Our self-guided walking holidays in the Bavarian Alps

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Round trip Zugspitze

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The German Bavarian part of the Alps is quite beautiful, something to be seen once in life. So why not take a journey around the highest mountain in this part of the Alps. You will discover green meadows, snow-covered peaks and stunning waterfalls. 

Mount Zugspitze, 2962m high, is easily reached by taking a cable car. But a truly wonderful week you will spend walking around the bottom, sleeping in little towns and picnicking for lunch.

This hiking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Day 1: Individual arrival to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
This cute town is famous for the winter sport, which plays an absolute huge here. And even if it is summer, take some time to stroll through the alleys and small roads. Get accustomed to the Bavarian style of living and maybe get your first “Brotzeit” here.

Day 2: Garmisch-Patenkirchen – Mittenwald/Klais (approx. 16 km, walking time: approx. 5 hrs)
Finally your journey around the mountain Zugspitze started. One of the highlights of the tour is the Partnachklamm (Partnach gorge), the entrance fee is not included, but it will be totally worth your time and money. Where else can you walk between sheer rock walls with a river under you? Later you will walk along peaceful meadows towards Klais or Mittenwald. If you want to, you can rush one part of your journey by taking the tram, but the fee is equally not included.

Day 3: Mittenwald/Klais – Leutasch (approx. 14 km, walking time: approx. 4 hrs)
The next part of your journey goes along the Leutscher Ache. It was cut out of the rock and the way on wooden planks is a bit adventurous, but also it is really safe on them. On your way to Leutasch Valley the great big massif of Wetterstein throws its shadow over lovely meadows and your way. Finally in Leutasch you can relax your feet or spend some additional time on your feet taking a stroll through the town to get to know the Tyrolean style of living

Day 4: Day off or lake tour (approx. 9 km, walking time: approx. 3 hrs)
You can spend the day relaxing and just not walking or you could do the opposite and go for a small side journey around Seefeld (a lake). You could also go on an excursion to one of the Seefelder summits. Here you have the choice of plain walking or lazily going by cable car.

Day 5: Leutasch – Ehrwald (approx. 17 km, walking time: approx. 5 hrs)
You have to take the bus to the nature paradise Gaistal, where todays journey will start. On meadows along the road you will be able to see some livestock in form of cute Haflinger horses, cattle and Scottish Galloways. Keep walking on the Ganhofer path towards the Ehrwalder Alm. The Bavarian author Ludwig Ganghof has spent quite some time in this valley and a lot of his novels are inspired by it. Later you can take the cable car down into the valley and walk further on to the Ehrwalder Alm, where you will spend your night.

Day 6: Ehrwald – Garmisch-Partenkirchen (approx. 12 km, walking time: approx. 4,5 hrs)
Now with the mountain Zugspitze in direct view, walk towards it. You will get to the Eibsee view, which is a famous panoramic view. After making this memory unforgettable, take the train back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where your journey stared and will end.

Day 7: Individual departure
We hope you enjoyed your journey around the bottom of the mountain Zugspitze. Maybe we can attract you with a few additional nights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and a travel up the mountain. Or another journey somewhere? We will help you planning and booking so you can enjoy your vacation.

This hiking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Preisinfo (nur fuer Gruppen und Weinreisen)

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  • Welcome meeting
  • 6 x overnight stay in accommodations with 3-star-standard
  • 6 x continental breakfast
  • Downhill fare cable car Ehrwald
  • Zugspitze Cable Car ride Eibsee – Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your hiking tours
  • GPS data upon request
  • 1 package of detailed travel information and maps per room
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your walking holidays 

Bookable value-added services for this walking holidays around the Zugspitze

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package to personalize your walking holidays around the Zugspitze: 

     
  • Additional nights at Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Prices of these value-added services are detailed under the tab "Quotes".

Further advice on the hiking tours around the Zugspitze

Please note that in certain cities in the Bavarian Alps compulsory city, tourist or occupancy taxes may be required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, the taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

This hiking trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Isabel WehnerIsabel Wehner
0351 - 563 48 28
aktiv@augustustours.de

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Level of difficulty: easy – averageCircular tour (1st and last overnight stay in the same hotel)Partner tour (arranged by another tour operator)

7 days | approx. 70 km | from 559 €

Bavarian Alps and lakes

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Bavaria greets you to the fullest. You will discover loads of clichés and get to know some more. But first of all enjoy a great time while walking panoramic paths and eating out in little Alp chalets. Maybe start now with a big cool glass of beer and a Bavarian "Brotzeit" snack, just to get the right feeling.

This walking tour is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Day 1: Individual arrival at Bad Tölz
This little town shows you a typical sight of Bavarian. Go for a stroll and some typical food in the middle of the historical centre and relax a bit before the journey starts next day.

Day 2: Bad Tölz – Bad Wiessee (approx. 18 km, walking time: approx. 5 hrs)
Your journey starts with taking a train to Lenggreis, where you soon will follow the Via Alpina. The path will show you over the Hirschtal-col alongside with the mountains of Fockenstein. Take a break and eat some typical Bavarian delicacies before walking on towards Bad Wiessee. You will go through light forests and meadows full with flowers with view onto the Lake Tegernsee below. You will spend the night in Bad Wiessee.

Day 3: Round Tour to Mount Riederstein (approx. 9 km, walking time: approx. 3.5 – 5 hrs)
In the morning light you can enjoy the view over Tegernsee while being on a boat. At the other side of the lake your goal will be a little chapel up on the Riederstein. You will have an panoramic view from up there before tracking back and crossing the lake again to Bad Wiessee, where you will spend your night again.

Day 4: Bad Wiessee – Lake Schliersee (approx. 12 km, walking time: approx. 4 – 4.5 hrs)
This part of the journey includes a walk up to the famous Alpine beer garden Neureuth. After you enjoyed the view from up there, go down into a forest that will guide you to Schliersee.

Day 5: Round Tour to Lake Spitzingsee (approx. 13 km, walking time: approx. 3 – 4 hrs)
Walk on the Lakeside-adventure-path to Fischhausen and then take the Brockerbahn path towards the Spitzing-col and the Spitziglake. Take a long break there and enjoy the view as well as the peacefulness. The historical chalet "Wurzhütte" will be the best place for resting your feet before the journey back to Schliersee with a bus.

Day 6: Schliersee – Bayrischzell (approx. 15 km, walking time: approx. 5 hrs)
Per cable car you will get to the summit station on Mount Taubenstein where you will walk on a high-altitude path. As well as from the cable car you will have a panoramic view over the Bavarian Alps from this path. Later you will get to the Rotwandhaus, where you will have the opportunity to climb to the peak of the Rotwand. Walk further through the picturesque cirque Großtiefentaler Kessel to lake Soinsee. With this idyllic picture in mind finish today’s stage and walk on towards Bayrischzell. Again your path will be surrounded by typical alpine pastures and flowering meadows.

Day 7: Round Tour on Mountain Wendelstein (approx. 5 km, walking time: approx. 4 – 5 hrs)
The last journey for this vacation will lead you on the King-Maximilian-path towards the Wendelstein-Alp. You will pass a magnifying waterfall before you will see the impressing meteorological observatory. The way towards the next highlight of today´s journey is filled with panoramic views over the landscape of the Alps. The Wendelstein cave with its amazing underground tunnels waits for you for discovering. Have a nice break at the panorama-beer garden with a "Brotzeit" before you take the cable car back into the valley. Now you can stroll leisurely back to Bayrischzell were you will spend your last night.

Day 8: Individual departure
After those adventurous days maybe take some time to relax. Equally if at home or during some extra nights at Bad Toelz or Barischzell, go back over your memories and take some of the peace with you. We are happy to assist you with booking additional nights for you!

This walking tour is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Preisinfo (nur fuer Gruppen und Weinreisen)

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  • 7 x overnight stay in accommodations with 3-star standard
  • 7 x continental breakfast
  • Ferry crossings on Lake Tegernsee according to programme
  • Cable car ride Taubenstein
  • Cable car ride Wendelstein
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your hiking tours
  • GPS data uopn request
  • 1 package of detailed travel information and maps per room
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your walking holidays 

Bookable value-added services for this walking holidays throughout the Bavarian Alps

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package to personalize your walking holidays from Bad Toelz to Barischzell: 

  • Additional nights at Bad Toelz and Bayrischzell

Prices of these value-added services are detailed under the tab "Quotes".

Further advice on the walking holidays from Bad Toelz to Barischzell

Please note that in certain cities in the Bavarian Alps compulsory city, tourist or occupancy taxes may be required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, the taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

Furthermore the train ride Bad Tölz – Lenggries as well as the bus trips Bad Wiessee - Tegernsee and Schliersee – Spitzingsee (price p.p. approx. € 2,00 - 4,00) have to be paid on site.

This walking tour is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Ansprechpartnerin

Isabel WehnerIsabel Wehner
0351 - 563 48 28
aktiv@augustustours.de

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Level of difficulty: easy – averagePlace-to-place tourPartner tour (arranged by another tour operator)Top-Tour (popular tour)

8 days | approx. 75 km | from 589 €

More information about our walking tours in the Bavarian Alps

Welcome to the unique landscape of Germany's highest mountains!

The Bavarian Alps are one of the most beautiful regions of the European Alps. Adventurous and sensational are the best words to describe the narrow walking trails through deep valleys. Walk around the highest mountain of Germany, the Zugspitze, or discover the Bavarian Alps with their impressive mountain peaks, ice blue lakes and colourful meadows.

Of course, there are a few challenging walking trails in the Bavarian Alps, but our walking tours are easy to handle with the largest altitude differences will be managed by cable car. Enjoy your self-guided walking holiday through deep valleys and impressive mountain peaks with cosy alpine huts and discover Germany's highest mountains!

Further information about our walking tours in the Bavarian Alps

Since 2007 we have been offering walking holidays as self-guided tours in English language and thereby have gained a lot of experience with foreign travellers. If you are interested in booking a hiking tour in the Bavarian Alps we would be glad to become your travel partner! All you need to worry about are arrival, departure and a good pair of hiking boots – the entire rest you can leave up to us!

We will organise the reservation of your hotels, the transport of your luggage and if necessary lunch packages, transfers or further services. If you want to know more about our walking holidays in general or get more details information about our hiking tours in the Bavarian Alps, please feel free to contact us!