Medieval Alsace 3

Barr – Kaysersberg: Southern Vosges.

The XII century castles chain prospered along the Southern Vosges. Your hike presents an exceptional panorama on the Rhine plain and on the Black Forest. Breathe the atmosphere of the Alsace region through its typical villages on the Wine Route, experience new feelings in one of its wine cellar, visit castles such as the Haut-Koenigsburg, and simply have a taste of Alsace local gastronomy and culture.

Walking

Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Arrival in Barr, a very attractive village with beautiful and typical houses.

The path goes from the famous wine village of Barr to Andlau through the beautiful castles of Landsberg and Haut-Andlau, a castle with two characteristic towers dominating the Kirneck valley with Barr to the North and the Andlau valley to the South.

ca. 5 hours
14 km
680 m
680 m

Today you pass by the Alsatian vineyard and the Wine Route. You walk around Ungersberg (901 m) and visit the castle of Bernstein before beginning the way down towards the wine grower village of Dieffenthal.

ca. 5 hours
16 km
670 m
710 m

Paths go through woods and vineyards and lead to the landmark Castle of the Haut-Koenigsbourg. Reaching 750 metres at its highest point, the top of the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle looks majestically over the Wine Trail and the Alsace plain. This castle is one of the most popular monuments in France with 600.000 visitors a year. You arrive in Saint-Hippolyte, a typical wine-producing village famous for its Rouge de Saint Hippolyte (Pinot Noir).

ca. 6 hours
18 km
660 m
610 m

The beautiful villages of the wine trail follow one another and lead you to Ribeauvillé. Situated amidst a pleasant, undulating landscape, Bergheim. A charming town right in the heart of the Alsace vineyards, is one of the rare Alsace towns to have almost completely preserved its medieval town walls (built in 1311).

ca. 4 hours
13 km
340 m
330 m

In Ribeauvillé discover its three castles (the Saint-Ulrich, the Ribeaupierre and the Girsberg). You will arrive in Riquewihr, a magnificent medieval town that for centuries has managed to combine the quality of its architecture with the quality of its world-famous wines, therefore getting its nickname: “The Gem of the Alsace Vineyards”.

ca. 5 hours
14 km
910 m
870 m

For your last stage, you will pass by the Chapel Saint Alexis before reaching the beautiful castle of Kaysersberg. Don’t forget to appreciate the magnificent view. Take the stairway with its 100 steps up to the top for an even more splendid panorama over Kaysersberg! If you want, you can continue to Kientzheim. You can visit the Alsatian Wine Museum to learn more about Alsace wine or walk around inside these almost completely intact city walls.

ca. 6 hours
12 km
520 m
580 m

Characteristics of the route

Easy to medium walking tour on well marked nature paths, sometimes asphalted, through undulating countryside. For the daily stages with walking times between 5 to 6 hours you need a basic fitness level.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 6, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
daily
Season 2
May 25, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
daily
Medieval Alsace 3 8 days, FR-ELWBK-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
648,00
290,00
200,00
668,00
290,00
200,00

Category: pretty 3***-hotels (French classifying)

Season 1
Apr 6, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
May 25, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Barr
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Kaysersberg
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
60,00
100,00
58,00
82,00
60,00
100,00
58,00
82,00
Price
Transfer: Kaysersberg - Colmar
Surcharge transfer: Kaysersberg - Colmar from 2nd person
30,00
10,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline
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Optional extras:

  • If half board: min. 3-course evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Organised return transfer from Kaysersberg to Colmar, cost EUR 30 per person (surcharge for each additional person EUR 10). Reservation required, payable in advance. From there further by train to Barr.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train to Strasbourg. Further by bus and train to Barr, approx. 1 hour.
  • Parking: Free hotel parking spaces, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey by bus from Kaysersberg via Comar to Barr (several changes of buses necessary)

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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