The first half of the tour you mainly follow Kinzigtal biking trail via Lossburg and Alpirsbach to Schenkenzell. Starting in Freudenstadt, first bike up to Kienberg, on which you may hike up the tower Friedrichsturm or simply enjoy the incredible view. Afterwards bike further to Masselkopf, where you'll have the opportunity to take a detour to the so-called Großvatertanne (grandfather fir), the biggest fir within the Black Forest. Next you should keep left to get on the street Masselstraße on which you continue biking until Lossburg. Keep following the biking trail Kinzigtal to Alpirsbach and bike through Lossburg. Then follows a long descent before you get to Schenkenzell.
At this stage, the challenging part of the trail starts. You should know that you'll have to bike up some pretty long and steep ascents until you get back to Freudenstadt. If it gets too challenging, take the train back to the starting point. If you choose to continue, this is the point to leave the biking trail Kinzigtal. Make a right turn onto the streets Reinzauerstraße and Witticher Straße. After about 150m turn left to Kaltenbrunn and go past various hamlets until about 1,5km behind Martinshof.
Now follow the signposts to Reinerzau and Kinzigtalsperre to the right until you get to the barrage Rainzauer Talsperre. Afterwards, turn left and after about 900m left again onto the street leading to Reinerzauer Oberdörfle and continue biking to the trail called Parkplat. On the left side of Parkplat you'll see an especially steep ascent which will make you work hard. However, the view from Kinzigtalsperre is definitely worth all the previous struggle.
Keep driving left around the lake and take a sharp right turn after a while to get onto Hüttenhardtsträßle, which again leads steeply uphill to Stumpenplatz. Continue across Galottenstich and car park Laufenbrunn, further right onto Schönberger street, which will soon merge into Alten Schönberger Street. This street leads back to Freudenstadt. At the end, take the road Steinwaldstraße driving downhill, whilst enjoying the view across Freudenstadt. Eventually you'll end up where you started, in the center of Freudenstadt.
- With an overall length of 36 miles the bike trail is among the 10 longest bike Trails in Germany available on TouriSpo.
- Elevated between 1230 ft and 2795 ft, the bike trail is among the 3 highest elevated bike Trails in Germany. You're facing an uphill climb of 1858 vertical meters on this bike trail. This is quite much. You should be fit to do this track. This makes the bike trail one of the 3 bike Trails with the most ascent in Germany.
- There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.
Highlights of the tour
The tour leads across the old pilgrimage route Kinzigtäler Jakobusweg.
Take B28 to get to Freudenstadt, where the tour starts. Once in Freudenstadt, there are various options to park your car. Either park at the underground carpark on Marktplatz or the one at Kurhaus. Additional parking is available at the train station or the courthouse.
By public transportation:
Freudenstadt is also easy to reach by train from Alpirsbach or Schenkenzell.