Through the vineyards between the villages fleuris
Your path undulates through the vineyards heavy with
Gewürztraminer and Riesling grapes. In the village of Riquewihr
below with its red roofs, cobbled alleyways and half timbered
buildings, the locals are waiting for the mayor to declare the start
of the harvest. Above, the slopes rise up to wooded ridges and in
the distance a line of white clouds, bright against the sky, hover
Most of our walks start and ends at our hotel in Kayserberg,
(voted France’s favourite town in 2017!). Several walks follow the
Sentier Vinicole des Grands Crus, linking typical Alsatian villages via
woodland and open tracks and showcasing this fertile landscape
planted with vines.
This is the heartland of an ancient Franco-Alemanic culture, an area whose picture-book beauty has survived the ravages of history. Here and there our walks bring us across ruined castles such as the towers of the Donjon d’Eguisheim, rising from the wooded hillsides, or the mountain fortress of Haut-Koenigsbourg?
The cities of Colmar and Strasbourg lay a short distance
away, possible destinations for a free day. Here, as in the evenings,
you can enjoy the Franco-German gastronomic pleasures of
Flammkuchen, Choucroute Garni, Baeckeoffe, Tarte à l’Oignon…
if you are not sure what they are, come and discover for yourself!