The guidebook describes a long-distance route (672km, 418 miles) through the Vosges and Jura ranges on the eastern French border, much of it along the GR5/GR53 footpaths. The guidebook has suggestions for circular walks along the GR5, shorter walks throughout the region and alternative long-distance routes.
Suitable all year, except for snow cover in higher sections November to April. Mid-July to end August is busy in tourist centres.
Niederbronn, Saverne, Ste-Marie-aux-Mines, Ribeauvillé, Metzeral, Ornans, Baume-les-Messieurs, Les Rousses, St-Claude
Long-distance trek. Terrain varies, but high point of the range is only 1400m. Described in 11 sections, between 2 and 4 days.
Ruins of Mur Païen and convent of Ste-Odile; Joux Castle; Saut du Doubs; walk to Le Mont d'Or summit; wildlife; historic towns