The well-known Black Forest can be easily discovered by bike. Following the Bähnle cycle path, a former railway line, the route takes you to the edge of the Wutachschlucht gorge. Your path also takes you along the High and Upper Rhine to the romantic towns of Basel and Freiburg.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 1 Individual Arrival in Freiburg
Freiburg is one of the sunniest and warmest towns in Germany. Visit the Münster church, which is considered to be an architectural Gothic masterpiece, and follow the Bächle, the little streams that permeate the old part of town.
Day 2 Freiburg – Bonndorf, approx. 40 km + train journey
Next, you cycle to Kirchzarten and will be relieved to know that almost all of the hilly sections are covered by train to Titisee (fare not included). The typical Black Forest landscape and its characteristic farmyards whizz by as you pedal to Bonndorf and its beautiful Baroque castle and Japanese gardens.
Day 3 Bonndorf – Waldshut, approx. 50 km
Up on the plateau, you cycle on to the Wutachtal valley. An impressive railway bridge belongs to the Sauschwänzlebahn railway. It was elaborately designed and is operated today by the museum. The journey is pleasant as it follows the course of the river to the Rhine.
Day 4 Waldshut – Rheinfelden – Basel, approx. 50 km + train ride
Today you will cycle through the town of Laufenburg and see the longest covered wooden bridge in Europe over the Rhine in Bad Säckingen. Beuggen Castle was the seat of the German Order.
The train ticket into Basel is included in the package cost.
Day 5 Basle – Müllheim, approx. 45 km
You will be able to see the Isteiner Klotz hill, which was once located directly on the Rhine and has always been fortified. You will cycle along the edge of the Black Forest through small spa towns which put the healing waters of the region to good use.
Day 6 Müllheim – Freiburg, approx. 45 km
Today you will cycle through the winegrowing villages of the Markgräfler Land region; the Black Forest hills to your right and to the left the Vosges Mountains. Freiburg is the warmest city in Germany and has its own flair with its water canals in the old town.
Day 7 Individual journey home or extension of your stay
After breakfast your cycling tour comes to an end.
RATING – Easy
Mostly level paths along paved cycle paths or quiet side roads. The route is almost all downhill except for one or two inclines in the Black Forest. Suitable for novice cyclists and families alike.
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
The nearest international airport is Basel – Mulhouse. Regular rail transfers available directly from the terminal to Freiburg. These cost approx $40.00 one way.
TOUR SCHEDULE & PRICE
Independent tours depart every day from May to mid-October
Season 1: April 21 – May 4 & September 16 to October 7
Season 2: June 3 to 29; August 25 – September 15
Season 3: May 5 to June 2; June 30 – August 24
|Price per person||CAD||$945|
|Season 2 surcharge||$200|
|Season 3 surcharge||$250|
This tour includes:
Train ride Kirchzarten – Titisee, approx. 10 Euro per person incl. bike
Local “city taxes”
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
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Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment