Stop off for gateaux… BLACK FOR­EST

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The Black For­est is home to Ger­many’s most beau­ti­ful road – the B500. The na­tional high­way carves its way down the mid­dle of the for­est and wrig­gles up and over moun­tain passes with gor­geous scenery and roller-coaster turns mak­ing it a biker’s dream.

The ac­tual road it­self is only 40 miles long and stretches from BadenBaden to Freuden­stadt. And yes, it is a fair old way for a 40-mile stint… but it’s so worth it.

Make your base in Baden-baden and spend the next few days rid­ing the B500. As soon as you’ve rid­den the rib­bon, just turn around and have another go, as the road runs back down the moun­tain the sun warms the back of your neck, sweet-talk­ing you into another go, over and over again. Whether you start north or south, the road etches high up the spine of an ad­dic­tive green moun­tain that in­cites you to ride and ride. You can prob­a­bly get about four good laps in a sin­gle day, prac­tis­ing and per­fect­ing your lines.

Once you’ve had enough for the day, head back to your pen­sion, which will no doubt be packed with like­minded B500 con­verts and com­pare notes on the plethora of cor­ners and head back out again to­mor­row. The north­ern sec­tion along the Sch­warzwald­hochstraße is the most ex­hil­a­rat­ing with views over the Rhine. But the whole rib­bon is flaw­less, thanks to a blend of hair­pins, lefts, rights and sweep­ers. A two year-old with a crayon couldn’t have drawn more twists, curls and whirls.

Miles Road­0scenerys040 ‘A two-year-old with a crayon couldn’t have drawn more twists and whirls’

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