Walking Bavaria’s Lakes and Mountains

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Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 2+
Activity level:
Moderate
Activity Rating - Moderate
Trip code: 
W07BL
Way to Travel:
Self-Guided Holidays
Activity:
Walking & Trekking
Min age:
2

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.

Highlights

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

Key information

  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation
  • 6 days walking
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers
  • Countries visited: Germany

What's included

  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

What's not included

  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplements
Call for general departures:
01606 720003
Call for tailor made trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

6

Days of Walking & Trekking
Terrain:

 

Day by day breakdown
Day 218.0km/11.5miles
Day 39.0km/6.0miles
Day 412.0km/7.5miles
Day 513.0km/8.0miles
Day 615.0km/9.5miles
Day 75.0km/3.0miles

Responsible Travel

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here

Itinerary

London
to
London
  • 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

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    At Bad Wiessee

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Bad Wiessee to Lake Schliersee

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    At Lake Schliersee

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Lake Schliersee to Bayrischzell

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    At Bayrischzell

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    Leave Bayrischzell

    Leave Bayrischzell

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

Germany

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts included.

What is your first thought when you think of German food, Bier und Bratwurst or Beer and sausages, and if this is what you want then you will not be disappointed. However there is much more to Bavarian cuisine. Meat and freshwater fish are heavily used but vegetarians are also well catered for. Germans tend to follow similar eating patterns to the UK, with breakfast, followed by a small lunch, and large evening meal, dinners tends to be taken fairly early and restaurants will start serving from 6pm. Throughout the towns there are a good choice of differing places to eat, the most traditional of these are the beer halls, these are not just places to drink the local brew, they are also offer traditional cuisine, they can be nice for lunch as they offer small plates of tasty morcels, you will also find the local bratwurst in served them. The most social of places are the beer gardens, these offer really good food in an outdoor setting many have indoor eating areas as well, don’t let the name put you off they also normally have a fairly good wine list too. Then there are the restaurants you will find in most towns a good choice of both German and International cuisine.

Weather

Average temperatures in summer are in the region of 25oC-30oC. The warmest month is usually July whilst the coldest is mainly January. Every month has its share of precipitation on an average of 14 days per month.

Is this trip for you?

Classification: Self-Guided

Vehicle Support: This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to walk independently, but with our assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning. We arrange your accommodations, provide you with a map and route notes so that you can walk at your own pace.

It is important that you are happy reading maps and following route notes, we make these as accurate as possible and they are regularly checked. 

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The route notes contain a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the local representative is normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.

Call for general departures:
01606 720003
Call for tailor made trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Bavaria hotels

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

Call for general departures:
01606 720003
Call for tailor made trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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Dates & Prices

An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

Email your query: [email protected]