Raft rides, gorge hikes, river bike trails, moorland nature trail and beer pilgrimage: 10 experiences that you should definitely not miss in Upper Bavaria
10 x Must-do experiences
The Salzalpensteig brings together old, historic paths to form a cross-border long-distance walking trail. It goes from Lake Chiemsee and the Chiemgau region past Bad Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden to Austria.
salzalpensteig.com (only in German)
Through the Partnachklamm Gorge
The route along the Partnach river offers a breathtaking natural spectacle with countless waterfalls and steep rock faces.
The German Alpine Road
The German Alpine Road runs over 484 winding kilometres from Lindau on Lake Constance to Schönau on Lake Königssee. It never fails to captivate visitors, whether they are travelling by car, motorbike or camper van. The fascination of the route lies in its diversity, the rhythm of Alpine meadows, undulating hills and mountain peaks, forests and lakes.
Beer Pilgrimage to Altötting
This entertaining pilgrimage route through the Bavarian Alpine foothills passes three breweries … The final destination is the Chapel of Mercy in Altötting.
Ammer-Amper Cycle Path
The tour begins at the Ammerquellen spring in Graswangtal, goes past Oberammergau and crosses the Pfaffenwinkel region. Cyclists can look forward to various attractions and river landscapes on the final section past Fürstenfeldbruck, Dachau and Freising, before the Amper river flows into the Isar at Moosburg.
ammer-amper-radweg.com (only in German)
Isar Rafti Tours
This tour on traditional wooden rafts covers 28 river km from Wolfratshausen over Europe’s biggest rafting weir, past the Georgenstein rock and Grünwald Castle to Munich. The rafts depart daily from May to the middle of September.
Inn Cycle Path
Leaving the Alps, the route runs from Kiefersfelden past Rosenheim, Mühldorf am Inn and Simbach am Inn to Passau. It touches on unspoilt alluvial plains, still lakes, impressive river banks and the picturesque towns on the River Inn with their historic marketplaces, churches and abbeys.
inn-salzach.com (only in German)
Moor Education Trail Bad Kohlgrub
Experience the fascination of the moorland region between Bad Kohlgrub and Saulgrub. The trails goes through a typical mountain pine moor landscape. Information panels display facts about the valuable healing powers of the moor and its positive effect on the human organism.
Gletscherblick Premium Walking Trail
The 13 km panoramic circuit in the Chiemgau Alps is surrounded by fascinating scenery, which takes in the glaciers of the Großvenedig and Großglockner mountains as well as the Kaiser Mountains. And not forgetting the views of Lake Chiemsee.
chiemsee-chiemgau.info (only in German)
Cycling in the Pfaffenwinkel
Mountain bikers can scale the Hohen Peißenberg or scout round the Hohen Trauchberg - enjoying the panoramic views and mountain sections. Those who wish for more creature comforts can choose the culinary delights of the “Schmankerl Tour” or the beery charm of the “Biergarten Tour” instead.
pfaffen-winkel.de (only in German)