Rheinsteig trail


The cultural landscape of the Rheinsteig® premium trail, which runs between Bonn, Koblenz and Wiesbaden, is incredibly beautiful. The breathtaking, varied 320km long ‘Top Trail’ winds its way on mostly narrow paths and challenging climbs over hills and through lush valleys. The trail offers a colourful mix of adventure and contemplation.

 

characteristics

Rheinsteig trail
hard
97:34 h
311,5 km
9955 m
9925 m

Rheinsteig Stage 1: Bonn–Königswinter (north–south)

medium

22,0 km

7:00 h
The first stage of the Rheinsteig takes us from the historic town hall on the market square in Bonn…

Rheinsteig Stage 2: Königswinter–Bad Honnef (north–south)

medium

13,9 km

4:30 h
This stage of the Rheinsteig starts with a very special highlight: the Drachenfels, undoubtedly the…

Rheinsteig Stage 3: Bad Honnef–Linz (north–south)

medium

17,9 km

6:00 h
From Bad Honnef several rises and slopes take you through constantly changing scenery to the…

Rheinsteig Stage 4: Linz–Bad Hönningen (north–south)

medium

13,2 km

4:30 h
With its mixture of woodland, meadows, vineyards, fields and little villages, this section of the…

Rheinsteig Stage 5: Bad Hönningen–Leutesdorf (north–south)

medium

16,2 km

5:30 h
We’re now in the land of the Romans. This region is strongly associated with the Limes which was…

Rheinsteig Stage 6: Leutesdorf–Rengsdorf (north–south)

medium

18,5 km

6:00 h
On this stage of the Rheinsteig the trail cuts away from the Rhine to pass through the foothills of…

Rheinsteig Stage 7: Rengsdorf–Sayn (north–south)

medium

15,4 km

5:00 h
This stage of the Rheinsteig takes us back towards the Rhine. In addition to the various cultural…

Rheinsteig Stage 8: Sayn - Vallendar (North - South)

medium

12,5 km

4:00 h
Sayn Palace - Oskarhöhe - Brexbach Valley - Roman tower on the Pulverberg mountain - Meisenhof…

Rheinsteig Stage 9: Vallendar - Koblenz-Ehrenstein (North - South)

easy

8,9 km

3:00 h
Vallendar - Faculty of Theology, Forum V. Pallotti - Bischofsbour well and springs - Wambach Valley…

Rheinsteig Stage 10: Koblenz-Ehrenstein - Lahnstein (North - South)

hard

12,9 km

4:30 h
Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein - Koblenz-Pfaffendorf - Bienhorn Valley - Wachecker Kopf hill - Dornswiese -…

Rheinsteig 11. Etappe Niederlahnstein - Braubach (Nord-Süd)

medium

8,3 km

3:00 h
Oberlahnstein - Inn on the River Lahn - Bäderstraße B260 - Footbridge over the Lahn - Ernst-Wagner…

Rheinsteig Stage 12: Braubach–Kamp-Bornhofen (north–south)

hard

16,7 km

6:00 h
This stage of the Rheinsteig starts off in the forest and later takes you through open country. A…

Rheinsteig Stage 13: Kamp-Bornhofen–Kestert (north–south)

medium

12,4 km

4:00 h
This stage of the Rheinsteig is extremely varied with grand views. There are steep climbs at the…

Rheinsteig Stage 14: Kestert - St. Goarshausen (North-South)

medium

12,2 km

4:00 h
Kestert - Oberkestert - Pulsbach Valley - Slate slag heap - Sachsenhäuser Feld plateau - Mining…

Rheinsteig Stage 15: St. Goarshausen - Kaub (North - South)

hard

21,5 km

7:00 h
Hasenbach Valley - Three castle view - St. Goarshausen - Heide - Lorelei - Spitznack - Five lake…

Rheinsteig Stage 16: Kaub - Lorch (North - South)

medium

13,8 km

4:30 h
Kaub - Gutenfels Castle - Volkenbach Valley - Niederthal - Wirbellay viewing point - Retzbach Valley…

Rheinsteig Stage 17: Lorch - Rüdesheim (North-South)

medium

20,6 km

6:30 h
Lorch - Bächergrund hollow - Georgs Ruh rest spot - Paul-Claus hikers' hut - Panoramic trail -…

Rheinsteig Stage 18: Rüdesheim-Johannisberg (North-South)

medium

14,7 km

4:00 h
Rüdesheim - Niederwald monument - Hildegardis Convent - Eibingen - Blaubach Valley - Nothgottes…

Rheinsteig Stage 19: Johannisberg–Kiedrich (north–south)

medium

14,3 km

4:30 h
This stage of the Rheinsteig is also marked by its typical mix of vineyards and forest, with equally…

Rheinsteig 20. Etappe Kiedrich - Schlangenbad (Nord-Süd)

easy

9,6 km

3:00 h
Auf dieser Etappe macht der Rheinsteig seinen weitesten Schlenker in den vorderen Taunus. Anfangs…

Rheinsteig Stage 21: Schlangenbad-Wiesbaden (North-South)

medium

16,7 km

4:00 h
Schlangenbad - Lochmühle mill - Ludwig-Schwenk hikers' hut - Grauer Stein rock - Monstranzenbaum…



source Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH · author: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH

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