LAKE KOENIGSSEE TO LAKE CHIEMSEE BAVARIA & AUSTRIA

  8 day escorted or independent tour   Nestling on the border between Salzburg, Tyrol and Bavaria are the Chiemgau Alps with soft mountains, large alpine pastures and famous holiday towns. Scenic views to the ragged summits of the Alps contrasted by green rolling pastures of the foothills are part of the charm of this […]

 

8 day escorted or independent tour

 

Nestling on the border between Salzburg, Tyrol and Bavaria are the Chiemgau Alps with soft mountains, large alpine pastures and famous holiday towns. Scenic views to the ragged summits of the Alps contrasted by green rolling pastures of the foothills are part of the charm of this hiking tour. Some of the most beautiful places certainly are mystical Lake Konigsee at the beginning and the Bavarian Lake Chiemsee at the end of the trip.

 

Day to Day Itinerary

 

 

Day 1

Individual arrival at Lake Konigsee

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Day 2

National Park Berchtesgaden (Lake Konigssee – Weißbach)

Comfortable walk past Lake Hintersee deep into the heart of the National Park. Scenic views as you walk, with ragged peaks of Reiter Alpe to the right and Hochkalterer Mountain on the left. On alpine pastures past the customs in Hirschbichl you walk down through gorge Seisenbergklamm into Saalach river valley. Walking time about 5.5 hours.

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Day 3

Gorges and Pilgrims (Weißbach – Lofer)

You walk in Saalach river valley to cave-system Lamprechtshöhle (longest water-coursed cave of Europe) and Vorderkaserklamm, with natural swimming pool. Continue the walk to St. Martin, where you can climb up to the pilgrim’s church “Maria im Kirchental”. The pilgrim’s church nestles in an idyllic side valley in the steep walls of Loferer Steinberge. Walking time about 4,5 hours.

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Day 4

High-level walk on alpine pasture

Loferer Alm to famous alpine pasture Winkelmoos Alm A cable car gets you up to the alpine pasture Loferer Alm, where the high level path to Steinplatte starts. Today you can tackle the first summit. You walk across alpine pastures and lovely solitary mountain forests to the summit of Steinplatte. Walk down to Winkelmoos Alm, a large alpine pasture, and take the bus to Reit im Winkl. Walking time about 5.5 hours.

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Day 5

Rest day in Reit im Winkl

Enjoy a rest day in well-known resort Reit im Winkl. Walking tip: One classic mountain tour, starting in Reit im Winkl is the summit of Fellhorn. The name hints at the ridge being free of forest and that it is covered by a “field” of meadows and alpine-roses.

 

Day 6

The Eye of Chiemgau“ a poetic name for Lake Taubensee

Once you have seen this idyllic mountain lake, filling a hollow at 1138m altitude on the mountain Rauhe Nadel, you can understand the raptures of the name-giver. Anyhow the day is quite long, leading from alpine pasture to alpine pasture. Walking time about 5.5 hours.

 

Day 7

Kampenwand Wall in Chiemgau Alps

Up you hike through mountain forest to the alpine pastures of Hochplatte and Kampenwand. Enjoy stunning views over Lake Chiemsee. Follow the hiking path from alpine cabin to alpine cabin along the walls of Kampenwand. If you are sure-footed you can tackle the summit. Downhill you may take the comfortable cable car. Walking time about 5 hours.

 

Day 8

Individual departure

 

 

 

Schedule & Price

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

Price per person CAD $1225
Single Surchage $200
Extra nights pre or post tour $100

 

Tour Rating – moderate

Routes of medium difficulty on good trails and paths. Daily walking distance up to 6 hours. Good fitness level is required for some parts as you walk up to 17 km per day. Good walking footwear is required.

 

 

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 rides in Lofer, Hochplattenbahn and Kampenwand

* Route book and walking rucksack -1 per room

* Certified English speaking walking guide

 

 

 

Schedule & Price

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

Price per person CAD $ 835
Single Surchage $200
Extra nights pre or post tour $100
Optional dinner plan – 7 x 3-course meals $200

 

 

This tour includes:

* Welcome meeting and tour information handout

* 7 overnights in 3*** country hotels

* Buffet breakfast daily

* Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

* Cable car in Lofer and Kampenwand

* Route book -1 per room

* Well marked trails

* Service hotline