Autumn hikes through colorful seas of vines

Autumn is the ideal season for hiking in Rhineland-Palatinate: with sturdy shoes you start your tour in the early morning, while the haze of fog covers your clothes - the perfect cooling for a steep ascent! With every meter of altitude you climb past the colored leaves of the vines, the fog becomes a little thinner and soon the warm autumn sun gently strokes your face. At the top you can rest and enjoy unforgettable panoramas. The sun's rays gently play with the billowing mist and the light wetness of the morning makes the different rocks of the vineyards shine: the bold furrows of the slate rocks, the varied colors of the sandstone, the soft shapes of the limestone soils. These multifaceted characteristics of the terroir, however, not only shape nature, but also the wines of the respective regions.

So when the last veil has lifted at noon and you return from your tour to one of the small wine villages, you are already greeted by the aroma of culinary delicacies. The hearty taste of onion tart that fills your belly, the tart sweetness of a good Federweißen that invigorates the senses and the hot chestnuts in the bag that warm your hands - what could be better?

In our list we present you the most beautiful routes in the wine regions in Rhineland-Palatinate, where you can combine an extensive hike through the vineyards with excellent wine culinary:

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Viewing format
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.9 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 290 m
Descent 300 m

A hike of legends and spooky experiences.

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from Mosellandtouristik GmbH,   Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
Hiking Trail · Nahe
Vitaltour Stein, Wein & Farbe
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 234 m
Descent 234 m

The 11 km long vitality tour “Stone, Wine & Colour” conveys in an outstanding way the correlations between earth history, terroir, land use and ...

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from Sophia Mauer - RÜD,   Urlaubsregion Naheland
Hiking Trail · Rheinhessen
Hiwweltour Aulheimer Tal
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.3 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 165 m
Descent 165 m

Wine, forest and meadows. On no other Hiwweltour is the trail profile as varied as on the Hiwweltour Aulheimer Tal and with the Flonheimer Trullo ...

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from Daniel Schmidt,   Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 36.4 km
Duration 10:24 h
Ascent 800 m
Descent 891 m

Wonderful tours through the middle of the vineyard terraces of the red wine paradise Ahr offer not only fantastic views, but also an insight into ...

from Michelle Harrichhausen,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
Long Distance Hiking · Romantischer Rhein
RheinBurgenWeg Stage 4: Oberwesel – St. Goar (South - North)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4
Distance 8.8 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 432 m
Descent 425 m

  Oberwesel – Elfenley – Abstecher Günderodehaus – Skulpturenpfad – Aussichtspunkt Maria Ruh – Galgenbachtal – Seelenbachtal – Kretschhütte – ...

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from Joachim Fox,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 17 km
Duration 4:48 h
Ascent 500 m
Descent 394 m

The first leg of the Palatinate Wine Route from Bockenheim to the mountain village from the Middle Ages of Neuleiningen passes through the sun ...

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from Tobias Kauf,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 5 Open
Distance 14.5 km
Duration 5:05 h
Ascent 561 m
Descent 620 m

This is the most spectacular and difficult stage with its fantastic views, natural paths and adventurous climbs. We wish you much pleasure!

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from Hans-Joachim Schneider,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
Hiking Trail · Soonwald/Nahe
3x3 Salinental: VitalTour Ebernburg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15 km
Duration 4:25 h
Ascent 311 m
Descent 311 m

From the Ebernburg Castle to the reservoir view through rustic forest and meadow landscape, which offers expansive views.

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from D. Warmuth,   3x3 Salinental
Hiking Trail · Rheinhessen
Hiwweltour Stadecker Warte
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.9 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 103 m
Descent 103 m

Geology, wine and wonderful panoramic views - on the Hiwweltour Stadecker Warte in Rheinhessen you can actively experience wine and viticulture and ...

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from Daniel Schmidt,   Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH
Long Distance Hiking · Pfalz
Pfälzer Weinsteig Complete Trail
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
Distance 185.2 km
Duration 57:00 h
Ascent 6,079 m
Descent 6,043 m

The Pfälzer Weinsteig trail is pure Palatinate: the 170 kilometre long trail follows picturesque paths through pleasant forest and sun-drenched ...

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from Tobias Kauf,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.4 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 610 m
Descent 610 m

Forests, meadows, vineyards and sweeping views.

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from Mosellandtouristik GmbH,   Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V
Hiking Trail · Romantischer Rhein
Stahlberg-Schleife
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
Distance 12.7 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 550 m
Descent 550 m

Der neue Rundwanderweg startet ganz romantisch im "Malerwinkel" der historischen Rhein- und Weinstadt Bacharach.

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from Joachim Fox,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH