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Across the Alps Hiker

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 13 people
Destination(s): Austria   Italy  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1995 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2490 US Dollar (USD)

This spectacular tour crosses the Alps from picturesque Bavaria to the glaciated peaks of the Tyrol and on to the Mediterranean Meran. Beautiful mountain huts at 6000 to 9000 feet are mixed with charming hotels and guesthouses down in the valleys. Wildflower-filled meadows, glaciers, and rugged peaks highlight one of Europe's most famous and challenging trails.

Our charming hotels and guesthouses are two or three-star rated, have private baths and are representative of the local culture. The huts are situated in fabulous alpine settings and are dormitory style with up to eight guests per room.

Tour Itinerary:

Days 1-2: Oy - Mittelberg - Obertsdorf - Kemptner Hut. Transfer to a scenic Bavarian village for an evening stroll and welcome dinner at a beautiful guesthouse. Ascend to the first hut through alpine meadows surrounded by rugged peaks. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Days 3-4: Holzgau - Memminger Hut - Seescharte - Inn Valley. Search for eagles and marmots as we cross the border high in the mountains before descending to Holzgau in the Tyrol. Hike back up to our hut located on a green grassy plateau. Ascend the Seescharte, a pass with spectacular views across numerous summits and down in to the valley. A long descent brings us to our rustic but authentic pension. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Days 5-6: Braunschweiger Hut - Oetzal. Reach high altitude again with the aid of a gondola and follow a ridge with stunning views in all directions. After lunch at a cozy guesthouse in the Pitzal Valley, hike by a waterfall and marvel at the glacier tongues hanging from the steep walls above. Our century-old hut is set among a chain of glaciated mountains dominated by the Wildspitze. Then it's on to our highest point on the traverse where we look for long-horned Steinbocke before descending to the famous Oetzal, where the "Glacier Mummy" was discovered. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Days 7-8: Moos - Pfandler Alm Hut - Meran. Hike down to a small Italian village and descend along the Gilft Waterfall to our hut, where a great barbecue awaits. Cross alpine meadows to views of the hightest peak in the eastern Alps. A gondola delivers us to the medieval city of Meran, where a stroll through its picturesque lanes awaits. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Days 9-10: Munich - Departure. Transfer back to Munich with a stop at the Glacier Mummy Museum or a visit to the winter sports resort of Garmish-Partenkirchen. Walk to the Hofbrauhaus in the Bavarian capital for a celebration beer. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Dinners (Days 1-9) and breakfasts (Days 2-10)
- Accommodations
- Activities as described in the itinerary
- Van transfers
- Park entrance fees
- Professional English-speaking guide(s) (there will be two guides for groups of 8 or more).

Price Excludes:
- International airfare to and from Munich
- All lunches (at huts, guest houses and inns - generally inexpensive)
- Personal expenses
- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks and bottled water
- Guide gratuities.

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2001
Client Request Served: 1180

For 18 years, M08549 has been the most trusted and experienced active travel company offering hiking, biking and multi-sport vacations on all seven continents. All-inclusive tours feature small groups, local guides, personalized itineraries, charming inns or carefree camping, and an unmatched Best Value in Active...

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