Enchanting waterfall at the Black Forest
Charming village at the Black Forest
Hiking to the Lake Schluchsee
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Schluchtensteig

Step by step through impressive landscapes

Gnarly trees, gigantic ferns and rugged rocks – you will often see these featured in the landscape of the hiking trip on the Schluchtensteig through the southern Black Forest. In addition, you can expect highs and mysterious depths, close to one another. The southern part of the Black Forest shows of its rough and wild side during this hike.

If you walk through the entire Wutach Gorge you will be rewarded with a view of the nearby Schluchsee. But as soon as the gorge has been crossed, the next one is waiting for you. So it won’t be boring!

Details about the hiking holiday on the Schluchtensteig

The name says it all. There’s a reason why the week of hiking in the Black Forest falls under the category mountain hiking. Over eight days you will explore narrow paths and trails on the Eurofun quality trip, where you will head steeply down left and right and will be right in the middle of the action. On day four you will pass the ruin of the ‘Räberschlössle’ and hike through the Haslachschlucht. From here a steep path snakes through the landscape until you arrive in Lenzkirch.

In the middle of the week you will reach the highest point of the hiking tour as you head towards St. Blasien. From Krummenkreuz you then head downhill to the Bannwaldschlucht, where small bridges and stony paths like the way.

Highlights of the hiking trip on the Schluchtensteig

  • Sparkling Schluchsee: The reservoir in the municipality of the same name is an original glacial lake that was around 30 metres below that of today’s lake. The Schluchsee was only formed when the Schwarza was dammed up.
  • Cathedral of St. Blasien: With its 36 metres in diameter and 62 metres in height, the dome is the third largest of its kind in Europe.

Interesting facts about the Schluchtensteig

The Schluchtensteig takes you over eight days on marked hiking and forest trails through the most beautiful areas. For some descents, such as through the Wutach Gorge, you need sure-footedness and good shoes. If your basic condition is not at your best, we recommend an endurance programme or a few training trips before you start the journey. This is how you can manage every ascent and descent!

Mountain Hiking
Mountain Hiking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Katharina Pertiller
Katharina Pertiller
+43 6219 60877 162 Contact

Itinerary

Hohenlupfen palace towers over the little village of Stühlingen, the starting point of your walking holiday in the Black Forest.

You follow the course of the river Wutach and reach a very pristine section. Gnarly trees, gigantic ferns and rugged steep cliffs accompany you through the eastern part of the Wutachschlucht-gorge all the way to Blumberg.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
18 km
600 m
340 m

Narrow trails meander through the Wutachschlucht-gorge, which you nearly walk all the way through in its entirety. The water is not always visible, in parts the river Wutach disappears in underground passages,  only to resurface again gurgling in other spots. Nearly at the end of the gorge you reach the little country inn ‚Schattenmühle’, where you will spend the night.

approx. 6 hours
25 km
470 m
450 m

After the gorge you ascend high up today. You pass the ruins of the so-called ‚Räuberschlössle’ (little robber’s palace) and walk into the gorge ‚Haslachschlucht’. From here a steep path leads you in switchbacks out of the gorge and shortly afterwards you reach Lenzkirch. Enjoy the expanse after the long section in the gorge. Soon the little village of Oberfischbach comes into view.

approx. 6 hours
18 km
700 m
330 m

The route leads over small hills and soon you get to marvel at the glistening Lake Schluchsee. From this point you ascend steadily until you pass the highest point of this walking tour. From this point you walk steadily uphill until you pass the highest spot of this walking tour. From the ‚Krummenkreuz’ you then descend into the gorge ‚Bannwaldschlucht’. You continue along rocky trails, via little bridges and then reach St. Blasien

approx. 6 hours
20 km
440 m
740 m

Today you climb up Mount Lehenkopf and marvel one more time at the St. Blasien cathedreal and finally reach Mount Dachsberg. Now you descend into the forest ‚Hotzenwald’. Alpine meadows, heath fields and stunning farm houses accompany you along the route into the gorge ‚Hochwehraschlucht’, which you walk through before you reach Todtmoos.

approx. 6 hours
19 km
620 m
560 m

Walk through the gorge ‚Wehraschlucht’ – a true nature paradise and a wonderful final tour. After a few kilometres you reach the hut ‚Mettlerhütte’ and can enjoy the view from there onto the nearby peaks of the Swiss Alps. Today’s Day Finish are the castle grounds of Wehr, which is also the end of the gorge-trail. 

approx. 7 hours
23 km
580 m
1.020 m

Tour character

The gorge-trail leads you along marked walking and forest paths and is easy to walk on. For some descents (i.e. Wutachschlucht-gorge) surefootedness is necessary. A good basic fitness level is required for the - in parts - long stages and for many a desscents and ascents.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 9, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
daily
Season 2
Apr 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
daily
Season 3
May 16, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
daily
Schluchtensteig 8 days, DE-SWWSW-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
549.00
149.00
579.00
149.00
599.00
149.00

Category: middle class hotels, country hotels

Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 9, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
Apr 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
Season 3
May 16, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Stühlingen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Wehr
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
55.00
80.00
55.00
74.00
55.00
80.00
55.00
74.00
55.00
80.00
55.00
74.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras:

  • Organised return transfer from Wehr to Stühlingen EUR 115 per fare up to 4 people. Reservation required, payable in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train at Lauchringen and by bus in approx. 30 mins to Stühlingen.
  • Parking: public parking spaces in Stühlingen, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey by train from Wehr to Lauchringen and by bus to Stühlingen. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Katharina Pertiller
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Katharina Pertiller, Customer Service

Ratings

4.9 of 5 Stars (8 Ratings)
5 stars
Raphael D. DE | 09.07.2020
Auf Eurohike ist Verlass
Ich hab schon öfter mit Eurohike längere Touren gemacht, Wandern und Biken. Die eigene Buchung von Übernachtungen, die jede Nacht woanders sein müssen, ist zeitraubend, wenn man sich in der Gegend noch nicht auskennt. Das überlasse ich gerne den Profis, die dann auch noch das Gepäck transportieren. Sehr angenehmes Reisefeeling!
5 stars
Ina S. DE | 22.09.2019
Schönheiten des Südschwarzwaldes erkunden
Eine wunderschöne Wanderung mit vielen Höhepunkten, aber man braucht eine Top-Kondition, um den gesammten Schluchtensteig abzuwandern. Das war bei uns leider nicht der Fall. Aber auch eine Abkürzung mit dem Bus ist problemlos möglich. Der Schluchtensteig ist sehr gut ausgeschildert. Eigentlich benötigt man weder Karte noch Beschreibung.
4 stars
T. Ryland GB | 15.09.2019
Excellent but demanding
The route was excellent - fantastic scenery and a manageable distance each day. The accommodation was good - although very basic in Schattenmule - and the walking directions were good (although a bit difficult to follow at the last part of the stage into Todtmoos). Overall, we had a very good week and would be happy to book again with Eurohike. I would also mention that Thomas was really helpful when we booked with lots of good suggestions and was very quick to respond to queries.
Katharina Pertiller
Katharina Pertiller answered:
Dear Mr Ryland, thank you very much for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your hiking trip and our service. We always do our best to make our clients happy. We are already looking forward to organize a hiking trip for you next year.
5 stars
Renata Bergkamp NL | 26.06.2019
Schluchtensteig
Die Wanderung war wunderschön.
5 stars
Sebastian D. CH | 11.10.2018
Schluchtensteig bei perfektem Wanderwetter
Da es mein erster Fernwanderweg war und ich zudem nur alleine aufbrechen konnte, war ich zunächst etwas skeptisch. Doch der Schluchtensteig stellte sich als ideale Wahl heraus. Abwechslungsreich, idyllische Schluchten, großartige Ausblicke. Zudem im Oktober nicht überlaufen und dennoch lernte ich schnell Gleichgesinnte kennen. Perfekte Organisation durch Eurohike, sowohl vor als auch während der Reise. Gepäck hat mich stets bereits im Hotel erwartet.
5 stars
Matthias Reiplinger DE | 04.08.2017
Tolle Schluchtentour
Sehr tolle Tour über Stock und Stein durch urwaldähnliche Schluchten und Wälder mit tollen Aussichtspunkten und vielen Highlights. Sehr empfehlenswert!
5 stars
Dieter Groscurth DE | 17.07.2017
Sehr lohnend
Eine sehr reizvolle Wandertour - schöne, interessante, aber auch teilweise anspruchsvolle Wege und Steige. Vor allem die ersten drei Tage in den Schluchten waren ein Erlebnis.
5 stars
Wolfgang Faber DE | 31.07.2016
Herrliche Landschaft, gute Wanderwege...
Herrliche Landschaft, gute Wanderwege, in aller Regel gute Unterkünfte. Eine Tour, die durch den Veranstalter gut durchgeplant war und man einfach weiterempfehlen kann.

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