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Hiking/Biking Black Forest


Hiking and Biking in the Black Forest describes day walks multi-stage treks and 5 cycle routes covering the north central and southern regions of Germany's Black Forest. Easy routes for families and multi-day journeys to explore the many forests villages castles and hills near Strasbourg Baden-Baden Freiburg and Basle.

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The Black Forest is a destination for romantics. Charming villages offer comfortable accommodation exquisite local cuisine and excellent wines. For walkers and cyclists it also boasts an extensive trail system exploring not just the peaks but the rolling dales deep gorges and rocky outcrops easily accessed by an excellent public transport network.

This area of southern Germany is a perfect blend of rich cultural heritage and beautiful ancient landscapes. Days spent in these mountains forests gorges and dales offer fairy-tale adventures among castles and medieval villages. From the Panorama Path above Baden-Baden to the 240km Southern Black Forest Bicycle Trail this guide explores the very best of this popular region.

The Black Forest is a hillwalker's dream. The terrain is so varied that walkers and hikers of all ages and abilities can find a suitable walk to enjoy. The walks described in this book range from easy to hard some routes are quite long and require stamina for others sure-footedness is required.

The sparsely populated southern region is often thought of as the most beautiful part of the Black Forest. It has the highest mountains deepest gorges and biggest lakes. It is perfect hillwalking terrain with trails varying from forestry roads to field tracks and little paths far off the beaten track. The geography of the central Black Forest is surprisingly diverse the western edges are draped in vineyards and orchards while the eastern plateau forms an expanse of rolling hills that makes for easy walking and thanks to its height offers fabulous long-distance views. The northern Black Forest is dominated by narrow valleys and dark tall firs. Yet even here there is surprising variation and many wonderful walks.

Germany has a huge cycle trail network that covers the entire country. The routes described in this book are suitable for regular touring bikes. Most cycle paths are paved and in good condition. If you don't want to bother taking your bike over to the Black Forest there are many places where you can rent bikes for a day or more.

  • includes 15 day walks 3 multi-stage treks 4 day-long cycle routes and the Southern Black Forest Cycle Route
  • illustrated with original detailed contour mapping
  • packed with practical information on local facilities and transport options
  • Activities
    walking trekking biking cycle touring
  • Seasons
    The best times to do these routes are spring when the fruit trees and wildflowers are in bloom and autumn when the hillsides are aglow with autumn colours (April/May through October). Vineyard trails or walks in the Kaiserstuhl can be done year round.
  • Centres
    Northern Black Forest: Baiersbronn Bad Wildbad Enztal Gernsbach Baden-Baden; Central Black Forest: Ortenau Ottenh�fen B√ºhlertal Kinzigtal Elztal Waldkirch Schwarzwald-Baar Kaiserstuhl; Southern Black Forest: Freiburg Margkgr√§fler Land (Margraves' Land) Hochschwarzwald Hinterzarten Titisee Schluchsee Todtnau
  • Difficulty
    Ideal terrain for beginning and intermediate hill walkers. Some routes are long and require good stamina but almost all trails can be shortened if need be as buses and trains are never far away. No technical difficulties although many sections are on narrow forest paths and some may slope steeply on one side. Walkers should be sure-footed and vertigo free.
  • Must See
    Schluchtensteig Westway Zweitälersteig Murgleiter Wutachschschlucht Feldberg Belchen Mummelsee Titsee Schluchsee Kaltenbronner Hochmoor Triberg waterfalls Zweribachfalls Battert Felsen Karlsruher Grat Kaiserstuhl Allerheiligen waterfalls and Abbey ruins Staufen castle Sauschwänzlebahn source of the Danube

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