Southern Black Forest cycle tour: 7 days from Freiburg via Lake Titisee to the High Rhine and back

7 Days

Your trip

Up into the mountains and back along the young Rhine

Black Forest heights

We start this wonderful cycle tour through the Black Forest right in the destination of this circular tour: the university city of Freiburg in southern Baden.

You will spend nine days and eight nights by the river among wine and castles, forest and modernity.

Seven full days belong to the saddle. If at all possible, you can plan your day of arrival and departure so that you still have a little time for nature and the romance of the castles and small towns along the river.

Accommodation

On this tour you will be staying in good, typical regional inns and hotels in the *** star category. An extensive cyclist’s breakfast is included on all our cycle tours in all hotels.
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The route

On this cycle tour you will experience a colorful variety: mountains and moors, the High Rhine and the wine-rich Markgräflerland, the cyclist-friendly Freiburg, the Dreisam river valley and Lake Titisee.

Travel documents

Before the start of your trip, we will send you a link by e-mail where you will find the digital travel documents such as your hotel list, voucher, route map, travel information and GPS data to help you prepare for your bike tour.

You will also receive a printed package of documents at the start hotel. Among other things, it contains all the map material.

Maps and navigation

You can find the entire tour as a collection at komoot . If you want to use the maps for navigation, please install – if not already done – the komoot app on your mobile device a few days BEFORE your trip. To do so, please register at komoot.de. Then download the tours from this collection to your device. Please contact us with any questions in advance of your trip.

You can find the Komoot app at the following link: https://support.komoot.com/hc/de/articles/4402496387098-Komoot-App-herunterladen.

You need the Komoot app and the tour descriptions from this collection if you want to ride according to navigation prompts. We provide you with a Komoot app tour package for this trip. Please book this as an additional service once per trip and receive it in return:

> The komoot – world package with unlimited use …

> Your bike navigation for this trip for your cell phone as a supplement to your travel documents.

> With just a few clicks, you can call up the ready-made cycle tours.

> The maps can be called up at any time, even without Internet reception.

> They use the app for a lifetime of precise navigation and great adventures.

> You will find highlights and recommendations from the komoot community at great locations worldwide.

> You receive topographical maps with free updates.

Rental bicycles

Robust touring bikes: 7 speeds with hub gears and coaster brake or 21 speeds with derailleur gears and freewheel, comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights.

Electric bikes:

With your electric bike, unisex bike with freewheel, you will feel the lightness of traveling. You have your eyes open to the world around you. The electric bike is particularly advantageous for cyclists with different levels of physical fitness and ensures that everyone can ride at the same speed.

The well-sprung bike lets you cycle comfortably, even if the terrain is a little bumpier for a short time. With the electric bike, you can experience assisted cycling on a whole new level. Despite the motor assistance, it is a bicycle in the legal sense. There is therefore no requirement for a driver’s license or helmet. However, we strongly recommend wearing a helmet on all trips, regardless of the type of bike.

The carrier shown at the front is equipped with one handlebar axle per room, in which you can comfortably transport your navigation device and light day luggage.

Accessories, insurance, breakdown assistance for rental bikes

Each rental bike on this tour is equipped with a waterproof, spacious saddle bag as well as a tool set, an air pump, an odometer and a lock. You will also receive a handlebar bag per room, and a second saddle bag per bike on request.

If you rent a bike, rental bike insurance against theft and damage is automatically included. In the event of theft or damage to the rental bike, you will not incur any costs. Of course, negligent or willful acts are excluded from the comprehensive cover. The bike must be locked and the keys to the rental bike must still be in your possession. Please refer to the information in the travel documents. Also excluded are accessories such as saddlebags and handlebar bags incl. Contents, odometer, e-bike display, etc.

Should damage occur to a rental bike, simply call the service hotline provided to you. In the rare event of a flat tire, a puncture repair kit is available for every rental bike. Tools and a spare hose are available for self-help.

Own bikes

It is possible to bring your own bikes, but at your own risk. The hotel offers free lockable and covered bicycle parking. You will find the bike room in the hotel’s own parking garage directly opposite the main entrance. Please ask for the key at the reception. Please lock bikes in the bike room again specifically.

For possible damages etc. on the own bike during the whole bike trip as well as during transport trips can not be liable. For your own safety, we recommend that you always wear a bicycle helmet on all bicycle tours.

Please note that we do not provide a breakdown and emergency assistance service on this tour if you are using your own bike. You will find bike stores and workshops along the way. Almost the entire way you can shorten by public transport (train, bus, boat).

Dates

We offer the tour from April to October.

Arrival

FribourgFreiburg is easily accessible by train.

We therefore recommend that you start your vacation at home. Relax during the train ride against the magnificent backdrop of the lake and mountains. Rent the bikes and ride the train without stress. Info at www.bahn.de.

Car / Parking

In some cases, parking is available directly at the hotels or public parking is available in the surrounding area. Advance reservations are not possible. Please pay all costs incurred directly on site. An overview of the – very limited – parking spaces on the island can be found on the Internet under this link. For further information, you can contact the respective arrival hotel after receiving your hotel list.

Notes

Please note our information on entering Germany. Please also see our notes on package tours.

Tops of the tour

  • From Freiburg through the wild and romantic Höllental valley to Hinterzarten and Lake Titisee
  • The Wutach Gorge, the Grand Canyon of the Black Forest near Bonndorf
  • The young Hochrhein between Lake Constance and Basel
  • Fribourg

Day by day

Individual to Freiburg :
Day 1

Individual arrival in Freiburg

Freiburg train stationHot tip: Whenever possible – travel by train. The Black Forest Railway from Freiburg through the Höllental valley and on towards Triberg, Donaueschingen Villingen to Lake Constance is a vacation experience in itself.

Enjoy your first evening at the foot of the southern Black Forest. Stroll through the beautiful old town with its winding alleyways, the cathedral, the city gates and the town hall. Feel the evening warmth of the Breisgau.

Freiburg - Titisee - Stühlingen :
Day 2

Cycle tour Freiburg – Kirchzarten – Hinterzarten – Titisee – Stühlingen, approx. 70 km, 1,100 vertical meters ↑, 850 ↓, ~ 7 h

The section from Kirchzarten to Hinterzarten is peppered with beautiful viewpoints due to the altitude difference, but is therefore only suitable for sporty cyclists. We recommend covering the distance (approx. 25 km) by train (not included in the tour price).

From Titisee you cycle along the Bähnle cycle path. In Bonndorf, an excursion to the wild and romantic Wutach Gorge is highly recommended.

Black Forest Titisee

Breakfast
Stühlingen - Bad Säckingen :
Day 3

Cycle tour Stühlingen – Bad Säckingen, approx. 60 km, 200 vertical meters ↑, 400 ↓, ~ 5 h

On your route, you will discover all kinds of regional specialties that make up the rural charm. You follow the Rhine and reach the trumpeter town of Bad Säckingen.

Breakfast
Bad Säckingen - Basel - Weil am Rhein :
Day 4

Bike tour

Bad Säckingen – Basel – Weil am Rhein, approx. 50 km, 200 vertical meters ↑ ↓, ~ 4 h

Via Beuggen with its moated castle, you reach Kaiseraugst with its Roman excavation sites. You should visit Basel’s old town with its narrow alleyways, the town hall and Basel Minster before crossing the Dreiländerbrücke bridge to Weil am Rhein.

Breakfast
Weil am Rhein - Heitersheim :
Day 5

Cycle tour Weil am Rhein – Heitersheim, 55 km, 120 m elevation gain ↑↓, ~ 4 h

You soon reach the spa town of Bad Bellingen, one of the sunniest spas. You leave the Rhine at Neuenburg and cycle through the Markgräflerland.

Breakfast
Hotel
Heitersheim - Freiburg :
Day 6

Cycle tour Heitersheim – Freiburg, 25 km, 120 m elevation gain ↑↓, ~2 h

On the way to Freiburg, you have the opportunity to relax in the thermal baths in Bad Krozingen. Bächle, delicacies and wine – go on a discovery tour in Freiburg and enjoy a delicious piece of Black Forest gateau and a cup of fragrant coffee in a select café.

Breakfast
Farewell to Freiburg or extension :
Day 7

Individual return journey from Freiburg – or an extra day at the Breisach

Do you have a little more time? We would be happy to book you an extra night in this beautiful town in southern Baden between the Black Forest and the Königsstuhl. You are welcome to stay and linger.

Yay, I'm in the Black Forest

We wish you a happy vacation!

Breakfast

Services

included in the travel package:

  • 6 x overnight stays in the desired category
  • 6 x rich cyclist breakfast buffet
  • daily luggage transport without limit on the number of pieces of luggage between 09.00 and 17.30
  • Complete bike rental insurance, if booked
  • 1 cup of coffee or hot chocolate + 1 piece of Black Forest gateau in Freiburg
  • Well-prepared travel documents
  • GPS data on request, Komoot navigation app, if booked
  • 7-day service hotline

not included:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Visitor's tax or tourist tax
  • All special services not explicitly listed under included services

Dates and prices

Travel start 2024: every Sunday and Monday possible in …
Season 1 20.04. – 30.04.
Season 2 01.05. – 28.06. and 23.08. – 05.10.
Season 3 29.06. – 22.08.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Double room Standard with breakfast / pers 660 € 940 € 960 €
Single room standard w. breakfast 910 € 1.190 € 1.210 €
Extra nights
Starting point Freiburg: double room standard with breakfast / pers 110 €
Starting point Freiburg: Standard single room with breakfast 180 €
Destination Freiburg: Standard double room with breakfast / pers 110 €
Destination Freiburg: Standard single room with breakfast 180 €
Additional services
Rental bike tours 125 €
Rental bike e-bike 250 €
komoot navigation app 30 €
Can I stay an extra night?

Yes, of course. We are happy to offer you additional nights in Freiburg or an intermediate stage of this trip. Please simply select “Extra night” when booking.

What happens if I break down or have an accident while driving?

Please note that we cannot provide on-site service for your own bikes on the road on this tour. In the event of a breakdown, please try to get back to Lindau on your own. Along the entire cycle path there are several emergency stations, repair kits and also bicycle repair shops. Almost the entire bike path can also be shortened by public transport (train, bus, boat). If you have booked rental bikes, please call the service hotline.

What do I do in bad weather?

Well, then: Actually, you are traveling in the warmest region of Germany with the most hours of sunshine – and for the most part, the weather is better than it first appears from your hotel room in the morning. But when it’s actually freezing and frosty and windy and pouring down? Have a nice day in the destinations of your ship tours, buy a train ticket and go back to Constance a little frustrated but warm and dry. The entire lake is well connected by train, bus and boat. A special tip for particularly gloomy days are the Bodenseetherme in Konstanz. At Hörnle in the district of Staad, within walking distance from the old town along the lake path in the direction of the Meersburg car ferry, you can enjoy the gray, wet and cold lake like in hardly any other place. Stop by https://www.therme-konstanz.de/

Where can I charge my battery when I am on the road with the e-bike?

To be honest – we don’t really have a good answer to that. In your hotel, it is prohibited to charge the batteries unattended in the hotel room for fire safety reasons. In exceptional cases, you can ask the reception to charge your battery. Ask along the way at restaurants you visit. Many houses are set up for this.

Map

Please note: You can vary the tour suggestions as you wish. If you want to follow our tour suggestions, please install the KOMOOT app on your mobile device BEFORE you start your tour. Save this komoot - collection to your device and follow the maps or use the navigation function of komoot. If you like - download the komoot app on your phone, search for this trip and let the app be your navigator and inspirer.

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