Walking in Oberammergau

6 days
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$1,049 USD
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Walking & Trekking
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Trip code: 
W05OB
Ways to Travel:
Self-Guided Holidays, Short Breaks, Private Group Adventures
Activity:
Walking & Trekking
Group size:
2–6
Ages:
8+

Self-guided walking in rural Bavaria

Better known for its famous Passion Plays, the 'chocolate box' village of Oberammergau is the perfect base for a week of walking. From exhilarating mountain hikes to strolls through valleys and wetland reserves, Oberammergau’s wealth of well sign-posted trails makes it an ideal walking destination. Choose from easier or harder walks each day, and take advantage of the easily accessible local buses and mountain lifts. You can relax on the hotel’s terrace on your return.

Highlights

  • Wonderfully picturesque region: rolling hills, snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, flower-filled meadows, sparkling waterfalls
  • Impressive monasteries, regal palaces, onion-domed churches, pretty, frescoed houses
  • Traditional, family-run 3 star hotel with beautiful frescoes and a choice of dining options
  • Well-signed paths and trails with a choice of walking levels every day
  • Superb walking scenery: lush valleys, deep forests, wildlife sanctuaries, wetland nature reserves
  • Based on our popular 7 night, Walking in Southern Bavaria

Key information

  • 5 nights 3-star hotel, all rooms en suite
  • 4 days centre-based walking
  • Choice of routes each day
  • Altitude max. 1700m, average 1100m
  • Self-guided holiday. Min age 12 yrs
  • Countries visited: Germany

What's included

  • All buffet breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • All accommodation (see accommodation section)
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival & departure transfers - subject to 2 passengers traveling
  • Route notes and maps

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
  • Solo traveller supplement (where only one person is travelling on a departure date)
  • Visas or vaccinations
Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

4

Days of Walking & Trekking
Pace:

Leisurely: 3-4km/2-3miles an hour

Terrain:


Low altitude; good paths

Day by day breakdown
Day 216.0km/10.0miles
Day 314.0km/9.0miles
Day 422.0km/14.0miles
Day 513.0km/8.0miles

Responsible Travel

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Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    Arrive in Oberammergau

    A transfer (90 mins) is provided from Munich airport to your hotel in Oberammergau (subject to a minimum of 2 people booked on a departure in total). Staying at Hotel Landhaus Feldmeier.

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    Villages of the Ammer Valley

    You start the day with a short (15 mins) ride on the little red train to Bad Kohlgrub. From here, you walk through the rolling Ammer Valley's string of sleepy farming villages - Unterammergau, in particular, has a splendid Rococo church. Then head across the Pulvermoos, a wildlife sanctuary and habitat for 60 bird species including corncrake, dipper, whinchat and even snipe. Staying at Hotel Landhaus Feldmeier.

    Optional shorter walk: 2.5hrs, distance 9km/6mi

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 3

    Mountains and Monastery Walk

    Today you take the cable car to the top of the Laber (1685m) for panoramic views of Germany's highest mountain - the Zugspitze (2962m) - and the Austrian Alps beyond. You then wind your way down through cool pine forests to the village of Ettal. After lunch, visit the amazing C14 former Benedictine monastery, an outstanding example of Bavarian Baroque architecture. Return on an easy path along the pretty valley, passing the Barenhohle cave where there's a figure of the resurrected Christ. Staying at Hotel Landhaus Feldmeier.

    Optional shorter walk: 4hrs, distance 12km/7.5mi

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 4

    Follow the shore of Staffelsee; afternoon optional boat cruise

    Staffelsee is one of the larger of the many picturesque blue lakes dotted around this part of Bavaria. This beautiful stretch of water offers easy walking along the shoreline with plenty of swimming opportunities. Stop off in the attractive riverside village of Uffing (the boat landing station is a fantastic place for lunch and offers magnificent views of the lake backed by mountains). In the afternoon, either relax in the sun on the panorama deck of the little lake cruiser (pay locally), passing hidden coves and the lake's 7 islands (one even has its own tiny chapel), or return on foot along the quiet side of the lake. Staying at Hotel Landhaus Feldmeier.

    Optional shorter walk: 3.5hrs, distance 12km/7.5mi

    3 options: walking time 3.5hr, distance 12km/7.5mi or walking time 5hr, distance 18km/11.5mi or walking time 6hr, distance 22km/14mi.

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 5

    Walk to Linderhof Palace; return via the Linder Valley

    Today's walk includes an unmissable visit to Schloss Linderhof, the gloriously over-the-top Rococo palace built by Mad King Ludwig in 1878, inspired by Louis XIV's chateau in Versailles. There are gorgeous French and Italianate terraced gardens and a golden fountain which erupts once every hour with a 30m plume of water. Return to the hotel along a tranquil path which winds back down the Linder Valley, through the village of Graswang with its beautifully preserved old farmhouses and pretty 17th century frescoed church. Staying at Hotel Landhaus Feldmeier.

    Optional shorter walk: 1.5hrs, distance 6km/4mi

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 6

    End Oberammergau

    The tour itself ends here after breakfast. A transfer back to Munich Airport is included (subject to a minimum of 2 people booked on a departure in total).

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

 

Visas

Vaccinations

Germany

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All buffet breakfasts and 7 dinners are included.

Bavarian cooking is hearty and rustic, well-known for its wide variety of wurst (sausages), pretzels (breads), Knodel (dumplings), meat dishes, and of course its world-famous beers. The hotel can cater for vegetarians; please let us know in advance so we can notify the hotel. Before June, some mountain restaurants are open only at weekends.

Weather

Average temperatures in summer are in the region of 25'C-30'C. The warmest month is usually July whilst the coldest is mainly January. Every month has its share of precipitation on an average of 14 days per month.

Is this trip for you?

Walking throughout this trip is on well-marked paths which are, at times, stony underfoot. Easier options are provided for the week. Anyone looking for a variety of walking, staying at a good quality hotel, with lots of opportunity for sightseeing would be perfect for this trip.

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. You are provided with route notes for each day, which begin with an overview of the walk and advice on lunch, followed by detailed instructions. The route notes contain a 24 hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the hotel is normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.

You may find our Fitness Training Guide a useful reference: http://www.exodus.co.uk/assets/pdf/Exodus_WT_Fitness_Training_Guide.pdf

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotel

Alte Post Hotel Oberammergau
Alte Post Hotel Oberammergau

The Hotel Alte Post is a family run hotel located within the heart of Oberammergau's town centre. Dating back to 1612, it is one of the oldest inns in the town and has been run by the Preisinger family since the end of the 1900s. It is a traditional Bavarian style building, with white washed walls and beautiful frescoes painted on its outside walls.

The rooms are ensuite, comfortable and of a good size and most rooms come with views onto the village. The hotel's dining areas are rustic yet cosy, with wooden pannelled walls and even an old tiled stove, whilst the newly renovated Kofel Blick café is stunningly modern with a nod to its traditional past. The hotel's terrace is also perfect for dining, whilst watching the goings on in the village square and admiring the view of the Kofel mountain.

Room Upgrades:
Room upgrades (Superior or Deluxe rooms) may be available on request for a supplement. Please enquire at the time of booking for further details, availability and prices.

All prices are based on 2 persons sharing, so if there is an odd number of people travelling in your party or you are travelling alone, there will be a compulsory supplement for a single room for the tour duration. For a solo traveller there is an additional charge to cover transfer costs.

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Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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