truly. good. hiking! can be experienced on the EifelSchleifen & EifelSpuren. These circular hiking trails with a length of between 3 and 42 km let you immerse yourself in the northern Eifel. The course of the trails, the attractions along the way and the special features make for an extraordinary hiking experience.
With selected day arrangements, you can combine a special hiking day on an EifelSchleife or EifelSpur with culinary delights. Before, during and/or after your hike, you will be spoiled by excellent hosts.
The meals and selected drinks are generally included in the packages. The exact services and the days you can hike can be found in the particular package. As a practical companion, you will receive the hiking map of the Eifelverein as well as the pocket guide and the overview maps of the EifelSchleifen & EifelSpuren with your booking. If you extend your hiking day by one night, you will receive the regional GuestCard for free transport with the regional public transport. The Nordeifel voucher for a day arrangement is also a practical gift idea.
We recommend booking minimum 5 to 7 days in advance of your hiking trip.
Day arrangement "On the culinary trail of the Ahr - EifelSpur Where the Ahr rises".
Almost inconspicuous and not apparent at first glance, the Ahr rises in the cellar of a half-timbered house in the historic centre of Blankenheim – an old town that is characterised by its famous castle, the Eifel Museum and Gildehaus. The 16 km long day hike on the certified quality hiking trail EifelSpur "Wo die Ahr entspringt" also originates there. Before and after your hiking trip, you will be treated with culinary delights by two excellent hosts in the centre of Blankenheim.
Hiking breakfast from the breakfast buffet including fried egg or scrambled egg, filter coffee, cocoa and tea at the Hotel Schlossblick*** in Blankenheim, hiking menu with a selection of different salads, potato fritter balls with smoked salmon, a pasta dish, bread dumplings with creamed mushrooms or cheese spaetzle, drinks excluded, at the Bistro Landlust in Blankenheim, hiking map No. 12 of the Eifelverein Blankenheim/Oberes Ahrtal, tour description
Thursdays to Sundays, breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m.
Price 32,50 € per person from 2 persons onwards
Optional: guided hike, entrance to the Eifel Museum and Gildehaus, additional overnight stay incl. GuestCard
Day arrangement "Monastery walls and heather - EifelSpur Heideheimat" (Eifel trail to the heath)
The greater butterfly-orchid, the wood crane’s-bill, the spotted orchid and the frog orchid can be discovered along the 10 km long EifelSpur "Heideheimat", which is certified as a quality trail. In addition, speciose mat grass with arnica and small swamps line the path. The starting and end point of the hike is the Steinfeld Monastery, which is considered one of the most important architectural monuments in the Rhineland. The belonging basilica was built in the 12th century as one of the earliest German vaulted churches and can be freely visited, just like the extensive monastery grounds. Before and after your hike, you will be treated with culinary delights by two excellent hosts at Steinfeld Monastery.
Stop for coffee and cake before the hike and enjoy a piece of cake of your choice and a coffee speciality in the Steinfeld Monastery café, final stop in the Steinfeld Monastery tavern with a choice of four pizzas (tomato/mozarella, parma, spinaci, tonno), drinks excluded, hiking map no. 14 of the Eifelverein Hellenthal/Kall/Schleiden, route description
Hikeable daily except Wednesdays, start of refreshments before the hike: 1:30 p.m.
Price 25 € per person from 2 persons, 20 € per child
Day arrangement "Culinary treasure hunt - EifelSpur Silver Treasure"
Marmagen is the starting point for your 13.7 km long hike on the EifelSpur "Silberschatz". The village was already mentioned in Roman times as Vicus Marcomagus and is located on the VIA Agrippa from Trier to Cologne. Marmagen also gained fame as the place of origin of Gustave Eiffel‘s ancestors - the famous Eiffel Tower constructor. A highlight of this hiking trail is the Archaeological Landscape Park. Today, a former Roman settlement with a matron's sanctuary, residential buildings, public buildings and an old fortification are visible there. You will be treated with culinary delights in Marmagen before your hike, and in Nettersheim in between.
Rich hiking breakfast with two rolls, a slice of bread, butter, cold cuts (sweet and savoury) and a pot of coffee in the Milz Bakery-Café in Marmagen, stop for coffee and cake with (free choice, one each) in the Café Zur Römerquelle in Nettersheim, hiking map No. 5 of the Eifelverein Mechernich/Nettersheim, tour description
Hikeable daily, breakfast starts at 10:00 a.m.
Price 23,50 € per person (min. 2 persons), 13 € per child (max. 12 years)
Day package "On culinary trails to the origin - EifelSpur Dahlemer Quellenpfad"
Dahlem is the starting point of the 21 km long EifelSpur "Dahlemer Quellenpfad". The trail leads through V-shaped valleys and various streams line the edge of the path. An artificially dammed watercourse, Lake Kronenburg, lies along the trail. The lake was built in the 1970s for flood protection and has become a popular water sports area over the years. In the immediate neighbourhood, the castle town of Kronenburg, with its historic centre and picturesque half-timbered houses, transports visitors into a world of its own. A creative milieu with galleries and arts and crafts shops blends into this romanticism. Before the hike you will be treated with culinary delights in Dahlem, in between in Kronenburg and finally again in Dahlem.
Hiking breakfast with two rolls, a croissant, butter, curd cheese, cold cuts (sweet and savoury), a boiled egg, orange juice, two cups of coffee at Café Harmonie in Dahlem, stop for a piece of cake or pie of your choice and a coffee speciality at the Crêperie of the Burghaus & Villa Kronenburg, final stop for specialities of your choice from the daily menu such as boeuf bourguignon with celery- potato-mash, roasted filet of pikeperch on savoy cabbage with rosemary potatoes, herb pancakes filled with crème fraîche, carrots, spinach and salad bouquet, spinach ricotta gnocchi on sage butter with cherry tomatoes and freshly grated parmesan and a side salad or vegan hamburgers with mushroom-grain-patty, focaccia bun, homemade barbecue sauce, french fries and side salad at the guesthouse "Em Lade" in Dahlem, drinks excluded, hiking map no. 15 of the Eifelverein Dahlem/Oberes Kylltal, tour description
Hikeable Wednesdays to Sundays, breakfast starts at 9:30 a.m.
Day arrangement "In 7th heaven – EifelSchleifen Kronenburger Himmelsglück & Dem Himmel ganz nah"
This day hike combines two EifelSchleifen around the historic castle-town of Kronenburg. The 5.4 km long EifelSchleife "Kronenburger Himmelsglück" takes you on a short but crisp route through the Ohmbach nature reserve. The Ohmbach once flowed into the Kyll and now drains into Lake Kronenburg. Marsh areas at the outskirts of the forest are home to orchids, marsh marigolds, ragged robin and marsh thistles, among others.
The 5.8 km long EifelSchleife "Dem Himmel ganz nah" leads through Kronenburg with its narrow alleys and medieval houses, once home to knights, clerics, farmers and craftsmen. Today, art galleries and craft shops vivify the place. When in Kronenburg, you should take the few metres up to the castle ruins. From the viewpoint there, you have a fantastic view over the surrounding hilly landscape and Lake Kronenburg. The castle ruins of Kronenburg, which were first mentioned in a document in 1277, are the remains of the former high castle above the Kyll valley. The hike, which is 11.2 km long, is quite demanding and rewards the effort with exceptional views.
Included services Hiking breakfast with bread rolls, butter, cold cuts (sweet and savoury), orange juice, milk, egg, coffee and tea in the restaurant in the Eifelpark Kronenburger See, stop for a crêpe of your choice or two pieces of cake of your choice and a coffee speciality in the crêperie of the Burghaus & Villa Kronenburg, hiking map no. 15 of the Eifelverein Dahlem/Oberes Kylltal, tour description
Hikeable Wednesdays to Sundays, breakfast starts at 10:00 a.m.
Price 27,50 € per person (min. 2 persons), 19,50 € per child (2-7 years)