This is a good one for nature-lovers and gourmets looking a break. On this microadventure, Martin, your state-qualified Alsatian guide, joins you on off-the-path routes (easy to medium difficulty) and meetups with organic producers and local actors.
Day 1 : Arrival in Colmar - Hike in Welche-Country
Meeting point is at Colmar railway station, good rail connections from Germany and Switzerland. Depending on your arrival time, you can visit the picturesque town of Colmar. Then transfer by minibus or taxi to the village of Fréland, our starting point for today's hike to Welche-Country, a French-speaking enclave in the middle of Alsace. Participants then visit a farm to try some organic homemade Munster cheeses and a picnic with wine. In the afternoon, they will hike downhill into Kaysersberg for a visit to the 2016's favourite village of the French. Return to the hotel for the night and for dinner. Depending on transport possibilities, possible participation in the night watchman's round of Turckheim.
Day 2 : Mountain of Sigolsheim
On Sunday morning, a hike to the vineyard starts directly from the hotel. Participants explore Mont de Sigolsheim and its dry marshes, a typical and protected ecosystem of the Alsatian limestone hills. They then meet up with Théo, the local person in charge of landscape conservation and organic winemaker. Participants indulge in a wine tasting and picnic in his wine cellar (regional and organic products). Return to Colmar in the afternoon.
Indicated price per person in a double room
An overnight stay at a 3-star hotel (country category) in a double room with full board, all transfers in & from Colmar, the guide's service (speaks some English), tastings and visits, luggage transport, visitor's tax.
Single room available on request
Guaranteed departure from 6 persons upwards (16 participants max.)
The tour operator reserves the right to cancel this trip up until 7 days prior to departure.
Not suitable for persons with reduced mobility
1 night in a 3-star hotel* in Kaysersberg. Lunch picnics in the countryside with local produce and mixed salads. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel.
Average length of walks: 3-4 hours per day. You do not need to carry anything more than your personal belongings for the day.
The guide and the stages
The tours are available in French, English and German. There may be a more than one translation depending on nationalities present in the group.
The easiest way there: a train to Colmar station, an ecological and comfortable means of transport where you will be picked up by your guide at 2pm upon arrival in Colmar. Transfer for about 20 minutes to the hotel where you will meet the other participants arriving by car.