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The prettiest long-distance hiking trails in Rhineland‑Palatinate

Our 13 top long-distance hiking trails promise excellent trail quality on carefully selected routes in Rhineland‑Palatinate. They lead through mystic forests and deep river valleys, past vineyards of varying steepness, lofty castles, massive cliffs and long-extinct volcanoes.

The Rheinsteig, Eifelsteig and Saar-Hunsrück premium long-distance hiking trails and the quality Westerwald Trail are officially among the ‘Top Trails of Germany’. The Moselsteig is a ‘Leading Quality Trail’, making it one of the best long-distance hiking trails in Europe. The Soonwald Trail, Lahn Trail, Sieg Nature Trail, Rhine Castle Route, Palatinate Forest Path, Palatinate High Forest Path, Palatinate Wine Trail and Ahrsteig Trail are all quality long-distance hiking trails providing wonderful, natural walking in the west of Germany.

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Graded long-distance hiking trail

Ahrsteig Total distance stages 1-7 (about 100km)

August 10, 2016
moderate Multistage route open
104.7 km
30:42 h
2797 m
3208 m
Experience a seven-day hike on the Ahrsteig from Blankenheim to Sinzig. If you have any further inquiries, we will be happy to address them!
Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Eifel

Eifelsteig (Aachen - Trier)

September 28, 2015
moderate Multistage route open
313.1 km
94:45 h
7273 m
7324 m
Where rock and water accompany you: The long-distance hiking trail leads in 15 stages from the imperial city of Aachen (Kornelimünster) to the ...
from Wolfgang Reh / Eifel Tourismus GmbH,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Lahntal

Lahnwanderweg 01-19 (Gesamtweg, Etappentour)

October 05, 2012
moderate Multistage route open
290.1 km
86:00 h
6466 m
7005 m
Der Lahnwanderweg erfüllt so manchen Wandertraum. Was draufsteht ist im Wanderkonzept des Lahnwanderweges auch drin: Wandern im FacettenReich.
from Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Moseltal

Moselsteig (Gesamtstrecke). Dein Weg, mehr zu erleben.

July 09, 2014
moderate Multistage route
347.9 km
140:00 h
10400 m
10700 m
Eine Landschaft voller Höhepunkte. Und der schönste Weg, sie alle zu verbinden. Wilkommen auf dem Moselsteig! Zertifiziert als "Leading ...
from Thomas Kalff,   Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Region Köln-Bonn

Natursteig Sieg - Gesamtstrecke

February 21, 2018
195.7 km
59:09 h
5346 m
5217 m
200 km Wandervergnügen von Siegburg - Mudersbach. Beeindruckende Flusslandschaften und herrliche Aussichten, mit abwechslungsreichem Wegeverlauf – ...
from Anna Leukel,   Westerwald Touristik-Service
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Pfälzer Bergland und Donnersberg

Pfälzer Höhenweg Complete Trail

November 10, 2010
difficult Multistage route open
114.6 km
33:00 h
3414 m
3321 m
The Pfälzer Höhenweg trail offers all kinds of variety, not just because the 112km long trail goes higher than any other trail in the Palatinate.
from Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Pfalz

Pfälzer Waldpfad Complete Trail

May 08, 2012
moderate Multistage route
144.3 km
38:00 h
3058 m
3088 m
The 140km long Pfälzer Waldpfad trail offers spectacular rocks, deep valleys and above all – forest as far as the eye can see!
from Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Pfalz

Pfälzer Weinsteig Complete Trail

February 05, 2015
difficult Multistage route
185.4 km
57:00 h
6073 m
6013 m
The Pfälzer Weinsteig trail is pure Palatinate: the 170 kilometre long trail follows picturesque paths through pleasant forest and sun-drenched ...
from Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail

RheinBurgenWeg – Complete Trail (South - North)

September 03, 2010
difficult Multistage route
194.7 km
64:30 h
5409 m
5522 m
The cultural landscape of the RheinBurgenWeg trail is incredibly beautiful. The breath-taking, varied paths wind their way over hills and through ...
from Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail

Rheinsteig Complete Trail (South-North)

August 31, 2010
moderate Multistage route
313.1 km
98:07 h
9940 m
9988 m
from Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
September 28, 2015
moderate Multistage route
47 km
13:04 h
712 m
967 m
from Svenja Rödig,   Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH
September 08, 2016
313.5 km
137:05 h
8775 m
8816 m
This tour covers the entire Rhineland-Palatinate part of the Saar-Hunsrück Climb. These are legs 25 to 27 (Trier to Keller Steg) and legs 7 to 24.
from Hunsrueck-Touristik GmbH,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail

Soonwaldsteig – Complete Trail

August 29, 2011
moderate Multistage route
83.8 km
25:10 h
2650 m
2770 m
A hike in tranquillity and solitude – right in the heart of Germany.
from Marco Rohr,   Trägerverein Naturpark Soonwald-Nahe e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Westerwald Mountain Range

Westerwald-Steig – Complete Trail (East - West)

August 27, 2010
moderate Multistage route
241.2 km
68:00 h
4577 m
4702 m
The Westerwald-Steig is a trail with magnificent views. It spans 235 kilometres from Herborn to Rheinbrohl over mountains, romantic gorges and ...
from Katrin Cramer,   Westerwald Touristik-Service