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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 4

AhrSteig Stage 4: Insul - Kreuzberg

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On the 17.4 km long 4th stage, the hiker is immersed in the seclusion of nature, enjoys spectacular panoramas of lonely high plateaus and the rural and quiet idyll of small Eifel villages.
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Distance 17.4 km
5:25 h
565 m
610 m
486 m
175 m
From Insul it goes in constant increase through shady forest up to Sierscheid. Here we only briefly touch the outskirts, already the trail leads us out on the open plateau of Dümpelhardt. The plateau is an Eldorado for model airplane builders who put their home-made sail and motor aircraft here an acid test. Our hiker's heart, on the other hand, is thrilled with the fabulous panoramic view, one of the most spectacular on the entire Ahrsteig. It's hard for us to break away from it. About meadows and forest paths, it goes down to Liersbachtal. Here over the K 28 and then in a long, but not too steep climb on the plateau "Ober Hockert Cross" in the district Hönningen. Past meadows and woodland we reach after a further increase the high place Lind. And again we are surprised by a panorama that opens up the whole beauty of the Ahrgebirge. The view extends far beyond the Ahrhöhen. A little insider tip: If you would like to explore this panoramic view more extensively, you should take a closer look at the panorama circular walk from Lind. At the Nativity Chapel in Lind benches invite you to linger - opportunity to enjoy the wide view in peace. On the descent, we briefly touch the connecting road to Ahrbrück. But it goes straight again in a slight increase in the forest. Below the wooded hilltop of Kotzbergs then leads a long descent on some adventurous paths down to the friendly village Kreuzberg. Above the village perched on a rock spur the castle Kreuzberg, which is the only inhabited castle in the Ahrtal privately owned.

Author’s recommendation

In the village of Kreuzberg there are restaurants and overnight accommodations.
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Hans-Joachim Schneider
Update: September 02, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
486 m
Lowest point
175 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.60%Dirt road 2.43%Forested/wild trail 78.26%Path 9.14%Road 2.01%Unknown 4.54%
Asphalt
0.6 km
Dirt road
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
13.6 km
Path
1.6 km
Road
0.4 km
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0.8 km
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Safety information

Sturdy shoes and sure-footedness are required!

Tips and hints

Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.

Oberstr. 8

53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Tel: (02641) 9171-0

Fax: (02641) 9171-51

E-Mail: info@ahrtal.de

Internet: www.ahrtal.de

 

This is the stage 3 and stage 5

Start

Insul (219 m)
Coordinates:
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50.442449, 6.913673
DMS
50°26'32.8"N 6°54'49.2"E
UTM
32U 351861 5589906
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Destination

Altenahr/Kreuzberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Insul - Hanensteiner Mühle - Sierscheid - Dümpelhardt - Liersbachtal - Linder Höhe - Krippenkapelle - Kreuzberg / Altenahr

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the Ahrtalbahn to Ahrbrück, then continue with bus line 863 to Dümpelfeld and from there take the signposted AhrSteig access path (approx. 1.4 km) to Insul.

Getting there

A 61 from the north: Meckenheimer Kreuz, continue on A 565 to B 257 via Altenahr, direction Adenau/Nürburgring to Dümpelfeld, there turn right on L 73 to Insul.

A 61 from the south: Wehr exit; towards Nürburgring at Hohe Acht via the L 10 towards Adenau and then continue on the B 257 to Dümpelfeld, there turn left on the L 73 to Insul.

Parking

Hikers' car park at the cemetery in Schuld, at the sports field in Insul and on the right behind the beautiful stone bridge in the direction of Sierscheid.

Coordinates

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50.442449, 6.913673
DMS
50°26'32.8"N 6°54'49.2"E
UTM
32U 351861 5589906
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Rating

3.8
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Kalle Kolf
August 08, 2022 · Community
Tolle Ausblicke und ein anspruchsvolles auf und ab über Feldwege und Waldpfade.
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When did you do this route? August 07, 2022
Kalle Kolf
August 07, 2022 · Community
Tolle Fernsichten und ein sehr anspruchsvolles auf und ab.
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When did you do this route? August 07, 2022
Klaus Müller
April 03, 2021 · Community
sehr schön, aber auch anstrengend, Top Aussichten
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When did you do this route? March 29, 2021
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.4 km
Duration
5:25 h
Ascent
565 m
Descent
610 m
Highest point
486 m
Lowest point
175 m
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