Hiking holiday in the Bavarian Forest – Discover the Bavarian Forest
Table of Content
- Hiking in Bavaria, the Bavarian Forest lures you for a holiday in the mountains
- Offers at the Hotel Ödhof - perfect for a hiking holiday in Bavaria
- Which hiking tours are particularly popular on a hiking holiday in Bavaria?
Hiking in Bavaria, the Bavarian Forest lures you for a holiday in the mountains
"Refreshingly natural" – that is how you can describe the Bavarian Forest. it is one of the most popular holiday regions in Germany, and perfect for a hiking holiday. Furthermore, it is the largest contiguous forest area in Central Europe.
If you do not want to lie lazily on the beach all day long, then maybe we can inspire you for long hikes on the border between Bavaria and the Czech Republic. The Bavarian Forest is also called "the green roof of Europe" and is a real paradise for all nature lovers. The hiking trails and tours are well signposted and more and more hiking hotels invite you to spend several days in this beautiful landscape. But even for a short holiday the Bavarian Forest is prefect. In addition to numerous adventure hiking trails, such as the popular Goldsteig, you can also discover pilgrim paths in the Bavarian Forest. The Goldsteig with its 660 kilometres is not only the longest, but also the most exciting long-distance hiking trail in Germany. For a hiking holiday in the Bavarian Forest, the hotel Ödhof is an ideal starting point, as many beautiful hiking trails are located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. You are welcome to combine your holiday with wellness, fasting and hiking.
Offers at the Hotel Ödhof - perfect for a hiking holiday in Bavaria
The range of hiking offers of the 4-star hotel Ödhof is versatile. It offers on the one hand guided hikes for a perfectly organized hiking holiday, but it also supports the independent exploration of the Bavarian Forest by the experienced hikers. Especially the seasonal offers are very popular for guests: hiking in autumn or climbing in summer are just a small selection of all available opportunities.
If you explore the forests around Bodenmais in autumn, it will almost remind you of the "Indian Summer" - this is definitely the best time for a hiking holiday in Bavaria. You do not always have to climp the Alps or discover the Allgäu, the trails in the Bavarian Forest also ensure an adventurous holiday. If you would like to combine this experience with a health holiday, then you can combine this with one of our fasting offers. Fasting in the Bavarian Forest is becoming increasingly popular. Our fasting guests like it to discover the most beautiful stage of the Goldsteig on the hike over the 8 thousand peaks of the Bavarian Forest. The mountains around hotel Ödhof are known for the clear and clean air and the healthy bioclimate. Although the body is given much less calories than usual during this time, exercise is the perfect companion. This really boosts the metabolism and ensures that the endorphins spread throughout the body.
Fasting methods according to Buchinger / Lützner (alternative Basen fasting). Moreover, you will explore the best hiking routes in the Bavarian Forest. The highlight is the elevated hike across the eight thousend-meter peaks. read more →
Hotel Ödhof offers not only arrangements for a hiking holiday in Bavaria, but also special offers for golfers and tennis enthusiasts are to be found in the varied offer of this hotel.
After an eventful hike to the highest peaks of the Bavarian Forest there is nothing better than to relax in the hotel's own wellness area. Cosmetics and massages with valuable care oils are good for body and soul and are enjoyed by the guests of the house. The use of the swimming pool in the hotel with its wide window front and the fantastic views is just as relaxing after a hike as one of the diverse saunas to discover.
Which hiking tours are particularly popular on a hiking holiday in Bavaria?
The hiking trail: "at the Schwarzer Regen"
One of the most beautiful tours in the Bavarian Forest begins almost directly at hotel Ödhof: the hiking trail "At the Schwarzer Regen" is the perfect tour for beginners. This path is only about ten kilometres long and easy to master in two to three hours. The trail always runs along the river, surrounded by the forest, and is therefore very idyllic. Old wooden planks and extensive meadows are characteristic of this popular route. Rare plants can also be found on the hike along the way: “Blauer Eisenhut” sprouts here just as numerous as “Wiesenknöterich” or Blackberry bushes.
Around the sports and wellness hotel are about 130 kilometres of well signposted hiking trails - there is the right trail for every hiking holiday. If you do not like hiking, then you can also explore our area by mountain bike. Furthermore, canoeing is also very popular.
The Großer Arber – the highlight on a hiking holiday in Bavaria
You should not miss a hike to one of the peaks of the region, because you have a great panoramic view. The most famous mountain is certainly the Großer Arber - with its 1,456 meters also the highest in the Bavarian Forest. You can easily reach the mountain with one of the lifts and then hike along the circular hiking trail here. However, it is a challenging hiking holiday. A stage of the popular "Goldsteig" leads you directly over the 8 highest mountains of the Bavarian Forest. For a hiking holiday in Bavaria, you should not miss this 16-kilometers hike. However, you must already bring a certain basic condition, because at least, eight thousand peaks have to be mastered.
The beginning of this 660-kilometers long-distance hiking trail is located in the Oberpfälzer Forest. If you want to tackle several daily stages, you will find numerous hiking hotels along the route. These not only provide you with sufficient food for the next stages, but you can also relax in the fantastic wellness areas.
The small and large Arbersee: Wild and romantic dreamlike destinations for a hiking holiday
In addition to the Großer Arber, the Arber lakes are also main attractions of a hiking holiday in Bavaria. These are typical cirque lakes, which are crystal clear and can be circled in only half an hour. In the sunshine, the great Arbersee invites you for coffee and cake on the terrace of the Arberseehaus. The good and typical Bavarian Forest cuisine is offered here as well as delicious sundaes. The pedal boat on the Arbersee is a romantic experience, which is a must-do on a hiking holiday in Bavaria. The small Arbersee, however, is a real insider tip. Hidden in the forest, you can discover interesting floating islands and many small picturesque waterfalls during a hike around the lake.
A hiking trail of a special kind: "Der gläserne Steig"
Another route that is very popular on a hiking holiday in Bavaria is the so-called "Gläserne Steig". On a total length of 99 kilometers you will not only walk through the impressive nature, but you will also get an interesting insight into the long tradition of glass blowing. There you will surely find one or the other beautiful memory of an excellent hiking holiday in the Bavarian Forest for at home.
Other popular destinations around Böbrach
Böbrach is not only perfect for a hiking holiday, there are also numerous rewarding attractions in the surroundings. For example, as a family with children you can visit the Märchenalm as an attractive destination. In addition to various games and sports equipment, there is also a petting zoo and the world's largest snuff machine. The family adventure park Geiersthal is also a popular destination for a relaxing day trip. This is where children's dreams come true, because there are not only various go-kart tracks, but also bowling alleys, discotheques and a game room.
You should also visit the "Gläserne Destille". Here you can learn a lot about the history of the distillery and also taste a schnapps sample.
Of course, the region around Bodenmais is not only perfect for a hiking holiday. During the winter months you will find fantastic ski slopes for adults, especially in the "Großer Arber" ski area. The little ones enjoy the ArBÄRland of the Bavarian Forest. The cross-country ski centre Bretterschachten spoils you, however, with many kilometres of cross-country ski trails for a special hiking holiday.