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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Hiking Trail Langsur - Mesenich 1

Lenght: 9.7 km
Route: Roman bath Mesenich to Roman bath Mesenich
Difficulty: intermediate
Round tour

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Römerpfad durchs Butzerbachtal, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Roman Path

Lenght: 9.4 km
Route: Parking Castle Ramstein to Parking Castle Ramstein
Difficulty: intermediate
Round tour, Family-friendly

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Eifel Dream (“Eifeltraum”) Short Quality Walking Trail

Lenght: 5.3 km
Route: Mayen-Kürrenberg, Parkplatz Rhododendron to Mayen-Kürrenberg
Difficulty: easy
Round tour, Family-friendly

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Hiking Trail Langsur-Metzdorf 2

Lenght: 12.8 km
Route: Town Hall Metzdorf to Town Hall Metzdorf
Difficulty: intermediate
Round tour

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AhrSteig Wegestrecke Schuld, © Ahrtaltourismus e.V.

AhrSteig Stage 3: Aremberg-Insul

Lenght: 18.9 km
Route: Aremberg to Insul
Difficulty: hard

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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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Bach-Pfad im NaturWanderPark delux, Ernst-Brücke über den Alfbach, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Stream Trail

Lenght: 14 km
Route: Wanderparkplatz Bleialf to Wanderparkplatz Bleialf
Difficulty: easy
Round tour, Family-friendly

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Die Wandertour Wasserlandroute führt immer am Wasser entlang, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

Water Landscape Route

Lenght: 16.7 km
Route: Einruhr to Einruhr
Difficulty: easy
Round tour, Family-friendly

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Kirche in Olef am Eifelsteig, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz

Eifelsteig Stage 05

Lenght: 17.4 km
Route: Gemünd to Kloster Steinfeld
Difficulty: intermediate

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Hiking Trail Newel 4

Lenght: 10.9 km
Route: Townhall Newel to Townhall Newel
Difficulty: easy
Round tour

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