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Short Break in the Altmuhltal Nature Park

Short Break in the Altmuhltal Nature Park

01606 720199

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    4 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From £529per person, tour only

    Flight inclusive prices from £709 per person
  • NEW FOR 2020  
  • Departures
    Alternate days from 25 Sep '20 to 9 Oct '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 4 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Business/club/first class fares on request
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, art & history, lake & river routes

Germany: Bavaria

Short Break in the Altmuhltal Nature Park

  • Beautiful walks amidst unspoilt nature
  • An area rich in fossils - home to the Archaeopteryx fossils
  • Medieval towns with impressive castles
  • Based on our popular 8 night, Walking in the Altmühltal Nature Park

This short break self-guided walking holiday starts in the spa town of Treuchtlingen. From here, the Altmuhltal Panorama Trail will take you on a panoramic and historical nature trail. The area is rich in fossils and home to the Archaeopteryx fossils (the link in the evolutionary chain that connects birds to reptiles) and you'll also find natural monuments, including the 'Twelve Apostles', steep limestone rocks embedded in juniper heaths. Walking mostly above the River Altmuhl you'll be rewarded with spectacular views along the valley.

Staying in medieval towns you will be greeted by castles at the end of some of your walks and can enjoy some of the region's culinary delights from tasty sausage specialties to numerous delicious beers.



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If you have any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 01606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Arrive in Treuchtlingen

Arrive in the heart of the Altmuhltal Nature Park in the idyllic town of Treuchtlingen, known for its Thermal Spa.

Day 2: Treuchtlingen to Pappenheim 14km/9mi (4 hr)

Today starts with a short ascent to a viewpoint with views onto the river Altmühl meandering through the valley which you soon descend to follow. Continue via the ‘Devil’s Pulpit’ and the Hollerstein viewpoint to finish with a leisurely walk along the course of the river to the medieval town of Pappenheim. You will be greeted by the impressive castle, seat of the former Reichserbmarschälle.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Pappenheim to Dollnstein 25km/16mi (6.5hr)

A mountain trail leads you through heathland to Solnhofen, known for its limestone slabs and site of over 140 million-year-old fossils. Soon after an amazing and very popular photo opportunity awaits: the nature monument, the Twelve Apostles, steep limestone rocks embedded in juniper heaths. The route then leads you to the market town of Dollnstein, into the primeval Danube valley.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Dollnstein to Eichstätt 15km/9.5mi (5hr)

Today‘s tour leads you through the historic town gate and on to the juniper heath. You walk above the river Altmühl past the rock tower Burgsteinfelsen and via a lovely mountain path onwards to Obereichstätt. Continue on with great views all the way to Eichstätt with Willibalds castle towering over the town. Enjoy a stroll around the town and head to the Altmühltal Nature Park Visitors Centre.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Leave Eichstatt


Meals included: Breakfast


If you'd prefer a slightly longer holiday, take a look at our 8 night Walking in the Altmühltal Nature Park.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Hotels, Bavaria

You will stay in a mixture of HHH and 3 star hotels, all en suite. The hotels are chosen for their excellent facilities and proximity to the relevant local sites. All rooms have en suite facilities. You will mainly be staying in villages with most offering some shops and restaurants and an ATM machine.

Extra nights can be booked in Treuctlingen, Eichstatt and Beilngries.

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Air-rail

Air-rail prices include our standard flights, onward rail and station transfers
Out: British Airways Heathrow to Munich 09:00/11:55 then rail Munich Hbf to Treuchtlingen 13:35/15:20 and taxi to hotel payable locally approx. 10 euros for a 10 min journey. Return: Taxi to train station payable locally approx. 5 euros then rail Eichstatt to Munich Hbf 11:59/13:32 then British Airways Munich to Heathrow 16:25/17:30.

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Alternative travel

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Popular alternative routes for this holiday include:

FromToAirline(s)
BirminghamMunichLufthansa
EdinburghMunichEasyjet
ManchesterMunichLufthansa, Easyjet
NewcastleMunichLufthansa
Other UK AirportsMunichVarious airlines

Self drive
We can arrange various channel crossings for you. Please call for details and prices.

Tour only

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

Holiday extras

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges directly through their website - or call us on 01606 720199 for further details of all the services on offer. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 4 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open from 9am today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Singles
Add £72 single supplement

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Alternate days from 25th Sep 2020 to 9th Oct 2021, for 4 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Tailor-made travel

The above prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: British Airways Heathrow to Munich 09:00/11:55 then rail Munich Hbf to Treuchtlingen 13:35/15:20 and taxi to hotel payable locally approx. 10 euros for a 10 min journey. Return: Taxi to train station payable locally approx. 5 euros then rail Eichstatt to Munich Hbf 11:59/13:32 then British Airways Munich to Heathrow 16:25/17:30.

Alternative Air-rail
Flights can be arranged from most UK airports, with connecting transfers as required, prices and details on request.

Self drive
We can arrange various channel crossings for you, please call for route and cabin options.

Upgraded air travel
Business/club/first class fares on request.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open from 9am today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

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Please note: The prices and travel options shown are provided for customers based in, and travelling from/to, the UK. We are happy to arrange holidays for non-UK customers however, if you are travelling from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, we recommend that you contact your local agent as they can provide appropriate transport options and advice.



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