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Ahrsteig Total distance stages 1-7 (about 100km)

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Experience a seven-day hike on the Ahrsteig from Blankenheim to Sinzig. If you have any further inquiries, we will be happy to address them!
closed
moderate
Distance 105 km
30:55 h
2,807 m
3,220 m
The AhrSteig is not only a demanding hiking trail, it inspires by its natural diversity, as well as the wealth of natural monuments and cultural treasures along the route. Impressive views of the romantic Ahr valley far beyond the Ahrhoehe are the unique features of the AhrSteig. Idyllic forest paths and quiet meadow paths face gentle highlands and narrow rocky paths, lonely high plateaus alternate with lively wine villages. Along the stages, certified "quality hosts Wanderbares Deutschland" invite nature lovers and hikers to rest and linger. Information on public transport is placed at the respective start and end points of the stages. Trains are not hiking trails in the usual sense; the staff at the tourist information office in the Ahr Valley are happy to advise you on the individual stages and levels of difficulty.

Author’s recommendation

The AhrSteig can be experienced not only on foot, but also by bike or on horseback - but in some places you have to dodge in a wider way.
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
604 m
Lowest point
67 m
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Rest Stop

Krausberg

Safety information

Tight footwear

Tips and hints

Further information

Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.

Oberstr. 8

53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Web: www.ahrtal.de  or www.ahrsteig.de

Tel.: 0049 2641 91710

Start

Blankenheim (479 m)
Coordinates:
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50.438025, 6.650128
DMS
50°26'16.9"N 6°39'00.5"E
UTM
32U 333135 5589972
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Destination

Sinzig

Turn-by-turn directions

 

Stage 1: Blankenheim - source of the Ahr - Eifelmuseum - Viaduct Onerahreck - Freilinger See

Stage 2: Freilinger See - Freilingen - Hühnerberg - Lommersdorfer Wald - Aremberg

Stage 3: Aremberg - Arenberg Castle Ruins - Eichenbach - Bläke Fritz - Streitenau - Chimney Chapel - Freilichtbühne - Schuld - Insul

Stage 4: Insul - Hanensteiner mill - Sierscheid - Dümpelhardt - Liersbachtal - Linder height - crib chapel - Kreuzberg

Stage 5: Kreuzberg - Lingenberg - Altenburg - Teufelsloch - Rech - Dernau - Krausberg - Walporzheim

Stage 6: Old Town Ahrweiler - Museum Römervilla - Documentation Site Government Bunker - Walporzheim - Calvarienberg Monastery - Lourdeskapelle - Forest Climbing Park - Ahr-Ressort

Stage 7: Bad Neuenahr - Neuenahrer Berg - Beilratsberg - Heimersheim - Ehlingen - Ehlinger Lei - Feltenturm - Sinzig Castle

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
50.438025, 6.650128
DMS
50°26'16.9"N 6°39'00.5"E
UTM
32U 333135 5589972
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderführer AhrSteig:

EAN: 9783934342620

Author’s map recommendations

AhrSteig Wandern - Topografische Wanderkarte 1 : 25 000

 

 

 

ISBN

 

 

978-3-942779-19-7

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Equipment

Sturdy shoes and backpacking recommended

Questions and answers

Question from Annette Hemming · May 28, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Michael Hochreuter  · June 02, 2020 · Community

Rating

3.8
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Volker Möller
January 10, 2021 · Community
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Aurora (Aurorawillwandern.com) 
November 05, 2018 · Community
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When did you do this route? October 05, 2018
Daniel Karst 
September 16, 2018 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 16, 2018
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Status
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
105 km
Duration
30:55 h
Ascent
2,807 m
Descent
3,220 m
Public-transport-friendly Point to Point Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value

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  • 7 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1 closed
Distance 11.2 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 200 m
Descent 195 m

A charming little Eifel town with historical sights forms the starting point for the first stage. It is relaxing on nature trails through forests ...

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from Hans-Joachim Schneider,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2 closed
Distance 11.6 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 256 m
Descent 160 m

The second stage of the AhrSteig leads from Freilinger See over quiet meadow paths and forest paths to the tranquil Aremberg. Enjoy the second ...

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from Hans-Joachim Schneider,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 3 closed
Distance 18.9 km
Duration 5:50 h
Ascent 432 m
Descent 762 m

The third stage is the longest and one of the most eventful. Right at the beginning it goes up to the Aremberg, the highest elevation of the entire ...

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from Hans-Joachim Schneider,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
Long-Distance Hiking · Ahrtal
AhrSteig Stage 4: Insul - Kreuzberg
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 4 closed
Distance 17.4 km
Duration 5:19 h
Ascent 660 m
Descent 705 m

On the 17.4 km long 4th stage, the hiker immerses in the seclusion of nature, enjoys spectacular panoramas of secluded plateaus and the rural-quiet ...

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from Hans-Joachim Schneider,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 5 closed
Distance 17.1 km
Duration 7:20 h
Ascent 682 m
Descent 741 m

The most spectacular and difficult stage with its fantastic views, the unspoilt climbs and adventurous ascents. We wish you a lot of pleasure!

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from Hans-Joachim Schneider,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6 closed
Distance 11.7 km
Duration 3:24 h
Ascent 320 m
Descent 344 m

The 6th stage is designed as a gourmet stage. Red wine connoisseurs get their money's worth. From the romantic wine village Walporzheim, the route ...

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from Hans-Joachim Schneider,   Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7 closed
Distance 16.2 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 491 m
Descent 584 m

Once again, the trail shows its best side. The gentle foothills of the Ahr mountains and beautiful views of the Rhine valley compensate for ...

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