If you are planning a bigger mountain tour, then the Side Trail Mehringer Schweiz is just right for you. On about 14 km (which, if required, can be divided into two smaller rounds), the challenging round trip with lots of altitude metres (alternatively an ascent can be hiked via a section with passages secured by ropes) leads past impressive viewing points, an establishment offering refreshments and through natural forest sections.In the cultural landscape characterised by viticulture since Roman times, the Roman villa of Mehring is the cultural highlight, which lies directly on the path.
The Side Trail Extratour Mehringer Schweiz can be seen as a sporty training session.However, if you allow yourself a little more time while hiking, you will experience the natural course of the path and the magnificent viewing points more intensively. Not only the view from the tower at the Fünfseenblick (view of five lakes) is unique. Also, while hiking, views of the Moselle Valley keep opening up.
The entire round of around 14 km is not particularly long, but the ascent and descent on the nature paths require physical fitness and concentration.
The Side Trail mostly leads through forest and the shade of the steep Moselle hills. Therefore, the hike is also suitable for a hike on warm summer days, despite the great differences in altitude that needs to be overcome. Then one should consider a hike in a clockwise direction. At the end of the tour a stop at Triolago is ideal. The climbing passage at the Kumer Knüppchen, however, is recommended in the opposite direction (ascent). From the summit cross, simply follow the Moselsteig Trail signposting.
In wet weather the climbing trail variant should not be taken.
The Side Trail should only be hiked on with suitable (sturdy) shoes/hiking boots. For the steel cables in the rope secured sections gloves can be useful.
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Römische Weinstraße
Brückenstr. 46, 54338 Schweich; Phone: +49 (6502) / 93380
The Mehring sports facilities can be reached from the B53. When you arrive in Mehring switch to the other side of the Moselle. Opposite the signposting of the Roman Villa is the starting point at the sports facilities.
From the motorway A1 take the exit Mehring, then follow the K 85 to Mehring. The parking lot at the sports complex is located just behind the entrance to the village.
The parking lot at the sports complex offers large parking areas.