This climb leads through a typical Black Forest landscape.
First a village, then a valley with farms and meadows
and finally, in the upper part, forests.
This route to Ruhestein is usually quiet
but during holidays and weekends
motorcycles and Porsches can be a real plague.
The ride begins in Ottenhöfen.
The first one and a half kilometers are easy (1-5%)
but then it gets slightly steeper (6%) in a very beautiful valley.
One of villages in this valley bears the strange name "Unterwasser".
The last two and a half kilometers before the
junction near Allerheiligen
have a constant slope of 9%.
At the bifurcation we turn left towards Ruhestein.
Next, 13 elevation meters are lost in a descent.
After crossing a brook, a steep section is waiting
(one kilometer of 8-10%).
The ride is completed with a stretch of
more than five kilometers with a gentle slope
(mostly 2%) until the Schwarzwaldhochstraße is reached at Ruhestein.