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Long-distance hikes in Rhineland-Palatinate

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Rhineland-Palatinate. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful long-distance hikes.
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The 10 Most Beautiful long-distance hikes in Rhineland-Palatinate

Brücke Perl/Schengen
Long distance hiking trail · Luxembourg
On the European Long Distance Trail E3 through Luxembourg
recommended route Difficulty difficult
2
220.9 km
60:00 h
5,665 m
5,505 m
On the Luxembourg stage of the European Long Distance Trail E3, you hike from Perl/Schengen via Remichen, Grevenmacher, Echternach, Vianden, Clervaux and Wiltz to Esch-sur-Sûre and along the Sûre to Martelange on the Belgian border.
Das Rheinsteig-Logo begleitet uns während der gesamten Tour.
Long distance hiking trail
The Rheinsteig
Premium content Difficulty moderate Multi-stage route
1
327.5 km
102:00 h
10,093 m
10,064 m
On varied paths, the Rheinsteig leads through the narrow valleys of the Rhine. Between Bonn, Koblenz and Wiesbaden there are spectacular views of the culture and landscape of the Rhine valley.
Historisches Fachwerkrathaus Michelstadt
Long distance hiking trail · Pfalz
Four-country trail
Premium content Difficulty difficult
1
160.8 km
43:00 h
2,914 m
3,421 m
The Vier-Länder-Weg from Donnersberg to Wertheim is a varied long-distance hiking trail through the regions of Rheinhessen, Bergstra;e and Odenwald, the four federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate, Hessen, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg as well as the three wine-growing regions of Rheinhessen, Bergstra;e and Franconia. 
Wanderer an der Kalltalsperre
Long distance hiking trail · Niederrhein
European Long Distance Trail E8 - German section from the Lower Rhine to Lower Bavaria
Premium content Difficulty difficult
1
1,485.2 km
400:00 h
21,058 m
20,596 m
The European Long Distance Trail E8 runs from Dursey Head in Ireland across the sea to England and then crosses the European mainland almost diagonally to the Polish-Ukrainian border. It currently measures around 4390 km and is to be extended to the Black Sea in the future. In Germany, we walk along the E8 from the Dutch border near Nijmegen to Oberkappel in the German-Austrian border region.
Die Burg Klopp in Bingen
Long distance hiking trail · Region Köln-Bonn
High above the Rhine from Bonn to Oppenheim
Premium content Difficulty moderate
1
236.6 km
72:00 h
4,612 m
4,554 m
Formerly signposted as the "Rheinhöhenweg", the route takes us on the left bank of the Rhine from Bonn's Godesburg Castle over the heights of the Middle Rhine Valley to Bingen and along the edge of the Rhine-Hessian hills via Mainz to our destination of Oppenheim am Rhein.
Der Booser Weiher.
Long distance hiking trail · Eifel
The Eifelsteig - A long-distance hiking trail through the Eifel from Aachen to Trier
Premium content Difficulty moderate
2
317.2 km
91:00 h
6,617 m
6,711 m
The Eifelsteig, designed according to the quality criteria of the German Hiking Seal, takes us from Aachen to Trier. Along the way, we cross the Eifel along beautiful and scenic paths.
Teufelsloch
Long distance hiking trail · Ahrtal
AhrSteig Stage 5: Kreuzberg to Walporzheim (17.2 km)
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 5 Open
15
14.5 km
5:05 h
561 m
620 m
This is the most spectacular and difficult stage with its fantastic views, natural paths and adventurous climbs. We wish you much pleasure!
Blick auf die Rheinschleife entlang des Loreleyfelsens
Long distance hiking trail · Romantischer Rhein
Welterbesteig Oberes Mittelrheintal
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
2
118.8 km
38:55 h
3,924 m
3,893 m
Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley with many views and vistas of the Rhine between the mouth of the Nahe in Bingen and Deutsches Eck in Koblenz.
Eine Plakette informiert über die lange Geschichte der Burgruine
Long distance hiking trail · Romantischer Rhein
Hunsrück Heights Trail
Premium content Difficulty moderate
168.3 km
65:00 h
4,491 m
4,446 m
The Hunsrück Heights Trail leads you over almost 170 km to the highest peaks of the low mountain range in the centre of Rhineland-Palatinate. From the banks of the Rhine in Boppard to Bernkastel-Kues on the Moselle.
Long distance hiking trail · Binnenland Schleswig-Holstein
European Long Distance Trail E1 - German section from Flensburg to Constance
Premium content Difficulty difficult closed
6
1,928.5 km
518:00 h
26,374 m
25,977 m
The German section of the European long-distance hiking trail E1 runs well signposted once across Germany – from Flensburg in the north to Konstanz in the south.
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Rheinauenweg by Katharina
January 22, 2023 · Community
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When did you do this route? January 22, 2023
Photo: Katharina Kurz, Community
Photo: Katharina Kurz, Community
Photo: Katharina Kurz, Community
Photo: Katharina Kurz, Community
Westerwald-Steig Stage 5: Westerburg - Freilingen (East - West) by T.
December 09, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? December 09, 2022
Saar-Hunsrück Climb - 26th leg: Stausee Kell - Bonerath - Riveris - Waldrach - Kasel/ Mertesdorf "Ruwer-Route" by Janina
November 29, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 09, 2022
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