Sundgau, cycling paradise
In the extreme south of Alsace, in the immediate vicinity of Switzerland and Germany, the Sundgau has 9 signposted bike circuits including 3 fully secure cycle paths that will allow you to walk through countless ponds, green hills and typical Alsatian villages.
You will be able to go up the two Sundgauvian valleys to the sources of the country, in the heart of the Alsatian Jura massif, this mountainous land, between lake and caves, between castles and churches.
The Sundgau Country is crossed byEurovelo 6, a 2 km cycle route that links Nantes to Budapest, the Atlantic to the Black Sea. A large part of the marked routes use green lanes separated from automobile traffic, the remainder using low-traffic roads or cycling facilities.
You will enjoy walking along the canal from lock to lock, between sky and water, in the open horizon of the laughing Sundgau. Okay, you're not on a boat, you're on a bike, but admit that the illusion is almost perfect. After passing through villages, orchards and valleys, you are part of the quiet family of barges, fishermen, reeds and dreamy alders ...
Thus, laundries, half-timbered houses typical of Sundgau, wells, rural crosses, border markers, Wilhelmian architecture, etc. are all elements recalling the ancient and tormented history of Sundgau where illustrious men such as the famous painter Jean come from. -Jacques Henner, born in Bernwiller.
Sundgau, paradise for cycling, is nearly 300 km of marked discovery trails allowing you to explore one of the most beautiful regions of Alsace, authentic, mysterious and preserved from mass tourism.