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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 …

Roman Trail

Our Roman Trail runs along the foothills of the Black Forest. 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 hotels Well marked trails & easy to navigate Choose your own daily distances Level of difficulty: easy What’s the area like? Our Roman 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, into the forest and up to the mountains …

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 you are looking for. This is a great package if you are a real hiker and you want a remote nature experience while being pampered in 4-Star wellness hotels at the end of the day. And its a great value! We Handle All The Details for You…Luggage Transfer IncludedPremium 4-Star Wellness HotelsDetailed Route Descriptions & Maps Our Route Description is highly detailed and customized, and we update it each season – not what you find online from other sources. Telephone support for emergenciesWell Marked & Easy to Navigate TracksDaily Distances between 17-20 KmYour Choice: 2 to 4 Days of HikingDifficulty: Moderate to Difficult This package is an incredible value when you consider the quality of the accommodation vs the cost. You won’t find a better value for your getaway. The Red Deer Trail – the most pure experience of The Black Forest The …

Black Forest Trail

The Black Forest Trail is a selection of the best trails the Black Forest has to offer in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 day packages. We have carefully woven together the prettiest trails… …with the most dramatic surroundings and interesting sights. We added some special side-trails and local experiences. You will traverse many different select trails, including a portion of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage way. This hike is postcard perfect and immerses you in the many things that make The Black Forest enchanting. You will hike though heavily forested mountains and open meadows, with steep ravines leading down to farms in the valleys, which are further surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Your hotels are located in medieval Black Forest towns, ideal if you are looking for quiet time in nature while also imbibing local life in the evenings. Description We Handle All The Detail Luggage Transfer Included Choice between Standard or Premium Accommodations Detailed Route Descriptions & Maps Well Marked & Easy to Navigate Tracks Daily Distances 13-20 Km (8-12 miles), shortcuts …

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 …

Hiking The Black Forest Germany

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. …