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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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A list by
Sophia Weigand
updated on: April 08, 2020
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Graded long-distance hiking trail

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

August 10, 2016
moderate Multistage route open
105.1 km
30:54 h
2990 m
3401 m
3
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
118:13 h
7633 m
7667 m
1
by 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 closed
290.1 km
86:00 h
6466 m
7005 m
by 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
1
by Thomas Kalff,   Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Cologne-Bonn Region

Natursteig Sieg - Gesamtstrecke

February 21, 2018
195.6 km
59:08 h
5346 m
5217 m
by Anna Leukel,   Westerwald Touristik-Service
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Palatine Uplands and Donnersberg

Pfälzer Höhenweg Complete Trail

November 10, 2010
difficult Multistage route open
114.6 km
33:00 h
3414 m
3321 m
2
by Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Palatinate

Pfälzer Waldpfad Complete Trail

May 08, 2012
moderate Multistage route
142.6 km
38:00 h
3140 m
3168 m
5
by Tobias Kauf,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Palatinate

Pfälzer Weinsteig Complete Trail

February 05, 2015
difficult Multistage route
124.7 km
57:00 h
3815 m
3755 m
1
by 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
1
by Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail

Rheinsteig Complete Trail (South-North)

August 31, 2010
moderate Multistage route
297.3 km
87:36 h
9390 m
9419 m
1
by Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
September 28, 2015
moderate Multistage route
46.6 km
15:17 h
813 m
1049 m
by Svenja Rödig,   Tourismus Zentrale Saarland GmbH
Graded long-distance hiking trail · Hunsrueck

Saar-Hunsrück-Steig Gesamtstrecke RLP Trier - Boppard

September 08, 2016
moderate
313.5 km
137:05 h
8775 m
8816 m
by 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
7
by 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
by Katrin Cramer,   Westerwald Touristik-Service