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4-day hike in the heart of the Vosges

Discover one of the most beautiful hikes in France, with Philippe, UIMLA certified mountain leader, on this 3-day hiking trip in the heart of the Vosges!

Mountain RangeVosges
Duration4 days
Offer periodMay, Jun
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Are you ready for a hiking adventure you will never forget?  Then join me on a 4-day excursion in the heart of the Vosges and discover the most peaceful and unique wilderness in France.

Located in the east of France, our hiking tour will start in Epinal. This French historic town is the capital of the Vosges department and is famous for its ancient arcades and charming old houses. During the days to come, we will hike through forests and hills and admire its beautiful nature.

We will take the GR7 Route. Along the way, we will stop at the Ballon d’Alsace (1,247 m), and from its summit, you will enjoy the views of the Vosges Mountains, the Rhine Valley, and the Black Forest. Also, we will discover the spectacular Monts Faucilles, also known as the Sickle Hills. Furthermore, we will go to the great Uzemain watershed located between the North Sea and the Mediterranean. This is one of the Vosges most beautiful treasures! For a more detailed description of the trip, take a look at the itinerary below!

I invite you to follow me on this unique 4-day hiking program in the heart of the Vosges, send you request now!

You may also be interested in my other hiking programs in the Vosges Mountains. Check them out here!

Accommodation

Hotel du Prieuré *** Refugee

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Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting point in Epinal

Our meeting point will be at 16:00 hr at your hotel.

Then, we will walk to the ruins of the Parc du château.

Hours: 1 hour walk

Altitude difference: + 50m / – 50m

Dinner on the Place des Vosges.

Day 2: Departure from Epinal - Rest in Coney Valley

First, we will depart from Epinal and explore the rocks of Olima, and the Countess pond  amongst other beautiful natural landmarks.

Finally, we will spend the night in a charming mountain hut, near Uzemain in the Coney Valley, which we will explore the next day.

Hours: 6 hours walk

Altitude difference: + 350m / – 150m

Day 3: Bains les Bains

We will explore Bains les Bains. These are ancient spots built by the Romans for natural hot springs at 68 °.

Then we will go to Uzemain, the watershed between the North Sea and the Mediterranean.

The landscape is rich with valleys, meadows and forests.

Finally, we will arrive in the capital of the Vogel Spa following the Moselle Canal to the Saone. This spot is full of stories of famous glassmakers, manufacturers and of the Dukes of Lorraine.

Overnight at the Hotel du Prieuré *** in the grounds of the Roman Baths.

Hours: 6 hours of steps

Altitude difference: + 150m / – 150m

Day 4: Relax and rest day

We may practice Chi Kung (Qigong) or enjoy some massages with hot oils (upon reservation 60 €).

Finally, we will return by minibus at  17:00hs approx. to Epinal.


About the guide

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I'm a UIMLA-certified leader and have been sharing my passion for nature and the mountains for the last 30 years. I love to venture into isolated and quiet places to discover new environments, new panoramas...everything nature has to offer.

I love to share these precious moments during hikes or treks and help you discover life's subtleties by walking towards the unknown, both in France and abroad. This is why I became a mountain leader.

Hiking will be the starting point of all our adventures and will allow us to cook wild plants or mushrooms, watch the stars at night, draw, photograph or film all that is ephemeral in nature. But we will also find the time to relax and take in a beautiful moment.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 377 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Price also includes: - Spa treatments: clay bath, hydro mattress massage, jet bath, -Transfer on the last day The price does not include: - Transfer to the meeting point - Drinks - Cancellation fees


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