On foot or by bike, the Middle Rhine Valley’s landscape is majestic nevertheless. As a result of its beautiful hiking trails and wonderful motives, in an area with the highest density of castles in the world, visitors of Jakobsberg are not just offered plenty of material for a day trip but for an entire holiday packed with activities.
– hikes along the Rhine as far as the “Vierseenblick” (Four Lakes View) The RheinBurgenWeg leads along a stretch of 200 km from Remagen to Bingen past the Rhenish Massif, the Ahrtal valley, Germany’s most northern wine growing area, Andernach with the world’s largest cold water geyser, past Koblenz and further along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. You come across myths and legends at every turn on this challenging tour. Tip: Hike the trail as far as the “Vierseenblick”, you can just see four small sections of the Rhine’s hairpin curve from here, the “four lakes”.
There is a via ferrata on the RheinBurgenWeg when you reach the Boppard Mühltal. 11 climbing passages in total have to be overcome on steep rock faces using stepping brackets secured by wire ropes. Sturdy walking shoes, no fear of heights and sure-footedness are required. Anyone who is not familiar with this sport can “avoid” the via ferrata by taking the chairlift or a hiking trail.
The 13 km long circular trail takes roughly 3 hours without any breaks. On this adventure hike you get to know the beauty and culture of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trail leads past the Brey Roman water conduit and Iron Age burial mounds.
– probably one of the most attractive gorges in the south west The Ehrbach gorge is a Moselle side valley and probably one of the most charming gorges in the south west of Germany. Magical viewing points and numerous spots for a rest await hikers here. The water features, Daubisberger mill water wheel, medieval slate quarry and Schöneck Castle along the trail are also really impressive.
– cycle tours along the Middle Rhine valley shrouded in legend Cycling along the Rhine – best of all on the Rhine cycle path! This 120 km long route crosses through the Rhine valley from the north to south. Scenic features and sights constantly tempt you to take a break. On the Rhine cycle path you come across interesting aspects from Roman times, legends from the Middle Ages and timeless Rhine Romanticism.