Snowshoe tours in the Fichtel Mountains
On a guided snowshoe tour you can discover the fascination of nature in the Fichtel Mountains – in the most gentle of ways.
It is a wonderful experience to explore snow-covered nature in the high terrain of the Fichtel Mountains. Here, in the “high north” of Franconia, you can snowshoe up to the Ochsenkopf, the Waldstein, the Epprechtstein, the Kornberg or the Kösseine.
Visitors who entrust themselves to the knowledgeable and experienced guides can be sure that their enjoyment will not be to the detriment of the natural world around them. The Fichtel Mountains are a veritable hub of species diversity – and the guided snowshoe tours are designed in such a way that the habitats of rare species such as the lynx, wood grouse and black woodpecker are respected and permanently protected. This way you leave nothing behind except your footprints in the snow.
But where will your snowshoe journey take you? Certainly through a magical and wildly romantic landscape, over snowy meadows, through stands of spruce trees, down panoramic paths and along streams and ponds. The guides take groups, couples or individuals on tours that include varying degrees of climbing and descending. Thanks to the many rental companies, they also make sure that everyone has the appropriate snowshoes on their feet and the right sticks in their hands. There are plenty of things to do along the way, such as exploring the Weißenstein ruins, climbing up to the summits of the Fichtel Mountains, visiting the source of the Weißmain or crossing the Schilmbach Gorge.
As well as these beautiful stretches, the tour guides come up with some other quirky ideas in the Fichtel Mountains: They offer to take you through the winter’s night to sleep in a Native American tepee, pamper you after your tour with a three-course meal, or raise a toast to the snow with a glass of champagne in a luxury limo.
Moreover, you don’t need any prior experience to enjoy a snowshoe tour. It’s a great way for skiers and non-skiers alike to experience nature in its winter cloak.