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Escape the city – Ford weekend adventure in southwest Germany

Ingo Jakubke

Escape the city – Ford weekend adventure in southwest Germany

Hiking Collection by Ford Weekend Adventures

10

Tours

39:46 h

80.4 mi

12,800 ft

Get out of the city and into nature with these five weekend adventures that are sure to make you forget the stress of everyday life. Swap urban canyons for rocky gorges, slow-moving traffic for rushing water, and leather shoes for hiking boots. There is plenty to discover on numerous hiking trails in southwest Germany. In this Collection, we’ve put together ideas for five short trips which can be reached in two to four hours by car from Frankfurt or Stuttgart. Enjoy your freedom and relax in the great outdoors. To make it even easier for you to plan your weekend trip, we’ve included a suggestion for an overnight stay. Get behind the wheel and start your journey into nature – the most beautiful adventures are often only a short road trip away!

The classic hiking destination in southwest Germany is, of course, the Black Forest. We show you pure Black Forest idyll in the Kinzig Valley, including rustic inns, half-timbered charm, and wonderful views. With fewer trees, but wonderful views, you can discover the Swabian Jura mountains. The nature here is spectacular as you hike through this historical region. A visit to the Rhine is also always worthwhile for hiking fans – the Vosges Mountains offer dreamlike paths and a very special flair. Another varied corner is Saarland. This small, densely wooded state offers a special autumnal forest atmosphere and fresh air. Last but not least, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, with its castles and rocks between Bingen and Koblenz, is particularly romantic and picturesque.

No matter which adventure you decide on, take advantage of a weekend away to recharge your batteries in nature. Take your freedom and just let yourself drift. After two days of adventure, it’s much easier to recommence everyday life on Monday morning. And, before you know it, your next adventure will begin.

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    Abenteuer 1 – Tag 1: Schwarzwald-Idylle im Kinzigtal

    Intermediate
    03:35
    7.11 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Dark fir trees, deep valleys and lots of idyll - the Black Forest is simply a Mecca for hikers. There is a gigantic network of trails to discover in the highest and largest German low mountain range. On this eleven-kilometer circular hike you will get to know the Middle Black Forest.

    

    It starts at the

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  • Intermediate
    02:50
    5.94 mi
    2.1 mph
    875 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A starting point like in a fairy tale book: On this almost ten kilometer tour through the Central Black Forest, you start on the market square in Schiltach. The half-timbered houses of the historic old town have been artistically restored, the historic fountain bubbles in front of the 16th century town

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  • Difficult
    04:21
    8.51 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,475 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    A trip to the Vosges is always a dream: In the low mountain range in eastern France, a contrasting landscape, impressive views and beautiful hiking trails await you. And all of this only shortly after the German-French border. Reason enough to cross the Rhine again this weekend. The starting point of

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  • Difficult
    04:25
    7.92 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    All good lakes come in threes! Lots of water, forest and idyllic Vosges await you on this almost 13-kilometer hike. Look forward to a varied tour, which is really colorful, especially in autumn, when the leaves of the trees change color.

    

    The hike starts at lake number one, Lac Noir. However, you go straight

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  • Difficult
    03:32
    7.36 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,075 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Lahn, Moselle, Rhine - on this 14-kilometer hike, the complete river experience in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley awaits you. The tour starts at the Wolfsmühle campsite, beautifully located directly on the banks of the Lahn.

    

    You cross the river and then climb the 319 meter high light head - including beautiful

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  • Difficult
    04:28
    8.16 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Do you fancy a little more scrambling? Then this 13-kilometer hike is perfect for you. Climbers and hiking enthusiasts will get their money's worth on the via ferrata near Boppard. And if you prefer to take it easy, this hike will still be a pleasure. The tour starts at the parking lot in the Mühltal

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  • Difficult
    03:17
    6.60 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Swabian Alb looks back on a long history: In the past the Jurassic Sea sloshed here, today the low mountain range in southern Germany offers you a lot of geological features and a wonderful landscape for hiking. So also around Blaubeuren.

    

    The ten kilometer long rock climb begins at the train station

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  • Intermediate
    03:59
    8.75 mi
    2.2 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    An excursion to the rocky Kleine Lautertal and the plateau of the Alb offers you absolute hiking fun. The 14-kilometer Lauterfelsensteig leads you through the unique landscape of the Swabian Alb in an exciting alternation between mountain and valley. The circular hike starts at the train station in Herrlingen

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  • Difficult
    04:20
    9.34 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Rugged rock formations, Celtic places of worship and remnants of a medieval castle complex - the 15 kilometer long rock path dream loop awaits you with lots of variety and hiking fun. You will also come across wonderful rest areas and let your gaze wander over the autumn-colored forest.

    

    The circular hike

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  • Difficult
    04:59
    10.7 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Seclusion, tranquility, pure nature and hiking fun: the 17-kilometer wilderness trail near Weiskirchen leads you on natural paths through the Wahnbachtal nature reserve and the Behlengraben. The wild and romantic round begins at the Weiskirchen hiking car park.

    

    The first three kilometers you hike straight

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    80.4 mi
  • Duration
    39:46 h
  • Elevation
    12,800 ft

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