HIKING TRAILS GERMANY, along the river Rhine-Rheinsteig

Three sections of this famous trail

Three sections of this famous trail. From Kestert to Lorch. A trail with stunning views, along some old castles and with some steep climbs.
Getting there: (from any airport nearby) the train to Koblenz and then a little further, to the south, with the local train to Kestert.
Accommodation: hotels in the villages you come through. You also can book an arrangement ( luggage transfers, map, overnight stays, dinner, breakfast, etc.). For example: website of the hotel in Kestert.
Map: Rheinsteig 2 , Lahnstein-Wiesbaden, scale 1:25.000. Publicpress. The trail is excellent marked.

Indication of height: till about 350m.

Day 1: Kestert - St Goarshausen - Heide………..16 km
Day 2: St Goarshausen Heide - Kaub…………...22 km
Day 3: Kaub - Lorch…………………………….13 km

A train is running between the villages. With a little luck you can arrange a return to Kestert with two boats. A - kind of - mini cruise.

burg katz     kaub      Rhine

Burg Katz                                                               Kaub                                                                        The Rhine

On trail: The RheinSteig is a 320 km trail on the right side of the Rhine river that links Bonn, Koblenz and Wiesbaden. A very well marked trail. Narrow paths mainly, some steep climbs and frequently those imposing views. Through forests, vineyards and little villages. You can admire many castles. The region we walked through, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, is World Heritage listed.
You will see the famous Lorelei. The descent to Kaub, the Rheingauerpfad, is very beautiful. In Kaub you can visit the Burcht Pfalzgrafenstein, accessible by a short boat trip. And after that you can walk further to Lorch.

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