Breathtaking Black Forest
Start: Ortenau Wine Region / End: Lindau, Lake Constance
Tour days: 15 / Non-Driving days: 6
Max. daily mileage: 64 miles / Total mileage: 328 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
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.
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 or walk through the historic town of Schiltach with its many half-timbered houses. Close to the campsite you can visit the last glassworks in the Black Forest that still manufactures mouthblown glass and make your own glass vase.
Day 4: Kinzig Valley
Within a short driving distance from the campsite you can visit the Black Forest Open Air Museum. You can also cycle along the river Kinzig and take the train back to the campsite.
Day 5: St. Kinzig Valley – Kirchzarten
We 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 through the scenic valleys there is lots to see but do not miss the famous Triberg waterfalls.
Day 6: Kirchzarten
Visit Freiburg, also known as the sunny city, it is only a short train journey away from our campsite. Enjoy the historic town centre with the beautiful cathedral and small streams and try some of the local delicacies and wine. Or just relax at the campsite in the heart of the Black Forest mountains.
Day 7: Kirchzarten – Titisee
In the morning, visit the bustling market in Freiburg that surrounds the cathedral and purchase some of the local produce. Our journey then continues through beautiful countryside and past the Feldberg, the highest mountain in Germany outside of the Alps. On route you can stop at a distillery where the famous Kirsch for the Black Forest Gateau and other fruit schnapps are produced.
Day 8: Titisee
Take the cable car to the top of the Feldberg and enjoy stunning panoramic views of mountain peaks in three different countries. Afterwards drive to lake Schluchsee, rent a boat on the river or just go for a walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery. If you still have time, visit the Cathedral of Sankt Blasien, or visit the Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus, the most famous brewery in the Black Forest.
Day 9: Titisee – Tengen
Today we leave the high mountain region and travel towards the Swiss border. 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. In the afternoon we will experience a steam engine ride through the wild romantic Wutach valley and see stunning viaducts, idyllic villages, bridges and Germany’s unique spiral tunnel.
Day 10: Tengen
Today we recommend you drive into Switzerland and visit the Rhine Fallsin Schaffhausen, the largest plain waterfall in Europe. In the afternoon relax at the campsite, go for a swim in the pool or explore the local countryside.
Day 11: Tengen – West of lake Constance
We now leave the Black forest region and move on to Lake Constance. Here we recommend a visit to the Island of Mainau, a 45-hectare Mediterranean garden bursting with flowers, palms and citrus plants. The baroque Mainau castle and the castle church are architectural highlights and there is an amazing butterfly house. The historic town of Stein am Rhein in Switzerland is also worth a visit.
Day 12: West of lake Constance – Lindau
On your way to Lindau, stop in Friedrichshafen and visit the Zeppelin Museum.
Day 13 and 14: Lindau
We spend the last 2 days of our tour in Lindau. Visit the beautiful old town and harbour and enjoy the Alpine views from one of the lake-front cafes. You could also use the opportunity to visit Bregenz in Austria and take the cable car to the top of the mountain where there are stunning views over lake Constance and the Alps. Alternatively go for a day trip to the Hymer plant and Museum, and if you still have time you can visit the “Federseemuseum” a world heritage site on your day out.
Day 15: Departure and end of tour
Touring Season 2020
Saturday 11th July– Saturday 25th July 2020
Calais pick-up is not available for this tour. Consider combining it with our Majestic Rhine & Moselle Rivers tour
Book this tour and combine it with our “Majestic Rhine & Moselle Rivers” tour for a full month of European travel.
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
- 14 nights at campsites / motorhome parks with electricity (where available)
- Assistance of multi-lingual motorhome guides 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
Price for tour only: 2,090 EURO
Optional Extra Calais pick-up service (not available in 2020): 430 EURO
Earlybird discount (for bookings made by 31.12.2019): 100 EURO
In addition to the Earlybird discount, we offer to all customers booking more than one tour for the 2020 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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