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Bavarian Alps and Lakes

Walking between Lake Tegernsee and Mount Wendelstein

What’s typically Bavarian? Beer gardens with chestnut trees and a hearty meal. Or glittering lakes with excellent water quality, perfect for cooling down. The mountains, such as the Hirschtal-Sattel, the Gindelalm, the Taubenstein and the Wendelstein, which you pass on this hiking tour, are also typically Bavarian. After a week of hiking, you will have completely absorbed the Bavarian lifestyle between the mountains and lakes.

Details about the mountain hiking holiday in Bavaria

Every day you experience a little bit more of Bavaria. Every day a new mountain, a new alpine pasture or a new lake. Do not miss the Tegernsee, Schliersee or the picturesque Spinzingsee.

The highlights of the Bavarian Alps and Lakes walking holiday at a glance:

  • The best views from the ship and cable car: Whether crossing the Tegernsee, in the cable car up the Taubenstein or down from the Wendelstein – the cable car and boat trips are included!

  • Bavaria’s city gems: Bad Tölz and Bayrischzell are among the prettiest cities in the Free State, where the Bavarian attitude to life is still authentic. Let yourself enjoy the famous cosiness!

  • Pure alpine indulgence: Cast your gaze over lush alpine meadows with mountain herbs and enjoy a typical snack.

Worth knowing about the hiking tour around the Bavarian Alps and Lakes

Spend the first hours of your walking holiday in the small town of Bad Tölz and a walk along the Isar. Over the next few days, you can expect hikes between six and 17 kilometres in length, which last around three to five hours. The consistently easy hikes lead along good hiking trails and forest roads. You should plan enough breaks to swim in the lakes.

Route summary

Easy walks with stunning views along walking paths and forest roads. Significant differences in heights are tackled by cable cars. For the daily tours, a good basic fitness level is required, since walking times vary between 3 and 5 hours. When possible, there are also more challenging routes on offer, which will lead you even higher up into the mountain areas.

This tour has been graded as Medium. Find out more about our walking holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total walking distance: approx. 72 km
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Itinerary

This well-known Bavarian small town is best discovered on a casual stroll: walk for a bit along the river Isar with the Golgotha in full view, then past the spa house into the market road. You can marvel at the beautiful houses whilst taking a break in one of the numerous pavement cafés.

After a short train journey to Lenggries, you continue along the long-distance walking trail Via Alpina to the Aueralm via the Hirschtal-col below the steep rocks of Mount Fockenstein. Enjoy a descent break with Bavarian Alpine delicacies before you continue through forests and across meadows with a wonderful long-distance view down onto Lake Tegernsee and descend to Bad Wiessee.

ca. 5 hours
18 km
720 m
630 m

You walk along high-altitude paths with amazing views of the mountain in Galaun, then onwards to the little mountain chapel on the rock formation of Mount Riederstein, from where you have a magnificent view down to the lake and onto the surrounding mountains. Once back on the lake, the Tegernsee brewery inn invites you to a cool beverage, before you return with the Tegernsee ship to Bad Wiessee.

ca. 3,5 to 5 hours
9 km
420 m
450 m

From Tegernsee, you soon reach alpine pastures via a steep forest trail surrounding the well-known Alpine beer garden Neureuth. After a break with lovely views of the lake, you casually continue your tour to the Gindelalm alp and then you descend along forest paths and forest roads to Lake Schliersees after the marina you reach the pretty and neat spa park situated directly at the lakeside of Lake Schliersee.

ca. 4 to 4,5 hours
12 km
620 m
570 m

Along the lakeside adventure path, you get to Fischhausen. Then along the path ‚ Bockerlbahnweg with numerous info points via the former forest railway, you first walk to the col ‚Spitzingsattel’ and then onwards to the picturesque Lake Spitzingsee. Walk around this nature idyll before you take a break in the historic chalet ‚Wurzhütte’ and then return by bus to Schliersee.

ca. 3 to 4 hours
13 km
390 m
60 m

A light and airy cable car ride take you to the summit station on Mount Taubenstein. Then you walk on a high-altitude path with brilliant views of the Rotwandhaus, where you have the opportunity to climb to the peak of the Rotwand if you fancy. Onwards via the picturesque cirque ‚Großtiefentaler Kessel’ to Lake Soinsee with its idyllic location, then along alpine pastures and flowering meadows to Bayrischzell.

ca. 5 hours
15 km
180 m
990 m

The King-Maximilian path leads you past a waterfall to the Wendelstein-Alp. From there, you walk to the summit with its impressive meteorological observatory and along the 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 casually walk back to Bayrischzell.

ca. 4 to 5 hours
5 km
920 m
20 m

Route information

Easy walks with stunning views along walking paths and forest roads. Big differences in heights are tackled by cable cars. For the daily tours, a good basic fitness level is required since walking times vary between 3 and 5 hours. When possible, there are also more challenging routes on offer, which will lead you even higher up into the mountain areas.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights


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Make an enquiry about 2024 arrival dates and prices for this tour

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Place of arrival: Bad Tölz
  Season 1
12.05.2023 - 03.06.2023
17.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

Fridays and Saturdays
Season 2
04.06.2023 - 24.06.2023
27.08.2023 - 16.09.2023

Fridays and Saturdays
Season 3
25.06.2023 - 26.08.2023

Fridays and Saturdays
Bavarian Alps and Lakes, DE-MUWBB-08X
Base price
789.00
849.00
929.00
Single room surcharge 209.00 209.00 209.00

 

Category: Beautiful 3*** hotels and inns

Season 1
May 12, 2023 - Jun 3, 2023
Sep 17, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Fridays and Saturdays
Season 2
Jun 4, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023
Aug 27, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023
Fridays and Saturdays
Season 3
Jun 25, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023
Fridays and Saturdays
Bavarian Alps and Lakes, DE-MUWBB-08X
Base price
Single room surcharge
789.00
209.00
849.00
209.00
929.00
209.00

 

Category: Beautiful 3*** hotels and inns

Season 1
May 12, 2023 - Jun 3, 2023
Sep 17, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Season 2
Jun 4, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023
Aug 27, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023
Season 3
Jun 25, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023
Bad Tölz
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
Bad Wiessee
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
Bayrischzell
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
75.00
29.00
85.00
29.00
85.00
29.00
75.00
29.00
85.00
29.00
85.00
29.00
85.00
29.00
95.00
29.00
95.00
29.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Bad Tölz
  Season 1
May 12, 2023 - Jun 3, 2023
Sep 17, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023

Fridays and Saturdays
Season 2
Jun 4, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023
Aug 27, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023

Fridays and Saturdays
Season 3
Jun 25, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023

Fridays and Saturdays
Bad Tölz
Double room p.p 75.00 75.00 85.00
Single room surcharge 29.00 29.00 29.00
Bad Wiessee
Double room p.p 85.00 85.00 95.00
Single room surcharge 29.00 29.00 29.00
Bayrischzell
Double room p.p 85.00 85.00 95.00
Single room surcharge 29.00 29.00 29.00
Prices per person in GBP

Services and information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1 Boat ride on Lake Tegernsee
  • 1 Cable car ride Taubenstein
  • 1 Cable car ride Wendelstein

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS data available
  • Service hotline
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train to Munich, and then by train to Bad Tölz with a journey time of approx. 1 hour.
  • Munich airport.
  • Parking: a limited number of hotel parking spaces free of charge, no reservation possible. There are parking spaces near the hotel free of charge or the public underground car park for approx. EUR 30,- per week, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey by train from Bayrischzell to Bad Tölz, duration approx. 1.5 hours.

Important information:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Train fare from Bad Tölz to Lenggries, approx. EUR 4 per person
  • Bus fare from Bad Wiessee to Tegernsee, approx. EUR 2 per person
  • Bus fare from Lake Schliersee to Lake Spitzingsee, approx. EUR 2 per person
  • Special dates on request
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Bad Tölz

Hotel Kolberbräu 3***

www.kolberbraeu.de/en

Bad Wiessee

Hotel Askania 3***
www.hotel-askania.com

Schliersee

Gästehaus am Kurpark

www.gaestehausamkurpark-schliersee.de/en/

Bayrischzell

Hotel Alpenrose 3***

www.bayrischzell-alpenrose.de/en

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