Breathtaking Black Forest


Breathtaking Black Forest


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Breathtaking Black Forest

Great roads and scenery across France and Germany in just one week. A riding rite of passage!

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8 Day Self-Guided Tour

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Great roads and scenery across France and Germany in just one week.
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The Black Forest region of Germany is beautiful and of course, the B500 road is it’s most famous and for bikers, its most coveted highlight, being consistently listed in the top 10 best roads in Europe.
  • Self Guided Tour
  • 8 Days
  • 1200 miles
  • Folkestone, UK

April to October

You will start your adventure with a hop on the tunnel to Calais and ride cross country to Reims for your first overnight stop. The next day you will ride through eastern France and enter Germany via the stunning Vosges Mountains, this natural heritage site is home to exhilarating passes and picturesque scenery that make you want to get lost in its tree-lined hairpins but there’s more still to come.

This afternoon brings you into the Black Forest region before reaching your lovely little hotel for the next 3 nights near Baden-Baden famous for its hot springs. While here you can have some quality time off the bike to explore the town and relax or if you’re still itching for more saddle time there are plenty of fantastic ride outs to choose from!

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You have a broad range of rideout day options with several destinations to pick and choose from including Europe’s Highest waterfall in the picturesque town of Triberg and the beautiful Lake Titisee where you can swim, rent a boat or simply relax on the shores.

You can also choose to visit the Thermal Spas in Baden Baden, or the famous Red cathedral in Freiburg, whose creators used ancient nanotechnology to tint its windows red and finally Lake Constance, a series of three beautiful lakes at the foot of the Rhine.

B500 lakeside coffeestop

B500 lakeside coffeestop

Get your biking bucket list out! We’ve got one of Europe’s most amazing motorcycling roads lined up! The B500 has long been considered a motorcyclist's dream. Riding from Baden Baden through the Black Forest, it delivers on its promise of being one of the best with it's scenic beauty and hairpin bends to keep even the most seasoned riders on their toes!

You then head back to the lovely Vosges Mountains via the acclaimed Route des Cretes providing you with panoramic views of beautiful countryside extending as far as the eye can see with a selection of rideouts to choose from here again.  Then it's on to the WW1 war memorial at Verdun before heading to your final overnight stop.

Have you always wanted to experience the German Black Forest?  With this breathtaking tour you can!

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Tour highlights

 Cathedral City of Reims and disused GP circuit: Reims Gueux was the second location of the Grand Prix, several Formula one races and MotoGP, you will ride on a section of the old track past the pits and grandstand.

The B500: The B500 is consistently listed on the top ten biking roads in the world, and it’s not difficult to see why when you’re on the twists and curves through the forest.

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'What an awesome trip! The guys at Magellan went out of their way to make sure that we all had a great time, and some of the roads were epic, with scenery to match.
I would recommend the company to anyone and hope to be on another Magellan Tours trip again soon, just need to choose the itinerary! Thanks again.'
Will B

Deep forests and the twisty roads of the Vosges Mountains: Take a ride on a section of the Tour de France course in the Vosges mountains, a well known series of local biker roads in the deep leafy forests makes this as picturesque as it is fun!

Triberg, the location of Europe’s highest waterfall: Germany’s highest waterfall which flows 163 meters down to the river Gutach is set in the picturesque town of Triberg. This lovely little town is well worth a visit, and the waterfall is truly spectacular.

Lake Titisee: Lake Titisee is a popular spot for summer swims or a peaceful row, deep in the heart of the Alps. It is situated just a stone’s throw from the busy city of Freiburg, but offers a quiet and relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle.

Red cathedral in Freiburg: Freiburg Minster is the red cathedral in Freiburg with deep red windows  constructed in the 1200’s.

Thermal springs in Baden Baden: Baden Baden (“Bath Bath”), is a place famous for its hot springs. The baths at Baden Baden have hosted famous names from Roman emperors to Napoleon.

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Tour Map / Itinerary

Full Itinerary

Day 1

You start with a day’s cross country ride straight off the Tunnel to Reims.

Day 2

Lunch in eastern France and then on to Germany via the Northern Vosges mountains, finishing in Baden-Baden.

Day 3 & 4

A choice of rideout days: Europe’s Highest waterfall at Triberg, Lake Titisee, the Thermal Spas in Baden Baden, Red cathedral in Freiburg or Lake Constance.

Day 5 & 6

From Baden Baden you ride the B500 then through the Vosges to France with a selection of rideouts to choose from the next day.

Day 7

We continue through the Vosges region of France via the Route des Crêtes and then onto the Douaumont ossuary WW1 war memorial at Verdun.

Day 8

A hearty breakfast and then onto the channel tunnel for the last leg of the trip home.

What's included
Euro Tunnel return trip Folkestone-Calais (if Folkestone isn’t convenient for you do please get in touch as other crossings can be arranged see Q&As below).
7 Nights accommodation in good quality hotels.
Excellent breakfast each morning.
Full use of all hotels’ leisure facilities.
Detailed route plans and maps.
GPS routes (Garmin / Tom Tom).
Detailed daily itinerary including sights and suggested coffee and lunch stops.
What's not
Fuel (we will give you an estimate in the tour pack).
Toll charges.
Admission charges.
Occasional hotel parking charges.
Meals and drinks other than specified above.
Travel/Breakdown insurance covering repatriation back to the UK.

Common questions about this trip

Can I get a different crossing on this trip?

Of course, many of our clients cross by ferry from further north. If you would like to do this and make your own way to the hotel on the first night just let us know in the comments section of your booking form and we will deduct the cost of the Eurotunnel crossing from your booking.

When is the best time of year to do this trip?

May to September as a rule although April and October can work with a dash of luck.

Can I extend this trip?

Of course, if you want to extend this trip, possibly some more time in the Vosges or an extra night or two in Baden Baden just let us know in the comments box when you book and we will happily arrange this for you.

More information
For general information on planning and preparing for motorcycle trips including what to pack please see our Prepare for your trip section.
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