A special kind of winter experience is the long-distance skiing trail between Schonach and Ballon. The route connects numerous circular trails and offers 100km of varied landscape.
The route is only marked in one direction from Schonach to Belchen, so the long distance skiing trail should also be walked. The path is marked with round orange plastic discs with the logo “Fernskiwanderweg Schonach-Belchen”.
Perseverance is required
The route should only be used by experienced and trained runners. Although Georg Thoma in 1982 in the 100km backpack run for the “Wäldercup” only 5h 51min. You should plan a few days.
There are several places to stop for a break and hostels on the long-distance skiing trail. Make sure, however, that numerous accommodations are fully booked for Christmas and Carnival.