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Crests of Vosges



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    The Vosges are a contact zone, because far from being a barrier, they have always, on account of their many passes, enabled a great deal of exchange. They are medium mountains with varied aspects: ruined castles, panoramic peaks, picturesque rocks, peat bogs, lakes, forests with many different types of tree, stretching cornfields, a proliferation of flora and fauna.

    Crests of Vosges


    Hiking ideas

    Deux days

    1) from Metzeral to Markstein
    duration : 5 h 00
    2) from Markstein to Thann
    duration : 7 h 30

    Three days

    1) from Wissembourg to Climbach
    duration : 2 h 25
    2) from Climbach to Obersteinbach
    duration : 5 h 40
    3) from Obersteinbach to Nierderbronn-les-Bains
    duration : 5 h 15

    1) from Ribeauvillé to Aubure
    duration : 3 h 00
    2) from Aubure to Tinfronce
    duration : 6 h 15
    3) from refuge of Tinfronce to Metzeral
    duration : 6 h 25

    1) from Thann to the Thanner inn farm Hubel
    duration : 2 h 45
    2) from the Thanner inn farm Hubel to Ballon d'Alsace
    duration : 5 h 00
    3) from Ballon d'Alsace to Evette-Salbert
    duration : 5 h 30

    Four days

    1) from Schirmeck to Hohwald
    duration 6 h 00
    2) from Hohwald to Barr
    duration 5 h 15
    3) from Barr to Châtenois
    duration 8 h 00
    4) from Châtenois to Ribeauvillé
    duration 4 h 45

    Eleven days

    1) from Schirmeck to Hohwald
    duration 6 h 00
    2) from Hohwald to Barr
    duration 5 h 15
    3) from Barr to Châtenois
    duration 8 h 00
    4) from Châtenois to Ribeauvillé
    duration 4 h 45
    5) from Ribeauvillé to Bagenelles pass
    duration 6 h 15
    6) from Bagnelles pass to refuge of Tinfronce
    duration 3 h 00
    7) from refuge of Tinfronce to Metzeral
    duration 6 h 15
    8) from Metzeral to the hôtel of Grand Ballon
    duration 7 h 00
    9) from Grand Ballon to Thann
    duration 5 h 15
    10) from Thann to Ballon d'Alsace
    duration 8 h 00
    11) from Ballon d'Alsace to Evette-Salbert
    duration 5 h 30

    Purchase a topo-guide

    To purchase the Crests of Vosges Footpath Topo-Guide (GR 5-53) Ref 502