Discover mountain chains with legendary views onto the river Rhine, vineyards as far as the eye can reach, countless castles and palaces located between Rüdesheim – Koblenz. The Rheingau-region with its idyllic wine locations and numerous wine taverns called ‘Straußenwirtschaften’ invite you to sample the delicious Riesling-wine. In the UNESCO-World Cultural Heritage region of the ‘Mittelrheingau’ you walk past a number of majestic strongholds situated on ledges along the tracks of Rhine romanticism, which inspired Heinrich Heine to create his Loreley-song. Incredible scenic beauty and culture – it is not for nothing that the Rheinsteig-path was nominated Germany’s most beautiful hiking route. Simply hiking ‘on a high level, in the truest sense of the word!
Wine-grower paths, solitary walking paths and old bridle paths ensure varied walking. Basic fitness and sure footedness is required for uphill/downhill sections on the mountain ridges of Middle-Rhine valley. Walking times of up to 6 hrs. and distances of up to 24 km are to be expected.
Low: 06/04/19 to 19/05/19 and 30/09/19 to 13/10/19 – €539
Mid: 20/05/19 to 23/06/19 and 19/08/19 to 08/09/19 – €589
High: 24/06/19 to 18/08/19 and 09/09/19 to 29/09/19 – €629
Surcharge single room: €179
Today you tackle (by cable car) the mountain chains to the Middle Rhine Valley and enjoy a breathtakingly beautiful panorama and view onto the Nahe-estuary. Past the hunting lodge Niederwald you hike to Assmanshausen, renowned for its exquisite red wines and the stunning half-timbered houses. In your Day Finish Lorch again lots of half-timber awaits you and on top of that excellent wine.
On diverse paths and along mountain chains with a fantastic panorama over the Rhine valley the route leads into the historic shipping town Kaub or via the mountain chains to Dörscheid. Castle ruin Nollig, Gutenfels castle and as a highlight the impressive toll-castle Pfalzgrafenstein, situated directly on an island on the Rhine, transform today’s tour into a true experience.
The heart of the Middle Rhine Valley awaits with serpentine-tracks, fabulous views and legendary castles. The best-known rock on the Rhine, the Loreley-Rock, is also part of your itinerary, as well as the three-castle-view onto Katz castle, Maus castle and Rheinfels castle. A crowning finale to today’s tour before you reach St. Goarshausen.
Today you walk along unspoilt tracks, fantastic scenery and past defiant castles whilst crossing the Filsener Lay, one of the most beautiful nature reserves of the region. Liebenstein castle and Sterrenberg, the so-called ‚hostile brothers‘ accompany you along the way into the wine-growing parish.
Along the route to Braubach you come across Liebeneck castle, the Dinkelhold Mills and the impressive castle ‚Marksburg‘. We highly recommend you take time to visit this complete extant castle. The wine-growing village of Braubach welcomes you with its town wall and numerous half-timbered buildings.
During the final stage again several highlights await: castles, nature reserves, woodland and the blooming Bienhorn-valley. The tour offers long-distance views, amazing nature as well as an adventurous section through the Ruppertsklamm-ravine, a genuine highlight! You cross the Rhine via the impressive bridge ‚Pfaffendorfer Brücke‘, before you finally end your week of hiking at the ,Deutsches Eck‘ in Coblenz.
We require a 20% deposit to start booking all the individual elements of your trip, which is payable over the phone or online (the full balance is due 6 weeks prior to departure, so if you book less than 6 weeks in advance your deposit will be the full tour cost). Every trip is tailor made just for you, so we confirm availability individually and book all your accommodation and options, then send you final confirmation as soon as everything is confirmed (usually max 5 working days).
It really depends on the trip. We offer quite a variety of holiday grades to help you select the right level of activity. Always be honest with yourself about your abilities, and always do some training in the run up to your trip. You'd be surprised at what you can achieve, especially going at your own pace on one of our independent adventures. Your specialist is the best person to ask for advice on a specific trip. The active kind of holiday offers rewards like no other.
Many of our trips come with baggage transfer included (some have optional baggage transfer, and on very few remote trips baggage transfer is unavailable, but do check the exact tour inclusions). You will drop overnight bags (one per person) by an allotted time each morning in a designated area in your hotel or B&B. This leaves you free to walk unencumbered, with only your day pack of essentials. Your baggage will be transferred to your next night's accommodation, and will usually arrive before you do!
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