Location is an approximation

Black Forest

Scenic walks through forests and villages
Aqua park, chairlifts and boats on the lake
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal included

 
 

Magnificent scenery

The Black Forest of Germany is ideal for walking, with its beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and marked tracks. There are breath-taking panoramic views as we wander past woodcutters’ huts and traditional villages. We enjoy sunshine, fresh air and healthy activity. 

Our guest house is located 4km from the village of Bonndorf, in the heart of the Black Forest. In and around the village, there is an outdoor swimming pool, as well as tennis courts and a bowling alley.  
 
 
 
 

Relaxation and walking

You can come and simply relax in the sunshine or enjoy our optional excursion package as shown below, with a carefully graduated programme of walks designed to suit everybody.

We walk through the forest to the lakeside town of Schluchsee, where we find a relaxing Aqua Park. This has a giant slide, jacuzzis, a sunbathing terrace, swimming pools and a restaurant. Mountain bikes are available to hire, as well as boats on the lake. We return by coach at the end of the day. 

During our stay we will also enjoy a cruise with the lake steamer on Schluchsee.

 
"Loved the waterfalls, clock museum and the different towns we visited. Enjoyed the train rides and the lakes"
Claudia, September 2023
 
 
 

Cable car into the mountains

For spectacular views across the mountains to Switzerland, we take the cable car lift up the Feldberg - the highest mountain in the Black Forest range. From here we walk through wonderful scenery past the little villages 
 

Boating on Lake Titisee

We walk to Titisee, a vibrant lakeside town with numerous souvenir shops and cafés. Canoes and rowboats are available, allowing us to enjoy a voyage of discovery on the lake before returning for a meal at our accommodation .
 

Triberg’s high waterfalls

There is plenty to see as we travel to Triberg, which has the highest waterfalls in Germany. There is an excellent walk from the top as we make our way down the long track beside the tumbling water. It is also the home of red squirrels and the cuckoo clock.


 
 
 
 

Capital of the Black Forest

As a change from walking in the mountains, we take the train to Freiburg. It is the capital city of the region, with attractively restored historic buildings and a maze of pedestrian precincts crowded with every kind of shop.

 

En-suite rooms and tasty meals

Our accommodation is simple but comfortable. with a mix of bunk beds and single beds. Most rooms are for four people but you can choose to have two people in the room for a supplement of £58 per person. There are shared showers and toilets on each floor. There are also a small number of single en-suite rooms available (£168 supplement). 

The local team will provide us with three meals a day, including a packed lunch. They invite us to join in the teamwork, assisting with the washing up on one day of the holiday. This helps to keep our time in the Black Forest affordable.

Each evening we meet together for a time of singing and a helpful Bible talk. 

Come with us to walk in the fresh air and freedom of the mountains. 
 
 
 
 

Itinerary

Day #1
Depart the UK. The itinerary below is provisional and the order of the activities may change (including the free day)
Day #2
Arrive in the Black Forest.
Day #3
SCHLUCHSEE: This former glacial lake is over 5 sq km, the largest Black Forest lake. The walk leaves from our accommodation and takes us through the forest (12km). Included in our day there is the Aquafun water park with a giant slide, jacuzzis, a sunbathing terrace, swimming pools, a restaurant and direct access to the lake. While in Schluchsee, you must try Black Forest Gateau of the genuine variety, together with a cup of excellent coffee. At the end of the day we return by coach. The entrance cost to the Aquafun water park and boat hire is included in the excursion package.
Day #4
Free day
Day #5
TRIBERG: We take a coach journey to Triberg, which is internationally known because of its waterfalls – the highest in Germany. The Gutach River tumbles over seven cascades, thundering down into the valley at a depth of 163m, bordered by spruce trees and granite rocks. Triberg is a cuckoo clock-making town and has many fascinating shops. One of the special features of Triberg is the presence of the red squirrels. These are comparatively tame and you should get some great opportunities for photographs. The cost of the coach and entrance to the waterfall area and protected forest area are included in the excursion package.
Day #6
TITISEE: We travel by train then walk through the forest along a lakeside track and drop gradually down to Titisee, a famous, traditional Black Forest village by the lake. There is plenty to enjoy there, including trying your hand with a canoe or rowing a boat. There are numerous cafés serving excellent coffee and cakes where we can sit and bask in the mountain sunshine. The walk follows the lake for much of the way and is around 10km (6 miles) each way. You have the option of returning by train if you would prefer (cost included).
Day #7
FELDBERG: This is the highest mountain in the Black Forest. We travel by train and then walk to Feldberg Barental, where we can either take a bus or extend the walk, before taking a cable car to the top of the Feldberg. On a clear day there are views right across to the Swiss Alps. We return by train, after walking from Feldberg past a beautiful lake to Barental. The walk to the Feldberg is around 11km (7 miles). If you would prefer you can take the train in either/both directions (cost included). The cost of the train, bus and chairlift are included in the excursion package.
Day #8
FREIBURG: We board a double deck train to the regional capital of Freiburg. This is a dramatic railway which drops from the east of the Black Forest mountains down to Freiburg near the Rhine valley. The engineering feat is remarkable; you can only marvel at the engineers who constructed this incredible railway. In Freiburg there is a historical town walk taking you past the buildings and locations of note. The Munster market is a must for those shopping for bargains. The cost of the train is included in the excursion package.
Day #9
Depart Black Forest
Day #10
Arrive back in the UK

Dates/Prices

Travel by luxury coach
BF: The cost includes all taxes, return travel from Folkestone by luxury, air-conditioned double deck coach (other coach pick-ups available at Sainsbury's in Otford or Borough Green train station: £16 return. Click here for more details).It also includes breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals while at our accommodation and rooms for four. Click 'View/Book' to see the supplements for single rooms and rooms for two.

Optional excursion package: £58

The standard deposit is £50 (if booking more than two months in advance) plus any room supplements.

For coach timings click 'View/Book'

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BF40 - £548View/Book ->

Travel by air
BP: The cost includes return flights from London Heathrow to Basel with British Airways, airport taxes and charges and airport transfers. It includes breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals while at our accommodation and rooms for four. Click 'View/Book' to see the supplements for single rooms and rooms for two.

Optional excursion package: £58

The standard deposit is £50 (if booking more than two months in advance) plus any room supplements.

For flight times, click 'View/Book'.

For details of independent travel, scroll down on this page

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BP40 - £728View/Book ->
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Independent Travel

You can select to travel independently during the booking process (NB we are unable to book one way flights or change the date of travel).

Please book on to the flight option (code BP). Click on 'View/Book' above to see the independent discount and the cost for the optional airport transfer.

The airport transfer is booked to coincide with the group flights. Please note that the driver would not be able to wait if you miss the transfer.

If you are travelling independently but someone else in your party will use the group flights, please make separate bookings.

If there are any changes to the holiday, we would not be able to cover the cost of changes to your independent flights. We would therefore recommend booking fully flexible tickets or joining the holiday using our flights.