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Our holiday is based in the charming small Bavarian village of Bad Kohlgrub in the Ammer valley.
  • Product Code 25000
  • Holiday Type Holidays With Two Grades Of Walking, Special Selection Hotels, Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History
  • Grade

    Grades 1, 2 & 3 - Leisurely grades

    Grades 4, 5 & 6 - Moderate grades

    Grades 7, 8 & 9 - Challenging grades

    Grade 4, Grade 6
  • Holiday Duration 7 Nights

When the warm days of summer arrive, where better could there be than a traditional Bavarian beer garden to enjoy a cool beer or glass of wine after a satisfying walk?

Our holiday is based in the charming Bavarian village of Bad Kohlgrub. We’ll walk to beautiful lakes and waterfalls near Bad Bayersoien and Murnau, walk in and around the high mountains above Garmisch and visit some stunning Rococo buildings. Highlights include a visit to Oberammergau, the Passion Play theatre, the Monastery at Ettal and its brewery and King Ludwig II’s palaces of Linderhof and the unique Neuschwanstein Castle.

You’ll enjoy mountain scenery, dramatic (but safe) balcony and river paths, waterfalls, meadows, pretty Bavarian villages and wonderful architecture. We visit four different valleys, so the views are constantly changing throughout the week.

Holiday Highlights

  • Relax in the “Alpenblick” beer garden in Uffing on Lake Staffelsee, the essence of what a rural beer garden should be. 
  • Experience the walk on the Hörnle mountain with open views to lakes and mountains.
  • Walk beside the River Ammer and the waterfalls in the Ammer Gorge.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Heathrow to Munich (British Airways)  
      Airport transfers
      Half board en suite accommodation
      Two dinners in a local restaurant
      Two walks, two leaders, two grade options
      Transport to Neuschwanstein
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
Please select Departure Date to view:

Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4 and Grade 6

  1. Day 1

    We fly from London Heathrow to Munich. On arrival we transfer by road to our hotel in Bad Kohlgrub for 7 nights’ accommodation.

  2. Day 2 to 7

    During our time here, we will experience a variety of picturesque and interesting walks which may include one or more of the following examples.

    Grade 4

    Oberammergau to Graswang and Linderhof - A look round the town of Oberammergau, followed by a lovely walk from Oberammergau to Graswang. We then take the bus  to Linderhof where we have a guided tour around the palace, grotto & gardens. 6 miles (9.5km); Ascent / Descent 100m; 2 hours.

    Staffelsee - A beautiful walk through beech and conifer woods and open meadows to a traditional beer garden by the picturesque Staffelsee for a swim & a beer. Returning by boat and train. 11 miles (17km); Ascent 250m / Descent 400m; 5 hours.

    Hinteres Hörnle, & a River Walk to Oberammergau. An exciting ride up the chairlift before a short climb for amazing views, followed by a lovely river walk, then a visit to the Passion Play Theatre & Museum. 6.5 miles (10km); Ascent / Descent 180m; 4 hours.

    Grade 6

    Bad Kohlgrub to Oberammergau via the Hörnle Mountain - A steady climb up the Hörnle, or an option to take the chairlift  for stunning views to the snowy mountains, an inviting peak and a mostly descending path back to the valley, finishing at a beer garden. 8-9 miles (12.5 or 14.5 km); 300m Ascent / Descent 880m; 6 hours.

    Schleifmuhlenklamm and Purschling Hut Mountain Day – A steady climb up through the Schleifmuhlenklamm gorge along a cool and shady path, followed by a climb up through the woods to the Purschling Hut. A fabulously situated mountain hut and a perfect refreshment stop. 7-8 miles (11-13km); Ascent 940 / Descent 470m; 5.5 hours

    Garmisch Valley & Ettal  - An action packed day – a fabulous walk with great views of the Zugspitze range & Garmisch. 2 lakes, 2 balcony paths & remote meadows. Then to Ettal to relax in a beer garden in the grounds of a magnificent Benedictine monastery, where delicious Ettal beer is brewed by the monks themselves. 9 miles (15km); Ascent / Descent 420m; 5 hours

    In addition we have included a day trip by private coach to Hohenschwangau and Ludwig II’s amazing castle of Neuschwanstein where there are options at both grades. We do not include a visit to the castle itself (from €16.30), which must be booked locally. There is easy walking available around the beautiful Schwansee or Alpsee lakes, or harder walking with spectacular views over the castle towards the Tegelberg mountain.

  3. Day 8

    Transfer by road to Munich airport for check-in and return flight to London Heathrow.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Munich (British Airways)  
  • Airport transfers by road or rail c. 2 hours
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Hotel Schillingshof, Bad Kohlgrub

We stay in the friendly, family owned, Hotel Schillingshof, located at the foot of the spectacular Hörnle Mountain. This 4 star hotel has wonderful views of the valley and Lake Staffelsee. There are a superb range of facilities, including skittles alley, a heated indoor pool and ‘Wellness’ area. We stay in cosy Austrian style bedded rooms with ensuite facilities. Rooms are equipped with a TV, phone, hairdryer, safe and fridge. Some rooms also have a balcony. Breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday charge. Breakfast is buffet style with fresh local food. Dinners will be taken in the hotel on 5 nights where we will enjoy a buffet with a wide range of excellent traditional Bavarian and German food. We eat in a local restaurant for 2 nights. Lunches are not included.

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