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The Hundsbach Valley discovery circuit offers you several departures, several paths, for more possibilities! Whichever route you choose, you can discover the village of Franken, Hundsbach and the valley and the Saint-Brice Chapel. Large circuit: 16 km Circuit A: 9 km Circuit B: 9 km
Guidebook (pocket of 10 walks) given free of charge at the Tourist Office or downloadable opposite.

The town of Winkel welcomes you on this tourist trail called "Moroccan Trail" for a meeting with its history and heritage.

Between 1929 and 1940, to guard against any enemy invasion, France built along its north-eastern borders a real wall of fortified works: the Maginot Line.

At Winkel, in its southernmost part, its unfinished construction between 1939 and 1940 was closely linked to the life of a regiment of Moroccan tirailleurs. In their memory, a path already bore their name. It is now a whole journey.

Three circuits are offered: 2,6 km - 3,6 km, 5,6 km.

You will also discover rich, varied environments, typical of the Alsatian Jura, made of forests, pastures and remarkable landscapes, as well as a set of vestiges of the Maginot line (casemates, anti-tank defenses, shelters, etc.) today witnesses of history and an authentic element of local identity.

Take advantage of your visit to Winkel to discover the source of the Ill, the main waterway in Alsace, located a few steps from the Sentier des Marocains.

Bendorf is undoubtedly one of the most preserved villages in the Alsatian Jura. You will not see any corn cultivation and still beautiful old orchards and some totally natural pastures. The surrounding forest is beautiful and this route offers many attractions including the cave of Dr. Herring, magnificent beech pastures, prehistoric entrenchments and the site of Kastelberg without forgetting the plague cross of the cemetery of Bendorf and its legend.

Downloadable guidebook below.

  • Llamas from the Hornihof farm in Kiffis

    Llamas from the Hornihof farm in Kiffis

This hike will allow you to discover the breeding farm of llamas and Shepherd Dogs of Central Asia of the Hornihof, its beautiful forest which offers magnificent panoramas on the Alsatian Jura and Switzerland from the Glaserberg and its air of picnic. Neuneich.

On Sunday afternoons between 15 and 17 pm, at least acceptable weather, small free guided tours of the farm take place in which one can participate spontaneously. To be absolutely sure to find someone in uncertain weather, you can also report yourself by phone (03 89 40 33 60). Free access

Access: from the Col du Blochmont, take the marked “red cross” path on your right just before going down to Kiffis.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

Hiking: Saint-Glucker2H3010,5km200m

This circuit will take you around the Saint-Glucker Chapel (site of the disappeared village Saint-Léger) and further to the Neiweiher pond. Walk along the stream which crosses the flowery village of Hirtzbach and discover the Reinach Park, the last ice house in Sundgau, and its castle. Do not hesitate to visit them! You can also see the Sonnenberg Institute, a private school, which was in 1850 a spa.

Guidebook (pocket of 10 walks) given free of charge at the Tourist Office or downloadable opposite.

This circuit will take you to Place de la République, at the foot of the Fountain of the Virgin and its Gothic pinnacle (there once stood the town's church) and will also allow you to see the former home of the Gilardoni family, specializing in the manufacture of tiles, which made the reputation and pride of the city and the entire region! This circuit would be badly named if it did not also pass by the famous St-Morand church and the lapidary cemetery. Do not forget in passing to contemplate the XNUMXth century Oriel from the "apple house"!
Guidebook (pocket of 10 walks) given free of charge at the Tourist Office or downloadable opposite.

Gate of Sundgau, Illfurth is also a high place of history. The battles of World War I fell in the Sundgau from August 1. Indeed the French blew up the Dannemarie viaduct and the front stabilized and extended from the Vosges to the Swiss border.

The front line passed a few kilometers from Illfurth on the Heidwiller side. During this visit, you will discover several bunkers with multiple vocations, at the same time ammunition depot, observation post or location of artillery pieces, also the location of a second large cannon located near the Church Burnkirch and several casemates.

Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

This small 3 km loop will allow you to discover the ruins of the Landskron castle in Leymen. Depart from Leymen tram station or from the castle car park.

The walk leads to the heart of the Glaserberg massif, on the heights of Winkel. You will cross the national forest of Saint-Pierre and the Allée des Hêtres, consisting of a remarkable alignment for several reasons: number (about 40), age (more than 150 years), shape and dimensions of beech trees (28 m high and 3m in circumference on average) as well as the regularity of the alignment. Arriving at the Neuneich pass, it is possible to extend the route to the Blochmont pass and the Hornihof farm, which allows you to contemplate magnificent landscapes characteristic of the Swiss Jura. Take advantage of your visit to visit the source of the Ill.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

The forest bordering the commune of Durmenach conceals a grouping of 184 large subjects, including one called "giant larch". These trees were planted in 1784 by Baron Reutter de Weyl who brought them from Vorarlberg to Austria. Today labeled, this forest is conducive to a pleasant walk which leads from the Ill valley to the old Rhine bed, at the foot of the Jura. The well-marked path saves time to rest and leads to a strange crypt, the last vestige of a convent destroyed by the Revolution, where still hangs the shadow of a proscribed poet.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

Speaking of this part of the Sundgau, André Gide wrote: "We are constantly surprised, as we cross the forest, to find ourselves in the presence of an unsuspected tablecloth, mysteriously asleep sheltered by beech groves; adorn narrow sandy beaches, at the edge of large fields of water lilies, several vestiges also recall the First World War and the line of the front which separated Largitzen from Bisel.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

The path of the planets, created by the Astroaspach club in partnership with the Municipality of Aspach, is a circuit of 3 km which offers you to discover in an original way our solar system thanks to educational panels representing on a scale the distance between the planets : 1 meter traveled represents 2 km in space! From the Sun to Neptune, what a journey!

Along the way, you can also enjoy the walk in the forest of the Litten, its Chapel (1862) then the rural outskirts of the village, walk in the alleys of Aspach to cross at the end of the journey the Garden of the Dragonflies (garden municipal dedicated to water conservation and biodiversity).

  • Redevelopment of the entrance to a blockhouse, Km 0 circuit

    Redevelopment of the entrance to a blockhouse, Km 0 circuit

  • French soldiers on the Franco-Swiss border in 1916

    French soldiers on the Franco-Swiss border in 1916

The Km 0 trail allows you to discover on a 7,5 km course, in flat and wooded terrain, the various vestiges of the three fronts: French, Swiss and German. The route can be done in both directions.

From 1871 to 1914, Pfetterhouse was the village of three borders. The terminal of the three powers, where the borders of France, Switzerland and Germany met, had become a tourist attraction and a place of international conviviality.

In the autumn of 1914, the French fixed the start of the Front on the Swiss border with Largin. Boundary marker No. 111 then became the Zero Kilometer on the Western front.

The association of the Friends of the Zero Kilometer works, through this discovery path, to make known and enhance this place full of history and symbols.

The work it undertook made it possible to restore several concrete structures on the front line, freely accessible and secure.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

Explore Gommersdorf, a very agricultural village rich in pasture and cattle. Do not hesitate to take a look at the pretty traditional houses of the village or the half-timbered facade of the Auberge du Tisserand! In this village was born the association of Maisons Paysannes, and some houses rebuilt at the ecomuseum of Alsace come from Gommersdorf! From the Sainte-Marguerite Chapel, you will take a path that goes in the direction of the Rhône-au-Rhin Canal. You can go along the canal to the Marina of Wolfersdorf. This walking tour will also give you a view of the reservoir.
Guidebook (pocket of 10 walks) given free of charge at the Tourist Office or downloadable opposite.

The walk begins on the site of Lucelle Abbey, isolated from the hustle and bustle of the world. The monastery has long shone brightly and its history can still be read in the few buildings that remain. From there, a Swiss getaway allows you to discover a curious rock shelter suspended above the nascent river. We then go up on the plateau which overhangs a small valley between two wooded ridges and crossed by the winding waters of the Lucelles.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

The landscapes crossed here are among the most beautiful in Sundgau. The Mannlefelsen rock shelter, a major Mesolithic site in Alsace, precedes the Ebourbettes which tell of the escape of General Giraud in 1942. Further on, the Morimont ruins offer an interesting history lesson on the adaptation of a medieval castle with firearms.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

  • Morimont Castle

    Morimont Castle

  • Mariastein Abbey

    Mariastein Abbey

The Chemin de Mariastein is a 30 km signposted walking route which crosses the Alsatian Jura, from Levoncourt to Mariastein, via an old pilgrimage. This route was created on the initiative of the Levoncourt Walkers association to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the pilgrimage which takes place over one day or in several stages.

The Notre-Dame-de-la-Pierre abbey, called in German Mariastein, is an abbey belonging to the Benedictine congregation of Switzerland. It is located in the canton of Solothurn in Metzerlen-Mariastein about thirty kilometers from the village of Levoncourt. The historic route linking Levoncourt to Mariastein has thus officially become “The Way”, like that of Compostela.

It can be done in one go or in stages, all departures being accessible by car.

• 1st stage of 8 km: Julien Idoux car park, Levoncourt - La Charrière, Winkel.
• 2nd stage of 7 km: La Charrière - Col du Blochmont.
• 3rd stage of 9 km: Col du Blochmont - Burg (CH).
• 4th stage of 6 km: Burg - Mariastein.

Total distance: 30 km

750 m long and decorated with 23 markers, the Sentier des Fosses allows you to discover part of the flora and fauna present in a typical alder-ash-tree.

Crossed by the river "La Loutre", the path is laid out in a humid environment where around 80 pits are identified. Tables are set up near the arboretum for picnics and educational work. Nearby are a Sundgauvian orchard and typical ponds. The trail is accessible from the Porte d'Alsace reception area.

A circuit which takes you in the direction of Wittersdorf and near its pond, before passing you through forests, those of Klosterwald and Breitholz more precisely. The Around the Schweighof route through the Breitholz will also allow you to see the Schweighof farm and the Sundgauvian nature in all its splendor!
Guidebook (pocket of 10 walks) given free of charge at the Tourist Office or downloadable opposite.
  • Bettlach Casemate

    Bettlach Casemate

  • Bettlach Casemates Trail

    Bettlach Casemates Trail

In the Bettlach forest, directly accessible from the town, a path called "casemates" of about 2km, connects three imposing forts of the Maginot Line, built between 1937 and 1940.

This path is dotted with excellent explanatory panels that tell the story of this Maginot line, the colossal efforts it required and the ephemeral role it played at the start of the Second World War.

A beautiful view of the Jura massif spices up this little loop.

The Via Jura Regio6 days / nights 5110km
The ViaJuraRegio is a 110 km marked Franco-Swiss pedestrian route (60 km of which crosses France) which allows you to reach Basel in Delémont,.
This route follows the routes used by the prince-bishops of Basel when they joined their residences in Delémont and Porrentruy between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. It offers to "relearn history from a journey". The history of course but also the gastronomy, the terroir, the flora and fauna, and the magnificent landscapes that make up this itinerary.
This route crosses the Franco-Swiss border to cross the extreme south of Alsace: the Jura Alsacien, then to cross Ajoie, the Clos du Doubs region and the Delémont valley.
  • Winkel snowshoeing

    Winkel snowshoeing

  • Winkel snowshoeing

    Winkel snowshoeing

January 9, 2020 at 9:00 am: There is currently no snow in Winkel. Thesnowshoe routes are not marked. The toboggan run and cross-country ski routes are closed. The snow information will be updated as soon as the snow appears.

The town of Winkel and the Sundgau Tourist Office welcome you to a place called "La Charrière" where you can enjoy two marked snowshoe circuits:
- a ROSE circuit with a length of 3 km , ideal for family practice. This little route is done in 1h / 1h30 and presents no difficulty. It partly follows the circuit of Moroccans set up in memory of a regiment of Moroccan tirailleurs stationed in Winkel during the Second World War.

- Un ORANGE circuit with a length of 6 km for 2h30 / 3h of walking.This very beautiful course will lead you successively to the Allee des Hêtres, at the Neuneich pass to finish at the top of the Glaserberg. Magnificent panoramas of the Alsatian and Swiss Jura will enhance this route along the route.

Walking times are given as an indication. Depending on your walking pace, they can vary. Thanks for taking it into account.

The town of Winkel welcomes you to its Nordic site located at a place called "La Charrière". From this car park, you can take advantage of:

5 Nordic hiking trails (not groomed) for cross-country skiing or cross-country skiing. These circuits are marked and have distances of 2,5 km-4,5 km-5 km-7km-8km. The tracks are made in ski by volunteers from the first snow.

Warning, the site does not lend itself to the practice of skating because the circuits are not groomed.

Need to rent skis or snowshoes? "Diebolt cycles " in Hirsingue offers a wide choice of Nordic equipment. Snowshoe rental costs 6 € for half a day and 8 € for a day. sticks are included.

Big Trees Trail1H303km80m

The town of d'Oltingue, in partnership with the ONF, has set up a new 3 km walking trail allowing you to discover magnificent remarkable trees.

From the parking lot of St Brice chapel, this trail, straddling Swiss and French territories will allow you, among other things, to confront a magnificent beech, the largest in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland but also a pedunculate oak, two great Douglas fir trees or two Sylvester pines. Possibility to eat on site at the St Brice inn.

This 80 km signposted walking route crosses the Jura mountains Alsatian and uses as a common thread the three castles of the territory (Ferrette, Morimont in Oberlarg and the Landskron in Leymen). It offers you the possibility of recharging your batteries in the soothing setting of an unknown and preserved region. Between hiking and discovery, the marked route follows the most beautiful paths and trails which will lead you without great difficulty from one end to the other of this little piece of land forgotten by the frenzy and the surrounding bustle. The Alsatian Jura opens its doors to you, it is up to you to enter.

A complete guidebook details the whole route to download here:
- Stage 1 and 2 Leymen-Ferrette and Ferrette Oberlarg (French)
- Stage 3 and 4 Oberlarg-Lutter et Lutter Leymen (French)
- Stage 1 Leymen-Ferrette (German)

Do not hesitate to Request it directly from the Tourist Office, it will be sent to you by email in PDF format or by post.


The circuit of the three castles is roaming over 4 days / 3 nights with a departure recommended at the Town Hall of Leymen. However, it can be done at the start of all stages. Starting the route in Leymen allows you to take advantage of public transport access via the tram from Basel station.

A turnkey roaming stay with luggage transport is offered to you. The stay is flexible, depending on your means of transport and the place of departure. It can be achieved:
- in 4 days / 3 nights
- in 4 days / 4 nights

For more information on this itinerant stay with luggage transport, click here.

  • Guidebook on the heights of Altkirch

    Guidebook on the heights of Altkirch

Explore the heights of Altkirch and the beauty of the Sundgauvian landscape. Get out of the city and follow the route to the Erlen pond before crossing the forest. A beautiful point of view awaits you at the exit of the forest.
Guidebook (pocket of 10 walks) given free of charge at the Tourist Office or downloadable opposite.
A 16 km route around Heimersdorf for great walkers! Discover a route that runs along the park of the Reinach Castle (open to the public) and the St-Afre Chapel and cross part of the Hirsingue botanical trail before reaching the Schweighof reservoir. You can see the Vosges, and even the Alps on a clear day.
Guidebook (pocket of 10 walks) given free of charge at the Tourist Office or downloadable opposite.
Hirtzbach hike3h8,5km150m

Hirtzbach deserves a thorough visit. The castle, the English park and the opulent residences of Unterdorf are wisely aligned on either side of the stream, with banks beautifully flowered in summer. Along the way, a rustic and woodland escape leads to the site of the disappeared village of Sankt-Glückern and to the Landfürstenweyer, the Etang des Princes, with still water.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

Let yourself be told the history of our village ... Take a stroll to discover our heritage, culture and nature, rich in surprises. Treat yourself to an 8 km walk between half-timbered houses, meadows and forest ... Stop at the highest point of Fulleren, to admire the Largue valley and the Vosges that await you. Let yourself be enchanted by the legends of our town. Finally go back in time by discovering the history of our village during the Great War of 14-18 and the disappeared village of Rossburn ...
A walking tour that will take you to the highest points where you can see the village of Obermorschwiller and its pond as far as the fields and meadows. You will follow a part of the botanical path and you can see the Wittersdorf vineyard and the Emlingen chapel. Do not hesitate !
Guidebook (pocket of 10 walks) given free of charge at the Tourist Office or downloadable opposite.

This hike around Ferrette, the great classic, is an opportunity to visit the ruined castle and the city of the powerful counts of Ferrette. Very narrow and romantic paths lead to amazing limestone promontories and the mysterious Cave of the Dwarfs, where a famous legend is told.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.


Friesen presents an exceptional range of half-timbered houses built between 1499 and 1876. Thanks to meticulous inventory work, the walk allows the approach of multiple witnesses of a rural world disappeared forever after the Second World War. A country lane then leads to the Notre-Dame chapel in Grünenwald and to Ueberstrass, in the footsteps of the Knights of Malta.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

The flowery village of Friesen, in the Largue Valley, has preserved around fifty half-timbered buildings, the construction of which spanned from 1497 to 1878: corbelled houses, traditional farms, fountains, monoblock farms, country houses. homes with short woods, forges, etc. give themselves a show.

A guide, available at the Tourist Office, offers an easy walk through preserved and richly flowered streets to discover this unique heritage, including the oldest half-timbered house known in Alsace.

The clever geometry of the traditional Sundgauvian house made of half-timbering, the fruit of a construction technique developed over five centuries by the corporation of carpenters is revealed. The old farmhouses, adapted to modern life, have retained all their charm of yesteryear and the geraniums put the finishing touches on the table.

Hagenthal Neuwiller hikeHalf day12,5km250m

The Eptingen, already established on the margins of the Sundgau in the XNUMXth century, owned the two Hagenthals
and Neuwiller where they lived in comfortable castles. This walk crosses their former seigniory and passes through a bottleneck of one kilometer wide between the borders, since Neuwiller forms a kind of French peninsula in Swiss territory. Text Marc Glotz from the hiking guidebook in the Sundgau.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

A wooded hill separates the Ill and Thalbach valleys. Walking through it, you discover in turn an old vineyard, a career marked by a drama, a botanical path and the story of an unfortunate general. When you reach the lime kilns of Emlingen, it is the XNUMXth century that suddenly arises, frozen in stone and iron.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

According to Marc Glotz, "The Sundgau has only two Romanesque churches, both founded by the dynasties which shared the region in the Middle Ages: the Habsburgs and the Ferrettes. If Ottmarsheim evokes Carolingian greatness, Feldbach recalls the monastic simplicity. We leave it as we come back from a pilgrimage, with the serenity rediscovered and the impression of having crossed the furtive shadows of the counts. "

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

The Raemel chain, two kilometers long, blocks the horizon and peaks at 832 meters above sea level. It is the highest point of the Alsatian Jura, which is reached by a picturesque limestone ridge, the path of customs or smugglers, which follows the Franco-Swiss border. A fairly sporty walk, embellished with magnificent panoramas of the Swiss Jura.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

This beautiful hike, with superb panoramas, will allow you to discover the castle of Landskrön, a dreaded building until 1814, which a Franco-Swiss association maintains with passion and the Mariastein abbey where crowds come to pray every year. pilgrims.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

Koestlach has a rich heritage which we propose to discover thanks to the heritage circuit. Two options are available to you :

1) The historic circuit through the village to discover the prestigious furniture of the Saint-Léger church, but also the chapel of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, the legends of the Kugele and of the village of Erzach, the presbytery of Nicolas Delfis and the vestiges of 'a former Gallo-Roman establishment.

2) The walking tour lasting 2h30 / 3h which will take you up the slopes of the Burgerwald to explore the Celtic oppidum of Kasteberg before visiting the village (blue ring markings, distance 7 km, elevation 215 m).

Designed by the pupils of the intercommunal school of Wolfersdorf, this path allows you to discover and get to know the inhabitants who populate the woods of the village.

Access to path by the Lenzweg path (red light near the town hall / school), about 2 km from the village center.

For geologists, this part of Sundgau oriented towards the Porte de Bourgogne is called the Dannemarie Ditch. Slight undulations of the landscape, only a wooded hill emerges. It carries, at its top, the church of Gildwiller where converges looks and prayers.

Guidebook on sale at the Tourist Office for the price of € 1 for the sheet or € 10 for the 17 walking maps. Downloadable guidebook on the site of our partner Visorando.

Discover the village of Bettlach, facing south, which enjoys a superb panorama of the Alsatian Jura mountains. Its forest also hosts vestiges of the Maginot line presented through interesting panels. This line of defense, despite its efforts, played an ephemeral role during the Second World War. The walk then joins the Saint Brice chapel, on the heights of Oltingue, cited from the XNUMXth century where you can eat in season in the inn which adjoins it.

Downloadable guidebook below.

Embellished with remarkable viewpoints, themed stations and botanical panels, the trail will make you discover a site of great richness: a forest in the Alsatian Jura. It is notably composed of thirty wooden sculptures made with a chainsaw. Possibility to visit the stork enclosure of the village.

Two proposed distances: 2 km or 3,2 km.

Explore the heritage of Wittersdorf. Treat yourself to a 9 km walk in the Sundgauvian nature. Stop at Winzerhauesle, where the winegrowers stored their grapes, and take a break to admire two superb views: towards the Schweighof farm and the Notre-Dame d'Altkirch church and towards Wittersdorf, the former vineyard. You can also see the Vosges in the distance.
Guidebook (pocket of 10 walks) given free of charge at the Tourist Office or downloadable opposite.

Trail running through the forest of the municipality of Durmenach. You will discover in particular a "giant larch". This tree was planted in 1784 and comes from Vorarlberg in Austria. It largely dominates the forest which surrounds it and cannot be missed.

Course of approximately 5,5 km shaded and pleasant in summer.
Marked green disc.
Departure from the edge of the forest behind the Stade de Foot, at the end of rue du Niesbach.

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