Easy Black Forest Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £569 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle through one of the most diverse areas of Germany
• Go through the Black Forest to Fribourg
• Ride along the Bahnle Cycle Path
• Cycle into Switzerland and visit Basel
Cycle Route profile
Mostly flat, following cycle paths that are usually paved or along quiet side roads. This tour is mostly downhill, although there are one or two hills to tackle in the Black Forest. A basic level of fitness is recommended.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Individual arrival in Freiburg
The tour begins in Freiburg, Germany’s warmest town. Look out for the “Bächle” – the small water-filled rills along most streets and alleyways that give this town its own special flair.
Day 2: Freiburg – Bonndorf, approx. 40 km + train ride
You’ll soon be immersed in the charming countryside of the Black Forest. Just about 10 km on from Freiburg, we recommend getting the train in Kirchzwarten to Titisee (not included in price) – which will help you avoid almost all metres of altitude on this tour! Passing the typical Black Forest houses, you cycle through beautiful countryside to Bonndorf.
Day 3: Bonndorf – Waldshut-Tiengen, approx. 50 km
If you want to explore the Wutach ravine, one of the last wild riverscapes, you should book an extra night in Bonndorf. On this section you cycle along a plateau to Wutachtal valley and then on to Waldshut-Tingen, 500 m further down along the Rhine. The route is cycled practically without any effort, downhill to soon reach today’s destination, Waldshut-Tiengen, right on the Swiss border.
Day 4: Waldshut-Tiengen – Rheinfelden – Basel, approx. 50 km + train ride
You cycle further on downstream, via Laufenburg to Bad Säckingen, where you’ll find Europe’s longest wooden, roofed bridge. Have a stop here – there are two very special museums you can visit: The Müllmuseum (garbage museum) and a museum about the famous “Trumpeter from Bad Säckingen”. Following the northern bank of the Rhine, you pedal on to Rheinfelden and from there your route takes you to Basel by train.
Day 5: Basel – Badenweiler / Müllheim, approx. 50 km
You leave Basel, on the border to three countries, and will see the Istein Klotz from afar – which used to be located right on the Rhine and has always been a site for castles and forts. At the edge of the Black Forest, you cycle through small spa towns, which all draw on the healing waters of the area.
Day 6: Badenweiler / Müllheim – Freiburg, approx. 45 km
You cycle through the vineyards of the Markgräflerland – up to the right the Black Forest and to the left the Vosges Mountains. Freiburg is Germany’s warmest and most southern city. It has its own particular charm – look out for the small water-filled rills along most streets and alleyways. From the Schlossberg, you have a great view over the town and the surrounding area.
Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay
After breakfast, you start your individual return journey home or extend your stay.
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.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Easy Black Forest tour stays in 3*** hotels and good guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 6 nights with breakfast in the local 3* category
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
– Train ride Rheinfelden – Basel incl. bike
– Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
– 7 day Service Hotline
Easy Black Forest, 7 days, 6 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 21.04 – 04.05. | 16.09 – 07.10.2018
Fridays and Tuesdays
Season 2: 03.06 – 29.06. | 25.08 – 15.09.2018
Fridays and Tuesdays
Season 3: 05.05 – 02.06. | 30.06 – 24.08.2018
Fridays and Tuesdays
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £569 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £689 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £719 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £159
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3* Hotels
Holiday Price: £569
Single Supplement: £159