This splendid 4-day loop hike (3 walking stages) in freedom takes place in the most emblematic site of the Hautes-Vosges : The Great Peak! The high paths of the Vosges lead you to discover the high valleys of Alsace and Vosges, protected peat bogs where you can admire a particular flora on the bare crests of the Hautes Chaumes offering dazzling views sometimes as far as the Alps …
Between 600 and 1400 meters of altitudethe high paths of the Vosges will lead you to the discovery of the
And many culinary specialities on the program!
Europ’Aventure allows you to enjoy your stay in total relaxation: accommodation, half board, luggage transport,…
Hiking in freedom – Duration of 4 days – Departure possible from May 8 to October 18 according to your availability and your possibilities.
Day 1Munster Reception around 6pm at the hotel located in the valley of Munster (famous for its cheese of character…), one of the largest and most beautiful valleys of the Alsatian side of the Hautes-Vosges. Set up for one night.
Day 2Munster (370m) – the Blast Furnace (1288m) – Schlucht Pass (1139m) 6h30 walk (16 km). Difference in height 990m, difference in height 270m. Magnificent increase in power of your stay. Very varied landscapes thanks to a very gentle progression of the different layers of vegetation crossed. Passage to the Alsatian village of Hohrod nestled in a forest and greenery (481m) then to Soultzeren. As you ascend, you take measure of the remarkable view that is offered to the eyes. Here towards the Hohneck, there towards the Petit Ballon, there again on the valley or Munster. You finish your ascent to the top of the Blast Furnace. Passage to the Schlucht pass (the highest in the Vosges) before reaching the Chalet Hôtel de montagne located at 1100m. Set up for one night.
Day 3Schlucht Pass – Kastelberg (1350m) – Markstein (1200m) – Grand Ballon (highest point of the massif – 1424m) 6h00 walk (18.5 km) Positive elevation gain 560m, negative elevation gain 480m walk. Stage of crests and summits, all in altitude, between 1200 and 1400m, with successive points of view over the whole Vosges Massif: sublime! Hotel transfer from
Day 4Markstein – Langenfeldkopf (1290 m) – Petit Ballon (1272 m) – Munster (370 m) 6 hours walk (21 km). Positive difference in height 6600m, negative difference in height 1460m. This is the wildest stage, the landscapes are very endearing, with a variety of vegetation of pines, heather and juniper. Transfers to the Markstein. We cross the old stems of Markstein then those of the Steinlebach before joining the Oberlauchen pass (1211m). The path follows the ridge up to the Petit Ballon and then starts the descent to Munster which is quite beautiful! End of the hike to 16h00 to Munster, possibility to visit the village: abbey, church, the Albert Schweitzer and Fecht parks, exhibition in the premises of the Parc des Ballons…
Dates / prices
Prices and formulas
- From 2 to 3 persons: 450,00 €.
- From 4 to 5 persons: 395,00 €.
- From 6 to 7 persons: 380,00 €.
- Price per person, without luggage transport: 375,00 €.
- organization and reservation costs
- accommodation in ½ boarding (except dinner on day 1!!)
- the freedom file (the documentation for the hike: maps, descriptions…)
- the transport of luggage
- The means of transport to the meeting place
- personal expenses and insurance
- Possible visits
- anything not indicated in “Price includes”.