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Beautiful and challenging circular-hikes in Rhineland‑Palatinate

The 200-odd certified short and circular walks in Rhineland‑Palatinate are ideal for a half or even a whole day. These are exceptionally lovely, adventurous walks lasting between half a day and a whole day, depending on the length of the route and your stamina, which offer the same level of quality as the designated long-distance hiking trails. They lead through mystic forests and deep river valleys, through lovely grasslands, past vineyards of varying steepness, lofty castles, massive cliffs and long-extinct volcanoes. These paths have their own names and signposts in the different regions: In the Eifel, there are the dream paths and the premium trails in the ‘NaturWanderPark delux’, there are wonderful circular walks of varying sizes in the Hunsrück, the many facets of the Lahn called “Lahn Facetten”, the “Seitensprünge” on the Moselle, the “Vital Touren” along the Nahe, the “Hiwweltouren” in Rhine-Hesse, the premium circular trails on the Romantic Rhine and the Wäller Tours in the Westerwald.
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Hiking Trail · Romantischer Rhein
Ehrbachklamm dream loop
Top Difficulty moderate open
Distance 8.9 km
Duration 3:50 h
Ascent 390 m
Descent 390 m

Betwixt Mosel and Rhine, forts, castles and wine, you'll find theEhrbachklamm Dream Loop – in a setting to delight the senses. You can take the ...

from Tourist Information Boppard,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Top Difficulty moderate open
Distance 9.4 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 218 m
Descent 218 m

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the current corona situation, it is absolutely necessary to walk the dream loop ONLY IN THE RECOMMENDED DIRECTION to avoid ...

from Naheland-Touristik GmbH, EdelSteinLand,   Urlaubsregion Naheland
Hiking Trail · Rheinhessen
Hiwweltour Bismarckturm
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.3 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 151 m
Descent 151 m

Wald, Weinberge und Weite - die Hiwweltour Bismarckturm zwischen Ingelheim und Gau-Algesheim führt durch ein Naturschutzgebiet und eine von ...

from Daniel Schmidt,   Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH
Hiking Trail · Lahntal
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.8 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 433 m
Descent 433 m

The wildly romantic Lahn Valley with the Kaiserbad Bad Ems is the starting point of the HöhenLuft, a tour that lives up to its name.

from Ulf Klimke,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
Hiking Trail · Rheinhessen
Hiwweltour Tiefenthaler Höhe
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.2 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 155 m
Descent 155 m

Traumhafte Ausblicke rund um Tiefenthal. Auf der Hiwweltour Tiefenthaler Höhe geht es durch Rheinhessens Wälder, über historische Grenzgänge hin zu ...

from Daniel Schmidt,   Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.9 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 306 m
Descent 306 m

A fantastic round trip taking in enchanted valleys, rushing streams, deep tunnels and ancient ruins from Celtic and Roman times and the age of ...

from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.1 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 600 m
Descent 600 m

Five lakes: one view.

from Thomas Kalff,   Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Hiking Trail · Westerwald
Wäller Tour Augst
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.1 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 381 m
Descent 382 m

The Wäller Tour Augst leads on approx. 14 km kilometers with varied ascents and descents past historically significant sights, such as the ...

from Westerwald Touristik-Service,   Westerwald Touristik-Service
Hiking Trail · Romantischer Rhein
Top Difficulty moderate open
Distance 14.3 km
Duration 4:15 h
Ascent 383 m
Descent 375 m

Felsige Pfade, traumhafte Panoramen, Weinberge, stille Seitentäler, direkte Rheinnähe, eine Burg und natürlich - die Loreley als Ausgangs- und ...

from Joachim Fox,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Romantischer Rhein
Traumpfad Saynsteig
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 15.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 460 m
Descent 460 m

A hiking tour in Sayn in search of traces of knights and Romans can be made along the Traumpfad Saynsteig. The trail goes through shady forests ...

Hiking Trail · Eifel
Pellenzer Seepfad
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 16 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 594 m
Descent 594 m

Unique glimpses into the volcanic history on the Eppelsberg mountain. Live volcanism at Lake Laacher, with a view of Maria Laach Abbey, fantastic ...

from Nicole Pfeifer,   Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Touristik
Hiking Trail · Pfalz
Rimbach Steig
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 16.7 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 672 m
Descent 672 m

The Rimbach Steig is a challenging trail. It leads along a range of hills around the two villages of   Darstein and Schwanheim and winds through ...

from Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald,   Tourist-Info-Zentrum Pfälzerwald
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 18.6 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 879 m
Descent 879 m

Through stunning landscapes on the steep slopes of the Mosel, deep canyons, along bubbling brooks, plunge into the Middle Ages at the wildly ...

from Nicole Pfeifer,   Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Touristik
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 20.4 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 438 m
Descent 438 m

The Felsenweg 1 rocky path takes visitors past strange rocky landscapes, meadows full of flowers and woods with the ground covered in ferns.

from Elke Wagner / Felsenland Südeifel GmbH,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Trail · Westerwald
Wäller Tour Iserbachschleife
Top Difficulty difficult
Distance 21 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 596 m
Descent 596 m

Magnificent panoramic views, lovely stream valleys and historical buildings are the highlights of the eventful Wäller Tour Iserbach loop.

from Wilfried Dietz,   Touristik-Verband Wiedtal e.V.