September 21, 2005 - 5.0
This is a fast winding route that takes you through the heart of the Black forest. Voted one of the best routes by The
Ducati Sporting Club of UK
the B500 is a fast, wide road with good visibility and beautiful scenery.
For the less discerning amongst you, there are a number of other narrower "B" roads leading off the route that are packed with twists and turns plus even more stunning scenery.
Starting from Freudenstadt head for Strasbourg on the B28. About 1 Km out of the town there is a sharp right hander and then it's throttle open all the way to the top. About 1.5Km over the ridge at the top of the Kniebis Mountain there is a Right turn you need to take, direction Baden Baden. Straight on if you want to go to Strasbourg.
You are now on the B500. Open the throttle full and hang on (if your that way inclined). There is one very sharp corner before the bridge (you will see the wall of the bridge) but apart from that the road is very wide and the corners are long and sweeping.
Once you have reached the Hotel at the highest point of the route (you will know your there, lots of cars) take a break and enjoy the view. The second part of the route is slightly narrower and the curves are a little sharper, beware!!! You are also going downhill so braking needs to be harder. If the police are going to be anywhere then this is it. The last 5 Km's of the route, before you hit the small town of Lichtental, the curves can be quiet tight. After the town follow the signs to Baden Baden. Once through the tunnel follow the signs too "Stadtmitte" or "Centrum". You are now in Baden Baden
On the whole of the route there are some very good restaurants and a number of biker friendly hotels. Once in Baden Baden take the time to do some sight-seeing. The Spa town is famous for it Casino, Theatre and good food.
Enjoy the ride it's well worth the doing