Routes in the Vosges (France)

Atz
Atz Posts: 1,383
edited September 2012 in Road general
I'm popping down to the Vosges for a couple of days for the weekend and was wondering if anyone had any 100km or so routes to ride there? Ideally starting in the northern half of the area as it's easiest to get to.

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  • ocdupalais
    ocdupalais Posts: 4,232
    It's quite a big area - and without knowing where exactly you'll be based and how hard you want to ride, it's difficult to give any meaningful ride suggestions. Having said that, basically you can throw a pump anywhere in the Vosges and it'll probably be fabulous. If you want BIG climbs, head for les Ballons (D'Alsace, De Servance, etc).
  • Atz
    Atz Posts: 1,383
    Well that's quite the point. I can be based ANYWHERE as I'm only 2 hours away so tacking on an extra hour to get down from, say, St Die to Mulhouse isn't a problem. A friend recommended a couple of loops around Gerardmer which show some promise.
  • Atz wrote:
    I'm popping down to the Vosges for a couple of days for the weekend and was wondering if anyone had any 100km or so routes to ride there? Ideally starting in the northern half of the area as it's easiest to get to.

    Yes, the Vosages is a big area! Anyways, I can recommend starting out in Obernai (just west of Strasbourg) and climbing up the Champ de Feu. Then head south towards the Munster / Col de la Shlucht area via the Routes Des Cretes. Lots of climbing, lots of great scenery :-)
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