Sport in and around Hotel Ritter Durbach

Sporty. Active. And of course, healthy.

Hotel Ritter Durbach is just the right place for active holidaymakers keen to discover some of Germany's most beautiful countryside. Whether you want a real workout or are simply interested in having a look around – discover Baden and nearby Alsace by going hiking, mountain biking, Nordic walking or horse riding.

If you're into golf, you'll be pleased to know there are 10 golf courses all within 50 km of the hotel. And for tennis enthusiasts, you'll find 3 clay courts just 200 m from the hotel which we'll gladly reserve for you.

So what about winter sports? With 70 ski slopes that top the 1,000 m mark and 17 winter sport locations in the Black Forest, there are plenty of opportunities for downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and sledding.

More information about winter & sport is available here

By the way: if you fancy a walk, simply head out from the hotel into the picturesque vineyards of Ortenau.
Or improve your fitness at Ritter.

Hike through nature's wonderland

Beautiful hiking trails around Ritter

Conquer the hiking trails around Hotel Ritter Durbach. Walk directly from the hotel to the picturesque vineyards of Ortenau and enjoy the unique beauty of the Black Forest region.

Enchanting tours & routes wind their way through Germany's largest nature reserve, the Black Forest Nature Park Centre/North.

  • More information on tours and routes is available here

Our proximity to Alsace means you'll have access to some great hiking and walking paths through the Vosges mountains. These routes are a delight, no matter whether you're a serious hiker or simply want to stretch your legs. They'll take you through the foothills along the Oberrheins, where you'll discover medieval forts, vineyards, archaeological sites and charming winemaking villages.

And to ensure you enjoy a pleasant day out, Hotel Ritter Durbach even arranges backpacks and equipment for hikers, hiking maps, a shuttle bus to take you to the start of the trail, an energy cocktail after your return to the hotel, a leg or neck massage and so much more.
You can even request your own personal hiking guide.

  • Send a hotel enquiry to arrange a personalised hiking package from Hotel Ritter Durbach

Mountain biking around Hotel Ritter Durbach

Go cycling through the vineyards

Take your Hotel Ritter holiday up a gear on a mountain bike and discover some of the great mountain bike tours & routes provided by the 500 km of well sign-posted paths that run through Germany's largest nature reserve, the Black Forest Nature Park Central/North.

The routes span an altitude range of up to 1,000 m and the UCI World Cup routes in Offenburg / Rammersweier will really put your biking skills to the test.

If you would like to learn a few tricks from couple of professionals: take a spin with Jörg Scheiderbauer. These world-class athletes will show you the right techniques for handling curves, braking manoeuvres, hill climbs and descents and will analyse your riding style and provide you with useful tips if you take part in one of their famous seminars or workshops.

At Ritter, we'll happily organise a comprehensive package for you – including energy bars and drinks for your ride, mountain bike maps of Durbach, a first aid kit (which you hopefully won't need), as well as a follow-up leg or neck massage.

Don't have your bike with you? No worries – we'll arrange a hire bike for you during your stay (rental costs apply).

  • Send a hotel enquiry to arrange a mountain biking package at Hotel Ritter Durbach

Horse riding near Hotel Ritter Durbach

Discover Ortenau on horseback

Take the slow road: explore Hotel Ritter Durbach's beautiful surroundings at a speed of just one horsepower.
There are numerous riding trails in and around Durbach that will take you through picturesque vineyards and the vast wilderness of the Black Forest.

Riding through Ortenau on the back of a sure-footed and impeccably-trained horse is a delightfully relaxing way to see the countryside.

Your contact person to arrange a ride (incl. riding instruction upon request):

Kaiserhof Reitstall
Waldsiedlung 3
77731 Willstätt-Legelshurst
Tel. 49 (0)7852 99678 -0

Durbach Ranch
Obertal 6
77770 Durbach
Tel. 49 (0)781 948 80 16

Fitness at Hotel Ritter Durbach

Fitness area and personal training

Staying in shape has never been so luxurious. Get your blood pumping at Hotel Ritter Durbach: the Ritter Spa offers a choice of cardio training and fitness training. The qualified Ritter Spa team will give you personal adviceabout which kind of exercise bests suit your level of fitness.

Personal training
Take advantage of the expertise of our professional personal trainers and benefit, now and in the future, from your individual consultation.

For example:
Special training, such as Nordic Walking in and around the surrounding vineyards
Available on request for € 65 per hour

If you would like to receive a fitness consultation or personal coaching during your stay at Hotel Ritter Durbach simply make an appointment at the Ritter Spa reception by calling +49 (0) 781 93 23 212 or send an email to