Moving time  2 hours 35 minutes

Time  3 hours 52 minutes

Coordinates 2157

Uploaded August 14, 2019

Recorded August 2019

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1,042 f
501 f
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1.9
3.8
7.62 mi

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near Keuchingen, Saarland (Deutschland)

Nice walk (nothing extraordinary) along the Saar, starting and ending in Mettlach, Saarland. It leads up to the Burg Montclair (which was closed during our walk), with the Saar on both sides, and then down again to the hairpin curve in the river. A short ferry crossing takes you to the outer bank of the Saar, which subsequently you follow all the way back to Mettlach, which I found a wee bit monotonous. This walk can be considered easy (41p according to IBP, but this is most likely an overstatement, as the true elevation difference is probably only about half of what I recorded: the two peaks in the second half of the walk don't exist in reality, and the quality of this registration seems to be particularly poor in general). To be honest, I'm not sure whether I can recommend this walk... only if you like endless riverside views!

IBP ANALYSIS
Difficulty (p): 41 (at most)
Reliability: E/7
Distance - total (km): 12,15
Accumulated climb (m): 238 (probably only half of this)
Accumulated descent (m): 232 (probably only half of this)
Maximum height (m): 312
Minimum height (m): 172
Start height (m): 202
End height (m): 207
Average climb rate (%): 4,9
Average descent rate (%): 5,4
Distance - uphill (km): 4,88 (at most)
Distance - downhill (km): 4,28 (at most)
Distance - flat (km): 3,13 (at least)
Climbs >10% (km): 0,14
Climbs >15% (km): 0,20 (probably closer to 0,00)
Climbs >30% (km): 0,07 (probably 0,00)
Climbs requiring hands: No
Descents >10% (km): 0,20
Descents >15% (km): 0,10 (probably closer to 0,00)
Descents >30% (km): 0,00
Descents requiring hands: No
Vertiginous: Not at all

* = regular hike; ** = nice hike; *** = beautiful hike;
**** = very beautiful hike; ***** = exceptionally beautiful hike (unique)

0-25 IBP = very easy hike; 26-50 IBP = easy hike;
51-75 IBP = moderately difficult hike; 76-100 IBP = difficult hike;
>100 IBP = very difficult hike (all for someone in average/good shape)

Source of the photos: M. Buter
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Starting point

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Mettlach

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En route

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En route

panorama

Der Saar

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Old bunker

panorama

En route

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Impressive beech tree

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Rock formation

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Burg Montclair

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Rock

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Der Saar... mit Aussichtspunkt

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Here comes the ferry... and there we go!

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Der Saar

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Nice waterside

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Der Saar

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Quite some elevation difference!

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Die Saarbrücke

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