TRENCH BLACK FOREST

TRENCH BLACK FOREST

Water

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GERMANY

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06 - 15 Aug 2019

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Approx. US$4,525

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AU$6,266

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GBP£3,589

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€3,850.00

START LOCATION

HEIDELBERG

END LOCATION

FREIBURG

DAYS

10

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

75KM | 47MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

1250M | 4100FT

The Trench Team requested sensational riding for 2019, so here is a tour that more than meets that brief. Superb riding in the 'Super Schwarzwald'. Imagine a land where the roads are like silk, cleaned to perfection; of little villages separated by swathes of forest with fresh minted, oxygenated air to suck in, deliciously hearty and plentiful German dishes to smack your lips over and invariably, smiling locals wherever you go.

The terrain is hilly! The routes are undulating, through a stunning landscape with a serious climb on most days. We ride from the university city of Heidelberg, wandering through the forest to the gracious city of Baden Baden, and on to beautiful Freiburg with a cathedral that is simply jaw-dropping. This is a tour that offers a fascinating, ever-changing landscape for enthusiastic cyclists and a daily challenge to ensure you finish better than when you started.

Peter Trench would love to have you join him! Secure your spot today.

PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXE ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | LUNCHES | DINNERS | FULL GUIDE AND VEHICLE SUPPORT | ON-ROAD SNACKS AND SUPPLEMENTS | GARMIN GPS LOAN UNIT | COMPLIMENTARY PUNTOTOURS CYCLING JERSEY, BIB-KNICKS, SOCKS | DAYPACK | BIDONS | GROUP TRANSFER ON DEPARTURE | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE TUE 6 AUG | WELCOME DAY TWO WED 7 AUG | HEIDELBERG TO PFINZTAL DAY THREE THU 8 AUG | PFINZTAL LOOP DAY FOUR FRI 9 AUG | PFINZTAL TO BADEN BADEN DAY FIVE SAT 10 AUG | BADEN BADEN REST DAY DAY SIX SUN 11 AUG | BADEN BADEN TO FREUDENSTADT DAY SEVEN MON 12 AUG | FREUDENSTADT TO TRIBERG DAY EIGHT TUE 13 AUG | TRIBERG TO FREIBERG DAY NINE WED 14 AUG | FREIBURG LOOP TO KAISERSTUHL DAY TEN THU 15 AUG | GOODBYE

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL FRANKFURT DEPARTURE FRANKFURT

PRICE PER PERSON

TWINSHARE €3,850.00 | SINGLE ROOM €4,250.00

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FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE TUE 6 AUG | WELCOME

We suggest arriving into Heidelberg the day before. Easy train journey from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Your tour begins in Heidelberg, meeting mid-morning for bike fit and set-up. This will be followed by a light lunch and Tour Briefing. We will take you on a brilliant afternoon's ride to shake out any cobwebs. Welcome to the Schwarzwald!
DISTANCE | 45KM | 28MI
ELEVATION | 450M | 1500FT

DAY TWO WED 7 AUG | HEIDELBERG TO PFINZTAL

We promised hilly, and today it's right out of the gate. Climb out of Heidelberg, past the Schloss Heidelberg and into the northern reaches of the Black Forest region. Rolling hills after the heart starter to our hotel in the forest.
DISTANCE | 82KM | 51MI
ELEVATION | 1000M | 3300FT

DAY THREE THU 8 AUG | PFINZTAL LOOP

Fantastic day with the highlight being the climb of the Teufelsmuhle. Narrow, quiet roads through deep forest. Just beautiful!
DISTANCE | 85KM | 53MI
ELEVATION | 1700M | 5550FT

DAY FOUR FRI 9 AUG | PFINZTAL TO BADEN BADEN

The ride commences on familiar territory as we retrace yesterday's route with a different perspective all the way to Gaggenau. Turn left for the ascent of the day up to the perfect chess piece tower of Hohloturm, officially the Kaiser Wilhelm Turm. Climb that if you dare!
DISTANCE | 85KM | 53MI
ELEVATION | 1600M | 5250FT

DAY FIVE SAT 10 AUG | BADEN BADEN REST DAY

You've had a solid first half on tour, so R&R is the order of today. There will be a leisure activity, such as a cruise on the Rhine river, as well as time to relax and explore the lovely city centre.

DAY SIX SUN 11 AUG | BADEN BADEN TO FREUDENSTADT

The Queen stage of the tour. The scenery is spectacular! The riding is spectacular! The massive Platz in Freudenstadt - spectacular!
DISTANCE | 93KM | 58MI
ELEVATION | 2000M | 6562FT

DAY SEVEN MON 12 AUG | FREUDENSTADT TO TRIBERG

Incredible ride through the heart of the Black Forest. Idyllic valleys, wooded climbs and steep, fast descents on virtually immaculate roads. We finish in the cuckoo clock town of Triberg, also home to Germany's tallest waterfall. Sehr schon!
DISTANCE | 80KM | 50MI
ELEVATION | 1650M | 5400FT

DAY EIGHT TUE 13 AUG | TRIBERG TO FREIBERG

If, after yesterday, you thought it couldn't get any better, we're pretty sure we can prove you wrong. The day begins with a gentle climb and then one of the best descents you'll ever do. Seriously! The route, the road quality, the views! And that is all before one of the best gorge rides ever! With a finish into Freiburg, a city with one of the most awesome church spires ever! Are we excited about today's route? Ja!
DISTANCE | 67KM | 42MI
ELEVATION | 850M | 2800FT

DAY NINE WED 14 AUG | FREIBURG LOOP TO KAISERSTUHL

Finale day! A tapering ride to ease the pain of leaving this stunning part of the world. We ride through the rolling hills of the photogenic Kaiserstuhl - the real thing, not the wine casks! - vineyards. Delightful village stops, some wine tasting and a fitting celebratory dinner. Not goodbye. Auf Wiedersehen!
DISTANCE | 78KM | 48MI
ELEVATION | 900M | 2950FT

DAY TEN THU 15 AUG | GOODBYE

Morning group transfer to Freiburg station.
Time to say farewell, until next time!

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCES | BIKE HIRE | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

WHAT KIND OF CYCLISTS TAKE YOUR TOURS?

There is no mold! We have had cyclists from 18-72 years of age, some choosing easy, others choosing extremely challenging tours. We firmly believe we have something for almost all cycling abilities. Use the Element and Difficulty Rating to help you select a tour that suits what you want.  We're happy to talk it over with you if you're unsure.

HOW MUCH RIDING DO I HAVE TO DO?

As much or as little as you want. It’s your holiday.  You determine how much you want to ride. You can, on any day, choose to cut a ride short, miss a climb, only do the downhills, have a rest day or ask for more!  The van is always handy if you choose not to ride, and a guide is always willing to do some extra distance if you wish. You just need to ask.

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