Trans Black Forest | Epique - Mountain Adventures

Trans Black Forest


In the extreme southwest of Germany lies the densely forested Black Forest, the largest and highest low mountain range in Germany. The area is located in the rich state of Baden-Württemberg, between the Rhine and the French border. The Black Forest, known for the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, is characterized by its wooded landscape, where nature flourishes. The mountain biker really comes into his own in this beautiful and gigantic nature reserve. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, here you will find routes that will make your heart beat faster. Discover the most beautiful climbs, trails and nature of the Black Forest with us!

Cross country trip in the Black Forest

  • Trails for beginners to experts
  • Beautiful nature with the largest forests in Germany
  • Climbing the highest mountain in the area
  • One of the top destinations in Germany for cyclists

Stay in the Black Forest

From the Netherlands we travel to Grafenhausen, a small town in the south of the Black Forest. In Grafenhausen we stay the first 2 nights. On Friday we move from Grafenhausen to the more centrally located town of Todtnau. This small town is located between the highest mountains of the Black Forest. The area is ideal for a cross country mountain bike trekking. Every day we look for the most beautiful climbs and descents. No day is the same, the kilometers pass under our wheels. We make a lot of altimeters, since no meter is flat in the Black Forest. The climbs are steep, but not extremely long. On Saturday we climb the highest mountain in the Black Forest; the Feldberg with a height of 1493 meters.

Destination Price
Schwarzwald, Germany €825
Travel period(s) 2 to 6 June 2021
25 to 29 Aug. 2021
What levels is this trip for?
Ascent technique
Ascent condition
descent technique
descent condition

5 days biking in the Black Forest

Day 1 – Outward journey to Grafenhausen

On Wednesday you travel to Grafenhausen on your own. We will meet at the hotel at 2 pm. Here you have time to check in and fix your bike. At 4 pm we get on our bikes for a good warm-up lap. We do this to kick the legs loose, to get used to the terrain and to each other and to see if the material is in order. After the ‘ice is broken’ we sit down for a carbohydrate-rich dinner. After dinner we will tell you everything about the coming days.

Day 2 – Prologue around Grafenhausen

On Thursday we will ride a long stage around Grafenhausen. Departure is at 9am by default. Along the way we have lunch in an authentic restaurant, and around 5 pm we roll back into the hotel. When we return to the hotel, we have plenty of time to clean our bike and enjoy a well-deserved sauna or a drink on the terrace.

Day 3 – From Grafenhausen to Todtnau

On Friday we drive a tough stage from Grafenhausen to Todtnau, our next place to stay. Every day we bridge between 1500 and 2000 altimeters, the climbs we ride are between 300 and 700 altimeters long. Climbs follow each other in quick succession and are steep! At a relatively short distance you quickly drive a lot of altimeters.

Day 4 – Stage around Todtnau

During the fourth stage, just like on day two, we do a round trip and return to our hotel in Todtnau. Here we will stay another night.

Day 5 – The final stage

On Sunday morning we get up early and drive back to Grafenhausen. We leave early and make sure we are back around noon where we started this long weekend. At the hotel we take a shower and prepare for departure to the Netherlands.

Cross Country for the real mileage eater

This trekking is for the real cross country mile-eaters who love to suffer and long days on the bike. This adventure is all about endurance. You will have to distribute your energy well, so that you end each day tired and satisfied. You only have to deal with cycling, good food, enjoying, relaxing and recovering. We take care of the rest and will completely unburden you. Together we will enjoy the wonderful possibilities that the Black Forest has to offer. You do not need a huge to participate in this trip to be a technical mountain biker. We drive many schotter roads, cart paths and of course as many trails as possible. However, the routes and trails are not as technical as in the Alps, for example.

Level of this trip

You drive a perfectly adapted route that matches your level. Each stage there is a choice of two routes; a long variant, with more kilometers and altimeters, and a shorter one. Whether you opt for the long or short route, you always use the full day and get your money’s worth. We drive between 50 and 80 kilometers per day with between 1500 and 2500 meters in altitude. In five days we drive between 250 and 350 kilometers and we touch almost 10,000 altimeters. This adventure in the Black Forest is for beginners to experts. Want to know more about the levels? Click here or contact us by phone!

What is included?

  • 5 days of guidance by an Epique mountain bike guide
  • 1 guide per group of maximum 7 participants
  • 4 nights in two 3* hotels in a double room, including breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Parking option at the start hotel
  • Shower facilities upon return
  • epic keepsake
  • Tourist tax
  • Contribution Trees for All (to compensate for the CO2 emissions of your trip)
  • SGR Guarantee Fund
  • calamity fund


Are you going on an adventure with us? We would like to let you experience the beauty of nature, the feeling of a challenging drop-off and the sensation of endless descending.

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A great first introduction to touring in Silvretta. Gijs-Jan is a fantastic guide; patient, experienced, professional, pedagogical, good sense of group dynamics, technically savvy, sociable and sense of humor! The program is well structured, with sufficient flexibility. We are already looking forward to the next tour adventure!

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