Herbstliche Wanderung in der Eifel, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Eifel hiking trails

HIKING THROUGH IMPRESSIVE NATURAL LANDSCAPES

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The uplands between Aachen, Cologne, Koblenz and Trier are of interest for their varied landscape and cultural history. They offer the ideal setting for a hiking holiday.
Breathtaking natural landscapes are waiting to be discovered on a hiking tour of the Eifel! Visit the ancient beech and oak forest in the Eifel National Park, the high moorlands of the “Hohes Venn - Eifel” high fen natural park, the enormous reservoirs in the North Rhine-Westphalian Eifel region, the maars in the Volcanic Eifel natural  and geopark, the fertile “Bitburger Gutland” with its orchards, the wild, craggy rocky landscape of the Ferschweiler plateau and the wide open plateaux of the wild Islek region in the South Eifel natural park, or the East Eifel, once covered by glowing lava and still dominated today by volcanic cones and crater lakes. 

It’s well worth stopping along the way to visit the picturesque Eifel towns with historic town centres, half-timbered houses dating from the Middle Ages, Roman walls, rugged castles and splendid palaces. Another special experience for hiking enthusiasts!
The Eifel has many facets, and it’s worth considering hiking routes through both North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland Palatinate. A large number of trails are available to choose from when planning your tour.

 

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Blick auf Trier, Ziel des Eifelsteigs, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Eifelsteig Stage 15

Lenght: 17 km
Route: Kordel to Trier (Parking Weisshaus)
Difficulty: intermediate

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Kreuzweg Adenau, © kappest

Neo-gothic Kreuzweg Adenau

Lenght: 0.8 km
Route: Adenau to Adenau
Difficulty: easy
Family-friendly

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Wanderweg Klosterroute: Die Rur, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/H.-J. Sittig

Monastery Route

Lenght: 22.3 km
Route: 52156 Monschau, Markt to 52156 Monschau, Markt
Difficulty: hard
Round tour

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Kupferroute: Kupferhof Rosenthal in Stolberg, © Stolberg-Touristik

Copper Route

Lenght: 15.5 km
Route: Stolberg to Kitzenhaus
Difficulty: intermediate

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Aussichtsturm bei Rodt, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Eifelsteig Stage 14

Lenght: 27.8 km
Route: Bruch to Kordel
Difficulty: hard

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Brecht water experience path

Lenght: 2.1 km
Route: Brecht to Brecht
Difficulty: easy
Family-friendly

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Wanderung Vulkan-Pfad: Thron des Vulcanus, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Volcano Trail

Lenght: 28.1 km
Route: Jünkerath to Gerolstein
Difficulty: intermediate

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Felsenweg 1 NaturWanderPark delux: Felsen Huel Lee/Hohllay, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Felsenweg 1 - Weilerbach - Hohllay

Lenght: 19.7 km
Route: Rue du Pont, Echternach (Luxemburg) to Rue du Pont, Echternach (Luxemburg)
Difficulty: hard
Round tour

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Blick auf Monschau auf der Etappe 2 des Eifelsteigs, © Naturpark Nordeifel

Eifelsteig stage 02

Lenght: 17 km
Route: Roetgen to Monschau
Difficulty: intermediate

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Blick auf die Gerolsteiner Dolomiten, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

Gerolsteiner Felsenpfad

Lenght: 8.2 km
Route: Tourist-Information Gerolstein to Tourist-Information Gerolstein
Difficulty: intermediate
Round tour

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