Round trips

Hiking trails in a class of their own between the Rhine and Nahe rivers

Walk in the footsteps of the past, discover the most beautiful castles and panoramic views of the Middle Rhine. The round tours in the Rhine-Nahe region guarantee experiences and recreation at the highest level.

Rhine-Nahe Loop

The hiking route begins at the village square in Weiler bei Bingen and offers fantastic views of Bingen, with the mouth of the Nahe, the Germania above Rüdesheim and the notorious Binger Loch.

Along vineyards, a small section of forest and by means of stepping stones over the Krebsbach, the hiker reaches Münster Sarmheim. Continuing along narrow paths and forest trails through the Bingen city forest, the hiker finally reaches the Horetberg, which offers a unique view of Waldalgesheim.

Passing Genheim along the edge of the forest and across meadows and fields, the hiker finally arrives back in Weiler, where numerous Straußwirtschaften (wine taverns) invite you to linger.

Bell passage

In the romantic Rhine side valley near Oberdiebach is the historical border between Electoral Palatinate and Electoral Mainz. Every evening, this border was marked with a bell. Today, hikers will find vineyard slopes on the tour, where Riesling has been cultivated for more than half a millennium.

Steel Mountain Loop

The path leads steeply up to Stahleck Castle in the Steeg valley. Along game preserves, the view sweeps over half-timbered buildings and vineyards. A first highlight are the old tunnels, which are used by bats as winter quarters.

The interior of the Stahlberg ruin invites you to take a break before heading back across meadows and fields towards the Rhine. The steep descent to the town of Bacharach is rewarded by a breathtaking view.

St. Oswald loop

The Saint Oswald Loop is an interesting and scenically varied circular trail in a picturesque side valley of the Middle Rhine. It leads across open spaces that offer a good view over vineyards and the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Short forest passages lead through mixed forests and invite you to linger. As an entry point, we recommend the hiking parking lot at Rheingoldstraße 1 in Manubach. The premium circular hiking trail is named after St. Oswald from Northumbria in present-day Great Britain. In Manubach, a detour to the late Romanesque parish church of St. Oswald is worthwhile. The church was founded in the 13th century.