Amazing Alpine Roads
Start: Lindau / End: Salzburg
Tour days: 15 / Non-Driving days: 6
Max. daily mileage: 49 miles / Total mileage: 306 miles / Calais-Lindau: 536 miles
- Typical Bavarian Meal in the Benedictine Brewery at Lake Tegernsee
- King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castle Neuschwanstein
- Boat trip on Lake Königssee
- Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak
- Salzburg, Austria, the city of Mozart and the “The Sound of Music”
The Motorhome Tour
This exhilarating Alpine route along the German-Austrian border winds its way for 280 miles from Lindau on Lake Constance to Salzburg in Austria. The majority of the route is in Germany, but we will also visit the Austrian cities of Kufstein and Salzburg. You will be amazed by the sheer variety of the landscape – from lush Alpine meadows, gently rolling hills and green forests to, romantic valleys, sparkling lakes and craggy peaks, including the steep rocky terrain of Mount Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak. We will see the traditional Bavarian towns of Oberammergau and Berchtesgaden, crystal-clear lakes, such as Tegernsee, Schliersee and Königssee and the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. We will enjoy a typical Bavarian meal in a Benedictine brewery at Lake Tegernsee and experience the famous echo during a boat trip to St. Bartholomä on Lake Königssee. We will finish the tour in Salzburg, Austria, the city of Mozart and the “The Sound of Music”
Day 1 and 2: Lindau at Lake Constance
The tour starts in Lindau on Lake Constance, where we will have a group dinner in order to get to know each other. The next day you will have plenty of time to take a stroll through Lindau and its historic old town. It is the perfect place to get into the mood for our upcoming two weeks along the Alpine Roads. A coffee with a view of the harbour gives you a chance to relax after your long journey and enjoy the Mediterranean climate before leaving the magnificent lake for the fresher mountain air.
Day 3: Lindau at Lake Constance – Immenstadt
We take the panoramic route following the Rohrbach ascent, with up to a 9% incline and seven hairpin bends into the Allgäu peaks. Visit the Scheidegger Waterfalls, one of the most beautiful geological features in Bavaria. Enjoy the sun terraces of the Western Allgäu where valleys, hills, lone farms and meadows create a harmonious picture before arriving at our campsite at the lake “Großer Alpsee”.
Day 4: Immenstadt – Schwangau
Today’s journey takes us through the Upper Allgäu following the Oberjoch Pass, the most winding road in Germany and one of Bavaria’s most popular scenic drives. We will pass through mountain meadows near Nesselwang, more than 900 m in altitude and finally reach the romantic Schwangau region with its lakes and castles.
Day 5: Schwangau
Here you can visit King Ludwig’s famous fairy-tale castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau which are a highlight of this tour. Alternatively, you can take the Tegelberg cable car to the mountain station which gives you fabulous views of the Alps, castles and lakes. If you prefer to be more active, there are also 120 km of hiking and walking paths waiting to be explored. Or just relax and enjoy the Royal Crystal Thermal baths!
Day 6: Schwangau – Zugspitz Region
Our route now leaves the Allgäu region and heads into Upper Bavaria. We will drive past some spectacular mountain scenery, through the Ammergau Alps and Karwendel mountains arriving at our campsite at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. Stop on route to explore historical Oberammergau, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Krün, or visit Ettal Abbey and Linderhof Palace.
Day 7: Zugspitz Region
Today we recommend an excursion to the Zugspitze. Take the cogwheel train and the Gletscherbahn cable car up to the viewing platform at almost 3000 meters and you will have phenomenal views over the mountain landscape. It is an unforgettable experience! If time allows visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen or go hiking in the region.
Day 8: Zugspitz Region – Schliersee
Passing through the Tölzer Land, our route continues along crystal clear sparkling lakes across Kesselberg Pass to the quiet and lonely border area between Bavaria and the Tyrol. At the bustling lake Tegernsee the group will enjoy a typical Bavarian Meal at a Benedictine brewery. We will spend the night on the banks of peaceful lake Schliersee.
Day 9: Schliersee – Kufstein
Enjoy the unique panoramic views on the next part of our tour. After descending 700 meters into the Inn Valley, we will cross the border into Austria. Stop in Kufstein, the so called “Pearl of Tyrol”, and visit the turreted fortress situated high on a rocky crag. Our campsite for the night is peacefully situated in the middle of the poplar Tyrolean holiday region Kaiserwinkl between fields and forests, from where you will enjoy panoramic views of the mountains.
Day 10: Kufstein – Berchtesgadener Land Region
Our route continues through typical mountain scenery and the impressive ‘Drei-Seen-Region’ (Three Lakes Region). Passing the biathlon metropolis of Ruhpolding we then follow the road into the magnificent scenery of the Berchtesgaden Alps.
Day 11: Berchtesgadener Land Region
After a lot of travelling today you have the chance to relax at the campsite or in the Watzmann Spa. However there is still plenty to do and see, including a breathtaking bus journey to the Eagle’s Nest formerly Hitlers home and southern headquarters. You could also go for a 8km hike through the Weißbachschlucht, or take the short and easy walk through the Wimbachklamm gorge.
Day 12: Berchtesgadener Land Region – Salzburg
Today the group will go on a boat trip on Lake Königssee to the pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomew whilst experiencing the world famous Königssee echo on the boat. Afterwards we will continue our journey to Salzburg. On the way stop in Berchtesgaden, visit the town and the nearby salt mine. If you have time the spa town of Bad Reichenhall is also worth a visit.
Day 13 and 14: Salzburg
The Baroque City of Salzburg and birth place of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, has a lot to offer. The historic city centre is an UNESCO world heritage site, and there are many picturesque squares, buildings and gardens. Several of them were film locations for the film “Sound of Music”.
Day 15: Departure and end of tour
Touring Season 2018
Saturday 9th June– Saturday 23rd June 2018
Calais pick-up: Friday 8th June 2018
What is included:
All services are for a motorhome with 2 people
- Welcome Dinner
- Typical Bavarian Meal in Benedictine Brewery at Lake Tegernsee
- Boat trip on Lake Königssee to Sankt Bartholomä
- 14 nights at campsites / motorhome parks with electricity (where available)
- Assistance of a multi-lingual motorhome guide during the whole tour
- Travel pack containing maps, a detailed road book with directions to the campsites, suggestions for sightseeing and general advice on motorhoming in Europe
- Secured Payment Certificate
What is included in the optional Calais pick-up service:
- Flexible return ferry crossing from Dover
- Pick-up by motorhome guide in Calais
- One additional night at campsite in Luxembourg
Price for tour only: £1,490
Optional Extra Calais pick-up service: £380
Earlybird discount (for bookings made by 31.12.2017): £70
All prices are for a motorhome with 2 people
– Other prices upon request –
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