This walking holiday in France takes in the wine region of the Alsace. Made famous around the world for the wonderful wine produced in this idyllic region, it offers a lot more to the traveller looking to enjoy walking in Alsace. We have graded this walking holiday level 2 on a self-guided basis, leaving it accessible to most abilities of walkers. This hiking vacation in France is a jaunt of several days in the Northern Vosges Regional Nature Reserve, classed as a world nature site by the UNESCO Biosphere. Alsace walking tours always evoke memories of the history of France. As you travel along shaded trails you will discover the numerous ancient churches, fortified castles, military remains of the Maginot Line. You will see the sandstone summits covered with magnificent forests of fir, beech or pine. You will pass through little hamlets with their master crystal makers and stone carvers.
A level 2 self-guided tour
A combination of 2 and 3-star hotels and country inns.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrival in Wissembourg, north of Strasbourg. After settling into the hotel why not take a tour of the old town and museum.
Today your walk departs via the Col du Pigeonnier towards the Pfaffenschlick and the Soultzerkopf Arrival in Lembach where the Four Chaux, a former fortress of the Maginot Line is situated.
Today seems to be castle day as your walk takes you via the castles of Loewenstein and Hohenbourg. Later a little further into the walk you pass the Castle of Fleckenstein which was formerly one of the most imposing in the Vosges.
Today on your walk you will walk past the Castle of Schoeneck followed by the climb of the Grand Wintersberg, the highest point in the Northern Vosges at an altitude of 581m. Soon you shall arrive at the spa town of Niederbronn-les-Bains via the Dittenthal and the Celtic Encampment.
Castle of Wasenbourg which overlooks the Niederbronn valley followed by the romantic remains of the Grand Arnsbourg. Your walking route today will take you through the beautiful Alsatian villages Oberbronn, Offwiller, Rothbach and onto Ingwiller.
From the valley of the Moder, you go to Sparsbach and to the Englischberg after which you will arrive in the attractive village of La Petite Pierre perched on her headland of pink stoneware.
Once again a famous castle. The Castle of Hunebourg is a neo-Romanesque style castle, followed by the remains of the Daubenschlagfels. Soon this is followed by a descent towards Saint-Jean-ls-Saverne and its 12th Century abbey church. Arrival in Saverne.
Depart after breakfast.
By train to Strasbourg or flight to Paris and train to Strasbourg and onto Wissembourg.
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