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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 2-3 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. You shall see numerous castles and beautiful villages typical of this wine region as well as the more famous towns of Eguisheim and Munster.
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.
The first ascent leads to ‘’3 Chteaux’’ in Eguisheim at 600m. After a visit you continue onto the Hohlansbourg Chateau, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Taking 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.
End of the trip after breakfast.
Level 2-3 self guided tour, maximum elevation per day 770m and 6-7 hours walking on longest day.
3 star hotels and country inns.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
By train to Strasbourg and onto Colmar or plane to Paris and train to Colmar. Then taxi to Eguisheim (around 10km).
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