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Walk of the Week: Alsace Medieval Trails
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05 November 2014
Walk of the Week: Alsace Medieval Trails
After a couple of classics in the last few weeks, we're heading off the beaten track again to bring you the Medieval Trails of the Alsace. Welcome to this week's Walk of the Week.

In a Nutshell

Distance: 120km Grading: A nice relaxed one... Easy-moderate.

Where is it?

585alsace Alsace is a region of France right on the border with Germany, and due to its location (and a rather complicated but fascinating history), the area has a bit of a unique crossover culture. This particular trail leads from the picturesque and historic town of Wissembourg close to the German border, heading south-west further into France, and finishing in Saverne with its famous rose garden and eighteenth century neoclassical palace (Rohan Castle). Alsace is probably equally famous for its vineyards, and its simply perfect historic and charming hamlets, villages, and towns (think delightful half-timbered houses, castles, and even houses cut out of the sandstone cliffs in La Petite Pierre - beautiful!)

Why walk it?

585shutterstock_149183330 This trail pretty much has everything you need in a relaxing and invigorating European walking break; wine, picture perfect forest trails, gorgeous villages, good food, lovely landscapes, friendly people, history at every turn, castles, and did we mention wine? Its a bit "off the beaten track" too. Alsace is a really special corner of France with a completely unique heritage. We hope our Walk of the Week series inspires you to try a new trail, perhaps even visit an area you might not have thought of before. Happy hiking! Macs adventure have a 7 night self guided walking itinerary on the Alsace Medieval Trails, which includes B&B accommodation, baggage transfer each day, and all the route notes and info you’ll need. The walking holiday is available from April – October. Contact info@macsadventure.com if you’d like more information, and we also offer the Alsace Wine Route (perfect for getting to know the local produce up close and personal), and even a Cycling Holiday in the Alsace (great for covering a bit more ground).
Frances McCann

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