Black Forest Ski Traverse
Germany & Switzerland, Ski Touring, 7 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,245 (land only) - from $1,740 (land only)
Day 1: We rendezvous at the group hotel in the traditional Black Forest village of Schonach. In the early evening our guide will brief us on the week ahead and can also help and advise with any ski-hire. KE Land Only package services begin with the overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Starting directly from Schonach, we make a steady ascent to 1000m onto the plateau of Wittenbach, before descending to the valley of Schwarzenbach (940m). After a section of dense forest we then cross typical Nordic-ski open rolling terrain with occasional steeper descents to the villages of Shonwald and Martinskapelle, where we can stop for refreshments before finishing at Brend (1149m). 19km.
Day 3: We start with an easy downhill passing traditional Black forest farm houses. A section of gently undulating terrain leads to Neueck (980m) where we enter woods and make a gradual climb to the Inn at Kalte Herberge (1020m). After lunch here we finish the day skiing to the quiet and pretty village of Waldau where we stay overnight in a hotel complete with sauna. 20km
Day 4: We ski for 7km to Thurner and then climb to our high point for the day at Weisstannenhohe (1190m). where we have a view ahead to the Feldberg summit. This is the half way point of our journey and afterwards we enjoy a ski down through pine forests interspersed with open smeadows and traditional farms, to the charming village of Hinterzarten (880m) known as the 'Pearl of the Black Forest'. 19km.
Day 5: Leaving Hinterzarten we ski for 10km to Rinken (1195m) where we stp for refreshments before making the final climb up onto the Feldberg summit 1425m - the highest point of the Black Forest offering a spectacular view of the Alps. From the top we have a fast descent as far as the Todtnauer Hut(1321m) and then more gently down through the forest to Notschrei or Muggenbrunn at 1120m. 26km.
Day 6: Our final day of our Black Forest Traverse is relatively easy following a gently undulating trail for 9km to Wiedener Eck (1034m), and then on to the small ski resort of Multen/Belchen. After checking in to our hotel it's time to relax in the sauna or hotel pool and look forward to a final celebratory dinner. 14km.
Day 7: KE package services end after breakfast.