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The best excursion destinations for an active holiday in the Black Forest

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The Black Forest is an ideal holiday destination for all travelers who want to treat themselves to a soothing wellness program. But sports enthusiasts will also feel at home in the Black Forest air.

In today's article we give you the best Black Forest tips for sports fans and reveal which outdoor activities you can fill your holiday with.

Try a variety of water sports at the Schluchsee

If you want to discover the Black Forest in summer, you should Titisee and definitely pay a visit to the Schluchsee.


The Schluchsee in particular proves to be a true paradise for fans of water sports. Here you can exercise your body control with stand-up paddling and glide gently over the water. If you want a little more action, you can alternatively work out canoeing and rowing. And on windy days you can master the waves of the Schluchsee with your surfboard.

A berth for the sailboat can also be rented on site at any time. All other water sports equipment is also made available to you directly on the beach.

Since the Schluchsee is one of the cleanest bodies of water in Germany, anglers and divers also feel particularly at home here.


The Titisee is also very popular with tourists. It has a spacious pebble beach and is ideal for a relaxing kayak trip. Visitors can also go water skiing on this lake.

After a long hike, the Titisee offers a quiet place to take a breather.

Black Forest alternative?

After the Black Forest, the active holiday can be continued on the North Sea. More exciting water sports activities and a healthy, stimulating climate await you. Cozy accommodation can also be found quickly and easily: https://www.holidu.de/ferienwohnungen-orte/deutschland/nordsee

Stroll through the Black Forest on the Westweg

The Black Forest reveals a comprehensive network of hiking trails and is therefore made for ambitious nature lovers. You will find numerous information points on the hiking trails that will help you find your way and provide you with the right equipment. The Westweg is one of the most popular long-distance hiking trails in the region and has now achieved a true cult status. It has existed for more than 100 years and is also very suitable for beginners.

The The hiking trail stretches over around 285 kilometers and winds through the entire Black Forest all the way to Basel. On your Walking tour learn both the northern as well the southern part of the Black Forest know and can enjoy diverse landscapes. You pass dense fir forests, roam green valleys and are allowed to take a look at imposing rock formations over and over again. In between you can take a short rest on a meadow or fortify yourself in one of the rustic inns. The Westweg has twelve stages and is accessible at every point.

Discover nature on the southern Black Forest cycle path

If you prefer to swing on the saddle, you should definitely explore the southern Black Forest cycle path. The natural cycle path is almost free of elevations and also invites beginners to a leisurely cycling tours a. On the way you drive past spongy moors, extensive fields and majestic vineyards and enjoy the idyll of the Black Forest. In between you can take a short break and dedicate yourself to the numerous monuments and museums.

The Southern Black Forest Cycle Route has five stages, the starting point can be determined flexibly.

The Black Forest is made for sports fans

The Black Forest is made for nature lovers and also offers sports enthusiasts a lot of variety. So you can completely exhaust yourself on vacation and then enjoy the fresh air of the Black Forest.

We wish you a lot of fun on your next Black Forest trip and hope that you too will discover the right outdoor activity for yourself!

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