Gourmet hiking in the Kaysersberg Valley
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,…
Hiking in freedom – Variable duration from 4 to 6 days – Departure all year round according to your availability and your possibilities.
4 jours, 5 jours, 6 jours
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
Kayserberg – Lapoutroie (20 km; +750 m)
We leave the vineyard by way of the Toggenbach, a pretty wooded valley, to cross a magnificent forest. We stop at the chapel of Saint Alexis: a legend tells that the young girls who pull the bell and go round it 3 times get married in the year. 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 forest 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.
Framing : 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
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).
Transport of luggage : the transfer of luggage is taken care of by the organizer at each stage
Prices and formulas
You will find below the list of prices per person for the year 2021. The price depends mainly on the number of nights desired, the type of room and the date of departure.
From April 4th to October 31st
|Double & Twin room||Single room||Triple Room|
|3 nights||375,00 €||453,00 €||350,00 €|
|4 nights||526,00 €||630,00 €||497,00 €|
|5 nights||678,00 €||808,00 €||634,00 €|
From November 1st to April 3rd
|Double & Twin room||Single room||Triple Room|
|3 nights||356,00 €||430,00 €||333,00 €|
|4 nights||500,00 €||598,00 €||472,00 €|
|5 nights||644,00 €||768,00 €||602,00 €|
!!! 1 dinner not included in the price in one of the vineyard stages (Kaysersberg, Kientzheim or Niedermorschwihr) !!!!
Prices are per person
The price includes :
- 4 nights with breakfasts (or other – refer to table)
- 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 of the circuit, including the itinerary descriptions (see example) and 1 hiking map 1/25000 on which the circuit is traced.
- 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
- Reservation service
The price does not include :
- personal expenses and insurance
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.