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Black Forest Tours by Locals

Tour Schauinsland

A lot of people ask me about Schauinsland because they saw it online on other tour websites. Schauinsland is one of several mountains surrounding Freiburg, which has a gondola to a sight-seeing tower, 2 wind turbines, and a road that was the birthplace of hill-climb racing. The races are ancient history now. Schauinsland has the nearest ski slopes to Freiburg in the winter. But with bigger skiing only a short drive away in Switzerland, Schauinsland becomes the weekend playground for the locals in winter. We drive up the Schauinsland road to get to other places, but otherwise there is nothing really special that would lead one to go there when visiting the area. The views area OK, but not “soul-stirring” as Lonely Planet says. There are much better views in The Black Forest. Schauinsland is not really a destination for your visit unless you have nothing else to do for the next 5 hours but take cable car ride (weather permitting).

Tour Gegenbach

We offer tours to Gegenbach. Gegenbach is located in southwestern part of The Black Forest. There are several ways to experience this beautiful town like a local. We offer many hikes and walking routes around Gegenbach and the surrounding area. Let us know if you would like to visit. We will customize a tour just for you. Tip: Since Gegenbach is a small town, hotels are very expensive and there is not much in the way of modern amenities. However nearby at the entrance to The Black Forest is the town of Kehl. Kehl (Germany) has cheaper hotels and is ideally located so you can also visit Strasbourg just across the border in France. Offenburg is also nearby and has most modern amenities (such a McDonald, shops, etc.) In fact Kehl is ideally located for your base-camp from which you can explore most of The Black Forest and beyond.

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 …

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 …

Guided Tours of The Black Forest guy with beer in river

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.

We offer customized Vacation Packages

Don’t feel like organizing your own vacation? Then let us take care of it.Our Vacation Packages cover various regions and include hotels, sightseeing tours, wine-tastings, dinner, transfers to your next destination and more. Regions we cover: Black Forest, Wine Region, Colmar/Alsace in France, Lake Constance area, Neuschwanstein This is for you, if… you are a travel agent,  tour operator or  individual planning a group tour to the Black Forest and Germany and need a local expert to help Package Details Length: starting at 4 nights Hotel: 3 or 4 star hotels Your group size: 2+ people Our offerings: customized vacation packages focused on your individual group’s needs catering to groups of all sizes, ages and nationalities starting from 2 people itinerary layout – customized, entertaining, informative, cultural transportation option – we work with reputable local companes. english-speaking tour guides hotel bookings VIP tours (gourmet restaurants, special tours & activities) lunch and dinner reservations many more – tell us your specific needs: Have a look at our existing Black Forest Vacation packages. Or contact us to have us customize a Black Forest vacation …

Hiking on the Hells Valley Trail

The Hells Valley Trail Package provides you with a lot of flexibility. You are staying in a family-owned hotel in a beautiful mountain town in the southern Black Forest, less than 45 minutes away from Freiburg. Our Hells Valley Trail Packageis 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 along the way. On your first day we set you up with one of our own hiking guides who will take you on a half day hike. Then you’ll be equipped for your next day hiking on your own Is this a good hike for me?  If you are a beginner hiker or If you prefer shorter hikes (starting at 5 km) or a combination of sightseeing and hiking, then the Hells Valley Trail Packageis ideal for you. You have a great deal of flexibility choosing your hike each day based on your fitness level, weather conditions and what you feel like …

FAQ – Guided Tours

We try to provide the best experience for your money and our reputation is widely celebrated for that reason. Be aware of scams. Driver guides and transport services of any kind are required by law in Germany to have a commercial passenger transportation license and insurance coverage for cars and passengers. You are in good hands with us. We are licensed and fully insured. ( Genehmigung nach §49 PBefG mit Mietwagen für die gewerbliche Personenbeförderung ). What is included when booking a Guided Tour? Included: Customized Private Tours You choose start & end points of your tour. You choose duration of your tour (4-8 hours) You choose themes you are interested in You choose activities you would love to do You choose sights you would like to see Included: Guides Professional English Speaking Certified by the Black Forest Park Association Members of the German National Tourist Guide Association (BVGD) Our prices are all inclusive. Our guides and drivers are paid by the hour. If you enjoyed your tour, our guides and driver certainly appreciate a tip – …

Why Choose Black Forest Tours

Most important: I will make sure you don’t feel like a tourist but rather like a friend who is visiting. I am fun, outdoorsy and outgoing.  And I speak English, too! I offer a wide selection of tours: guided tours, self-guided tours and build-it-yourself guidebooks. I am an official Black Forest tour guide with 300+ hours of training through the Southern Black Forest Nature Park  Association to become knowledgeable in almost any topic imaginable related to this area. I have an extensive network of people all over the Black Forest who know the ins and out of this region. If I don’t know the answer, I can find someone who does! If you don’t see yourself on a bus with 50 other people – my tours are perfect for you. I design unique tours that fits your particular travel style. Still not convinced? Contact me and I can put you in touch with many satisfied customers who have traveled with me before.