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New Year hikes and walks

The holidays are over, the belly is still heavy from all the great food, even the fatigue and maybe a little hangover from the New Year's Eve party are stuck in your bones? Then there's nothing better on New Year's Day than a short hike or a longer walk through the countryside of Rhineland-Palatinate to revive your spirits - an hour or two of exercise with just a few meters of elevation is enough. The fresh air strokes your hair, the scent of the forest awakens memories of your childhood, your mind drifts at the sight of endless meadows and fields. The steep vineyards and rugged rock formations, perhaps covered with a little snow, make you pause for a moment in awe and reconsider your new resolutions. So that you too can start the coming year completely liberated, we have picked out our most beautiful routes for you here:
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updated on: November 22, 2022
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recommended route Difficulty easy Open
Distance 6.3 km
Duration 1:45 h
Ascent 73 m
Descent 74 m

In a unique natural landscape - between vineyards and rocky gorges, hikers enjoy magnificent panoramic views and vistas.

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from Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
Hiking Route · Vulkaneifel
HeimatSpur Lava Trail Deudesfeld
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 9.9 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 219 m
Descent 219 m

Beautiful, varied Heimatspuren circular walk from the small Eifel village of Deudesfeld to the Landesblick high above the Meerfelder Maar. 

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from Vera Esch / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Hiking Route · Eifel
Traumpfad Booser Doppelmaartour
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 9.1 km
Duration 2:40 h
Ascent 146 m
Descent 146 m

Hiking holiday as a journey back in time to a “hot past“. That is how the hiking tour through the volcanic scenery of the Eifel can also be ...

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from Nicole Pfeifer,   Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land
Hiking Route · Cochem-Zell
HeimatSpur Adventure Trail Achterhöhe
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 5.4 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 123 m
Descent 123 m

The new Achterhöhe adventure trail not only offers wonderful panoramic views of the unique landscape of the Volcanic Eifel, but also takes you very ...

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from Vera Esch / GesundLand Vulkaneifel,   Eifel Tourismus GmbH
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 6.7 km
Duration 2:15 h
Ascent 85 m
Descent 87 m

The Burgstadt Trail Dream Loop is a restorative, easy round tour for relaxing south of Kastellaun, leading through mighty, unspoiled and yet light ...

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from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 9.2 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 161 m
Descent 269 m

This magical hiking trail really lives up to its name. The 7.7 km circular route starts off at the 'Frau Holle' (Mother Hulda) rock formation and ...

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from Iris Müller,   Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 18.5 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 338 m
Descent 349 m

On this hiking trail through fields, meadows and forests on the heights, you follow in the footsteps of the former Lahn navigation!

from Sabine Ksoll,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
Hiking Route · Rhein-Lahn-Kreis
Circular Hike Hohlenfelsbachtal
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
Distance 7.3 km
Duration 1:55 h
Ascent 109 m
Descent 87 m

Circular hike through the Hohlenfelsbach valley, past historic buildings and Hohlenfels Castle, along the stream, through forests and meadows.

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from Daniel Schmidt, VG Aar-Einrich,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 11 Open
Distance 13 km
Duration 4:15 h
Ascent 237 m
Descent 151 m

Starting from Wetzlar, the route climbs up to the castle ruins of Kalsmunt. Moreover, you will walk through the nature and bird sanctuary Weinberg ...

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from Jörg Thamer,   Lahntal Tourismus Verband e. V.
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 6.4 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 300 m
Descent 297 m

Short, but quite crisp tour: first on narrow paths through a steep valley, then on wide, light field paths, back down again through the forest.

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from Lisa Willems,   Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Long-Distance Hiking · Moseltal
Moselsteig Trail Stage 06: Schweich – Mehring
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6
Distance 12.3 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 400 m
Descent 400 m

Sporting views over the Moselle Valley.  

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from Mosellandtouristik GmbH,   Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 24
Distance 15.3 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 285 m
Descent 295 m

At the finish. At the start.  

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from Mosellandtouristik GmbH,   Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
Hiking Route · Nahe
Vitaltour Kuckucksweg
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 8.6 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 168 m
Descent 168 m

On the Cuckoo Trail, the hiker is offered a pleasing hiking trail and an enjoyable nature and landscape experience over approx. 7.8 km.

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from Sophia Mauer,   Urlaubsregion Naheland
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 4.2 km
Duration 1:15 h
Ascent 99 m
Descent 99 m

Beautiful circular tour starting in the romantic wine village of Duchroth!

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from Sophia Mauer,   Urlaubsregion Naheland
Hiking Route · Soonwald/Nahe
3x3 Salinental: IntroTour Ebernburg
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
Distance 4.3 km
Duration 1:20 h
Ascent 96 m
Descent 96 m

A short hike that leads past Ebernburg Castle through the historic Burgdorf to the romantic Nahe meadows with views of the Rotenfels and across ...

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from Michael Vesper,   3x3 Salinental