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8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Munich to Garmisch Level 2
Pure hiking bliss awaits you during your holiday between the Bavarian capital Munich and the Olympic town of Garmisch. During the first part of the holiday there is water in all shapes and forms to marvel at: the blue Isar river, waterfalls, gurgling streams and the imposing Bavarian lake scenery, with the renowned Lake Starnberger See leading the way. Lake Kochelsee framed by mountains, where the lakeside gives you a marvellous hiking experience. Lake Kochelsee leads you into the splendid mountain region around Garmisch, which offers everything that defines a great hiking region: impressive mountain backdrops, high-altitude hiking tours with leisurely cable car rides as well as alpen huts offering hearty Bavarian specialities.
The first part of your hiking week leads you leisurely on just slightly hilly terrain through the Alpine foothills. Inbetween a day of rest lures with an option to walk around the lake before you are headed for the mountains towards Garmisch. As a finale enjoy two hiking tours with alps and splendid mountain panorama. All in all a hiking holiday full of enjoyment, with daily walking times of 5 hours maximum, whereas with both days in the mountains you always have a choice between an easier and a more athletic option
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Arrival in Munich
Seize the day of arrival to visit the centre of Munich with its numerous sights and experience Bavarian cordiality in one of the many characteristic beer gardens.
From Munich to Schäftlarn
From the Bavarian metropolis you walk along the river Isar through forests and meadows. Along the Way of St. James until the famous Schäftlarn monastery, where you get to enjoy Bavarian delicacies and freshly brewed beer in the beergarden of the monastery. A short steep ascent takes you out of the Isar-valley to Schäftlarn. Approx. 3.5 to 4 hours 12 km =200 m -100 m
From Schäftlarn to Bernried
You walk through the impressive Maisinger Gorge to Lake Maisinger See, an idyllic moor-lake situated amidst spectacular scenery. Onwards to Possenhofen, where Empress Sissi spent her childhood. Past the island ‚Roseninsel‘ and Sissi‘s beloved lido Feldafing the route leads you along the idyllic path along the lakeside of Lake Starnberger Sees. Approx. 4 to 4.5 hours 18 km +150 m -150 m
From Bernried to Kochel
After a visit to the Benedictine monastery Bernried in the morning you proceed through the Bernrieder Park and picturesque nature reserves directly along the water. Soon you reach Seeshaupt, the southern end of Lake Starnberger See. This is the start of the incredibly beautiful lake district of the Osterseen-lakes, where you enjoy marvelous walks along their lakesides and a swim. Fantastic views onto Mount Zugspitze you have from the large Lake Ostersee, home of a multitude of waterfowl. Approx. 4 hours 15 km +100 m -100 m
Day of rest or circular walk Lake Kochelsee
A day for relaxation and enjoyment of a landscape, which was also very much appreciated by many famous artists such as Franz Marc and Kandinsky. Follow our hiking suggestion via bridges and footbridges to the Lainbach-waterfalls, which impressively pour into a gorge. You walk along the rock-path around Lake Kochelsee as far as Schlehdorf. Finally you take the boat back to Kochel. Approx. 3 to 3.5 hours 11 km +200 m -200 m
From Kochel to Wallgau
Today the first mountain-tour awaits! The route leads you to the renowned Herzogstad on the bridle path, which was already used by King Louis in order to reach his hunting lodge. Once you reach the top you take a well-earned break in the legendary beer garden or climb up to the Herzogstand, where you get a view all the way to Munich and into the high mountain range from the panorama-pavillon. Then you glide effortlessly into the valley by cable car, where you take the bus to Wallgau. Approx. 3.5 to 4 hours 8 km +900 m -150 m
From Wallgau to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
As a finale a fantastic summit-tour onto Mount Wank awaits. You walk through the deep Finzbach-ravine and ascend to the Finz-alp, a little hut in a fabulous location. Onward to the Esterberg-alp, where you get to enjoy specialties of the chalet before you embark on the final ascent through the forest to the summit. From above you see the entire Zugspitz-massif and the ‚Wetterstein‘-mountains, situated directly opposite and the town deep below you, an unforgettable view! Then sway comfortably downhill by cable car to Garmisch. Approx. 5 hours 16 km +950 m -100 m
Departure or extension
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|Oct 09 2021||Oct 16 2021||12||Single rooms||878€|
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