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Hiking around Alsace: Castles, geology and gastronomy (4 days)

Follow Sarah, a UIMLA certified mountain leader, on this 4-day hiking program and learn about Alsace’s culture while you visit its beautiful castles and taste its delicious wine.

Duration4 days
Offer periodJun
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Discover a beautiful natural area in northeastern France on a 4-day trip.

  • Learn about culture, history, architecture and geology of Alsace while hiking.

  • Taste the delicious local wine and visit astonishing medieval castles.

Description

Are you looking for a program to have an inspiring experience and discover a wonderful area? Then join me on this 4-day hiking program in Alsace, a historical region in northeastern France.

During this adventure, we’ll enjoy hiking around beautiful villages and visit different medieval castles and constructions. We’ll learn about the culture, history, architecture and geology from Alsace. Also, you’ll be able to see the typical local storks!

As for the itinerary, on day 1, we’ll explore the vineyard and the castles of Eguisheim on a 3-hour hike. On day 2, we’ll visit the popular Haut Koenigsbourg Castle (5.30 hours) and then travel to the commune of Mittelbergheim. On day 3. we’ll take a 5-hour walk through a geological trail in Barr, visit the Landsberg Castle and return to Mittelbergheim. Then, we’ll share a wine tasting afternoon together. Finally, on day 4, we’ll go to Andlau and Spesbourg Castles and have the chance to explore Colmar, a beautiful medieval city located on the border with Germany.

Please, take into account that the level of the program goes from easy to intermediate. We’ll spend 3-5 hours hiking and face an elevation gain of around 550 meters each day. Therefore, it’s important to be in good physical condition. Also, keep in mind that you can either join a group in the listed date or you can book a private day with flexible dates.

So, do you find this activity attractive? Then don’t hesitate to send your request and discover the fantastic culture of this beautiful area in France.

Another option could be this 1-day hike that I lead in Val de Bagnes, near Verbier, in Switzerland. Check it out!

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About the guide

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I am a certified hiking leader and I live in Verbier. My passion is the mountain and all activities related to it. I specially like all kind of tours: Tour du Val de Bagnes, Tour des Dents du Midi, Tour du Bec de Rosses, Tour des Combins, Tour du Mont Blanc, etc… I also like the one-day trips to discover magical places such as the Réchy Valley, Derborence or marsh of Champex.
Active in mountain ski and trail, I also propose you to discover the trail and recognition courses: Trail of Verbier Saint Bernard, Trail of Dents du Midi, OCC, Trail of Pierre A. Voir, and others too. The training is associated to an approach to the nature and environment.
And of course our english speaking friends are more than welcome! Walking, trail running, snowshoeing? I organise everything for you. Day tours or over several days. Feel free to contact me!


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Prices per person

Group of 4

CHF 774 each

Group of 6

CHF 593 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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• Not included: transportation, personal insurance, personal expenses.


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