The Eifelsteig is complemented by the "Rur-Olef-Route" in the northern Eifel. The combination with the Eifelsteig results in an attractive round tour, which can also be booked as an arrangement.
The 37 km long "Rur-Olef-Route" runs from Gemünd via Schleiden to Hellenthal. From Hellenthal the route leads to Einruhr. Along the way you will get to know the beauty of the Oleftal and wonderful open landscapes.
Attractions such as the Schleiden Castle Church as well as the Hellenthal wildlife enclosurewith its famous bird of prey station enrich the route. From Einruhr you get back to Gemünd via the Eifelsteig (20 km).
We will gladly send you free information material for planning your hike. You can also order hiking maps from us for a fee.
Circular hiking made easy
The length of the individual stages is also suitable for longer day hikes. Three days hiking on the Rur-Olef-Route incl. overnight stay, breakfast, luggage transfer and GästeCard can also be booked as a package on request.
Eifelsteig hiking bus
Also in 2022, the Eifelsteig hiking bus is in operation and provides a comfortable and environmentally friendly connection to the Eifelsteig & its partner trails.
The 3 stages of the Rur-Olef route
Gemünd - Hellenthal (17km)
Hellenthal - Einruhr (20km)
Einruhr - Gemünd (20km via the EifelSteig)
For more information about the Rur-Olef route:
Order free and paid information material
Package deal for the Rur-Olef route
Pocket guide “”hiking and walking tours” (PDF, 5MB)