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Hike and bike the Black Forest with a Cicerone guidebook

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20 Jan 2014
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9781852846565
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17.2 x 11.6 x 1.9cm
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320
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Hiking and Biking in the Black Forest

by Kat Morgenstern
Book published by Cicerone Press

Hiking and Biking in the Black Forest describes day walks, multi-stage treks and 5 cycle routes covering the north, central and southern regions of Germany's Black Forest. Easy routes for families and multi-day journeys to explore the many forests, villages, castles and hills near Strasbourg, Baden-Baden, Freiburg and Basle.

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Description

The Black Forest is a destination for romantics. Charming villages offer comfortable accommodation, exquisite local cuisine and excellent wines. For walkers and cyclists, it also boasts an extensive trail system, exploring not just the peaks but the rolling dales, deep gorges and rocky outcrops, easily accessed by an excellent public transport network.

This area of southern Germany is a perfect blend of rich cultural heritage and beautiful ancient landscapes. Days spent in these mountains, forests, gorges and dales offer fairy-tale adventures among castles and medieval villages. From the Panorama Path above Baden-Baden to the 240km Southern Black Forest Bicycle Trail, this guide explores the very best of this popular region.

The Black Forest is a hillwalker's dream. The terrain is so varied that walkers and hikers of all ages and abilities can find a suitable walk to enjoy. The walks described in this book range from easy to hard, some routes are quite long and require stamina, for others sure-footedness is required.

The sparsely populated southern region is often thought of as the most beautiful part of the Black Forest. It has the highest mountains, deepest gorges and biggest lakes. It is perfect hillwalking terrain, with trails varying from forestry roads to field tracks and little paths far off the beaten track. The geography of the central Black Forest is surprisingly diverse, the western edges are draped in vineyards and orchards, while the eastern plateau forms an expanse of rolling hills that makes for easy walking and thanks to its height, offers fabulous long-distance views. The northern Black Forest is dominated by narrow valleys and dark, tall firs. Yet even here there is surprising variation and many wonderful walks.

Germany has a huge cycle trail network that covers the entire country. The routes described in this book are suitable for regular touring bikes. Most cycle paths are paved and in good condition. If you don't want to bother taking your bike over to the Black Forest, there are many places where you can rent bikes for a day or more.

  • includes 15 day walks, 3 multi-stage treks, 4 day-long cycle routes and the Southern Black Forest Cycle Route
  • illustrated with original, detailed, contour mapping
  • packed with practical information on local facilities and transport options
     
  • Activities
    walking, trekking, biking, cycle touring
  • Seasons
    The best times to do these routes are spring, when the fruit trees and wildflowers are in bloom and autumn, when the hillsides are aglow with autumn colours (April/May through October). Vineyard trails or walks in the Kaiserstuhl can be done year round.
  • Centres
    Northern Black Forest: Baiersbronn, Bad Wildbad, Enztal, Gernsbach, Baden-Baden; Central Black Forest: Ortenau, Ottenhöfen, Bühlertal, Kinzigtal, Elztal, Waldkirch, Schwarzwald-Baar, Kaiserstuhl; Southern Black Forest: Freiburg, Margkgräfler Land (Margraves' Land), Hochschwarzwald, Hinterzarten, Titisee, Schluchsee, Todtnau
  • Difficulty
    Ideal terrain for beginning and intermediate hill walkers. Some routes are long and require good stamina, but almost all trails can be shortened if need be, as buses and trains are never far away. No technical difficulties, although many sections are on narrow forest paths and some may slope steeply on one side. Walkers should be sure-footed and vertigo free.
  • Must See
    Schluchtensteig, Westway, Zweitälersteig, Murgleiter, Wutachschschlucht, Feldberg, Belchen, Mummelsee, Titsee, Schluchsee, Kaltenbronner Hochmoor, Triberg waterfalls, Zweribachfalls, Battert Felsen, Karlsruher Grat, Kaiserstuhl, Allerheiligen waterfalls and Abbey ruins, Staufen castle, Sauschwänzlebahn, source of the Danube
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Contents

Contents
Introduction
Geology
History
Plants and wildlife
Getting there
Getting around
Accommodation
Food and drink
When to go
What to take
Dangers and annoyances
Navigation and signage
Cycling
Maps
Etiquette
Using this guide
Southern Black Forest
The walks
Walk 1 Feldbergsteig – Black Forest’s highest peak
Walk 2 Belchen – Sacred mountain of the Celts
Walk 3 High above Münstertal
Walk 4 Panorama trail around Schönberg
Walk 5 In the heart of Margrave’s Land – Wiiwegli and Bettlerpfad
Walk 6 Schluchtensteig
Stage 1 Stühlingen to Blumberg
Stage 2 Blumberg to Schattenmühle
Stage 3 Schattenmühle to Aha
Stage 4 Aha to St Blasien
Stage 5 St Blasien to Todtmoos
Stage 6 Todtmoos to Wehr
The ride
Ride 1 Southern Black Forest Cycle Trail
Stage 1 Hinterzarten to Bonndorf
Stage 2 Bonndorf to Waldshut
Stage 3 Waldshut to Rheinfelden
Stage 4A Rheinfelden to Bad Bellingen via Basle
Stage 4B Rheinfelden to Bad Bellingen via Kandern
Stage 5 Bad Bellingen to Hinterzarten
Central Black Forest
The walks
Walk 7 Kaiserstuhl rim route
Walk 8 Edelfrauengrab and Karlsruher Grat
Walk 9 Above Renchtal
Walk 10 To the source of the Danube
Walk 11 Zweribachfalls and Vosges chapel
Walk 12 Zweitälersteig
Stage 1 Waldkirch to Kandel (or St Peter)
Stage 2 Kandel to Simonswald
Stage 3 Simonswald to Oberprechtal
Stage 4 Oberprechtal to Höhenhäuser
Stage 5 Höhenhäuser to Waldkirch
The rides
Ride 2 Kaiserstuhl Radweg
Ride 3 Kinzigtal Radweg – Alpirsbach to Offenburg
Northern Black Forest
The walks
Walk 13 Romantic circuit above Baden-Baden
Walk 14 Sasbachwalden idyll
Walk 15 Upland moors (Hornisgrinde)
Walk 16 Kaltenbronn Moor
Walk 17 Großes Loch and Teufelsmühle
Walk 18 Seensteig
Stage 1 Baiersbronn to Mitteltal
Stage 2 Mitteltal to Schliffkopf
Stage 3 Schliffkopf to Mummelsee
Stage 4 Mummelsee to Schönmünzach
The rides
Ride 4 Enztal Radweg – Gompelscheuer to Pforzheim
Ride 5 Nagold Radweg – Nagold to Pforzheim
 
Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Glossary of useful terms
Appendix C Further information
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