No timetables, no rush, no stress.
Lots of green, birdsong, sunshine, local food and wine.
The valley towns are protected Unesco heritage, unspoiled and authentic. No restaurant chains, no ugly apartment blocks, no traffic, just the old houses, castles and medieval ruins.
Take a quiet break, wherever you are. You know you need it.
Weingut & Gästehaus Sonnenhof - Bed and Breakfast on a grape farm. It's in Oberheimbach, not far from Bacharach.
The hilly hiking path! Totally worth the sore muscles.
Rusticana - inexpensive, tasty meals.
Kulturia Rheinterrasse - can't find a link, but it's on the main street. Super authentic, good food and friendly service.
Eiscafe Italia 76 - near Rusticana. Try the Riesling ice cream!