The King-Ludwig-walking path starts at the idyllic lake Starnberg, where the fairytale king died so tragically, and leads through the Alpine foothills over to the castles of the Allgäu region, where he spent his youth. You walk past scenic highlights and Bavarian cultural treasures across a landscape, very much adored by this Bavarian monarch King Ludwig II which ultimately inspired him to have several castles and palaces built. On your tour little monastery towns, tranquil villages, paths past lakes and moors await you. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic views onto the Ammergauer Alps, the Zugspitze summit and the Allgäu mountains just like King Ludwig used to.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
The tour leads you through the nature reserve along the banks of Lake Starnberg via the Ilka cave with its stunning view onto Lake Starnberg all the way to the Deixfurter pond. Along pretty Bavarian villages with inviting beergardens you head for Andechs monastery with its own brewery. Then a short bus ride to Herrsching and a cosy boat trip to Dießen. Walking time approx. 5 to 6 hours.
From Dießen the path leads you across beautiful meadows and past the castle chapel and after that into the stunningly peaceful Stiller forest. Via hilltops with marvellous views you reach Wessobrunn, home of the well-known ‚grey duke’ (historic belfry) and the natural landmark ‚Tassilolinde’. In the distance you get a glimpse of the Zugspitze summit. Walking time approx. 4 to 5 hours.
Today you explore the Alpine foothills, very typical for Bavaria with its sleepy little villages and the remote moor areas. Prepare for a steep ascent onto the Hohen Peissenberg mountain, a magnificent spot with weather station and breathtaking panoramic views over the Alps from the Großvenediger all the way into the Allgäu region. Onwards now downhill to Hohenpeissenberg and your tour continues through forests and across fields all the way to Peiting. Walking time approx. 4.5 to 6 hours.
From Peiting onwards to the untamed and romantic Ammer ravine. Several little bridges and footbridges take you through a ravine above the river Ammer all the way to Rottenbuch. There an especially ornate monastery church awaits you. Then across hills and meadows with glorious views onto the Alpine mountain range, you arrive at Wildsteig. Walking time approx. 4 hours.
From Wildsteig through idyllic moor regions onwards to the world famous UNESCO world heritage ‚Kirche in der Wies’ (church in the meadow). Via soft hilltops, through forests and meadows covered in colourful flowers and distant views onto the Allgäu Alps and the King-Ludwig-country on Lake Forggensee to your Day 6 finish Buching. Walking time approx. 4 to 5 hours.
Across nature reserves along and past Lake Hegratsried and then either continue on the path along Lake Forggensee to Füssen or via the Pöllat ravine uphill to the most stunning castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Then along the path Alpenrosenweg into the historic market town of Füssen. Walking time approx. 5 to 6 hours.
You walk on walking paths or forest trails as well as on asphalt paths. For tours through the Alpine foothills with a walking time of 4 to max. 6 hours, stamina and a good basic fitness level is required.
We suggest flying into Munich. We can supply train tickets or private taxi transfers from there.
Departure Dates 2016: Daily from May through mid-October
|16.04. – 02.06.2016 | 12.09. – 16.10.2016|
|03.06. – 10.07.2016 | 15.08. – 11.09.2016|
|11.07. – 14.08.2016|
|Price per person: season 1||CAD||$795|
|Price per person: season 2||$895|
|Price per person: season 3||$965|
|Surcharge for arrivals Monday to Thursday
Single room surcharge
This Tour Includes:
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment