Vineyards and Vosges Summits
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Eguisheim
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Departure or extension
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.
Category: 3***-hotels (French classifying)
- 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
- 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
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!