferer Steinberge, the chain of the south mountains up to the ice giants of the Hohe Tauern. Along the Saukaserbach you will arrive in Jochberg. Overnight stay in Jochberg.

 

3rd day: Jochberg – Gauxjoch – Hartkaserhöhe – Mittersill
~18 km, 6 – 7 hrs, altitude difference:
á1150 / â800 m

To shorten the ascent, there is the possibility to cover the first section by taxi (not included in the price). Passing through lush alpine pastures below the valley heights, you will continue to hike up into the beautiful mountains. Via the Gauxjoch you reach the Trattenbachalm and the Hartkaserhöhe. Along the hilltop runs the border between the two provinces of Tyrol and Salzburg. If you want to avoid the descent from the Resterhöhe, you can use the Panoramabahn Kitzbühler Alpen II to shorten some altitude meters (not included in the price). A bus will take you to Mittersill.

Overnight stay in Mittersill.

 

4th day: Mittersill – Hintersee – St. Pöltener Hütte – Tauernhaus – Matrei
~13,5 km, 5,5 – 6,5 hrs, altitude difference:
á1225 / â1025 m

Alternative 1: Venedigerblick ~8 km, approx. 3 hrs, á575 / â575 m

Alternative 2: Innergschlöß ~8,5 km, approx. 2,5 - 3 hrs, á225 / â225 m

In the morning, a transfer will take you from Mittersill to Hintersee. Let the dark green mountain lake with its steeply sloping waterfalls catch your eye before you embark on this demanding tour. Continuously and evenly, the path leads along serpentines up through the Trundental. You pass on ancient paths various mountain lakes. The historic mule track over the Tauern is not just any old Alpine crossing, it is a formerly transalpine trade route of inestimable importance. At the highest point is the St. Pöltener Hütte, where you can relax and recharge your batteries after the long climb. Starting from Mattreier Tauernhaus, you can get to Mattrei by public transport. Alternatively, take a hike to the Venedigerblick or Innergschlöss. Overnight stay in Matrei.

                                                                                             

5th day: Matrei – Mariahilf – Gsieser Törl – Gsiesertal
~11 km, 5,5 – 6,5 hrs, altitude difference:
á825 / â775 m

After a drive to Mariahilf you start today's hiking day. Over shady forest paths you go higher and higher up to the first alpine pastures and the Gsieser Törl. It was a smuggler route between Italy and Austria.The view sweeps over the valley to the Pragser Dolomites. On your way to the contemplative Gsiesertal, one hut joins the next. Overnight stay at Gsiesertal.

 

6th day: Gsiesertal – Frondeign – Wahlen – Toblach/Dobbiaco
~9,5 km, 3 – 4 hrs, altitude difference:
á450 / â450 m

The tour continues to the south and the Dolomites are only a stone's throw away. From the Gsiesertal, you continue uphill to Frondeign. The path meanders down to Wahlen. The valley widens and offers a view of the Neunerkofel, Haunold, Dürrenstein and the Höhlensteintal.

Overnight stay in Toblach/Dobbiaco.

 

7th day: Toblach – Höhlensteintal – Drei Zinnen – Toblach/Cortina
~ 14,5 km, ca. 7 – 8 hrs, altitude difference:
á1000 / â950 m

Alternative: ~ 12 km, 4 – 5 hrs, altitude difference: á1100 / â215 m

A transfer will take you to the Drei Zinnen Blick. From here you hike through the Rienztal Valley to the world famous rock massif of the "Drei Zinnen". The imposing peaks, which were fiercely contested during the mountain war in World War I as part of the front between Italy and Austria-Hungary, are probably the most famous rock formations of the Dolomites. The hike leads to Drei Zinnen Hütte, but not steep descent via the Altensteintal and below the peaks of Innichriedelknoten, Einserkofel and Obernbacherspitze. The return journey is by public transport. If you want to end the day comfortably, you can climb up from the Rienzboden to the Lange Alm, go around the Drei Zinnen and take the bus from Auronzo to Cortina or Dobbiaco (Ticket not included in the price).

Overnight stay in Toblach/Cortina.

 

8th day: Individual departure or additional nights.

Rates for the arrangement per person in €:

minimum number of participants:

2 persons per date

15.06. – 29.06.2019

31.08. – 07.09.2019

29.06. – 31.08.2019

 

***hotel/inn in double room with breakfast

723,--

762,--

***hotel/inn in single room with breakfast

838,--

877,--

Additional night double- or single room

on request

on request

Supplement for transfer Toblach – Kitzbühel

on request

on request

Mountain guide

on request

on request

Day of arrival

daily

daily

Local tax is not included, payment on spot if necessary.

 

Information for arrivals by car: The parking place does not always situate next to the accommodation but on a public parking place. (Possible costs have to be paid on spot)

Dogs: Dogs are allowed in the accommodations on request, often for a small fee. Extra costs have to be paid on spot. Austrian law requires that dogs have to be kept on leash and have to wear a muzzle in public transport.

We recommend a travel insurance.
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The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

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