Introducing The Black Forest Trail
I am very excited to announce the latest addition to our hiking packages – the Black Forest Trail. As our repeat customers know, we have offered the Red Deer Trail for several years. It has been a very popular package for serious hikers seeking to really immerse themselves in nature. But 5 days of long trails was too much for many of you, who wanted something shorter and not so remote. You still wanted the convenience of luggage transport to your next hotel, and you still wanted nice accommodations. I heard you! And after searching for the perfect alternative, I think I have assembled the perfect hiking package. I certainly have enjoyed putting it together for you.
My Black Forest Trail Hike run partially along a section of the famous Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage trail (in Spain), which is pretty cool. While seeking that perfect balance of nature, food, accommodations, I have woven together some other fantastic trails and short-cuts that were either more beautiful or included some fantastic features; like Schnapps fountains and cozy Gasthaus-Restaurants. While the Red Deer Trail required that you pack a lunch because there were no places to stop and eat along the trail, my Black Forest Trail has lots of places to stop for a nice lunch, or just a coffee and cake. (I hear you thinking, “Well that does not sound too much like a hike in nature?”) Trust me, all these stops are located high up in the mountains where you will only encounter other (local) hikers.
This is a fairly easy to medium hiking experience with daily distances between 13 to 19 km (8-12 miles), and I made sure to provide some drop-out shortcuts; for those days on which you just feel like skipping the next hill. You spend your evenings at family-run 3 star (and one 4 star) hotels in beautiful small Black Forest towns. We provide an orientation package for each town, so you can make the most of your time in town during evenings and mornings.
Check out further details here The Black Forest Trail to see if this is a good hike for you.
The Black Forest Trail consists of select intermediate level hiking trails in The Black Forest connecting beautiful medieval towns. For those of you asking; this is not a trail you will find on Google Maps or on your GPS. It is a customized route I have personally hiked, choosing the more scenic, quiet trails or entertaining point of interest. I know you will like it. We provide all trail information, maps and take care of your luggage transfer between hotels.