Sporting views over the Moselle Valley.
This stage of the trail requires more in the way of fitness: the path frequently changes, climbing steeply and then immediately descending downhill. The ascents will reward you with fabulous views far into the distance and down into the valley. However, you can rest on the Huxlay Plateau if you'd like to take it a little easier; on the other hand, you might prefer rather more active relaxation on the natural running track or the health and fitness trail. When you reach the end of the stage in Mehring, be sure to sample the town's 2000-year old wine-making tradition in one of the many inns and taverns in the town.
Today's stage is not too longand there are plenty of attractive rest places on the Huxlay Plateauso that we would definitely recommendscheduling in a longer stop. The path to Mehring is not far after that. A glass of chilled Moselle wine tastesparticularly good with this magnificent vista.
Starting point: Schweich via the A 1 (Schweich exit)or via the B 53
Destination: Mehring A 1, Mehring, Longuich or Schweich junctions, then follow the B 53
Schweich: There are parking spaces close to the Stefan-Andres fountainor on Bernhard-Becker-Straße. There is also parking available at Schweich railwaystation.
Mehring: There is parking along theMoselstraße, which runs parallel to the B 53, or on the Peter-Schröder-Platz (0.3 km walk).
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- Sturdy hiking footwear
- Appropriateweatherproof hiking gear
- Picnic lunch