Downinsland Scooter Track Schauinsland



Special Trips and Prices

Special trips are available outside of the regular scooter times from 1st May to 1st November at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm for groups of up to 50 people (upon prior reservation).
• Up to 10 people -                 € 230 in total
• Each additional person -    € 23/ person
• 30 people or more -            € 22/ person
All prices include VAT at 19%.
It is only possible to pay by cash at the scooter issuing point, EC or Credit cards are not accepted!

Prices include protective equipment (helmet, elbow- and knee protectors, gloves).
Minimum age of 12 years + minimum height of 150 cm (to ensure safe operation of the scooter).
Maximum weight 120 kg.
Experience has shown scooter trips to last around 90 minutes, including getting changed prior and following to the ride. This can however vary considerably and take more or less time.
For groups of 15 or more, it's better to schedule 120 minutes to complete the trip.
Special trips take place at either 11 am, 2 pm or 5 pm (due to scooter return possibilities) in a private group accompanied by a scooter guide.
Special trips and reservations always require a firm booking and advance payment as it is
necessary to have increased personnel on site. Trips can however be cancelled free of charge up to 7 days before the arranged trip date.
In the event of bad weather (rain or snow) leading to the cancellation of scooter trips, we will refund the prepaid amount. The traffic light symbol on the left indicating if trips are in operation does not apply to special scooter trips.

If trips need to be cancelled at short notice owing to bad weather, we offer a special service for those which have booked a special trip/ made a prior reservation: If you like, we invite you to go on an adventurous, weather independant two and a half hour tour through the Schauinsland Mining Museum instead, where, equipped with your own miner's lamp, you climb down ladders.

It's simple: Bookings can be made by phone, fax or mail - immediate confirmation of your reservation/ invoice (with VAT stated separately) is sent by post. In order to make a booking we require your postal address and mobile phone number. The booking is confirmed upon transferal of the invoiced amount.
Vacancies given, special trips and reservations are also possible at short notice and can be paid in cash at the office in Freiburg. We nevertheless recommend that you book early to ensure you are able to enjoy your scooter trip at your desired time.

Please note
The necessary requirements can be found here: Requirements & Safety
Scooter trips begin promptly at the agreed start time at the top cable car station where scooters are issued.

For your safety
Before each scooter trip participants receive a basic briefing regarding our high-tech scooters.
Safety equipment including helmets, elbow- and knee protectors and gloves will be provided .
For reasons of safety, participants go down in loose groups followed by our knowledgeable guide who is able to assist with any punctures.
With school classes and larger groups, a second guide goes at the front.
The scooter rides are weather dependent: due to decreased traction, no trips will take place in rain or snow. The traffic light symbol on the left indicating current operation does not apply to special trips.
Up to date weather information, like webcam images from the top part of the track and a four- day-weather forecast can be found under Current News.

A tip for environmental protection:
The Schauinsland cable car, the longest continuous cable car in Germany, is a special journey in itself. Prices reductions are made using both the Schauinsland cable car and scooter rides:
We recommend using the Schauinsland cable car.
Schauinsland cable car tickets:       € 7 instead of   € 9 (for scooter trips)
Regular scooter trips:                      € 23 instead of € 25 (with a Schauinsland cable car ticket)

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