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New! Salzburg to Munich Walking & Hiking Tour

Mountains, Lakes & Castles of Bavaria & Tyrol

  • Follow some of Europe's most celebrated footpaths past limestone massifs, alpine meadows and sparkling lakes
  • Be pampered by Michelin-starred cuisine, luxurious spas and five-star accommodations 
  • Explore charming storybook villages, remote mountain huts and whimsical fairy-tale castles
  • Experience unforgettable hiking through the majestic Alps of both Austria and Germany
  • Captivating gateway cities of Salzburg and Munich invite you to linger

Bring a journal and it will soon read like a storybook. Impossibly deep lakes beneath the snowcapped peaks of the Alps. Blankets of wildflowers flowing into the horizon. Majestic fairy-tale palaces. Mountaintop hideaways from world wars. If any pages are left empty, it will only be because sometimes words are simply not enough.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Begin in beautiful Salzburg, a World Heritage site and birthplace of Mozart  See the hills that inspired Maria's song in The Sound of Music  Walk along the rocky ridgeline that borders Germany and Austria  Cowbells softly clang in nearby pastures as you sample local artisanal cheeses at a mountain farmhouse  Escape to Bavarian paradise at the luxurious Kempinski Berchtesgaden  Toast to the journey ahead while tasting exquisite wines from both sides of the border and enjoying Michelin-starred cuisine.

Days 2-3 Discover the history of this remote mountain region at the Obersalzberg Documentation Centre  Boat across glacier-carved Königssee, Germany's deepest and cleanest lake, and cool off in the spray of the country's highest waterfall  Breathe in the fresh air and admire the expansive vistas from high mountain passes  Gondolas whisk you from the valley floor to the upper reaches of the Tyrolean Alps to reveal world-class hiking trails  Explore medieval Kitzbühel, stopping for a kaffee in the town's charming pedestrian-friendly center.

Days 4-6 Walk past the limestone cliffs, fields of wildflowers and jagged rock spires of the magnificent Kaiser Mountains  Settle in at historic Schloss Elmau  Venture on foot through Partnach Gorge on a path that leads to a pristine landscape of green meadows, forested slopes and craggy outcroppings  Savor the flavors of Michelin-starred German fare  Feel part of a fairy tale while exploring the grounds of Neuschwanstein Castle in Füssen  Discover green parks and festive biergartens in delightful Munich.

We're excited to offer this incredible new trip featuring diverse hiking experiences in three distinct areas: Berchtesgaden (Bavaria), Kitzbuhel (Tyrol) and Zugspitze (Bavaria). You'll savor the luxuries of exquisite hotels in stunning locations and enjoy excellent cuisine throughout—including unforgettable Michelin-starred dinners.
Mark Selcon- Regional Manager - Europe

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

Straight Talk
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Air-Conditioning

The accommodations on this trip are Premiere Inns. While they offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that they are not equipped with air-conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guestrooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.
$4,998 - $5,398
pp dbl. occ.
(+$1,210 to $1,260 for sgl. occ.)

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Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden

Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden (1 night)

Nestled in the Bavarian Alps, an ultramodern property with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and a Michelin-starred restaurant. (pool, spa)

Hotel Tennerhof

Hotel Tennerhof

Kitzbühel (2 nights)

This family-owned hotel offers a perfect balance of modern luxury and Tyrolean tradition, and sweeping mountain vistas. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Schloss Elmau

Schloss Elmau

Elmau (2 nights)

Relaxation comes easy at this elegant hotel in the Bavarian Alps, boasting Michelin-starred cuisine, its own library, bookstore, concert hall and hammam. (pool, spa)

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The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 5* 300 6* 1500 9 2300
2 3 100 6 700 7 1000
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Königssee Boat Ride (1.5 Hours Round-Trip)
3 6* 900 8* 1600 10* 1600
4 4* 1700 6* 1800 7* 2800
5 6* 700 7* 1900 8 2200
6 3 600 4 700
 

Note: The terrain on this trip is rolling with a few steeper sections in the Alps and includes a mix of well-maintained dirt paths, paved roads and rugged terrain.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our route ratings and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,398 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,898 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,098 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,698 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,398 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,698 pp dbl occ

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