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Walking in the Altmühltal Nature Park

Walking in the Altmühltal Nature Park

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    8 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $1649per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2020  
  • Departures
    Every 2 days from 4 Apr '20 to 9 Oct '20
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 8 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
  • Boat ride
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Excellent choice for
  • Local beers, flora & fauna, art & history, solo travellers, couples, lake & river routes

Germany: Bavaria

Walking in the Altmühltal Nature Park

  • Altmuhltal Nature Park, Germanys second largest, full of natural monuments
  • Impressive ramparts, reconstructed forts and spectacular treasure troves are testimony to Celtic and Roman times
  • Idyllic walking paths above the river valley

In the Green Heart of Bavaria is the Altmuhltal Nature Park. Its beautiful countryside and the variety of its natural landscape make it a walkers paradise... Discover steep jaggered Dolomite-rocks, sun-kissed juniper heaths, soft river valleys and extensive forests as you walk east from the spa town of Treuchtlingen to Kelheim on the Danube river. You'll walk through a landscape steeped in history and culture: impressive ramparts, reconstructed forts and spectacular treasure troves are testimony to Celtic and Roman times. From more recent times you'll find castles and palaces built by nobility and magnificent churches and monasteries built by prince-archbishops. You'll also enjoy some of the region's culinary delights from tasty sausage specialties to numerous delicious beers.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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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: Eichstatt to Kipfenberg 26km/16.5mi (6hr)

With a lovely view onto the striking Osterberg mountain and the Roman fort Vetoniana, you walk to the Buchenhüller mammoth cave. You will walk across wonderful alpine paths above Altmühl 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.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Kipfenberg to Beilngries 24km/15mi (5.5hr)

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.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Beilngries to Riedenburg 17km/10.5mi (3.5hr) or 35km/22mi (7.5hr)

Today you have the option to do a longer walk or to shorten the walk at a number of places. The first section takes you via the Arzberg mountain plateau into the Seven Valley Town of Dietfurt. Enjoy the view onto Eggersberg palace, past rock formations and along the Altmühltal-boardwalk into the pretty village of Gundlfing. Your final destination is the 3-castle town of Riedenburg.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Riedenburg to Kelheim 19km/12mi (5.5hr)

Your route today takes you first to Prunn Castle, a fairytale castle dating back to 1200. Continue along the Main-Danube Canal, then walking along the Jura rock to the Celt’s Wall to reach the Danube. Visit Weltenburg Monastery before the impressive finale of your tour, the boat ride through the Danube crevasse to Kelheim.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: Leave Kelheim


Meals included: Breakfast

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 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.

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

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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.

Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

This 8 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

Boat ride


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or 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 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
Every 2 days from 4th Apr 2020 to 9th Oct 2020, for 8 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Other details
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

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