Alsace and the Vosges Walking Holidays
Start: Eguisheim

Your Itinerary


Alsace and the Vosges Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £619 per person

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Walking Tour Highlights
• An Alsace region tour between vineyards and the slopes of the Vosges.
• Enjoy ancient landscapes, romantic wine villages and impressive castles.
• Combine Alsacian heartiness with French sophistication.
• Follow a route through vineyards, country estates and rustic villages.

Walking Route Features
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.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

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Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


1st Day: Individual journey to 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.

2nd Day: Eguisheim – Turckheim

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.

Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 14 km | Up 560 m / Down 530 m.

3rd Day: Turckheim – Kaysersberg

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.

Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 14 km | Up 650 m / Down 630 m.

4th Day: Kaysersberg – Munster

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 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.

Details: approx. 6,5 hours | 23 km | Up 1.100 m / Down 990 m.

5th Day: Munster – Wintzfelden

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.

Details: approx. 5 hours | 15 km | Up 790 m / Down 810 m.

6th Day: Wintzfelden – Eguisheim

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.

Details: approx. 5 hours | 17 km | Up 510 m / Down 650 m.

7th Day: Individual departure or extra days.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
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 hours, a basic fitness level is sufficient. A varied route through the marvellous wine-growing scenery of the Alsace region awaits.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Alsace and the Vosges tour stays in pretty 3*** hotels and 2** hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available services

- 6x overnight stays as stated above, breakfast included
– If half-board: min. 3-course meal. (Supplement payable)
– Luggage transfer
– Carefully elaborated route description
– Detailed travel and tour documents
– Service-Hotline

Difficulty

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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.

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Travel Information

We recommend flying to Strasbourg or Karlsruhe Baden-Baden and arriving by train to the starting point in Wissembourg. For more information, please visit Deutsche Bahn.
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Your Prices

Alsace and the Vosges, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast with half board as an optional upgrade.

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

2018 Walking Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 24.03. – 06.10.2018
Daily arrivals

Category A: Prices per person
Season 1: £619 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £249
Half Board Upgrade: £149

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price, and are payable at the hotel.

Holiday Price: £619
Single Supplement: £249

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