Mountain ranges with fabulous views of the Rhine, vineyards as far as the eye can see, countless castles and palaces, enchanting half-timbered houses: you will discover all this and so much more on your hiking week between Mainz and Koblenz. The Rheingau with its idyllic vineyards and many ostrich inns invites you to taste the wonderful Riesling. In the UNESCO World Heritage region of Mittelrheingau you can walk along the stately hilltop castles lined up on rocky outcrops in the footsteps of real Rhine romanticism, which already inspired Heinrich Heine to write his Loreley song. Incredible scenic beauty and culture - it's not for nothing that the Rheinsteig was voted Germany's most beautiful hiking trail. Simply hiking at a high level, in the truest sense of the word!
- Good value for money
- Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
- Extensive route booklet
- Over 30 years of experience
Day 1: Arrival in Mainz
Arrive on your own. Take a stroll through the charming old town with its lovingly restored half-timbered houses and magnificent baroque churches. A visit to St. Martin's Cathedral, the Gutenberg Museum or the electoral palace and the Roman amphitheater are worthwhile.
Overnight stay in Mainz
Day 2: Mainz - Schlangenbad, approx. 17 km / 4,5 h
On today's stage, a boat trip on the Rhine awaits you. It continues from Biebrich Castle in Wiesbaden to Schiersteiner Hafen. On the undeveloped banks of the Rhine, through a nature reserve and bird sanctuary, you reach the historic wine village of Walluf. Continue hiking through vineyards and secluded forest areas to the Grauer Stein natural monument. Through the Rheingau vineyards you reach the spa town of Schlangenbad in the Taunus.
Overnight stay in Schlangenbad
Day 3: Schlangenbad - Oestrich-Winkel, approx. 24 km / 6 h
Your path first leads you to the ruins of Scharfenstein and then on through the vineyards to the impressive monastery complex in Eberbach. Visit the famous Filmscenery from the 12th century, before you make your way to the picturesque wine village of Oestrich-Winkel.
Overnight stay in Oestrich-Winkel
Day 4: Oestrich-Winkel - Rüdesheim, approx. 17 km / 5 hours
Today you hike along the Rieslingweg to the well-known Schloss Vollrads winery. Continue to the Marienthal monastery, a place of pilgrimage, before you reach the famous Abbey of St. Hildegard through the Blaubach valley with far-reaching views. The old wine town of Rüdesheim, where the Romans already cultivated wine, welcomes you with rustic wine taverns and historic half-timbered houses.
Overnight stay in Ruedesheim
Day 5: Rüdesheim - Lorch, approx. 21 km / 5,5 h
Today you climb (cable car) the mountain ranges to the Middle Rhine Valley and enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful panorama and the view of the Nahe estuary. Walk past the Niederwald hunting lodge to Assmanshausen, known for its excellent red wines and beautiful half-timbered houses. Lots of half-timbered houses and excellent wine await you in Lorch, where you stay the night.
Overnight stay in Lorch
Day 6: Lorch - Dörscheid / Kaub, approx. 13 km / 4-4,5 h
On varied paths and along the mountain ranges with fantastic panoramas over the Rhine Valley, your path leads to the historic shipping town of Kaub or to the mountain ranges to Dörscheid. Nollig Castle ruins, Gutenfels Castle and, as a highlight, the imposing Pfalzgrafenstein customs castle, located directly on an island in the Rhine, make today's stage a real experience.
Overnight stay in Dörscheid or Kaub
Day 7: Dörscheid / Kaub – St. Goarshausen / surroundings, approx. 19 km / 6 hours
The heart of the Middle Rhine Valley awaits you with winding paths, fantastic views and legendary castles. The most famous rock on the Rhine, the Loreley rock, is also on your program, as well as the three-castle view of Katz Castle, Maus Castle and Rheinfels Castle. A grand finale to your day's stage before you reach St. Goarshausen.
Overnight stay in St. Goarshausen and the surrounding area
Day 8: St. Goarshausen / surroundings - Kamp-Bornhofen, approx. 21 km / 6 h
Today you hike through natural paths, fantastic landscape and past defiant castles through the Filsener Lay. This is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the region. Liebenstein Castle and Sterrenberg, also known as "enemy brothers", accompany you on your way to the winegrowing community.
Overnight stay in Kamp Bornhofen
Day 9: Kamp-Bornhofen - Braubach, approx. 17 km / 5,5 h
Liebeneck Castle, the Dinkelholder Mills and the impressive Marksburg Castle line your way. A visit to the completely preserved castle is definitely worthwhile. Then you hike to the wine village of Braubach, which welcomes you with its town wall and numerous half-timbered buildings.
Overnight stay in Braubach
Day 10: Braubach - Koblenz, approx. 20 km / 5,5 h
Experience numerous highlights on the last stage: castles, nature reserves, forest areas and the blossom-rich Bienhorntal. Your hike offers distant views, beautiful nature and an adventurous passage through the Ruppertsklamm. Cross the Rhine on the impressive Pfaffendorfer Bridge before ending your day at the "Deutsches Eck" in Koblenz.
Overnight stay in Koblenz
Day 11: Departure from Koblenz
After breakfast at the hotel, journey home on your own.
- 10 nights as stated including breakfast
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- Ferry trip Mainz - Biebrich
- Wine tasting (DE, EN)
- Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (DE, EN)
- GPS data available
- 7 days service hotline
Travel prices 2023
|Price in € per person *||Cat I|
|Double room including breakfast||€1039|
|Single room including breakfast||€1468|
From 02.05.2023/04.06.2023 to XNUMX
- €50,00 surcharge in Cat. I
From 05.06.2023/13.08.2023 to XNUMX
- €140,00 surcharge in Cat. I
From 14.08.2023/03.09.2023 to XNUMX
- €50,00 surcharge in Cat. I
From 04.09.2023/24.09.2023 to XNUMX
- €140,00 surcharge in Cat. I
Note: All prices are per person.
Mainz / Ruedesheim / Koblenz
Double room (DR)
Single room (SR)
in a double room from 02.05. - 04.06. & 14.08.-03.09.
in single room from 02.05. - 25.09. & 14.08.-03.09.
in a double room from 05.06. -13.08. & 04.09.- 24.09.
in single room from 05.06. -13.08. & 04.09.- 24.09.
Train: to Mainz station / from Koblenz station
- Limited number of free hotel parking spaces (no pre-reservation, subject to availability)
- In Mainz public Parking spaces for approx. €10 per day (no pre-reservation, subject to availability)
Accommodation in mid-range hotels and inns
Rooms with toilet/shower/bath
Not included: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses
This trip/s is/are not suitable for people with reduced mobility.