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Distance6.02mi Vertical gain+942ft Vertical drop-932ft Duration3h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This short hike on trails marked by the Club Vosgien has in the first instance views of the valley of Munster, and also a view of the peaks of the Vosges. The many picnic opportunities around the Lac des Truites or Lac Forlet lakes, the trout spotting opportunities, as well the welcoming farmhouse make for an enjoyable outing.

The Lakes of Neuweiher and Gresson
Distance5mi Vertical gain+1381ft Vertical drop-1381ft Duration3h20 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Rimbach-près-Masevaux - 68 - Haut-Rhin

In the Doller valley, this walk will let you discover the lakes of Neuweiher and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Vosges. It's an easy walk and accessible to anyone.

Distance10.49mi Vertical gain+1880ft Vertical drop-1850ft Duration6h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Explore the forest, lakes and the Hautes Chaumes, the highlights of this hike that follows Vosges Club trails.

Distance5.35mi Vertical gain+1017ft Vertical drop-1001ft Duration3h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Lautenbachzell - 68 - Haut-Rhin

An original route to get to Lac du Grand Ballon avoiding the road. You will discover beautiful trees, a waterfall and views over the Petit Ballon and the Black Forest along the way.

Stroll to the three castles of Ribeauvillé
Distance4.44mi Vertical gain+1257ft Vertical drop-1257ft Duration2h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Ribeauvillé (Haut-Rhin) - 68 - Haut-Rhin

It's a nice walk that visits the three castles of Ribeauvillé at a slightly different angle from the traditional walk.

Distance6.66mi Vertical gain+1801ft Vertical drop-1795ft Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Stosswihr - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Observe the chamois in the Wormspel, soak your feet in the clear waters of lake Schiessrothried and appreciate the beauty of the Frankenthal-Missheimle nature reserve. And, if possible, stop at a farm-guesthouse for an excellent day!

As a variation of this hike, go via the Col de Falimont, where you can find practical information.

Distance5mi Vertical gain+472ft Vertical drop-466ft Duration2h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Rosheim - 67 - Bas-Rhin

Short circular loop from Rosheim, a beautiful Alsatian city (situated on the Wine Route and the Roman Route), particularly steeped in history, which its architectural heritage is evidence of.
Walk through the vineyards and orchards towards Bischenberg, its convent, dry prairies and beautiful view over the plain.

Distance5.61mi Vertical gain+1755ft Vertical drop-1755ft Duration4h Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

A pretty walk, alternating between rises and descents following sinuous winds and paths over ridges with magnificent views. ‘’The’’ meeting place for local chamois.

Saverne. From Haut-Barr castle to Brotsch cave
Distance5.14mi Vertical gain+607ft Vertical drop-591ft Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Haegen - 67 - Bas-Rhin

Forest hike with some stunning view points over the foothills of the Vosges. Visit the ruins of three castles: Haut-Barr, the large and small Geroldseck and the Brotsch tower (built in 1897 honouring the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Vosges Club in Saverne), and the cave.

Around the Lac des Perches
Distance6.16mi Vertical gain+2051ft Vertical drop-2054ft Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Rimbach-près-Masevaux - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This walk takes you to the Lac des Perches ; a lake that nestles at the bottom of a very steep-sided cirque. Then the path leads you on to a stubble field where there is a very beautiful view over the valley of the Doller and even of the Alps when the sky is clear.

Distance5.41mi Vertical gain+102ft Vertical drop-108ft Duration2h35 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Burnhaupt-le-Bas - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Along this trail of bunkers, explore fortifications dating back to the First World War, built by the German army. After the fighting in the summer and autumn of 1914, the Haute-Alsace front stabilised on along the line of Cernay-Dannemarie. The commune of Burnhaupt-le-Bas remains on the German side. In December 1914 and January 1915, the French offensive in this sector regularly broke the German lines at the cost of many lives.

A walk in the forest of Illwald in Sélestat
Distance5.37mi Vertical gain+39ft Vertical drop-39ft Duration2h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Sélestat - 67 - Bas-Rhin

This is a lovely walk in the plains of the river Ill, which will let you to escape for two hours from the bustle of this area popular with tourists. In summer you'll be nice and cool, thanks to the many streams and towering trees.

Walk along the former bed of the Rhine: from the drawbridge to the Ecluse Le Corbusier
Distance4.01mi Vertical gain+46ft Vertical drop-46ft Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Kembs - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Before the construction of the Canal of Alsace (1928), the Rhine extended its arms east of the Huningue Canal (1806) over a wide area of 1km to 2km. From the Rhone Canal on the North Rhine to the Barre d'Istein on the Old Rhine, along paths and trails often in the protected areas of the "Little Alsatian Camargue.", you'll discover numerous natural and industrial sites related to the history of the Rhine.
Begin with a stroll between the drawbridge of Kembs (1831) and l'Ecluse Le Corbusier (1961).

Distance4.66mi Vertical gain+1142ft Vertical drop-1125ft Duration3h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

An uphill section towards Lake Noir on the slope of Orbey.

Distance4.3mi Vertical gain+180ft Vertical drop-167ft Duration2h05 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Bartenheim - 68 - Haut-Rhin

A trail giving you the possibility to explore a large number of running vineyards throughout the Bartenheim and Brinckheim hillsides.

Distance2.46mi Vertical gain+20ft Vertical drop-20ft Duration1h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Louis (Haut-Rhin) - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This is a small nature trail made by the city of Saint-Louis. It passes through the 3 of drinking water catchment points in the city where 535 cubic metres of water are pumped every hour and then stored in a 6000-metre-cubed tank.
The trail has a dozen panels explaining the difficulties of supplying drinking water and the surrounding environments.

Chaume des Veaux from Kreuzweg pass
Distance3mi Vertical gain+807ft Vertical drop-771ft Duration2h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Breitenbach - 67 - Bas-Rhin

Beautiful snowshoe trek beneath the Champ du Feu from the Col du Kreuzweg. Pass through the Pelage site, a paragliding centre offering a superb view, then through the Chaume des Beaux, a beautiful open space in which to enjoy the sun.
Some "off-track" sections for the sake of fun in the snow but with the option to stay on the marked trails for those who want it.

Walking Lakes and pastures (Download : PDF)
Distance6.83mi Vertical gain+1529ft Vertical drop-1512ft Duration4h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Soultzeren - 68 - Haut-Rhin

A beautiful hike that takes you up to the “Gazons”, the famous pastures of the Hautes Vosges, and along the steep slopes overlooking the magnificent cirques where the lakes of Lac Vert and Lac du Forlet lie. All of this is situated at an altitude and in landscapes that are reminiscent of the Alps.