Discover a winter wonderland, whatever level of challenge you’re after.

Winter Walking is ideal for those who want an active week in magnificent winter scenery, but are not tempted by alpine or nordic skiing. The emphasis is on relatively gentle walking at a relaxed pace, with plenty of time to admire the scenery. Far less technical than skiing, with our expert guides you can master snowshoeing in minutes

Snow Shoe

Overview

Snowshoe hiking is one of the best ways to access the most secluded and untouched corners of Bavaria. You will get a fascinating insight into the magical winter landscape and it is a great way to get out and about in the fresh alpine air. With their large surface area, snowshoes making walking through areas of deep snow great fun an an excellent calorie burner so you can enjoy that Bavarian cuisine.

Visitors exploring the snowy landscape on foot will quickly see the advantages of these ancient walking devices. Instead of sticking to the marked trails, snowshoes make it possible to head off into untouched areas of nature and walk effortlessly through snowfields where they would sink in knee-deep when wearing normal shoes. Snowshoes are very simple to use and require no previous experience – simply strap them on, pick up your poles and off you go!

Or if you prefer take one of tours with a experienced and friendly guides, and enjoy the nature parks and the Hohe Tauern National Park, before stopping at traditional mountain restaurant to replenish your energy stores read for the next adventure.

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Itinerary

For those who would like to try something different to skiing, snowshoeing is a great alternative. Snow Shoes were probably invented in Canada, since then they have been used by the inhabitants of the Arctic areas to move, by the peoples of the Asian mountains to hunt and by woodsmen of the Alps collecting firewood.

Now snowshoes, which are no longer, made of wood but of metal and plastic, are a greener alternative to other winter activities such as skiing. Winter hiking with snowshoes allow you to discover the whitewashed nature in the most authentic way: walking in the woods surrounded by snow-covered trees, by a fairy tale landscape and the silence of the winter is an experience that you must do at least once in your life.

In addition, it’s easy to learn and suitable for everyone even the less athletic, children and the elderly will be able to fully enjoy the mountain with wonderful walks.

On the first day we will spend time refreshing our skills with shovels, probes and avalanche transceivers, and enjoying a good warm up and a great introduction to the alpine feel of the area. You’ll spend the next few days exploring the area with your guide, practicing your technique and maybe even trying out a few trails on your own.

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Accommodation

Heubethof – Rustic Bavarian Lodge

In the middle of the nature park Nagelfluh at an altitude of 1000m, our stylish and spacious rustic Bavarian Lodge, set in the foothills of the mountains presents an idyllic retreat. Enjoy the peace and tranquility the mountains have to offer and relax and unwind in the lodges beautiful surroundings. Situated in the Gunzesried valley, the Hubethof provides a unique opportuntity to experience traditional Bavarian hospitality.

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Schwäbele Eck – Central Location

The Schwäbele Eck is our family-run guest house and a small hotel for those that enjoy that home from home feel and sense of coziness. Traditional Bavarian hospitality mixed with some stunning Mediterranean cuisine. Ideally situated for those who like a central local in the pedestrian zone of Sonthofen, but within walking distance of the beautiful forest.

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Kuehbergalp – Wellness & Spa

Only 15 minutes from Oberstdorf, and right next to beginners’ and intermediates’ area in the Gunzesrieder Valley in the heart of the Allgäu. Everyone feels at home here thanks to the unique charm of the Allgäu. Enjoy the breath-taking views of the valley and the entire Oberstdorf and Hindelanger mountain range, while experience some breath-taking skiing before coming back to recharge your batteries for the next day in spa.

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Travel Info

There Allgau region of Bavaria is easily accessible and is well served by several airlines from airports around the UK to Munich, Stuttgart and Memmingen

From the North

Manchester to Stuttgart Tui (www.tuifly.com)
Manchester to Munich Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com) and (www.flybmi.com)
Edinburgh to Munich Easyjet (www.easyjet.com)

From the Midlands

Birmingham to Stuttgart Fly Be (www.flybmi.com)
Birmingham to Munich Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)

From the South

Stansted to Memmingham Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com)
Stansted to Friedrichshafen Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com)
Stansted to Munich Easyjet (www.easyjet.com)
Heathrow to Munich British Airways (www.ba.com)and Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)
Heathrow to Stuttgart British Airways (www.ba.com)and Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)

From the airport:

Your friendly NBF Alpine Adventures Ltd driver will meet you at the airport and will drive you to your chosen lodge while you sit back and relax. However for those that prefer to make their own way:

Stuttgart and Munich are a two hour drive to reach us and are also served by regular train services to Immenstadt where we can organise a pick up by prior arrangement.

Memmingen is an hours drive and is also served by rail links to Immenstadt www.db.de where we can organise a pick up.

Most major car hire companies are located at the airports. NB: you will need to request Winter Tyres from Nov – Apr
www.europcar.com.uk
www.hertz.com.uk
www.sixt.com.uk

Driving:

Driving from the UK is also possible. We advise you take the ferry from Dover to Calais or Eurotunnel. On average the journey takes 10 hours from Calais. With a stopover halfway in either France or Gemany this can be a great addition to your trip.

Train

You can now catch the train from London to Stuttgart or Munich by Eurostar and high speed TGV. This journey takes 7 hours, plus a 2 hour stop in Paris. Please visit http://www.seat61.com/Germany.htm for details.

Have a safe journey

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At a glance

Cost inclusive of specialist equipment:

  • Snowshoes
  • Poles and boots
  • Transceiver, probe and shovel.
  • Guide/Instruction
  • Food & accommodation.
  • Transfers (note surcharge applies for transfers from Stuttgart & Munich)
Location & Address

We are based in Sonthofen, which is the most southerly town of Germany, located in the Oberallgäu region of the Bavarian Alps. It is ideally situated for exploring the mountains. A previous winner of the "Alpenstadt des Jahres" (Alpine city of the year), Sonthofen is the perfect choice for a relaxing break.




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What our Community Say
PICTURE PERFECT

“Just the perfect German town that shows quality, health and excitement for all tourist year round. Typical alpine style, food, hospitality, a picture perfect town that has all the things one would want in a alpine vacation.”

AMAZING WEEKEND

“Just wanted to drop you a short note to let you know how great Dave and Tony were in looking after us this long weekend – great guys, very helpful, approachable, capable, organised and supportive. Helped make the trip a real pleasure.”

AN AWESOME TEAM

“Thanks for a great ski weekend, we were looked after brilliantly by Dave, Nick and Tony. Skiing was great, and hats off to Nick and Dave for managing such a mixed ability group of blokes!

Great nights out as well and ferried very efficiently between the clubs and bars! Looking forward to getting out there again, maybe for a summer stint as well! Think you guys have definitely drummed up some return business!”

Outstanding

“We went for a week in January the quality of the lodge, the food and the hosts were outstanding and made the holiday. I would recommend going at this time of year as well as the slopes were so empty and it is cheaper. Just wrap up warm. The lodge is impeccable inside and out, with a cosy living area, plenty of space in the dining area and it was nice that everyone ate together.”

Last Minute Trip

“Spontaneously are we booked a last minute trip, fresh snow, sun, empty slopes and lifts, from blue to black runs all there. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay longer.”

Beautiful Landscape

“This was my first time on skiing holiday, I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to be able learn how to ski in a beautiful landscape, stayng in a great guest houses, love this place.”

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