Many legends rank around the Rhine, uncountable castles and fortresses, quaint winegrower villages and fascinating scenic view points. Enjoy two of the most remarkable Rhine Walking routes. Nestled in idyllic vineyards of Rhinegau and impressive Middle-Rhine valley, which has been enlisted as UNESCO heritage. This impressive tour ends as stylish as it started – at Deutsches Eck in Koblenz
♦ Middle-Rhine valley - a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2002) with more than 40 castles and fortresses from the Middle Ages and many wine-villages
♦ Loreley-rock - a rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine river, which soars some 120 metres above the waterline
♦ Numerous medieval castles along the way
Day 1. Rüdesheim
Individual arrival to Rüdesheim.
Day 2. Rüdesheim - Lorch
Today you climb the high ridges of Middle-Rhine valley (by cable car) and enjoy the beautiful views on the estuary of Nahe. Wine-grower communities Assmannshausen and Lorch display many half-timbered houses.
Walking: approx. 5.5 hrs, 21km, uphill/downhil: 660m/ 670 m
Day 3. Lorch – Dörscheid/Kaub
You will walk along diverse paths and along the mountain ranges with fantastic panoramic views across the Rhine valley until you get to the historical shipping port, Kaub or to Dörscheid. Today’s stage is a real experience what with the Nollig castle ruin, castle Gutenfels and what is no doubt the day’s highlight – the imposing toll castle Pfalzgrafenstein.
Walking: approx 4 hrs, 13 km, uphill/downhill: 460m/450m
Day 4. Dörscheid/Kaub – St. Goarshausen/surroundings
Climb on legendary Loreley-rock and look down on river Rhine. Three fortresses in St. Goarshausen are expecting you.
Walking: approx 6 hrs, 19 km, uphill/downhill: 580m/620m
Day 5. St. Goarshausen/surroundings – Kamp Bornhofen
Walk on idyllic paths to wine-grower communities on the river Rhine. Fortress Liebenstein and fortress Sterrenberg are two „hostile brothers“ from the 12th/13th century.
Walking: approx 6 hrs, 21 km, uphill/downhill: 690m/690m
Day 6. Kamp Bornhofen – Braubach
Fortress Liebeneck, Dinkelholder mills and a completely conserved Marksburg fortress are your faithful companions on the stage to Braubach, a wine-grower town with fortification wall and many half-timbered houses.
Walking: approx 5.5 hrs, 17 km, uphill/downhill: 610m/690m
Day 7. Braubach – Koblenz
Cross a tributary river to Rhine at Lahnstein and ascent to Westerwald. One final highlight is Ruppertsklamm – a dramatic gorge and then the grand final: the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) in Koblenz where river Moselle joins the waters of Rhine.
Walking: approx 5.5 hrs, 20 km, uphill/downhill: 680m/680m
Day 8. Individual journey home from Koblenz
Included in the price: ► 7 overnights in standart hotels in a double room with breakfast included ► Luggage transfers ► Wine tasting in Lorch day 2 ► Detailed route instructions ► Phone assistance
Price does not include: ► Flights ► Transfers from and to the airport ► Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program ► Entrance fees ► Tips ► Insurance and personal expenses
Price of extra services: ►Single room supplement: 165 EUR
Practical information: It is best to fly to Frankfurt. To Mainz or Rüdesheim you can get by train and a few walking minutes/short taxi ride to the hotel. Car parking: Most starting hotels have free hotel car parks, no reservation. In Mainz public park house for approx. EUR 10 per day. You can return from Koblenz to starting point by train, duration 1 hr.
Recommended period of travelling: May - August