Walking Holidays in Alsace
Set on the eastern French border, Alsace is packed with rich culture and heritage, while its location between the flowing waters of the Rhine and the dominant peaks of the Vosges Mountains presents natural scenery that is truly inspiring. Whether it’s the beautiful terrain or the mix of French, Swiss, and Germanic cultures that make its towns so compelling, a walking holiday in Alsace is a great opportunity to contrast these diverse charms at a leisurely, enjoyable pace.
Into the Vosges
Grand and spectacular, the Vosges Mountains of Alsace are awash with enthralling sights. The Crest Road makes its ascent through the mountaintops to unveil breathtaking panoramas of the land below, while picturesque lakes, ancient monuments, and sprawling vineyards can be discovered across the region. A walking holiday through the Vosges Mountains leads through green pastures and thick forest, with the National Park status of both the Northern Vogses and the Ballons des Vosges presenting unspoilt scenery at every turn.
Bound by three borders
At the crossroads of France, Germany, and Switzerland, Alsace is the perfect starting point for exploring the charms of each of these distinct countries. Walking tours of Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse reveal the influence of all three nations; discover the half-timbered houses painted in bright colours, the majestic Gothic cathedrals that dominate the skyline, and fascinating collections housed in more than 250 museums.