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Munich's Jacob Pilgrim's Trail 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 2
Starting in Munich, Bavaria’s vibrant capital on the Isar, this walking tour has many more treats in store for you such as little villages where time stood still, several impressive monasteries, churches with typical Baroque turrets and tiny chapels. The strikingly beautiful landscape with its green pastures, meadows and forests, murmuring streams, roaring rivers and idyllic lakes have a calming effect on both mind and body. Lake Ammersee, Bavaria’s third biggest lake and lake Forgensee in the Allgäu region are both part of the itinerary. Finally two very special highlights await in Füssen - Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, King Ludwig’s two fairy tale castles. The breathtaking countryside, amazing cultural sights and welcoming Bavarian atmosphere will captivate and enchant you!
Tours are easy however for tours up to 5.5 hours good basic fitness level is required. In parts some sections can be shortened by taking a bus. Walks are on well maintained walking and forest trails as well as asphalted paths. Only minor altitude differences due to walks mainly in valleys.
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Individual journey to Munich
From Munich to Schäftlarn
From Munich along the river Isar heading south. Past a zoo and taking in final amazing views of Munich, through the forests along the Isar to Schäftlarn monastery with its inn and beer garden. Details: approx. 5 hours | 23 km | +350 m - 220 m
From Schäftlarn to Ammersee
Short transfer to Starnberg, Bavaria’s well known sailing and spa paradise. From Starnberg via a gorge called the ‚Maisinger Schlucht’ to the Maisingersee, an idyllic lake surrounded by reeds and inviting beer gardens. Onwards to Andechs monastery with stunning views of lake Ammersee. Walking trail descends to the banks of this untouched lake on to Herrsching or by boat to Diessen. Details: approx. 4 to 5 hours | 20 km | +160m - 220m.
From Ammersee to Weilheim
A comfortable walk to Paterzeller Eibenwald, a forest with the biggest yew tree population in Bavaria. Through the Oderdinger Filz and characteristic Bavarian countryside on to Weilheim, a historic trade city. The next three days pass through a region in the South of Bavaria between the rivers Lech and Loisach called ‚Pfaffenwinkel’, which is renowned for its diversity in pilgrimage churches. Details: approx. 5 to 5,5 hours | 25 km | + 210 m -200 m.
From Weilheim to Peiting/Schongau
You leave Weilheim and walk on the Saint Jacob ́s Trail through the small monastery-village Polling to Peisenberg. Then the way leads you to the High Peisenberg, from where you can enjoy wonderful wide views of the Zugspitze and the Tyrolean and Allgäu mountains. A short train fare or a comfortable walk will take you to Peiting/Schongau. Details: approx. 4,5 to 5,5 hours | 24 km | + 450 m -300 m
From Peiting/Schongau to Halblech/Trauchgau
You start your hike through the gorge Ammerschlucht on a fascinating trail system above the river to Rottenbuch, the main town of "Pfaffenwinkel". On the Pfaffenwinkler Milchweg you walk through the mill-village Wildsteig and continue to church Wieskirche, the famous church of pilgrimage (UNESCO World Heritage). Then you walk over boardwalks through the bog Wiesfilz to Steingaden. From there a short bus journey takes you to Halblech/Trauchgau. Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 24 km | + 450 m -300 m
From Halblech/Trauchgau to Füssen /surroundings
The highlight of this walking tour takes you to the banks of lake Forggensee, the gateway to the Allgäu region. Past lake Bannwaldsee along the ‚King Ludwig path’ and the river Ache straight to the world famous fairy tale castle ‚Neuschwanstein’. After King Ludwig’s neighbouring castle ‚Hohenschwangau’ on lake Alpsee, the trail finally leads to Füssen, the end of an exciting week of walking. Details: approx. 4 to 5,5 hours | 22 km | +330 m -320 m
Individual departure or extra days
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