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Four stages of pristine nature – hiking the Medebach Mountain Trail

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Four stages of pristine nature – hiking the Medebach Mountain Trail

Hiking Collection by Anette

4

Tours

19:08 h

41.9 mi

4,775 ft

Known as the Tuscany of the Sauerland, the Medebacher Bucht is a sun-kissed region in the heart of Germany. You can explore its beauty first hand on the Medebacher Bergweg (Medebach Mountain Trail. As the area is difficult to farm, it avoided land consolidation. This means you can enjoy pristine nature as you hike through pastures and mountain heath, lined with gorse bushes and hedgerows. Today, the region is a European bird sanctuary that is home to rare animal and plant species.

Further to the north-east lie the foothills of the Rothaar Mountains and the Waldecker Upland with their impressive forest and heathland landscapes. Here, you leave the wide valley basin of the Medebach Bay and climb up into the magnificent low mountains, enjoying wonderful views. Time and time again, you walk through small, lovingly restored villages with half-timbered houses and gardens that overflow with blossom.

The certified quality hiking trail leads you from the town of Medebach in a wide arc around Medebach Bay to the foothills of the Rothaar Mountains and the ‘kahlen Pön’ peak (776 m/2,545 ft) in the north and back to Medebach. Across the four stages of this 68-kilometre (42 mile) circular you climb almost 1,500 metres (4,925 feet). The stages are divided so that you can find a selection of cosy overnight accommodation at the respective destination (information in German: medebach-touristik.de/de).

You also find restaurants in all the towns en route. However, it is advisable to take water and a picnic with you, as the inn could be closed when you pass by.

The starting point, Medebach doesn’t have a train station, but it is easy to reach by bus. You can also reach other points en route by bus if you want to plan day hikes or only walk individual stages. Bus timetables in North Rhine-Westphalia can be found at rlg-online.de, and connections from Hesse can be found at nvv.de.

The Medebach Mountain Trail is surprising and beautiful – perfect for a relaxed, long weekend hiking.

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Medebacher Bergweg

41.3 mi

4,750 ft

4,750 ft

Last updated: November 5, 2021

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  • Intermediate
    04:36
    10.5 mi
    2.3 mph
    800 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The first day's stage on the Medebacher Bergweg leads you from Medebach to Medelon. You walk in a large arc on the mountain slope of the Wachtkopf and through the valley of the Brhne to its confluence with the Orke. You always have a wide view of the wonderful Medebacher Bay. Through the small village

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  • Intermediate
    04:11
    8.91 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,550 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The second day's stage starts in Medelon, a lovingly prepared district of Medebach. The path is almost 15 kilometers long and first leads you a long route through the beautiful valley of the Orke. Later you turn north and follow the paths to Rösberg. It is a bit of a challenge with its steep ascent

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  • Difficult
    05:53
    12.6 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,450 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The third day's stage starts in Kuestelberg and follows the Dittelsbach via Deifeld to Referinghausen. There you turn into the valley of the wild Aa and shortly afterwards you will reach Titmaringhausen. The ascent to the Hoher Pön and on to the Kahler Pön begins right at the end of the village. A great

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  • Intermediate
    04:28
    9.85 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Your fourth and final stage begins in Düdinghausen. It is about 16 kilometers long and first leads you in a large arc through agricultural area to Oberschledorn and then over a small wooded mountain range into the very beautiful valley of the Harbecke at the gates of Medebach.

    Düdinghausen is a lovingly

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    4
  • Distance
    41.9 mi
  • Duration
    19:08 h
  • Elevation
    4,775 ft

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