Walking and Cycling tours in France France - Walking tour-Vosges mountain and Alsace vineyards

France - Walking tour-Vosges mountain and Alsace vineyards

 

This self-guided walking holiday in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards will take you through its great vintages and authentic villages. A walking day passing by the balloons and at the feet of the great Vosges tops.The numerous castles and beautiful villages  of the wine trail and the welcoming and convivial hosts will delight you.

Day 1

Arrival in Eguisheim This is one of the most beautiful villages on the wine road, 8 km from Colmar, nestled in a wonderful green setting close to ‘’3 Châteaux’’ in Eguisheim.

Day 2

Eguisheim – Turckheim ≈ 14 km - 8.7 miles - The first ascent leads to ‘’3 Châteaux’’ in Eguisheim (600 m) and later on to castle of Hohlandsbourg,which offers a panoramic view over Colmar and the Alsace Plain dotted with numerous villages. You then reach the valley that leads to Munster and spend 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 ≈ 14 km - 8.7 miles - 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 4

Kaysersberg - Munster≈ 23 km - 14.3 miles - You leave Kaysersberg and the vineyards and walk through the Vosges Massif . Outstanding nature and landscapes in the Regional park of the “Ballons des Vosges”.

Day 5

Munster – Wintzfelden ≈ 15 km - 9 miles - You leave Munster and walk up towards Wassenberg (746 m). You pass the summit of Mühlenkopf (805m) and descend further down in the valley to discover an area with vineyards and the village of Wintzfelden.

Day 6

Wintzfelden – Eguisheim ≈ 17 km - 10.5 miles - Take an extremely beautiful terraced path dominating the Rhine Valley, and walk to Gueberschwihr. On this road you can see Celtic religious sites and an abbey before reaching Eguisheim, the village from where the walk started.

Day 7

End of the trip after breakfast

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Self guided WALKING
Level
FRENCH VINEYARDS
Duration :
7 Days
From :
733 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 and 3 star hotels - Half Board (dinner + breakfast)

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map 

English speaking phone assistance 

 

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Starts in : Eguisheim

Ends in : Eguisheim.

Access : Strabourg train station.

 

Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more 

Starts in : Eguisheim

Ends in : Eguisheim

 

Access : train station in Colmar or airport in Strasbourg

Highlights

. The nature and the landscapes of the

. Regional park of the “Ballons des Vosges”

· Cities of Eguisheim and Munster

· The beautiful well marked out paths