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Autumn hike from Mutzig to Molsheim

A touch of summer in November while hiking in the woods and vineyards.
Start: Mutzig train station
End: Molsheim train station
Length: 13.5 km
Track: GPX file or GPSies link.
Photos: photo gallery and photo map.

Hangman
Hangman – it was the week of Halloween. Noticed a lawyer’s name on the letter box next to this.
House
House – an old but still inhabited house in Mutzig
Chapelle Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs (Heilighiesel)
Chapelle Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs (Heilighiesel) – unfortunately not a peaceful place as it lies next to a busy road.
(not so wild) life
(not so wild) life – at the second we stepped into their field, they came to us to see what’s going on.
Eating leaves
Goat eating fallen leaves like I would eat a bowl of peanuts.
Direction signs
Direction signs – at this stage we left the yellow circle to follow the red symbols.
Steps
Here we starting climbing. It’s a steep but very short climb.
Rocher du Geissfels
Rocher du Geissfels – where this narrow trail took us to
Vegetal revenge
The tree revenge – metal blended by the growing tree
Leaf
Many leaves from various trees
Forest
Changing direction but staying on the marked trail
Forest track
The forest path became a track
Tracks
Where the tracks meet
Misleading directions
This sign is to be rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise
Panorama
Panorama
Not-so-green salad
Lunch break: a not-so-green salad
The outlook
The outlook
bench
Our picnic bench
Leaving the pass
Leaving the pass
Autumn colours
Autumn colours – back to the forest
Litter
Littering is one thing I do not understand.
Vineyard
Autumn vineyard – all shades of yellow, orange and red
Warm November
Yes, it’s November…
Grapes
Grapes
Grapes
Some old grapes; vendanges tardives?
Grapes
Grapes
Pinot noir
Pinot noir information board
More grapes
More grapes
Vineyards
Closed hut at risk of collapse in the vineyards.
Vineyard
Orange and red vineyard
Enjoying the weather
Enjoying the weather.
Another vineyard
Another vineyard
Plaine d'Alsace
View towards “Plaine d’Alsace” and the Black Forest
Horse
Horse one
Horse
Horse two
Vignoble de Dorlisheim
Vignoble de Dorlisheim
Old apples
Old apples
Old apple
Old apple
Old apple
Dried apple on an old apple tree
Church
Protestant church in Dorlisheim
Church
Around Dorlisheim church
Eurovelo 5
Cycling directions featuring Eurovelo 5 and Véloroute du Vignoble d’Alsace signs
Bee
Bees are still outside

Hike map:

Hike Dambach-la-Ville

Start/Finish: Dambach-la-Ville train station
Length: ~16 km
Itinerary:

Dambach-la-Ville hike
Dambach-la-Ville hike

Photo gallery:

Memorial
Memorial
Fountain
Fountain
Can you find the stork?
Can you find the stork?
EuroVelo 5
Véloroute du Vignoble d’Alsace (part of EuroVelo 5) goes via Dambach-la-Ville
Chapelle Saint-Sébastien
Chapelle Saint-Sébastien
Ossuary
Ossuary: ce que vous êtes nous l’étions et ce que nous sommes vous le deviendrez.
View over Dambach-la-Ville
View over Dambach-la-Ville
Bibelefelsen rocks
Bibelefelsen rocks
Château du Bernstein
Château du Bernstein
Château du Bernstein
Château du Bernstein
Sign(ed) poem
Sign(ed) poem
Forest track
Forest track
Ortenberg Castle
Ortenberg Castle; do not confuse with Ortenberg Castle in Schwartzwald.
Scenery
Scenery
Hiking path
Hiking path
Tic tac toe wall
Tic tac toe wall
Coat of arms
Coat of arms

Cycling from Strasbourg to Offenburg

On cycleways, mostly dedicated. Easy to ride, the total distance is about 60 km long on a flat surface, mostly on asphalt; only one small segment is on a track and another one on gravel. The North segment to Offenburg is nicer than the South back to Strasbourg via Illkirch.

Download GPX file.

Elevation map
Link on GPSies.

Ungersberg

Today we went for a Hike in Ungersberg, near Albéville, close to Villé in the Vosges mountains.

Hike details Hike details

Trees Trees Trees Trees Old hunting signs Trail Grade 2 track Trees and landscape Hiking track Hiking directions Hiking track Forest edge Way incline is up Natural barrier Path Ungersberg: the summit My foot Path
Vosges landscape Going up? Vosges landscape Panoramic view Picnic table Track in the Vosges mountains Blackberry Cute forest house Panoramic view on the plain and the mountains

Week end in Niederbronn

I spent this week end in Niederbronn les Bains, Alsace, France. Then we went to the Bitcherland for my mother’s cousin birthday party. We hiked quite a lot also, despite the rain and thunderstorms.

Trunk and branches

Trunk and branches

Cabin and castle

Cabin and castle

Green eyes

Green eyes
Those green holes look like the eyes in some science fiction movies…

Vaporization

Vaporization

Lake

Lake

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Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Growing together

Growing together

Tree

Tree

Red trunk trees

Red trunk trees

Rock

Rock

Croix Stoffel

Croix Stoffel

Track

Track