Cycling the Vosges

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Kangarouge
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Cycling the Vosges

Postby Kangarouge » Tue Jul 02, 2013 21:13 pm

Has anybody any experience of cycling in the Vosges and would you recommend the area? Also can you suggest a suitable base/hotel/campsite?

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cycladelic
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Re: Cycling the Vosges

Postby cycladelic » Wed Jul 03, 2013 01:06 am

It's eight years since I toured that neck of the woods, but it can't have changed too much

The city of Nancy would make a good base, although it's a way from the main hills. Perhaps a better option would be Gérardmer, very close to Route des Crêtes.

How long are you going for?

You can see some snaps, the route and a brief write-up of my trip here:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1 ... =6297&v=9v

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Re: Cycling the Vosges

Postby florerider » Tue Jul 09, 2013 19:49 pm

Gerardmer a good base. It is at the foot of the Col de la Schutz. Can ride over to Munster and back; over to Munster and up the Platzerwassel, back along the Route des Cretes and down to Gerardmer; up to the Grand Ballon, and a few other climbs around too.

Plenty of rental accommodation too, and not too long a drive from Calais.

I would go back.

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Re: Cycling the Vosges

Postby durhamwasp » Mon Jul 28, 2014 07:11 am

Off here on Thursday, hoping to bag the Ballon d'Alsace, Col de la Schult, Grand Ballon and Planche des Belle Filles.
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