A display board explains almost every depression, but above all the Eifel heights: Over the Baybach and Moselle valleys we look far into the Eifel, recognise the Hohe Acht, the Nürburg, the Laacher Kopf and also the Siebengebirge. Here you will also find the first of eight information boards on the four elements that accompany the hiker along the entire route.
Past the Sonnenhof, the descent into the valley begins, which is called the "Canyon of Hunsrück". The path spirals downwards. In the narrow valley, the path follows a narrow path along the water. Some rock massifs tower upwards. Up to the former Weins-Antone mill, the path remains in the narrow valley. From the remains of the walls, you can see that the mill was once an extensive estate. At the old mill wall, you leave the valley upwards. The last section to Rabenlay is steep. But you are rewarded with special views over the forest area above the Baybach Valley.
The final loop leads across the high plateau around Gondershausen, past the dreamy Waldsee lake with its resting place and the romantic Schönstatt chapel.
The hiking trail was rated 73 points by the German Hiking Institute.
Safety informationThe dream loops sometimes have steep, difficult and, in rainy or winter weather, slippery passages. Therefore Therefore, surefootedness and good physical condition are essential prerequisites for hiking these premium circular trails.
Tips and hintsInfo: www.rabenlay.deTouristinformation im Zentrum am Park, Rhein-Mosel-Str. 45, 56281 EmmelshausenTel. 06747 - 93220, www.hunsrueck-mittelrhein.de
Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH, Gebäude 663, 55483 Hahn-FlughafenTel. 06543 - 507700, www.hunsruecktouristik.de
Getting thereL206 to 56283 GondershausenNavigation: Buchenweg 3, 56283 Gondershausen
ParkingCar park at the Gunthershalle (Gondershausen)
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EquipmentSturdy footwear (hiking boots) is strongly recommended.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.