Black Forest Cycling Tour

Explore different landscapes

The most famous long-distance cycling tour of the Black Forest. The scenic tour offers natural beauty, charming villages, cultural heritage, romantic wine regions and historic cities.

Distance: approx. 39 kms | 282 meters uphill | 298 meters downhill.

Full of anticipation, you hop on your bike this morning and pedal effortlessly out of beautiful Hinterzarten. A few rotations of the pedals later, you head straight towards the shores of Lake Titisee. Riding right past the promenade, you follow the course of the Gutach River with gentle ups and downs. Soon, your eyes catch the sight of the famous Hochfirst ski jump, standing out on the mountainside amid tall fir trees. Following the scenic Bähnle cycle path (Bähnle-Radweg) along the railway tracks, you pass through Lenzkirch and eventually reach your destination in Bonndorf through the tree-lined Philosophenweg (Philosopher’s Path)

Distance: approx. 53 kms | 57 meters uphill | 598 meters downhill.

Today, you can give your muscles a break because just a few kilometers beyond Bonndorf, the cycle path descends, allowing you to simply go with the flow. The cycling route takes you along the wild and romantic Wutach Gorge. However, you can only explore this gorge on foot. Taking a short detour on your bike and climbing a few meters to the beautiful viewpoint called Wutachflühen is definitely worth it. From there, you’ll have a view down into the deeply carved riverbeds with their unique wildlife and plant species. Along the Sauschwänzle Railway and the Wutach River, the stage finally ends among the townhouses in the city center of Waldshut.

Distance: approx. 42 kms | 85 meters uphill | 119 meters downhill.

The High Rhine will be your constant companion for the next few hours. Just a stone’s throw from Switzerland, you can decide whether you want to cross the wide river at Dogern and cycle along the Swiss side. Along the way, you’ll encounter the town of Laufenburg, which is quite unique – it’s divided between two countries and separated by the natural border of the Rhine. Cycling beneath the shade of thick, overhanging branches, you’ll reach Bad Säckingen with its distinctive onion-domed basilica and Europe’s longest covered wooden bridge. Finally, you’ll arrive in Rheinfelden after passing through the na

Distance: approx. 66 kms | 129 meters uphill | 188 meters downhill.

On the Swiss side of the Rhine, after a few kilometers, you will pass by the impressive Roman city of Augusta Raurica, known for its numerous excavations and the impressive amphitheater. If you prefer to avoid urban traffic in the Basel area, you can also take a ship from Rheinfelden directly to the metropolis of Basel with its beautiful old town. The longest arch bridge for cyclists and pedestrians will lead you back to the German side of the Rhine.

Alternatively, today you can choose the route over the Dinkelberg from Rheinfelden, which is equally charming with Villa Rustica and the ruins of Rötteln Castle, not to mention the beer garden. This route involves a bit more elevation gain.

individual hiking tour

  • 15 days
  • dogs allowed
  • from Pforzheim to Weil a.R.
  • Black Forest

Difficulty:

from € 1.620,-

individual hiking tour

Difficulty:

  • 15 days
  • dogs allowed
  • from Pforzheim to Weil a.R.
  • Black Forest
from € 1.620,-

individual hiking tour

  • 8 days
  • dogs allowed
  • from Stühlingen to Wehr
  • Southern Black Forest

Difficulty:

from € 790,-

individual hiking tour

Difficulty:

  • 8 days
  • dogs allowed
  • from Stühlingen to Wehr
  • Southern Black Forest
from € 790,-

individual bicycle roundtrip

  • 7 days
  • from | to Hinterzarten
  • Southern Black Forest

Difficulty:

from € 720,-

individual bicycle roundtrip

Difficulty:

  • 7 days
  • from | to Hinterzarten
  • Southern Black Forest
from € 720,-

Highlights

Black Forest Highlands

The High Black Forest around Hinterzarten, Titisee, and Schluchsee is a picturesque region in the southern part of the Black Forest in Germany. This area is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, charming lakes, and diverse leisure activities.
 
Hinterzarten is a popular holiday destination known for its ski jumping and cross-country skiing trails. It also offers numerous hiking trails through dense forests and along idyllic streams.
 
The Titisee is a crystal-clear lake surrounded by dense forests. Here, visitors can go boating, swimming, or simply enjoy the tranquil atmosphere by the shore. The promenade around the lake also offers a variety of shops and restaurants.

The Hochrhein region at Waldshut-Tiengen
 
The Hochrhein region around Waldshut-Tiengen is a scenic area located near the border with Switzerland. Known for its picturesque landscapes, charming towns, and rich cultural heritage, it offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy.
 
Waldshut-Tiengen itself is a historic town situated along the banks of the Rhine River. With its well-preserved medieval architecture, quaint streets, and lively atmosphere, it’s a delightful place to explore. Visitors can stroll along the river promenade, visit the imposing Waldshut Castle, or browse the shops and cafes in the town center.
 
The surrounding countryside is characterized by rolling hills, lush forests, and meandering rivers, offering ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Hiking and cycling trails crisscross the area, providing access to stunning viewpoints and hidden gems. The Rhine River itself is a popular spot for boat trips, fishing, and water sports.
 
Additionally, the Hochrhein region boasts a rich cultural heritage, with numerous museums, galleries, and historical sites to discover. From Roman ruins to Baroque churches, there are plenty of fascinating landmarks to explore.

Basel / Switzerland
 
Basel on the other sind of the boarder in Switzerland, is a vibrant and culturally rich city nestled on the banks of the Rhine River. Renowned for its art scene, historic architecture, and picturesque old town, Basel offers visitors a blend of tradition and modernity.
 
The city’s old town, with its narrow cobblestone streets and medieval buildings, is a charming area to explore. Visitors can wander through bustling market squares, admire the impressive Basel Minster, and stroll along the banks of the Rhine.
 
Basel is also home to world-class museums and galleries, including the renowned Kunstmuseum Basel, which houses an extensive collection of European art spanning from the Middle Ages to contemporary works. The Fondation Beyeler, located just outside the city, showcases modern and contemporary art in a stunning architectural setting.
 
In addition to its cultural attractions, Basel is a hub for international trade and commerce, hosting numerous fairs and exhibitions throughout the year. The city’s vibrant culinary scene reflects its diverse population, with a wide range of restaurants offering everything from traditional Swiss cuisine to international delicacies.
 
With its mix of cultural attractions, historical landmarks, and modern amenities, Basel is a captivating destination for travelers seeking a memorable experience in Switzerland.

The Markgräflerland
 
The Markgräflerland wine region is renowned for its picturesque vineyards, excellent wines, and rich cultural heritage.
 
This charming area boasts a mild climate and fertile soil, ideal for grape cultivation. The region is primarily known for its white wines, particularly the Gutedel (Chasselas) grape variety, which thrives in the local terroir. However, other grape varieties such as Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir also flourish here, producing a diverse array of high-quality wines.
 
Visitors to the Markgräflerland wine region can explore the scenic vineyards on foot or by bicycle, following well-marked wine trails that wind through the countryside. Along the way, they can visit family-owned wineries and tasting rooms, where they can sample a variety of wines and learn about the winemaking process from knowledgeable producers.
 
In addition to wine tasting, the Markgräflerland region offers plenty of cultural attractions and outdoor activities. Visitors can explore historic towns such as Müllheim and Staufen, with their charming old buildings and lively market squares. The region also boasts beautiful natural landscapes, including the Black Forest to the east and the Rhine River to the west,

Freiburg 
 
Freiburg is a vibrant city renowned for its rich history, picturesque old town, and lively atmosphere.
 
The city’s historic center is characterized by its charming medieval architecture, including the iconic Freiburg Minster, a stunning Gothic cathedral that dominates the skyline. Visitors can wander through narrow cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings, browse the bustling market squares, and admire the scenic views of the surrounding Black Forest mountains.
 
Freiburg is also known for its progressive and eco-friendly mindset, earning it the nickname „Green City.“ It boasts extensive bicycle paths, pedestrian-friendly zones, and a commitment to sustainable practices. Visitors can explore the city’s vibrant cultural scene, which includes art galleries, theaters, and music venues, as well as a variety of cafes, restaurants, and breweries serving local specialties.
 
The city’s university, founded in 1457, adds to its dynamic atmosphere, attracting students from around the world and contributing to its reputation as a center of intellectual and cultural exchange.
 
With its blend of historic charm, natural beauty, and modern amenities, Freiburg offers a unique and memorable experience for visitors seeking to explore the heart of the Black Forest region.
 

Who is the Black Forest Cycling Tour suitable for?

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Requirements/Difficulty

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The best time to travel

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Luggage transfer

Enjoy your hike carefree! We will take care of the luggage transfer for you. During the day you only hike with a light daypack while we transport your suitcase from accommodation to accommodation. Our sophisticated logistics for our various trips are optimized so that we can transport as many suitcases as possible with as few kilometers driven as possible.
 
You have to leave your suitcase at reception at the hotel by 9 a.m. at the latest. From 6 p.m. at the latest and only on busy days, but usually from 3 p.m., your suitcase will be ready for you at the next hotel. We transport one suitcase weighing a maximum of 20 kg per guest.

Arrival and departure to the Tour

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