Whether you want to take your first steps in the mountains, want to gauge your fitness level for hiking or learn more about being prepared for hitting the trails, and planning your own tours, join Ceri Temple (fully certified mountain hiking guide) for the Ready, Steady, Hike tours this summer.
Each day hike we will walk and talk about the essentials of hiking in the Alps- from maps to gear, safety, self-assessment (fitness and technique) and the basics to organise your own hikes.
The main meeting point will be the train station at the base of each hike. We will set up a Whatsapp group so that you can coordinate train travel from Munich Central Station together (details below).
The Ready, Steady, Hike series is easy-medium level trails- building up fitness and technique as we go. The hikes are suitable for all people with a basic fitness level, taking their first mountain tours.
Date: Saturday 17th April 2021
Our first tour takes us through the trails above the picturesque Bavarian town on Mittenwald. Along the route we talk about gear, mountain safety and well-being on tour, as well as the basics of identifying suitable hiking routes.
Distance: approx. 13 km
Ascent: 500 m
Walking time: 4 hrs
Easy walking along wide and easy trails. Hiking boots/ shoes recommended. Gear will be discussed along this first hike, so bring what you have for this hike and invest after if needed- once you have the knowledge!
Meeting point: 10:00am Mittenwald train station
Date: Saturday 8th May 2021
Our second tour takes us through the woody trails above Farchant. This varied route gives us a chance to get a feel for different terrain, improving our footing on narrower, rougher sections and building confidence on more exposed routes. Along the way we study the landscape alongside the map, getting to grips with the basics of map-reading.
Distance: approx. 9 km
Ascent: 700 m
Walking time: 5 hrs
An easy- medium difficulty level tour. The trail is well- trodden with some narrower, steeper parts and short exposed sections. It is a technically easy tour and suitable for anyone new to hiking with good footwear (hiking boots with solid sole and good ankle support).
Meeting point: 9:00am Farchant train station
We recommend travel together on the 07:32 train from Munich. We will set up a Whatsapp group to coordinate travel making it simple, social and economical!
Date: Sunday 30th May 2021
Our final tour takes us between the two stunning Bavarian lakes of the Kochelsee and Walchensee up to the peak Herzogstand. The wide panoramas and surrounding peaks lend themselves to practising some navigational wizardry and deepening our understanding of map work. Along today’s hike we will also take a look into risk factors and planning for safe and enjoyable tours.
Distance: approx. 12 km
Ascent: 900 m
Walking time: 6 hrs
An easy - medium difficulty level tour. The trail is well - trodden with some narrower, steeper parts and short exposed sections. It is a technically easy tour and suitable for anyone new to hiking with good footwear (hiking boots with solid sole and good ankle support).
Meeting point: 9:00am Kochel train station
We recommend travel together on the 07:59 train from Munich. We will set up a Whatsapp group to coordinate travel making it simple, social and economical!
Min. 4, Max. 6 participants
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