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The Great Traverse

Crossing a Mountain Range Between Two Lakes

This tour in a nutshell

This relatively long guided hike takes us from Lake Schliersee to Lake Tegernsee – via a range of the Mangfall Mountains. We start our hike at the shores of Lake Schliersee, nestled between the nearby mountains, before hiking into a valley and eventually up the slopes. From the summit with its classic cross you get to enjoy amazing long-distance views before we head to lunch at a traditional wooden chalet. The whole set-up here evokes the olden times. Our trail then continues toward Tegernsee with some excellent lake and mountain views along the way.

Short facts

  • Mid-level guided hike

  • Hiking distance: 13.5 km

  • Hiking time: 5 h

  • Elevation gain: 560 m

  • Meet-up at Munich central station: around 9 am (specified during the booking process)

  • Train ride: approx. 1 h one way

  • Total duration: approx. 9 h (depending on walking speed / transport)

What's included

  • One of our three dedicated guides

  • Public transportation tickets (1st or 2nd class)

  • Basic raincoats

  • Snacks to keep you going between meals

  • Hiking poles – please let us know beforehand if you would like to avail of this free service

  • Up to two kids between 10 and 14 y/o are included free of charge in your group ticket. Please count additional kids and older kids as extra guests in your booking. Your kids are younger than 10? Please drop us an email at before you book.

What's extra

  • Food and drink

What you need for your hike

  • Sturdy walking shoes with profile / grip

  • Backpack

  • Sunglasses / hat

  • Extra layers – the weather can change quickly in and near the mountains

  • Water (1.5 to 2 litres per person)

  • ID for the train

  • Cash for lunch and personal expenses

Fitness level

Please see our "Must know" section for more info on the required fitness levels.​


Please note that the return time may vary according to the amount of time we spend hiking as well as the public transport from and to Munich. Please let us know if you have any time restrictions. 

Due to the weather conditions, we may have to opt for a different hiking destination at short notice. Kindly check your e-mail the night before your tour. If you haven't heard from us after 7 pm, the tour goes ahead as planned. Otherwise, we will send you all the details regarding the new plan. All our tours are equally beautiful, so don't worry – you will enjoy the alternative tour just as much!

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