Rheinsteig: Koblenz - Kestert

6 days
T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
250 - 500 m ascent per day
> From Koblenz to Kestert
> Including overnight stays in Gasthöfer and Hotels
> The highlights of the Rheinsteig in just 6 days

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. Would you like to discover the heart of Germany on foot? Then the stages starting from Koblenz are the perfect option. From beautiful Koblenz, through Braubach and the Marksburg to Kestert.

During this 6-day hiking vacation, you will take in the most beautiful stages of the Rheinsteig. Each day you 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 Reinsteig and the romance of the villages and vineyards along the way. Auf geht's!

Itinerary

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Arrival day Koblenz

Welcome to Koblenz, one of the most beautiful cities in Rhineland-Palatinate and the starting point of your 12-day hike on the Rheinsteig. The city's name refers to its location, stemming from the Latin "confluentes," meaning confluence. It's at the Deutsches Eck where the Rhine and the Moselle rivers converge. A must-visit leg warmer for your legs is a trip to Fort Ehrenbreitstein, once the largest rock fortress in Europe after Gibraltar.

Hotel Kleiner Riesen (Koblenz)

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Hotel Kleiner Riesen (Koblenz)
Day
2

Koblenz - Lahnstein

Duration: 04:18 h
Distance: 11.4 km
Ascent: 490 m
Descent: 290 m

A relatively easy stage with not too much elevation gain, with the literal highlight being the Ruppertsklamm gorge shortly before the finish. This hike starts very close to the Rhine and leads to beautiful viewpoints, ultimately concluding romantically with a climbing journey through the Ruppertsklamm, one of the most exciting sections on the Rheinsteig. We stroll through the Nassau Nature Park, one of Germany's most beautiful protected landscapes, and can look forward to walks through dense forests with views of beautiful castles.

Boutique Hotel Altes Rathaus (Lahnstein)

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Boutique Hotel Altes Rathaus (Lahnstein)
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3

Lahnstein - Braubach

Duration: 02:55 h
Distance: 8.37 km
Ascent: 150 m
Descent: 320 m

Another stage that can easily be completed in half a day. There are stories that get under your skin, like the tale of Idilia Dubb. In 1851, the Scottish young lady climbed the tower of Lahneck Castle all by herself, which was then still in ruins. When Idilia reached the top, the rotten stairs beneath her collapsed. Her desperate cries for help grew weaker and weaker until the beautiful Scottish woman ultimately died of thirst within the castle walls. Many years later, her diary was discovered in a niche in the wall.

At the beginning of this stage, you'll cross the Lahn River. Then it's uphill to "Lahnstein auf der Höhe" with its spa park. After an exciting scramble through the Schliebachtal, you'll reach the Fladenberg. From the Kerkertser Platte, you can already catch a glimpse of the stage destination, Braubach, with the high-lying Marksburg Castle.

Hotel Garni Maaß (Braubach)

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Hotel Garni Maaß (Braubach)
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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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