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Ready, Steady, Hike: An Introduction to Hiking in the Bavarian Alps

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).

Tour Highlights
  • A series of three full day guided hikes in the Bavarian Pre-Alps
  • Three blocks of practical and theoretical input – gear, safety, technique, self-assessment and the basics of tour planning.
  • Course designed and delivered by certified mountain hiking guide, Ceri Temple
  • Training resources including packing lists
  • Ideal way to build skills and confidence to start designing your own hiking adventures
  • Whatsapp group for course members

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.

An Introduction to Hiking in the Bavarian Alps - Get Ready! Mittenwald

Date: Sunday 12th July 2020

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

Activity level description:

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

An Introduction to Hiking in the Bavarian Alps – Get Steady! Farchant

Date: Saturday 8th August 2020

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

Activity level description:

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!

An Introduction to Hiking in the Bavarian Alps- Go Hike! Kochel am See

Date: Saturday 12th September

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

Activity level description:

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!

  • Three guided day hikes (bookable together or separately)
  • Complete gear and packing lists
  • Training resources
  • Whatsapp group membership
  • Tour photo albums
  • Lunches, drinks, snacks on tours (Currently we can not guarantee stops in mountain huts along these tours, therefore bringing a packed lunch and plenty of water is essential)
  • Personal insurance (travel cancellation insurance and personal accident insurance for mountain activities)
  • Travel to/from tour start/end points
SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS DUE TO CORONA
BOOK NOW & PAY LATER

Due to the Corona situation we have changed our terms so that you can book your tour WITHOUT any payment until the tour is GUARANTEED to go through according to travel advice of the relevant authorities. For more information please see our terms & conditions.

Dates, price & booking

Day hikes

Date:
12.07.2020 Mittenwald
08.08.2020 Farchant
12.09.2020 Kochel am See

Price: €75,00 per hike
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Full Course Price- all 3 Days:
Price: €205,00
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Tour length

Day hikes

Participants

Min. 4, Max. 6 participants

Country

Germany

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