Rheinsteig - St. Goarshausen - Rüdesheim

5 days
T2 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
500 - 1000 m ascent per day
> From St. Goarshausen to Rüdesheim
> Includes overnight stays in Gasthöfer and Hotels
> Only the very best of the Rheinsteig

Hiking in Germany. It doesn't get much better than the Rheinsteig. This long-distance hiking trail traverses the right bank of the Middle Rhine in Germany. The 320 km route stretches from Wiesbaden to Bonn and attracts thousands of hikers from all over Germany and neighboring countries every year. Want to discover the heart of Germany on foot? Start in St. Goarshausen and walk past the Loreley and Pfalzgrafenheim to Rüdesheim.

During this 5-day hiking weekend you will catch the most beautiful stages of the Rheinsteig. Each day you will cover between 8 and 20 kilometers and spend 4 to 6 hours hiking. Your accommodation in comfortable Gasthofen and three star hotels along the way is arranged your luggage will always be driven to your next accommodation. You only have to concentrate on the beauty of the Rheinsteig and the romance of the villages and vineyards along the way. Auf geht's!

Itinerary

Day
1

Arrival in St. Goar or St. Goarshausen

Today you will arrive either in St. Goar or in St. Goarshausen. Note: If you decide to park in St. Goar, you will need to cross to St. Goarshausen in the morning. If you park and you park in St. Goarshausen, please note that on your return trip you will have to cross the Rhine by ferry. Either way, your overnight stay is on the Rheinsteig side of the Rhine, in St. Goarshausen.

Hotel Café Herrmanns Mühle (St. Goarshausen)

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Hotel Café Herrmanns Mühle (St. Goarshausen)
Day
2

St. Goarshausen - Kaub

Duration: 06:31 h
Distance: 21.4 km
Ascent: 690 m
Descent: 690 m

Today, you'll pass by one of the most famous peaks of the Rheinsteig, namely the Loreley. The 132-meter-high rock serves as a lookout point over the narrowest point of the Rhine. Since the singer Clemens von Brentano paid tribute to Loreley, this place has become a huge attraction.

The stage between St. Goarshausen and Kaub is one of the longest and most demanding on the Rheinsteig. The reward is that you'll enjoy one of the most diverse landscapes on the Rheinsteig. Because the Rhine has many twists and turns here, the scenery constantly changes. This stage also involves a lot of ups and downs.

Hotel Deutsches Haus (Kaub)

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Hotel Deutsches Haus (Kaub)
Day
3

Kaub - Lorch am Rhein

Duration: 04:10 h
Distance: 13.9 km
Ascent: 440 m
Descent: 440 m

Today, you'll be crossing the state border between Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. Kaub, a place where rafting is quite popular, is primarily known for its Pfalzgrafenstein Fortress. You might almost think a stone ship has dropped anchor here. Apart from the Marksburg, the Zollburg is the only fortress along the Middle Rhine that has never been destroyed. General "Vorwärts" Blücher used the small island in the pursuit of Napoleon's troops on New Year's Eve 1813/1814 for his legendary crossing of the Rhine.

Gastehaus Weingut Rossler (Lorch am Rhein)

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Gastehaus Weingut Rossler (Lorch am Rhein)
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Included

  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the Rheinsteig in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive Rheinsteig hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.

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