Zwiesel was one of the first winter sports resorts to offer its guests guided snow shoe walks. The Bavarian Forest, with its idyllic snowy forests, was predestined for this unusual pleasure. Since then it has become a popular sport, practised by young and old, and becoming more popular elsewhere. Still, snow shoe walking is at its most beautiful in natural surroundings, as found around Zwiesel: unspoilt forests far from cleared paths – a first rate natural experience, enthusing beginners as well as the most sporty of guests. Guided tours are also often arranged by the National Park.