Hiking Holidays in Reit im Winkl
For those looking to spend an enjoyable hiking holiday in Bavaria, Reit im Winkl offers the most ideal conditions: guided hikes courtesy of the tourism bureau, which vary in length and difficulty, are the perfect start to summer. These hikes give visitors a great opportunity to learn about the surroundings from a knowledgeable, local guide.
Perhaps the best known area for hiking in Chiemgau is the Winklmoosalm, home of Olympic skiing champion Rosi Mittermaier. This sprawling alpine pasture is 10 km from Reit im Winkl and lies at 1,200 m above sea level. It is accessible from the town centre by bus or by car via Seegatterl on a toll road. A particularly attractive route, for example, leads from the Winklmoosalm car park to the Staubfall waterfall. This 19 km-long tour – which, due to many shady sections along the route, is even recommended for hot summer days on holiday – passes by the Moarlack guesthouse and through the wide Heutal valley. In addition, you’ll have a chance to see the smaller Fischbachfall waterfall.
For holiday-goers who would like to conquer a peak or two on holiday in Bavaria, just a mere 10 km away from Winklmoosalm is the Dürrnbachhorn. The ascent or descent can be shortened with a ride on the ‘nostalgic’ chairlift – and not just by families with children. The peak of the mountain is a short 20-minute walk from the top station of the chairlift on well-maintained trails.
In addition, the five ‘premium’ hiking trails throughout Reit im Winkl make hiking in the Chiemgau region a special experience: for example, the 7 km-long ‘Almgenuss’ trail presents the region’s landscape in a particularly attractive manner. A minibus first takes you up to around 1,000 m above sea level where the hike heads from the Hindenburghütte alpine chalet over to the Upper Hemmersuppenalm pasture, following on and up to the Schuhmacherkreuz cross at a breath-taking 1,668 m. At the end of the next segment of the hike, you’ll reach the Straubingerhaus hut, whose terrace offers a magnificent view of the Kaiser Mountains. After a long break – and a playground for kids’ enjoyment – the hike takes you back to the starting point along an access road used by local farmers. Should you wish to extend your hike, you can reach the top of the Fellhorn in just around 45 minutes from the Straubingerhaus hut.
After a day full of unique nature experiences amidst the stunning mountains of the Chiemgau Alps, the spacious spa area of Hotel Unterwirt awaits the weary hiker: enjoy a relaxing dip in the warm whirlpool or a trip to the sauna! Or if you’d like, enjoy a soothing massage to ensure your muscles are fit for another day of action.