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Walking Bavaria’s Lakes and Mountains

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $1799per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Fridays and Saturdays from 13 May '23 to 7 Oct '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • 2x cable car rides
  • Ferry on Lake Tegernsee
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, high peaks, lake & river routes
      from 1 reviews

Mrs Turner says...
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 ...
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Germany: Bavaria

Walking Bavaria’s Lakes and Mountains

  • Majestic mountains with extensive views
  • Sparkling lakes with swimming opportunities
  • Idyllic flower-filled alpine pastures and grazing animals

Discover Bavaria's most beautiful lakes and mountains during a week-long self-guided walking tour between Bad Tolz and Bayrischzell, taking you from Lake Tegernsee to Mount Wendelstein. You'll walk on panorama paths through picturesque mountain scenery, and take breaks along the way in pretty little mountain huts where you can enjoy a typical snack ('Brotzeit') and a cool glass of beer. In the valleys lakes Tegernsee and Schliersee are perfect for a dip into the refreshing waters.

Your route follows in parts two long distance walking trails; the Via Alpina that extends from Bavaria to Slovenia and the King Maximilian path that starts at Lake Constance and ends at the Berchtesgaden National Park.



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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.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 Tölz to Bad Wiessee 18km/11.5mi (5hr)

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/6mi (3.5hr)

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 (4.5hr)

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/8mi (4hr)

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/9.5mi (5hr)

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/3mi (4hr)

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 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.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.

Dinners can be booked in advance as a Half Board supplement at a cost of £230 per person or there are other dining options nearby. Dinners, when the HB supplement is paid in advance, are usually 3 courses and are taken from a set menu at a local restaurant or at your hotel.

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 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.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.


Mrs Turner, 21/06/2022

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

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels

2x cable car rides

Ferry on Lake Tegernsee


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

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

Departures
Fridays and Saturdays from 13th May 2023 to 7th Oct 2023, 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 as available.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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