The Kayserberg Valley in central Alsace has a strong wine growing heritage and the wines are world renowned particularly the Rieslings, Gewurztraminers and Pinot-Grays. The local cuisine which has developed alongside the viticulture industry includes such delicious specialties as tarte flambée, baeckeoffe, tarte alsacienne and numerous varieties of cheeses. With its pretty villages of half timbered houses, historical relics from Celtic and Roman times and abundance of cellar doors, the Kayserberg Valley has no shortage of places to visit. Whilst the villages and cuisine await there are fabulous walking trails to explore. Walk between wine villages in a landscape dominated by the Vosges mountains with chestnut groves descending the slopes to meet the lush green vineyards. Ascend forest trails to vantage points where small lakes merge with the balloon shaped hills of the Vosges, before continuing to your nights accommodation in a specially hand picked hotel.
DAY 1 Arrive Kayserberg or Kientzheim, wine tasting DAY 2 Walk to Lapoutroie, visit cheese dairy (6hrs) DAY 3 Walk via White Lake to Le Bonhomme or Orbey (4hrs) DAY 4 Walk to Labaroche (4-6hrs) DAY 5 Trip concludes
Daily departures except on Sunday from 1 Mar to 30 Oct
Trip can begin at either of the towns depending on availability.
*4 breakfasts, 3 lunch packs, 3 dinners (two of which are gastronomic dinners) *4 nights 2 & 3 star hotels on a twin share basis *luggage transfers *information pack including route notes & maps *wine tasting and cellar visit *visit to cheese dairy or a brandy distillery or a brandy museum (choice of one) *emergency hotline