Do you want a resourcing stay in Alsace in an exceptional natural setting and to savour fine and gourmet cuisine ? This stay takes you for a unique walking tour between vineyards and mountains and proposes you to stop in hotels cultivating the tradition of welcome and hospitality where the art of gastronomy is happily practiced for your pleasure.
This hike allows you to discover the valley of Kaysersberg, one of the most beautiful valleys of Alsace located between the ridge road and the wine road and rich of a preserved nature and an exceptional soil. Every day you stop at a different hotel where hospitality is a tradition and cooking is an art that is happily practiced for your pleasure. Cultural visits and tastings enhance the tours and allow you to discover local specialities. A hike that is meant to be gourmet for the pleasure of the senses.
Europ’Aventure allows you to enjoy your stay in total relaxation: accommodation, full board, luggage transport,…
Self-guided hiking tour – 5 days – Departure all year round, according to your availability.
Welcome to KAYSERSBERG, a medieval town dominated by the imposing imperial castle. Its cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses and historical monuments are full of charm. Birthplace of Doctor Albert SCHWEITZER, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1952; or welcome to KIENTZHEIM, a small, very old wine town, entirely surrounded by ramparts dating from the 15th century. Alsace wine tasting
Kaysersberg – Lapoutroie (20 km; +750 m)
Nous quittons le vignoble en passant par le Toggenbach, joli valon boisé pour traverser une magnifique forêt ; Nous nous arrêtons à la chapelle de Saint Alexis : une légende raconte que les jeunes-filles qui tirent la cloche et en font 3 fois le tour se marient dans l’année. We’re going to green canton. It takes its name from the landscapes that make it up: rolling high plateaus, meadows, forests and hills. We arrive in LAPOUTROIE, a green commune surrounded by meadows and forests and known for its delicious brandies and its famous Munster cheese. Visit of the museum of brandies or the distillery or the cheese factory. (6h/20km/+750m/-540m)
Lapoutroie – Orbey (16 km; +530 m)
The circuit leads us to the Etang du Devin, a marsh that abounds in floral varieties and rare species. It is a wild and protected place whose atmosphere immediately seduces. We continue our route towards the Tête Des Faux, a peak that takes its name from the beech forest (fau in old French) that covered it. We can see ancient remains dating back to the 1914 war because this place was a front line during the First World War. We continue on our way to the impressive site of Lac Blanc, a high altitude lake embedded in a glacial cirque at about 1050 meters above sea level and dominated by the strange “Hans” rock. We arrive in ORBEY, the land of a thousand streams, at the foot of the blue line of the Vosges. (6h/16km/+530m/-690m)
Orbey – Labaroche (12 km; +450 m)
Direction the trembling stone, a monument related to the cult of the druids. We then climb to the ruins of the castle of the Little Hohnack dating from the 11th century. Formerly one of the most beautiful fortresses in Alsace, this medieval castle is the highest in the Vosges mountains and culminates at 940 m altitude. We then arrive in LABAROCHE, a small and very picturesque mountain village. (4h/12km/+450m/-200m)
End of the stay after breakfast.
Home : day 1 in Kaysersberg or Kientzheim and handing over of the hiking file (route descriptions; detailed map and plotted at 1 : 25 000)
Dispersion : day 5, after breakfast.
Supervision: hiking in freedom, without guide
Difficulty: Medium To be in good physical condition; stages of 12 to 20 km (4 to 6h30 of hike/day); from 500 to 800 m of difference in altitude.
Accommodation : hotels **/*** – rooms with shower/bath and WC
Dogs: Dogs are allowed on this route. A surcharge of €10.00 per night will be added to the invoice.
Access: by car, by train. Transfer from Colmar train station to the first hotel of the circuit (round trip) from 2 people or private car park (the transfer back to the vehicle is provided free of charge and on a voluntary basis by the hotel owner at the request of the client).
Luggage: One or two pieces of luggage weighing no more than 15 to 20 kg per person. Luggage transfer is handled by the organizer at each stage.
Dates / prices
The departure on the stay “Gourmet hike in the valley of Kaysersberg” is possible and guaranteed every day of the week and all year long, at your best convenience.
Below is the price list per person for 2024. The price depends mainly on the number of nights desired, the type of room and the date of departure.
|Double & Twin room||Single room||Triple Room|
|4 nights||650,00 €||775,00 €||625,00 €|
Prices are per person
The price includes :
- 4 nights with breakfast
- 3 dinners including 2 gastronomic dinners (drinks not included) (1 free dinner not included in the price in one of the vineyard stages)
- 3 lunch baskets
- 3 days of hiking in freedom
- 1 hiking file (1 copy for 1 to 6 people) deposited at the first hotel on the circuit, including itinerary descriptions and 1 1/25000 hiking map on which the circuit is marked.
- Wine tasting and cellar visit, visit to a cheese dairy or distillery or visit to the Museum of Eaux de Vie
- Transfer from Colmar train station to the first hotel of the circuit (round trip) from 2 people or private car park (the transfer back to the vehicle is provided free of charge and on a voluntary basis by the hotel owner at the request of the client).
- Luggage transfer from one hotel to another
The price does not include :
- The drinks
- Personal expenses and insurance
- Everything not mentioned in the “Price includes” section.