Does the idea of long-distance hiking give you itchy feet, but you haven’t dared to do it yet? Does hiking long distances over several days with only the contents of your rucksack sound like a real adventure, but you doubt your fitness? Then we have the right entry route for you with this Tour in the Rhön mountains. In this Collection, we introduce you to a long-distance hike that is perfect for novice hikers. Whether you are planning your first multi-day hike or are a seasoned pro, our six-day Tour has a lot to offer. Although you won’t travel to any faraway countries on this hike, you still discover plenty of wonderful natural spectacles, sweeping views, and pretty places.
Do you want to know more? We’re setting off to the Hochrhöner trail. Or at least part of it. The original trail stretches 180 kilometres (112 miles) through the heart of Germany. We’ve shortened this to just under 100 kilometres (62 miles) divided into six stages. This way, you never hike more than 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) in one day and you can enjoy the surroundings twice as much. If you feel like doing more at the end, you can simply do it later.
Perhaps we should mention at this point that this trail was named ‘Germany's most beautiful hiking trail’ in 2010 in the category of – you guessed it – long-distance hiking trails. You can look forward to some really impressive nature on your adventure between the village of Oberweißenbrunn and the town of Bad Salzungen. Unforested heights, wide views, well-marked trails and some of the highest elevations in the low mountain range await.
On our Tours, we send you directly into nature. We take you along forest paths and narrow hiking trails, up and down, which are, of course, even more fun when you're wearing comfortable hiking boots! This is where our new KEEN.Bellows Flex technology comes into play. We’ve added a flexible TPU insert between the forefoot and the instep – where deep creases usually form on classic leather hiking boots when they are broken in which eventually break or tear. The insert folds up flexibility, just like an accordion, reducing your effort considerably. True to the motto ‘Hike Happy’, you can float along the hiking trail with light feet, without needing to spend a long time breaking in your shoes.
So let's get going! You can look forward to a good dose of hiking happiness in the unique Rhön Biosphere Reserve. By the way, you can find more Tour suggestions from us here: komoot.de/user/keenfootwear/collections. HAPPY HIKING!
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Your adventure (shortened) Hochrhöner begins in the heart of Oberweißbrunn. You can easily reach the place by public transport, which is why - once you have arrived - you can start walking straight away.It goes straight up! On the Himmeldunkberg, the Rhön sheep, the first typical inhabitants of this region, await you. Over its grassy slopes and accompanied by …
Day two of your long-distance hike begins at a highlight that is only a stone's throw away - or the flap of a wing - from your night quarters. Maybe you got a close look at it at the end of your tour yesterday. Today the path leads you right past it: the aviator memorial.So you can enjoy a …
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Today the Hochrhöner takes you over a length of almost 18 kilometers not only through beautiful nature, but also over the former border between Hesse and Thuringia and last but not least to the historic town of Tann.It starts relatively leisurely from your night quarters. You will soon be heading for your first ascent over meadows and fields as …
Stage 4 is coming up. A good 16 kilometers and a little more than 400 meters in altitude await you. And so much can be revealed: It remains promising and wonderfully natural. But for that you must first master an ascent: From Tann it goes up to the Horbel, then over a former border post path to the south.The …
Today a comparatively leisurely stage of your Hochrhön adventure is on the program. You march from Dermbach to Bernshausen. Almost twelve wonderfully varied kilometers, which have so many highlights in store for you, are waiting for you.From Dermbach you follow a path that leads you on the slope of the Gläserberg to Glattbach. Not far from the heart of …
Can you believe it Today is the final stage of your long-distance hiking adventure. Around 18 kilometers, a lake, an observation tower and a ceremonial gate that marks the end of the Hochrhön premium hiking trail await you. But one by one.Right at the beginning you will come across the Bernshausen Kutte, a lake that owes its circular shape …