Medieval Alsace – France Walking Tour

This self guided walking tour in Northern Vosges, Fran will allow you to discover the regional nature park of the Northern Vosges. The Northern Alsace and theVosges are dotted by ancient churches and fortresses and remainders of the Maginot Line. During this tour you will walk through deep fir tree forests and pass through many pleasant French villages.

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Mixed
  • Start/Finish: Wissembourg
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  • Duration: 8 Days
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This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 - Individual journey to Wissembourg. Check in and start to explore the town. Wissembourg has a medieval fortification wall that is still maintained in large parts, beautiful patrician houses and the Ancient Hospital, where the Polish king resided in the 18th century for a short period.

Day 2 – Walk from Wissembourg to Lembach. Cross the summit of Taubenberg to Pfaffenschlick and Soultzerkopf. Arrive in Lembach, where you can see part of the Maginot-Line. Named after the French defence secretary Andre Maginot the defence system consisted of a line of bunkers along the French border to Germany.

Day 3 – Walk from Lembach to Obersteinbach. The fortresses of the Vosges are part of today's program. In the morning you will walk to Lowenstein, Hohenburg and Fleckenstein, belonging to the most typical fortresses of the Vosges. In the afternoon you will reach Fronensburg.

Day 4 – Walk from Obersteinbach to Niederbronn. Walk through Lautertal valley up to fortress Schoenck. Then you climb up the Wintersberg, a summit reaching about 581m above the Vosges. Via Dittenthal and the Celtic camp you reach bath town Niederbronn-les-Bains.

Day 5 – Walk from Niederbronn to Ingwiller. High above Niederbronn-les-Bains there is castle Wasenburg, which was built by a bishop of Straßburg in the 13th century. The present road along the GR 53 leads you to the castle of Lichtenberg. From there you will be transferred by taxi to Ingwiller.

Day 6 – Walk from Ingwiller to La Petite Pierre. You walk along the stream Meisenbach to Sparsbach and further to your destination La Petite Pierre, which is beautifully located on a sandstone rock. A village in a forest with fortress, where the local nature park administration of the Northern Vosges has its seat.

Day 7 – Walk from La Petite Pierre to Saverne. You will walk to neo-romantic Huneburg; continue to the ruins of Daubenschlagfels and then walk down to Saint-Jeanles-Saverne. 

Day 8 – Individual departure or return transfer to Wissembourg.

Key Details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start and end in Wissembourg.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your walking holiday in France including:

  • Northern Alsace
  • Northern Vosges
  • Ancient Churches
  • Historic Fortresses
  • Remainders of the Maginot Line
  • Deep Forests and harmonious landscapes
  • French Arts and Crafts Villages

Getting to France:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in France.

By Car – France can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to France to a number of airports including Charles De Gaulle, Nice and Lyon.

For more information on getting to France please visit the France Tourism website.

Included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Carefully elaborated routes
  • Detailed route instructions
  • Service-Hotline
Excluded
  • Lunch
  • Transport to and from France

This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 - Individual journey to Wissembourg. Check in and start to explore the town. Wissembourg has a medieval fortification wall that is still maintained in large parts, beautiful patrician houses and the Ancient Hospital, where the Polish king resided in the 18th century for a short period.

Day 2 – Walk from Wissembourg to Lembach. Cross the summit of Taubenberg to Pfaffenschlick and Soultzerkopf. Arrive in Lembach, where you can see part of the Maginot-Line. Named after the French defence secretary Andre Maginot the defence system consisted of a line of bunkers along the French border to Germany.

Day 3 – Walk from Lembach to Obersteinbach. The fortresses of the Vosges are part of today's program. In the morning you will walk to Lowenstein, Hohenburg and Fleckenstein, belonging to the most typical fortresses of the Vosges. In the afternoon you will reach Fronensburg.

Day 4 – Walk from Obersteinbach to Niederbronn. Walk through Lautertal valley up to fortress Schoenck. Then you climb up the Wintersberg, a summit reaching about 581m above the Vosges. Via Dittenthal and the Celtic camp you reach bath town Niederbronn-les-Bains.

Day 5 – Walk from Niederbronn to Ingwiller. High above Niederbronn-les-Bains there is castle Wasenburg, which was built by a bishop of Straßburg in the 13th century. The present road along the GR 53 leads you to the castle of Lichtenberg. From there you will be transferred by taxi to Ingwiller.

Day 6 – Walk from Ingwiller to La Petite Pierre. You walk along the stream Meisenbach to Sparsbach and further to your destination La Petite Pierre, which is beautifully located on a sandstone rock. A village in a forest with fortress, where the local nature park administration of the Northern Vosges has its seat.

Day 7 – Walk from La Petite Pierre to Saverne. You will walk to neo-romantic Huneburg; continue to the ruins of Daubenschlagfels and then walk down to Saint-Jeanles-Saverne. 

Day 8 – Individual departure or return transfer to Wissembourg.

Key Details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start and end in Wissembourg.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your walking holiday in France including:

  • Northern Alsace
  • Northern Vosges
  • Ancient Churches
  • Historic Fortresses
  • Remainders of the Maginot Line
  • Deep Forests and harmonious landscapes
  • French Arts and Crafts Villages

Getting to France:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in France.

By Car – France can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to France to a number of airports including Charles De Gaulle, Nice and Lyon.

For more information on getting to France please visit the France Tourism website.

Included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Carefully elaborated routes
  • Detailed route instructions
  • Service-Hotline
Excluded
  • Lunch
  • Transport to and from France
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