Cycling in the Vosges

General

​It is great to cycle in the Southern Vosges. At 560 kilometers from Utrecht, around the town of Remiremont, you will find low mountains (the “Ballons”), a beautiful high moor area with Finnish Lakes and still untouched “French Campagne”. And it is precisely this variety that makes the Southern Vosges a wonderful cycling area.

If you want to discover whether you have “climbing talent”, then you’ve come to the right place. Classic cols such as the Ballon d’Alsace or the Grand Ballon appeal to the imagination. But it is especially the less well-known climbs such as the Grosse Pierre or the Croix de Monats that appeal to us the most. Beautiful landscapes, quiet roads and appealing percentages…..
Remiremont is home to Julien Absalon, two-time Olympic mountain bike champion. We see him pass behind Villa Moncoeur. It is therefore a fantastic area for mountain biking. The very active VTC Remiremont has set out many beautiful tracks.

Villa Moncoeur has selected the most beautiful cycling tours and combined them into a number of cycling packages. With a stay in one of the highest rated Chambre d’Hotes in France.

Sporty

From the Villa there are a number of beautiful routes of 60 – 80 kilometers to do. You can start in the Villa and you will also arrive there by bike.

  • The 2014 tour final to “le Mausseline” with the Croix de Monats and
    the Grosse Pierre.
  • The beautiful “Route des Chalots” through, among other things, the edge of the Mille Etang area.
  • Tour Col de Croix, Col de Mont Fourche, Monté de Kiefer

Also from the Villa a number of firmer routes (90 – 120 kilometers). Also here cycling “out and home” from the Villa

  • Tour of Col de Croix, Ballon de Servance and Ballon d’Alsace (part of the Trois Ballons route)
  • The combination Col de Mont Fourche, Col de Cheveres, Planche de Bellefille (2100 altimeters)
  • Tour of Col de Oderen, Grand Ballon, Route des Cretes and Col de Bramont
    (1600 altimeters).

Recreational

La Voie Verte des Hautes Vosges (The green path of the high Vosges) starts in Remiremont. This cycle path is completely paved and completely car-free. Part of the trail leads slightly uphill to Bussang, at the foot of the Ballon d’Alsace. The second “branch” heads north along the Moselotte, through beautiful scenery. A total of more than sixty kilometers of car-free cycle path!

From May to September we can provide good rental bicycles. Electric bicycles are also available.

Julien Absalon, two-time Olympic mountain bike champion, is a famous resident of Remiremont. You can regularly see him training on the mountain bike tracks behind Villa Moncoeur. Routes have been set out ranging from 6 to 30 km, from easy to exciting.