The first stage starts for us in Schluchsee at the train station in the early morning, since we have some altitude and miles ahead of us. On a small lead we can already see the "Amalienruhe" on the lakeshore. Here we follow the signs towards Aha. Passing the sailing school, we continue along the path and take the opportunity to quickly tiptoe into the cool waters of the Black Forest and to walk barefoot along the beach. After 6 km we turn left onto a wide forest road towards Unterkrummenhof.