Stage 1 - The Great East

Vosges - Doubs - Jura

672 km

20 à 45 J

Distance

Elevation +

23.300 m

Duration

This mid-mountain stage is incredibly diverse and rich in cultural heritage.

With one of the highest densities of castles per square kilometer in the world, you will come across numerous ruins that bear witness to the region's tumultuous history.

"La route des vins", the local gastronomy and the picturesque villages of Alsace will awaken all your senses.

BETWEEN FORESTS AND WATERFALLS

REGIONAL PARK

NORTH VOSGES

The castles of Fleckenstein, Windstein, Lichtenberg and 22 other monuments from the old days will accompany you through this historic park.
The lookout points of the Krappenfels rock or the Bohemian rock will give you a view of the forested hills as far as the eye can see.

REGIONAL PARK

BALLON DES VOSGES

Also known as the High Vosges, this region is full of emblematic peaks such as the Honeck or the Grand Ballon. Lakes with crystal-clear waters, such as the Lac Blanc or the Schiessrothried, will guide you and villages with typical Alsatian colours, such as Riquewihr, will give you a warm welcome.

REGIONAL PARK

On the Franco-Swiss border, walk along the banks of the Doubs River.
The Saut du Doubs is an impressive waterfall at the exit of the gorge, which is not to be missed.

DOUBS

INFORMATION & TRANSPORT

Seasonalities, places of departure and arrival, means of transport

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The nearest international airport is Geneva.

From Europe, Strasbourg International Airport is the closest. Another low-coast airport is also available "Airport Baden-Airpark".

Wissembourg

Nyon

Wissembourg

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Departure

Nyon

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Arrival

Avril - Nov

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Season

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The Lake Geneva motorway serves the main French roads

Nyon

Wissembourg

The roads to Wissembourg are well served.

The risk of snow is low.
You can do this year round without special equipment.
The autumn colours in this region are incredible.

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Nyon

A ferry line from Yvoire on Lake Geneva serves the village of Nyon several times a day.

From Strasbourg a direct line will take you to Wissembourg station in 45 minutes.

Wissembourg

TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE

MOUNT SAINT ODILE

High spiritual place of Alsace located at 753m of altitude, the Mont Sainte Odile is dear to the heart of all Alsatians.

RIQUEWHIR

Often described as the "pearl of the Alsatian vineyards", Riquewihr adds to the quality of its great wines the beauty of its architecture and the vivacity of its traditions.

DOUBS WATERFALL

The Saut du Doubs and all the basins are classified as "Grand Site National". Discover the landscapes of the Haut-Doubs, its picturesque farms and stop at the belvedere to admire the Gorges du Doubs

FLECKEINSTEIN CASTLE

Built in the 12th century above the Vosges and Palatine forests, Fleckenstein Castle is a truly impregnable citadel.

HAUT-KONNINGSBOURG CASTLE

Standing at an altitude of almost 800m on a rocky spur, the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle dominates the 300 or so fortifications in the region with its characteristic silhouette.

SCHIESSROTHRIED LAKE

At the foot of the Hohneck, the Schiessrothried is a magnificent little lake on the Alsatian side of the Vosges

LA DOLE

Its preserved fauna, its unobstructed views of Lake Geneva and above all of the Mont Blanc massif, make this summit an unmissable part of the stage

Whether you are leaving for the great adventure, or simply a section of the Hexatrek, discover the most beautiful landscapes of the route in pictures

DISCOVER THE 6 OTHERS STAGES

Vosges - Doubs - Jura

Stage 1 - The Great East

Discover the mystical landscapes of the Grand Est.
Between green forests and crystal clear waterfalls through the hidden treasures of Eastern France.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Savoie - Beaufortain - Vanoise

Stage 2 - Northern Alps

Throughout the heart of the most beautiful mountain landscapes, hike and enjoy the beautiful vistas in the center of the exceptional Alps.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Ecrins - Belledonne - Vercors

Stage 3 - Southern Alps

The Hautes-Alpes are a paradise for hikers who venture there. You will encounter magnificent natural areas at every corner.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Cévennes - Tarn - Languedoc

Stage 4 - Gorges & Causses

Here, time and water have shaped the landscape and dug deep gorges. Creating high plateaux between the junctions of these rivers, this contrast offer HexaTrek hikers incredible views.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Catalogne - Ariége - P.Esp

Stage 5 - East Pyrenees

The itinerary of this stage crosses the borders continuously, between France, Andorra and Spain. You will remain in the heart of the Pyrenean range, close to the summits.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

National Park - Bearn - Basque

Stage 6 - West Pyrenees

From the highest Pyrenean summits to the French coastline, this stage will lead you through world-famous places such as the cirque de Gavarnie or the Pic du Midi d'Osseau.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

TRAIL

HexaTrek Association represents a 3034 km trail, linking 14 of the most beautiful natural parks and crossing France from the German  to the Spanish border.

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