Experience a walk along the Ahr Trail – new certified routes in the Ahr Valley

Now the Ahr Valley, a magnet for nature lovers and hikers alike, has even more to offer: the Blue AhrSteig Trail and the Red AhrSteig Trail are guaranteed to impress hikers!

Since it opened in November 2012, the AhrSteig Trail has cemented its appeal to both walking and nature enthusiasts. The AhrSteig Trail, planned as a certified route, with its blue and red sections and a total of six stages in all, is to receive its certificate in late summer this year. The demanding hiking trail features an impressive number of natural monuments and cultural treasures. The various stages of the AhrSteig Trail are characterised by idyllic forest tracks and tranquil meadows, rolling hills and narrow cliff paths, where lonely high plains are exchanged for lively wine-growing villages. The unique routes followed by the Blue and Red AhrSteig Trail also provide impressive views of the romantic Ahr Valley, the Eifel, the Ardennes and the peaks of the Siebengebirge range of hills.

You may walk individual sections of the trail according to your stamina and level of fitness. The western part of the trail, identified by its blue AhrSteig Trail logo and covering 58 kilometres, begins at the source of the Ahr in Blankenheim and leads along the shores of Lake Freilinger, via Aremberg and Insul, to just before Altenahr.

The eastern section, identified by a red AhrSteig Trail logo and extending for a total of 30 kilometres starts in the wine village of Walporzheim and leads past Ahrweiler to the spa town of Bad Neuenahr and on to Castle Sinzig.

For the time being, the AhrSteig Trail consists of two partial sections. These can be connected using four different, attractive and varied routes: hikers can choose between two routes which run south of the Ahr (AV 1 and AV 2), the AhrSteig Trail, and the Red Wine Trail, to walk the length of the Ahr Valley. All starting and end points of the connecting routes are located near railway stations, making it possible to use the Ahr Valley railway as a means of joining the sections. Information on connecting routes and local public transport (ÖPNV) is displayed at the beginning and end of both the Blue and the Red AhrSteig Trails.

Certified „Qualitätsgastgeber Wanderbares Deutschland“ along the Blue and Red AhrSteig Trails offer rest and refreshment to nature lovers and hikers alike.

Have fun experiencing, discovering – and enjoying the AhrSteig Trail!

(Source: www.Ahrsteig.de)

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