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.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun

Type of Trip

Private and Group


 

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!

 

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.

 

Price per person

 
Group of 4
750 CHF

Group of 6
575 CHF

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Half-board meals during trip
 Not included: transportation, personal insurance, personal expenses.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next datesInfo
04/06/2019 to 07/06/2019
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Beginner
Fitness level required
Fit
 

About the Guide

 
 

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!

 
 
FROM 575 CHF per person

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