Panorama Tegernsee
Salzalpensteig Chiemgau
Chiemsee Sonnenuntergang

Across the Bavarian lakeland to Mount Zugspitze - From Munich to Garmisch

Duration: 8 Days// Total Distance: appr. 80 km//Altitude Difference: 2500m 800 m//Difficulty: Difficulty 2

Pure hiking bliss awaits during our 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 and Lake Kochelsee framed by mountains, along whose lakeside a marvellous hiking experience awaits. 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 hearty alp huts offering Bavarian specialities.


Day 1: Arrival in Munich

Day 2: München - Schäftlarn (approx. 12 km - ascent approx. 200 hm - descent approx. 100 hm)
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.

Duration: 3,5 - 4 hours

Day 3: Schäftlarn - Bernried (approx. 18 km - ascent approx. 150 hm - descent approx. 150 hm)
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.

Duration: 4 - 4,5 hours

Day 4: Bernried - Kochel (approx. 15 km - ascent approx. 100 hm - descent approx. 100 hm)
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.

Duration: 4 hours

Day 5: Day of rest or circular walk Lake Kochelsee (approx. 11 km - ascent approx. 200 hm - descent approx. 200 hm)
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.

Gehzeit: ca. 3 - 3,5 h

Day 6: Kochel - Wallgau (approx. 8 km - ascent approx. 900 hm - descent approx. 150 hm)
Today the first mountain-tour awaits! The route leads you to the renowned Herzogstad on the bridlepath, 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 beergarden 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.

Duration: 3,5 - 4 hours

Day 7: Wallgau – Garmisch (approx. 16 km - ascent approx. 950 hm - descent approx. 100 hm)
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. Onwards to the Esterberg-alp, where you get to enjoy specialities 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.

Duration: 5 hours

Day 8: Departure or extension

Dates, Prices and Services

Season Category   Double Room Single Room
21.05.2022 - 04.06.2022 (Arrival: Sa)StandardEUR729948
05.06.2022 - 25.06.2022 (Arrival: Sa)StandardEUR769988
26.06.2022 - 27.08.2022 (Arrival: Sa)StandardEUR8591078
28.08.2022 - 17.09.2022 (Arrival: Sa)StandardEUR769988
18.09.2022 - 08.10.2022 (Arrival: Sa)StandardEUR729948

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Transfers according to program
  • Boat ride Lake Kochelsee
  • Cable car descent Herzogstand
  • Cable car descent Wank
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline
  • If half board: min. 3-course evening meal (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Additional services

Additional services   Prices per person
Extra charge half boardEUR199

Additional nights     Prices per person/night
15.05.2021 - 09.10.2021 / München Double RoomEUR89
15.05.2021 - 09.10.2021 / München Single RoomEUR154
15.05.2021 - 09.10.2021 / Garmisch Single RoomEUR104
15.05.2021 - 09.10.2021 / Garmisch Double RoomEUR79