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Southern Black Forest Cycle Route

· 1 review · Long Distance Cycling · Südschwarzwald
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Quiet country lanes; unspoiled natural beauty; medieval towns; gentle terrain. If all that appeals, plan to pedal the Southern Black Forest Cycle Route (Südschwarzwald Radweg). The 4* rating for this circular tour reflects the variety offered by its 270 km / 170 miles. As ever, the bike path is clearly signposted, as it passes through the farms, woodlands and hills of the Southern Black Forest Nature Park, Germany's largest. A bonus is popping in and out of France and Switzerland! Start in Hinterzarten and head for beautiful Titisee Lake and the impressive Wutach Gorge. Stop at farmer’s markets and traditional Black Forest farmhouses to sample seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, loaves of bread from wood-fired ovens, sausages and cheese. Or ride the historic Wutach Valley Railroad, nicknamed the Sauschwänzle Railroad, because it twists and turns like a pig’s tail! As you cycle along the River Rhine, cross over to the Swiss city of Basel. Back in Germany, the route cuts through the Markgräflerland vineyards, dotted with spa resorts, on its way to Freiburg, one of Europe’s greenest and most cycle-friendly cities. In Himmelreich, put your bike on a train and enjoy the scenic run through the wild and romantic Höllental valley (Hell's Valley!), back up to Hinterzarten and the start of the tour.

Start & finish: Hinterzarten, 2 hours southwest of Stuttgart

www.suedschwarzwald-radweg.de

easy
Distance 267.2 km
20:00 h
1,324 m
1,325 m
1,197 m
214 m

Author’s recommendation

Bypass of the ascent in the Höllental valley between Himmelreich and Hinterzarten by train!

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Update: June 17, 2022
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1,197 m
Lowest point
214 m
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Naturpark Südschwarzwald

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Start

Railway station in Hinterzarten (886 m)
Coordinates:
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47.905628, 8.106672
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47°54'20.3"N 8°06'24.0"E
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32T 433240 5306197
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Destination

Railway station in Hinterzarten

Turn-by-turn directions

Folgende Orte werden in dieser Reihenfolge durchfahren: Hinterzarten (Bhf) - Titisee-Neustadt (Bhf) - Lenzkirch - Bonndorf - Wutach - Stühlingen - Eggingen - Wutöschingen - Lauchringen (Bhf) - Waldshut-Tiengen (Bhf) - Dogern (Bhf) - Albbruck (Bhf) - Laufenburg (Bhf) - Murg (Bhf) - Bad Säckingen (Bhf) - Schwörstadt (Bhf) - Rheinfelden (Bhf) - Basel (Bhf) - Weil am Rhein (Bhf) - Efringen-Kirchen (Bhf) - Bad Bellingen (Bhf) - Steinenstadt - Neuenburg (Bhf) - Heitersheim (Bhf) - Bad Krozingen (Bhf) - Ehrenkirchen - Pfaffenweiler - Ebringen (Bhf) - Freiburg (Bhf) - Kirchzarten (Bhf) - Hinterzarten (Bhf)

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Die Höllentalbahn überwindet die größten Steigungen der Strecke. Lediglich zwischen Neustadt und Lauchringen (ca. 70 km) gibt es keine garantiert fahrradfreundliche ÖPNV-Anbindung. Ab Lauchringen verlaufen die Hochrheinbahn und Rheintalbahn parallel zum Südschwarzwald-Radweg.

Beachtet hierzu bitte auch das Angebot der KONUS-Gästekarte, mit der kostenfreie Nutzung des ÖPNV für Schwarzwaldurlauber ermöglicht wird.

Getting there

Der Einstieg in den Rundweg ist überall möglich.

Parking

Parkplatz am Bahnhofweg in Hinterzarten

Coordinates

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47.905628, 8.106672
DMS
47°54'20.3"N 8°06'24.0"E
UTM
32T 433240 5306197
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Book recommendation by the author

Den gesamten Verlauf der Tour, Informationen zu den auf der Strecke liegenden Orten und den interessanten Varianten finden Sie im Bikeline-Führer: "Südschwarzwald-Radweg" (ISBN: 978-3-85000-438-1)

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Karl Rundel
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
267.2 km
Duration
20:00 h
Ascent
1,324 m
Descent
1,325 m
Highest point
1,197 m
Lowest point
214 m
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