Bavaria is simply stunning - criss-crossed by beautiful rivers that meander through deep valleys and contrasting dark Alpine forest, pretty towns and villages are home to quaint traditional inns and eateries, and onion-domed church towers peep above lush green meadows.
This eight-night holiday takes you on a stunning journey, following the well-marked Jurasteig path, through the rich Bavarian countryside, covering riverside paths, flowering meadows, and pine-scented forests. Your walk follows the Altmuhl river with its steep valleys rich with castles and pretty towns, crossing Europe's longest wooden bridge to arrive at the confluence with the mighty Danube. After visiting the spa town of Bad Abbach, you'll leave the Danube behind and climb into the lower German Jura Mountains to arrive at Eilsbrunn, finishing at the world's oldest inn.
En route you'll marvel at the fascinating flora and fauna: eagles and hawks swoop overhead, whilst deer and wild boar roam the forests. A mix of northern European and Mediterranean flora lines the route and springtime brings out an abundance of flowers. Later in the year, a mix of fruit and grapes come in to season.
Traditional German favorites - bratwurst and beer - are on most menus along the way but you'll also find fresh foods made using the local produce from fresh seasonal vegetables to superb grilled meats. Look out for the local pasta, Spatzle, served with a rich cheese sauce and deep fried onions.
You'll stay in a mix of hotels: a modernized town house in Regensburg, a traditional guest house in Reidenburg, a lovely **** boutique hotel in the centre of Kelheim and a small aparthotel ran by the extremely welcoming Simone in Bad Abbach.
|Meals||Continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals|
|Tour Starts||Regensburg train station Hbf (Pick up) 16:11, transfer to hotel, 5 mins.|
|Tour Ends||Regensburg train station Hbf (Drop off) by 11:46 am|
|Rail Options||Munich Hbf to Regensburg Hbf 14:44/16:11. Return: Rail Regensburg Hbf to Munich Hbf 11:46/13:25.|
|Rail Supplement||Inquire for prices.|
|Singles||Add $36 per night.|
|Other details||Room upgrade: Prices from $16 per person, per night based on 2 people sharing. Extra nights: we recommend Regensburg, inquire for details and prices.|
|Hotels||**** (2 nights), *** (6 nights)|