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Boats at Lake Titisee

Southern Black Forest

Idyllic cycling from Freiburg

7 Days / 6 Nights
Boats at Lake Titisee

Embark on an Adventure through the Enchanting Black Forest: Immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the Black Forest as you cycle along well-maintained paths, passing through dense forests, crystal-clear lakes, and rolling hills. Over the course of a seven-day journey, you'll explore the vibrant cities of Freiburg and Basel, and pause at the edge of the breathtaking Wutach Gorge. Indulge in world-renowned cuisine for a refreshing break: savor the flavors of Black Forest ham and Black Forest gateau at the welcoming restaurants along the route.

Embark on your cycling adventure from the delightful university town of Freiburg. The first day of the journey offers plenty of sights to explore, such as Lake Titisee or the charming Bonndorf, where you can visit the castle and its enchanting Japanese garden. Pedal through the scenic Wutach Valley until you reach the Rhine, then continue your journey to Basel, Switzerland.

Journeying towards Badenweiler unveils serene spa towns and the unmissable Isteiner Klotz. The concluding leg guides you back to Freiburg, where you can conclude your tour with a relaxing evening at one of the beer gardens. Before that, delight in a scenic ride through the vineyards, soaking in the breathtaking vistas of the Vosges mountains.

  • Enjoy the wonderful flair of Freiburg: While in Freiburg im Breisgau, don't miss the impressive Freiburg Minster and take a leisurely stroll through the charming historic old town, characterized by its timber-framed houses and winding brooks. Enjoy panoramic views from the Schlossberg, explore the Augustiner Museum, and treat yourself to regional specialties at the plethora of bars and restaurants, including the renowned Feierling brewery.
  • Relax and unwind at Lake Titisee: Renowned for water sports and scenic boat tours, Lake Titisee also boasts picturesque footpaths offering breathtaking views. Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeside promenade and browse for souvenirs to bring back home. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the nearby Hochfirstschanze for its stunning panoramic views. Immerse yourself in nature and unwind on the tranquil shores!
  • Visit the baroque castle in Bonndorf: The castle stands as a remarkable showcase of Baroque architecture. Explore its grand rooms, stroll through the palace garden, and delve into the Museum of City History. The Japanese Garden showcases traditional elements such as ponds, bridges, and stone lanterns, providing a serene atmosphere for relaxation.

In the Black Forest, you'll find a route brimming with attractions and stunning natural scenery, offering an ideal escape from everyday life. Over the seven-day tour, you'll cover approximately 240 kilometers. The cycle paths are predominantly flat, although you'll encounter a few hilly sections amidst the dense forests to add a touch of challenge to your journey.

In Baden-Württemberg, it's not only the captivating allure of the Black Forest that beckons visitors with its mystical and ancient beauty. A cycling getaway in southern Germany promises gentle hills, shimmering lakes, picturesque landscapes, and abundant hours of sunshine, creating an inviting atmosphere for exploration and relaxation.

itinerary at a glance

Follow the Bächle through Freiburg – then cycle through the Southern Black Forest to the Wutach Gorge. Take a break at Lake Titisee and visit the Japanese Garden in Bonndorf. Be sure to sample the wines of Markgräflerland!
Arrival in Fribourg

First you cycle through valley Dreisamtal to Kirchzarten. By train via Himmelreich and through narrow valley Höllental up to Hinterzarten (not included). By bike downhill to lake Titisee. Via Lenzkirch you reach Bonndorf.

Before you reach river Rhine today, you should visit 20.000 year-old gorge Wutachschlucht. On your way you have the possibility to go by train Sauschwänzlebahn (facultative, about € 10,-/person). Enjoyable you cycle along river Rhine.

You cycle further on downstream, via Laufenburg to Bad Säckingen, where you'll find Europe's longest wooden, roofed bridge. Have a stop here – there are two very special museums you can visit: The Müllmuseum (garbage museum) and a museum about the famous "Trumpeter from Bad Säckingen". Following the northern bank of the Rhine, you cycle on to Rheinfelden. To shorten the route you can board a train here (not included). Should you decide to continue by bike, a visit to the Roman fort Augusta Raurica is worthwhile.

You follow Rhine bike path via Isteiner Klotz, in former times directly at Rhine and at every time it was fortified. At the boarder of the Southern Black Forest you cycle passing few little spa-villages, which are using the curative water of that region.

Today you cycle along the vineyards of the Markgräfler country, at the right side the Black Forest, left it’s reflection, the Vogesen. Back in Fribourg we recommend to visit the Augistinermueum and at the evening the beer garden.

Departure or extension

Route information


You cycle on signposted routes, on bike paths, silent side roads and along forest tracks. The route proceeds downhill, but some grades in Black Forest have to be managed.

Prices & Dates

Category: hotels, inns, and guest houses of 3***-level

Prices per person in EUR

Our Rental Bikes

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 7/8-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 7/8-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality men's touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Rental bike partner e-bike
E-bike 7 to 21-speed
with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN, NL, FR, IT, ES)
  • 1 train ride Kirchzarten – Titisee incl. bike
  • GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Freiburg train station
  • Zürich, Basel, Strasbourg, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden or Frankfurt/Main airport
  • Public multi storage car park in Fribourg, costs approx. EUR 20 per day, no reservation possible, to be paid for at the time. Public P+R car park in the outskirts free of charge. No reservation possible

Things to note

  • Train ride Rheinfelden – Basel, costs approx. EUR 8 per person incl. your bike
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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