It is easy to explore Wiesbaden and the Rheingau-Taunus on foot – especially if you have chosen one of the many rambling, wine and natural trails. The "Rheingau Riesling Trail" affords a good overview with its almost 120 kilometres. There are virtually no limits to what you can explore.
In addition, the Wine Experience Trail with a total of 18 kilometres provides a good opportunity to explore the Rheingau on foot or on a bike and discover the secrets of the winegrowers many of whom have received international prizes for their produce. Also the Wiesbaden Wine and Nature Trail, which connects the districts Frauenstein and Schierstein offers lots of interesting information. Here you can discover the area's wine growing history while following the path. Along the way information boards provide information on the grape types and wine growing in general.
Further recommended tours in the region are the Johannisberger Wine Trail and the Johannisberger Mill Trail (Mühlenwanderweg), the Rheingau Bike Trail from Kaub to Flörsheim am Main, the Rheingauer Gebück from Walluf to Lorchhausen, the Flötenweg and the Mill Trail in the Walluf valley.
The Rheinsteig begins in Wiesbaden-Biebrich at the banks of the River Rhine and offers an impressive outdoor experience. Shady mountain valleys, quiet forests, rugged rock formations and winding vineyards – constantly changing perspectives amaze the observer. Central European cultural history, Rhine romantic and landscapes that are steeped in history are all here side by side. In the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, that is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002, there are 40 castles, palaces and fortresses waiting to be discovered. On the right bank of the Rhine there is the Premium Hiking trail that leads 320 kilometres between Wiesbaden and Bonn from the Siebengebirge over the Middle Rhine Valley into the Rheingau region. The route has sports challenges for the experienced hiker as well as viewpoints with offering memorable experiences.
In addition, the European Long Distance Trail, the Rheinhöhenweg with its paths covering a good 500 kilometres on the left and right banks or the "Rhine mini-tour" that leads from Rüdesheim am Rhein to Assmannshausen – offer further great opportunities to explore the region.