Walking Bavaria’s Lakes and Mountains

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  • Holiday code
    W07BL
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $1805per person, tour only
  • Departure months
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • 2x cable car rides
  • Ferry on Lake Tegernsee
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, swimming opportunities, high peaks, lake & river routes
      from 3 reviews

Joanne Keyte says...
Had a great holiday despite endless rain and worst storm in45 years including large hailstones causing damage to cars! Map app was easy to use and very ...
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Germany: Bavaria

Walking Bavaria’s Lakes and Mountains

  • Marvel breathtaking scenery and indulge in traditional Bavarian cuisine.
  • Explore charming villages and picturesque mountain trails, with Lake Tegernsee and Mount Wendelstein as highlights.
  • This self-guided walking holiday offers the perfect blend of nature and adventure.

Embark on an unforgettable self-guided walking holiday, exploring the scenic beauty of Bavaria's lakes and mountains, from the picturesque town of Bad Tolz to the charming Bayrischzell. This immersive journey takes you through the heart of Bavaria, where the captivating allure of Lake Tegernsee and the majestic heights of Mount Wendelstein await your discovery. Walk along panoramic paths, pausing at delightful mountain huts for a traditional 'Brotzeit' snack (translates to 'Bread Time') and a refreshing pint of beer, experiencing the true essence of Bavarian hospitality.

Dip into the crystal-clear waters of Lakes Tegernsee and Schliersee, perfect for a revitalising swim. Ascend Mount Taubenstein via a cable car, treating your senses to awe-inspiring vistas of the Tyrolean Karwendel mountains. Explore the summit's meteorological observatory and venture into the optional panorama-loop-path, leading to the fascinating underground tunnels of Wendelstein cave. Your journey follows segments of the Via Alpina and the King Maximilian path, unveiling the natural wonders of the German Alps. Bird enthusiasts may spot rare species like Corncrake, White-backed Woodpecker, Golden Eagle, and Collared Flycatcher, adding a touch of wildlife marvel to your adventure.

Explore the distinctive taste of Allgau and Bonifaz cheeses, representing the region's centuries-old cheese-making tradition. Immerse yourself in the culinary heritage of Oberpfalzer Karpfen, a variety of mirror carp with origins in Siberian streams and Alpine lakes.

Your accommodation consists of thoughtfully selected three-star hotels, ensuring a blend of comfort and genuine Bavarian charm. Extend your walking holiday with a city break in Munich, where the old town narrates captivating tales spanning from the Middle Ages, through WWII, to the contemporary era. Delight in panoramic vistas from the top of the New Town Hall, offering a sweeping view of the city. Immerse yourself in the marvels of science and technology at the famous Deutsches Museum or visit the wonderful Alte Pinakothek art gallery museum, adding depth to your Bavarian experience with rich cultural and historical insights.

Your walking holiday through Bavaria's lakes and mountains promises an enriching blend of nature, culture, and adventure, creating memories to last a lifetime.



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If you have any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199, use our live webchat or email sales@headwater.com



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Arrive in Bad Tolz

Arrive at your hotel and head out for a stroll along the Isar River before heading out to a local restaurant.

Day 2: Bad Tolz to Bad Wiessee (18km/11.2mi)

Take the train to Lenggries from where you will walk along the Via Alpina trail to the Aueralm. Enjoy a break with some Bavarian delicacies before continuing through forests and across meadows, offering long distance views onto Lake Tegernsee. Descend to your overnight stop at Bad Wiessee.
Breakfast included

Day 3: At Bad Wiessee (9km/5.6mi)

Today you can do a round-trip to Mount Riederstein on paths with amazing views. Head first to the mountain inn Galaun and on to the mountain chapel. Return to the lakeshore where the Tegernseer Bräustüberl awaits with its beer garden in the former monastery before taking a boat ride back to Bad Wiessee.
Breakfast included

Day 4: Bad Wiessee to Lake Schliersee (12km/7.5mi)

Walk from Lake Tegernsee to Lake Schliersee. Follow a forest path and alpine pastures to the Neureuth beer garden where you can enjoy a break with a view over the lake. Continue to the Gindelalm alp before descending to Lake Schliersee with marina and spa park.
Breakfast included

Day 5: At Lake Schliersee (13km/8.1mi)

Following the lakeside adventure path you reach Fischhausen. Then follow the former forest railway tracks before heading up to the Spitzingsattel col. Continue to Lake Spitzingsee, a popular swimming and boating lake. Walk round this natural idyll and take a break in the historic Wurzhütte chalet before returning by bus to Schliersee.
Breakfast included

Day 6: Lake Schliersee to Bayrischzell (15km/9.3mi)

Take the cable car to the summit station at Mount Taubenstein. Follow a high altitude path with fabulous views over the Tyrolean Karwendel-mountain range to the Rotwand House, with the option of continuing to the summit of Mount Rotwand. Onwards via the picturesque cirque Großtiefentaler Kessel to Lake Soinsee with its idyllic location, then along alpine pastures and flowering meadows to your overnight stop at Bayrischzell.
Breakfast included

Day 7: At Bayrischzell (5km/3.1mi)

Today's walk leads from Bayrischzell up Mount Wendelstein, Bavaria's most popular panoramic mountain! Taking the King-Maximilian-path you pass a waterfall on the way up to the Wendelstein-Alp. Walk to the summit with its impressive meteorological observatory and take the optional panorama-loop-path to the Wendelstein cave with its accessible underground tunnels. After a snack in the panorama-beer garden, you take the cable car back into the valley and walk back to Bayrischzell.
Breakfast included

Day 8: Leave Bayrischzell


Breakfast included

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 0044 1606 720199, use our live webchat or email sales@headwater.com

Hotels, Bavaria

You will stay in a mixture of 3HHH and 3 star hotels. The hotels are chosen for their excellent facilities and proximity to the relevant local sites as well as their welcoming Bavarian hospitality. All rooms have en suite facilities.



Extra nights can be booked in Bad Tolz and Bayrischzell.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Opera, Munich

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The Hotel Opera is situated in the Lehel district of Munich, the area has a village feel to it, but is just a 15 minute walk to the main centre of Munich and a 20 minute walk to the Englischer Garten, Munich's huge leafy park.

The hotel has a wonderful Romanesque facade, and the building itself dates back to the 19th century, damaged in the war the building was bought in 1968 by the present owners who took 8 years to painstakingly restore and renovate the building.

Today's hotel is a nice mix of modern and old, with lovely airy rooms and and a relaxing tranquil garden patio. Rooms have all mod cons and some come with balconies, the hotel also owns a couple of superb restaurants close by.

Breakfast is served at your table with a choice of cold meats and cheeses or croissants and fruit and the option to order freshly cooked eggs.

Please call for prices and details

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Joanne Keyte, 25/08/2023

Had a great holiday despite endless rain and worst storm in45 years including large hailstones causing damage to cars! Map app was easy to use and very helpful. Lots of detail in the guide book but I didn’t always find it easy to get my head around! Bavarian people were friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed our holiday 😊


WILLIAMS, 09/06/2023

An incredible experience in Bavaria. Amazing combination of lakes, mountains and forest scenery. Lots of forest paths at first, but sensational views in later days. There are some tough stretches where you climb or descend steeply over long periods of time, on proper paths but nevertheless it requires stamina and walking poles are handy. The app for guidance was useful but needs a few tweaks and we'd have preferred an old-fashioned map as well. All hotels met or exceeded expectations, friendly welcome and great breakfasts, although it helps if you speak some German. Public transport is part of the itinerary, it's easy and the hotels provide travel cards for free bus travel across the area. The local partner was very efficient with luggage behind the scenes. The booking process was frustrating - sloppy admin, complicated by IT system requiring separate bookings and paperwork for our two rooms. Plus we missed out on cheap flights because it took 3 weeks to confirm our reservation.


Mrs Turner, 10/06/2022

This was a fabulous hiking holiday with great walks, lovely hotels and fantastic buffet breakfasts. This was our first self guided holiday and and I would definitely do one again as it provides an extra degree of freedom and independence. I’m not sure if the written walking guides were written by someone who speaks English as a first language as some of the instructions were ambivalent to say the least - especially at the start and ends of walks. We met two other people on the same holiday via Eurohike who also experienced some difficulty. For example the first days walk was stipulated as 18 km whereas by the time we finished it was 26 km!! Also landmarks had changed and that makes me wonder whether they generally need updating. We were also issues with a wrong return train ticket which if I had not checked could have caused us a problem returning to Munich. Notwithstanding this, we had an amazing time and Headwater we’re quick to respond to my questions prior and during the holiday.



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 7 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All breakfasts

Comprehensive route directions provided prior to departure

Luggage transfers between hotels

2x cable car rides

Ferry on Lake Tegernsee


How to book:

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.

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Holiday details

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

Departures
Fridays and Saturdays from 17th May 2024 to 5th Oct 2024, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Other details
Some local trains and buses are used on this holiday to get you to the start, or from the end of some of the walks. These journeys are payable locally and you should budget approximately 10€ for these journeys.
Twin-bedded rooms in German resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' button above.

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To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'Check availability' button below.

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