Feet on the Ground
The Kaysersberg Valley is chock-full of stony trails, winding, steep and shady paths, ideal for outdoor sports lovers and for practicing running. This is a discipline which can be practiced all year long.
Panoramic views of the mountains or vines on the hillside, the views are diversified, for varied levels of difficulty
The proof of passion sparked off by running and its vitality in the Kaysersberg Valley is marked by two races which are organized during the summer season :
The Welche Country Trail : A mountain path race is organized in mid-July leaving from Orbey with a run of 50 km ( 31 miles) in distance for the most experienced.
« La course des crêtes » (the Mountain-Summit Race) takes place at the end of August on the stubble field trails. This is a breathtaking race from all points of view.
Don’t look farther than the Kaysersberg Valley, it is really awesome !
Because we have a few ‘runners’ on the tourism office team, we will share with your gamefield paths.
Johanna trained on the following paths in order to prepare for a semi-marathon, that of Colmar on September 2015
GPX files to download and to test with her sneakers.
Departure from Kaysersberg, towards the castle, the Toggenbach pond, the vines then return by the city ( to do in the evening for an incredible sunset !)
Deer and foxes will be your racing partners !
8,5 km ( 5 miles) -150 D+
Leave from Kaysersberg towards Kientzheim then Sigolsheim and return via Ammerschwihr and Kaysersberg. The pearls of the winery circuit, between vines and ramparts
The first semi-marathon of Colmar race Leave Place Rapp in Colmar (Be careful, certain roads were shut down for traffic)
21km (13 miles) -no difference in height-a few « hard » steep uphills in the vine paths
The Mathieu, Mathias, Christophe, Sandra and Lucie paths will arrive soon !