2023
The Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route

The Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route

Sporting pleasure in a legendary landscape

  Ettlingen – Bad Wildbad – Titisee – Freiburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Deep green forests, spectacular gorges and picturesque valleys
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profil ●●●●○

days
7

km / day avg.
50

The bike tour on the Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route is a scenic treat. From the Black Forest Central / North Nature Park to the Upper Black Forest and the Southern Black Forest Nature Park – it is hard to say which section of this cycle tour is the most beautiful.
Discover deep green forests, spectacular gorges, picturesque valleys and mystical mountain lakes from your bike. Some of the climbs on our bike tour on the Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route require a strong pedal. Once you reach the top, you will realise that the effort was worth it. The views that open up to you can only be described as magnificent. The route descends quickly into the valleys. Idyllic Black Forest villages with countless opportunities for refreshments await you here. One of the highlights of this tour is certainly the wonderfully situated Lake Titisee. You will end the cycle tour on the Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route in sunny Freiburg – one of the most beautiful cities in southern Germany.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    NE-EF6-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Ettlingen / Freiburg
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 245 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●●○
Map of the Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route

Day 1: Individual arrival in Ettlingen

You start your bike tour on the Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route in Ettlingen. The pretty little town lies at the foot of the Black Forest and is the gateway to the Alb valley. The picturesque Alb river dominates the townscape. It flows through the middle of the old town, where it is spanned by numerous small pedestrian bridges. Visit Ettlingen Castle, which is located in the city centre. It houses a city museum that offers insights into the history of the castle and the city. If you travel in July and August, you may be lucky enough to attend an open-air theatre performance in the baroque ambience at the castle festival.

Alb river, Ettlingen

Cityscape by the river Alb in Ettlingen

Day 2: Ettlingen – Bad Wildbad, approx. 55 km

The first stage takes you from Ettlingen into the northern Black Forest. Even from a distance you can see the deep green hills of the legendary low mountain range. A particularly impressive panoramic view awaits you at the Schwanner Warte near Straubenhardt. You master the first ascents of your bike tour and arrive in the tranquil Black Forest village of Dobel. Enjoy the pleasant fresh mountain air and the peace and quiet amidst the seemingly endless forest landscape. You will reach Bad Wildbad via the Sommerberg. Get off your bike and relax in one of the two thermal baths of the traditional spa town.

Bad Wildbad

Bad Wildbad

Day 3: Bad Wildbad – Freudenstadt, approx. 45 km

Your day begins with a cable car ride up to the high plateau of the Sommerberg mountain. Here you have the opportunity to get to know the Black Forest from unusual perspectives – whether on the treetop path or on the Wildline suspension bridge that curves upwards. You will now cycle along the Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route past the unique high moorland landscape at Kaltenbronn. Germany's largest market square is in the centre of Freudenstadt, your destination for today's stage. Explore the square on a walk. Along the arcades, numerous cafés and restaurants tempt you with local specialities – the ideal place for an atmospheric dinner.

Treetop path Bad Wildbad

Treetop path near Bad Wildbad

Day 4: Freudenstadt – Villingen, approx. 60 km

The third stage of your cycle tour takes you further along the Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route. The route to the twin town of Villingen-Schwenningen is idyllically rural. You cycle past small Black Forest villages such as Seedorf and Mariazell. Isolated farmsteads, surrounded by lush green pastures and picturesque orchards, line your path. If you are willing to put up with a few more kilometres, you will discover highlights along the route such as the Alpirsbach monastery with the brewery of the same name. Once you arrive in Villingen, enjoy the city flair again. In the evening, take a tour of the historic town centre of Villingen, which is well worth seeing.

Minster of Villingen

The Minster of Villingen

Day 5: Villingen – Titisee, approx. 45 km

With its woods and views, the route goes up and down through one of the most beautiful sections of the Black Forest. Today you will reach the highest point of your bike tour – the Höchstberg mountain. The efforts on the climbs in the Upper Black Forest are rewarded with breathtaking panoramas. Again and again, sweeping descents give you the opportunity to relax your calves. The cool waters of Lake Kirnbergsee and  Lake Titisee provide the necessary refreshment. The well-known Titisee with the town of the same name on the northern shore forms the crowning conclusion of the stage. A boat trip across the lake, which lies in the shade of the forested mountains, is a must.

Lake Titisee

Lake Titisee

Day 6: Titisee – Freiburg, approx. 40 km

On the last stage of your cycle tour on the Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route, enjoy the beautiful fairytale mountain and forest landscape of the Black Forest to the fullest. From Titisee you cycle via Hinterzarten and Oberried to Kirchzarten through the Southern Black Forest Nature Park. Breathe in the healthy mountain air one last time before you leave the Black Forest behind. You will reach Freiburg. The city with the most hours of sunshine in Germany is the final point of your cycling tour. From Freiburg's local mountain, Schauinsland, you have a fantastic view of the Black Forest hills you have cycled through.

Landscape Oberried

Magnificent landscape near Oberried

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast, your bike tour on the Black Forest Panorama Cycle Route already ends. If you would like to discover Freiburg and its sights further, we will be happy to extend your stay with an extra night.

View over Freiburg

View over Freiburg

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2023

Arrival on Saturdays and Sundays from 15.04.2023 to 15.10.2023

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
09.04. - 30.04.
08.10. - 15.10.
from699 €
Season B
01.05. - 10.05.
15.09. - 07.10.
from799 €
Season C
11.05. - 25.05.
11.06. - 30.06.
01.09. - 14.09.
from899 €
Season D
26.05. - 10.06.
01.07. - 31.08.
from999 €

All prices per person in a double room.

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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Freiburg, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Ride with the Sommerbergbahn Bad Wildbad – Sommerberg incl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service Hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

Due to the more challenging sections, we don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

249 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Freiburg / Ettlingen
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

99 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
27-Gear Rental Bike
99 €
30-Gear Rental Bike
30-Gear Rental Bike
129 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
239 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.80 m)
  • 30-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike / Pedelec with freewheel (minimum age 16 years)
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Here you find further information and pictures of our rental bikes.

Radweg-Reisen 27-gear unisex bike
27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear men's bike
27-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 30-gear unisex bike
30-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 30-gear men's bike
30-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Rental Bikes

27-gear Rental Bike

99 €

30-gear Rental Bike

129 €

E-bike

239 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    NE-EF6-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Ettlingen / Freiburg
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 245 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●●○
  • Parking information
    Free parking at the Park&Ride car park Albgaubad on the outskirts of the city.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Ettlingen
    On your own by train: connections several times a day, 1 x change, duration approx. 1.5 hours.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
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days
7

km / day avg.
50