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Wiesengänger - Wandertrilogie Allgäu

The soft route on the Wandertrilogie Allgäu

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Overview

A gentle introduction to the Wandertrilogie Allgäu: The Wiesengänger route leads on smooth paths through the gentle sea of hills in the west and across the terraces formed by the ice age in the east of the Allgäu. If you have planned the entire Wiesengänger route as a long-distance hiking project, then a remarkable 438 km of hiking trails await you between Marktoberdorf and Eglofs, which you can master best in at least 22 daily stages. Our tip: You will rarely have enough time to hike such a long route in one piece. So adapt your individual hiking trip to your time budget and come back again and again to complete the Wiesengänger route!

Oh, and that pays off! The Wiesengänger Route inspires with its harmony of a traditional as well as vivid cultural landscape and the scenic witnesses of the shaping power of the last ice age. In the first you will hike past romantic castles and monasteries, stop off in tranquil villages and picturesque towns, where you will usually find a fascinating cultural offer. The second one will show you, often only at a second glance, how much the Alpine glaciers have shaped today's Allgäu landscape. Extensive moors, lakes and moraine crests still show this today. No surprise that the last four great ice ages are all named after rivers in this area.

The Wiesengänger route is aimed at everyone who clearly prefers hiking enjoyment and deceleration to performance and training ideas. And the Wiesengänger is ideal for long-distance hikers who want to start the hiking season early or just want to let it end late. Because of its route guidance and predominantly low altitude, the hiking season on this route is particularly long. New: For the planning and organization of your individual hiking trip on the Wiesengänger route you now can enjoy the service of our official "Wandertrilogie Info and Booking Center"!

Click here for the trail website of the Hiking trilogy in Allgäu

Highlights

  • 438km long hiking trail through the foothills of the Allgäu Alps
  • Gentle route guidance through hilly & terraced landscape
  • Peaceful villages and picturesque towns
  • Numerous cultural monuments and sites
  • Ice age shaped cultural landscape with moors, lakes and much more.
  • "Trilogieleitern": crossings to the other routes of the hiking trilogy

Highlights

  • 438km long hiking trail through the foothills of the Allgäu Alps
  • Gentle route guidance through hilly & terraced landscape
  • Peaceful villages and picturesque towns
  • Numerous cultural monuments and sites
  • Ice age shaped cultural landscape with moors, lakes and much more.
  • "Trilogieleitern": crossings to the other routes of the hiking trilogy

Your advantages

  • Official Wandertrilogie Info- and Booking Center
  • Top advice from experienced and competent employees
  • Fabulous services such as luggage transport, shuttle services, trail hotline and much more.
  • Individual online planning and booking of your hiking trip
  • Carefully assembled and practical hiking trilogy packages
  • For your safety: All travel packages fulfill the package travel directive law - PRG; BGL. I No. 50/2017 on package travel and other forms of combined travel.

Your advantages

  • Official Wandertrilogie Info- and Booking Center
  • Top advice from experienced and competent employees
  • Fabulous services such as luggage transport, shuttle services, trail hotline and much more.
  • Individual online planning and booking of your hiking trip
  • Carefully assembled and practical hiking trilogy packages
  • For your safety: All travel packages fulfill the package travel directive law - PRG; BGL. I No. 50/2017 on package travel and other forms of combined travel.
The change between gentle cultural landscape and harmonious villages and towns determines the charm of the Wiesengänger Route: View of the old town of Kaufbeuren (stage 2) © Allgäu GmbH
The change between gentle cultural landscape and harmonious villages and towns determines the charm of the Wiesengänger Route: View of the old town of Kaufbeuren (stage 2) © Allgäu GmbH
The change between gentle cultural landscape and harmonious villages and towns determines the charm of the Wiesengänger Route: View of the old town of Kaufbeuren (stage 2) © Allgäu GmbH
The change between gentle cultural landscape and harmonious villages and towns determines the charm of the Wiesengänger Route: View of the old town of Kaufbeuren (stage 2) © Allgäu GmbH
The change between gentle cultural landscape and harmonious villages and towns determines the charm of the Wiesengänger Route: View of the old town of Kaufbeuren (stage 2) © Allgäu GmbH
The change between gentle cultural landscape and harmonious villages and towns determines the charm of the Wiesengänger Route: View of the old town of Kaufbeuren (stage 2) © Allgäu GmbH
The change between gentle cultural landscape and harmonious villages and towns determines the charm of the Wiesengänger Route: View of the old town of Kaufbeuren (stage 2) © Allgäu GmbH
The change between gentle cultural landscape and harmonious villages and towns determines the charm of the Wiesengänger Route: View of the old town of Kaufbeuren (stage 2) © Allgäu GmbH

Information

Best time to travel

Due to its location, the Allgäu belongs to the regions characterized by irritable climates. This means that even if the Allgäu is one of the sunniest regions in Germany, the weather here can change very quickly. Stable situations quickly turn into bad weather stowage. Weeks of warm sunshine are followed by rainfall, which can be quite abundant in the northern congestion of the Alps. If they would not exist, the Allgäu meadows would not be so lush green. In winter - from mid-November to the end of February - the Allgäu often hides under a thick blanket of snow.

Therefore, the best season for a trail trip on the Wiesengänger Route of the Wandertrilogie Allgäu is from the beginning of March to the end of October. Certainly assuming you are prepared for the different weather conditions described above and have the right equipment.

Within this period, it is a matter of preference which month is the most beautiful: whether in March and April the awakening nature or in May with the dandelion in bloom, which magically adds some yellow glow to the Allgäu. In late spring, it is the western Allgäu that enchants with its many flowering orchards. The summer between July and mid-September is always a good idea, but you should be prepared for high temperatures of up to 35 °C (e.g. take enough water with you!). But don't worry, there are numerous swimming lakes that invite you to cool off. The golden autumn is also particularly beautiful for hiking.

The winter between mid-November and the end of February is not very suitable - in some years it is possible to hike on the Wiesengänger Route in November or February without snow. In other years, you will find a snow-white landscape, which is beautiful, but makes hiking more difficult.

Requirements

From a technical point of view, the Wiesengänger Route of the Wandertrilogie Allgäu has few to moderate difficulties. However, surefootedness on rugged and rocky hiking trails is a requirement: even though the Wiesengänger Route is the most easy of the three routes in the hiking trilogy, the stages are definitely grown-up hikes. Stages 01 to 17 lead through a flatter to hilly terrain in the alpine foothills, just in front of the summits. On the remaining stages 18 to 22 you will have to master slightly bigger differences in altitude, and you will get a foretaste of the more challenging routes of Wasserläufer and Himmelstürmer.

The trails are classified according to the local trail concepts as follows:


  • Yellow-white: easy to walk and hike. No special equipment is required for such trails (usually in the valley). This applies to most sections of the Wiesengänger Route.
  • Red-White: Mountain hiking trail. Such sections already have narrower, steeper passages and predominantly unpaved paths. Such passages are rather scarce on the Wiesengänger Route, but they do exist.

There are no blue-white marked trails ("trail with alpine dangers") on the Wiesengänger Route. Hiking experience including orientation skills is nevertheless recommended due to the length of the stages.

In terms of fitness, the Wiesengänger route is moderate to somewhat more demanding: individual stages have ascents of up to 800 meters and 27 km in length. This means pure walking times up to 7 hours a day. The walking times are taken from the official service booklet of the Wandertrilogie Allgäu and are similar to the walking times calculated by Outdooractive. However, they have been adapted to the local conditions (e.g. path conditions) by very experienced hiking professionals. The Wiesengänger route is therefore a decent long-distance hike in terms of fitness requirements. A suitable physical preparation is therefore recommended.

The Wiesengänger route is suitable for children aged 12 and over with good physical condition.

Due to their requirements, long-distance hiking trails and trekking routes are not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. In order to clarify individual cases (degree of disability), it is recommended to contact the Trail Info & Booking Center before booking.

You can find more information on the classification of hiking trails and on the technical and physical preparation of the tour here.

Equipment

For the Wiesengänger route a "normal" equipment for hikes on paved and unpaved paths in low mountain regions is completely sufficient. However, comfortable yet sufficiently sturdy footwear with a good sole for unpaved paths is a "must", especially as the stages up to 26 km long demand a lot from the feet. Since some stages offer little shade, good sun protection and enough water are very important in summer (there are not refreshment points on every stage). Click here to the detailed equipment list of your trail trip.

Stages

For a closer look, check out the detailed information for each stage along the trail here. The times are average values and may vary depending on personal fitness, number and length of breaks, weather conditions, etc.

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Service

Category

Along the trail three different accommodation categories - regional evaluation - are offered:

Basic: simply equipped – inn or B&B
Classic: good-quality, mid-range accommodation – 2 or 3-star inn or hotel
Comfort: high-end accommodation – 4-star hotel (some with spa area)

Children (ages 6 to 14) staying in their parents’ room are charged at a 35% discount (provided both adults pay full price).

On some stages of the Wandertrilogie Allgäu Wiesengänger Route you can take your dog with you. Please note, however, the regulations regarding the use of leashes in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The extra costs for a dog range between € 5,00 and € 20,00 (without food; per night) and will be paid directly on site in the accommodation.


Basic

Classic

Comfort
Boarding

Three different types of catering are available to you in the partner establishments:

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet or hearty breakfast served at the table
Half board: breakfast plus dinner (mostly 3-course menu in the hotel or by voucher in a nearby restaurant)

Please enter special wishes for the catering (vegetarian, vegan, intolerances ...) in the field "Comments". The Trail Info & Booking Center will try to fulfill your non-binding customer request.


Please enter special wishes for the catering (vegetarian, vegan, intolerances ...) in the field "Comments". The Trail Info & Booking Center will try to fulfill your non-binding customer request.


Bed and breakfast

Half board

Mobility Service

For the realization of your trouble-free Trail journey a comprehensive mobility service is offered:

Luggage service: Hiking with a light daypack; while your luggage (max. 20 kg) is taken from accommodation to accommodation. How?
It's very simple: In the morning you drop off your luggage at the reception and at the end of the hiking day it will be waiting for you in your next accommodation. We recommend that you purchase luggage protection insurance.

Back transfer: As essential as convenient. Our mobility service (collective transport) takes you from the destination of your trail journey comfortably back to your starting point.

Shuttle Services: The shuttle services required for the trail journey are included in the overall mobility package.
Our Mobility partners reserve the right to transport your dog in the luggage compartment.

In addition, we can also book recommended shuttle services such as the train station shuttle. If extra shuttle services are required during the trail trip, e.g. in case of bad weather, illness, etc., we will be happy to organize them. These shuttle services are not included in the travel price.


Luggage service

Back transfer

Shuttle service
Service

The Trail Info & Booking Center offers a comprehensive range of services to make your Trail adventure run as smoothly as possible:


Trail Hotline: Our team is at your service with advice and practical support for the duration of your Trail journey. Even outside our normal office hours, you can reach us daily from 8:00 to 20:00.

Trail Guide: Our certified and authorized hiking guides are well trained and have an excellent knowledge of the area. In addition, they have a great knowledge of Burgenland's nature and culture, which makes a hike with our guides a varied and safe trail trip. All costs incurred by the guide (overnight stay, meals, travel costs) are included in the Guide package price.


Comprehensive Travel Information: an expertly compiled folder (PDF, print@home) with detailed, in-depth information will be sent to you in time for you to prepare your Trail journey.

Arrival

For the arrival of this trail trip you have three possibilities - not included in the price - at your disposal:
With your own car: Parking is available at the respective starting points of the trail journey. Detailed information is included in the booking documents. Most of the parking spaces are free of charge and not monitored! The return transport will bring you back to your car.

By train: The following stations are at your disposal:

  • Marktoberdorf (Stage 01)
  • Kaufbeuren (Stage 02)
  • Bad Wörishöfen (Stage 03)
  • Mindelheim (Stage 04)
  • Bad Grönenbach (Stage 07)
  • Memmingen (Stage 08)
  • Leutkirch (Stage 11)
  • Bad Wurzach (Stage 12)
  • Kißlegg (Stage 14)
  • Wangen (Stage 15)
  • Kempten/Durach (Stage 20)


The Wiesengänger Route in the Wandertrilogie Allgäu is therefore ideal for a train arrival.

By plane: The following international airports can be recommended for arriving by plane – Munich (MUC) and Zurich (ZRH).

Arrival shuttle service - not included in the price: Brings you to the starting point of your trail journey and at the end of the tour back to the ideal train station or airport. The Trail Info & Booking Center will be happy to organize this shuttle service for you.

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Partners along the trail

This is where AAT travellers find an especially warm welcome: ranging from 4-star spa hotels to simply equipped B&Bs, our partner establishments have been hand-picked based on specific criteria, and actively contribute to the development of the Alpe-Adria Trail.

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Here you will find all relevant information about your travel destination such as currency, entry requirements, food & drink, health and vaccinations and literature tips.

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Your booking center

Trail Information & Booking center, Travel Agent
Trail Angels GmbH
9821 Obervellach 15
Austria

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Trail Angels GmbH
Obervellach 15, 9821 Obervellach, Österreich
Eintragungs-NR. Veranstalterverz. des bmwfi: 2016/0005
Tel: +43 4782 93093
Email: info@bookyourtrail.com

Terms of service

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