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Germany's Black Forest 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 2
Along the 'Querweg' path from Lake Titisee to Radolfzell
Straight from the beginning this diverse walking tour offers many characteristic highlights. Start at Lake Titisee, one of the biggest mountain lakes in Germany, via the Hochfirst down to the Wutachschlucht ravine, which you will walk through in its entire length. The Wutachschlucht ravine allows an incredible view onto a stunning scenery with romantic valleys and unspoiled forests. Then walk past little villages towards Singen via the volcanic cones of the Hegau mountains. Once you arrive at Radolfzell, you have time to relax and retrospect on the walking days gone by whilst enjoying the idyllic Lake Constance.
Walking times of up to 6 hours require a good basic fitness level. The 'Querweg' takes you along well-marked and well-maintained walking and forest paths on easy terrain. For some descents (i.e. Wutachschlucht ravine) surefootedness is essential.
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Individual journey to Titisee
Lake Titisee - Schattenmühle approx. 21.7km 5-6hrs | +260m -635m
You start your tour from the ‚Saiger Höhe’ above Lake Titisee and walk via the Hochfirst. From here you enjoy an amazing view onto Titisee, Feldberg and the peaks of the Austrian and Swiss Alps. The ‚Querweg’-path leads you to the first highlight, the ravine ‚Wutachschlucht’. This nature park houses an exciting unspoilt landscape with romantic gorges and roaring waterfalls.
Schattenmühle - Blumberg approx. 25 km 5-6hrs | +475m -454m
Walk steadily along the river Wutach to Achdorf, where the river is diverted towards the river Rhine. Reach today’s Day Finish Blumberg through the ‚Blumberger Pforte’-gate, a former riverbed located between two mountains. Once there, we recommend you have a look at the well-known ‚Sauschwänzlebahn’ (pig tail railway), a steam engine winding through many arches and tight corners on its journey through breathtaking scenery.
Blumberg - Tengen approx. 18.4km 5-6hrs | +415m -545m
Today’s tour leads you away from the path ‚Querweg’. In Randen you find another impressive sight worth a visit: ‚the Blue Stone’, a rock formation consisting of up to 10-metre high basalt columns, which emerged due to an erruption of the Western Hegau volcanoes. The remaining kilometres take you through a charming stretch of land until you reach your Day 4 Finish Tengen.
Tengen - Engen approx. 17.1km 5hrs | +385m -355m
From Tengen past the bird sanctuaries of the Hegaualb via the Duggenhart, a slightly higher holt, and near the old mailing route. Walk leisurely through an harmonious forested landscape and after a few hours you already arrive at Engen.
Engen - Singen approx. 22km 5hrs | +285m -435m
The seven Hegau mountains are towering next to eachother. On top of the local mountain at 846 metres in altitude, remnants of the castle ruin Hohenhewen still remain. From the observation platform marvel at the Hegau mountains and in clear weather conditions even at Lake Constance and the Alps. In the open you walk via summits, past the ruin Mägdeberg all the way to Singen with its countless cultural monuments.
Singen - Radolfzell on Lake Constance approx. 16 to 25km 5hrs | +395m -530m
Now you have a choice between two different routes leading to Radolfzell. The longer tour takes you along the ‚Querweg’ past the picturesque lake Steisslinger See to the ruin Homberg, where you can enjoy a marvellous view over lake Untersee and the island Reichenau region and Mettnau peninsula of Radolfzell. The shorter route leaves the ‚Querweg’ and leads you past the nature reserve Ziegeleiweiher to Lake Constance.
Individual departure or extra days.
A group of 4 from Sydney and Malaysia - October 2018 We enjoyed the walk thoroughly. The walk passed through various environment, such as forest, fields and many attractive villages. The accommodation was excellent ,particularly in small towns. The breakfast was excellent and the recommended restaurants were good. The hotels were located in prime locations thought some were away from town centre. It had fantastic view to the town below, sunrise and sunset. One needs to have both the information booklet and maps together. Generally there were good signage along the tracks. I found the map needs more detailed information particularly in junctions and crossings. We relied quite a bit on the google map. The booklet also require update. On the whole , the adventure exceeded our expectation. We would certainly use Slowtours for our next walk Alex Sydney, Australia (2018)
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