Black Forest to Lake Constance Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £499 per person
Walking Tour Highlights
• Visit the nature park which houses an exciting unspoilt landscape
• Take a look at the well known Sauschwanzlebahn (pig tail railway) a steam engine winding through many arches and tight corners
• Visit the Blue Stone a rock formation consisting of up to 10 metre high basalt columns
• Varied walking tour for hikers with a good level of basic fitness.
Walking Route Features
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.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st Day: Individual journey to Titisee
2nd Day: Lake Titisee – Schattenmühle
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.
Details: approx. 5 to 6 hours | 22 km | Up 260 m / Down 630 m.
3rd Day: Schattenmühle – Blumberg
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.
Details: approx. 6 hours | 24 km | Up 470 m / Down 450 m.
4th Day: Blumberg – Tengen
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.
Details: approx. 5 to 6 hours | 18 km | Up 410 m / Down 540 m.
5th Day: Tengen – Engen
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.
Details: approx. 5 hours | 17 km | Up 380 m / Down 350 m.
6th Day: Engen – Singen
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.
Details: approx. 5 hours | 22 km | Up 280 m / Down 430 m
7th Day: Singen – Radolfzell on Lake Constance
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.
Details: approx. 3,5 to 6 hours | 16 to 25 km | Up 390 m / Down 530 m.
8th Day: Individual departure or extra days
A good level of fitness is required for hikes of up to 6 hours. The official routes lead along well-marked hiking trails and forest roads and is easy to walk.
For some descents (eg Wutachschlucht) sure-footedness is necessary.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
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The Black Forest to Lake Constance tour stays in pretty 3*** hotels and country hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 7x overnight stays as stated above, breakfast included
– Luggage transfer
– Carefully elaborated route description
– Detailed travel and tour documents
– Service hotline
Train journey via Freiburg in the Breisgau to Titisee, from there by bus/taxi to the hotel.
Parking: hotel underground car park approx. € 10 per day, no reservation possible.
Return journey by train to Titisee (2x change trains) duration approx. 2 hours.
Black Forest to Lake Constance, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast.
2017 Walking Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 30.04. – 12.05.2017 | 25.09. – 22.10.2017
Season 2: 13.05. – 09.06.2017 | 28.08. – 24.09.2017
Season 3: 10.06. – 27.08.2017
Season 1: £32
Single Room Supplement: £6
Season 1: £49
Single Room Supplement: £16
Single supplements apply.
You will stay in the same hotel as the previous night.
Holiday Price: £499
Single Supplement: £99
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