The circular path starts at the open-air thermal spa Bad Bodendorf. Ahrensteig byroad gets you past the spa park and to the edge of the forest. From here, either follow the signs for Ahrsteig trail straight into the forest, or go left via Burggrafenstraße, before turning right into the forest, which makes for an easier ascent. After the ascent, you get to the main path of Ahrsteig. Follow it to the left onto Hellenberg mountain. In good weather, you should definitely go to Feltenturm tower, which boasts a beautiful view over the Rhine valley, Ahr valley, Hellenbach valley, Harbach valley, and the city of Sinzing. Walk back and turn left onto path number 4, which gets you to the forest pub Zum Ähnchen. You now get back to Ahrsteing, and walk along the panoramic trail. Follow path 4 again, and take the Ahrsteig byroad back to where you started.
After the tour, you can relax in the healing waters of the thermal pool, or visit the historic centre of Bad Bodendorf.
Where to eat
You can get a bite to eat at the forest pub Zum Ähnchen (Monday, Tuesday, Friday closing days), or at Winzerhäuschen.
- You're traveling a distance of 5 miles on this easy trail. The hike is therefore not too long. The average length of all hikes in the Rhineland-Palatinate is 28 miles.
- This easy hike is perfect for the whole family. What’s even better: You can also bring the family’s best friend on this dog friendly hike.
- In case of good weather conditions, the hike can also be done without bringing your hiking boots. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.
Highlights of the tour
The view from Feltenturm tower over the numerous valleys and Sinzing.
The tour features both forest sections as well as panoramic views.
Bad Bodenhof railway station is only 700m/2,297ft from the starting point of the hike.
You can get to Bad Bodendorf from motorway A61 via B266. There is a car park at the thermal spa.