Le Grand Ballon d’Alsace et la route des crêtes
Culminating at 1,424 meters, it is the highest peak in the Vosges massif. A breath of fresh, fresh air! The creation of the Route des Crêtes dates back to the First World War. It met strategic objectives of communication, logistics and defense.
Today, this route with its exceptional landscapes has become a must and can be explored on foot, by bike, by motorbike, by car or by motorhome.
WHAT DOES THE ROUTE DES CRÊTES HAVE FOR YOU?
With a distance of 73km, the Route des Crêtes connects Cernay to Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, in the Haut-Rhin. This magnificent route offers remarkable views of the typical landscapes of the Vosges mountain range with its balloons, forests, lakes and breathtaking landscapes.
A perfect mountain getaway to get away from it all, be closer to nature and be amazed.
WHAT TO SEE ON THE CREST ROAD?
Overlooking the mountains and high pastures, the Route des Crêtes has many treasures to discover.
Find below the essential stages of this mythical route:
The Big Ball
The highest summit of the Vosges with its 1424 meters.
Summer and winter alike, there is room for outdoor activities: mountain biking, hiking, tobogganing, mini-golf, skiing.
The Hohneck Massif
The most beautiful pedestrian escapes await you!
Tanet Lawn of the Faing
Here, many plant species coexist between meadows and forests.
The Lac Blanc towards the Col des Bagenelles
Through stubble, rocks and forests, admire the breathtaking view of the lake.
The Col du Bonhomme
One of the highest peaks in the Vosges with its 949 meters of altitude.”