The Geiersteine-Tour is a short but varied premium tour, which is characterized by its diversity and variety. Narrow paths and soft forest trails will take you past mighty sandstone rock formations like the (1,5 km) Hornstein. But also smaller, bizarre rock formations in bright red colours line the route. So one can enjoy the enchanting and charming views of either the "Geiersteinen” (2.5km) the “Runden Hut” (3.2 km) or the "Hornstein".
Views of the imperial castle of Trifels at Annweiler or right into the wine region of the Südliche Weinstrasse or the small villages of the Palatinate Forest such as Lug with its imposing Friedrichfelsen, which is also called "Luger Friz" in the local dialect. Incidentally: the silhouette of the “Geiersteine” towards Wernersberg resembles, with a little bit of imagination, the shape of a dragon.
Refreshments: backpackers food available at the Open Air Café, in the town centre of Lug, opening times: Mon.-Fri 06.00 - 12.00 hrs. and 15:00 -18.00 hrs., Saturdays 06.00-12.00 hrs. or the Cafe Restaurant Red Rose, Schulstraße 8, opening times: Wed - Sun. from 18.00 hrs. Also In the neighboring communities of Darstein, Hauenstein, Schwanheim, Wilgartswiesen and Wernersberg.
Despite the well-signposted trail markers along the premium hiking trails, we recommend for security reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map so that, for example when a storm occurs, you can quickly either find shelter or get out of the woods.
Especially in the autumn it is also important to remember that leaves lying on the ground can conceal irregularities, such as roots, rocks or holes in the path. Following storms, trees can have been uprooted or have branches hanging down. Such path impairments have to be expected when using such trails . Especially in adverse weather conditions, it may occur that the trails and paths turn into muddy and slippery passages. Path impairments of this kind have to be expected when you go out for a hike. Not all rocks or slopes are secured with ropes or railings and sure footedness is required. Should you be of the opinion that these are not accessible to you then you should try and get around them.
Sturdy footwear and all-weather clothing, sun and rain protection, and a sufficient quantity of food and drink, should no refreshment facilities or shopping possibilities exist or be open. Although the path is always very well marked, you should for safety reasons always have an appropriate hiking map with you.