Today is spent travelling to Germany. At Munich airport I meet my walking companions for the next week. Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands are represented, and we range in age from 30 to 70+. Most have travelled with the tour company before, while for others like me, it is our first time with the company.
A 1+ hour coach ride brings us to our destination: the popular spa town of Bad Wiessee, located on the shores of Tegernsee lake (“Bad” means “spa” in German while Wiessee means “western part of the lake”). The lake measures ~6 km in length and 1–2km in width and there are several small towns dotted around it. First impressions are positive: it is a picturesque location, with well-maintained properties offering great views over the lake, which is surrounded by hills and mountains. We settle in to the hotel, our home for the next week, and subsequently meet to discuss the week’s walking itinerary.
Each day, easier and harder walk options are offered. Currently, my HS is not very active, so I try and make the most of every opportunity to engage in physical activity and opt for the harder walk. I will see how I get on with this tomorrow and take it from there.