Hiking & Walking Tours

Germans claim that ‘hiking was invented in the Black Forest‘ in the mid-1800s. We don’t know if that’s really true, but we do know that the Black Forest offers some of the finest hiking in Europe. The length of all trails combined is some 23,000 kilometres. They are ideal for short day hikes with the family as well as challenging long-distance multi-day routes.

Our self-guided hiking tours start at 2 days and can last up to 6 days. You don’t need to organize anything. We handle your hotel reservations and your luggage transport. All you need to worry about is a good pair of hiking boots.

Our 2 Hiking Tours (Black Forest Trail  & Red Deer Trail) cover longer distances and some elevation. Our Walking Tours offer shorter distances and less elevation.

Only here for a day? We also offer Guided Half Day Hikes.

Hiking Tours

Red Deer Trail

Follow the Red Deer through the nature reserves of the Northern Black Forest. You are staying at superior 4 star wellness hotels every night, many of them known for their excellent cuisine. Click here to find out more

Type: Self-Guided Hike

Length: 2 to 6 days of hiking

Hotel: starting at 3 nights

Daily Distance:  14-23 km (8-14 miles)

Level:  moderate

Luggage Transfer: yes, included

Hotels: 4 star wellness hotels

Season: end of May to October

Region: Northern Black Forest

Black Forest Trail

This hike runs through picturesque valleys with romantic towns and peaceful woodlands. You hike on sections of the famous pilgrimmage trail to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Click here to find out more

Type: Self-Guided Hike

Length: 2, 3 or 4 days of hiking

Hotel: starting at 3 nights

Daily Distance:  13-17 km (8-10 miles)

Level: moderate

Luggage Transfer: yes, included

Hotels: family-owned hotels

Season: April to October

Region: Central Black Forest

Walking Tours

Hells Valley Trail: hikes & sights

Ideal if you prefer shorter hikes. You stay at the same hotel the whole time and do day hikes from here. The package also includes a guided hiking tour. You receive free entrance to more than 50 attractions. Click here for more.

Type: Guided and  Self-Guided

Length of stay: 1-3 days

Hotel: starting at 2 nights

Daily Distance:  5-10 km (3-6 miles)

Level:  easy

Luggage Transfer: not necessary

Hotels:  family-owned hotels

Season: May to mid-October

Region: Southern Black Forest

Countryside Walk

Our Countyside Walk is ideal if you are looking for fairly easy walks with limited elevation. The hotels are located in typical small Black Forest towns where you can expect to interact with locals. Click here to find out more

Type: Self-Guided Hike

Length: 2-4 days of hiking

Hotel: starting at 3 nights

Daily Distance:  7-12 km (4-7 miles)

Level:  easy

Luggage Transfer: yes, included

Hotels:  3 and 4 star hotels

Season: end of May to October

Region: Northern Black Forest

The Wine Walk

The Wine Walk is a good walk if you are looking for fairly easy & short hikes. If you like wine, good food, superior hotels and nice small towns this is the walk for you. Click here to find out more

Type: Self-Guided Hike

Length: 2 days of hiking

Hotel: starting at 3 nights

Daily Distance:  7-12 km (4-7 miles)

Level:  easy

Luggage Transfer: yes, included

Hotels:  3 and 4 star hotels

Season: end of May to October

Region: Central Black Forest

Small Group Tours 2019

We will be offering several Small Group Tours in 2019. These tours include things only locals know about (e.g. some of the local Schnapsbrunnen or local festivals). The focus is on experiencing the Black Forest like a local – with a local on your side. Daily distances to cover range from 7-12 km.

Group size is limited to 14 people to ensure a local experience.

What’s included? Our Small Group Tours include hotels, luggage transfer, english-speaking guide, some dinners, breakfast, trail materials, goodie bag with useful things for your hike and a few surprises along the way.

How can I find out more? Please sign up on our notification list. We will email you as soon as we have confirmed dates and accept bookings for 2019.