Germany

Altmuhltal Panorama Walk

Trip code: W06AB

Self-guided walking

6 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

12.0Kg CO2e

Navigation App

SUMMARY

  • Short Walk in the Altmuhltal Nature Park
  • The nature park 'Altmuhltal' is also mainly known for its romantic scenery
  • Beautiful walks amidst unspoilt nature
  • Based on our popular 8 night, Walking in the Altmuhltal Nature Park

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Navigation app
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

TRIP DESCRIPTION

This 6-night self-guided walking holiday starts in the spa town of Treuchtlingen. From here, the Altmuhltal Panorama Trail will take you on a historic and panoramic 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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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

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.

You stay at Selected hotels.

hotel details

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.

Day 2: Treuchtlingen to Pappenheim (14km/8.7mi)

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.

Day 3: Pappenheim to Mornsheim (15km/9.3mi)

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 small town of Mornsheim.

Day 4: Mornshwim to Eichstatt (25km/15.5mi)

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.

Day 5: Eichstatt to Kipfenberg (26km/16.2mi)

With a lovely view onto the striking Osterberg mountain and the Roman fort Vetoniana, you walk to the Buchenhuller mammoth cave. You will walk across wonderful alpine paths above Altmuhl and you will get fantastic views of the valley and the rock faces whilst walking along the panoramic path. You will walk through the Gugoldinger Wacholderheide, which is a fantastic nature protection area before you will go past the Arnsberger Leite and the Limes watch tower to Kipfenberg.

Day 6: Kipfenberg to Beilngries (24km/14.9mi)

Today’s walk starts on forest paths with stunning views from the clearings onto the beautiful Anlauter valley. Reach the village of Kinding with its impressive fortified church. Continue along the panorama path, which keeps its promise: magnificent views into the Altmühl valley and onto bizarre rock formations. Descend to reach the Main-Danube canal and your overnight stop, Beilngries.

Day 7: Leave Beilngries

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £179.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £179.

Twin-bedded rooms in German resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Business/club/first class fares
TRAVEL DETAILS

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.

Air-rail prices include our standard flights and onward rail
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. 50 euros for a 35 min journey then rail Ingolstadt to Munich Hbf 12:01/12:38 then British Airways Munich to Heathrow 16:25/17:30.

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

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.

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

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).

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

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 through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

The website is very informative and the advisor was extremely helpful.

6 Feb 2024

Responsive and helpful.Quick turnaround and named representative.

Alan Swift, 24 Jan 2024

Very helpful and patient

11 Nov 2023

Great friendly service from Toni - managed my many changing requests highly recommended

Stella Payne, 6 Aug 2023


Self-guided walking

6 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

12.0Kg CO2e

Navigation App

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