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Hiking holidays Schluchtensteig

Hiking: Schluchtensteig

Promising heights and enchanting gorges

The southern part of the Black Forest is a diverse area. Various rivers have its source in this area and have formed countless gorges. The landscape is idyllic and romantic as well as rough and adventurous. First, you pass through Gorge Wutach. The first kilometres are rough and intense, later on nature becomes more idyllic and welcoming.

You make your way out of the Canyon and climb small ridge where you have wonderful views on the close Lake Schluchsee. Your hike then continues to Wehra Valley. Every leg brings you to new gorges and canyons and these make your hiking week in the Black Forest both challenging and diverse.

Itinerary

Hotel (example): Hotel Rebstock

The castle Hohenlupfen forms the panorama of the small village Stühlingen where you start your hike. You walk along the Wutach and soon you reach the gorge. Rugged rocks and a pristine forest make the landscape in the eastern part of the Wutach gorge very wild and dramatic. The Schluchtensteig-trail takes you to Blumberg where you stay for the night.

Hotel (example): Gasthof Hirschen

approx. 5 to 6 h
approx. 20 km
600 m
340 m

Small trails lead your way through the Gorge. The sound of water is always audible but sometimes the Wutach seeps away in the ground. Todays walk is very pristine and relaxing but a lot of ups and downs make todays hike a challenging leg. You spend your night at a traditional country inn in the heart of the gorge.

Hotel (example): Gasthof Hirschen

approx. 6 h
approx. 25 km
475 m
455 m

After walking through deep gorges todays walk leads to promising heights. You pass the ruins of "Räuberschlössle". In former days this place was used as a hiding place by thugs and outlaws. From here you continue to Haslach gorg where you leave the canyon on a steep trail. You walk past Lenzkirch and soon you reach the small village Oberfischbach.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
700 m
330 m

Small hills and forests form todays landscape. Shortly after your start you have the chance to admire the sparkling waters of Lake Schluchsee. Now it's uphill all the way until you reach the highest point of your hike. From "Krummenkreuz" you walk down to Bannwald gorge. Over rocky trails and small bridges you make your way to St. Blasien.

Hotel (example): Hotel Bellevue

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
445 m
740 m

A steep uphill is going to be the first test today. While you catch your breath you can have a look at the minster of St. Blasien down in the valley. The Dachsberg is the highest point today.

From here it's all the way down to a forest named Hotzenwald. On your way to Wehra gorge you pass romantic meadows, heather and beautiful farm houses. As soon as you've walked through the gorge it's only a stone's throw to Todtmoos.

Hotel (example): Hotel Löwen

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
620 m
560 m

Wehra gorge is the last canyon and a true highlight. Sparkling waters at your feet and twittering birds above your head. Enjoy natures wonders on your last walking day. After a couple of kilometres the inn Mettlerhütte comes into sight. From here you may even spot the peaks of the Alps close-by. You finish your walk in the gardens of castle Wehr and can rest your feet in another cosy inn.

approx. 7 h
approx. 25 km
580 m
1'020 m
Hiking Schluchtensteig map

Tour character

You will encounter well-marked hiking trails when walking the Schluchtensteig. Parts of the tour might be slippery and good shoes and surefootedness are required for this hike. A good physical condition is needed for the long distances and numerous ups and downs.

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Stühlingen
  Season 1
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
19.09.2021 - 18.10.2021

täglich
Season 2
08.05.2021 - 18.09.2021

täglich
Schluchtensteig, 8 days, DE-SWWSW-08X
Base price
685.-
725.-
Surcharge Single Room 175.- 175.-

Category: country inn and middle-class hotels

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 19, 2021 - Oct 18, 2021
täglich
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021
täglich
Schluchtensteig, 8 days, DE-SWWSW-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
685.-
175.-
725.-
175.-

Category: country inn and middle-class hotels

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 19, 2021 - Oct 18, 2021
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021
Stühlingen
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Wehr
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
65.-
94.-
65.-
90.-
65.-
94.-
65.-
90.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Stühlingen
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 19, 2021 - Oct 18, 2021

täglich
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021

täglich
Stühlingen
Extra night double room (BB) 65.- 65.-
Extra night single room (BB) 94.- 94.-
Wehr
Extra night double room (BB) 65.- 65.-
Extra night single room (BB) 90.- 90.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast according to program
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 20 kg)
  • Well prepared route guidance
  • Elaborated travel documents (1 x per room)
  • Service-Hotline

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking: unattended parking places in Stühlingen. No reservation possible.
  • Arrival by train to and from here with the bus in 30 minutes to Stühlingen.
  • Return journey by train from Wehr to Lauchringen and by bus to Stühlingen. Duration: approx. 2 hours.
  • Return transfer possible. CHF 145.- per ride. Reservation needed, payable in advance.

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Marion B. DE | 29.11.2020
Wunderschöne Schwarzwaldtour
Der Schluchtensteig ist ein wunderschöner Wanderweg. Alle Etappen sind sehr abwechslungsreich, der Weg ist hervorragend ausgeschildert. Zu meinem Reisezeitraum waren die Wege teilweise etwas nass und rutschig, aber das Herbstlaub herrlich bunt. Besonders schön ist, dass alle Unterkünfte direkt am Steig liegen. Der Gepäcktransport hat gut geklappt.

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