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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 …

Roman Trail

Our Roman Trail runs along the foothills of the Black Forest. 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 hotels Well marked trails & easy to navigate Choose your own daily distances Level of difficulty: easy What’s the area like? Our Roman 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, into the forest and up to the mountains …

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 …

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 …

Testimonials

Many people who toured with Black Forest Tours have provided feedback after returning home. And quite a few people have returned for another tour – realizing that there is a lot more to see in the Black Forest. We are constantly trying to improve our tours so please submit your feedback after your experience touring the Black Forest! We are proud that our tours have received coverage in several magazines. Please have a look at our press coverage page to have a look! Here is an excerpt from Rick Steve’s travel blog: ‘Freiburg and Baden-Baden vie to be the leading home-base city for those visiting the Black Forest. While Baden-Baden has an old spa-and-casino elegance, Freiburg is much younger and livelier. I explored Freiburg with Simone Brixel, a local guide who always makes my visits much more enjoyable and meaningful.’ Rick Steves, Travel Lessons from Germany’s Black Forest Thank you Michelle for putting this fun video together after our tour: Here is a a  slide show a visitor put together after touring with me: We …

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Guided Tours

Here at Black Forest Tours, we offer high-quality experiences that are custom-tailored, worry-free, hassle-free and (if desired) non-touristy. The focus of a Guided Tour is not the lowest cost. Instead, we try to create an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.

Just-A-Driver Tours

Just-a-Driver Tours offer the most cost-effective way to see the Black Forest and are therefore our most popular tours. Our Just-a-Driver Tours are designed for those who prefer to explore the Black Forest with the convenience of a driver and a personalized itinerary. We provide a car and driver and an itinerary.