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Alsace – Vosges Mountains

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  • Duration: 6 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2-3
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily 1st April to 7th October
  • Location: Eguisheim
Tour Details

Welcome tour 6 night hiking holiday through the Vosges Mountains France.  The Vosges Mountains, south of Strasbourg are in the heart of the Alsace region of France. Not only are they a great destination for a walking holiday in France, but they also offer some of the best conditions for wine growing in Europe. Geographically they also mark a clear border between France and Germany, also bearing great similarities to the Black Forest on the other side of the River Rhine as if mirroring them.

This tour has been graded by us at level 2-3 self-guided the distance is only really level 3 on day 4.

This is a trip in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards; its large vintages are spread among authentic villages. Sample these wonderful wines as you take your walking tour through this lovely region. You shall see numerous castles and beautiful villages typical of this wine region as well as the more famous towns of Eguisheim and Munster.

Starting Location

Eguisheim

Price Includes

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast in selected 3 star hotels
  • Information Pack
  • Maps and walking instructions
  • Luggage transfers
  • GPS Routes available upon request

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Rooms
  • Flights
  • Entrance to Attractions
  • Dinners
  • Travel Insurance
  • GPS Rental
Trip Info

Difficulty

Level 2-3 self-guided tour, maximum elevation per day 770m and 6-7 hours walking on the longest day.

Accommodation

3 star hotels and country inns.

Travel Insurance

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.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Eguisheim.

Arrival at Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages on the wine road, 8 km from Colmar nestling in a wonderful green setting close to ‘’3 Chateaux’’ in Eguisheim.

Day 2Eguisheim – Turckheim 9 miles 14 Km, 563/534m up/down

The first ascent leads to “3 Chateaux” in Eguisheim at 600m. After a visit, you continue onto the Hohlansbourg Chateau, which offers wonderful panoramic views over Colmar and the Alsace Plain dotted with numerous little villages. You then rejoin the valley that leads to Munster and spends the second night in the extremely beautiful city of Turckheim where each evening at 10:00 pm, a night watchman in traditional 16th century costume sings as he switches the streetlights off.

Day 3 Turckheim – Kaysersberg 9 miles 14 Km, 654/631m up/down.

Today the walk takes you from Turckheim to Kaysersberg, the birthplace of Dr Albert Schweitzer, the Nobel Peace Prize winner; your itinerary then crosses the area from which famous Alsace vintages originate.

Day 4Kaysersberg – Munster 15 miles 23 Km, 1113/999m up/down.

On day 4 you depart from the vineyard area to discover the first summits of the Vosges. From Kaysersberg (250m) you reach the village of Labaroche and the summit of Petit Honack (927 m). After the Croix de WhorPass (840 m), the path leads to Munster, right at the heart of the Vosges Massif.

Day 5Munster – Wintzfelden 9 miles 15 Km, 791/810m up/down.

You leave Munster and ascend in the direction of Wassenberg (746 m). You pass the summit of Mhlenkopf (805m) and descend further down in the valley to discover an area with vineyards and the village of Wintzfelden.

Day 6Wintzfelden – Eguisheim 11 miles 17 Km, 509/656m up/down.

Taking an extremely beautiful terraced path dominating the Rhine Valley, you walk in the direction of Gueberschwihr which is a gorgeous village. On this road, you can see Celtic religious sites and an abbey before reaching Eguisheim, the village from which the walk started.

Day 7Departure

Depart after breakfast.

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How to get there

By train to Strasbourg and onto Colmar or plane to Paris and train to Colmar. Then taxi to Eguisheim (around 10km).

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