Walking Holidays on the Rhine “Steig”

Walking on the Rheinsteig

The Middle Rhine Valley

 8 days / 7 nights – approx. 120 km / 3.300 vm

The regions along the hiking trail Rheinsteig are legendary and characterized by countless castles, wine-growing villages and beautiful views. We picked the two most beautiful routes on the Rheinsteig: through the impressive Middle Rhine Valley which belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the middle of vineyards romantic castles, monasteries and famous pilgrimage sites, such as the castles Freudenberg und Vollrad, the monastery Eberbach and St. Hildegard of the pilgrimage site Marienthal are waiting for you.

The Niederwald Memorial in Rüdesheim represents the transition to the Middle Rhine Valley. The paths on the mountains, e.g. over the legendary Loreley rock, offer unique views into the valley and over countless romantic castles and dream-like villages in which you can enjoy excellent wines in one of the traditional “Straußwirtschafen” in the evening. Your breath-taking tour ends as stylish as it started. In Koblenz, you find yourself in one of Germany’s eldest cities. At the mouth of Rhine and Mosel, the so-called “Deutsche Eck”, you discover 2000 years of history, e.g. the medieval town center, the citadels Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein or the Elec­toral Palace directly situated on the Rhine.

Tour Profile: Paths in the vineyards, lonely hiking trails and old paths along the riverside offer a lot of variety. For the climbs up to the mountains of the Middle Rhine Valley a certain level of fitness is required.

  1. day Rüdesheim individual arrival

Rüdesheim, one of the most famous wine-growing town, welcomes you with its historical city center and its famous Drosselgasse with numerous bars and restaurants. Maybe you have time enough to explore the monastery St. Hildegardis situated above Rüdesheim.

  1. day Rüdesheim – Lorch approx. 18 km / 350 VM / 5,0 h

If you want, take the cable cabin to reach the higher grounds at the entrance to the Middle Rhine Valley. You will enjoy the beautiful views on the mouth of the river Nahe. Or you manage the first climb on foot. On today‘s stage, the historic wine-growing towns of Assmannhausen and Lorch offer a lot of half-timbered architecture

  1. day Lorch – Dörscheid / Kaub approx. 17 km / 550 VM / 4,0 h

Enjoy beautiful views across the Rhine valley from its heights. In the small wine-growing towns Kaub and Dörscheid you can expect a pleasant evening.

  1. day Dörscheid / Kaub – St. Goarhausen approx. 20 km / 360 VM / 5,5 h

You will never forget the view from the legendary Loreley rock down into the Rhine valley. At St. Goarhausen you have the possibility to visit 3 castles: the castles Burg Katz, Burg Maus und Burg Rheinfels.

  1. day St. Goarhausen – Kamp Bornhofen approx. 19 km / 680 VM / 5,0 h

Along the romantic and idyllic hiking path, you reach the wine-growing village situated at the Rhine. The castles Liebenstein und Sterrenberg are two “hostile brothers” form the 12th / 13th century. The Franciscan monastery and the Pilgrimage church of St. Maria are a famous destination for pilgrims.

  1. day Kamp Bornhofen – Braubach approx. 23 km / 630 VM / 6,0 h

The castle Liebeneck, the mill od Dinkelhold, and the completely preserved Marksburg lead you the way to Braubach, a wine-growing town with a historic town wall and countless half-timbered houses.

  1. day Braubach – Koblenz approx. 20 km / 730 VM / 5,5 h

You cross the river Lahn, a tributary of the Rhine at Lahnstein. With your next climb, you reach the Westerwald. The gorge Ruppertsklamm is one of the highlights of the Rheinsteig. The Grand Final of this tour is the so-called “Deutsche Eck” in Koblenz, at the mouth of Mosel and Rhine.

  1. day Koblenz individual departure

 

Date: Daily arrival from May to Oktober. Minimum persons: 2

Services included

  • Accommodation in selected hotels with 3*** and 3***-level
  • Rich breakfast or buffet
  • Luggage transfer from one hotel to the next
  • Well planned guidance
  • Detailed travel documents in English – route description, places of interest, restaurant recommendations
  • Signposts
  • 7-days-service-hotline

 

Optionally bookable

  • GPS-Tracks / Routes

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Author: Hiking Ilse