BAVARIA & SALZBURGERLAND

8 day escorted or independent tour This walking holiday is in the wonderful region of Bavaria, in the south of Germany around the great Lake Konigssee, plus the neighbouring Austrian province of Salzburgerland. High in the mountains over looking the lake and famous peaks of the region is the Eagles Nest, a unique breeding ground […]

8 day escorted or independent tour

This walking holiday is in the wonderful region of Bavaria, in the south of Germany around the great Lake Konigssee, plus the neighbouring Austrian province of Salzburgerland. High in the mountains over looking the lake and famous peaks of the region is the Eagles Nest, a unique breeding ground for these wonderful birds of prey. The mountains are very high, but there are beautiful passes to cross to the next valley. A very rewarding tour!

 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Individual journey to Berchtesgaden/Schönau 

Day 2

Berchtesgaden – national park – Hirschbichl – Seisenberg gorge – Weißbach

Introduction of the tour and start of the hike through the national park of Berchtesgaden. A beautiful trail leads you up to the former miners hut and on over the alpine pasture down to the Saalach Valley. In between you will pass the impressive Seisenberg gorge. Overnight in Weißbach.
18.9 km Walking time around 5.5 hours. 

Day 3

Walking tour up to an alpine pasture in the Grass Mountains. Downwards to the mountain village of Dienten

Transfer to the edge of the Grass Mountain where you will start your tour up to the alpine pastures. Wonderful view to the Alps and glaciers and maybe to the lake “Zellersee”. Passing mountain huts you will walk downwards to the village of Dienten.
12.5 km walking time 5 hours

Day 4

From hut to hut to the mountain hotel Arthurhaus

Today one of the most beautiful walking tours on alpine pastures awaits you. Below the steep needle like towers “Mandlwalls” you walk at the feet of the Hochkoenig massif to Arthurhouse. Chamois, cattle, horses and numberless cabins as well as impressive scenery, you will imagine yourself in the scenery of a film. Overnight if possible in Arthurhouse close to Mandlwalls.
Walking time: approx. 5 hrs.

Day 5

Rest Day

Free day to walk or take the public bus to the spa resort of Gastein

Day 6

Arthurhaus – Mitterfeldalm hut – Werfen – Golling

In the morning you will walk up to the Mitterfeldalm alpine pasture with a splendid view to the summit of the Hochkönig. Gently down along the old miners path to the Salzach valley, where you will see the fantastic fortress of “Hohenwerfen”. It’ s up to you to walk up the castle hill and see the bird-of-prey flight demonstrations, or the collection of weapons. Afterwards by train to Golling.
13 km, 4.5 hours walking time.

 

Day 7

Golling, Bluntautal, Torrener Joch – Königsee

One more highlight is in store for you at the very finish of the walking week: a long ascent to the border crossing Torrener Joch and then to the summit Jenner in Berchtesgaden. The day starts with an idyllic walk through Bluntautal valley which is closed off by steep rock walls. Climb through the forest and scattered alpine pastures. Once you reach the summit of Jenner you can enjoy an view of the whole walking week as well as lake Koenigssee. Down into the valley by cable car. Walking time: approx. 6 hrs. 

Day 8

Individual departure or extended stay on Lake Königssee

 

Tour Rating- moderate

Walks from 3 hours to 6.5 hours with climbs up to around 600m maximum height. Demanding walking days with tours of 3 to 6 hours to walk. You are crossing from valley to valley by using former salt trails or walking over beautiful alpine pastures. Your trails are running close to the edge of the mountain walls and you will have spectacular views. You will walk in low alpine areas and a good fitness and equipment is expected. There are public busses (going around the mountains) and you may use them to go to the next hotel (rainy days)

 

Escorted tour – Schedule and Price

Contact to know about the availability

Price per person CAD $1150
Single Surcharge $180
Extra nights pre or post tour $100

 

This tour includes:
  • Welcome meeting and tour information handout
  • 7 overnights in 3*** country hotels
  • Buffet breakfast and 3-course dinner daily
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Cable car Jenner and all transfers as noted on daily program
  • Train fare Werfen – Golling
  • Route book and walking rucksack -1 per room
  • Certified English speaking Walking Guide 

 

Independent tour – Schedule and Price

Every Saturday and Sunday from mid- June to mid-September

 

Price per person CAD $830
Single Surcharge $160
Extra nights pre or post tour, p.p. $100
Optional dinner plan – 7 x 3-course dinners $180

 

 

 

This tour includes:
  • Welcome meeting and tour information handout
  • 7 overnights in 3*** country hotels
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Cable car Jenner and all transfers as noted on daily program
  • Train fare Werfen – Golling
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Route book, travelling notes etc.
  • Well marked trails
  • Service hotline