For lovers of nature, Baden-Baden and the Black Forest is a particularly appealing destination. The surrounding area is a paradise for all fitness enthusiasts. Whether as a hiker, walker, cyclist or climber, a newbie or an old hand, in Baden-Baden and the Black Forest there’s a route to tempt everyone.
4.5 km I 1.5 hours I easy
Battert nature conservation
Relax with wonderful views and fresh Black Forest air. This tour begins at the ruins of Baden-Baden’s famous Hohenbaden Castle, also known as the ‚Old Castle‘, and will lead you around the ‚Battert‘ outcrop, a nature conservation area and one that is popular with rock climbers. The tour will take you via the upper path, the ‚Oberer Felsenweg‘, to three vantage points where breathtaking panoramic views will unfold before your eyes. Once the ‚Untere Batterthütte‘ mountain hut has been reached, it’s time to head back along the lower path from which you will be able to catch a glimpse of the impressive rock turrets that tower up to 50 metres high.
8 km I 2.5 houers I medium
Panorama trail: country paths and forest tracks
The Panorama trail provides wonderful views of Baden-Baden and its surroundings as it guides you through idyllic valleys with babbling brooks, picturesque orchards and shady woodlands. This tour begins at the funicular railway station at the foot of the ‚Merkur‘ mountain. Taking a detour to its 668-metre summit is worthwhile in order to admire the views of the Oos and Murg valleys, the heights of the northern Black Forest and the sprawling Rhine valley. The first stage of the walk is a light ascent to a woodland glade where you can briefly relax in the sun or cool off in the Kneipp therapeutic pools. After passing a wild game enclosure you will arrive at the cosy ‚Eckberg‘ wine tavern. Continuing along a tarmac lane, you will then come to a chapel, the ‚Marienkapelle‘, with views of the Lichtental vineyards before heading back alongside the rows of vines to the ‚Pfrimmersbach‘ valley. The gurgling sound of the ‚Müllenbach‘ brook signals the proximity of the ‚Forellenhof Hotel‘ with its trout farm, the final destination.
16 km I 4 hours I hard
Magnificent views: Baden-Baden & Murgtal
This tour will take you to the region’s most picturesque peaks towering up to 1.000 metres above sea level. The start is a ride through the scenic parkland of the ‚Lichtentaler Allee‘ to the ‚Brahmsplatz‘ square. From here on its Black Forest country! Climbing along the ‚Haimbach‘ valley up to the ‚Nachtigall‘, the mountain pass between Baden-Baden and Gernsbach, which featured on the route of the 2006 Tour de France. After a short stop, it’s up to the idyllically set 800-metre-high ‚Harzbrunnen‘ mountain spring. From here you will begin your ascent of the region’s highest mountain, the ‚Badener Höhe‘ where wonderful views can be enjoyed. There are two options for the return leg of the tour: either you pass the ‚Mittelfeldhütte‘hut into the ‚Harzbach‘ valley and through Geroldsau, or you can cross to the ‚Bühlerhöhe‘ peak and return to Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa via the ‚Zimmerplatz‘ crossing and the ‚Gunzenbach‘ valley.
20 km I 1.5 to 2 hours I easy
This tour is ideal for those who treasure the good things in life and enjoy going on leisurely outings by bicycle. It begins by riding along Baden-Baden’s famous ‚Lichtentaler Allee‘. The laying down of the parks and gardens of the ‚Lichtentaler Allee‘ beside the River Oos began in 1655 by Moritz von Lassolaye, the chamberlain of “Türkenlouis”, Baden’s most famous margrave. Following the River Oos downstream along the idyllic river bank, you will pass by the Museum Frieder Burda, the ‚Kunsthalle‘ art gallery, the LA8 arts centre and the world famous theatre located in the square at ‚Goetheplatz‘. From the district of Baden-Oos the tour takes you to the village of Haueneberstein and on to the palace of ‚Schloss Favorite‘, the baroque-styled summer residence of Margravine Sibylla Augusta, built in 1710. After a short break you will then make your way back to Brenners.
20 km I 2 to 3 hours I medium
Over 'hill and dale'
On this tour you will cover an altitude difference of 450 metres and will visit the finest vantage points that the northern Black Forest has to offer. The tour begins with a sedate ride along one of Germany’s prettiest avenues – the ‚Lichtentaler Allee‘. From here the route starts to climb into the Black Forest following the ‚Gunzenbach‘ valley to the 'Leisbergstraße‘. Once the B 500 main road has been crossed, a picturesque forest trail will lead you to the renowned ‚Geroldsau‘ waterfalls. Following a short stop, you will continue on to the ‚Bütthof‘ woodland inn for a much-deserved rest after a somewhat strenuous climb. The last stage of this tour heads towards the ‚Steinberg‘ peak along the romantic banks of the ‚Grobbach‘ brook to the idyllic ‚Übelsbach‘ valley. You will then pass through the village of Geroldsau and the famous 13th century ‚Lichtenthal Abbey‘ before returning to Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa via the ‚Lichtentaler Allee‘.
40 km I 4.5 hours I hard
The 'Torture' Trail
This tour will take you to the region’s most picturesque peaks towering up to 1.000 metres above sea level. The start is a leisurely one with a ride through the scenic parkland of the ‚Lichtentaler Allee‘ to the ‚Brahmsplatz‘ square. From here on it’s Black Forest country! Climbing constantly along the ‚Haimbach‘ valley and past the ‚Schafberg‘ estate, you will be lead along the ‚Müllenbildweg‘ trail up to the ‚Nachtigall‘, the mountain pass between Baden-Baden and Gernsbach, which featured on the route of the 2006 Tour de France. After a short stop, it’s up to the idyllically set 800-metre-high ‚Harzbrunnen‘ mountain spring. From here you will begin your ascent of the region’s highest mountain, the ‚Badener Höhe‘ where wonderful views can be enjoyed of the Rhine valley and distant Strasbourg. There are two options for the return leg of the tour: either you pass the ‚Mittelfeldhütte‘ hut into the ‚Harzbach‘ valley and through Geroldsau, or you can cross to the ‚Bühlerhöhe‘ peak and return to Brenners via the ‚Zimmerplatz‘ crossing and the ‚Gunzenbach‘ valley.
Whether at a walking or jogging pace, the famous Lichtentaler Allee does wonders for your heart and soul.
The basic route begins at Brenners and takes you along the Lichtentaler Allee, past the Gonneranlage rose garden and the dahlia garden to the Klosterwiese meadow. The magnificent mature trees and the many decorative bridges over the romantic River Oos will charm and delight.
including Nordic walking sticks
Mountain bike or E-Bike + helmet + water bottle + energy bar: €65/per day/person, €35/half day (4 hours)/per person
Guided tour including water bottle + energy bar: €180/hour, €220/2 hours
We will gladly organise an excursion for you!
In winter, you can also top up your energy reserves outside in the fresh air – on three cross-country skiing routes, for instance, close to Baden-Baden. Experience nature on the high altitude skiing trails while surrounded by a beautiful mountain wilderness.
In the Battert nature conservation area a breath-taking rock formation awaits you. There you have all the time in the world to savour the natural surrounds and a panoramic view over Baden-Baden.
Peace and quiet, concentration and finding your inner centre — Bows and arrows have been used for at least 14,000 years. Now you have the chance to discover this sport for yourself! Make way for creativity with the aid of an experienced trainer.
Rafting down the Murg is just the thing for adventurers — On the Murg you’ll experience white water fun at its best. You will receive all the necessary equipment and a briefing from your experienced rafting guide. Rafting boots will be used to paddle along a 250-metre stretch of the Murg. Challenges along the way will include navigating a ‘stopper’ and a range of small rapids.
The classic way to explore the town is with a horse-drawn carriage. You will experience Baden-Baden from a different angle, come across unfamiliar corners and hear exiting tales.
Covered wagon ride:
The rustic version: Relax and enjoy the panoramic tours in the idyllic surroundings with their valleys, meadows, and forests with the two horsepower.
Hot-air balloon ride:
Leave the ground behind you and discover new perspectives with a hot-air balloon ride. The astonishing natural scenery can be appreciated all the more from above the rooftops of Baden-Baden and the treetops of the Black Forest.
Escape from daily life, take off and feel free — Life’s hectic routine vanishes into thin air when you paraglide from the 668-metre-high Merkur in BadenBaden. Once airborne you will have a breath-taking view of the international spa town, the Upper Rhine Valley and the Vosges.
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