“Baden Wine Cycle Path”

Explore the Baden wines of the Black Forest region

In the Black Forest, nature is not just a backdrop for the vacation – holidaymakers can be sure that experiencing the great outdoors will be the main event: Cyclists and bike enthusiasts of all kinds will find ideal conditions with more than 8.500 kilometres of cycle paths.

The wine-growing country “Baden” on the western part of the Black Forest region is one of Germany’s largest wine-growing areas. The “Badische Weinstrasse” (Baden Wine Route) snakes its way for over 500 kilometres through Baden’s most beautiful wine-growing regions. It winds through picturesque wine-making villages, little half-timbered towns and vineyards between the Black Forest and the Rhine, in the south-west of Germany. The “Badische Weinstrasse” is often known as “Baden’s gourmet route” thanks to its village inns and regional specialities, from asparagus to bacon.

The “Baden Wine Cycle Path” connects the Baden wine regions for around 460 kilometers. It begins in Grenzach on the German-Swiss border and continues over the Isteiner Klotz through the wine region Markgräflerland. Tuniberg and Kaiserstuhl invite you to drive further north and explore the terraced vineyards. Alternatively, you can also choose the variant past Freiburg’s old town and the Glottertal. Cyclists come to Ortenau through the vineyards of the Breisgau. Passing Ortenberg Castle, the route continues in the direction of Karlsruhe and turns off into the Kraichgau near Bruchsal. Then Heidelberg is a real gem before the cycle path ends in Laudenbach on the “Badische Bergstrasse”. The route collects a total of over 3,000 meters in altitude and runs mostly on paved paths. Perfect for cycling with an e-bike.

Along the way, over 300 winegrowers, winegrowers’ cooperatives, wine shops and wine tourism highlights such as a corkscrew museum or old trots invite you to enjoy and discover. But not only grapevines, but also the many fruit trees provide tasty liquors and schnapps: Around 40 distilleries are not far from the route. In keeping with the theme, high-quality wine hotels, cozy overnight accommodations on the winery and bed & bike businesses offer relaxing nights. Cyclists receive support from numerous bike workshops and e-bike charging stations. It´s also possible to book an offering with transport of your luggage from hotel to hotel.

Photo’s: Chris Keller Schwarzwald Tourismus. 

You can order a free overview map of the Baden Wine Cycle Path in our online brochure service, https://www.schwarzwald-tourismus.info/service/prospekte.

We stand for responsible, moderate use of wine and sparkling wine. You can find out more at www.wineinmoderation.eu

Further information for holidaymakers in the Black Forest can be obtained from: Schwarzwald Tourismus GmbH, Kompetenzzentrum Tourismus, Wiesentalstraße 5, D-79115 Freiburg, Tel.: +49 761.896460,      www.schwarzwald-tourismus.info and www.badische-weinstrasse.de