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Start: Treuchtlingen

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The Altmühltal Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 9 days | 8 nights | £479 per person

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On your walk along the Altmühltal-Panorama path steep jaggered Dolomite-rocks, sun-kissed juniper heaths, soft river valleys and extensive forests will line your way. The nature park ‚Altmühltal’ is also mainly know for its romantic scenery and hence predestined for a comfortable week of walking amidst unspoilt nature.

On top of that you come across a landscape steeped in history and culture: impressive ramparts, reconstructed forts and spectacular treasure troves are testimony to Celtic and Roman times. Castles and palaces built by nobility, magnificent churches and monasteries built by prince-archbishops.

In the Altmühltal valley you will also enjoy many culinary delights: from tasty saussage specialities all the way to the local hops in the shape of numerous delicious beers..

Walking Tour Highlights
• Walk along the Altmuehltal Valley Balcony Path
• Go past steep dolomite rocks, river valleys and large forests
• A classic walking tour in the Bavarian region
• Explore the thermal spa resort of Treuchtlingen

Walking Route Features
Easy hiking on good paths and small side roads. Stages from 20 to 30 km to require a good level of fitness. Sometimes abbreviations are possible by bus.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


1st Day: Individual journey to Treuchtlingen

The idyllic little Altmühl-town Treuchtlingen is situated in the centre of the nature park ‚Altmühltal’, the second biggest Nature Park in Germany. We recommend you seize the first day and relax in the well-known Altmühl-Thermal Spa.

2nd Day: Treuchtlingen – Solnhofen/Pappenheim

Facing the river Altmühl, meandering through the valley, you walk towards the medieval town of Pappenheim, with the impressive castle and seat of the former ‚Reichserb’-marshals. In Solnhofen we recommend you visit the ‚World in Stone’, a collection of fosslis over 140 milion years old and amongst them the primal bird ‚Archaeopteryx’.

Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 15 km | Up 300 m / Down 320 m.

3rd Day: Solnhofen/Pappenheim – Dollnstein/surroundings

After only a short while on today’s tour, an incredible and very popular photo motif is waiting for you: the natural monument ‚Twelve Apostle’, steep limestone cliffs embedded in juniper heaths.

Then the route takes you to Dollnstein into the ancient Danube valley: this is where the river Danube used to run, before this valley was released to the river Altmühl.

Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 18 km | Up 500 m / Down 500 m.

4th Day: Dollnstein/surroundings – Eichstätt

You pass the Geo-monument ‚Burgsteinfelsen’ and continue through forests and juniper heaths and later on on a mountain path with great views all the way to Eichstätt. With Willibalds castle towering over this diocesan town, it is a complete Baroque work of art with prestigious buildings as well as dreamy little alleyways.

Details: approx. 5 hours | 15 km | Up 350 m / Down 350 m.

5th Day: Eichstätt – Kipfenberg

Individual journey home from Eichstätt at 5-Day-Tour.

With a lovely view onto the striking Osterberg mountain and the Roman fort Vetonina, you walk to the Buchenhüller mammoth cave.

You will walk across wonderful alpine paths above Altmühl and you will get fantastic views of the valley and the rock faces whilst walking along the panoramic path. You will walk through the Gugoldinger Wacholderheide, which is a fantastic nature protection area before you will go past the Arnsberger Leite and the Limes watch tower to Kipfenberg.

Details: approx. 6 hours | 29 km | Up 710 m / Down 730 m.

6th Day: Kipfenberg – Beilngries

Today’s tour starts with stunning views and insights into the beautiful Anlauter valley. Reach Kinding with its impressive fortified church and cosy inns.

Shortly afterwards the panorama path again keeps its promise: magnificent views into the Altmühl valley and onto bizarre rock formations. After that another scenic outpost awaits: the Main-Danube canal, Arzberg, Beilngries, Altmühl and Sulz. A steep descent to Beilngries follows.

Details: approx. 5,5 to 6 hours | 26 km | Up 540 m / Down 550 m.

7th Day: Beilngries – Riedenburg

Individual journey home from Beilngries at 7-Day-Tour.

Via the Arzberg mountain plateau into the ‚Seven Valley Town’ of Dietfurt, where water in the form of the Main-Danube canal, rivers and springs plays a major role.

Enjoy the view onto Eggersberg palace, past rock formations and along the Altmühltal-boardwalk into the pretty village of Gundlfing. From the ‚Devil’s Rock’ -Teufelsfelsen into the 3-castle town of Riedenburg.

Details: approx. 7,5 hours (approx. 3,5 hrs. by bus ride) | 35 km | Up 680 m / Down 700 m.

8th Day: Riedenburg – Kelheim

Gnarly trees and rock towers line your – in parts – steep path up to Prunn castle. Pass the blue glittering karst spring “Blautopf” and continue along the Main-Danube Canal.

As a reward enjoy a grandiose view into the distance. Back again in the valley, you walk along the Jura rock to the ‚Celt’s Wall’, which leads you immediately back to the Danube – the view down to the mighty Danube crevasse is awe-inspiring.

After that the impressive finale of your tour: the boat ride through the Danube crevasse to Kelheim.

Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 19 km | Up 460 m / Down 460 m.

9th Day: Individual departure

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
The terrain is easy and you walk on well-maintained walking paths. For each daily tour a good basic fitness level is required.

Technically the tours are easy and can be mastered without any difficulties. In parts shortcuts by public transport are possible.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Altmühltal tour stays in middle class country hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available services

• 8 x overnight stays, breakfast included
• Luggage transfer
• Boat ride Weltenburg – Kelheim (9-day tour)
• Carefully elaborated route descriptions
• Detailed travel and tour documents
• Service hotline

Difficulty

Easy ▲
The terrain is easy and you walk on well-maintained walking paths. For each daily tour a good basic fitness level is required. Technically the tours are easy and can be mastered without any difficulties. In parts shortcuts by public transport are possible.

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Travel Information...

We recommend flying to Munich or Nuremberg and arriving by train to the starting point in Treuchtlingen. The region is covered by the DB ‘Bayern’ Ticket and is valid from the airport and all local public transport in Bavaria. For more information, please visit Deutsche Bahn.

Train journey to Treuchtlingen and only a short walk to the start-hotel.

Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces free of charge, no reservation possible. Parking spaces at Treuchtlingen train station free of charge.

Return train journey to Treuchtlingen, from Kelheim (by bus to Kelheim-Saal) duration approx. 2.5 hours (1x change trains) and from Beilngries duration approx. 2 hours (1x change trains).

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Your Prices

The Altmühltal, 9 days, 8 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast.

2017 Walking Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 07.04. – 01.06.2017 | 12.09. – 16.10.2017
Arrival Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
Season 2: 02.06. – 10.07.2017 | 15.08. – 11.09.2017
Arrival Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
Season 3: 11.07. – 14.08.2017
Arrival Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays

Category A: Prices per person
Season 1: £479 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £519 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £549 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £149

Extra nights
Treuchtlingen
Season 1: £48
Season 2 + 3: £49
Single Room Supplement: £16

Extra nights
Beilngries / Eichstatt
Season 1: £56
Season 2 + 3: £59
Single Room Supplement: £28

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Holiday Price: £479
Single Supplement: £149

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