Bavarian Alps Challenge Trek Picture 1
Bavarian Alps Challenge Trek Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: April - September

Max alt:  1830m

Dist:  63km

Min age: 

Duration:  5

Bavarian Alps 3 Peaks Trek

Trek Adventure

Get ready for beautiful alpine scenery, wonderful wild flowers, hearty Bavarian Cuisine, and lashings of good clean fun. You will be staying in predominantly valley village accommodation, but with some of the most amazing high level trekking to be found in this part of Europe! With traditional Bavarian hospitality awaiting you, and clean mountain air, and a tough challenge ahead - why not join us on this little know, but mountain challenge.


You will fly in to Salzburg, and you will be met by your Adventure Cafe leaders, who will ensure your transfer to our first overnight in the mountain spa town of Bad Reichenhall. If you arrive early enough, why not consider trying out the thermal baths?

From here, the following morning we shall put our best foot forward, and trek high up from Bad Reichenhall, over to Berchtesgarten, via the lofty peak of Bannkopf.

After an overnight in the stunning mountain town of Berchtesgarten, we shall once again head out - but this time pushing ourselves high to the peak of the Eagle's nest - Kehlstein. We shall then head down over the amazing Konigsee, to some well earned refreshments at the watersedge, before outr transfer back to Berchtesgarten once more.

Our final day of trekking sees us (provided you have the energy) climbing once more over to Bad Reichenhall - this time via Hirschangerkopf. Our final descent will see us back to the beginning once more, where a final celebratory meal will await, and tales of three epic mountain days.

The next day transfers will return you to Salzburg Airport, with tired legs, but some incredible memories. 

 


Itinerary

Day 1 - Flight into Salzburg, transfer to Bad Reichenhall. Time to explore, and then evening briefing. Optional light afternoon walk - or time to visit the town spa. 

Day 2 - Trek from Bad Reichenhall to Berchtesgarten. Approx 6-7 hours. 21km.

Day 3 - Trek over the Eagle's Nest to the trek's high point - then return to Berchtesgarten, for one more evening in this stunning and historic German town.

Day 4 - Trek from Berchtesgarten back over to the spa town of Bad Reichenhall. The longest day this is a challenging 25 km or just over 15 miles - with a big mountain to cross! We shall enjoy spectacular views from the soaring Hirschangerkopf.

Day 5 - Just time for one last glimpse of this incredible mountain range before we head for the airport - and home again.

 

Route Map


Accommodation

Two nights are spent in hotel accommodation. This will be of a three start or equivlent standard. The other two nights will be in simple hostel style accommodation. This 

 

Typically these will provide bedding - but we recommend you bring either your own sleeping bag or silk liner. Be aware - you will be sharing in dormitory accommodation ! It's part of the experience!

 

What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Special Notes

Please note that two nights on this trek will see us staying in simple accommodation. This has always been a key part of this challenge. We shall do everything to ensure you have a great time - and you will have good clean accommodation, and washing facilities.

 

Visas / Redtape

You should be sure to have good personal insurance that will cover you overseas - and will cover the trekking nature of this trip. You should also carry the appropriate documentation to ensure you do not have to pay for hospital care in Europe.

 

Included In Trip

Qualified Mountain Leader
Bed & Breakfast Accommodation x 4
Transfer from Salzburg Airport to Bad Reichenhall & return transfer from Bad Reichenhall to Salzburg Airport
Lunches x3 and Dinners x4
Safety Equipment
Support vehicle & driver is included.

 

Excluded From Trip

International Flights

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Water Purification Tablets, Suncream, Blister Repair Kit
Plasters, Vaseline, Rehydration Salts
Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant

Washkit
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Shampoo (not a full size bottle!)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste (small size)

Hill Walking Items
Sleeping Bag - 2/3 season rated to 0° C comfort rating or sleeping bag liner (silk or cotton)
Medium Sized Rucksack - lined with waterproof bags
Rucksack Liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm Clothing
Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves
Heavy Gloves (mitten type recommended), Fleece Hat

Trek Clothing
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers, 1 Pair Tracksuit Bottoms
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Walking Socks, Liner Socks
Underwear, 1 Change of Casual Evening Wear

Waterproofs
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Toilet Roll / Pack of Travel Tissues, Spare Lace
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Travel Documents, EHIC Travel Card
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Passport

Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Penknife, Mobile Phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!)
Emergency Rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek)
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb

 

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.

 

Weather

Expect the weather to be pleasant with daily temperatures into the twenties - although we could experience colder temperatures at higher altitudes. You will need to be prepared in case of rain (just in case) - hot and sunny weather - and colder temperatures. The mountains always have a fickle weather pattern and hence we need to make sure we prepare for all eventualities.

 

Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events

 

 

Guide price

£749

Difficulty
Info

 

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