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Your walking holiday in Germany

Bavarian Alps & Lakes | Self Guided

The Southeastern German region of Bavaria has all the perks of a walking holiday you could wish for: majestic mountain tops, deep blue sparkling lakes, idyllic Alpine pastures with grazing cattle. Discover Bavaria’s most beautiful clichés during a week-long walking tour between Bad Tölz and Bayrischzell. Walk casually on marvelous panorama-paths through picturesque mountain scenery, have breaks along the way in little mountain chalets and enjoy a typical snack ('Brotzeit’) and a cool traditional beer. The refreshing waters of the mountain lakes Tegernsee and Schliersee invite you to a dip your toes in on a hot summer’s day.

What's included

  • Seven overnight stays, breakfast included

  • If half-board: min. three course meal

  • Luggage transfer

  • Shipping on Lake Tegernsee

  • Cable car ride Taubenstein

  • Cable car ride Wendelstein

  • Bus journeys according to programme

  • Carefully elaborated route description

  • Detailed travel and tour documents

  • GPS-data is available

  • Service hotline

Your walking holiday in Germany

Bavarian Alps & Lakes | Self Guided

Day 1

Arrive at Bad Tölz.

A stroll around Bad Tölz will enable you to discover some of Germany’s most typical Alpine architecture. This quiet, rural town is well known for its mild climate and its ability to maintain a charming, traditional way of life. Here, you can walk down the narrow, cobbled lanes and along the Isar river in complete tranquillity, before stopping off at the Hotel Kolberbräu.

Day 2

Bad Tölz to Bad Wiessee | Distance 11.25 miles (18 km)

A short train-ride to Lenggries will open-up onto a trail leading you into the heart of the Bavarian Alps. The Via Alpina track will guide you through the Hirschtal-col, over Mount Fockenstein, all the way to Aueralm. Enjoy the breath-taking views onto the Lake Tegernsee as you descend into Bad Wiessee. On the way there, make sure you take a break (‘Pausenbrot’), and enjoy the best of German delicacies.

Day 3

Round Tour to Mount Riederstein | Distance 5.5 miles (9 km)

Make the most of the Alpine views as you hike over altitude paths. A stop at the mountain inn Galaun and at the mountain chapel on the rock formation of Mount Riederstein is scheduled for you to stop and appreciate this  Bavarian legacy. This tour also includes a magnificent view of the lake and onto the surrounding mountains. Once back on the lake the Tegernsee Brewery Inn invites to a cool beverage before you return with the Tegernsee-ship to Bad Wiessee.  

Day 4

Bad Wiessee to Lake Schliersee | Distance 8 miles (12 km)

On day four you will experience Bavaria’s unique landscapes and culture by walking through green pastures all the way to the well-known Alpine beer garden Neureuth. Today, your walk continues through the forest paths and roads and then leads you to Lake Schliersees. After seeing the marina, you will reach the pretty spa park situated directly at the lakeside.

Day 5

Round Tour to Lake Spitzingsee | Distance 8 miles (13 km)

Make your way around Bavaria’s largest mountain lake (28 hectares), and experience the romantic dark forests surrounding it. The Bockerlbahnweg will take you over the col Spitzingsattel all the way to the nature idyll. At the end of this eight mile walk, the friendly staff of the historic Wurzhütte chalet will be waiting to serve you, before your return by bus to Schliersee.

Day 6

Lake Schliersee to Bayrischzell | Distance 9 miles (15 km)

A light and airy cable car ride takes you to the summit station on Mount Taubenstein. Then you walk on a high-altitude path with brilliant views to 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.

Day 7

Round Trip onto Mount Wendelstein (3.1 miles/5km).

The King-Maximilian-path leads you past a waterfall to the Wendelstein-Alp. From there you walk all the way 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.

Day 8

Individual departure by train from Bayrischzell to Bad Tölz, or there’s the option to add on some extra days. As the Bavarians would say, “Wiedershauen” – hoping to see you again.

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

Your walking holiday in Germany

Bavarian Alps & Lakes | Self Guided

Your walking holiday in Germany

Bavarian Alps & Lakes | Self Guided

Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.

Hotel Alpenrose

Alpenrose is located right in the centre  of the picturesque mountain village Bayrischzell, just an hour from Munich. From here you can discover the region Tegernsee-Schliersee. The Alpenrose Bayrischzell has 35 cosy, individually decorated rooms, renovated but with the flair of  history.

Gästehaus am Kurpark

The newly renovated Gästehaus is the perfect place to start off a long day of excursion around the Schliersee lake. A private sauna with a room to relax presents the opportunity to relax and feel great. The large sun terrace, the idyllic garden with loungers and the cosy fireplace on the ground floor are also fantastic features of this hotel.

Hotel Kolberbräu


This hotel is perfect for enjoying the Bavarian lifestyle. The hotel is situated in the historical market square of the city of Bad Tölz. The pedestrian only zone is an ideal starting point for discovering the city or undertaking the beautiful Bavarian surroundings. This hotel also offers you the opportunity to taste Germany’s great food and beer.

Hotel Ritter


The Ritter welcomes you into its homely hotel. It offers cosy rooms and a hearty breakfast for those who need the comfort after a long day’s walk. You may also find full relaxation in the sauna and wellness options on offer.

Your walking holiday in Germany

Bavarian Alps & Lakes | Self Guided

Package Prices 2019 (Flights and Transfers included)

2019 Departure Dates Nights  Adult Price 
17th May  - 9th July  7 £1065
10th June  - 30th June  7 £1095
1st July  - 18th August  7 £1125
19th August  - 15th September  7 £1095
16th September  - 06th October  7 £1065

Tour Only Prices 2019

2019 Departure Dates Nights  Adult Price 
17th May  - 9th July  7 £625
10th June  - 30th June  7 £655
1st July  - 18th August  7 £690
19th August  - 15th September  7 £655
16th September  - 06th October  7 £625

Friday, Saturday and Sunday departures. (Other departure days available on request)

Please contact one of our Activities Experts on 020 7471 7750 for child prices. 


  • Single Supplement: £190 
  • Half Board Supplement: £200 (7 x 3 course evening meals) 

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