This day tour follows a stage of the Rheinsteig. The start of the almost 18-kilometer hike is in Lorch. The first few kilometers lead you along the banks of the Rhine to the ascent to the Teufelskadrich. Have you mastered this, rewarded you a beautiful route: You wander along the steep vineyards and have always great views of the Rhine Valley. At the red wine temple you can make yourself comfortable in the pavilion, treat yourself to a little taste and gather energy for the last meters of altitude. Descending down to Rüdesheim, the path will take you past the impressive Niederwald monument, before you reach the lively Old Town, your destination of the day.Refreshments you will find until the end in Rüdesheim. But on the hike you come to many great resting places over, as the brought Vesper tastes twice as good.After Lorch you come from Rüdesheim with the regional train in ten minutes. If you are traveling by car, you can park that in Rüdesheim at the train station.
about 21 hours ago
Lahn, Moselle, Rhine - on this 14 kilometer hike you can experience the complete river trio around Koblenz. The tour starts in Oberlahnstein. You wander through the old town and the first meters up to the castle Lahneck. Then you cross the Lahn and can see where it flows into the Rhine. Continue on to the 319 meter high Lichterkopf - beautiful viewpoints included. Once you have mastered the ascent, the hike leads you down gently sloping forest paths through the Bienhorn Valley. You cross the Rhine and soon you are standing in front of the Koblenz castle. Only a few meters through the old town to your destination, the Deutsches Eck. Make yourself comfortable on the waterfront and see where the Rhine and Moselle unite.Before the hike you can provide yourself in Lahnstein with provisions. If you have already used up your water reserves on the ascent to the lights head, you can replenish your drinking bottle at the descent to Koblenz at a well. Restaurants, cafes and snack bars can be found in many places in your destination.After Oberlahnstein you come from Koblenz by train or bus. The regional train to Frankfurt (travel time ten minutes) stops in the village and several buses go in the direction (travel time about 25 minutes). A ticket costs 3.90 euros. The right connection you can search here: vrminfo.de.
about 23 hours ago
What a dangerous beauty: The Loreley offers its visitors a magnificent view, but for the shipping traffic the journey around the famous slate rock is a delicate matter. For on the rock the Rhine flows past at its narrowest and lowest point. And if even a pretty mermaid distracts the boatmen with their singing, things get dicey.For hikers, the 130-meter-high rock is an absolute highlight. This 15-kilometer hike takes you from St. Goarshausen over several great views of the Rhine Valley to the Loreley. Right at the beginning you leave the first altitude difference behind you. Then the way continues relatively flat, before you finally descend again to the Rhine bank. Let yourself be impressed by the beautiful landscape and be enchanted by the legendary Loreley. In addition, you can expect views of castles, the Hunsrück and the Taunus. But beware: Not that the mermaid with her golden hair also captivates you ...On the loop you come past many resting places. At the Loreley you can fortify yourself in a beer garden. In the center of St. Goarshausen you will find restaurants and coffees.There are regular trains from Koblenz or Mainz to St. Goarshausen. If you want to drive yourself, you will find parking lots at the station.
2 days ago
This 13-kilometer hike begins in Oberwesel, also called the city of towers and wine. Surrounded by a fortified city wall with sixteen towers. You will cover the first section of the route on the former fortification, by the way the best preserved walling on the Middle Rhine. On the first climb, you're already laying the majority of the 310 vertical meters. Once at the top, the path leads you through small groves, meadows and vineyards along the Rhine slopes. Again and again you come to great vantage points and can enjoy the view of the Hunsrück. Shortly before Oberwesel enthroned the imposing Schönburg, which you already see from afar. On the descent to the starting point, keep your eyes open for the caves in the Schieferfels. Behind the rugged rock is a lot of romance.Pack enough provisions for the hike, but you will not find a way to stop at the end. At the different viewpoints you will find benches for a long break. If you prefer it more noble, you can eat in the restaurant of the castle. In Oberwesel you will also find restaurants and cafes.Oberwesel you reach super with the train. The regional trains from Koblenz and Mainz stop here. Parking for your car can also be found in the center.
2 days ago
Wild-growing forests, expansive meadows, steep cliffs - on this almost 12-kilometer hike, you'll find plenty of variety. The tour starts in the place Hirzenach. The majority of the 300 vertical meters you master right at the beginning. On beautiful forest paths you walk up to fabulous viewpoints. Make yourself comfortable on the benches and enjoy nature around the Middle Rhine Valley. The path leads you on flowering meadows on the plateau of the Hunsrück. Thanks to the steeply sloping Talrands of the low mountain range offers a unique backdrop to the great views. A gentle descent brings you back to the banks of the Rhine and your starting point.Make sure you have plenty of provisions to take a break at the viewpoints. You will not find restaurants until the end in Hirzenach. Stroll along the Rheinstraße along, there you will find something.The townscape of Hirzenach is coined the provost. The stately buildings of the former Benedictine monastery are now under monument protection. Especially beautiful is the more than 4000 square meter monastery garden.Hirzenach belongs to the city of Boppard. However, the town has its own train station so that you can get to the starting point with the regional train.
5 days ago
This almost 15-kilometer hike is a dream for all climbers. The tour starts on the banks of the Rhine in Boppard. After just under two kilometers begins the adventurous via ferrata with its steep rock walls and ladders. Again and again, the forest opens and you have a magnificent view of the Rhine Valley and the Hunsrück. If you have mastered the challenging part, you can enjoy the panoramic view on the Vierseenblick and a little later on the Rheinschleife. Continue through the Hubertusschlucht and over the Sabelskopf back to Boppard.For the Via Ferrata it is important to be sure-footed and free from giddiness. But do not worry: If a job becomes too adventurous for you, you can always bypass the individual passages on safe paths. In the rain it makes sense to prefer the safer alternatives to the slippery ladders and rocks.At the beginning of the tour, there are several restaurants, and you also come across many beautiful break places. After the hike, you will find numerous cozy cafes and restaurants in Boppard.You reach Boppard very well by train. The train tracks from Koblenz or Mainz lead directly along the Rhine and are a great success for the hiking day.
5 days ago
Loch Lubnaig is a small but stunningly located stretch of freshwater nestling between the striking mountains of Ben Ledi and Benvane to the southwest and Ben Vorlich to the northeast.
This relatively easy-going route takes you through mixed woodland, moorland and farmland to some glorious spots. You will find the sense of tranquility and remoteness here breathtaking.
At various points along the route you get some fantastic views of Loch Lubnaig and the surrounding landscape until you eventually drop down into the valley and follow the Garbh Uisge—a river of approximately four miles (seven kilometers) in the Trossachs—which you follow until the finish.
A few miles before the end, however, you will stumble upon the Falls of Leny; a glorious cascade of rumbling water that makes for a great photo opportunity and place to relax for a moment.
7 days ago
Getting off the beaten track in the Highlands is easier than most places. However, this short but challenging route goes one step further—taking you far away from most of the major routes through the glens.
Both summits on this route are Corbetts; stand-alone mountains over 2,500 feet (762 meters) with a 500 foot (152 meter) drop.
Creag Mac Ranaich is a hill of character with craggy buttresses on its upper slopes, whilst the higher Meall an t-Seallaidh takes the form of a long ridge. Together they make a delightful circuit hike from Lochearnhead.
To start, you follow the zig-zag track until you reach the old railway line, where you turn left and follow the track as it leads up into Glen Kendrum. At this point, head left and make a steep and challenging ascent towards Meall an t-Seallaidh, where you are afforded incredible views on a fine day.
From there, you follow the ridge over Cam Chreag; with the glorious landscape of mountains and lochs stretching for miles into the distance.
On this section, and indeed all of the high level walking on this route, take care, especially in poor visibility, as there are some very steep drops.
The final summit you reach on this hike is Creag MacRanaich; a fine craggy little hill that rises impressively above the head of Glen Kendrum and boasts awe-inspiring views.
At this point, you head back to the main path and retrace your steps back to the finish.
7 days ago
This challenging, yet utterly spellbinding route transverses the most popular Munro mountain of them all—Ben Lomond.
From the Rowardennan car park on the banks of Loch Lomond, you follow the waymarked 'Ben Lomond Access Path' as it rises through mesmerizing mixed woodland.
The gradient eases a little over open moorland before ascending via the main summit ridge. Great care and attention should be taken here, especially in poor visibility, as the path runs close to the steep slopes above Coire Odhar and Coire Fuar.
When you reach the summit you are afforded a spectacular panoramic view; the Arrochar Alps, the big Munros above Crianlarich—especially Ben More and Stob Binnein—as well as Loch Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue.
At this point, most people retrace their steps to Rowardennan. However, a superb descent follows a good path over Ptarmigan ridge. Steep and a little exposed at points, care must be taken here but the views are exceptional and the hiking is sublime.
From here it is an undulating descent to finish, with fantastic views down to Loch Lomond and its many islands; across the water to the Luss hills.
7 days ago
When you hike in the Highlands, it is often all or nothing. If you start, you return nine grueling hours later—completely exhausted.
However, this fantastic circuit of Ben A’an offers some hard-to-find intermediate hillwalking that is suitable for the family and is relatively easy-going but, crucially, does not lose any of the beauty and interest you would expect from this region.
The trail up to Ben A’an affords a marvelous ascent. A well-maintained and clearly marked path makes for leisurely walking, too—with the exception of the final ascent, which is a little trickier—and boasts incredible views along the way.
When you reach the summit of Ben A’an, you will see why it is so loved. At 1,491 feet (454 meters), it is not particularly high. However, its position at the heart of the Trossachs makes it a truly wonderful viewpoint.
From Ben A’an, it is a steady descent to the shores of Loch Katrine; a serene and beautiful stretch of water surrounded by snow-tipped mountain peaks.
To finish, you follow the shoreline back to the starting point, admiring the immense beauty of the landscape every step of the way.
7 days ago