Hiking in Alps of Bavaria and Austria

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This trip is sponsored by the CMC Adventure Travel Committee. For trip application, itinerary, and other information please contact the trip leaders:

Renata and John Collard
Phone: 303.617.4773
Email: renata.collard@ucdenver.edu.

Hiking in Alps of Bavaria and Austria
Difficulty: Hikes up to B and C level.
Maximum Number of Participants: 14
August 27-September 7, 2012
$2,800 (not including international air fare)

The German and Austrian Alps is a scenic region of pristine lakes and creeks, high mountains, green pastures and thundering river gorges. The hilly countryside that’s dotted by quaint villages is home of most famous castles in Bavaria where we will start our trip. On the Austro-Bavarian border we will visit Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze.

In Austria, we will start by exploring the glacier carved valley of Stubaital close to Innsbruck. From there we will continue to learn more about Tyrol country, while hiking and climbing in the Zillertal area. Finally, we will walk on paths of thousand year history in Salzkammergut. The area with spectacular lakes, close to the town of Salzburg, had in past famous mines of “white gold” and the historical salt trail started from here. The town of Hallstatt is Unesco World Heritage destination.

During the trip, we will stay in comfortable, typically family owned, hotels and explore some breathtaking parts of the world.

Costs include: lodging in hotels and pensions, transportation during the trip, breakfast and most of dinners and leader’s expenses. Costs do not include: airfare or travel insurance. The final cost may vary depending on currency exchange.

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