Bavaria Guided Walking Holiday
Discover Germany's pre-alpine region of foothills with fantastic mountain backdrops
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Choosing the level of your walks
Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.
Enjoy walks above the shores of Tegernsee and around isolated Spitzingee with its traditional Bavarian village. Cable cars give access to higher routes, including Wallberg, with remarkable views. Experience a true taste of Bavaria at a nearby brewery or visit a traditional Gasthof.
Additionally, the peace and serenity of the lakeside at our carefully chosen resort of Bad Wiessee will provide lasting memories. This area has a vast network of good paths due to its walking heritage as a spa and health resort.
- Stroll out from the hotel to enjoy Bad Wiessee's music, market and festival events, in areas such as Kreuth, which is only a 15 minute drive away
- Ascend the summits around Spitzingsee for incredible views of the area
- Visit the atmospheric Bräustrüberl beer hall for lunch, where uninterrupted conversation has been a tradition since it was built
- Take a dip in the Iodine Sulphur springs
- Sample Kaiser Schmarren (sweet pancakes) at the mountain huts
- A full programme of guided walks with two options every walking day
- All transport to and from walks
- The services of experienced HF Holidays’ leaders
- “With flight” holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
- Seven nights’ accommodation in en-suite rooms
- Half Board – continental breakfast and evening meal
The friendly 4-star Hotel Terrassenhof occupies a commanding position on the lake front in a quiet part of Bad Wiessee.
The hotel has a popular restaurant, which offers open lake views and a warm welcome from its staff. The hotel has its own bakery and is well known for its cherry and apricot streusel cakes.
|The hotel has 72 well-appointed rooms with:
There is a garden and seating area on the lake front offering wonderful views of the peaceful lake shore and small boats.
There is a small bar area.
Guests can use the indoor swimming pool, spa facilities and fitness room. Beauty and massage facilities are also on offer as well as physical therapy.
Our Guided Walking holidays in Tegernsee are Half Board with continental breakfast and a 3-course evening meal with salad buffet.
Our Self-Guided holidays are on a bed & breakfast basis with an option for HB.
Continental breakfast is served from 7am and consists of cereals, selection of breads and local pastries, cheeses, fresh fruit and nuts, fruit juices, yoghurts, tea and coffee.
Ingredients can be bought from the local shops.
The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.
The hotel's restaurants are well known in the area and serve local Bavarian specialities such as Tegernsee fish, as well as international cuisine. The restaurant has a rustic Apline decor.
The friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.
Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before dinner whilst hearing about the next day's walks.
After dinner there is plenty of opportunity to relax on the terrace or in the bar, with a drink and chat with your fellow guests. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
Tegernsee Guided Walking Holiday
- Our friendly and experienced leaders offer the choice of two different walks each day
- Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
- We provide flexible holidays. Choose easier walking one day and harder the next or just explore independently or relax around the resort
Easier Walks: 4 to 7 miles (6.5-11km) on good paths, but with some steeper sections. Up to 1,500 feet (450m) of ascent in a day.
Harder Walks: 6 to 9 miles (9.5-14.5km) mainly on good paths, with some steep and rough ascent. Up to 2,100ft (630m) of ascent in a day.
Day 1: Arrival day
You should arrive at the hotel with time to settle into your room and perhaps enjoy a stroll around the area. On the first evening your leaders will explain more about the walks and there will be plenty of time to meet with your fellow guests.
Day 2: Bauer in der Au/Auer Alm
Easier Walk: The easier walk ascends to Bauer in der Au and visits its large Alm (large area of meadow below the mountain). The descent crosses this meadowland through a pleasant forest to a lovely viewpoint where most of Tegernsee can be seen. The route we take visits the Aquadome and its aquaria and then follows the lakeside path back to the hotel. 6 miles (9.5km) with 700ft (210m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: The harder walk starts and finishes at the hotel following a track along a river to a steep incline and over a ski road, and we can enjoy lunch at Auer Alm Gasthof. Later the descent follows a different route through forest via the lakeside and past some interesting old farm buildings, finally reaching the hotel. 9 miles (14.5km) with 1,900ft (570m) of ascent.
Day 3: Tegernsee Balcony Route
Both groups take a boat to Rotach Egern, and then follow a riverside path.
Easier Walk: The easier walk ascends to reach a balcony path offering viewpoints of the lake. Our lunch stop is at a former monastery, now a beer hall! Walking through the older part of Tegernsee, we ascend onto the same balcony path and then descend to the small township of Gmund, famous for its papermaking industries, to catch a bus back to Bad Wiessee. 7 miles (11km) with 900ft (270m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: The harder walkers ascend through forest, glimpsing the lake before a stop for a drink at Galaun Gasthof. The ascent continues to the dramatically perched Riederstein Chapel with spectacular views of the mountain ranges and then continues to reach the pinnacle of the Baumgartenschneid. The steep descent is through woodland, along paths and forestry tracks, making a final drinks stop at the famous Bräustüberl. 7 miles (11km) with 2,100ft (630m) of ascent.
Day 4: Wallberg
Both groups travel to the Wallberg Cable Car, and ascend to the top station.
Easier Walk: From the cable car station we can visit the tiny chapel or watch the paragliders. This is a good spot to photograph the views of the mountains and lake and relax in the station café. We then descend back down the cable car and begin our walk skirting the base of the Wallberg around to the small settlement of Enterrotach and a lunch stop. There follows a steady ascent, passing a waterfall to the beautiful mountain lake at Suttensee. 6 miles (9.5km) with 1,000ft (300m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: Our walk climbs from the top station to the Wallberg summit. We then return, descending to Wallberg Haus and then climb Setzberg pinnacle. The views from here are along the ridge towards the impressive twin limestone towers of the Risserkogel and the Blankenstein. We continue and finish in the pleasant village of Kreuth. 6 miles (9.5km) with 1,100ft (330m) of ascent and 3,900ft (1,170m) of descent.
Day 5: Free day
On your free day, you may wish to take an excursion to Munich, the capital of Bavaria, to enjoy its fine architecture, museums and vibrant atmosphere. Alternatively, you could explore any of Tegernsee’s five towns. For more free day options see the Local Area tab.
Day 6: Spitzingsee
Both groups travel to Spitzingsee, a popular lakeside village surrounded by high mountains, where we ascend by cable car to the summit of Taubenstein.
Easier Walk: Our walk ascends Rotwand, our highest point of the week at 1,884m. This route has views, some of the best in the area, of Grossglockner and Zugspitze (highest mountains of Austria and Germany). We have lunch in Rotwandhaus and then take the cable car back to Spitzingsee. 4 miles (6.5km) with 1,300ft (390m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: The harder route climbs to the summits of both Taubenstein and Rotwand for lunch and then makes a lengthy descent over Alm through woodlands to reach a deep limestone gorge full of bubbling waterfalls. 6 miles (9.5km) with 1,100ft (330m) of ascent and 3,100ft (930m) of descent.
Day 7: Kreuth/Klamm and Königs Alm
Both groups visit the cheese dairy at Pförn.
Easier Walk: We will set out from Kreuth following the river and climbing through woodland, visiting a memorial spring and passing the impressive buildings at Wildbad Kreuth, en route to Siebenhütte for a drink stop. We cross a large Alpine meadow and can stop for lunch with views to the Blue Mountains marking the Austrian border. From there we drop down to a secluded valley, the Wolf’s Gorge, following its stream to a hidden waterfall. After lunch there is an easy stroll back to the bottom of the valley and transport back to the hotel. 7 miles (11km) with 800ft (240m) of ascent.
Harder Walk: Our walk leaves from a little further up the same valley climbing a forestry track, across a meadow and into a natural bowl hiding the charming Königs Alm. We reach a high point and follow a balcony path to the river by a trout farm. From here we pass the buildings of Wildbad Kreuth and a riverside walk back to Kreuth for the bus back to the hotel. 7 miles (11km) with 1,500ft (450m) of ascent.
Day 8: Departure day
Please note that the itinerary outlined is provisional and could be subject to change. A finalised itinerary will be available at the resort and your leader will brief you every evening about following day's walks.
The Lakes and Tegernsee
Tegernsee is a spa town in the Bavarian pre-Alps, across Lake Tegernsee from our hotel in Bad Weissee. A major feature of Tegernsee town is the Benedictine Abbey built in the 6th Century. Cruises and boat rides also run on the lake from Tegernsee. With both Tegernsee and Bad Weissee being spa towns, there is plenty of opportunity to pamper yourself and enjoy swimming pools. For a different way to explore the Bavarian Alps, cycle hire is available.
The capital city of Bavaria, Munich is the centre of Bavarian culture and the economic driving force behind its wealth. Cycle hire is a big option in Munich, in order to get round many of the sights, which include the Hofbräuhaus, the Food Market, the Royal Residence and the Opera House. There is a multitude of museums, shops and cafes in the city to explore, and the city’s unique atmosphere is a great experience. A local bus runs to Munich from Bad Weissee on a regular basis.
This chocolate-box pretty spa town has an old quarter beautifully located near the River Isar and offers a quiet and relaxed day out. Steeped in history, this medieval town was originally built with wood, until it burnt down in the 13th Century and was then rebuilt with stone. The town also has an interesting history from World War II, when and SS officer cadet school was located in the town. Originally a market town, today Bad Tölz is a spa town, with local iodine-rich springs, which are believed to have healing properties. Visit Bad Tölz by bus from Bad Weissee.
Did you know?
On the north side of Gmund is a large paper-mill which specialises in producing high quality paper. Their paper is used to produce the Euro banknotes, so all visitors to Tegernsee arrive with a souvenir of the area already in their pockets.
We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.
‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle free option
Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Heathrow or Manchester flights to Munich airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.
If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 1 hour 30 minutes to the Hotel Terrassenhof.
‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option
Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.
If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, we can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Munich airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £35.
Transfers must be pre-booked. Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details
* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach
The “Tegernsee card” which is issued free to guests on arrival at the hotel provides free transport on the local public bus service. It can also be used to gain a reduction on many of the facilities in the local area – great for your free day!
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Dates & Prices
|7 Sep 2019||TGLCL - Bavaria Guided Walking - Without Flights||7||£1,049.00||Book Now|
|14 Sep 2019||TGLCL - Bavaria Guided Walking - Without Flights||7||£1,049.00||Book Now|
|14 Sep 2019||
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|14 Sep 2019||
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Prices are per person
- Single room: £14 per night
- All transport to walks is included in the price of the holiday
- Non-member associate fee: £10 per person