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Mountain bike France

An MTB mini-break in one of France's top mountain biking destinationRef CY8H

The Vosges has all the ingredients of a great mountain biking destination: vast and beautiful forests (where you half expect to see pixies and fairies) with a superb network of singletrack trails, as well as panoramic viewpoints overlooking the surrounding mountains. A 3 hour train ride from Paris, the Vosges Mountains may be smaller than other ranges, but they have just as much to offer: mountain lakes (such as Lake Gerardmer), ridgeline trails, mountain pastures, and great singletrack… Coupled with comfortable hotel accommodation, this circuit offers all the ingredients for a great mountain bike adventure!

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Highlights

  • Incredible panoramic views on the numerous ridgeline trails
  • Superb singletrack and a strong "alpine" feel
  • Comfortable hotel accommodation and quality restaurants

Description


Day 1: Saint Dié des Vosges - Corcieux

Itinerary start: Rendezvous on the first day is at 10:30am in front of Saint Dié des Vosges SNCF railway station (88). We will leave directly from the railway station. Please arrive in your cycle clothing.

Welcome to the Vosges! Rendezvous mid-morning in Saint Dié, the capital of the mountainous part of the Vosges. Once the introductions are over, we head off in the direction of the Massif du Kemberg, a sandstone range full of great singletrack, a lot of which is known only to the locals… The range rises to almost 800 metres, and offers a great playground for our first day of riding. At the northern end of the range we pass the famous Roche Saint Martin, offering a beautiful panorama of the surrounding peaks and ranges. Once we've crossed the Kemberg and its pretty woodland trails, we join the village of Corcieux, and our first night's accommodation. Dinner and night in a hotel.

Distance covered: approx. 40 km / ascent: approx. 800 m

Day 2: Corcieux - Granvillers

We head off today to discover one of the jewels of the Vosges: the Lake Gerardmer. But before that we need to climb the Massif de la Vologne that rises up in front of us. Little by little we gain altitude, making the most of the superb network of small forest tracks on the climbs, and great sections of singletrack on the tops and the descents. At the southern end of the Vologne is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in France: the Lake Gerardmer, where we stop for a well-earned picnic. The lake reveals its diverse beauty from one season to the next, changing from deep black in winter to bright blue in summer. We take the time to visit the small town of Gerardmer, a popular summer destination nestled on the banks of this glacial lake that sits at 660 metres above sea level. But we've still got some riding to do before the end of the day! We leave the lake behind us and climb, heading north west, through the area of Rougimont. A series of small climbs and descents leads us to the pretty village of Granvillers. We settle into our hotel, before discovering a local culinary speciality at the hotel restaurant…

Distance covered: approx. 50 km / ascent: approx. 1200 m

Day 3: Granvillers - Saint Dié des Vosges

The third and last day of our trip through the Vosges. This morning we discover the Massif de Borémont, with some great ridgeline singletrack offering superb views of the surrounding area. Two small north west/south east orientated valleys are overlooked by 3 ridgelines perfect for mountain biking. A fairly big stage in terms of distance, but with less climbing than the previous day. Coupled with the training of the last few days the stage shouldn't be too difficult... Before long the start point of our journey, Saint Dié des Vosges, comes into view. We reach the town late afternoon, heads full of the memories of the last 3 days!

Distance covered: approx. 40 km / ascent: approx. 900 m

Distances and altitude gain are an indication only and may vary.

Itinerary end: Separation on the last day is at Saint Dié des Vosges SNCF railway station at around 5:30pm.

Day 1: Saint Dié des Vosges - Corcieux

Itinerary start: Rendezvous on the first day is at 10:30am in front of Saint Dié des Vosges SNCF railway station (88). We will leave directly from the railway station. Please arrive in your cycle clothing.

Welcome to the Vosges! Rendezvous mid-morning in Saint Dié, the capital of the mountainous part of the Vosges. Once the introductions are over, we head off in the direction of the Massif du Kemberg, a sandstone range full of great singletrack, a lot of which is known only to the locals… The range rises to almost 800 metres, and offers a great playground for our first day of riding. At the northern end of the range we pass the famous Roche Saint Martin, offering a beautiful panorama of the surrounding peaks and ranges. Once we've crossed the Kemberg and its pretty woodland trails, we join the village of Corcieux, and our first night's accommodation. Dinner and night in a hotel.

Distance covered: approx. 40 km / ascent: approx. 800 m

Day 2: Corcieux - Granvillers

We head off today to discover one of the jewels of the Vosges: the Lake Gerardmer. But before that we need to climb the Massif de la Vologne that rises up in front of us. Little by little we gain altitude, making the most of the superb network of small forest tracks on the climbs, and great sections of singletrack on the tops and the descents. At the southern end of the Vologne is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in France: the Lake Gerardmer, where we stop for a well-earned picnic. The lake reveals its diverse beauty from one season to the next, changing from deep black in winter to bright blue in summer. We take the time to visit the small town of Gerardmer, a popular summer destination nestled on the banks of this glacial lake that sits at 660 metres above sea level. But we've still got some riding to do before the end of the day! We leave the lake behind us and climb, heading north west, through the area of Rougimont. A series of small climbs and descents leads us to the pretty village of Granvillers. We settle into our hotel, before discovering a local culinary speciality at the hotel restaurant…

Distance covered: approx. 50 km / ascent: approx. 1200 m

Day 3: Granvillers - Saint Dié des Vosges

The third day of our trip through the Vosges. This morning we discover the Massif de Borémont, with some great ridgeline singletrack offering superb views of the surrounding area. Two small north west/south east orientated valleys are overlooked by 3 ridgelines perfect for mountain biking. A fairly big stage in terms of distance, but with less climbing than the previous day. Coupled with the training of the last few days the stage shouldn't be too difficult... Before long the start point of our journey, Saint Dié des Vosges, comes into view. We reach the town late afternoon, heads full of the memories of the last 3 days!

Distance covered: approx. 40 km / ascent: approx. 900 m

Day 4: Loop around Saint Dié

For the longest weekends, we make the most of an extra day to explore the favourite trails of the local riders. A day of riding concocted by a native rider offering a loop around Saint Dié that takes in the best trails the area has to offer, including some hidden gems known only to the locals.

Distance covered: approx. 40 km / ascent: approx. 900 m

Distances and altitude gain are an indication only and may vary.

Itinerary end: Separation on the last day is at Saint Dié des Vosges SNCF railway station at around 5:30pm.

Accuracy

These tracks have been created using professional mapping software. There may be slight differences between the GPS track and the reality on the terrain. The GPS tracks should thus be considered a "plus" to help you find your way. However, they are by no means a substitute for orientation with the help of the highlighted map material.

The distances and altitude gain in the tour's programme remain the reference. Indeed, real-world altitude and mileages can be different and vary significantly from the data shown in GPS software applications.

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We ask you not to publish these GPS tracks on any website, social network or anywhere else. Their elaboration required many hours of hard work, both to create the track in the field, but also in our software applications. The non-respect of this ethic would force us to remove these valuable tool from our offer.

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