The Route des Crêtes d'Alsace
A magnificent tourist route in the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park
Hikers or nature lovers?
Let yourself be seduced by this unmissable route to discover during your holidays or weekend in Alsace. Book your room at the Best Western Plus Au Cheval Blanc near Mulhouse without further delay.
To begin with, a little history...
The creation of the Route des Crêtes dates from the First World War. It was created for strategic communication, logistics and defence purposes.
Today, this route with its exceptional landscapes has become a must-see and can be discovered on foot, by bike, by motorbike, by car or by camper van.
What does the Route des Crêtes have in store for you?
The 73km Route des Crêtes links 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 scenery.
A perfect mountain escape to get away from it all, to be close to nature and to take in the sights.
What to see on the Route des Crêtes?
Overlooking the mountains and high pastures, the Route des Crêtes has many treasures to discover.
Find below the essential stages of this mythical road:
- The Grand Ballon
The highest summit of the Vosges with its 1424 meters.
- The Markestein
In summer and winter, there are plenty of outdoor activities: mountain biking, hiking, rail sledding, mini-golf, skiing.
- The Hohneck Massif
The most beautiful pedestrian escapes await you!
- Tanet Gazon du Faing
Here, numerous plant species cohabit between meadows and forests.
- The Lac Blanc towards the Col des Bagenelles
Through stubble fields, rocks and forests, admire the breathtaking view of the lake.
- The Col du Bonhomme
One of the highest summits in the Vosges with its 949 metres of altitude.