Among the climbs in the northern part of the Black Forest,
the tour to the top of the
Hohloh is one of the most challenging.
The first 4 kilometers until the village of Reichental
are moderate to easy with the slope not exceeding 7%.
The challenge mainly resides in the 3 kilometers
starting in Reichenbach with the slope ranging between 8 and 11%.
The remaining 5.5 kilometers are easier again (up to 6%).
As to the landscape, much of the tour winds through forests.
Around Reichenbach, characterized by typical timber-frame houses,
the road follows a beautiful valley with farmlands.
During the last few kilometers the forest becomes more open
which allows views to the Rhine valley and the Vosges.
Also, the finish of the climb, the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Turm (984 m)
situated near the summit of Hohloh (988 m) is visible on the right hand side.
Many cyclists will regard the col of Schwarzmiss (933 m)
as the finish, skipping the final kilometer (50 m; 37 cep).