GR53 - Crête des Vosges

Description

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  1. Name GR53 - Crête des Vosges (GR53)
  2. Length of trail 167 km, 104 miles
  3. Length in days 8 days
  4. Start of trail Wissembourg
  5. End of trail Schirmeck
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

GR53, VosgesWissembourg - Basel

The Vosges (Vogesen) is an old range of low mountains, west of the Rhine Valley. Historically it belonged alternately to Germany or France. The German influence is very clear, especially in the northern parts. Here the hills are relatively low, pushed together, with extensive forests. Actually, it is a continuation of the German Pfälzerwald north of it. Going south the hills broaden, get higher, and in the higher parts open flats top the hills, like the Ballon d'Alsace, with 1247 m the highest summit of these mountains.

The GR53 is interwoven with the GR531 and GR532. Then there is also the popular GR5 intertwining. So alltogether you can feel free to explore the Vosges from north to south, from the dark forests to the vineyards of the Rhine valley, finding ruined bourgs or mediaeval villages on your way.

Select some tracks
Crête des Vosges
.Odenwald-Vogesen-Weg partie 5, 11km
.Odenwald-Vogesen-Weg partie 4, 17km
Long-distance trail Donnersberg-Donon
.Long-distance trail Donnersberg-Donon, 138km
.Obersteinbach - Saverne, 73km
.Saverne - Donon (GR53), 61km
GR 532, 505km
Variante GR532, 21km
Mulhouse - Galfingue - Jonction GR531, 13km
Cernay vers GR531 "Bleu-Blanc-Bleu", 16km
Liaison
Malmerspach vers GR532 "Jaune-blanc-jaune", 1km
Col du Bramont vers GR531 "Bleu-blanc-bleu", 0.7km
Col de la Vierge vers GR531 Disque bleu, 1.6km
Kruth vers GR531 Triangle rouge, 7.4km
Wildenstein vers GR531 Triangle Jaune, 3km
Barrage de Kruth Wildenstein - Le petit Ventron Vers GR531 Croix jaune, 3.2km
Kruth - GR531 Triangle bleu, 5.1km
Oderen - GR531 Triangle rouge, 5.5km
Fellering - GR531 Disque jaune, 7.8km
Fellering - Le Drumont Vers GR531 Triangle bleu, 7.9km
Wesserling - Drumont Vers GR531 Triangle bleu, 1.8km
Liaison Disque rouge - GR531 Disque jaune, 2.3km
Liaison Disque rouge - GR531 Triangle rouge, 2.3km
Wesserling Vers GR532 Triangle rouge, 8.7km
Malmerspach - Hirschbachkopf vers GR532 "Jaune-blanc-jaune", 3.1km
Malmerspach - Col des Dreimakstein Vers GR532 Disque rouge, 4.3km
Liaison Croix bleu - GR532 Triangle jaune, 1.2km
Lac d'Altenweiher - GR531 Chevalet jaune, 2.7km
Liaison GR 532 - GR532 Losange bleu
Liaison GR531 - GR 5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 1.9km
Liaison GR532 - GR5 "Rouge-blanc-rouge", 1.1km

Map

Map of GR53, GR531, GR532

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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  • Bol.com, Netherlands
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The GR5 trail - Vosges and Jura
  • The tranquil Vosges and Jura enjoy rolling hills with far-reaching views, ruined castles, enchanting wine-making villages, forests and spectacular gorges. The GR5/GR53 provides an interesting waymarked route, starting on the GR53 from the quiet hills of the Northern Vosges, and continuing through Alsace, then the Doubs Gorge, up onto the Jura... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The GR5 trail - Vosges and Jura
  • The tranquil Vosges and Jura enjoy rolling hills with far-reaching views, ruined castles, enchanting wine-making villages, forests and spectacular gorges. The GR5/GR53 provides an interesting waymarked route, starting on the GR53 from the quiet hills of the Northern Vosges, and continuing through Alsace, then the Doubs Gorge, up onto the Jura... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The GR5 Trail Vosges and Jura | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to a 687km (427 mile) trek through eastern France, traversing the Vosges and the Haut-Jura plateau. The route follows the GR53 from Wissembourg to Schirmeck, before picking up the central section of the GR5 from Schirmeck to Nyon on Lake Geneva, taking in wooded and grassy hills, river gorges and fascinating castle ruins. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Wandelgids 265 Vogesen - Durchquerung: GR53 GR5 | Rother Bergverlag
  • In 37 etappes over de Lange Astands Wandelingen GR 53, GR 5 en GR 531 van Wissembourg naar Giromagny en Masevaux door de prachtige Vogezen. Goed alternatief voor de langverwachte maar nog steeds niet uitgekomen Crete des Vosges wandelgids van FFRP. Duitse samenvatting: Die Vogesen sind nicht nur eines der urwüchsigsten Mittelgebirge in unseren... Read more
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