Alpine Road Bavaria     

Started in the 1920's and only recently completed, the Alpine Road takes us on a scenic tour through the beautiful Bavarian Alps. As you would expect in Germany the roads are wide and generous with the occasional hairpin thrown in. Long straights, flowing bends and moderate climbs make this a truly great driving road. A complete contrast to some of the more traditional Alpine passes with their steep climbs, multiple hairpins and narrow tunnels. Starting at Lindau and heading east some 280 miles of Alpine road ends in Berchtesgaden. Passing beautiful crystal clear lakes, fairy tale castles and picturesque villages this really is a relaxing and wonderful week of fine food, wonderful hotels and fantastic roads.

Day 1 Saturday

Total distance 305m                               Driving time approximately 4hr 30m

Departing on the Eurotunnel we head south along the French autoroutes. Time permitting we will visit the old GP circuit at Reims, take a few pictures, drive around the circuit and take in the atmosphere of this evocative place. Then its back onto the autoroutes as we head to Moselle and our hotel for the night.

Reims Grand Prix  Reims Grand Prix

Day 2 Sunday

Total distance 250 miles           Driving time approximately 4hr30m

Leaving our hotel we continue on the autoroute toward Strasbourg where we cross into Germany for our first taste of German Autobahn as we continue our journey for a short while south towards Frieberg. Here we leave the autobahn and head east toward Lake Constance. Our drive takes us along the North shore of the lake to our hotel near Lindau.

Lake Constance

Day 3 Monday

Free day to relax. Explore Lindau, take a walk around the little island, enjoy a coffee or indulge in a wonderful weiss bier as you watch the boats slip in and out of the harbour. Take a boat ride around Lake Constance and enjoy the sights, sounds and hospitality of Bavaria.

Alpine Road Alpine Road 
Day 4 Tuesday

Total distance 100m               Driving time approximately 2hr 43m

Heading east from Lindau we take the Alpine road. Keeping the alps on our right we begin our drive through lush green forests. Heading across the Jochpass we come to the village of Hohenschwangau where we can park our cars and take a walk to visit Neuschwanstein, the castle of King Ludwig II. Often referred to as the "fairy tale castle". Alternatively only a few minutes away is the cable car ride up the Tegelberg allowing spectacular aerial views of the castle and surrounds. After our visit we return to the Alpine Road and continue our journey east through Füssen to Oberammergau and our hotel for the night.

Hohenschwangau Castle Neuschwanstein Castle 
Neuschwanstein Castle
Alpine Road alpenstrasse Alpine Road alpenstrasse
Day 5 Wednesday

Total distance 175m               Driving time approximately 5hr 00m

Today is a day to enjoy driving along the Alpine Road and some of the other fantastic roads roads through this beautiful part of the Bavarian Alps. Heading south from Oberammergau we reach Etal where we turn west toward Grasswang. Crossing the border into Austria we head to Plansee and then Reute. Here we head south west for a while then turn north west to take us to Schatwald, back across into Germany and a change of direction to the north. At Mittelberg we take a right towards Steinach and returning to Reutte we head towards Garmisch Partenkirchen. At Wallgau we continue east and then change direction to head north toward Bad Tolz. Time to stop and enjoy a coffee in this historic market town. Leaving Bad Tolz we head west then south past the Walchensee and to our hotel for the night.

Alpine Road alpenstrasse Alpine Road alpenstrasse
Alpine Road alpenstrasse
Day 6 Thursday

Total distance 145m                               Driving time approximately 4hr 11m

Our final section of this scenic road. Leaving Wallgau we head east across the Sylvensteinausee then north to pass the Tegernsee, pass through some wonderful villages and on to the Chemsee, the deepest and cleanest lake in Germany. Our journey continues as we wind south then east then south again to end the day in the Berchtesgaden National Park where we will be staying for the next 2 nights.

Alpine Road alpenstrasse Alpine Road alpenstrasse
Alpine Road alpenstrasse
Alpine Road alpenstrasseAlpine Road alpenstrasse
Day 7 Friday

Free day to enjoy the wonderful spa facilities in the hotel or take a drive to the Eagles Nest, Hitler's alpine retreat, only a few miles away. Or perhaps a visit to nearby Salzburg or a boat ride on the Konigsee. There are a number of salt mines to visit around the area, some with underground lakes. Plenty to do and see just a short distance away from our hotel.

Alpine Road alpenstrasse Koenigssee berchtesgaden
Eagles Nest berchtesgaden
Eagles Nest berchtesgadenAlpine Road
Day 8 Saturday

Total distance 402m                Driving time approximately 6hr 50m

Time to leave the Alpine Road and head back towards home. Our journey takes us along three hundred miles of German autobahn around Munich, towards Stuttgart then Karlsruhe. From here we head towards Strasbourg, leave Germany and follow the road to the beautiful Parc Naturel Regional des Ballons des Voges where we have our final hotel of the trip. 

Day 9 Sunday

Total distance 365m                Driving time approximately 5hr 45m

Leaving our hotel we head off on the autoroutes in time to catch the early evening Eurotunnel. The end of our week enjoying the stunning scenery of the Bavarian Alps.

Price

TBA

What is Included

Return tunnel from Folkstone to Calais for 1 car and 2 passengers.

Bed breakfast and 3 course evening meal in each of the carefully selected 3 and 4* hotels

What is not included

Drinks, incidentals, bar cost, spa treatments, castle entry fees, local tours, lunch, road tolls, fuel and any other miscellaneous costs.

Deposit

TBA

Optional Extras

Fully flexible eurotunnel ticket allows you to extend your stay and return at a later date. 

Tours of the castles and the Eagles Nest are best booked in advance. If you would like to include these activities then please contact us to confirm costs and we can add them into your itinerary.

Enjoy a relaxing Friday evening prior to travel in a hotel just a few minutes drive from the tunnel. Three course dinner and full English breakfast is included. Contact us for pricing.

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