Vineyards and Vosges Summits
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Eguisheim, situated in the heart of the wine route, is a supreme example of a medieval city with flower decorated house facades. This wine villages invites you to a leisurely stroll and a wine tasting.
Eguisheim – Turckheim
Ascend through the vast vineyard scenery to the little wine-growing village of Husseren and continue uphill to the three castles of Eguisheim. From the castle Hohlandsberg you have an unforgettable view onto the surrounding wine villages and the Alsacian plain. Your tour ends in Turckheim, an idyllic wine-growing village. At 10 pm on the dot you will still find the nightwatchman walking through the little town.
Turckheim – Kaysersberg
From Turckheim the route takes you through the well-known wine-growing estates of Katzenthal and Käferkopf. After Katzenthal you climb up to the top of the Bornthalkopf mountain and reach the wine-growing area around Kaysersberg. The location, the unique silhouette and the stunning half-timber houses crown Kaysersberg as one of the most beautiful villages along the wine route.e.
Kaysersberg – Munster
Leave the Alsacian wine-growing region and walk in the Vosges with magnificent views onto the Rhine plain, the Black Forest and the Alps. Continue through forests and in parts rocky regions covered in mountain pines, then up to the Petit Hohnack and and the Grand Hohnack. After the Croix de Wihr pass, the route leads you downhill to Munster, the place of origin of the aromatic Munster-cheese at the foot of the Col de la Schlucht.
Munster – Wintzfelden
On today’s tour you still remain in the lower parts of the Vosges through soft rolling hills and scenery with vineyards, castles and sparse forests. Via the Wassenberg mountain, the medieval little town of Wassenbourg and the Mühlkopf, you make your way towards Wintzfelden and thus return to the Alsacian wine-growing region.
Wintzfelden – Eguisheim
Once again a walking tour rich in beautiful views awaits you. With the path situated high above the valley, you will enjoy views onto wine-villages nestling amoungs vineyards. Continue through the picturesque Alsacian wine-growing region and approach your starting point Eguisheim, where the circle of your walking tour closes.
Individual departure or extra days
The terrain is hilly with well-marked walking paths (mainly dirt tracks and meadow trails), in parts also asphalted sections. For walking times between 4.5 and 6.5 hours, a basic fitness level is sufficient. A varied route through the marvellous wine-growing scenery of the Alsace region awaits.
Category: 3***-hotels and country hotels (French classifying)
- 6x overnight stays as stated above, breakfast included
- If half-board: min. 3-course meal
- Luggage transfer
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents
- GPS-Data available
- Train journey to Colmar. From there by bus or taxi in approx. 20 mins to Eguisheim.
- Parking: Parking at the starting hotel, costs approx. EUR 4 per day, payable on spot. Parking spaces free of charge near the hotel, no reservation possible.