A total of five stages take you through striking landscapes, such as the vineyards around Oberkirch, the moors of the Black Forest National Park, rock faces shrouded in legend or the All Saints waterfalls with the monastery ruins. The long-distance hiking trail offers hikers a varied route passing historical sites in the valley.
The first stage of the Renchtalsteig long-distance hiking trail starts at the town hall in Bottenau and leads via Staufenberg castle to the Mooskopf with its viewing tower. From here it heads back down over the Kalikutt to the Hugenhöfen in Oppenau.
The second stage of the Renchtalsteig trail starts directly with an ascent to approx. 750m and then leads across the two paraglider launch sites in Oppenau, past beautiful viewpoints and back into the valley to Bad Peterstal.
The third stage of the Renchtalsteig trail is a demanding hike in the anterior Rench valley and leads you past natural sights such as Glaswald lake, the Rappenschiff ridge and the Teufelskanzel rocks. This stage also offers many wonderful views along the route
This stage takes you over the tops of the Black Forest National Park, past the Buchkopf viewing tower, the Schliffkopf, the All Saints' monastery ruins and the neighboring waterfalls.
The final stage of the Renchtalsteig trail takes you back to the wine town of Oberkirch via the All Saints' waterfalls, Sohlberg mountain and the Schwalbenstein