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relaxed mountain wildlife and walking (by train)

The best of Bavaria, from the flower-rich valleys to the highest point in Germany.
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Dates

10th – 18th June 2025

Leader

Philip Precey

Price

To be confirmed

Included

Return train travel London St Pancras to Munich. Local transport as specified in itinerary. Eight nights accommodation, full board.

Not included

Refreshments. Gratuities. Travel insurance. ETIAS/visa costs. Covid tests and associated costs.

Group size

Minimum 5, maximum 14.

The limestone mountains of the Bavarian Alps may not be as familiar as their higher Austrian or Swiss neighbours, but they are home to some fantastic wildlife. Highlights of our trip should include wet meadows full of orchids (including at least four species of marsh orchid) and home to singing Common Rosefinch, White-backed Woodpecker and Whinchat; scarce butterflies such as Woodland Brown and Dusky Large Blue; high mountain specialities including Ptarmigan, Alpine Chough and Snowfinch; delicate alpine flowers including primulas, gentions and the beautiful Soldanella alpina; and some awe-inspiring mountain scenery, with views taking in four countries. Oh, and if you like apple cake, hot chocolate and Bavarian beer, all the better!

This holiday is based in the scenic alpine town of Mittenwald, nestled amongst the mountains from where we will explore the woods, meadows, wetlands and, of course, the high mountains in the surrounding area.

From London to Munich and then throughout the holiday, we will be doing all of our travel by public transport, travelling first by Eurostar to Paris and then by express train to Munich. In Bavaria, we will take advantage of the fantastic local train service together with the cable cars that give us direct access to the mountains. The holiday is perfect for anyone who appreciates wildlife and walking in the hills, and who enjoys the gentler pace of travel by train and cable car.

Please note that holidays change, although sometimes only slightly, from year to year and previous trip reports may not reflect the planned itinerary, or other holiday details, for the current trip. Please ask us if you would like to know of any significant differences.

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