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Inquiry – Hiking Tour

Please note that most of our Multiple Day Hiking Tours are self-guided hiking tours. You are not hiking as part of an organized group. Instead, you are hiking on your own. You receive all maps, trail descriptions and necessary information from us prior to your tour. We also take care of your hotel reservations and luggage transfer.

Wine Trail

Our Wine Trail is a one-day relaxed-adventure for wine lovers. If you like a bit of walking while wine tasting around a beautiful small German town, this is the package for you. This package provides a real local experience with a focus on the good things in life: nice hotel, food, scenery & wine. We even throw in an old castle and a occasional German wine festival with luck. We handle all details Self-guided wine tasting hike Beautiful Black Forest wine town Superior hotel Well marked & easy to navigate trail 3 course wine dinner 5 course meal wine hike Difficulty of trail: easy What’s the area like? There are 13 wine regions in Germany with more than 23,000 vineyards. The wine area of The Black Forest is the 3rd largest and southern-most wine region in Germany (called Baden). The climate in this area is warm, as the vineyards are sheltered by the surrounding mountains and the Rhine River Valley. Due to this warm climate, Baden produces the only wine-zone B class wines in Germany. …

FAQ – Black Forest Trail

If you are interested in hiking the Black Forest Trail please have a look at the most commonly asked questions below. For further questions or to submit a booking, please contact us. Season The Black Forest Trail Package is available from mid-April to mid-October. Included accommodation Breakfast buffet Free public transportation pass while staying in the Black Forest detailed route descriptions & maps luggage transfer between hotels. Your luggage transfer is organized by us, Black Forest Tours. We ask you to use the luggage tags you receive at the beginning of your tour to identify your luggage. When checking out of each hotel please drop off your luggage at the front desk. The hotel owner will know that your bag has to be transferred to the next hotel. We can lend you walking poles & a backpack for a small fee. Please book either one when booking your hike. Excluded Travel to and from start/end of the Black Forest Trail hike Lunches and dinners Travel insurance. Make sure you have travel insurance covering you against …

Hells Valley Trail

Our Hells Valley Trail Package is perfect if you are looking for a flexible combination of easy hikes with options to take in other activities (or just relax) in nature – stop for food, drink and local culture & sightseeing along the way. On your first day we set you up with one of our own local guides who will take you on a guided hike. The guide will make sure you are well equipped for your next day of hiking on your own. Or choose to do some sightseeing instead! We Plan All Details stay in a Black Forest mountain town 3 star family-owned hotel Guided (half) day hike Well Marked & Easy to Navigate Tracks Choose your own Daily Distances self-guided hikes or sightseeing Difficulty: easy What’s the area like? The Black Forest is not what the English name suggests. It is not a single forest, but rather it is the name given to the mountainous region in the south-western corner of Germany. 60% of the land is forest. Therefore there is also a …

Premium Trail

Our Premium Trail runs along the foothills of the Black Forest. This area is a bit off-the-beaten path, where you will really tour like a local in this post-card perfect world. We lead you to vistas and waterfalls and local eateries undiscovered by the crowds. We stop by a local schnapps-fountain where a farmer keeps his privately distilled liquor, naturally spring-cooled for all passers-by to sip. We handle all details for you Beautiful Black Forest town Family-owned & operated hotel Well marked trails & easy to navigate Choose your own daily distances Level of difficulty: easy What’s the area like? Our Premium Trail wanders through a beautiful valley on the edge of the Black Forest. The town you are staying in is nestled in a hilly area covered in vineyards and forest. A short bus ride up the road (you ride free during your stay) will take you up to the famous High Summit Road. We have designed this walking tour so you have a robust experience of the Black Forest, from the vineyards in the valley, …

Destinations Off The Beaten Path in Germany for 2019

There are only a few forested areas in central Europe where you find good hiking opportunities. There are fewer still with mountains. The Black Forest in Germany is one of the best hiking areas for a couple reasons. My name is Simone and I am from The Black Forest in Germany. I have hiked in North America and Australia, so I know how other people think of hiking. A friend once pointed out to me while living in San Francisco, California; American’s are “goal oriented”, while Europeans are “process oriented”. That is a great way to understand the differences in hiking between these cultures. You may need to shift gears to get the hiking groove here, but once you get-it, you’ll never be the same. Canadians hike in expansive forests where they encounter few people. Americans and Australians are also familiar with such massive landscapes. Hiking there often requires careful preparation to meet nature in such remoteness. In The Black Forest the weather changes quickly. You will often think the locals look over-prepared with all …

FAQ – Red Deer Trail

If you are interested in hiking the Red Deer Trail please have a look at the most commonly asked questions below. For further questions or to submit a booking, please contact us. Season The Red Deer Trail Package is available from mid-May to mid-October. Included 4 star hotel accommodation Breakfast buffet Free public transportation pass while staying in the Black Forest detailed route descriptions & maps luggage transfer between hotels. Your luggage will be transferred by the hotel and moved to the next hotel on your route. The transfer of one bag per person (up to 20 kilos) is included with your tour package. Excluded Travel to and from start/end of the Red Deer Trail hike Lunches and dinners Travel insurance. Make sure you have travel insurance covering you against illness, injury, loss or damage to property and cancellations. Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, extra transfers (such as by taxi or when not included in public transport pass). Lunch & Dinner Breakfast. Breakfasts are included with your booking. Lunch. Add-on a Lunch …

Red Deer Trail

The Northern Black Forest is known for its remoteness. If you are really looking to get away from it all for a few days, then the Red Deer Trail maybe just what your looking for. This a great hike if you are a real hiker and you want a remote nature experience, but with the balance of being pampered in 4 star wellness hotels at the end of the day. We Plan All DetailsLuggage Transfer included (1 bag)Premium 4 star wellness hotelsDetailed route descriptions & maps Well Marked & Easy to Navigate TracksDaily Distances between 17-20 Kmchoose from 2 to 4 days of hikingDifficulty: moderate to difficult The Red Deer Trail – the most pure experience of the Black Forest The Black Forest is not what the English name suggests. It is not a single forest, but rather it is the name given to the mountainous region 100 miles north to south and 45 miles east to west. About 60% of the land is forest. The terrain of the Northern Black Forest is composed of …

Paradise Walk

Our Paradise Walk runs along the foothills of the Black Forest. We have designed this walking tour so you can experience the beautiful valleys and towns of this area. You spend your evenings in family-owned hotels, located in small Black Forest towns, with plenty of good restaurants and wineries. We provide orientation to the towns, so you can explore in the evenings.  This area is a bit off-the-beaten path and you will really tour like a local. You will always stay close to towns, often walking through them. We show you the must-see vistas, waterfalls undiscovered by the crowds, and local eateries not in any travel books. We even tell you where to find a local schnapps-fountain where the farmer keeps his privately distilled liquor cool for you to sample while stopping by. If you are lucky you will even happen upon a wine festival. Is this a good walk for me? Our Paradise Walk is a good walking holiday if you are looking for fairly easy walks with limited elevation. The hotels are located in typical small Black …