Tour de la Vallée de Masevaux

Stages
Eglise de Masevaux
Gite d'étape du Graber
Auberge du Langenberg
Auberge du Gazon Vert-gîte d'étape
Auberge du Belacker
Ferme Auberge Les Buissonnets
Caracteristics

Difficulty ratingDifficult

Distance (in km) 58

Elevation gain + (in m) 2369

Elevation loss - (in m) 2364

Length (3.5 km/h) - hiking on a 6 days tour: 16h45

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Day Nr. 1
GPS data - 47.77616,6.99577
Town centre of Masevaux
GPS data - 47.77472,6.99740

Masevaux, is the central place of the Doller valley and is an idyllic place: the Grange Burcklé is a good location for music and theater events; the Catholic church performs each year the Passion of Jesus in German language; the Church of St. Martin organizes

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Lake Lachtelweiher
GPS data - 47.77745,6.93067

The Lachtelweiher is the most southern lake of the Vosges. According to geologists the rocks that form the natural dam of the lake came from a landslide.

According to a legend, the stones on the shore turn into gold. The stone of the famous philosopher, lie

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Schlumpf ski resort
GPS data - 47.79339,6.92267

The Schlumpf ski resort at Dolleren, is located between 675m and 1012m altitude and has three slopes:
- La Verdure, a red slope with an average gradient of 30%
- La Dolleroise, a green slope
- A toboggan run

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Graber Inn
GPS data - 47.79471,6.90612

On the sunny side
The Graber hostel is located on the southern side of the Masevaux valley, nearby the Doller source.The Bittel familiy took over the lodge to preserve local traditions.

The architecture is an example of farms from the late 19th century. Th

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Day Nr. 2
Virgin of Wissgrut
GPS data - 47.79323,6.86127

The Virgin of Wissgrut stands on the slopes of the Ballon d'Alsace. It was built in 1946 by Xavier Berna, a farmer from Wissgrut after returning from deportation in Germany.
 

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Descending on a roll air cable
GPS data - 47.80099,6.84867

At the Ballon d'Alsace, the Acrobranch Park offers 12 different obstacle courses: monkey bridges, Tarzan lianas ... The Acro-ball is the highlight of the adventure park. It is a giant inflatable ball that rolls down the slopes in the grass or in the snow.

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Virgin of Alsace at the Ballon
GPS data - 47.80267,6.84885

Located 1247m above sea level, the Ballon d'Alsace offers in summer: hiking, biking, the so called Cani-rando (accompanied by a dog), paragliding, climbing trees (acrobranch)

In winter it is one of the largest ski resorts of the Vosges and a snow park, more

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Langenberg Inn
GPS data - 47.80657,6.85904


Overlooking the Doller
The inn of Langenberg is on the Alsatian side of the Ballon d'Alsace, nearby Franche-Comté (Belfort is at 30 km) and the Lorraine Region (Remiremont is at 40km). The place offers a panoramic view over the Vallée de Masevaux and Sewen.

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Day Nr. 3
Virgin of Alsace at the Ballon
GPS data - 47.80267,6.84885

Located 1247m above sea level, the Ballon d'Alsace offers in summer: hiking, biking, the so called Cani-rando (accompanied by a dog), paragliding, climbing trees (acrobranch)

In winter it is one of the largest ski resorts of the Vosges and a snow park, more

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Ballon d'Alsace, Jeanne d'Arc, statue
GPS data - 47.82055,6.83450

The Ballon d'Alsace Ballon extends over the regions of Lorraine, Franche-Comte and Alsace. The Ballon d'Alsace is located in the Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges as well as in the the nature reserve of the Ballons Comtois. For over 30 years this pea

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Relaxing on the lake front of lake perches
GPS data - 47.84626,6.92312

The Lake Perches, also called Sternsee (lake of the stars), is located in an old glacial cirque at 1000 meters altitude. Its name isn't due to the fish of the same name but to a transmission error. It should have been called “Bers”, the name of a pasture nearb

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Auberge gite du Gazon Vert
GPS data - 47.85219,6.92745
An exceptional natural site
The Gazon Vert lodge is situated at 928m in a greenery surrounding. The traditional construction has been preserved as well as the view from above over the Storckensohn valley. Gazon Vert is different from the other lodges of the H...
Day Nr. 4
 	Belackerkopf
GPS data - 47.83732,6.99006
The Belacker pasture (chaume) is located between the Rossberg and the Vogelstein. These high mountain pastures are typically for the southern Vosges mountains. Their were first mentionned in 1550. Cattle appreciate juicy grass and gentle slopes. Hikers pause a...
Belacker lodge
GPS data - 47.83801,6.99076
Amid the high pastures
In the vicinity of Vogelstein, rocky headlands located at 1 181m above sea  reveal the Belacker Inn. The terrace of the establishment offers a view of the valley of Saint-Amarin and of the highest peaks of the Massif des Vosges, the Gra
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Day Nr. 5
 	Belackerkopf
GPS data - 47.83732,6.99006
The Belacker pasture (chaume) is located between the Rossberg and the Vogelstein. These high mountain pastures are typically for the southern Vosges mountains. Their were first mentionned in 1550. Cattle appreciate juicy grass and gentle slopes. Hikers pause a...
Volcano forest
GPS data - 47.82957,6.98788
The Vogelstein rocks (1164m) overhang the volcano forest and are classified as a nature reserve, due to the unique forest and the special flora and fauna.
Viewpoint Fuchsfelsen Rock
GPS data - 47.82529,6.99886
The Fuchsfelsen ledge was created to allow a panoramic view of the Doller valley and the Ballon d'Alsace.
Buissonnets Inn
GPS data - 47.80784,7.02738
The Ferme-Auberge Buissonnets is situated on the southern slopes of the Rossberg massif, near the village Bourbach-le-Haut and the Hundsruck pass. The farm is embedded in pastures, and keeps many kinds of farm animals.

Homemade ...
The dishes on the menu
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Day Nr. 6
GPS data - 47.77367,7.01826
Town centre of Masevaux
GPS data - 47.77472,6.99740

Masevaux, is the central place of the Doller valley and is an idyllic place: the Grange Burcklé is a good location for music and theater events; the Catholic church performs each year the Passion of Jesus in German language; the Church of St. Martin organizes

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GPS data - 47.77616,6.99577