320 pages with laminated cover.The Black Forest is not a destination for peak-baggers, although there are plenty of peaks to climb. Rather than being characterised by one or two highlights, it offers a uniquely harmonious blend of culture and nature that reflects the traditional lifestyle of this region. It is a destination for romantics, full of the charms of yesteryear but also making the most of what modern life has to offer. An excellent public transport service and infrastructure make it easy to access the extensive trail system. Charming towns and villages offer simple, but comfortable accommodations, exquisite local cuisine, excellent wines and affordable day spas. The nearby cultural centres of Strasbourg, Colmar, Baden-Baden, Freiburg and Basle add a further, cultural dimension - for that rainy day. The day and multi-day cycle and walking routes described in this guide are grouped by area - Southern, Central and Northern Black Forest - and illustrated with detailed digital mapping. Also accompanying each route is all the information on tourist information, accommodation, refreshments, public transport and waymarking a visitor to the Black Forest could need.. Author Biography: Born and raised in Berlin, Kat Morgenstern is a grassroots herbalist, ethnobotanist, writer and ecotravel professional. She has spent most of her adult life in the UK, US and France but currently lives in the southern Black Forest, where she loves to roam the hills and forests.