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Star breaks to visit the Three Castles in the Alsatian Jura

Vianney MULLER

This 2-day/1 night weekend break offers you the opportunity to relax in the peaceful setting of a little-known and unspoilt region. Involving both hiking and discovery, paths and charming trails lead you without much difficulty from one end to the other of this small piece of land removed from the usual frenzy and agitation of everyday life. The Alsatian Jura opens its doors to you. It's just up to you to enter. The proposed hikes are the best in the sector. A complete topoguide will be provided on arrival which describes the three tours on offer.

Example of a star break of 2 days/1 night:

Day #1: greeting in Ferrette, a picturesque medieval town, during the day. Walk around the city (2 hours 30 mins), an opportunity to visit the ruined castle and town of the powerful Counts of Ferrette. Numerous narrow romantic paths lead to amazing limestone headlands and the mysterious Cave of the Dwarfs, which is the site of a famous legend.Overnight at the Hotel-Restaurant Collin **

Day #2: Breakfast. Drive to Oberlarg (10 min). Walk (from 3 hours 30 mins to 4 hours) through landscapes among the most beautiful in the Sundgau area. The rock shelter of Mannlefelsen is a major site of the Mesolithic period in Alsace and precedes Ebourbettes Farm, the site of General Giraud's escape in 1942. Later, the ruins of Morimont Castle offer an interesting history lesson on the adaptation of a medieval castle to firearms. Overnight in Ferrette.

Option: additional night at the Hotel Restaurant Collin **

Day #3: Breakfast. Drive to Leymen (15min). Landskron, a castle feared until 1814, which a Franco-Swiss association maintains with love, and Mariastein, where multitudes of pilgrims come to pray every year, are the highlights of this wonderful 3 hour 30 minute walk that offers beautiful panoramas on both sides of the frontier.

Lunch in Leymen or Mariastein (not included)

Level of difficulty:

The proposed walks involve walking times ranging from 2 hours 30 mins to 4 hours 30 mins. It is possible to shorten the walks using the guide provided on arrival. The trails are easy, well maintained and well marked.<br/>

Reservations: www.destination-haute-alsace.com

3A  route de Lucelle
68480  Ferrette et le Jura alsacien
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1a rue de la 1ère armée
68480 Ferrette
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Opening dates
From 03/01/2019 to 31/12/2025


Theme of discovery excusion/holiday :
  • Nature discovery
  • Heritage
  • Walking
Type of holiday :
  • Adult holidays
  • Stay for group
  • Stay for individual
  • Group
Commentaire court EN :
Un séjour pédestre pour dcourvir le patrimoine castral du Sundgau
Length of visit/event :
2 days / 1 night
Stay organised by :
Offer period :
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Accomodation during stay :
Included in stay :
Half board (incl. drinks)
Marketing method :
  • Reservations office
  • Sur Internet
The rate includes: :
- 1 night half board in a double room (single room supplement) - 1 dinners (3-course local produce menu),1 Hiker's breakfasts - guidebook for visiting the three castles describing the walking route
The rate does not include: :
Tourist tax - drinks - personal expenses - transport - insurance costs and administrative fees.