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    Wanderer auf dem Rheinsteig © Eurohike

Hiking on the Rheinsteig hiking trail - From Rüdesheim to Koblenz

A journey through vineyards, castles and breathtaking landscapes


The Rhine-river, surrounded by many castles and fortresses, rustic towns and fascinating panoramic views, is enlisted as a famous UNESCO heritage. Follow the myths and legends of the old to go to places that are really there. Feel the mythic encompass you and give you an unique feeling of the Rhine valley.
Duration
8 days/ 7 nights
Travel period
23.03.2024 - 13.10.2024
Anreise: Daily
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
110 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 at Rüdesheim
    After your arrival take a stroll through the old wine town. If you have enough time, go to the Niederwalddenkmal, a famous monument. And you will have a great view of the Rhine valley up there.
    Overnight stay at Rüdesheim
  • Day 2: Rüdesheim – Lorch (approx. 21 km, walking time: approx. 5 hrs)
    Start your journey with a trip with the cable car to the high ridges of the Middle-Rhine valley. You will get a scenic view of the estuary of Nahe. Hike past the hunting fortress Niederwald towards Assmanshausen. It is a rustic town famous for its wines and timbered houses. Finish in Lorch, also a wine town with characteristic features.
    Overnight stay at Lorch
  • Day 3: Lorch – Dörscheid/Kaub (approx. 13 km, walking time: approx. 4 – 4.5 hrs)
    Today you will go over the border from Hessen to Rheinland-Pfalz. The path you follow is surrounded by a few castles and ruins next to some hills and meadows you will walk by. Dörscheid or Kaub are tiny wine towns, you will stay overnight in one of them. If you want, take a stroll through the narrow alleys and find a nice restaurant with local wine for dinner.
    Overnight stay at Dörscheid or Kaub
  • Day 4: Dörscheid/Kaub – St. Goarshausen and surroundings (approx. 19 km, walking time: approx. 6 hrs)
    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 5: St. Goarshausen – Kamp-Bornhofen (approx. 21 km, walking time: approx. 6 hrs)
    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 6: Kamp-Bornhofen – Braubach (approx. 17 km, walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs)
    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 7: Braubach – Koblenz (approx. 20 km, walking time: approx. 5.5 hrs)
    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 8: 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 or Rüdesheim, we will help you book and plan.

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Services

Services included

  • 7 x overnight stay in accommodations with 3-star-standard
  • 7 x continental breakfast
  • 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 Rüdesheim to Koblenz:

  • Additional nights at 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 the journey to Rüdesheim

Arrival by train:
Traveling to Rüdesheim by train usually involves changing trains in Frankfurt am Main. Current timetable information and prices can be found at www.bahn.de .

Arrival by car:
Rüdesheim can be easily reached via the B 48, exit Bad Kreuznach. From the south, Rüdesheim can also be reached via the A60 and A61. 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
    839.00 € per person
    1,139.00 € per person
    Price validity: 29.04.2024 to 02.06.2024
    889.00 € per person
    1,189.00 € per person
    Price validity: 03.06.2024 to 11.08.2024
    959.00 € per person
    1,259.00 € per person
    Price validity: 12.08.2024 to 01.09.2024
    889.00 € per person
    1,189.00 € per person
    Price validity: 02.09.2024 to 22.09.2024
    959.00 € per person
    1,259.00 € per person
    Price validity: 23.09.2024 to 13.10.2024
    839.00 € per person
    1,139.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    Dbl
    Sgl
    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 €

As always...

5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays

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