Haut-Rhin, France

Sentier des Roches, Sentier de la Bloy et Tournée de quatre Lacs

An impressive multi-day hike.

The Vosges are one of nature’s richest and most interesting geological low mountain ranges in Central Europe. This tour leads through the impressive southern part of the Vosges and is a sequence of three fantastic hiking trails. Each stage of the route offers surprisingly beautiful landscapes.

The first part (Tournée de quatre Lacs) north of Col de la Schlucht leads you through high meadows and high moorlands to Lac Blanc.
The second stage (Sentier des Roches) leads through the famous Alsatian mountain paths all the way to the Martinswand, passing by the Krappenfelsen.
On the third day (Sentier de la Bloy) you follow a path below the Blaufelsen by largely unspoilt, primeval forest to Gaschney. From here the trail performs a wide arc over the round cut studs (balloons) of the main- and side-back of the Vosges ridge towards Hohneck and back to the starting point.


Let’s see where it is:

On tour:

August 30th – September 1st, 2013 with Kirsten Steimel

Starting point:

Col de la Schlucht, west of Munster


3 days trip


The most difficult part is the steep rock section with fixed wire protection in the area of the Sentier des Roches. There it is important to be free from giddiness.

Best time of the year:

This tour is a special culinary treat at the end of August at the blueberry harvest!


There are beautiful bivouac places along the route. Depending on the season, overnight stays in some Auberges may be possible (be sure to ask in advance).