Hikers don’t just set off on the well-known Red Wine Hiking Trail (“Rotweinwanderweg”) from Altenahr – many trails of different levels of difficulty around the small wine town invite extended hikes.
The Red Wine Hiking Trail
The most famous high level path in the Ahrtal stretches to a length of 35 km from Altenahr to Bad Bodendorf and leads you through the vineyards along the river Ahr. The Red Wine Hiking Trail is surely one of the most beautiful and most well-known hiking routes of Germany. The hiking path along the river offers the visitors a fantastic and above all very varied hiking route.
Those looking for some peace and quiet hike along the approximately 3 km long circular route through the nature conservation area of Langfigtal (1). Undisturbed nature and beautiful views await walkers.
Whoever finds the circular route too short can also carry on along the Ahrtalweg (A) to Mayschoß.
With a total length of 81 km, the Ahrtalweg winds along the bank of the River Ahr. From the source in Blankenheim to the mouth near Sinzig where the Ahr joins the Rhine, hikers can enjoy stunning views.
The route slopes down from Blankenheim to Schuld and from there it follows the river along the bank.
The geological hiking trail above the conservation area of Langfigtal shows the diversity and breath-taking beauty of the Ahrtal along the circular route that covers a total of 7 km. From the precipitous rock formations above dense wooded areas to the shallow river valley of the Ahr, this hiking route has fantastic views in store particularly for proficient hikers at the viewing points “Schwarzes Kreuz" and "Teufelsloch". (Sturdy footgear is recommended!)