In 2002, a 65-kilometre expanse of the Rhine Gorge between the German towns of Bingen and Koblenz was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this fantastic trip to the heart of Central Europe you will explore this region on foot, meandering through the fortresses, ruins, castles and old towns that tell of a rich and storied history and culture.
You get to visit Riesling vineyards and wine villages, to meet friendly people and sample local cuisine, all before relaxing each night in quaint hotels and amid beautiful scenery.
Days 1-2: Walking through the Middle Rhine valley to Lorch for five hours in the wine-making town of Rüdesheim
Days 3-4: Travelling to the small wine-growing towns of Kaub or Dörscheid before ascending the dramatic Loreley rock in the fortress town of St. Goarshausen
Days 5-6: Continuing for five hours through vineyards and past fortresses to Kamp Bornhofen; hiking to Braubach with half-timbered houses
Days 7-8: Catching a glimpse of the meeting point between the Rhine and the Moselle in Koblenz