BAVARIA & OKTOBERFEST 2018
HIKING + BIKING + PARAGLIDING + OKTOBERFEST
SEPTEMBER 20 - 25
max group size: 10
If Oktoberfest is on your list (and we're sure it is), then you've got to do it WHOA adventure style! We start by going off the beaten path to hike, bike and paraglide in picturesque Bavarian towns, and end with beer, dancing and more beer in Munich at the Oktoberfest. You'll get to experience local spots and celebrate like true Bavarians do - this is the best, most unique way to take in all Bavaria has to offer this time of year!
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DAY 1 // THURSDAY
Arrive at the Munich Airport (MUC) by noon to meet the group. Once we're all together, we'll hit the road and head to the picturesque town of Füssen, nestled in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. We’ll spend the night in a charming guest house that feels straight out of a fairy tale, and feast on a traditional Bavarian meal (complete with some of that world famous bier)!
Approx 2 hour transit
Included: Willkommen Dinner
DAY 2// FRIDAY
HIKIN' & BIKIN' & CASTLEIN'
After breakfast, we'll hop on bikes and take the famous romantic road towards Neuschwanstein Castle. Once we arrive, we'll park our bikes and take an off the beaten path hike to the palace of eccentric King Ludwig. You'll have the opportunity to take a tour that will fill you in on all the history of the castle before we continue hiking up to get the most spectacular views of the castle and enjoy a little picnic. In the afternoon, we'll hit the road to Garmisch and make stop in Austria to cross the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge! (Did we mention this trip was epic?!) You'll have the evening free to explore and enjoy the idilic Bavarian mountain resort town of Garmisch.
Approx 4 hours hiking and biking
Approx 1.5 hour transit
DAY 3 // SATURDAY
THE VIEW FROM THE TOP
After breakfast we'll head to the famous Olympic Stadium where we'll begin a hike through the dramatic Partnachklamm gorge up to a hidden beer garden that overlooks the Bavarian Alps. After enjoying a much deserved beer we'll take vintage cable cars down the mountain. Next stop: paragliding! You'll take off and soar over the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany! (Note: Paragliding requires specific wind conditions, so depending on the weather the schedule of this day might flip flop.) Afterwards we'll head back to Munich, with a quick stop for some pre-Oktoberfest dirndl shopping. You'll have the evening free to explore, shop and hit up a few of our favorite local joints!
Approx 3 hours hiking
Approx 1.5 hour transit
DAY 4 // SUNDAY
Today, we'll cruise the historic streets of Munich (dirndls optional) with Mike's Bike Tours. It's the best way to see the city and learn about it's rich history! We'll end the trip riding through the beautiful English Garden to the Chinesischer Turm (the second largest beer garden in the world) for some much deserved refreshments!
Approx 3 hours biking
DAY 5 // MONDAY
Watch out Oktoberfest - here we come! Our WHOA crew has a coveted reservation at the famous Lowenbrau tent, where we'll spend the day in our dirndls indulging in the brezn and biers of Munich! Expect to be dancing on tables with beer in hand well into the night while you discover firsthand why Oktoberfest is one of the biggest and best festivals in the world!
Included: Breakfast, Lunch + One Big Oktoberfest Bier!
DAY 6 // TUESDAY
SO LONG, FAREWELL, AUF WIEDERSEHEN, GOODBYE!
We’ll exchange hugs and emails and say our farewells (for now, anyways)...