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nakedtruth
05-23-2009, 11:07 AM
Do you guys have any suggestions of a route in the the Black Forest in Germany? I started to plan the next summer trip in Central Europe and since we are going to be spending a couple of days in Black Forest I thougth to ask you if you have any good suggestions on which route to follow since the black forest is so big.
Thanks!

matty-matt
05-23-2009, 08:09 PM
the roads around the bodensee and freiburg are fantastic. can't recall the names of any of them without looking at a map. if you like i can try to dig one up from our last trip over and give you more details. riding through italy and switzerland starting next sunday for 12 days and looking forward to it!

nakedtruth
05-24-2009, 10:37 AM
the roads around the bodensee and freiburg are fantastic. can't recall the names of any of them without looking at a map. if you like i can try to dig one up from our last trip over and give you more details. riding through italy and switzerland starting next sunday for 12 days and looking forward to it!

Yes I know:) I was in Freiburg 3 years ago, and drove around the Black Forest going to Constance. It is really amazing but we picked our routes clearly by luck, and we felt that we did not see enough of this beautiful area. This time we are planning to stay there more. If you have any suggestions, yes please, I would really appreciate telling me.
Enjoy your trip!!

alexderb
05-25-2009, 05:09 AM
how about this.


http://www.abload.de/img/img_0090mod0.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=img_0090mod0.jpg)

http://www.abload.de/img/img_0094qujl.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=img_0094qujl.jpg)

http://www.abload.de/img/img_0096it7r.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=img_0096it7r.jpg)

it is not the black forest but an other forest in germany. it's the area around my town.

think, that ara the coolest roads in germany. but nobody knows.

rusty1
05-25-2009, 05:48 AM
My suggestions are:
Schluchsee - Titisee - Hexenloch(take a break at Hexenlochmühle) - Triberg (visit "größte Kuckucksuhr der Welt" and "Triberger Wasserfälle") - Hornberg - Wolfach - Bad Rippoldsau - Freudenstadt.
(You schould not miss to go from here to Alpirsbach and try "Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu").

Or from Freudenstadt go to Kniebis and then take the B500 to Baden - Baden.
Visit Mummelsee and try a piece of "Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte" then go to Sand leave the B500 an visit the "Schwarzenbach Talsperre".

Matthias
05-25-2009, 08:45 AM
A friend and I both rented bikes in Frankfurt (VFR 800 2005) and headed south. We had a couple of week and our only plan was to ride as much as we could. We would book our hotels on line one or two days ahead. This worked just fine and we where rarely disappointed. This was in September mind you.

Here is the run down of our route. Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Munich - Innsbruck - Cortina Italy - Uberlingen on the Bodensee - Liechtenstien - Stuttart and back to Frankfurt.

This was not the best planned trip we just rode. Frankly we did not encounter any bad roads. On many days we would just drive away from home base and at mid day set the GPS to take us back. We found the best roads that way. We picked the roads rather than a destination and there are an over abundance of good biking roads all over south Germany. You could spend years exploring and not run out of good riding roads. You don't have to be picky just go there and ride.

Although purists explorers might not like this we found a GPS is a must.

some pics http://www.bikepics.com/members/matthias/05vfr800/ :peace:

Tinustuono
05-25-2009, 04:45 PM
I just came back from a trip to the black forrest, great riding. I bought a motorcycle roadmap at a gas station, just take all the yellow/green small twisty roads. There where also suggested routes on the map, wich were very nice. Be sure not to mis the schau ins land strecke L124 from schau ins land to freiburg, amazing piece of tarmac. Closed on weekends. Also B500 (schwarzwald hohestrasse) is nice, very fast winding road.

Tinustuono
05-25-2009, 04:49 PM
If you are going upwards from the black forrest to the eifel/nurburgring take the B48 towards Bad Kreuznach, great road through the pfalzerwald.

nakedtruth
05-26-2009, 10:19 AM
My suggestions are:
Schluchsee - Titisee - Hexenloch(take a break at Hexenlochmühle) - Triberg (visit "größte Kuckucksuhr der Welt" and "Triberger Wasserfälle") - Hornberg - Wolfach - Bad Rippoldsau - Freudenstadt.
(You schould not miss to go from here to Alpirsbach and try "Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu").

Or from Freudenstadt go to Kniebis and then take the B500 to Baden - Baden.
Visit Mummelsee and try a piece of "Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte" then go to Sand leave the B500 an visit the "Schwarzenbach Talsperre".

Thanks! I just put your suggested route into Autoroute. Its is near the area we are going to be, since we will be coming from North Italy (Passo dello Stelvio - Bormio then into Switzeland from Davos to Susch and then into Germany). Actually our first stop for the night will be Baden Baden, so I think we will take your advise and go up the B500.
Thanks again :)

nakedtruth
05-26-2009, 10:22 AM
I just came back from a trip to the black forrest, great riding. I bought a motorcycle roadmap at a gas station, just take all the yellow/green small twisty roads. There where also suggested routes on the map, wich were very nice. Be sure not to mis the schau ins land strecke L124 from schau ins land to freiburg, amazing piece of tarmac. Closed on weekends. Also B500 (schwarzwald hohestrasse) is nice, very fast winding road.

Yes I agree, we have Michellen road maps and a qps, but there are so many great routes to choose from, and so little time... We would definitely go up the B500 going to Baden Baden. :banana:

nakedtruth
05-26-2009, 10:27 AM
it is not the black forest but an other forest in germany. it's the area around my town.

think, that ara the coolest roads in germany. but nobody knows.[/QUOTE]

Well I think very few countries in the world can compare with Germany's beauty, especially if you ride a motorcycle. Great scenery, great roads, great people.

nakedtruth
05-26-2009, 10:30 AM
lthough purists explorers might not like this we found a GPS is a must.

some pics http://www.bikepics.com/members/matthias/05vfr800/ :peace:[/QUOTE]


Yes gps is a must in that area.

Nice pics Matthias!
Thanks!

Tinustuono
05-26-2009, 02:11 PM
Here are some pics of last weekends trip. The tire shows how much fun we had.

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-ILFXFBRL-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-8ECCJ8B4-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-VJKDYZEA-D.jpg

fatjim
05-28-2009, 03:15 AM
I've always wanted to do the BF on a bike. Was there back in '92 and the roads were sooooo smooth. I'm hoping they are still the same 15 years later. :)

Duncan
05-28-2009, 11:53 AM
The Black Forest has some amazing roads, more sweeping that the mad hairpins of the Alps. I've got a good PDF of the best roads around there. I tried to load it as an attachment but it was too big. This is the link for the website (there's loads of good maps here):

http://www.uem-moto.eu/Tourism/OnlineUEMmaps/MR9frontside/tabid/261/Default.aspx

Watcher1
05-29-2009, 02:51 AM
All motorbike map routes in Paper version PDF or GPS in zip format for the Black Forest germany;
---> http://www.motorvision.nl/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=14&sid=397ca399dbeb535c95ef24feea2ae02c

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Some other Black Forest information routes etc ;

http://www.blackbirdsbelgium.be/roadbooks/Toerritten%20buitenland.htm-------->>> Look at "Duitsland" -----> Zwarte Woud ( 2X) It's on roadbook. Interesting is the " 1000 Bochten" !! The 1000 curves ride !!

http://www.schwarzwald.com/landschaft/hochstrasse.html

http://www.touring-relaxing.de/

http://www.motortouring.com/fotoboek/categories.php?cat_id=38&sessionid=ddafcd991e5294811cad0285b9189886

grtz
:peace:

dougan
05-29-2009, 08:58 AM
Frankly we did not encounter any bad roads. On many days we would just drive away from home base and at mid day set the GPS to take us back. We found the best roads that way.

I would almost say... your best bet.. if you are going to be there for a while... is to choose a few different bases. Ride a 50km radius on each of them. You won't miss too many secret roads that way.

Blackforest is easy to get lost in, so buy a good motorcycle map, or GPS.

Don't be afraid to take farm roads... they are still public property, and they can be some of the most fun.

Heads-up for Polizei.... I have still never seen one, but I keep hearing that there are more&more.

It really is Mecca for motorcycles.... thousands of KMs of perfect curves, tight or swopping, and beautiful scenery, friendliest people in Europe. Have fun.

nakedtruth
05-29-2009, 05:24 PM
I would almost say... your best bet.. if you are going to be there for a while... is to choose a few different bases. Ride a 50km radius on each of them. You won't miss too many secret roads that way.

Blackforest is easy to get lost in, so buy a good motorcycle map, or GPS.

Don't be afraid to take farm roads... they are still public property, and they can be some of the most fun.

Heads-up for Polizei.... I have still never seen one, but I keep hearing that there are more&more.

It really is Mecca for motorcycles.... thousands of KMs of perfect curves, tight or swopping, and beautiful scenery, friendliest people in Europe. Have fun.

dougan, thanks for the tips. It seems that the best routes are on the southern part of the Black Forest around the Freiburg area (Schluchsee, Todtmooss, Titisee) We will probably spend our first night right outside the forest in Ulm and head towards Baden Baden and then go south through the B500 to Kniebis and then further down around the Freiburg area. We will spend a good three days in Germany before we head down to Switzerland. We are planning to stop for a coffee in Lucerne and then go up the Systenpass. Is Andermatt a good choice to spend the night?

I just got a garmin zumo 550, that looks great so far...

nakedtruth
05-29-2009, 05:27 PM
[QUOTE=Watcher1;2191613]All motorbike map routes in Paper version PDF or GPS in zip format for the Black Forest germany;
---> [

That's all? Don't you have anything more? :kidding::)
Thanks!