Friday Evening, somewhere in the outback of the southern Black Forest. A village, a gas station. The offer in the shop consists mainly of beer and cigarettes. A tiled stove with dog blanket. We buy two cans of beer and set off.
We hike uphill for two hours until we reach the Farrenkopf after about 600 meters of altitude. There, at the highest point, an open hut, which is already occupied by a group of Westweglern. We sleep outside the cabin under a fantastic starry sky.
Saturday: We quickly packed up and leave. The hours and miles pass, sometimes open views - but mostly only on the opposite side, on the forest. At lunchtime we reach the hotel "Beautiful view", Drink a cyclist, another on the Wilhelmshöhe, In the evening light we look at the Günter rocks and store a few meters further directly to a hut with a fountain. 25 kilometers and 1500 meters ascent and 1000 meters of descent in 10 hours.
Sunday: We arrive at lunchtime Cold hostel and fill our empty tanks there: food, drink, water. In the late afternoon we can not resist, the place is just too nice! At the edge of the forest above the "Süße Häusle" we set up the tent, enjoy the distant view and the warm sun, cook our dinner comfortably, listen to the patter of rain on our tent and fall asleep. 20 kilometers, 800 meters climb and 900 meters descent in 8:45 hours.
MondayAt breakfast we decide that it is good. We leave the Feldberg, go only to Titisee and use tomorrow to recover our tired legs. On the way we eat on the terrace of a really cute hut, the "Mountain Häusle"The best homemade soup since grandma's soups. Boring and tough then is the descent to Titisee. There, overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of tourism, we seek support and orientation over a coffee on the lake and get into the train.
Conclusion: Quite attractive Kilometerfresser tour, unfortunately often on asphalt or forest roads. Very good infrastructure and perfectly signposted. Unfortunately some time within earshot of the Schwarzwaldhochstraße or the B500, the bikeroad in the black Forest. And motorcycles are known to be only really cool, even if they are really loud.
In 2015, I was back on the scene Westweg.
- Hikeline Westweg Black Forest 1:35 000: From Pforzheim to Basel
- Black Forest hiking trails: Westweg - Mittelweg - Ostweg