The sound of the woods?
Enjoy the beauty of the Black Forest by bike: Wide panorama views, savage canyons, cosy farms, blossoming meadows, densely vegetated forests and moors will fascinate you. The region of the Rhine and the sweet Markgräflerland with its rich winegrowing tradition are known as the country where the sun never seems to sets. Follow the route to Freiburg, one of Germany’s most beautiful towns and relax in the spa town Bad Bellingen and by the Titisee. Let this bike trip surprise you! It has a lot more to offer than only cuckoo clocks and Black Forest cake. The southern Black Forest bike trail consists of calm country roads and designated bike trails.
1. day Hinterzarten arrival
Individual arrival to Hinterzarten. You can be looking forward to a relaxed walk on the lakeside or a pedal boat tour on the clear glacial lake.
2. day Hinterzarten - Stühlingen app. 60 km
The day begins on the Bähnle-bike trail,a former railway track, leading through the beautiful Black Forest. An excursion to the wild and romantic Wutach-canyon (8 additional kilometres) is possible along the way. Afterwards, you will cross the railway line of the Sauschwänzlebahn (“pig’s tail railway”), to find your way to Stühlingen. Marvel at Hohenlupfen castle, the town’s landmark, and visit the monastery’s church. Anyone who wishes to shorten this stage has the option to cycle directly to Stühlingen (about 50km).
3. day Stühlingen - Bad Säckingen app. 55 km
Today, you are invited to discover the charm of the southern Black Forest: A trout rearing farm, wide stone fruit plantations and a small schnaps distillery.with souvenir shop. A worthwhile place for a break are the monastery of Marienburg or Wutöschingen by the megalithic tomb. In the afternoon, the bike trail leads to the town Bad Säckingen via Laufenburg. A night guard’s tour in the evening is a must-do in this historical town.
4. day Bad Säckingen - Weil am Rhein app. 50 km
You will comfortably cycle past Beuggen and its moated castle (seat of the Teutonic Order for 560 years) to arrive in Kaiseraugst. Take some time for an extended stop here. By the riverbank on the northern edge of the town, an archaeologist came to expose a public Roman bath in 1974/75. In 1962, the silver treasure of of Kaiseraugst was discovered by the fort in the course of construction works. It consists of ornated tiles, drinking vessels, silverware and 186 silver coins and medallions. From here, Basel is not far. Its rich cultural history and the world-famous museums create a unique attraction.
5. day Weil am Rhein - Heitersheim/ Pfaffenweiler app. 45-55 km
What an experience! Today you will pass the longest bike and pedestrian’s bridge of the world. thermal bath of Bad Bellingen invites for a relaxing refreshment before you will leave the Rhine continuing your way to Neuenburg. Magnificent bike trails take you through vineyards, meadows and valleys. A stunningly colourful landscape full of nature on your way to the Markgräflerland. Plenty of places to stop at in order to witness the long winegrowing tradition along your way. Spend the night in Staufen, Pfaffenweiler or Heitersheim.
6. day Heitersheim/ Pfaffenweiler - Hinterzarten app. 20-30 km + train or 45-55km
Enjoy the morning with a wonderful view over the Rhine valley. Afterwads, you will cycle past the numerous small half-timbered houses, vintner’s cooperatives and distilleries of the Schneckental to Freiburg. Discover this beautiful town during a walk. Everything ist served here: History, art, architecture, wine or gastronomy, Freiburg has it all. With these new impressions you will continue to Hinterzarten. We recommend taking the train from Kirchzarten (not inclusive in the tour), as the last part of the way (round about 25 km) is, due to extreme ascents, a challenge even for much trained cyclists.
7. day Hinterzarten departure
Today your lovely tour through the black forrest ends. We gladly book an additional night for you as there is a lot left to see and to experience.
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
20.04. – 30.04.2023
16.08. – 05.10.2023
01.05. – 14.07.2023
15.07. – 15.08.2023
bookable additional nights
- 1 cup of coffee or hot chocolate + 1 piece of Black forest cake in Freiburg
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- GPS tracks on request
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the Black Forest Bike Tour. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Hinterzarten is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Hinterzarten/ Titisee - Neustadt. Current schedule information and price information can be found at:
Condition of cycle paths
You cycle on the signposted Southern Black Forest cycle path on mostly quiet country roads and traffic-free cycle paths. The route is only partially on roads with moderate traffic and unpaved roads. The route tends to run downhill; with one or the other ascent in the Black Forest to be mastered. A basic level of fitness is therefore recommended. We recommend the most difficult point from Kirchzarten to Hinterzarten due to the many meters of altitude to be covered by train.
Available rental bikes
If you would like a rental bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and pick it up at your destination. You can choose from 24-speed unisex bicycles with free-wheeling and 8-speed unisex electric bicycles with hub gears and free-wheeling. The rental bikes are equipped with a waterproof, spacious saddlebag as well as a tool set, an air pump, an odometer and a lock. You will also receive a handlebar bag per room. On request, we will be happy to provide a second saddle bag for you. Simply state your bike requirements when booking.
Train Kirchzarten - Hinterzarten
The trains run every 30 minutes, the journey time is approximately 25 minutes (fare per person, bike included approximately EUR 15).
Extra costs that are not included in the tour price
Route from Kirchzarten to Hinterzarten on the 6th day by train (approx. € 15.00 per person including bike) or by taxi (approx. € 25.00 per person including bike). Any tourism tax that may be incurred is not part of the tour price and must therefore be paid on site at the hotel.
7 day hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
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Corona virus and holiday planning
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Adler Ski Stadium Hinterzarten
The Adler-Skistadion in Hinterzarten consists of two small ski jumps, a middle jump and a big one. Hinterzarten is an Olympic base for ski jumpers and nordic athletes, national teams from many countries use the area for training. The Skistadion is a popular and much-used training center.
Titisee-Neustadt is a health resort and a well-known winter sports center.
The Wutach Gorge
The Wutachcanyon is a narrow valley in the course of the upper Wutach with three canyon sections. canyon.
The 60 to 170 meter deep gorges extend over 33 river kilometers and are heavily frequented by tourists and also played an important role in establishing the concept of nature conservation in southwestern Germany.
Today, between 80,000 and 100,000 hikers visit the canyon every season. The Wutachschlucht is not only destination hiker, but also amateur geologists, -palontologists and -botanikern, as well as excursion events for students.
The castle exists in its present form since 1624 and is now used as a family residence (only Christmas) of the House Fürstenberg. The original castle Hohenlupfen was built by family of Lupfen and mentioned in 1093, but destroyed in 1499. The rebuilt after 1499 was expanded in the years 1620-1624 to the castle
Together with the Mittlere Brücke, the Basler Münster (Cathedral) is probably the most famous landmark in Basel. With its red sandstone walls, colourful roof tiles and twin towers, no other building adorns the cityscape of Basel like the Cathedral.
Region "Markgräfler Land"
The region "Markgräfler Land" is characterized by vineyards, meadows and valleys. Typical wine of the region is the Gutedel. This was brought around 1780 by the Baden Margrave Karl Friedrich of Baden from the Swiss Vevey to Markgräflerland. Due to the favorable climate but also burgundy varieties thrive. The tradition of the Markgräflerland belongs to the costume with the striking "horn cap". Today, this tradition is still maintained in national costume clubs, but the costume was worn until about 1930, generally by the rural population on festive occasions.
Every visitor to Freiburg will be attracted to the cathedral as soon as he sees the broken pyramid of the tower over the rooftops of the old town. The most beautiful tower of Christendom, as the well-known Basel historian and writer Carl Jakob Burckhardt should have called him.
Historical merchant's hall Freiburg
Come see for yourself and experience the FreiburgFeeling: over a glass of Baden wine at one of our many festivals, during a stroll through the Old Town and its historic buildings from the past millennium, or on a day trip to the green environment of the surrounding Breisgau region!