The first five stages of this 410-kilometre (254 mi) long-distance hiking trail, which connects the Moselle and the Rhine via the Saar, have some great highlights. A treetop path and the view of the famous Saarschleife from the Cloef vantage point, Montclair Castle, the Roman Villa Borg, wildly romantic valleys such as Steinbachtal and Saarhölzbachtal, vineyards, historic boundary stones and magnificent panoramas. The German Hiking Institute even awarded it the highest score possible in July 2022 – quite rightly so.
With the informative treetop path and the spectacular view of the Saarschleife, stage 2 is perhaps the most beautiful of the entire Saar-Hunsrück Climb. All stages are characterised by their natural paths. Only 5 percent of the trail runs on asphalt or concrete.
The first five stages are characterised by numerous valleys, great views, streams and brooks, great places to stop for refreshments and overnight stays. Overnight stays can be in lodges, tree houses, camping barrels, Finnish kotas, simple or luxury hotels – the possibilities are endless.
You can find a comprehensive Tour report on stages 1 to 5 in the detailed blog article by jungwandern.de (komoot.com/user/751461279408): jungwandern.de/saar-hunsrueck-steig-saarland
They’ve also put together some tips and tricks for you:
jungwandern.de/saar-hunsrueck-steig-tipps. Information is in German.
The Saar-Hunsrück Climb starts just a stone's throw away from the Luxembourg border. It is almost 18 kilometers across the Moselle heights with magnificent views to Hellendorf.
After a short ascent we reach a refuge and the first vantage point "Dreiländereck". From this vantage point and from another…
The second stage on the premium Saar-Hunsrück-Steig long-distance hiking trail offers a view of the Saar loop with one of the most interesting, if not THE, highlight of the entire climb. The view from the Cloef vantage point is just as terrific as it is from the Saarschleife treetop path.
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After we slept sensationally well in the tree house and enjoyed breakfast right on the Saarschleife, we set off again. Today's day tour begins with the crossing to the other side of the Saar by the Welles ferry. Important to know: There is no other way to change the Saar side! The ferry usually runs…
On the last day of our stay we will hike to Weiskirchen on the Saar-Hunsrück Climb. Also today we will shorten a part of the tour. Before Losheim, we will connect stages 4 and 5 of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb via the “Stausee Tafeltour” dream loop. Today's stage is perhaps the "closest to nature" of the…
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