This morning, take a local bus to St. Blasien; a small town famous for its imposing and picturesque cathedral. From here you will be following a section of the ‘Schluchetensteig’ or Black Forest Gorge Trail. The Schluchtensteig is one of Germany’s best loved long distance walking trails and has been nominated as one of the most beautiful. Start your walk accompanied by distant views to the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in Switzerland.
Take a short detour to the viewing tower on the Lehenkopf before continuing on the trail through changing landscapes of open meadows, shady forests, past isolated farms and finally through a forest gorge. Arriving back at your hotel, why not treat yourself to a sauna or a jacuzzi, brilliant for relaxing tired muscles.
The walk can also be shortened by public transport if desired.
Safety informationBe aware that certain sections of the trail can become slippery when wet and a sure foot is required. However the trail is still walkable in poor weather.
Tips and hintsThere are no options for picking up food along the way today, so we recommend picking up lunch in Todtmoos or St. Blasien. There are various rest places with benches along the way which provide perfect opportunities to enjoy your packed lunch!
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EquipmentSturdy walking boots or shoes with a good grip. Carry a waterproof layer, suncreen and a hat.