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Rüdesheim to St. Goarshausen 5-day Walking Tour Level 3
Rhinegau and Middle Rhine Valley
Many legends were born around the Rhine, countless castles and fortresses, quaint winegrower villages and fascinating scenic view points. Enjoy two of the most remarkable Rhine Walking routes. Nestled in idyllic vineyards of Rhinegau and impressive Middle-Rhine valley, which has been enlisted as UNESCO heritage. This impressive tour ends as stylish as it started – at Deutsches Eck in Koblenz.
Wine-grower paths, solitary walking paths and old bridle paths ensure varied walking. Basic fitness and sure footedness is required for uphill/downhill sections on the mountain ridges of Middle-Rhine valley. Walking times of up to 6 hrs. And distances of up to 24 km are to be reckoned.
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Arrival in Rüdesheim
Rüdesheim – Lorch 5.5hrs | 21km +660m -680m
Today you tackle (by cable car) the mountain chains to the Middle Rhine Valley and enjoy a breathtakingly beautiful panorama and view of the Nahe-estuary. Past the hunting lodge Niederwald you hike to Assmanshausen, renowned for its exquisite red wines and the stunning half-timbered houses. At days end finish at Lorch once again with lots of half-timber homes await you to explore and on top of that, excellent wine to sample.
Lorch – Dörscheid/Kaub 4 to 4.5hrs | 13km +460m -460m
On diverse paths and along mountain chains with a fantastic panorama over the Rhine valley the route leads into the historic shipping town, Kaub or via the mountain chains to Dörscheid. Castle ruins Nollig, Gutenfels castle and as a highlight the impressive toll-castle Pfalzgrafenstein, situated directly on an island on the Rhine, transform today’s tour into a true experience.
Dörscheid/Kaub – St. Goarshausen/Surroundings 6hrs | 19km +590m -620m
The heart of the Middle Rhine Valley awaits with serpentine-tracks, fabulous views and legendary castles. The best-known rock on the Rhine, the Loreley-Rock, is also part of your itinerary, as well as the three castle view onto Katz castle, Maus castle and Rheinfels castle. A crowning finale to today’s tour before you reach St. Goarshausen.
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