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Daypacking adventures in NRW, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate

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Daypacking adventures in NRW, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate

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8

Tours

64:30 h

137 mi

18,100 ft

Have you ever felt the urge to go outside, to escape the daily grind, get yourself out of a rut, and go on an adventure in the outdoors? Often, spending one or two hours in your nearby forest is not enough. But, a real adventure is never far away. In North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, there are several day Tours that take you on a daypacking adventure with plenty of distance and altitude metres in the heart of wild nature.

Moors, lakes, forests and mountains – you can experience almost everything in western Germany. You discover the High Fens on the Belgian border, Taunus Schinderhannes Steig climb and the region of Kroppach Switzerland. In the low mountain regions of the Eifel, Sauerland, Taunus and Westerwald, you find all kinds of opportunities for exciting day hikes far away from any big cities and tourist trails. In this Collection, we show you eight exhilarating hikes that are between 20 to 30 kilometres (12.5 to 18.6 miles) long each. You can reach the starting points by bus, train or car. It’s worth travelling a bit longer to get to all of the Tours.

All daypacking adventures have one thing in common – you should start your hike well prepared with the right equipment. Due to the length of the Tours, it’s best to start in the cooler hours of the morning and always hike towards the sun. This means that layered clothing is a good idea too.

You should also always have enough water and snacks with you as there are no rest stops on many sections. Besides, a picnic in nature is part of a real outdoor adventure, isn’t it? Therefore, you need a sufficiently large hiking rucksack. We recommend a volume of 15 to 30 litres so you have space to comfortably store everything. Top tip: the Speed Lite 26 model or the Speed Lite 22 SL model for women will have enough space for your adventures. You might even end up putting your hiking boots in your rucksack as it’s not uncommon to go barefoot in the Eifel between hikes.

If you're feeling adventurous, why not pick a suitable Tour for your next day hike and take a break from everyday life? The Eifel, the Westerwald, the Taunus and the Sauerland await you with wonderful nature, spectacular views and plenty of challenges.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    08:18
    19.2 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Long paths over fog-shrouded wooden paths through the moor and enchanted forest and meadow landscapes: you will find all of this in a special region in the Eifel. No, today …

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  • Difficult
    08:27
    17.8 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,700 ft
    2,700 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    When hiking, you should pay attention to one thing above all else: your health. There is an extraordinary hiking trail around Olsberg in the Sauerland, on which your shoes can …

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  • Difficult
    09:04
    19.9 mi
    2.2 mph
    2,700 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Castles, waterfalls and lakes: the Greifenstein loop is one of the most delightful day hikes in the Westerwald and Wäller Land. In this version of the trail, almost 32 kilometers …

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  • Difficult
    06:32
    13.5 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Alpine feeling in the west: rocky climbs and narrow ridge paths await you on this day tour around the small town of Roßbach and the Wiedtal in the heart of the Westerwald. One of the demanding sections of the route on this tour is the Anxbacher Höhenweg. Almost forgotten and somewhat overgrown, it meanders over a mountain ridge above the Anxbach of the same name.

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  • Difficult
    07:49
    17.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Because of the natural paths, the stony river beds and wonderful views, the area in the Hachenburg Westerwald around the Small and Large Nister is rightly called "Kroppacher Switzerland". You …

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  • Difficult
    08:31
    18.1 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,350 ft
    2,850 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At the beginning there is the forest and at the end the castle towers: This is the best way to describe the Schinderhannes-Steig between Altweilnau and Eppstein in the Taunus low mountain range. The climb was named after the robber Johannes Bückler, nicknamed "Schinderhannes", who used the wooded low mountain range as a retreat a long time ago. The Schinderhannes leads you from the inhabited areas into the untouched nature to his favorite hiding places.

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  • Difficult
    09:15
    18.9 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,625 ft
    3,750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    If you haven't heard of the Wispertaunus, you won't soon forget the region in Rhineland-Palatinate after this day tour: The daypacking tour takes you over 30 kilometers over part of …

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  • Difficult
    06:34
    12.7 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,725 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Altkönig, Kleiner Feldberg and Großer Feldberg are the names of the mountains that invite you to the summit meeting on this day tour. In the Hessian Hochtaunuskreis you can escape …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    137 mi
  • Duration
    64:30 h
  • Elevation
    18,100 ft

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