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Walks around La Bresse

distance 4.52km Vertical gain +226m Vertical drop -225m duration 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Bresse - 88 - Vosges

A pretty little walk with a beautiful viewpoint over Lac des Corbeaux, where you may like to take a dip.

distance 14.93km Vertical gain +565m Vertical drop -567m duration 5h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Bresse - 88 - Vosges

Start and finish at the Col de Bramont.
This route will let you discover the Lac des Corbeaux from the Belvédère de la Roche du Lac 200m above it.
The view is stunning and its the perfect place for a snack!
A trail takes you down to the lake. It doesn't cross the embankment, but takes you round the lake on a pleasant, shady trail.
Return to the Col de Bramont via the Étang de Sèchemer.
A very beautiful circuit that's not too difficult, although very steep.

Lake Lispach and Rouge Feigne
distance 9.57km Vertical gain +375m Vertical drop -380m duration 3h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in La Bresse - 88 - Vosges

At the start of Lake Lispach, this hike will take you through a variety of settings. Peat bogs bordering Lake Lispach where you will see the Vosges’ forests and even some of the Rouge Feigne’s stubble more than 1,100 m above sea level. The return on the mountainside will eventually convince you that the Vosges are not just for cows...

distance 17.91km Vertical gain +498m Vertical drop -499m duration 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Xonrupt-Longemer - 88 - Vosges

“Les Perles de Vologne” is a wonderful site on the shaded bank of the Vologne.
You will pass on Pont des Fées and the Marie-Louise islands, before climbing along the torrent in the Roitelets Gorge, to reach the Roche des Bruyères from where you can admire the town of Gerardmer and its lake. Then, at the Gilet Fountain, located in the forest, you can refresh your hands.
Take a break at the Belbriette Pond before descending to Longemer Lake and the Saint Florent chapel.

distance 10.67km Vertical gain +549m Vertical drop -547m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Stosswihr - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Observe the chamois in the Wormspel, soak your feet in the clear waters of lake Schiessrothried and appreciate the beauty of the Frankenthal-Missheimle nature reserve. And, if possible, stop at a farm-guesthouse for an excellent day!

As a variation of this hike, go via the Col de Falimont, where you can find practical information.

distance 13.93km Vertical gain +730m Vertical drop -723m duration 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Le Valtin - 88 - Vosges

Start at the Col de la Schlucht car park...
A very athletic outing. Good equipment and good physical condition are recommended!

Walking Lakes and pastures ( Download : PDF )
distance 10.99km Vertical gain +466m Vertical drop -461m duration 4h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Soultzeren - 68 - Haut-Rhin

A beautiful hike that takes you up to the “Gazons”, the famous pastures of the Hautes Vosges, and along the steep slopes overlooking the magnificent cirques where the lakes of Lac Vert and Lac du Forlet lie. All of this is situated at an altitude and in landscapes that are reminiscent of the Alps.

distance 9.69km Vertical gain +287m Vertical drop -284m duration 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This short hike on trails marked by the Club Vosgien has in the first instance views of the valley of Munster, and also a view of the peaks of the Vosges. The many picnic opportunities around the Lac des Truites or Lac Forlet lakes, the trout spotting opportunities, as well the welcoming farmhouse make for an enjoyable outing.

distance 16.89km Vertical gain +573m Vertical drop -564m duration 6h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Explore the forest, lakes and the Hautes Chaumes, the highlights of this hike that follows Vosges Club trails.

distance 8.61km Vertical gain +310m Vertical drop -305m duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lautenbachzell - 68 - Haut-Rhin

An original route to get to Lac du Grand Ballon avoiding the road. You will discover beautiful trees, a waterfall and views over the Petit Ballon and the Black Forest along the way.

Around the Lac des Perches
distance 9.92km Vertical gain +625m Vertical drop -626m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rimbach-près-Masevaux - 68 - Haut-Rhin

This walk takes you to the Lac des Perches ; a lake that nestles at the bottom of a very steep-sided cirque. Then the path leads you on to a stubble field where there is a very beautiful view over the valley of the Doller and even of the Alps when the sky is clear.

distance 9.03km Vertical gain +535m Vertical drop -535m duration 4 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

A pretty walk, alternating between rises and descents following sinuous winds and paths over ridges with magnificent views. ‘’The’’ meeting place for local chamois.

The Lakes of Neuweiher and Gresson
distance 8.05km Vertical gain +421m Vertical drop -421m duration 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rimbach-près-Masevaux - 68 - Haut-Rhin

In the Doller valley, this walk will let you discover the lakes of Neuweiher and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Vosges. It's an easy walk and accessible to anyone.

distance 7.5km Vertical gain +348m Vertical drop -343m duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orbey - 68 - Haut-Rhin

An uphill section towards Lake Noir on the slope of Orbey.

distance 8.71km Vertical gain +31m Vertical drop -33m duration 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Burnhaupt-le-Bas - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Along this trail of bunkers, explore fortifications dating back to the First World War, built by the German army. After the fighting in the summer and autumn of 1914, the Haute-Alsace front stabilised on along the line of Cernay-Dannemarie. The commune of Burnhaupt-le-Bas remains on the German side. In December 1914 and January 1915, the French offensive in this sector regularly broke the German lines at the cost of many lives.