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 nightwatchman 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
1.100 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 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.

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 amoungs 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
650 m

Tour character

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 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 24, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018
daily
Vineyards and Vosges Summits 7 days, FR-ELWEG-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
628,00
255,00
150,00

Category: 3***-hotels and country hotels (French classifying)

Season 1
Mar 24, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018
Eguisheim
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
90,00
58,00

Services and infos

  • 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
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • 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.
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Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Hans-Günther Geißler 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, schöne Unterkünfte, 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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