From Freudenstadt to Offenburg
One of the most beautiful cycle paths in the Black Forest, both in terms of scenery and culinary delights, is certainly the Kinzigtal cycle path. As well as the Murgtal cycle path (which Part 1 and Part 2 ) this route is, with few exceptions, completely on cycle paths and mostly gently sloping. For families with children this route is therefore perfectly suitable.
We decided to drive the part from Freudenstadt via Alpirsbach, Schiltach, Wolfach, Hausach and Haslach to Gengenbach. That's about 70 km on which it goes down 890 height meters, but also 340 height meters up.
You can see the exact map below. There you can also download the GPS data.
Some impressions you can see here
Before the bike tour started, we had the most necessary breakdown tools, spare tubes, air pump and battery operated front and rear lights to connect at Lucky-bike* supplied.
Starting in Freudenstadt, the tour goes through the forest on gravel paths to Lossburg. This first part is not very interesting and the tour can be started without problems in Lossburg.
From there it goes past the outdoor pool rapidly downhill towards Alpirsbach. When you come out of the forest, the narrow part of the valley is in front of you - now soon with asphalt paths. You pass several beautiful old Black Forest farms. At the bottom of the map I have found the Vogtsmichelhof that might be suitable for a soft drink. We were too early for dinner.
A few kilometres further on you pass through the beautiful monastery town of Alpirsbach. Here we have Restaurant of the Hotel Rössle had a very good lunch.
In order not to have to continue on the busy main road, the Kinzigtalradweg leads briefly but violently up to individual farms and then down again to Schenkenzell. This time we took the main road, but this is not recommended, especially with children, because of the traffic (but it is continuously slightly descending without ascending).
After Schenkenzell, the route leads through Schiltach with its beautiful historic old town with many half-timbered houses, which is definitely worth a break.
The valley is getting wider
Flat it goes on on the beautiful cycle track through Wolfach to Hausach. There at the Kinzigdamm is also the starting point of the hike described here.
Meanwhile the valley here is wide and the path often leads directly along the Kinzig river. I have marked another place at the bottom of the map: Braig's bouquet. Here it is worth stopping for a piece of homemade fruit cake or perhaps a glass of homemade fruit brandy.
Through small villages, but always off the main roads, we continue to Gengenbach, our destination for today.
There we did the tour in the shady courtyard of the Restaurants Schatull with a hearty Swabian meal and a good quarter of Müller-Thurgau from the Gengenbach wine manufactory If you are interested you can find the wine here at WirWinzer*.
Back we were lazy and took the train with Ticket for Baden-Württemberg* back to Freudenstadt.
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