Up to the farms of the Black Forest

This cycle tour takes you up into the upper Schutter valley, with archetypal Black Forest farms.

The tour follows the route of the river Schutter, sometimes very closely, sometimes a little further away, but you can follow the blue ribbon of the water the whole time. You can turn around at any time, before speeding down the valley. There are plenty of places to stop for a drink or something to eat. Alternatively, take a delightful break in the midst of luscious green meadows and unpack your own picnic, or grill some sausages at one of the barbecue points.

Stiftskirche (Collegiate Church)

From the Collegiate Church, keep to the 'Rhein-Schuttertal' cycle path until you pass through Dörlinbach, where the cycle route ends. If you wish, you can easily continue to Schweighausen, or up the Geisberg, although you will have to follow the road. Variant: On Sundays and public holidays, cyclists can use the SWEG Radbus (bike bus) which goes as far as the Geisberg (from April to October). The way back is all downhill!

Lahr-Reichenbach Hammer Mill, Glatz Mill, Dautenstein castle, typical Black Forest farms

It's 30 kilometres to Dörlinbach and back, a gentle climb, larger climbs beyond Dörlinbach, two hours of cycling without stops.