Leisure and activities
Leisure and Activities in the Ahr region
The Ahr valley with its mild climate, more than 1300 hours of sunshine during the year and its very low rainfall belongs to one of the most beautiful valleys leading off the River Rhine and attracts many visitors.
The river Ahr meanders from its source in Blankenheim about 90 km through the scenic Ahr valley before it flows into the river Rhine. Along the river Ahr there are many well-signposted cycling paths winding their way through picturesque nature. The routes along the riverbanks through the romantic landscape allow a relaxed cycling. The “Ahr Biking Trail” is easy to ride and therefore especially well suited to families with children or for hobby cyclists.
Many guest visit the Ahrtal for one reason only: the scenic Rotweinwanderweg (Red Wine Hiking Trail). Not only the „hiker’s society“ considers the Red Wine Hiking Trail one of Germany’s most beautiful footpaths. It offers fantastic views across picturesque terraced vineyards, jagged rocks and spectacular lookouts for Hikers and Mountain Bikers alike. Take your time to rest on one of the numerous spectacular lookouts and enjoy the amazing views across the river valley. More advanced Hikers may also walk the AhrSteig, which opened in 2012.
For more advanced walking tours visitors can visit Europe’s largest Nordic Walking Fitness Park, which is located in the Ahr region and it offers a large variety of specially marked routes over 1000km of length.
Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is one of the largest towns along the Ahr, and it offers with its spa gardens and numerous institutions a great variety of activities and attractions.
The Ringhotel Giffels Goldener Anker is situated in Bad Neuenahr, within the spa area and walking distace to the spa gardens, Ahr resort, and Casino.
Beside hiking and cycling there is great variety of outdoor and indoor activities to choose from. Bad Neuenahr offers a 18-hole Golf course, tennis courts within walking distance to the hotel, archery range, a high-ropes course, fly-fishing, Ahr resort with thermal spa and fitness center.
People fascinated by motorsports might also want to visit the Nürburgring.