Hiking Highlight (Segment)
To put it in a nutshell: Between Are Are Castle and Engelsloch is absolutely feasible even for people without alpine experience. The path is clearly visible there, sometimes it helps to use your hands, but that's not rocket science. From the Engelsloch south over the ridge, that's another house number. Nothing for me. But you can go down wonderfully from the Engelsloch over the serpentines towards the fire brigade.
June 28, 2020
Totally dangerous? It is a clearly recognizable hiking trail, which is somewhat steep on the sides in some places, and which is also rarely exposed. Sometimes you need your hands to reach a few heights. As long as you are not afraid of heights and are relatively fit, this hiking trail is not a problem.
March 9, 2020
The path is not always recognizable at first glance, but at second and then everything is fine. You should be sure-footed and not be afraid of dirty hands. The view is magnificent, oh what I say, the view is fantastic.
I would not take the path across the Ley when wet.
May 31, 2020
ATTENTION: This route is no longer maintained, is - at least currently - hardly to be found and officially no longer approved. Apparently there have been many accidents there. Nowhere do signs point to it.
I might have found it great on my own, but I sweated blood & water with the dogs. So please - especially with dogs - do not run! If you walk towards the Are castle, you end up in front of a wall. The dogs have no jumping surface to get up there. You have to lift them.
[As of March 2018]
March 24, 2018
This route is really only for very experienced hikers. There are climbing passages that would be worthy of securing. Absolutely not suitable for children or dogs! Partly difficult to find, we (as experienced via ferrata climbers) had a lot of fun, even if it was often dangerous.
February 7, 2020
Hike for very experienced and fit walkers. No fear of heights and use good walking shoes. Gloves are recommended. There is a lot of climbing and scrambling work.
Not recommended in wet weather and ice / snow.Status August 22, 2020:
The route is not signposted from the south. The marking is hardly recognizable anymore. By looking carefully and paying attention, you will automatically find the route.
August 23, 2020
Great view of Altenahr, Aare Castle and the entire surrounding area.
But surefootedness and suitable footwear are a requirement!
The path between Engelsley (north) and (south) is neglected and difficult.
From Engelsley (south) it is practically no longer available or accessible!
September 26, 2018
A tough climb and only suitable for experienced hikers without a fear of heights and with sturdy walking shoes. Gloves are also useful. Do not take this walk in wet weather and / or ice / snow.Status August 22, 2020:
The route from the south is no longer signposted. You have to find the path to the top yourself.
August 23, 2020
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