All posts filed under: Adventure Tours in The Black Forest Germany

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 …

German Wine?

When it comes to wine everyone has heard of Napa Valley. And of course France, Italy, Australia and Chile. But visiting Germany on a wine tour? Interestingly enough we have more and more visitors from overseas acknowledging the excellence of German wines and wanting to discover them on a wine tour. There are 13 wine regions in Germany altogether. With more than 23,000 vineyards in Baden we are considered the 3rd largest wine region in Germany. The climate here is very warm, vineyards being protected by the mountains and facing the Rhine. Due to the warm climate in this most southern wine region in Germany, Baden is the only wine region in Germany that is considered a Wine-zone B. This is the same category as the famous French wine-growing areas Alsace, Champagne, Loire Valley. That means what’s being produced here has to meet stricter quality standards than wine grown in any other part of Germany. With every sip you taste you will fall in love with German wines. The Baden Wine road connects numerous old …

World’s best mountain bike event coming up in May

Voted as the world’s best mountain bike event of the year  the Mountain Bike World Cup is coming up on May 22 and May 23rd 2010 in the town of Offenburg in the Black Forest. The preparation of this year’s 5.2 km long Mountain Bike circuit has begun about 5 months ago and is known for its steep slopes and climbs. We are expecting over 20,000 spectators to cheer for the world´s best mountain bikers on this upcoming weekend. There are also more than 280 course marshals, section leaders and the mountain rescue service attending the race. If you happen to be visiting the Black Forest in May, join us for this event and watch some of the most spectacular mountain bike races you’ll ever see. Tickets can be purchased online or contact us for assistance.  If you miss the event but are visiting the Black Forest in the summer you can book a mountain bike tour with us to see how challenging the area is.