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On a non-group,self-guided walking holiday in Germany, we provide maps and our carefully researched route notes, so that you can walk from one hotel of character to the next while your luggage is transported, or explore from a single base – always at a pace that suits you.
Our walking holidays in Germany – in keeping with our Slow holiday philosophy – are a means of discovering a region up close. Our perfectly planned routes (described in easy-to-follow notes) allow plenty of time to appreciate your surroundings. And because there’s no group, no arrangements to make (we do all that), and no luggage to worry about, you can make impromptu stops to watch an eagle, learn about local history, or to sip a local brew in a beer garden.
Judging by where Germans go, the best regions for a walking holiday in Germany would probably be the Harz Mountains and the Black Forest. Walking holidays in Bavaria, meanwhile, combine glittering lakes with vistas of peaks such as the Watzmann. Elsewhere, the shores of Lake Constance reward walkers with far-reaching views, while in the Moselle Valley paths skirt steep vineyards to reach half-timbered towns.
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
Choosing the right walking holiday in Germany
Our walking holidays in Germany cater for all levels (see our grading system below), from easy walking around Lake Constance, to the demanding but rewarding routes offered by our walking holiday in Bavaria. Between the two are our walking holidays in the Black Forest, the Moselle Valley and the Harz Mountains.
Generally easy walking with few ascents / descents, but perhaps the occasional long day.
Easy-to-moderate walking with some ascents / descents, and occasional longer days.
Moderate walking on varied terrain, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
Moderate-to-challenging walking on more rugged terrain with significant ascents / descents on most days. Compass skills may be required (check the individual holiday).
Challenging hikes, featuring long days with significant ascent / descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required.
Choice of easier or harder routes, so that you can tailor most days to your requirements.
What to expect from your walking holiday in Germany
We believe that there are three ingredients which make for a memorable walking holiday, and so feature in all Inntravel holidays, including our walking holidays in Germany. They are: captivating landscapes; delightful hotels chosen for their welcome; and tasty local cuisine.
Extensive route information
On an Inntravel walking holiday you can depend on our detailed, comprehensive route notes. Distilled from many years’ experience, brimming with up-to-date local information, think of our route notes as your portable and reliable guide. No need to spend precious time planning routes – simply set off and enjoy the views!
Holidays tailored for you
Because you explore independently on an Inntravel holiday, you can personalise the arrangements. Pick a holiday, then decide when to start, how long to stay (you can add extra nights) and how to get there. Then we take care of the details – from train, ferry or flight bookings to hotel and taxi reservations.
Walking since 1984
Since 1984 we’ve walked the most dramatic, tranquil and beautiful paths in Europe and beyond. We’ve learned a lot along the way, and would like to pass on our experience to you. Whether you prefer gentle paths or challenging hikes, call us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you plan your ideal walking holiday.