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Renchtalsteig trail

Hike about 100km once around the Renchtal

A total of five stages take you through striking landscapes, such as the vineyards around Oberkirch, the moors of the Black Forest National Park, rock faces shrouded in legend or the All Saints waterfalls with the monastery ruins. The long-distance hiking trail offers hikers a varied route passing historical sites in the valley.

Stage 1: From Bottenau to Oppenau

The first stage of the Renchtalsteig long-distance hiking trail starts at the town hall in Bottenau and leads via Staufenberg castle to the Mooskopf with its viewing tower. From here it heads back down over the Kalikutt to the Hugenhöfen in Oppenau.

Length/Duration

22,9 km / 7,5 hours

Bus & Train

Start: Ring bus 1 or 2 from Oberkirch train station to the “Bottenau Rathaus” stop Destination: Oppenau train station (end of stage approx. 400m away)

Food & Refreshment

Hotel-Guesthouse “Rose”, Schloss Staufenberg, Landgasthof “Hummelswälder Hof”, Höhen Hotel & Restaurant “Kalikutt”, gastronomy in Oppenau

Stage 2: From Oppenau to Bad Peterstal

The second stage of the Renchtalsteig trail starts directly with an ascent to approx. 750m and then leads across the two paraglider launch sites in Oppenau, past beautiful viewpoints and back into the valley to Bad Peterstal.

Length / Duration

16,5 km / 6 hours

Bus & Train

Start: Oppenau train station (start of the stage is approx. 400m away)
Destination: Bad Peterstal train station (end of stage is approx. 800m away)

Food & Refreshments

Gastronomy in Oppenau, Löcherberg snack bar, Gastronomy in Bad Peterstal

Stage 3: From Bad Peterstal to Alexanderschanze

The third stage of the Renchtalsteig trail is a demanding hike in the anterior Renchtal valley and leads you past natural sights such as Glaswald lake, the Rappenschiff ridge and the Teufelskanzel rocks. This stage also offers many wonderful views along the route

Length / Duration

19,7 km / 6,5 hours

Bus & Train

Start: Bad Peterstal train station
(start of the stage is approx. 800m away)
Destination: Leisure bus no. 118 “Über'n Buckel” (Alexanderschanze - Bad Griesbach)

Please note that the bus only runs on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (01.05 - 01.11.)

Food & Refreshment

Gastronomy in Bad Peterstal

Stage 4: From Alexanderschanze to Allerheiligen

This stage takes you over the tops of the Black Forest National Park, past the Buchkopf viewing tower, the Schliffkopf, the All Saints' monastery ruins and the neighboring waterfalls.

Length / Duration

23,1 km / 7,5 hours

Bus & Train

Start: Leisure bus 118 “Über'n Buckel” (Bad Griesbach train station - Alexanderschanze)
Destination: Leisure bus 7125 “Naturerlebnislinie” (Allerheiligen – Oppenau train station)

Please note: both buses only run on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (01.05. - 01.11.)

Food & Rerfreshment

Renchtal Hut, Nature and Sport Hotel “Zuflucht”, National Park Hotel “Schliffkopf”, All Saints’ monastery inn

Stage 5: From Allerheiligen to Schauenburg ruins

The final stage of the Renchtalsteig trail takes you back to the wine town of Oberkirch via the All Saints' waterfalls, Sohlberg mountain and the Schwalbenstein

Length / Duration

16,6 km / 6 hours

Bus & Train

Start: Leisure bus 7125 “Naturerlebnislinie” (Oppenau train station - Allerheiligen)

Please note: the bus only runs on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (01.05. - 01.11.)

 

Food & Refreshment

All Saints monastery inn, mountain snack tavern “Zum Fiesemichel”, mountain tavern “Schauenburg”, gastronomy in Oberkirch

Renchtalsteig trail stage 1 - 5

Hiking without luggage?

As you hike each stage, your luggage will be transported by your hosts to your next accommodation.