The Best Rhine Walking Trails

Updated: May 6, 2019

A voyage through old Europe, gliding down the Rhine is like sailing through an impressionist painting. Beginning in the Swiss Alps and flowing through Liechtenstein, France, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands before emptying into the North Sea, a river cruise along the Rhine allows guests to breathe in the best of Western Europe.


With there being plenty of time to explore different areas while the ship is docked, it only makes sense that you look at different ways to immerse yourself into the unique, surrounding landscape. Spending a few hours wandering along a walking trail is one of the best ways to take in the views and feel energised by the clean, mountain air. Here are 5 of our favourites:


Erpeler Ley Loop from Unkel


Suitable for all skill levels | 3 hours | 10km


Pic by @peggilie

Klettersteing Boppard – Vierseenblock Loop from B9


Suitable for experienced walkers | 2 hours | 5.6km


Pic by @derandibart

Lahnblock-Liege – Eingang Ruppertsklamm Loop from Oberlahnstein


Suitable for experienced walkers | 1 hour | 3km


Pic by @kunztstueckchen

Burg Rheinstein – Morgenbachtal Loop from Trechtingshausen Morgenbachtal


Suitable for all skill levels | 2 hours | 6km


Pic by @druide_schamane

Obstlehrgarten Kettig – Obstbaume Loop from Kettig


Suitable for all skill levels | 2.5 hours | 8.5km


Pic by @kl_photographie

If you’re interested in experiencing the best of the Rhine from the river and ashore, be sure to check out our Rhine River Cruises!