HIKING TRAILS GERMANY, along the Ahr-river, Rotweinwanderweg
 

Four sections of this trails along the Ahr-river, Eifel area.

A hiking trail through the romantic valley of the Ahr-river. 83 km. in total, between Ahrweiler and Insul: two sections along the left bank and two sections back along the right bank of the river. The Ahr-river originates in Blankenheim and flows into the Rhine near Sinzig, south of Bonn. We made use of some very well marked trails: the Rotweinwanderweg, The Ahrweg, the Ahrsteig and the Karl Kaufmanweg. A relaxing hike. On the second day a 220 m. climb. Sometimes on height, sometimes in the valley, right next to the river.....
Advice: the walking area is easy to get in by car (the autobahn to Cologne and Bonn). Or take the train to Cologne-Remagen-Bad Neuenahr/Ahrweiler. You also can fly to Bonn and then by public transport to the start of our hike: about 35 km.
Accommodation: hotels in the villages on trail. We made use of the services of Via Soluna (hotel booking, baggage transport....).
Map: "Das Ahrtal, zwischen Schuld und Sinzig am Rhein", scale 1:25.000, publ. Eifelverein.

Indication of height: till about 350 m.

May 2017: four sections of the trail along the Ahr river.

Day 1: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweier - Altenahr....................22 km.
The Rotweinwanderweg
Day 2: Altenahr - Insul...................................................18 km.
Most of the time the Karl Kaufmanweg
Day 3: Insul - Altenahr....................................................19 km.
a.o. The Ahrsteig
Day 4: Altenahr - Ahrweiler............................................20 km.
a.o. The Ahrweg
You can make your own routes: plenty of way-marked trails.

ahrtal river germany     ahrtal day 3     rotweinwanderweg

                                                                                Day 3                                                                   The Rotweinwanderweg - vineyards

On trail: a very diverse landscape: along a river, through vineyards, forests, meadows, open fields. The typical German wine villages. Some ruins, castles and monasteries. Or Ahrweiler with its old town center. Impressive rock formations. With a bit of luck you can admire the kingfisher or the grass snake.....
With a good map you can make your own trail: plenty of possibilities: higher, lower, a bypass.....whatever you wish.
Moreover: The region is very suitable for nice cycling tours.
Between Ahrweiler and Ahrbrück runs a train, for you and your bicycle.

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