New in 2023, St Peter’s Way has become our most popular tour this season! The trail takes you from the high Black Forest mountains, all the way into Freiburg – the capital of the Black Forest. This is a trail for people who want to immerse themselves into the beauty of the Black Forest. St Peter’s Way offers scenic views, waterfalls, hikes along streams and remote mountain towns. On the last day the distance can be challenging due to length, therefore this is not necessarily a trail for first time hikers.
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- Luggage Transfer Included
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- 3 days
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Moderate hikes and plenty of scenery
Partially unknown to tourists
St Peter’s Way offers a good combination of scenic views, forest and fauna, streams and waterfalls, remote mountain towns and family-run hotels. Although you may encounter a tourists or two at well known points of interest (we will point them out so you know what to expect), the trails of St Peter’s Way are mostly unknown – except to local hikers.
Some days can be challenging due to the rather long distances (18 km on the last day) – the trail is therefore not recommended if you have never hiked before.
If you prefer to hike with a guide at the beginning of St Peter’s Way you can add-on one of our hiking guides on the first day. This gives you a change to meet a local and get the insights on the area.
From the mountain top into the valley
To get to the trail head you will take the train from Freiburg into the the mountains. Here, a little below 1000 metres, you find your first hotel. Explore town prior to your first hiking day. (Good to know: If you are interested in some touristy sights, for example Lake Titisee you could visit them on your arrival day).
Day by day, the trails of St Peter’s Way slowly wind themselves through the mountains, along streams and passing by waterfalls. Each night you have the opportunity to enjoy local foods at restaurants we recommend.
Looking for a challenge?
If you are looking for a challenge we are giving you a chance on day 2.
Either choose the shorter trail of 9 km which is easy and offers gorgeous panoramic views.
Or choose a challenging trail of 14.5 km which takes you into some difficult terrain (pictured below). On this trail good shoes are neccessary and hiking poles are a must. Be careful – on a rainy day this trail should be avoided altogether. If you want to add-on even more distance you can do a 4 km detour and eat lunch at a farmhouse. Those who know, come from far away to eat their homemade sausages here.
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We had a great time walking the St Peter’s Way.
The information you provided by way of maps, booklet and the app were very useful. We used the app throughout and found it very helpful and foolproof especially on the alternative route on day 2.
The walks themselves were picturesque and gave a good impression of the Black Forest and surrounding countryside. We were lucky with the weather in that it wasn’t too hot and we managed to avoid the rain when it came.
The hotels were all of a good standard and we thought the the third was a standout venue. The people at all the hotels were very helpful and accommodating. The food on offer at each of the hotels varied but it was all of a good standard with the breakfast at hotel 1 and hotel 3 being of a high standard. We found each of the villages we stayed in charming in their different ways and had the energy to complete the walking tour of Freiburg using your app.
The baggage transfer went without a hitch.
All the hotels were perfectly situated for the walks. The only problem being that the lift in the hotel in Freiburg was not working but at least our luggage had been taken to our rooms on the second floor.
All in all a very enjoyable trip with great information provided by your company
We loved our Black Forest holiday!
The app was really useful. The printed guide was good for reading up on the hikes before we did them. Also useful for restaurant information etc.
The luggage transfer went really smoothly. The hotels were great.
Our favourite hike was the second one - we did the alternative route, which was spectacular.
I was worried the last day's hike might be a bit dull, but it wasn't at all! The arrival into Freiburg was magnificent! I liked how we were able to get right into the forest on some of the paths.
My husband and I hiked the St Peter's Way part of the Black Forest, as arranged by Black Forest Tours. What a great way to first encounter the beauty and majesty of this wonderful area! The hotels were at least very nice and some amazing, one with a spa amenity that was very welcome to our tired legs. The folks along the way were friendly and we appreciated the quiet, with only seeing a couple of other hikers on our 3 days.
The suitcase transfer service made it possible to hike with just day packs for our lunches and rain gear. Black Forest Tours made the arrangements and picked the best trails for us to follow, which were easy to find and stay on with their mobil app that does not require cell service, just the standard GPS it seems most phones have these days. They pointed out points of interest, including some we would not have found without their careful guidance.