2020
Cycle route southern Black Forest

Black Forest Cycling Holiday

Fir Forest, original farms and gentle highlands

Freiburg – Basel – Freiburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Black Forest Cake, Basel - City of 3 countries, mineral springs
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Bestseller!

7
days

45
km / day avg.

The route through the Black Forest is surprisingly relaxing. The cycle path takes you past typical Black Forest farmhouses with their low-hanging hipped roofs between densely wooded dark green hills. On your round trip from Freiburg you will overcome most of the elevation by train, so you will often have the pleasure of simply rolling downhill. This means you can not only observe the laid-back attitude of the Baden locals, but also experience it yourself. Cycling via Waldshut-Tiengen you will reach the High Rhine and visit Basel, the lively city of 3 countries. Past healing mineral springs, which were already used by the Romans, you will cycle through the southern foothills of the Black Forest, before reaching the first vineyards close to Freiburg.

Cycle route southern Black Forest
  • Booking code
    NE-FF6
  • Start / Destination
    Freiburg
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 235 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 50 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Freiburg

This city is thought to be Germany’s warmest. The typical Bächle flowing through its historic centre guarantee a comfortable micro-climate in summer. The city’s centrepiece is its Roman-Gothic Minster. From Freiburg’s backyard mountain, the Schauinsland, you will be able to experience a breath-taking panoramic view of the hills of the Black Forest. Pre-booked rental bikes are ready for you at your hotel.

Day 2: Freiburg – Bonndorf, approx. 40 km + train ride

On your first day you will initially cycle about 10 km to Kirchzarten and take a the train, that will bring you from there to Titisee (not included). On this ride through the Höllental Valley, you will master all inclines with ease. You will cycle past typical farmhouses with low-hanging hipped roofs, the Black Forest houses, to Bonndorf.

Day 3: Bonndorf – Waldshut-Tiengen, approx. 50 km

An additional day in Bonndorf is worthwhile, as it will give you the opportunity to explore the Wutachschlucht Gorge, one of the last intact wild river landscapes. Alternatively you can start cycling towards the Rhine straightaway, which lies 500 metres lower. This means you can leisurely roll downhill. Your destination Waldshut is located directly on the Swiss border.

Day 4: Waldshut – Basel, approx. 50 km + train ride

Today you will be cycling to Bad Säckingen via Laufenburg, where you will find Europe’s longest covered wooden bridge. The town also has two exceptional museums on offer, the Rubbish Museum and the Trumpeteer Museum, which tells the romantic story of the Bad Säckingen Trumpeteer. You will later cycle along the Rhine’s northern bank toward Rheinfelden, from where you will be taking the train to Basel.

Day 5: Basel – Badenweiler / Müllheim, approx. 50 km

You will now be leaving the lively city of Basel behind you and cycle toward the Isteiner Klotz. Once upon a time, it was surrounded by the floods of the Rhine, but now – after Tulla’s Rhine rectification – it sits quietly secluded from the river. This area of the Black Forest’s edge is home to water with healing properties and thus ideal for spas – some of them date back to Roman times.

Day 6: Müllheim – Freiburg, approx. 45 km

The Markgräflerland seems very charming. The large amount of sunny days and the remarkably pure water mean that many special wine grapes grow here. Baden’s tranquillity can be found in villages and towns on the edge of the Black Forest. Later, you will reach Freiburg, Germany's southern-most large city. Art historian Jacob Burkhardt called the gothic church tower "the most beautiful tower in the world" in 1869.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your cycle tour in the Southern Black Forest ends. If you wish we can extend your stay in Freiburg.