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  • Oltingue - St Martin des Champs

    Oltingue - St Martin des Champs

  • Bouxwiller village

    Bouxwiller village

Pleasant circuit along the forest edge of the Bergwald massif. Punctuated by many attractions such as the peasant museum, the stork enclosure or the big oak, this route will seduce you thanks to the viewpoints it presents on the Alsatian Jura.

  • Riespach village

    Riespach village

  • Riespach village

    Riespach village

Ideal at the start of the season, this predominantly rural course crosses the village of Riespach where superb half-timbered houses line the streets. The passage to Koestlach takes us back to Roman times before joining Feldbach and its superb Romanesque church.

  • Durmenach Forest

    Durmenach Forest

  • Luppach Crypt

    Luppach Crypt

Sports course starting from Koestlach, this circuit crosses the valley of the Ill, known in particular for its beautiful half-timbered houses and its flowers. A small detour through the forest of Durmenach will allow you to bow down to the king of the place, inscribed in French genetics: larch.

  • In the Willerbach forest

    In the Willerbach forest

  • Hirsingue House

    Hirsingue House

Small circuit pleasant to realize in family on the heights of Willer and Bettendorf. You will discover the remains of an entrenchment that probably served as a shelter for the inhabitants of Willer in ancient times. The best time to complete this route is summer because of the shade offered by the Breitholz forest.

  • Sundgauvian half-timbered house

    Sundgauvian half-timbered house

Pleasant circuit on the heights of the valley of the Ill and Hundsbach which will allow you to discover the remains of a Roman road. Mainly forest, this small loop is very pleasant in summer thanks to the shade offered by the forest of Breitholz.

 

 

  • Wittersdorf

    Wittersdorf

  • Remains on the Wittersdorf Memorial Trail

    Remains on the Wittersdorf Memorial Trail

This circuit crosses a string of small towns in the Thalbach valley which will allow you to appreciate the Sundgauvian architecture at its true value. The highlight of the route remains the beautiful Saint-Brice chapel, still haunted today by a tenacious legend.

Rolling loop accessible all year round.

 

  • Handicapped crosses from Sundgau

    Handicapped crosses from Sundgau

  • Old hot ovens from Emlingen

    Old hot ovens from Emlingen

This circuit follows a wooded hill that separates the valleys of Ill and Thalbach. Walking through it, we discover an old vineyard and abandoned quarries used for the extraction of limestone rubble. Very rolling and pleasant loop in all seasons.

  • Chapel Ste Afre Hirtzbach

    Chapel Ste Afre Hirtzbach

  • Half-timbered house Hirtzbach (1)

    Half-timbered house Hirtzbach (1)

Dominantly forest, this very accessible course refers to the darkest memories of Sundgau.

Indeed, we reach the front line that separated Germany from France during the First World War.

You will be surprised by the continual presence of ponds at the origin of the local culinary specialty: fried carp.

  • Pond of the Hirtzbach princes

    Pond of the Hirtzbach princes

  • Hirtzbach village (1)

    Hirtzbach village (1)

This route crosses a forest massif dotted with ponds. Very pleasant in summer for the shade it provides, the circuit notably reaches the Himmelreich pond, a term which can be translated literally as "kingdom of heaven" and which fits perfectly with the poetry of the place.

  • Heimersdorf Village

    Heimersdorf Village

  • Village of Illtal (2)

    Village of Illtal (2)

From Hirsingue, this circuit goes up the Feldbach river and crosses several towns where small detours in the heart of the villages will allow you to appreciate authentic half-timbered houses, always in superb blooming.

  • Friesen Bike Park

    Friesen Bike Park

  • Panoramic view of Friesen in autumn

    Panoramic view of Friesen in autumn

Small loop that can be made by private bike through the Largue valley to discover the stork enclosure of Hindlingen as well as the exceptional range of half-timbered houses in the village of Friesen. No difficulty on the course which is mostly done on asphalt pavement ... to do with the family.

  • Bettlach village

    Bettlach village

  • Bettlach village

    Bettlach village

Sporting route with several single tracks, this route will immerse you in the history of the Second World War on the heights of Bettlach where you will discover the first vestiges of the Maginot Line.

  • House in Friesen

    House in Friesen

  • Oldest half-timbered house dated 1498 from Sundgau

    Oldest half-timbered house dated 1498 from Sundgau

This route is 2,5 km longer than the green route as it also crosses the village of Ueberstrass. A small additional round trip of one kilometer will allow you to discover the Chapel of Our Lady of Grunenwald.

  • Friesen half-timbered house (1)

    Friesen half-timbered house (1)

  • Friesen half-timbered house (2)

    Friesen half-timbered house (2)

Slightly longer than the previous circuit, exclusively on beautiful paths requiring no technical skills, this loop joins the village of Seppois-le-Bas via the Notre Dame de Grunenwald chapel, a place of worship steeped in history, nested on a wooded ridge between Alsace and the Territoire de Belfort.

  • Friesen (1)

    Friesen (1)

  • Friesen (2)

    Friesen (2)

Country course on the heights of the Largue valley. In clear weather, magnificent panoramas will be offered to you on the Vosges mountains to the north and the Jura to the south. No major difficulty along the route. The Maison de la Nature du Sundgau in Altenach allows visitors to discover all the facets of Sundgau through its exhibitions.

  • Reconstructed trench at Km0 of Pfetterhouse

    Reconstructed trench at Km0 of Pfetterhouse

  • Sundgau Pond

    Sundgau Pond

Pleasant and varied circuit crossing the valley of the Largue, the golf of Mooslargue, several ponds and the terminal of the three powers which refers to the meeting of three borders between 1871 and 1918. On the technical side, this loop will delight mountain bikers who appreciate the trails . It makes an incursion into Switzerland and thus allows them to join their many mountain bike routes. .

  • Locks of Valdieu-Lutran ladder

    Locks of Valdieu-Lutran ladder

Very accessible circuit which approaches the green level. The paths are clean, easy and well maintained.

This very varied route deserves a stop at Valdieu, the highest point of the Rhône-Rhine canal which is characterized by its scale of locks. In hot weather, enjoy the coolness of the beautiful middle pond.

 

  • Sundgau agricultural landscape

    Sundgau agricultural landscape

Around three villages, this rolling course runs right through the Traubach valley, a tributary of the Largue.

It allows you to discover the hilly landscapes of this territory as well as magnificent views over the Vosges range and the Dannemarie basin. This route can be done in both directions.

  • Church of St Cosme

    Church of St Cosme

Around six typical villages, this circuit allows you to discover the northwest of Sundgau and to surpass yourself physically with some difficulties such as the climb between Bréchaumont and Guevenatten. Only on beautiful paths and low-traffic roads, many curiosities line the route (crosses, coping well, fountain well).

This route can be done in both directions.

  • Former Bellemagny Convent

    Former Bellemagny Convent

Circuit located at the far north of the Sundgau, on the border with the territory of Belfort and on the watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea. It crosses, in its longest part, hills like mountain bikers and can be done in both directions.

  • Village of Ballersdorf (2)

    Village of Ballersdorf (2)

  • Dannemarie Viaduct

    Dannemarie Viaduct

Pleasant circuit around the village of Ballersdorf, a town that suffered the full brunt of the two world wars recalled by the war memorial in the center of the village. Leaving the marked circuit and strolling through the streets of the village will allow you to appreciate the Sundgauvian architecture represented in particular by three half-timbered houses from the XNUMXth century.

 

  • Sundgau agricultural landscape

    Sundgau agricultural landscape

  • Balschwiller old washhouse

    Balschwiller old washhouse

Almost exclusively rural, circuits n ° 29 and n ° 30 very accessible from the birthplace of Jean Jacques Henner for the first or from the cycle path at Eglingen height for the second, are dotted with many curiosities such as the pendulum well of 'Eglingen, the old wash house of Balschwiller or the Canal du Rhône au Rhin.

Combining the two circuits makes it possible to complete a loop of 18,5 km for a vertical drop of 125m.

  • Biederthal waterfall

    Biederthal waterfall

  • House known as the old Lutter court

    House known as the old Lutter court

Very forest, this course nevertheless offers sumptuous panoramas on the Alsatian and Swiss Jura. A few technical passages and a sporty climb enhance the whole! Perfect for seasoned mountain bikers, this loop can be extended by 7,5 km by staying on the red circuit n ° 2 to the Leihouse farm, between Oltingue and Biederthal.

  • Cycling along the Rhône-Rhine canal (1)

    Cycling along the Rhône-Rhine canal (1)

  • Cycling along the Rhône-Rhine canal (3)

    Cycling along the Rhône-Rhine canal (3)

Almost exclusively rural, circuits n ° 29 and n ° 30 very accessible from the birthplace of Jean Jacques Henner for the first or from the cycle path at Eglingen height for the second, are dotted with many curiosities such as the pendulum well of 'Eglingen, the old wash house of Balschwiller or the Canal du Rhône au Rhin.

Combining the two circuits makes it possible to complete a loop of 18,5 km for a vertical drop of 125m.

  • Panorama on Aspach from the Haulenwald circuit of Illfurth

    Panorama on Aspach from the Haulenwald circuit of Illfurth

  • Panorama Vosges; Hauenwald

    Panorama Vosges; Hauenwald

Departing from Tagolsheim, this circuit has many attractions. In addition to the beautiful views over the Vosges, you will discover the church of Burnkirch, the bucolic chapel of Litten and the remains of the First World War on the heights of Illfurth.

  • Burnkirch Illfurth Church Departure from the Haulenwald circuit

    Burnkirch Illfurth Church Departure from the Haulenwald circuit

  • German military cemetery at Illfurth (

    German military cemetery at Illfurth (

This circuit allows you to discover the Britzgyberg hill, a Mecca of Celtic civilization which today hosts a German cemetery from the First World War.

This hill is also an exceptional natural site since it conceals many protected orchid species.

 

  • City of Altkirch (2)

    City of Altkirch (2)

  • City of Altkirch (3)

    City of Altkirch (3)

This loop stretches over the Buergerwald hill, above the small capital of Sundgau, Altkirch. Take your time and stop at the hospital to visit the former priory of Saint-Morand hidden behind the building.

A stop in the city center will allow you to discover the Sundgauvien Museum or more simply, to have a small snack in the restaurants and tearooms of the city.

This circuit which alternates between fields and forests, can be shortened to go from 20 to 16 km.

  • Panorama of the village of Bendorf

    Panorama of the village of Bendorf

  • City of Ferrette starting point of the circuit

    City of Ferrette starting point of the circuit

Short circuit which requires good physical condition because the Rossberg cannot be tamed by the first comer.

Sometimes forest, sometimes rural, this route can be extended twice by an additional loop to reach the prehistoric site with the benefactor waves of Kastelberg (+ 3km) and to reach the tower at the top of Rossberg (+ 3,2km).

  • Winkel village, source of the Ill (1)

    Winkel village, source of the Ill (1)

  • Village of Ligsdorf

    Village of Ligsdorf

Without doubt one of the most pleasant, varied and entertaining tours. You will discover the bucolic village of Bendorf, the source of the Ill at Winkel, the magnificent beech alley and the village of Oberlarg with its ford, its rock shelter and the source of the Largue.

  • Lake Lucelle (2)

    Lake Lucelle (2)

  • Path along the Lucelle

    Path along the Lucelle

Without doubt one of the most difficult circuits. It has more than 42 km for nearly 1200m of vertical drop. As much to say to you that your calves may heat up. The attraction of this course, in addition to the many singles tracks and the magnificent viewpoints, is that it allows an incursion and a link with the mountain bike routes of the Canton and the Republic of Jura.

  • Panorama on the lake of Courtavon

    Panorama on the lake of Courtavon

  • Morimont oak

    Morimont oak

This second black circuit offers many attractions including the castle of Morimont and the oldest oak in Haut-Rhin.

However, this route is only accessible to experienced mountain bikers who will enjoy the calm that emanates from these Jura landscapes.

Take circuit n ° 6, from the Ebourbettes farm to the Neuneich pass, prolongs the route by 7km and 300m of vertical drop and allows you to visit Lucelle.

  • Romanesque church of Feldbach

    Romanesque church of Feldbach

  • Feldbach Priory

    Feldbach Priory

Small loop through fields and forests which joins the beautiful Romanesque church of Feldbach, located on the path which led the pilgrims towards Compostelle. Perfect for families, children and novices thanks to the beautiful and wide paths that make up this course.

  • The ponds of Bisel

    The ponds of Bisel

This circuit takes its name from the Grumbach river, also called Petite Largue which has its source in Bendorf and joins the Largue 12 km further on, in Seppois-le-Haut. The route partly runs along this watercourse and thus benefits from the freshness provided by the shade of the trees.

 

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