Romantische Burgen am Rande des Schwarzwalds – monumentales Baden-Württemberg
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
0.40 mi in total
Bike Touring Highlight
SCHLÖSSER UND GÄRTEN BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG planned a bike ride.
October 12, 2020
This day tour on the edge of the southern Black Forest is quite a bit with just over 70 kilometers. Although the way back is exclusively on relaxed bike paths downstream of the Rhine, if you want you can just sit comfortably on the train and return to your starting point. This saves you a whole 32 kilometers, which also saves you a lot of time to enjoy the sights even more extensively.The starting point of the tour is in Müllheim (Baden) at the train station - easily accessible from Freiburg or Weil am Rhein by regional train. The path first leads you through Müllheim, directly towards the Black Forest. Before you immerse yourself completely in it, the tour turns south near Badenweiler. One or the other hill awaits you here on the edge of the low mountain range - great views included.In Badenweiler it is worth visiting the Roman bath ruins and the castle, there is also a lot to discover in the adjacent spa park. Via Sehringen you continue south. With the exception of a small depression near the Blauenbachtal, it goes continuously uphill for the next eight kilometers. Fortunately, the gradient remains in a moderate range for most of the time, only shortly before reaching Schloss Bürgeln does it hike above the ten percent mark for a moment.Once at the top you will reap the reward for your efforts: a fabulous view over the Rhine Valley to the Vosges. Incidentally, a café-restaurant is attached to the castle and what could be nicer than rewarding yourself twice for your efforts ... As everyone knows, all good things come in threes and accordingly the subsequent descent to Kandertal will put a smile on your face conjure up.You follow the Kander for a good part to the south, until you branch off again at Wittlingen up to the last foothills of the Black Forest. The ascent is short, but also quite crisp, but at the top you will again be rewarded with a fantastic view - this time over Lörrach, towards the Alps and the Vosges.Via Eimeldingen you drive past the local train station back into the Rhine Valley. If you want, you can follow the tour and cover the last 32 kilometers by bike - the bike path along the Rhine is absolutely relaxed. Alternatively, the regional train runs from Eimeldingen back to Müllheim about twice an hour.
A stupid question: Did you actually drive the tour yourself? I did it today and am not really enthusiastic about the route. Badenweiler could also be more convenient. The proposed departure from Bürglen Castle is problematic and dangerous. Without MTB and basic knowledge, you should choose a different route. But in Wittlingen you happily climb several stairs. The e-bikers with their heavy bikes will surely thank you. You can also drive around outside. The stairs come at the end of a slope ... But an e-bike on the fast and busy street up to the junction would not be a mistake. It is risky with a normal trekking bike. Irresponsible with family. From Rötteln Castle you should first go back up to "Hohen Straße" although halfway up the lower castle entrance there is a promising tarred path halfway up towards Kandertal. Later there will be a few curiosities ...
November 7, 2020