Cycle path through the vineyards of the Southern Black Forrest
Cyclists having a break in Auggen in the Southern Black Forrest
Bikes at the town hall square of Basel

Southern Black Forest

Idyllic loop tour from Fribourg.

Cycle in six stages through one of the most diversified regions in the southwestern part of Germany. The route leads you from Black Forest metropolis Fribourg first by train to High Black Forest and then downhill to Lake Titisee. Along Bähnle cycle path which was a train line in former times you cycle downhill to gorge Wutachschlucht. On your way from Waldshut to Basel you pass some precious palaces. Afterwards you cycle through Markgräflerland, which is also named Tuscany of Germany. At the end you reach the historic old city of Fribourg with famous stream again. 

Classic
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

First you cycle through valley Dreisamtal to Kirchzarten. By train via Himmelreich and through narrow valley Höllental up to Hinterzarten (not included). By bike downhill to lake Titisee. Via Lenzkirch you reach Bonndorf.

Before you reach river Rhine today, you should visit 20.000 year-old gorge Wutachschlucht. On your way you have the possibility to go by train Sauschwänzlebahn (facultative, about € 10,-/person). Enjoyable you cycle along river Rhine.

Impressively, the Rhine winds through Black Forest and the Jura. We recommend visiting the city of Laufenburg today. In former times there was another Rhine fall, which was blasted in the 19th century. Your target place not only has a rich history, but also an impressive walled medieval cityscape. Basel is shopping- and commercial center in the border triangle of Germany, Switzerland and France and has a number of interesting museums.

You follow Rhine bike path via Isteiner Klotz, in former times directly at Rhine and at every time it was fortified. At the boarder of the Southern Black Forest you cycle passing few little spa-villages, which are using the curative water of that region.

Today you cycle along the vineyards of the Markgräfler country, at the right side the Black Forest, left it’s reflection, the Vogesen. Back in Fribourg we recommend to visit the Augistinermueum and at the evening the beer garden.

Tour character

You cycle on signposted routes, on bike paths, silent side roads and along forest tracks. The route proceeds downhill, but some grades in Black Forest have to be managed.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 30, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Season 3
Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Season 4
May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Jul 4, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Southern Black Forest, 7 days, DE-SWRSS-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
529.00
169.00
599.00
169.00
649.00
169.00
699.00
169.00

Category: hotels 3*** niveau

Season 1
Apr 30, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Season 3
Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Season 4
May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Jul 4, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Freiburg
Extra night double room
Extra night sgl/bb
55.00
70.00
55.00
70.00
55.00
70.00
55.00
70.00
Price
Rental bike 27-gear
Electric bike
79.00
195.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Journey by train Rheinfelden – Basel incl. bike
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Freiburg train station
  • Basel airport
  • Public car parking in Fribourg, price € 20,- per day, no reservation possible, payable on spot

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Train ticket Kirchzarten - Titisee approx € 10 per person incl. bike