Saar-Hunsrück-Steig – at a more gentle pace
Hiking tour from Perl to Mettlach (3 days)
Discover the great outdoors and the culture of the charming tri-border region on the extension of the premium long-distance hiking trail Saar-Hunsrück-Steig, which was opened in May 2012! Hikers on the first stage of the tour will marvel at the completely reconstructed Roman villa complex in Perl-Borg.
Morning mood at the Saarschleife vantage point
Morning mood at the Saarschleife vantage point - © Projektbüro Saar-Hunsrück-Steig, Klaus-Peter Kappest
This is what awaits you:
An easy premium hiking tour. Alternating between trekking sections and trails on flat ground. You will stay at hiking-friendly hotels.
The stages of the hiking tour in detail:
Day 1: Arrival in Perl
Discover the only wine-growing municipality in Saarland.
Day 2: Hiking tour from Perl - Hellendorf (approx. 20 km)
The railway station in Perl is the starting point of the tour, taking you through the wine-growing location with its wine cellars and Baroque garden. The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig also runs a little way on French territory through the cross-border nature conservation area Hammelsberg. Over the ridge of the Moselle district affording views of the river Moselle to the Roman villa complex Perl-Borg and finally on to Eft-Hellendorf.
Day 3: Hiking tour from Hellendorf - Mettlach (approx. 19 km), departure
The tour takes you along winding paths through countryside rich in variety to Orscholz. Here you can enjoy the view of the imposing Saarschleife (Saar Loop) before arriving in Mettlach, the municipality well-known for its ceramics.
3 x overnight stays in rooms with shower/WC
3 x invigorating breakfasts
2 x packed lunches
1 x Leporello hiking map "Saar-Hunsrück-Steig" (1:25.000), 1 map per group
1 x Saar-Hunsrück-Steig hiking pin