From Turckheim to Obernai, this is the most beautiful hike to do in Alsace! As in the time of the lords, you will bathe in a medieval atmosphere through the most beautiful fortified villages (paved streets full of flowers), churches and prestigious castles. The paths wind between vineyards and small peaks under an almost always present sun. From the medieval village of Turckheim to the pretty little town of Obernai, you will visit the villages of Niedermorschwihr, Ammerschwihr, Kaysersberg, Riquewihr Ribeauvillé, Ottrott, and you will climb the plateau of Mont Sainte-Odile. You will also discover the castles of Hagueneck, Hohlandsburg, Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Saint-Ulrich (dominating the village of Ribeauvillé), Ortenbourg…
This trip is the ideal solution for walkers who love the Alsatian landscapes and small typical villages: impeccable path, quality accommodation, luggage transport and information on the region. Everything is planned so that you can make the most of the region and its beauties.
Hiking in freedom – Duration of 8 days – Departure from the beginning of March to the end of November according to your availability and your possibilities.
Hiking in Medieval Alsace, From Turckheim to Obernaiprogram
Day 1Turckheim Arrival and installation at the hotel around 6 pm. A beautiful village located at the entrance of the Fecht valley and famous not only for its rich historical center and the quality of its wines, but also for its night watchman, who continues to make his rounds every evening at 10 pm, from May to October. Free dinner in the village.
Day 2Loop around Turckheim From Calais, direction “la plage – Corniche de la Côte d’Opale”, then arrival at Sangatte. The dunes of Sangatte are very particular dunes located in the continuation of the cliff of Blanc Nez. At the exit of Sangatte: former construction site of the Trans- Manche. You will then follow the customs path to Escalles. (15 km; M: +595m / D: -595m)
Day 3Turckheim – Riquewihr Through vineyard paths, we reach Niedermorschwihr and its church with its unique and remarkable twisted bell tower. You then continue to the sublime village of Kaysersberg, classified among the most beautiful villages of France with its historical center and its imperial castle dominating the city. To finish this beautiful day in beauty, descent through the vineyard to the medieval city of Riquewihr. 15 Km ; M : + 670 m / D : – 620m
Day 4Riquewihr- Thannenkirch Stage from Riquewihr to Thannenkirch passing by Hunawihr and its fortified church to the medieval village of Ribeauvillé. Then climb to the ruins of the Saint-Ulrich castle overlooking the village of Ribeauvillé and the Alsace plain. Night in Thannenkirch, a typical Alsatian village located below the famous castle of Haut-Kœnigsbourg. 12 Km ; M : +615m / D : – 410 m
Day 5Thannenkirch- Chatenois Climb to the medieval castle of Haut-Kœnigsbourg built in the 12th century. We advise you to visit this monument full of history and from where you will have a breathtaking view on Alsace. Descent to reach the plain again and night in Châtenois. During this stage you also have the possibility to visit the monkey mountain and to enjoy a show of birds of prey at the eagles’ aviary (not included). 12.5 Km ; M : + 380 / D : – 660 m
Day 6Chatenois – Andlau Climb to the Ortenburg castle (13th century ruins). Very nice view on the plain. Descent towards the vineyard and crossing of the medieval city of Dambach. Tasting of Alsatian wines possible at a winegrower’s in Bernardvillé. Gradual descent through the forest to Andlau. 19 Km ; M : + 660m / D : – 620 m
Day 7Andlau – Obernai Discovery of the Upper Andlau and Landsberg castles. The Pagan Wall, a gigantic megalithic enclosure that has kept all its mystery to this day. The Monastery of Mount St. Odile. Descent by the Pilgrims’ Path to the village of Ottrott. Itinerary through the plain to the beautiful medieval town of Obernai. 22 Km ; M : + 940 m / D : – 990m
Day 8Obernai End of the stay after your breakfast.
Dates / prices
Prices and formulas
|With Transport||Without Transport||With Transport||
|735,00 €||1090,00 €||
!!! Supplement 1 single participant : 100,00 € !!!
The price includes :
- Nights in half-board (except D1)
- The transfer of luggage between each step of the walk (depending on the chosen formula)
- Tourist taxes
- The provision of the travel file (1 topo-guide per room booked)
The price does not include :
- Transportation from your home to the meeting point and dispersal
- Dinner on D1
- Lunchtime meals
- Visits (Haut-Koenigsbourg : 9€)
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Prices are per person
- the tourist tax is included in the price
Hiking in Medieval Alsace, From Turckheim to Obernai in pictures
You travel on foot
Level : Easy
Possibilities :8 days
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