Familienausflug mit der Bahn in Rheinland-Pfalz (Bahnhof Mayschoß, Ahrtal)

Twenty selected hikes reachable by train in Rhineland-Palatinate

In Rhineland-Palatinate, you will find a dense network of train and bus lines that allow you to reach great day tours in a climate-friendly and comfortable way, even without your own car. In the morning you can take the train and spend the day in our unique natural and cultural landscape: on our selected paths you will pass rugged rock formations, through deep forests and vineyards to castles, churches and historic landmarks. Meanwhile, in the alleys and squares of the villages, our hosts are just waiting to introduce you to the culinary specialities of the region. With unique impressions and unforgettable memories in your luggage, you'll be on your way home in the evening - thanks to the €9 rail ticket, you can even travel inexpensively on all local transport within Germany until the end of August. You can find more information about the offer on the Deutsche Bahn website.

You can travel even more relaxed with 100 percent green electricity on long-distance trains from all over Germany without traffic jams to Rhineland-Palatinate, for example to Mainz, Trier or Koblenz. From there, regional transport will take you to our holiday regions - comfortably, easily and in a climate-friendly way. On our partner site "Discover Germany", you can find more information about tickets, luggage services and connections for your rail journey to and within Rhineland-Palatinate.

We have already put together twenty impressive hikes with rail connections in our beautiful state; you can find more tour suggestions that are also accessible by bus or train in the Rhineland-Palatinate tour planner!

 

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Long Distance Hiking · Romantischer Rhein
RheinBurgenWeg Stage 9: Bad Salzig–St. Goar (north–south)
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 9
Distance 20 km
Duration 6:15 h
Ascent 729 m
Descent 699 m

Quellpavillon Bad Salzig – Aussicht „Ziehlay“ bei Weiler – Eselspfad – Holzfeld - Taunusblickhütte – Heimbachtal – Aussicht Pilz – Gründelbachtal - ...

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from Joachim Fox,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 4
Distance 16.1 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 202 m
Descent 288 m

This stage of the trail through the High Westerwald passes the Seitenstein and the Secker Weiher lakes. The highlight is the wild, romantic ...

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from Michael Sterr,   Westerwald - Ganz nach deiner Natur!
Long Distance Hiking · Romantischer Rhein
Rheinsteig Stage 13: Kamp-Bornhofen–Kestert (north–south)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 13 Open
Distance 12.4 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 421 m
Descent 441 m

This stage of the Rheinsteig is extremely varied with grand views. There are steep climbs at the start and up to the two Hostile Brothers castles; ...

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from Frank Gallas,   Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 18 Open
Distance 19.3 km
Duration 7:15 h
Ascent 738 m
Descent 750 m

This stage will delight lovers of vistas and culture. The Nassau castle, the Schiefe Turm of Dausenau... Panoramic highlights like the Hohe Lay!

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from Jörg Thamer,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 19
Distance 23.9 km
Duration 8:30 h
Ascent 830 m
Descent 830 m

Detours in time and space.  

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from Mosellandtouristik GmbH,   Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
Hiking Trail · Dahner Felsenland
Dahner Felsenpfad
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.5 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 402 m
Descent 402 m

Breathtaking views, winding paths and bizarre rock formations are characteristic of the premium hiking trails. Particularly attractive is the ...

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from Jacques Noll,   Dahner Felsenland
Hiking Trail · Bad Kreuznach
3x3Salinental: VitalTour Rotenfels
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
Distance 16.5 km
Duration 5:50 h
Ascent 560 m
Descent 560 m

The tour leads from the Rotenfels rock through the city forest to the Kauzenberg and into the new town of Bad Kreuznach. Passing the spa area, the ...

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from Michael Vesper,   3x3 Salinental
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 4
Distance 19.8 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 588 m
Descent 560 m

We begin the 4th stage of the trail in the picturesque historical town centre of Deidesheim before hiking through vineyards, the Palatinate Forest ...

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from Tobias Kauf,   Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 19 Open
Distance 16.4 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 389 m
Descent 395 m

The final stage of the Lahnwanderweg trail once again presents all the diversity that characterises the Lahnwanderweg trail: views, tranquillity, ...

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from Jörg Thamer,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
Hiking Trail · Rheinhessen
Hiwweltour Bismarckturm
recommended route 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 ...

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from Daniel Schmidt,   Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH
Long Distance Hiking · Eifel
Eifelsteig Etappe 15: Kordel - Trier
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 15
Distance 18 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 683 m
Descent 616 m

On the last stage of the Eifelsteig, the highlights are the wild and romantic Butzerbachtal valley and the fantastic view of Trier.

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from Wolfgang Reh,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.2 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 206 m
Descent 207 m

Half-day tour around the Ebernburg, along the romantic river Nahe, through forest and vineyards with beautiful distant views.

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from Michael Vesper,   3x3 Salinental
Hiking Trail · Hunsrueck
Dream Loop Upper Baybach Valley
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.3 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 417 m
Descent 417 m

Variety is provided: forest passages through quiet stream valleys, forest and meadow paths with distant views over the Hunsrück and far into the ...

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from Thomas Biersch,   Tourist-Info Hunsrück-Mittelrhein - Zentrum am Park
Hiking Trail · Eifel
Monrealer Ritterschlag
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 13.7 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 508 m
Descent 508 m

Along the tracks of knights: the Löwenburg and Philippsburg castles tower majestically above the medieval half-timbered village of Monreal.

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from Nicole Pfeifer,   Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6
Distance 12.3 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 112 m
Descent 99 m

Be sure to stop in Bodenheim before heading to Mainz on the RheinTerrassenWeg. On the way there are many views, a geological park and a great bank ...

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from Daniel Schmidt,   Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH