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Ride legendary training passes in the Black Forest

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Ride legendary training passes in the Black Forest

Road Cycling Collection by Schwarzwald Tourismus

6

Tours

42:45 h

502 mi

46,550 ft

Attention speed freaks and Black Forest fans: the area around the Kaiserstuhl offers fantastic slopes that will get the blood pumping in no time. You’re guaranteed an adrenaline rush riding these breathtaking mountain descents with perfect asphalt and surrounded by the picturesque Black Forest panorama. If you put up with the sweat to climb to the top, you'll be rewarded with white-knuckle descents that are second to none.

In this Collection, we’ve put together the most legendary training passes in the Black Forest. Some of them will push even the most well trained cyclists to their limits while others are ideal if you’re new to the world of road cycling or are looking for a sporting challenge after work. The idyllic scenery of the Black Forest with its shady fir trees and picturesque views accompanies you on every Tour. In addition to six magnificent circular routes, we’ve also included four Highlights in the Collection: our absolute Black Forest favourites! You can let them inspire you and plan your very own Tour to see them.

Our Tours are all round trips so you can choose your starting point flexibly and travel by train. From Freiburg and the surrounding area, there are excellent connections and you don't have to drive far before you can get on your bike. You can also make a weekend trip out of these Tour if you like, particularly those over 100 kilometres (60 mi). In the Black Forest, you’ll find picturesquely located accommodation that’ll spoil you with delicious regional cuisine and where you can recover perfectly for the next day.

More and more people want to explore and experience the impressive nature in the Black Forest — whether by hiking, by cycling or on a mountain bike. But we as humans are only guests here in the Black Forest — and the animals and plants are our hosts. That's why #RespectForNature is mandatory for all nature lovers, because only with respect we'll preserve the Black Forest in its beauty for our descendants.

You can find out more about the #respectfornature initiative on our profile page komoot.com/user/schwarzwaldtourismus or at respekt-schwarzwald.info.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Round trip on the Kandel — legendary passes in the Black Forest

    Difficult
    03:10
    35.7 mi
    11.2 mph
    4,000 ft
    4,000 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    You can still take this smaller round tour under your tires after work - with 1,220 meters of altitude difference, it will still make you sweat a lot. The train stations in Denzlingen or Waldkirch are ideal starting points, from where you can start cycling straight away.

    From Denzlingen it starts out

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  • Difficult
    05:24
    68.2 mi
    12.6 mph
    4,250 ft
    4,250 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour has it all: Over 100 kilometers you climb 1,300 meters in altitude. The legendary Texas Pass awaits you, which became known through the Rothaus Regio Tour that used to take place and will heat you up properly.

    

    You can freely choose your starting point on the circular route. If you arrive by

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  • Difficult
    08:18
    94.1 mi
    11.3 mph
    9,850 ft
    9,850 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The king's stage lives up to its name: You pedal up a whopping 3,000 meters in altitude and do a scenic 150-kilometer lap through the Black Forest, past the blue, glittering Schluchsee, through the wildly romantic Wutach Gorge and always with clean asphalt under your tires.

    

    The circular tour can be started

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  • Difficult
    10:38
    124 mi
    11.6 mph
    11,350 ft
    11,400 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Gregor Braun is one of the most successful racing cyclists of the 1970s and 1980s. He comes from the Palatinate, but now lives in the northern Black Forest, where he and his former cycling colleague Heinz Betz head the "Cycling Academy" in Bad Wildbad. With her he runs the bike park in Bad Wildbad and

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  • Difficult
    12:24
    149 mi
    12.0 mph
    13,625 ft
    13,625 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour literally takes you to your limits: at 239 kilometers and 4,150 meters in altitude, it demands everything from you. In addition, behind Kniebis you reach the border of Baden and Württemberg. Since this tour is an immense challenge even for well-trained cyclists, you can safely ride it in several

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  • Difficult
    02:50
    31.7 mi
    11.2 mph
    3,475 ft
    3,475 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour is a wonderful introduction to the world of legendary Black Forest training passes. For trained cyclists from Freiburg and the surrounding area, the tour offers the perfect after-work ride. You climb the Schauinsland, Freiburg's local mountain, which, with a good 15-kilometer climb of almost

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    Zavelstein

    Road Cycling Highlight

    When you are here, you should take the time to climb the tower of the castle ruins. From up there you have a great 360 ° panorama of the area around Zavelstein. In addition, you will inevitably pass the most beautiful houses in the small old town on the way there.

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    Texaspass

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The Texas Pass is a great climb from both sides - as usual in the Kaiserstuhl, it is also a little steeper, especially the Kiechlinsbergen ramp with a little more than 12 percent. This ascent leads most of the time through forest and is preferable in summer at least at lunchtime, because the hump, which is actually called "Auf dem Eck", got its nickname supposedly because it can get "as hot as in Texas".

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    Geiersnest

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The ascent via St. Ulrich to Geiersnest and up to the Eduardshöhe is a special gem in the Freiburg area. The route is a dead end for motor vehicles, which keeps traffic, especially that of motorized two-wheelers, clearly within limits. So you have it quite quiet here, you can enjoy the quite sporty climb and listen to the birdsong due to the lack of headwind.

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    Wildgutach Tal

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The Wildgutachtal is a premium highlight in the Black Forest. The small lane meanders along the river with a gentle incline through the partly gorge-like valley, usually with minimal traffic. Pleasantly cool in summer, but often surprisingly cold in spring. Absolutely enjoy going uphill, it rolls nice downhill, but the narrow, winding road requires attention - oncoming drivers do not always have a good feeling for the width of their vehicles.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Highlights
    4
  • Distance
    502 mi
  • Duration
    42:45 h
  • Elevation
    46,550 ft

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