At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
When wishing someone goodbye in standard German you’d say Aufwiedersehen, which means “may we meet again”. In southern Bavaria and the area surrounding Salzburg, people say Pfüati. Say this to a German-speaker living 100 miles north of Munich and they will quickly dissapear! The exceptionally strong local dialect along the northern edge of the Alps is not the only thing that is alive and well. Local traditions – be it communication, clothing, cuisine or community – are like holy cows. They are cherished and maintained with an intensity that is rare in this day and age. Upon arriving, forget the standard Hello and try a joyful Hawediäre. But only if you’re talking to one person. If you’re addressing two or more, say Griàsaichgodbeianand. A tongue twister that’ll warrant you an invitation to a beer. A large one.
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Day by Day
Peruse the town of Mondsee then set out along the lake shore promenade in the direction of the Frauenkopf, a summit that divides Lake Mond and Lake Fuschl. Enjoy lunch in a mountain hut, surrounded by incredible views!
Take the railway from St Wolfgang im Salzkammerhut to the summit of the Schafberg where you'll have a chance to admire the view of surrounding lakes and the Dachstein glacier before setting out downhill. Tonight you'll embark on a private guided walk of the city before a delightful dinner.
Today you walk through the Berchtesgadener Alps! This journey leads us to a hearty alpine lunch and finally to our hotel nestled between the Kehlstein and Watzmann mountains.
Today set out for the Jenner summit via cable car, and after a couple hours of flat Alpine walking (a delightful oxymoron), reach the Schneibsteinhaus where lunch awaits. After lunch embark on a boat to cross the pristine glacier lake!
Journey to the banks of the Chiemsee where you'll begin your walk along its eastern bank until the town of Chieming. Enjoy lunch on a private boat on the lake while our local guide tells you about the life and times of Mad King Ludwig II. Tonight you'll reconvene for a Michelin-starred final night dinner.
This morning, we wake to a sumptuous breakfast, after which we will drop you off in either the center of Munich or at the Munich Airport for onward travel.
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Schloss Fuschl, Fuschlsee
The 15th century former seat of the Salzburg bishopry, Schloss Fuschl is now the ultimate refuge for relaxation. Peruse its public spaces adorned by Old Masters and visit the small museum dedicated to the Empress Sissi. The day’s catch is a staple on the menu, the views from the terrace are straight from the Sound of Music and the 4000 square foot spa is open until 10 p.m. View hotel website »
Kempinski Hotel, Berchtesgaden
Located at an altitude of 1000 m, the Kempinski Berchtesgaden is the perfect blend of its Alpine surroundings and Bavarian hospitality. Its 138 rooms and suites are beautifully appointed and offer stunning views while the spa is an experience on it’s own. View hotel website »
Residenz Heinz Winkler
Leaving Munich in 1991, Chef Heinz Winkler opened his elegant Relais & Chateaux property as a complement to his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant within. With only nineteen beautifully appointed rooms, a gracious garden, and a topnotch spa, the hotel mirrors the gastronomic excellence for which he is acclaimed. View hotel website »
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
Travelling with B&R is an over-the-top experience. It seems that every moment from biking in the breathtaking countryside to the luxury hotels, the food, the wine, the other travellers, and the excellent guides—all are the most memorable. The hardest part of the trip is the return to reality!— Betty Sampliner
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
Walking Sticks & Hip Holsters
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
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