If you are looking for a sporty challenge on two wheels, look no further than the mountain bike trail centres located in Murg/Enztal and Horingrinde-Ortenau.
The Murg and Enz Valley Mountain Bike Trail Area (‘Mountainbikearena Murg-/Enztal’) offers mountain bikers idyllic Black Forest scenery on routes covering a total of 621 miles. You’ll take in glistening streams of the clearest water and remote valleys in mighty pine forests, as well as fantastic views, natural springs, and lakes. The trails offer demanding climbs, high-speed descents, and challenging single-track routes – all across ever-changing terrain.
Further information on the Murg and Enz Valley Mountain Bike Trail Area: www.bikearena-murgenz.de (German-language website)
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced biker, the Hornisgrinde-Ortenau Mountain Bike Trail Area (‘Mountainbikearena Hornisgrinde-Ortenau’) has trails that suit everyone. There are 20 routes here which cover all levels of difficulty across a total of 310 miles. They take in picturesque vineyards, lush fields and meadows, steep ascents, and daring downhill sections.
Various pre-planned routes including a GPS unit for easy navigation, a mountain biking map of the area, guided rides, a downhill park, bike hire, and bike-friendly accommodation options round off the range of activities and services on offer to mountain bikers in the rural district of Rastatt.
Further information on the Hornisgrinde-Ortenau Mountain Bike Trail Area: www.tourismus.landkreis-rastatt.de (Google-translated website)
Cyclists who are keen to explore the remote parts of the northern Black Forest in a less strenuous manner can find plenty of specialised e-bike rental suppliers in the Rastatt Rural District. Once you’ve chosen a suitable bike, you’ll find that even the steepest hills can be climbed without any difficulties. And if you’d rather bring your own bike, you can use all of the charging stations across the region to re-charge your batteries.
Further information on e-bike use in the Rastatt Rural District: www.tourismus.landkreis-rastatt.de (Google-translated website)