What better place to combine hiking and wine than the Rhine Valley? In many places local winegrowers offer guests the opportunity to enjoy wine and nature at the same time. The hiking trails take you through the vineyards for an authentic, up-close wine experience. In the vineyards the tour takes on an entertaining and convivial mood when the vintner offers you samples of his wine to taste and chats about his work and the vines. The Middle Rhine’s Weinfrühling in Boppard at the end of April is a special highlight, with a multitude of culinary and wine tasting stands scattered throughout the large group of vineyards collectively known as the Bopparder Hamm.