The 6th leg of the Moselsteig Trail starts in the Schweich town centre. From the Stefan-Andres fountain the trail takes you along the Brückenstraße road, past the Roman Wine Route tourist information and to the St. Martin church, which dominates the city skyline. From here, you walk on quiet town roads to the outskirts of the town. After the motorway underpass, you will reach the first vineyards. This is where the long ascent of the Mehringer mountain starts, which is quite steep at the beginning. The trail mostly runs between the edge of the forest and vineyards, and the view of the Moselle Valley distracts you from the strenuous climb. From the barbecue mountain hut Rupperoth onwards and on the following path through the forest, it gets less steep.
After crossing the Landwehrgraben, the Moselsteig Trail reaches a small plateau - a perfect location for a rest offering best views! This is also where the access route branches off to the towns of Longuich and Longen in the valley. The trail now continues steeply uphill, first on a path through a forest of oaks, and later on a wider path through open meadows. After a last steep section you reach the summit of the Mehringer mountain. With an altitude of over 400 m above sea level, this is one of the highest points of the entire Moselsteig Trail. The panorama view is magnificent and reaches into the Moselle Valley and also the surrounding heights of the Eifel and Hunsrück. On clear days, you can even see the Erbeskopf in Rhineland-Palatinate on the south-eastern horizon.
The trail first continues for a short distance through barren meadow landscapes and then steeply descends after a field section along the forest. After a section along the edge of the forest, the Moselsteig Trail now leads through open terrain on both sides. Here, the view to the east is overwhelming. Once you arrive at the loungers: Take a seat and enjoy the fabulous panorama view towards the Hunsrück, which is topped by the majestic Erbeskopf mountain! As in the previous metres of the trail, the Moselsteig Trail continues to be accompanied by the Moselsteig Side Trail Zitronenkrämerkreuz. The trail continues downhill at a moderate decline towards the slope edge, which offers a beautiful view of the Mehring river loop. From a chapel onwards, you hike through a pine forest, accompanied by an animal trail on soft and springy wood chips. Hiking on a “sky staircase” of timber steps, you will arrive at the Huxlay Plateau with its many seating and resting places, which you must take advantage of for an extensive rest. You can also enjoy the view of Mehring and the Moselle.
The descent starts on a path which winds down the vineyard slope in narrow serpentines. The trail ends at another rest area - hikers who would like to visit the Roman Aqua Duct in Pölich can reach the town via the access route which branches off here. The Moselsteig Trail continues on a gently declining vineyard path to the outskirts of Mehring. After a short hike through the town you will arrive at the Moselle Bridge. Follow the steps to reach the bus station at the highway. Or continue via an access route of the Moselle to the town centre with its many inns, accommodation and supply offers.