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Self-Guided walking Tyrol and Bavaria tour

Self-Guided walking Tyrol and Bavaria

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
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Overview

Highlights

  • Alpine foothills- Walking in the stunning Alpine region
  • Fantastic scenery -the Alps with the summit of the Zugspitze and the Wetterstein massif
  • Castles of Louis II of Bavaria - A chance to immerse yourself in local History
  • Ettal, Linderhoff and Mittenwald- Charming Alpine villages
  • Bavarian beer - Enjoy some of Bavaria's finest Wheat beers

Short Description

From Ettal in Bavaria to Garmisch in the Tyrol enjoy a walking holiday in one of the most beautiful regions of the Alpine foothills. Pass limestone plateaux, wild flower covered pastures and walk through charming villages with painted houses traditional to this region. Germany's highest peak, Zugspitze (2,962m) will be your backdrop on this beautiful walking trip in Austria and Germany.

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
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Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
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End City Garmisch

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Trip starts Ettal

Description

Your accommodation for the first night of this trip is in the German village of Ettal. Set in stunning mountain scenery the Alpine town of Ettal is home to a Benedictine monastery built for Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian who was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death in 1886. You may wish to visit the church and try the beer made in the monastery's brewery.

Included Meals : Dinner

Day 2 - Walk from Ettal to Linderhoff; bus to Garmisch

Description

Today you follow a valley which was once an important trade route between Venice and Augsburg. Walk on forest tracks, through pastures an on cobbled stones through traditional Bavarian villages. This area is famous for its folk art especially wood carvings. Arriving to Linderhoff you may wish to visit the ornately decorated Castle, built as a hunting lodge for King Ludwig II. Return to Linderhoff where you take the public bus to Garmish to spend the night.

Today's 15km walk is expected to take approximately 4.5 hours and you will ascend 270m and descend 225m.

Included Meals : Breakfast

Day 3 - Walk from Garmisch to Mittenwald

Description

From Garmisch you head out on foot passing by a dramatic gorge which in parts is up to 80m deep. Continue onto Schloss Elmau, this listed monument is an amazing site under the grey cliffs and the village of Mittenwald, it houses traditional wall paintings. Walk along the shores of two lakes to arrive to the village of Mittenwald amid the Alpine peaks and where you are warmly welcomed for a night in a typical Bavarian guesthouse.

Today's 15km walk is expected to take approximately 4.5 hours and you will ascend 460m and descend 260m

Included Meals : Breakfast

Day 4 - Train to Seefeld; walk Leutasch

Description

After saying goodbye to your hosts, a short train ride will take you into the Tyrol region and the charming village of Seefeld. From here easy to follow paths lead you to the lakes of Moserer and Wildmoos to finally to reach the village of Leutasch with its stunning flower adorned houses. Tonight's dinner is included and gives you the opportunity to try some seasonal local produce.

Today's 18km walk is expected to take approximately 5 hours and you will ascend 600m and descend 600m.

Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Walk from Leutasch to Wildermieming

Description

Today you cross a valley between the impressive mountains of Hochwanner and Hohe Munde. Crossing a pass with panoramic views takes you to the plateau of Wildermieming and on to the village.

Today's 21km walk is expected to take approximately 6.5 hours and you will ascend 950m and descend 1250m.

Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Taxi to Obsteig then walk to the Tyrolean village of Ehrwald

Description

After a short taxi transfer to Obsteig your walk for today starts along a stream. Leaving the stream you continue until you reach the pass of Marienbergjoch (1789m). From here descend to the valley nestled in a vast mountain amphitheater-like valley formed by glacial erosion with views of the mighty Zugspitze. Walk to the small Tyrolean village of Ehrwald where you spend the night.

Today's 15km walk is expected to take approximately 6.5 hours and you will ascend 1000m and descend 1150m.

Included Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Walk and cog railway back to Garmisch

Description

This final stage takes you under the Zugspitze, the highest Bavarian summit (2962m). Today you walk from Tyrol back to Bavaria using a pass at 1476m before going back down to the beautiful lake of Eibsee. From here it is possible to reach Garmisch by foot or you could take the cog railway that goes down a 4.5km long tunnel carved into the rocks to the station on the valley floor. Once you arrive to Garmish the organised part of your holiday comes to an end. If you have time, you may like to extend your trip with a night in Munich.

Today's 18km walk is expected to take approximately 4 or 6 hours depending on the route you choose. You will ascend 500m and descend 770m.

Included Meals : Breakfast

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We have travelled all over the world with explore on their family adventure holidays. We have an only child and she benefited so much with instant friendships, and has some wonderful holiday memories. Explore has always been very helpful with the booking process, and we have found most of the tour leaders they use to be professional, committed, really good at their jobs.
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It's fantastic trip for me..just not very happy for accommodation. And the trip leader .If he can make more time with us.and make more interesting and funny when he was talking. It is should be good..other way he is good..
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Danijela, our tour guide, was wonderful. She shared plenty of facts about Croatia with us and managed all the arrangements really well. One of our group had a birthday while we were away and Danijela gave her a present and we celebrated. Transfers to and from the airport went well. Prior to going, the staff on the phones were really helpful with any questions.
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