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Hiking trip in roaming of the Three Castles of the Alsatian Jura

This 4-day / 3-night roaming pedestrian trip  crosses the Alsatian Jura massif and uses as a common thread the three castles of the territory (Ferrette, Morimont and Landskron castle). It offers you the opportunity to recharge your batteries in the soothing setting of an unknown and unspoiled region. Between hiking and discovery, the marked route takes the most beautiful paths and trails that will lead you without great difficulty from one end to the other of this little piece of land forgotten by the frenzy and the ambient agitation. The Alsatian Jura opens its doors to you, it is up to you to enter.

The circuit of the three castles 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.


Modular stay, depending on your means of transport and the place of departure. It can happen:
- in 4 days / 3 nights
- in 4 days / 4 nights

Example of stay 4 days / 3 nights

Description :

Day 1 : Arrival in Leymen in the morning, parking at the town hall. Departure of the walking tour from Leymen town hall to reach Ferrette, a picturesque medieval town characterized by its 12th century castle.e century. On the route: St Brice chapel, Peasant Museum and St Martin d'Oltingue church; Grotte des Nains, belvedere of Lochlefelsen and Ferrette castle.

Lunch in a restaurant possible in Oltingue (not included)
Accommodation possible the day before in Leymen in a guesthouse (see partners below)

Step 1 : LEYMEN-Ferrette: 22km and 670m of vertical drop, i.e. about 5h30 of walking without stops

Accommodation: Hotel Collin in Ferrette or more guest rooms in Ferrette

Day 2 : Departure from Ferrette to reach the castle of Morimont; discovery of the panorama of the Rossberg tower, the source of the Ill and the Moroccan trail in Winkel, the passage du ford, the source of the Largue and the Mannlefelsen cave in Oberlarg. 

Lunch in a restaurant possible in Winkel (not included)

Step 2 : Ferrette-MORIMONT-LUCELLE: 25 km and 950m of vertical drop, i.e. about 6h15 of walking without stops)
accommodation:  Hotel le Petit Kohlberg
This step can be shortened in two ways:
- By avoiding, arrived on the heights of Winkel, the Oberlarg part - the Morimont - Lucelle. Then count 10,5km from Ferrette to reach the Petit Kohlberg directly.
- By avoiding, a little after the Ebourbettes farm, going down to Lucelle via the place called Les Hauts de Lucelle. Count then 24 km.

Day 3 : Departure from Petit Kohlberg to reach Lutter. Discovery of the preserved forest of the Alsatian Jura, the sumptuous Allée des Hêtres and the magnificent panorama of the crests of the Hornihof de Kiffis.

Step 3 : PETIT KOHLBERG-LUTTER: 13,5km and 280m of vertical drop, i.e. approximately 4 hours of walking without stops.
Accommodation: Peasant inn in Lutter

Day 4 : Departure from Lutter to join Leymen via Mariastein. Discovery of the Wolschwiller National Biological Reserve, summit and panoramic tour of Raemelsberg, Château de Bürg (CH), pilgrimage to Mariastein (CH), Château du Landskron in Leymen. Lunch possible in Bürg or Mariastein (not included)

Step 4 : LUTTER-LEYMEN: 20 km and 660 m of vertical drop, i.e. around 4 hours of walking without stops 
Accommodation: Guest rooms in Leymen
Total distance over four days : 80 km and 2450m vertical drop

Circuit and difficulties :

The proposed stages require walking times ranging from 4:30 am to 6:00 am. Longer steps can be shortened. These possibilities are presented in the guide provided on your arrival. The paths taken are easy, well maintained and marked with the logo of the Circuit des Trois Châteaux combined with the official markings of the Club Vosgien. Thus, you will be able to complete this circuit in complete safety. A guidebook completes this marking and provides a lot of additional information on the natural, tourist and historical sites crossed. The route crosses the Franco-Swiss border, bring your identity papers.

TARIF: from 256,50€/ pers in half board


12 rue Stanislas CS40055

Monday to Friday :
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
13:30 am - 17:XNUMX pm
03 89 30 35 30

Accommodation editors: see below


Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Short comment:
Luggage transport guaranteed!
Theme of discovery outing / stay
  • Nature / environment
  • Heritage / culture
  • pedestrian
  • Sports
Type of stay
  • Family stay
  • Group stay for adults
  • Individual stay
  • Group stays
Ideal season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Accommodation for the stay
  • Hotel
Package of stay
  • Half board (drinks included)
The package includes:
    - 3 nights in a double room and half-board (single room supplement) - 3 dinners (three-course regional menu), 3 hiker's breakfasts - a guidebook for the visit of the three castles and describing the walking route - the Luggage transport: this service allows you to travel light by carrying only your day's belongings with you as your luggage is taken care of from one hotel to another. Optional: - an additional night - accompaniment of the stay by a mid-mountain guide (from 4 people) - guided tour of one or more castles (from 4 people) - lunch basket
The package does not include:
    - Tourist tax - Drinks - Transport, personal expenses, insurance and administrative costs

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From (€): 256,50

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