Route des Crêtes


Rue Jean Paul Kuhn, 68160 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines

Au Clos de la Chaume campsite: Panorama Din the Vosges

Explore the Route des Crêtes in the Vosges Mountains

Are you looking for a weekend getaway in nature? You will love the Route des Crêtes in the Vosges Mountains. Stretching over nearly 80 km in the Hautes-Vosges, this is a destination not to be missed if you love wide open spaces and fresh air. It connects Cernay to Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, passing through the unforgettable scenery of the Vosges

History written in the earth

Not many people know it, but the Route des Crêtes was laid out during World War I. It was originally designed to facilitate north-south communications between the valleys on the Vosges front. If you would like to learn more about its history, you can visit theVieil Armand national memorial.

Landscapes of breathtaking beauty

The wilderness in this region is enchanting. The valleys stretch as far as the eye can see, reminiscent of the landscapes of author and film director Marcel Pagnol. For the best 360-degree views, you will have to hike the peaks. The unique beauty is hard to capture in photos, because the Route des Crêtes is an experience to be lived.

A paradise for hikers and athletes

If you do not feel like driving the Route des Crêtes, you can also hike the area. The trails meet at the summit of Mount Honeck, culminating at 1300 m of altitude. We recommend asking a mountain guide for assistance.

You can enjoy the fresh air and observe the chamois that live in the mountains.

It is not uncommon to meet horseback riders or mountain bikers that are exploring the region.

Taste munster from the farm

There are many traditional farms along the Route des Crêtes. Make a stop and try munster, a local cheese, or a marcaire meal, a traditional and delicious farm dish. You will taste soup or a pie from the valley, smoked pork and potatoes cooked in butter from the farm. Definitely something to do during your camping holiday near the Route des Crêtes in the Vosges at Au Clos de la Chaume.

Route des Crêtes in the Vosges season

The Route des Crêtes can only be driven in season. It is closed in winter. It is usually open from May to mid-December.