One of the best ways to enjoy a summer day is cycling to a bathing lake. What could be better than cooling off after a ride by jumping into refreshing water? The city of Offenburg, in southwest Germany, has many beautiful lakes just waiting to be discovered by you.
In this Collection, we show you seven cycling Tours through Ortenau, a historic region in the state of Baden-Württembergwhich, that take you to the best bathing lakes. Sounds good? Then grab a few friends and get exploring!
There are a few options for accommodation. You could try a camping trip to Lake Achernsee. If crossing borders is your thing, then the trip to France’s nearby Forêt de la Robertsau is a good option. If you want to go high up and the Black Forest attracts you with its shady fir trees and fantastic views, then you should definitely take a look at the Tours to the mystic Glaswaldsee and the Hornisgrinde.
The Tours in this Collection range from 7 to 45 kilometres (4.3 to 28 mi). The Offenburg train station is easy to reach by public transport. On the way back, you can choose whether you want to cycle back or take the bikes with you on the train and arrive back in Offenburg in less than an hour.
Here, you will find the right route for every occasion. Stone skimming, beautiful views, sandy beaches, lush green meadows and shady forests are included. Oh, and of course, beautiful bathing lakes.
Attention summiteers and water rats: This 40-kilometer tour takes you to the Hornisgrinde, with an altitude of 1,163 meters, the highest mountain in the northern Black Forest, which is located directly on the beautiful Mummelsee. Two good reasons to get in the saddle. There is a lot to discover on this day tour, so I recommend you leave early.Behind …
Breathtaking views, rapid descents and a mystical Karsee await you on this 45 kilometer tour through the Black Forest. If you fancy a wild and romantic ride with a few meters of altitude to a little-visited forest lake, then this tour is ideal for you.It starts at Offenburg train station, along the Kinzig and past Elgersweier, Zunsweier and Gengenbach. …
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This tour is something very special, because you can take it as a day tour or conjure it up as a small camping trip for the whole family.Once out of Offenburg, you will reach the Plättleweg, which leads you through the idyllic landscape away from the traffic. Then the path leads through the vines with a great view over the Rhine Valley.
It starts on the beautiful Kinzig cycle path, where you cycle completely car-free through the idyllic landscape. Then you cross the nice little village of Willstätt, where you can learn something about the foolish carnival customs of the place.A few kilometers further you will reach the Corker Baggersee. The bathing lake has excellent water quality and is known for …
Cycling to the Schutterwaldsee is still worthwhile after work. In just under half an hour you can be there from Offenburg and jump straight into the water.The route leads over a secluded bike path with no car traffic, perfect for switching off and relaxing cycling.Would you like to stop by after cooling off? The house on the lake offers exotic Baden cuisine as well as cultural offerings.
The Vältinsschollensee is not around the corner, but it attracts with its idyllic location and wild charm. The lake is right next to a gravel pit and there are many sand hills that invite you to swim in the mud.There is already a lot to discover on the way there: As soon as you have left Offenburg behind you …
Fancy a little summer tour with ascent, view and cooling off? From Offenburg you cycle relaxed along the Kinzigdamm, cross the nice villages Elgersweier and Zunsweier and are in no time at Berghaupten.Now it's up to the Silberköpfle. With the maximum increase of 30 percent, there is no shame in pushing the bike a little. The way up is immediately rewarded with a magnificent view of the Kinzig valley.
Bike Touring Collection by SCHLÖSSER UND GÄRTEN BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
Bike Touring Collection by Schwarzwald Tourismus