Rothaarsteig: Long weekend hiking in Winterberg.

Duration: 4 days
Trails: T1 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
Ascent per day: 0 - 250 m ascent per day
> Stages 2 and 3 of the Rothaarsteig
> A relaxing weekend in and around Winterberg
> Including accommodation and transfers

The Rothaarsteig in the Sauerland is one of the top hiking routes in Germany. Less than a four-hour drive from Utrecht and combinable with a weekend in Winterberg, it is also a popular route among Dutch hikers. If you want to go hiking in Sauerland or in Winterberg, then sooner or later you will come on the trail of the Rothaarsteig.

During this 4-day hiking package you will hike two stages of the Rothaarsteig and stay in a comfortable hotel in ydillian Winterberg. You will be driven to the starting point of stage 2 and picked up again after stage 3. Luggage-free hiking and a relaxing weekend in beautiful Sauerland.



Arrival Day Winterberg

Today, you arrive in Winterberg. You can go straight to your hotel and then explore the town on your own. Relax by the Hillebachsee or get ready for the Rothaarsteig and go hiking in and around the village.

Hotel Hessenhof (Winterberg)

Hotel Hessenhof (Winterberg)

Willingen - Winterberg

Duration: 06:15 h
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 490 m
Descent: 470 m
This stage of the Rothaarsteig starts in Willingen with a walk along the Hessian border. After breakfast, you will be driven to Willingen, where the hike begins. You'll be heading south through the nature reserve Neuer Hagen.

Hotel Hessenhof (Winterberg)

Hotel Hessenhof (Winterberg)

Winterberg - Schanze

Duration: 05:10 h
Distance: 18.7 km
Ascent: 340 m
Descent: 300 m
The third stage of the Rothaarsteig takes us to the Kahle Asten. Here, you have a beautiful view of the surrounding region, overlooking the Brocken, the Feldberg, and the Wasserkuppe in the Rhön. At the Heidenstock, the Rothaarsteig splits into two paths. The main path continues along the mountain ridge and leads to Kühhude, but to reach Schanze, you have to turn right into the valley. The decision for the next stage can be made in the evening.

Hotel Stoffels (Schanze / Schmallenberg)

Hotel Stoffels (Schanze / Schmallenberg)
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  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the Rothaarsteig 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 Rothaarsteig 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.


  • 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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