Breathtaking Black Forest
Start: Ortenau Wine Region / End: Tübingen
Tour days: 15 / Non-Driving days: 2
Max. daily mileage: 59 miles / Total mileage: 403 miles / Calais-Ortenau: 411 miles
- Wine and fruit schnapps tasting with a guided tour of a wine cellar
- Steam engine ride through the wild romantic Wutach valley with viaducts and the unique spiral tunnel
- Waterfalls at Triberg and the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) the largest plain waterfall in Europe
- Tour of the Hymer Motorhome plant
- Possibility to combine with a visit to the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf (open 26.08. – 03.09.17)
The Motorhome Tour
The Black Forest is more than the home of the cuckoo clock and Black Forest Gateau. It is a region of stunning natural beauty of wooded hills, rolling meadows and charming towns and villages as well as relaxing spas.
Our Tour will take us from the north of the Black Forest to the Alpine foothills in Switzerland. On the way you can visit the German Clock museum, and see the world largest cuckoo clock. Enjoy the scenery of Germany’s largest waterfall in Triberg and lakes like Titisee or Schluchsee. A highlight of the Tour is the waterfalls of the Rhine in Schaffhausen, just across the border in Switzerland. We will stay at lake Constance, giving you a chance to visit the flower island of Mainau and the beautiful cities of Konstanz and Lindau with the charming port connecting Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On our way back we will visit the Hymer motorhome factory and stop in Tübingen, a beautiful middle-aged city.
Day 1: Ortenau Wine Region
We will start our tour in the beautiful Ortenau Wine region. In the evening we will have a wine tasting and a guided tour of the wine cellar, followed by a group dinner in a nearby restaurant in order to get to know each other
Day 2: Ortenau Wine Region – Dornstetten
On the way to Dornstetten you can take the scenic Black Forest Ridgeway (Schwarzwaldhochstrasse) and visit on route the city of Baden-Baden, a swish spa town. Pass lakes and waterfalls on the way. Close to our campsite you can experience the “barefoot trail”.
Day 3: Dornstetten – Kinzig Valley
On route stop at a monastery beer brewery. Within a short driving distance from the campsite you can visit the Black Forest Open Air Museum or a glass blowers workshop.
Day 4: Kinzig Valley – St. Peter
We will continue our journey via Furtwangen the centre of the clock making industry in the Black Forest. Visit the German Clock Museum or buy yourself a cuckoo clock in one of the many stores. On route do not miss the famous Triberg waterfalls.
Day 5: St. Peter – Freiburg
Our destination today is Freiburg, also known as the sunny city. On the route through the scenic valley there is lots to see right and left. But reserve some time to enjoy Freiburg’s beautiful minster, small streams, delicacies and wine. The historic town centre is in cycling/walking distance from our campsite.
Day 6: Freiburg – Titisee
Now we are leaving the Rhine valley and drive close to the highest elevation of the Black Forest, the Feldberg. This route leads us through different valleys. On route you can stop to visit a distillery where the famous Kirsch for the Black Forest Gateau and other Fruit Schnapps are produced. Alternatively visit a monastery or mines. We will be staying at the lake Titisee for 2 nights
Day 7: Titisee
Take a trip to the Feldberg using the cable car to the mountain top. Drive to lake Schluchsee, relax at the campsite or rent a boat on the river. See the Cathedral of Sankt Blasien, or visit the most famous brewery of the Black Forest “Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus”.
Day 8: Titisee – Bad Dürrheim
We will leave the high mountain region and drive to the spa resort Bad Dürrheim, where you can enjoy the spa beside our overnight stop. On the way, stop in Donau-Eschingen and throw a coin over your shoulder into the source of the river Danube to make a wish come true.
Day 9: Bad Dürrheim – Tengen
Today we will travel towards the Swiss border and we will experience a steam engine ride through the wild romantic Wutach valley. See stunning viaducts, idyllic villages, bridges and Germany’s unique spiral tunnel.
Day 10: Tengen – Konstanz at lake Constance
We will now leave the Black forest region and move on to lake Constance. Here you should cross the border to Switzerland to visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. On the way to Konstanz take an hour to see the historic town of Stein am Rhein in Switzerland.
Day 11: Konstanz at lake Constance
As we have two nights in the Konstanz region visit the city of Konstanz, where you can take a boat to visit Switzerland or Austria. It is also worthwhile to visit the flower island of Mainau where besides the many flowers, palms and citrus plants give a Mediterranean flair to the island. The baroque Mainau castle and the castle church are architectural highlights.
Day 12: Konstanz – Lindau at lake Constance
To get to Lindau, our last stop at lake Constance, you can drive around the lake, or cut out the western part by taking the ferry to Meersburg. Stop in Friedrichshafen and explore the Zeppelin Museum, or linger in the old town of Lindau with its beautiful port.
Day 13: Lindau – Bad Schussenried
Today is motorhomers “heaven”. We will have a guided tour of the Hymer motorhome factory and have a chance to visit the Hymer Museum. We will spend the night at a brewery with a typical brewery restaurant and the German Beer Stein Museum.
Day 14: Bad Schussenried – Tübingen
The last stop of our tour is the lovely middle-aged city of Tübingen on the river Neckar. On your way you have a multitude of sightseeing opportunities, for example the castle of Hohenzollern, the ancestral home of the Prussian kings or visit the “Federseemuseum” a world heritage site.
Day 15: Departure and end of tour
Touring Season 2018
Saturday 1st September– Saturday 15th September 2018
Calais pick-up: Friday 31st August 2018
Touring Season 2019
Saturday 7th September– Saturday 21st September 2019
Calais pick-up: Friday 6th September 2019
Please note the itinerary 2019 will be slightly different, we will not go all the way up to Tübingen, but spend an additional night in Lindau at Lake Constance. For details see below the Tour Flyer 2019!
Book this tour and combine it with our “Impressive Italian Lakes & Cities” tours for a full month of European travel.
Before the tour starts, visit the Caravan Salon, the world’s largest trade fair for motorhomes and caravans, taking place in Düsseldorf!
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What is included:
All services are for a motorhome with 2 people
- Welcome Dinner
- Wine and fruit schnapps tasting with a guided tour of a wine cellar
- Steam engine ride through the wild romantic Wutach valley
- Tour of the Hymer motorhome factory
- 14 nights at campsites / motorhome parks with electricity (where available)
- Assistance of a multi-lingual motorhome guide during the whole tour
- Travel pack containing maps, a detailed road book with directions to the campsites, suggestions for sightseeing and general advice on motorhoming in Europe
- Secured Payment Certificate
What is included in the optional Calais pick-up service:
- Flexible return ferry crossing from Dover
- Pick-up by motorhome guide in Calais
- One additional night at a campsite in Luxembourg
Earlybird Price for tour only: 1,830 EURO
Optional Extra Calais pick-up service: 430 EURO
Earlybird discount (for bookings made by 31.12.2018): 100 EURO
In addition to the Earlybird discount, we offer to all customers booking more than one tour for the 2019 season a 60 EURO discount on the second tour booked!
All prices are for a motorhome with 2 people
– Other prices upon request –
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