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Alsace walking and bike tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alsace highlights 

 

See here our Self-guided tours in Alsace and Vosges

 

 

Alsace is a small region but with a rich History.

A mix of French and German culture due to its location on the German border.

The region consists in 2 departments, the High Rhine and the Low Rhine.

The 3 main cities are Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse

 

GEOGRAPHY

The region is bounded by 3 frontiers, close to Germany and Switzerland.

  • The plain of the Rhine

A 68 km strip of land between the Rhine and the Vosges, the plain of the Ile and of the Rhine has many rivers.

The Grand Ried is also a land of memory of the war, with the memorial of the Maginot Line in Marckolsheim.

  • The Vosges Mountains

The Regional Nature Park of the Northern Vosges consists in 113 villages, a natural heritage with a varied wildlife and flora.

Lakes, forests, crests, the location is idyllic to go hiking on the marked trails. The folk arts and traditions are still vivid.

  • The Wine Road

Green hilly landscape dotted with picturesque flowery villages, small well-known wine-making towns offering breathtaking views of the richness and diversity of Alsace's terroirs.

 

HERITAGE

Many castles and fortification built by Vauban as :

  • Haut Koenigsbourg castle : Built in the 12th century, the Castle occupied a strategic position. It was built to watch over the wine and wheat routes to the North and the silver and salt routes from West to East
  • Neuf Brisach citadel : it was founded in 1699 at Louis XIV's behest. It is considered as Vauban's masterpiece. It is on UNESCO World Heritage list. 

 

GASTRONOMY

  • Famous wines as Gewürztraminer, Pinot of all colors (Red, Black and Grey), Sylvaner..
  • Famous local recipes as Choucroute, Baeckeoffe, Kougelhopf