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Black Forest

Deep valleys, thick forests, flowery meadows and B500 awaits you

The Black Forest is one of our most popular self-guided motorcycle tours. It is a perfect choice as a short break or first trip abroad as well as season opener. For a biker, there is only one thing that’s more synonymous with the Black Forest than the Black Forest gateau. Of course, it is the fantastic biking roads and one road in particular more than any, the iconic B500.

The Black Forest region holds some of the best biking roads certainly in Europe if not in the World. However, the famous Black Forest High Road appears to have more of a biking honey pot effect than any other. This epic road draws more bikers with a sweet tooth for riding than any other area in Germany. B500 runs from the Roman spa town off Baden-Baden all the way to the Swiss border. Although it is the most popular, there are many other equally exhilarating and also equally rewarding roads to ride. Most of the routes run through an idyllic combination of forests and meadows as well as valleys and hills. But what makes this tour attractive to the British bikers is the fact that it’s relatively close to the UK.

From your comfortable hotel, you can easily explore all four corners of this beautiful region. Without any doubt, the scenic highlight of this trip is the marvellous Lake Titisee. The lake’s crystal clear water and waterfront promenade make it high on the priority list on any visitor’s list. Furthermore, it is just the place to treat your self with a slice or two of Black Forest gateau.

During your stay, you may opt to take a ride to tranquil mountain lakes Mumelsee as well as Schluchsee. In the past, Mummelsee was a place of many tales and legends. They featured water nymphs and an underwater king. However, nowadays the lake is also an extremely popular biking destination and a convenient coffee or lunch spot.

Another day trip will take you to Triberg where you can visit the highest waterfall in the Black Forest. The town is also home to the World’s largest cuckoo clock.

The open-air museum in Gutach is dedicated to the region’s folklore and history as well as customs and culture. The museum shows how people lived, worked and socialised throughout history. While you are there why not pop next door and have an exciting downhill toboggan ride.

And finally, you might wish to add one more country to your tour log. In that case, a visit to Schaffhausen waterfalls is a must. As an extra bonus, you can go on a boat trip. Or you can also take a short walk to the magnificent Laufen Castle. There are many viewing platforms offering spectacular views of the waterfall as well as the river Rhine. This ride to Switzerland is undoubtedly highly recommended.

As most biking journeys, the primary impressions of the destination usually don’t come solely from riding. To a great extent, they also come from what happens alongside riding. Besides biking, food and tradition, as well as culture and history, play a significant part. 

The Black Forest is the land of delicious cuisine and fascinating history as well as welcoming people. With deep valleys, thick woodlands, flowery meadows, and timber farmhouses, it gives the impression of a kids’ bedtime story. During this fantastic journey, you’ll write your own biking story that would match any of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales.

For more day-to-day information, please spend some time studying the below tour itinerary.

To extend this tour, please use this link: Austrian Tyrol

If you require a motorcycle rental, please use this link.

Tour highlights:

When to go:

May to September

Countries:

France, Germany, Luxembourg

Motorcycle rental:

Available

Day by day tour itinerary

self guided motorcycle tours to Europe, Black Forest, Germany, B500
Day 1 – Folkestone to Champagne Region (France) (Approx. 250 miles)

Ride through rolling vineyards, green woodlands, lush green pastures and peaceful villages. Appreciate exquisite gastronomy and world-class wines of the Champagne region. All this sounds fantastic. However, before you get to do any of that, you will need to first get there. The best and the quickest gateway will be to catch an early channel-tunnel crossing (or ferry).

By around midday, you’ll come off the motorway at Reims and pick up some lovely country roads. Both Épernay and Sézanne are convenient places to stop for a break or a short walkabout. Épernay’s majestic Champagne Avenue is considered as the epicentre of Champagne making. It is one kilometre long and has a total of one hundred kilometres of wine cellars. It’s not a bad place to kick off your holiday. 

Sézanne is another town conveniently located for a pits stop. It has a nice cobbled town square with a water feature, Norman church and a café. It also has a cash machine which seems to be frequently used by our clients. 

By late afternoon you’ll be in your hotel with a glass of bubbly admiring the sunset over the surrounding woodlands.

"Visitors to France - especially from certain Anglo countries - have a bad reputation for making everyone around them listen in to their conversation, whether they like it or not. And… the point is???"

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What our customers say

“Great biking holiday once again. We have now been two years in a row and plan to do another one next year. Thank you. Keep up good work.”

Karen, Jess, Brenda & Gemma

UK, 2015, 2016

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