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Welcome to Hooked on Walking Holidays and our walking holidays in France. This particular walking holiday is in the Vosges Mountains of France and is available as a level 2 self guided tour. South of Strasbourg in the heart of the Alsace region is the Vosges mountains. These ranges of hills have a wonderful climate for wine growing. This is a trip in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards, its large vintages are spread among authentic villages. Sample these wonderful wines as you take your walking tour through this lovely region
Day 1 Arrival in Eguisheim.
Arrival at Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages on the wine road, 8 km from Colmar nestling in a wonderful green setting close to ‘’3 Chteaux’’ in Eguisheim.
Day 2 Eguisheim – Turckheim 13 miles 18 Km.
The first ascent leads to ‘’3 Chteaux’’ in Eguisheim at 600m. After a visit you continue onto the Hohlansbourg Chteau, which offers wonderful panoramic views over Colmar and the Alsace Plain dotted with numerous little villages. You then rejoin the valley that leads to Munster and spend the second night in the extremely beautiful city of Turckheim where each evening at 10:00 pm, a night watchman in traditional 16th century costume sings as he switches the streetlights off.
Day 3 Turckheim – Kaysersberg 9.5 miles 15 Km.
Today the walk takes you from Turckheim to Kaysersberg, the birthplace of Dr Albert Schweitzer, the Nobel Peace Prize winner; your itinerary then crosses the area from which famous Alsace vintages originate.
Day 4 Kaysersberg – Munster 16 miles 25 Km.
On day 4 you depart from the vineyard area to discover the first summits of the Vosges. From Kaysersberg (250m) you reach the village of Labaroche and the summit of Petit Honack (927 m). After the Croix de WhorPass (840 m), the path leads to Munster, right at the heart of the Vosges Massif.
Day 5 Munster – Wintzfelden 10.5 miles 17 Km.
You leave Munster and ascend in the direction of Wassenberg (746 m). You pass the summit of Mhlenkopf (805m) and descend further down in the valley to discover an area with vineyards and the village of Wintzfelden.
Day 6 Wintzfelden – Eguisheim 11 miles 18 Km.
Takng an extremely beautiful terraced path dominating the Rhine Valley, you walk in the direction of Gueberschwihr which is a gorgeous village. On this road you can see Celtic religious sites and an abbey before reaching Eguisheim, the village from which the walk started.
Day 7 Eguisheim.
End of the trip after breakfast.
Accommodation: 4 nights 3 star and 2 night 2 star hotels and country inns.
Difficulty: Level 2 self guided tour.
What is Included
Standard Tour Code HOWVOSG
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How to get there
By train to Strasbourg and onto Colmar or plane to Paris and train to Colmar. Then taxi to Eguisheim
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