June 19th - September 11th, 2021

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 – Aurach – Jochberg

~13 km, 5 – 6 hrs, altitude difference: á 600 / â 426 m

Starting at Kitzbühel, leisurely hiking below the south mountains of Kitzbühel. You pass by small villages and traditional farming houses with wonderful flower decorations. The rural character of Aurach in Tyrol, the different hamlets and settlements and the marvelous location at the foundation of these mountains make Aurach a very special place. Finally you reach your finish of today: Jochberg. Overnight stay in Jochberg.

 

3rd day: Jochberg – Gauxjoch – Hartkaserhöhe – Mittersill

~16 km, 6 – 7 hrs, altitude difference: á790 / â 800 m

You start your day with a shuttle transfer to your starting point. 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: á 1225 / â 1025 m

Alternative 1: Venedigerblick ~8 km, approx. 3 hrs, á 575 / â 575 m

Alternative 2: Innergschlöß ~8,5 km, approx. 2,5 - 3 hrs, á 225 / â 225 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: á 775 / â 775 m

After a ride 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

~10 km, 3 – 4 hrs, altitude difference: á 475 / â 450 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 – Drei Zinnen – Toblach

~ 9 km, ca. 4 hrs, altitude difference: á 350 / â 350 m

Alternative: ~ 12 km, 5 - 6 hrs, altitude difference: á 1100 / â 215 m

Public transport takes you to the Auronzohütte hut (ticket included). Along der south side of the 3 Zinnen the path takes you towards Lavaredohütte and further on up to the Paternsattel. Up here, at 2.454m above sea level, you can enjoy an amazing view at the 500m high north faces of the 3 Zinnen. Passing by the famous 3 Zinnen Hütte you reach the Lange Alm and along the western side you finally reach you starting point again.

Overnight stay in Toblach.

 

8th day: Individual departure or additional nights.

Rates for the arrangement per person in €:

minimum number of participants:

2 persons per date

19.06. – 19.07.2021

 

19.07. – 11.09.2021

 

***hotel/inn in double room with breakfast

719,--

768,--

***hotel/inn in single room with breakfast

888,--

937,--

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

Saturday

Saturday

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.

 

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version except cancellation conditions.

Cancellation regulation:

  • Till 30 days of travel start: 25 %
  • from 29 days till 15 days of travel start: 50 %
  • from 14 days till 8 days of travel start: 70 %
  • from 07 days till 3 days of travel start: 85 %
  • from the 2nd day to travel start until the day of arrival or in case of non-arrival: 90 % of the travel price
  • there is no refund on unused services in case of cancellation of travel

 

Due to environmental reasons we recommend to arrive and depart by public transportation.

 

*If your luggage is too heavy or not marked correctly we´ll reserve future charge. Please note that additional luggage pieces are not possible because of capacity reasons and can´t be transported. Due to additional luggage pieces there will be additional transfers, that can lead to a higher future charge. We kindly ask for your understanding. In case of any damage during the daily luggage transfer because of too high weight luggage we assume no liability.

We recommend a travel insurance.
http://start.europaeische.at/hsp-en?AGN=10011283

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

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