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Wine Trail

Our Wine Trail is a one-day relaxed-adventure for wine lovers. If you like a bit of walking while wine tasting around a beautiful small German town, this is the package for you. This package provides a real local experience with a focus on the good things in life: nice hotel, food, scenery & wine. We even throw in an old castle and a occasional German wine festival with luck. We handle all details Self-guided wine tasting hike Beautiful Black Forest wine town Superior hotel Well marked & easy to navigate trail 3 course wine dinner 5 course meal wine hike Difficulty of trail: easy What’s the area like? There are 13 wine regions in Germany with more than 23,000 vineyards. The wine area of The Black Forest is the 3rd largest and southern-most wine region in Germany (called Baden). The climate in this area is warm, as the vineyards are sheltered by the surrounding mountains and the Rhine River Valley. Due to this warm climate, Baden produces the only wine-zone B class wines in Germany. …

Hells Valley Trail

Our Hells Valley Trail Package is 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 & sightseeing along the way. On your first day we set you up with one of our own local guides who will take you on a guided hike. The guide will make sure you are well equipped for your next day of hiking on your own. Or choose to do some sightseeing instead! We Plan All Details stay in a Black Forest mountain town 3 star family-owned hotel Guided (half) day hike Well Marked & Easy to Navigate Tracks Choose your own Daily Distances self-guided hikes or sightseeing Difficulty: easy What’s the area like? The Black Forest is not what the English name suggests. It is not a single forest, but rather it is the name given to the mountainous region in the south-western corner of Germany. 60% of the land is forest. Therefore there is also a …

Premium Trail

Our Premium Trail runs along the foothills of the Black Forest. This area is a bit off-the-beaten path, where 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 hotel Well marked trails & easy to navigate Choose your own daily distances Level of difficulty: easy What’s the area like? Our Premium 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, …

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 …

Red Deer Trail

The Northern Black Forest is known for its remoteness. If you are really looking to get away from it all for a few days, then the Red Deer Trail maybe just what your looking for. This a great hike if you are a real hiker and you want a remote nature experience, but with the balance of being pampered in 4 star wellness hotels at the end of the day. We Plan All DetailsLuggage Transfer included (1 bag)Premium 4 star wellness hotelsDetailed route descriptions & maps Well Marked & Easy to Navigate TracksDaily Distances between 17-20 Kmchoose from 2 to 4 days of hikingDifficulty: moderate to difficult The Red Deer Trail – the most pure experience of the Black Forest The Black Forest is not what the English name suggests. It is not a single forest, but rather it is the name given to the mountainous region 100 miles north to south and 45 miles east to west. About 60% of the land is forest. The terrain of the Northern Black Forest is composed of …

Hiking Tours

The Black Forest is not what the English name suggests. It is not a single forest, but rather it is the name given to the mountainous region 100 miles north to south and 45 miles east to west. About 60% of the land is forest. This forested area is generally 1500 feet above sea level, with the highest mountain peaks just under 5000 feet. 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. Let us take care of the planning – while you enjoy the adventure Our self-guided hiking tours start at 1 day and can last up to 6 days. Hikes for different fitness levels Self-guided as well as Guided hiking tours You don’t need to organize anything. We handle your …

Corporate Tours & Events

Are you are a travel agent or company organizing a visit to The Black Forest region in Germany? Looking for a unique group tour? We can help you set it up. Let us brainstorm some ideas with you. Just tell us how many people are in your group and what you have in mind. We will turn your criteria and ideas into a proposal that will fit the needs of all stakeholders. Let us take care of planning your group tour or event – so you can focus on more important things A group is 6+ individuals We handle all the details, you don’t need to organize anything Planning and organize lunches & dinners Full range of lodging and restaurant choices: Basic family-operated hotels Superior 5 star wellness hotels Michelin star gourmet restaurants All transfer options: Luggage transfers Transfers to/from other destinations within Germany Assisted transfers on public transportation Private wine tastings Certified guides & custom tour offerings Corporate Events: Off-sites, Teambuilding, Company Retreats Outside The Box! Skip the pedestrian event this year and do …

Black Forest Trail

The Black Forest Trail is a customized, select portion of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail (leading to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, northern Spain). We Plan All the DetailLuggage Transfer includedChoice between Standard or Premium AccommodationDetailed route descriptions & maps Well Marked & Easy to Navigate TracksDaily Distances between 13-17 Km (8-10 miles), Some Shortcutes possiblechoose from 2 to 5 days of hikingadd on additional days Description The Black Forest is not what the English name suggests. It is not a single forest, but rather it is the name given to the mountainous region in the southwestern corner of Germany. About 60% of the land is forest. Therefore there is also a lot of open country too. The terrain of the Central Black Forest (where this trail is located) is postcard perfect – composed of heavily forested mountains with steep ravines and farms in the valleys, which are further surrounded by orchards and vineyard lower down in the foothills. We are excited that our Black Forest Trail has been featured in Lonely Planets …

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 …

Hiking the Black Forest with a Guide

If you don’t want to worry about reading maps and hiking signs we can set you up with a private guide who takes you on a Black Forest day hike. Our hiking guides are experienced locals who know the area like noone else. Many visitors ask if there are any regular scheduled hikes you can join. The answer is no. All our Guided Day Hikes are private tours, customized to each persons needs. Since these are private tours we can adjust to your speed and fitness. If you don’t want to worry about maps and hiking signs we can set you up with a local guide who takes you on a Black Forest hike, Our Guided Black Forest Day Hikes are laid out as half-day tours starting and ending in the Lake Titisee area.  Take the train (or car) on your own from Freiburg. Our hiking guides will meet you at the train station up in the mountains. You will hike one of the prettiest areas in the Southern Black Forest. It is a very popular hike with …