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Hiking & Yoga in the Black Forest * Die Schwarzwald
3,780.00

Freiburg Germany and the Southern Black Forest

September 22nd - 28th, 2019
7 days, 6 nights
Boutique Hotels & Spas
7-12 miles daily hiking

Deep valleys flanked by rounded granite peaks, hill after hill of dark green forests in juxtaposition with open countryside dotted with half-timbered farmhouses - cuckoo clocks, thermal spas, Black Forest cake, cheese and a plethora of fresh brews - THIS is the Southern Black Forest!

We begin our trek in the bustling university town of Freiburg with its grand cathedral and lively cobbled streets filled with traditional German culture and foods.

From here we take the train to the small resort town of Schluchsee where we make our trek eventually back to Freiburg via the recreational paradise town of Hinterzarten. We traverse the Black Forest’s highest peaks of the Feldberg and the Belchen before settling into a quiet spa for a couple of days close to the Schauinsland Peak - Freiburg’s home mountain.

This trip will take on the gesture of this areas’ slower paced villages as we linger in morning meditations, meander hillside and forest trails during the days, and pause for yoga and spa activities in the late afternoons.

 
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A Typical Day in The Black Forest

The Black Forest is a landscape unlike any other.  Step back in time to a quieter, simpler way of living where the emphasis is placed on enjoying one another’s company & resting in the beauty of nature over driving in traffic and buying more and more things.  Here the pleasures of the sound of cowbells in the morning, coffee and cake (kuchen) in the afternoon, and a sauna or steam in the evening are paramount to well being. The dark forest and soft farmed hillsides, though not so dramatic as the Alps, emit a serenity that makes one pause and admire this compelling beauty that soothes and settles.  

 

Read what people are saying:

“What an amazing experience! Diana chose gorgeous landscapes to hike through and fabulous inns to welcome and pamper us at day’s end. Her afternoon yoga helped to keep the aches away. I would do it all over again tomorrow!” —Kathy