Beautiful walks past cow herds
Typical french vinotheque along the hiking tour
Fantastic view of the wine fields during the hiks
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Vineyards and Vosges Summits

Delightful Alsace.

Rural, placid, sincere and hospitable: this is how the Alsace region presents itself during your walking tour between vineyards and along the slopes of the Vosges. Enjoy the ancient townscapes, the romantic wine villages and the impressive castles, and nature enthusiasts will be especially fascinated by the unspoilt and diverse scenery. Last but not least, is the amazing cuisine in this precious region, combining Alsacian heartiness and French sophistication and creating wonderful culinary delights. The route takes you through a marvellous cultural region with vineyards, picturesque country estates and villages with castles, palaces and ruins.

Walking

Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

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.

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 night watchman walking through the little town.

ca. 4,5 hours
14 km
560 m
530 m

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.

ca. 4,5 hours
14 km
650 m
630 m

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.

ca. 6,5 hours
23 km
1.110 m
990 m

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 Wasserberg mountain, the medieval little town of Wasserbourg and the Mühlkopf, you make your way towards Wintzfelden and thus return to the Alsacian wine-growing region.

ca. 5 hours
15 km
790 m
810 m

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 amounts vineyards. Continue through the picturesque Alsacian wine-growing region and approach your starting point Eguisheim, where the circle of your walking tour closes.

ca. 5 hours
17 km
510 m
660 m

Characteristics of the route

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.

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
Vineyards and Vosges Summits 7 days, FR-ELWEG-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
638,00
250,00
160,00
668,00
250,00
160,00

Category: 3***-hotels and country 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
Eguisheim
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
58,00
100,00
58,00
100,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 6x overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half board: min. 3-course evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Colmar and further by bus or taxi to Eguisheim, approx. 10 minutes.
  • Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces, cost approx. EUR 3 per day, payable on spot. Free public parking spaces near the hotel, no reservation possible.

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!
Madlene Reischl
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Madlene Reischl, Customer Service

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
4 stars
Ralph Domas US | 16.10.2018
Vosges Mountains and Alsace Vineyards
Great place for a walking holiday and the accommodations were excellent. The estimated walking time and distance for each day published in the travel guide is not accurate. Time and distance are under estimated. In addition, the route descriptions were not always accurate. The communication we had with Madlene Reischl concerning the trip was outstanding. She always responded quickly to our questions and her responses were easily understood.
Madlene Reischl
Madlene Reischl answered:
Thank you for your nice feedback! Great that you enjoyed your time in Alsace and you were satisfied with the accommodations. Moreover, thank you for letting us know about walking time, distance and route description. That‚Äôs always very helpful to improve our documents even better. We will check the paths and descriptions as quickly as possible again! Furthermore, thank you so much for your lovely feedback! Very nice from you, that makes me happy! ūüėä
5 stars
Bernd Klempnow DE | 27.08.2018
Beeindruckende Landschaft, schöne Touren, sympathische Menschen
Ein sehr eindr√ľcklicher Urlaub, der in so bezaubernden Fachwerkst√§dtchen wie Eguisheim beginnt und endet. Die Strecken sind sehr gut beschrieben und ausgeschildert, das mitgelieferte Kartenmaterial ist eine gute Erg√§nzung bzw. gut als √úbersicht, wenn man doch mal abk√ľrzen will. Die Routen haben es in sich, sind aber in den angegebenen Zeiten zu schaffen. Wir hatten gro√üe Hitze, da waren die gro√üen Teile des Weges, die im Wald lagen, sehr angenehm. Die Gastgeber waren - wie eigentlich alle Els√§sser, die wir getroffen haben, allesamt sehr bem√ľht, zuvorkommend und nett, die Fr√ľhst√ľcke meist √ľberdurchschnittlich. Einzig das Zimmer im Hotel La Vallee Noble in Soultzmatt war alt und sch√§big. K√ľche und Weine spitze: eine feine Art im Urlaub aktiv zu sein und gleichzeitig zu genie√üen.
Madlene Reischl
Madlene Reischl answered:
Vielen lieben Dank f√ľr Ihre sehr gute Reisebewertung! Solche Bewertungen sind sehr erfreulich, wenn wir h√∂ren, dass Ihnen die Reise so gut gefallen hat und Sie eine sch√∂ne Zeit gehabt haben! Danke f√ľr Ihr Feedback zum Hotel La Vallee Noble, welches sehr wichtig f√ľr uns zu wissen ist. Wir bedauern sehr, dass Sie mit unserer Hotelentscheidung in Soultzmatt nicht ganz zufrieden waren. Deshalb werden wir bei den n√§chsten Buchungen die Unterkunft nochmals √ľberpr√ľfen!
5 stars
Hans-G√ľnther Gei√üler DE | 03.07.2018
Weinberge und Vogesengipfel
Eine wunderschöne und anspruchsvolle Wandertour durch Wälder und Weinanbau. Historische kleine Städtchen versetzen einen vom Ambiente ins Mittelalter.
5 stars
Reiner G. DE | 13.10.2017
Schöne Tour in den Vogesen
Kleine Winzerorte, viele Winzer, gutes Essen, sch√∂ne Unterk√ľnfte, interessante Strecke --> klasse Tour
4 stars
Ralph Strasser CH | 23.07.2017
Wald und Weinberge
Gesamttour empfehlenswert mit sehr gutem Erholungsfaktor. Landschaftlich reizvoll die Aussicht von den Vogesengipfeln und in den Weinbergen. Die Strecken jedoch mehrheitlich in den Wäldern. Insgesamt eine sehr schöne Tour durch die touristischen Dörfer der elsässischen Weinstraße hin zu den einsamen Wegen und Plätzen in den Vogesengipfeln.
4 stars
Anton Zoller DE | 12.05.2017
Sehr schöne Wanderungen!
Waren mit der Organisation und dem Wanderverlauf sehr zufrieden, vielleicht wandern wir nächstes Jahr wieder in Frankreich...

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