We had a wonderful 3 week, high-energy trip through the alps with our son and daughter-in-law (we are in our 50’s & they are in their 20’s). We rented a Tesla and did our own version of an Alpine Europe tour. We had perfect weather the last week of May through mid-June. Here is what we did, and our ratings 1-10 of how much we enjoyed them. Hope this helps others with planning.
Day 1 - 3 Flew United (7) into Frankfurt and stayed with friends for a few days in a village an hour away (10).
Day 4 MUNICH: Stayed 1 night at Moma1890 Hotel (7), dinner at Hofbrauhaus outside under the chestnut trees (9).
Day 5 Morning walk through Englischer Garten (9), then drove to SALZBURG: Stayed 3 nights at Hotel Pension Bloberger Hof – beautiful rooms with balconies (10). Drove to Salzburg’s old town and listened to the Rick Steves audio tour (8) -- visited the Dom and St Peter's. (8). Toured Mozart's Birthplace (6), took a horse carriage ride (9), and walked along the river to Augustiner Brau (beer garten) for dinner (9).
Day 6 Toured the Residence (6), took a class at Edelweiss Cooking School -- made apple strudel and knocherl (9), took the funicular up and toured the fortress (7), followed Monchsberg Trail to the elevator at the other end of town (7), saw Mirabelle Gardens (6), had dinner in town, then went to a concert at Mirabelle Palace (9) - musicians were excellent.
Day 7 Berchtesgaden: fun Salzbergwerk - saltmine tour (9), Eagle's Nest - amazing views (10) good lunch, boat ride on the beautiful Konigsee to St. Bartholoma (9), and dinner at our hotel (9).
Day 8 Drove to CASTELROTTO, Itally. Stayed 2 nights at Hotel Cavallino D’oro – beautiful room with balcony (9). Rode the Marinzen lift up and walked back down the scenic trail (9). Picnic dinner.
Day 9 Drove before 9:00 to be able to use road up to the Compatsch, then hiked all day in the Alpe di Siusi. The Panarama Trail was the favorite hike of the trip (10). Stopped at huts along the trail for drinks and snacks (10). Dinner back in Castelrotto at Cafe Liftstuberl – nice outdoor area with views (9).
Day10 Drove back up to Compatsch this morning and got in one more hike – Puflatch gondola up and followed Puflatch signs – Trail of the Witches in RS book. (9.5), then drove to Austria.. Stopped along the way to ride the Biberwier Luge (9). Checked in to Gutshof zum Schluxen in PINSWANG, Austria – fun place to relax in the country (10). Enjoyed the Gutshof’s spa, made pizzas, did laundry, played ping pong, went to the neighbors for fresh eggs and milk for breakfast, enjoyed the views (9).
Day 11 Borrowed ebikes from the Gutshof and rode on the beautiful trail over the hill to the castles (10). Toured Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles (8). Rode the horse carriage between the castles (8). Rode the ebikes to a microbrewery (8) and then through Fussen and along the Lech River back to our Gutshof (10). Gorgeous ride! Evening bonfire (8).
Day 12 Drove to Lautterbrunnen Valley. Lunch in Lindau on the way (7). Took the cable car up to MURREN, Switzerland and stayed at Hotel Bellevue for 3 nights -– amazing views from our corner room (9), staff (5) -- Sadly, hotel has changed ownership. Dinner at hotel (8) and then hiked down to Gimmelwald (9) and cablecar back up to Murren.
Day 13 Train and cable car down to the LauterbrunnenValley, then walked the Valley Trail through beautiful meadows along the river (10) passed Stubbach Falls (8) and Trummelbachfalls (10). Back up on cable car, then later, drinks at Gimmelwald Mountain Hostel – amazing views again (10) and raclette dinner at Pension Gimmelwald (9).