Chalet-Spa de luxe Alsace / Vosges

Ballons des Vosges
nature park


The Regional Nature Park of Ballons des Vosges – these round-topped mountains characteristic of the region – spreads over 3000 square km (1160 sq miles), between the Alsace, the Vosges mountains and the Franche-Comté region. It is home to some outstanding natural and cultural heritage sites, and is rich in emblematic landscapes. In the heart of the mountains and the valleys, on the slopes and trails, along lakes and rivers, shades of green and blue create the perfect landscapes for people who want to get away from it all. This site of extraordinarily diverse landscapes – grasslands, peat bogs, cirques, rocky cliffs, lakes and rivers, meadows, pastures, forests and vineyards – never fails to surprise. Look for Lynxes, Peregrine Falcons, Capercaillies, as well as herds of Chamois, Red Deer and Roe Deer. Here, you can also admire a remarkable protected flora: Arnica, Great Yellow Gentians, Foxgloves, Mountain Pansies, Anemones, Mountain Cornflowers, and other peatlands vegetation all grow in this landscape. In Munster, the park’s museum welcomes year round visitors of all ages.A full 600 square metres (6400 sq ft) of exhibition space showcase artefacts related to natural habitats, cultural heritage, landscapes, geology, and human activities.

OFFICE DU TOURISME DE MUNSTER
1, rue du Couvent - 868140 Munster
tourisme.munster@wanadoo.fr
www.la-vallee-de-munster.com
+33(0)3 89 77 31 80
PARC DES BALLONS DES VOSGES
www.parc-ballons-vosges.fr
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Ballons des Vosges
nature park
region, sports+nature

Hiking


With over 350 square km (35,000 hectares) of walking trails, the Munster valley, with its beautiful ridges or lakeside sceneries, is home to an exceptional variety of flora and fauna. Various trails offering magnificent panoramas depart directly from La Marcairie, and cater to all abilities, from leisurely walks for the whole family, to sporty hikes or invigorating bouts of Nordic walking. Whatever your pace, you can enjoy the great outdoors and breathe in the clean mountain air to recharge your batteries and stock up on wellbeing. Mountain guides are at your disposal for a wide range of walks designed to highlight different areas of interest or discover natural habitats and the local fauna and flora. They will be delighted to be able to introduce you to age-old traditions, and the cultural heritage and know-how of local men and women. >> cimesetsentiers.com  
Hiking
region, sports+nature

Mountain-biking


The Munster Valley, with more than 300 km (186 miles) of trails, is a paradise for mountain bikers.From leisurely rides to more technical runs, this extraordinary playground sitting 400-1363 m (1300-4471ft) above sea level will please riders of all abilities. Climb the summits, along mountain ridges and through mountain pastures, hurtle down the slopes through vast forests and deep valleys, and enjoy picturesque villages and welcoming farmhouse inns. If you wish to hire mountain bikes, our partner FORMANATURE will be happy to bring bikes to you at La Marcairie, or at the starting point of your trail of choice. www.cimesetsentiers.com
www.formanature.com
Mountain-biking
region, sports+nature

Golf


>> Golfs in Alsace
Golf fans love the Alsace, whose eight world-class courses stretch from the North to the South of the region. The world-famous Kempferhof golf club, near Strasbourg, is listed in the top 100 most beautiful golf courses in the world.

>> Golf Kempferhof
The Ammerschwihr golf club, near Colmar, is located at the heart of a wine estate and is only 25 km away from La Marcairie.
Golf
region, sports+nature

Ski resorts


G aschney ski resort is only 5 minutes away from La Marcairie, and offers seven alpine ski runs with sweeping views over the Hohneck mountain range. These include outstanding runs for advanced skiers in one of the most remote sites of the Vosges mountains. Fifteen minutes away is Schnepfenried, a quintessentially family-friendly resort. A dozen alpine ski trails allow skiers of all levels to enjoy optimal skiing conditions and guaranteed snow in any weather, thanks to the resort’s many snow guns. Fans of cross-country skiing will enjoy 20 km (12 miles) of trails, groomed daily, leave directly from the resort. Follow them along mountain ridges and through forests that offer spectacular views over the Vosges highest peaks, the Black Forest and the Swiss Alps. Les Trois Fours, which depart from the cliff road between the Col de la Schlucht mountain pass and the Hohneck mountain range, encompasses gentle cross-country ski trails in an outstanding natural setting. Finally, Le Tanet is a vibrant and friendly resort with a unique alpine character for the Vosges, surrounded by rocky cirques and big open spaces. This is where you can find nature trails, ideal for ski touring.
>> Stations-munster.fr
Ski resorts
region, sports+nature

Snowshoeing


D

itch groomed tracks and leave your prints in fresh powder. Snowshoeing aficionados will enjoy unspoiled nature, as this activity allows you to set off on an amazing discovery of big open spaces covered in a thick white coat of fresh snow. Young and old alike are invited to enjoy the white stuff by walking through fantastic landscapes of mountain grasslands, beech tree forests, and glacial-erosion cirques.

www.accompagnateur.net

Snowshoeing
region, sports+nature

Dog sledging


In the heart of the Vosges mountains, deep into the Munster Valley, Fabien, Marina and their pack of sled dogs are awaiting your visit. They will take you on an unforgettable dogsled ride, where you will be pulled by a team of 12 dogs including huskies, Greenland dogs and malamutes. Imagine a pristine white landscape, where all you hear is the sled’s runners slide gently across fresh snow, and you can feel the wind on your face and the taste of freedom during a magical 15-20 km ride. In the summer, the dogs carry on pulling the sled through mountains and valleys, on various hiking trails, to help you discover rustic landscapes and exceptional views. More informations on www.revedenord.fr Tél.: 03 89 77 74 25 / 06 78 06 48 50 Adress: Lieu-dit Stritteren - 68380 SONDERNACH
Dog sledging
region, sports+nature

Angling


From mountain streams swollen by melting snow in the spring, to lakes and their surrounding cirques, to the River Fecht that seems to have been created especially for fly-fishing, the Munster Valley is a paradise for all angling fans. Cast your line for a chance to catch a Brown Trout, an Arctic Char, or a Brook Trout. Beginners and old hands alike can go fishing, alone or with friends, or in the company of fishing guide Gilles Bastos. Gilles is always more than happy to share his invaluable advice and experience of angling on the River Fecht, the River Weiss and the little streams of the Vosges mountains. You will never forget the time spent fishing in this beautiful nature spot!

www.vert-peche.fr
Angling
region, sports+nature

Donkey and horse riding


Ride a donkey up the round-topped peaks of the Vosges, through fields of arnica flowers. The slow pace set by Romeo, Julia and Jarry is ideal for children who will love this amazing family foray into the mountains. Rides can be booked for half a day, a full day or even more! Smiles and laughter are guaranteed with your pointy-eared companions - their cheeky nature inevitably triggers hilarity!
>> Pfeifferberg farm
Short and long horse treks, private and group lessons, horse and pony stud farms, Icelandic ponies... the valley caters to the horse lover’s every whim. >> Munster valley
Donkey and horse riding
region, sports+nature

Hot-air ballooning


Step into the wicker basket and experience the magic of hot-air ballooning: rise slowly across the sky, and the horizon suddenly opens, allowing you to enjoy sweeping views over the Vosges mountains and the Alsace region. Experience a magic feeling when skimming the top of tall pine trees and soaring over vine-covered rolling hills and the roofs of village houses, or when suddenly startling a herd of chamois or wild boars. When you arrive at the very top of ethereal skies, experience the hushed quiet of daybreak or the incredible glow of the sunset. For a truly unique experience, company Aérovision, a pioneer in hot air ballooning in mountain settings, offers year-round scenic flights over Alsace and the Vosges mountains.

AÉROVISION SARL 34 Chemin de la Speck - 68000 Colmar - tél. : 03 89 77 22 81
contact@aerovision-montgolfiere.com 
www.aerovision-montgolfiere.com
Hot-air ballooning
region, sports+nature

Paragliding


Le parapente est l’activité idéale pour découvrir et s’initier aux sports aériens. Un baptême se déroule en toute sécurité avec un moniteur expert auquel vous serez solidement attaché. Le décollage et l’atterrissage lors de votre vol en parapente se feront tout en douceur et, en plus des sensations, vous pourrez jouir d’un panorama fantastique.

Quelques centres spécialisés :
www.centreecolemarkstein.com
www.cumulus-parapente.com
www.pascal-bannwarth.fr
Informations :
lavl.free.fr/site-parapente-vosges
Paragliding
region, sports+nature

And much more…


The Munster Valley is a unique playground, where incredibly varied activities attract young and old alike, families, sports enthusiasts, thrill-seekers and people in search of quiet and relaxation. - Swim at the Munster swimming pool, where you can also find an aquatic centre with wave pool, rapids, giant slides, and spa bath therapy. Alternatively, discover the joy of swimming in a mountain lake.
www.vallee-munster.eu/activites/piscine.htm   - Paragliding: launch yourself off the Schnepfenried, alone or as part of a tandem flight. Scenic flights with experienced certified instructors.
www.valleedemunster.eu/activites/spots-aeriens.htm
www.pascal-bannwarth.fr
- Rock climbing: several natural rock sites with or without permanent anchor points – levels 3a to 8a.
www.valleedemunster.eu/activités/escalade.htm
- Tennis: Munster has 2 clay courts, 2 outdoors hard courts and one indoors hard court.
- Also available: archery, clay pigeon shooting, tobogganing…
And much more…
region, sports+nature
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