Itinerary

11 Day Tour 

Day 1

Arrive at Munich airport. Transfer by minibus, taxi or train to our base hotel in Hohenschwangau.

Day 2

Hohenschwangau. Hohenschwangau boasts an enviable location, surrounded by forested mountains and bordered by the tranquil Alpsee lake. Nearby you’ll find not one, but two former royal palaces. Explore the imposing Schloss Hohenschwangau, built by King Maximilian II of Bavaria, before heading into the hills for fantastic views of Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle built by Maximilian’s son, ‘Mad’ King Ludwig. Set among soaring peaks, this Romanesque castle is one of Germany’s most striking images.

Day 3 

Hohenschwangau to Pfronten: 9 miles (14km). From Hohenschwangau the route heads west into peaceful surroundings along a quiet path beside a babbling brook that leads to the traditional town of Pfronten, nestled in the Vils Valley. Take in the views over a leisurely lunch at a lovely local Gasthof.

Day 4 

Pfronten. Beneath the towering Aggenstein Mountain, in the lush Vils Valley, lies the charming town of Pfronten. Traditional Bavarian houses line the main street, decorated with murals and window boxes filled with colourful summer flowers.

Day 5

Pfronten to Schattwald: 9 miles (14km). To the southwest of Pfronten, the Vils Valley narrows and meanders between picturesque wooded slopes. Our route follows the valley, before crossing the border into Austria and emerging at the gorgeous Tyrolean village of Schattwald.

Day 6 

Schattwald. From this quiet Austrian village, spend a day in the beautiful Tannheimer Tal, twice voted Austria’s most popular hiking destination. Explore glorious Alpine meadows and towering forested mountains, before perhaps stopping for a bite to eat beside a picture-perfect mountain lake.

Day 7

Schattwald to Bad Hindelang: 8 miles (13km). Take in the dramatic scenery on a winding descent from Schattwald, which leads you to Bad Hindelang, a charming village which serves as one of Germany’s major health resorts.

Day 8

Bad Hindelang. Set in the nature reserve of the Allgäu High Alps, this traditional mountain village is a prominent spa resort, featuring Germany’s only high mountain sulphur spring. Amble through the streets, admiring the traditional Bavarian houses bedecked with summer blooms, or explore the sun-drenched mountain meadows and wooded slopes surrounding the village.

Day 9

Bad Hindelang to Oberstdorf: 10 miles (16km). From Bad Hindelang you really get away from it all as you follow the glaciated Iller Valley as it stretches south. The route takes you past dramatic mountains and secluded clearings as you head towards the lively town of Oberstdorf.

Day 10

Oberstdorf. One of Germany’s premier ski resorts, Oberstdorf is perfect for walkers during the summer months, with fantastic hiking available through the verdant valleys surrounding the town. There are numerous ways to spend your time here - treat yourself to a delicious cake in one of the cosy cafés, sample some Bavarian beer in a shaded beer garden, browse the chic shops for traditional souvenirs, visit the fascinating local museums, or take the cable car ride to the towering Nebelhorn Peak for breathtaking views of the spectacular scenery.

Day 11

We say “Auf Wiedersehen” before transferring you direct from Oberstdorf to Munich airport by train or minibus.

One Night Or Two?

Most of our holidays are available in two formats: BSpoke Original (two-night stays at each hotel, moving on alternate days), and BSpoke One Night Stops (two nights in your first hotel, followed by just one night in each subsequent hotel, for those who want to cycle a distance every day).