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Hiking along the Rheinsteig hiking trail - From Mainz to Koblenz

From castles and vineyards to the Loreley


The Rhine-river, surrounded by many castles and fortresses, rustic towns and fascinating panoramic views, is enlisted as a famous UNESCO heritage. And between those idyllic sides of the river are two most remarkable Rhine walking routes.
Duration
11 days/ 10 nights
Travel period
23.03.2024 - 13.10.2024
Anreise: Daily
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
170 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: average – demandingPlace-to-place tourSportive tour with long-distance legsPartner tour (arranged by another tour operator)Travel with dog
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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Individual arrival to Mainz
    The charming city of Mainz greets you with typical architecture and splendid baroque. Take a stroll to the dome St. Martin, the Gutenberg-Museum, or the castle. There is even a roman amphitheatre to be visited.
    Overnight stay at Mainz
  • Day 2: Mainz – Schlangenbad (approx. 17 km, walking time: approx. 4.5 hrs, +390 hm/-190hm)
    Start your first day with a boat tour on the Rhine. Arrived at castle Biebrich in Wiesbaden, you walk to the Schiersteiner harbour. Take your time while walking through the Rhinegau vineyards towards the thermal spa Schlangenbad. On your way you have the chance to go to a view point at the Spitzen Stein to have a panoramic view of the Rhine valley. You also pass the ruin Frauenstein, an old castle on your way towards Schlangenbad.
    Overnight stay at Schlangenbad
  • Day 3: Schlangenbad – Oesterich-Winkel (approx. 24 km, walking time: approx. 6 hrs, +510 hm/-700 hm)
    First thing you will see when you start walking will be the ruins of another castle named Scharfenstein. Through wine slopes you will continue your way towards the impressive monastery Eberbach, which is often used as a backdrop for historical movies. Take your time to walk around before finishing today´s journey to the wine town Oestrich-Winkel. With a glass of local wine enjoy the evening.
    Overnight stay at Oestrich-Winkel
  • Day 4: Oestrich-Winkel – Rüdesheim (approx. 17 km, walking time: approx. 5 hrs, +370 hm/-370 hm)
    Today you will visit on your hike the famous vineyard Vollrads, where the wine Riesling is produced. If you take a break here, maybe try some of the delicious wines in the old coach house. Hopefully not tipsy continue your way through a light forest towards a place of pilgrimage, the monastery Marienthal and even further to the famous abbey St. Hildegard. Soon after the abbey you will reach Rüdesheim, which is another wine town, where even the old Roman already drank wine. You will stay overnight there.
    Overnight stay at Rüdesheim
  • Day 5: Rüdesheim – Lorch (approx. 21 km, walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs, +660 hm/ -680 hm)
    Take the cable car to the top of the high rides of Middle-Rhine valley where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the estuary of Nahe. Go the Rhine-path further and pass the hunting castle Niederwald. Take a break at Assmannshausen and drink some of the local wine. Now it isn´t too far anymore till Lorch. Lorch is a rustical, but quite charming, old town with a lot of timbered houses.
    Overnight stay at Lorch
  • Day 6: Lorch – Dörscheid/Kaub (approx. 13 km, walking time: approx. 4 – 4.5 hrs, +460 hm, -460 hm)
    Whilst walking towards the little wine towns of Dörscheid and Kaub, you will pass quite a few castles and ruins as well as some vantage points from which you will have an amazing view across the Rhine valley.
    Overnight stay at Dörscheid or Kaub
  • Day 7: Dörscheid/Kaub – St. Goarshausen and surroundings (approx. 19 km, walking time: approx. 6 hrs, +590 hm/-620 hm)
    As legends told about the fair stone Lorely you probably never expected to see it, or even climb on it. Now you get to do it. From there you will get an unforgettable panoramic view. Famous is also the three-castle view: the castles Katz (cat), Maus (mouse) and Rheinfels(Rhine stone). You will spend the night at St. Goarshausen.
    Overnight stay at St. Goarshausen
  • Day 8: St. Goarshausen – Kamp-Bornhofen (approx. 21 km, 6 hrs, +690 hm/-700 hm)
    Walk through the idyllic path inside the protected landscape Filsener surrounded by castles, winkled paths and a mythical feeling. Finish this day´s journey at Kamp-Bornhofen, where the two castles Liebenstein and Sterrenberg are built. The two castles originate, so tells a legend “Feindliche Brüder” (hostile brothers), there.
    Overnight stay at Kamp-Bornhofen
  • Day 9: Kamp-Bornhofen – Braubach (approx. 17 km, walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs, +620 hm/ -620 hm)
    Take a book about the legends on the Rhine with you, because today you will see stuff, of what legends are made off. So you will see the castle Liebeneck and the mills of Dinkelhofer. Another highlight on your tour will be the impressive castle Marksburg. Marksburg is completely conserved and is one of the UNESCO-heritage. Later you will finish today in Braubach, a wine-grower town with the characteristic timbered houses.
    Overnight stay at Braubach
  • Day 10: Braubach – Koblenz (approx. 20 km, walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs, +690 hm/-680 hm)
    The last stage of your journey is quite long. First cross a tributary river to the Rhine at Lahnstein and continue to the slide of Kerkertser, where you will walk along, as well as the Rupertsklamm, which is a fascinating gorge. But even if the way today is long, you will be rewarded with beautiful landscapes and scenic views. The great final on the last day is the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) in Koblenz, where Mosel and Rhine join. Stay overnight in Koblenz.
    Overnight stay at Koblenz
  • Day 11: Individual departure from Koblenz
    Take your time to review your memories of the journey before spending some time discovering Koblenz. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany and has several old churches and castles to be visited. If you want to stay for an additional day or two in Koblenz, Mainz or Rüdesheim, we will help you book and plan.

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Services

Services included

  • 10 x overnight stay in accommodations with 3-star-standard
  • 10 x continental breakfast
  • Ferry ride Mainz – Biebrich
  • 1 x Wine tasting
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (9 am - 6 pm; any number of pieces of luggage per person, maximum 20 kg each)
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • Telephone-service-hotline during your walking holidays

Additional services

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package to personalize your walking holidays from Mainz to Koblenz:

  • Additional nights in Mainz, Rüdesheim and Koblenz

Please note: Additional costs for your dog (e.g. for public transport or in the accommodations) are not included in the tour price and have to be paid on site.

Accommodation categories

We book hiker-friendly hotels and inns with 3-star standard for you.
It is possible to book this hiking tour in accompanied by your dog. We are happy to request dog-friendly accommodation for you. Please ask us for an individual offer and let us know the size and breed of dog.

Further information

Please note that in some cities accommodation taxes, visitor's taxes, etc. apply. Unless otherwise stated, these are not included in the tour price and must be paid locally.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

Arrival & Departure

How to get to the tour

Tips for your journey to Mainz

Arrival by train:
Mainz train station offers important train connections to all of Germany and is therefore easy to reach. From the station you can easily reach your hotel on foot or by public transport.
For current timetable information and prices, please visit www.bahn.de and www.rmv.de.

Arrival by car:
Please note that Mainz is an environmental zone. Please find out before arrival if and under which conditions your vehicle may be imported.
On www.parkopedia.de you will find a good overview of public parking lots and parking garages.

Prices

  • Prices for services included
    incl. luggage transfer
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Price validity: 23.03.2024 to 28.04.2024
    1,139.00 € per person
    1,589.00 € per person
    Price validity: 29.04.2024 to 02.06.2024
    1,189.00 € per person
    1,639.00 € per person
    Price validity: 03.06.2024 to 11.08.2024
    1,289.00 € per person
    1,739.00 € per person
    Price validity: 12.08.2024 to 01.09.2024
    1,189.00 € per person
    1,639.00 € per person
    Price validity: 02.09.2024 to 22.09.2024
    1,289.00 € per person
    1,739.00 € per person
    Price validity: 23.09.2024 to 13.10.2024
    1,139.00 € per person
    1,589.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Mainz (23.03.-28.04.2024, 23.09.-13.10.2024)
    75.00 €
    124.00 €
    Rüdesheim (23.03.-28.04.2024, 23.09.-13.10.2024)
    75.00 €
    124.00 €
    Koblenz (23.03.-28.04.2024, 23.09.-13.10.2024)
    75.00 €
    124.00 €
    Rüdesheim (03.06.-11.08.2024, 02.09.-22.09.2024)
    95.00 €
    144.00 €
    Rüdesheim (29.04.-02.06.2024, 12.08.-01.09.2024)
    85.00 €
    134.00 €
    Koblenz (03.06.-11.08.2024, 02.09.-22.09.2024)
    95.00 €
    144.00 €
    Koblenz (29.4.-02.06.2024. 12.08.-01.09.2024)
    85.00 €
    134.00 €
    Mainz (03.06.-11.08.2024, 02.09.-22.09.2024)
    95.00 €
    144.00 €
    Mainz (29.04.-02.06.2024, 12.08.-01.09.2024)
    85.00 €
    134.00 €

As always...

5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays

until 29/02/2024 (upon the basic package price)