Vosges Mountains

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  1. bradt

    bradt Well-Known Member

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    Heading into Germany to do B500 and then back across into France and spending a few days in the Vosges Mountains before visiting Verdun, any recommended routes for the Vosges.
     
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  2. Alblade

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    Route de cretes is the high level pass down the centre - its an area you could easily spend a week at

    Worth the walk to 'The Grand Ballon' here:

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    Must get there at some point... One of the few left on my to do list tbh. Looks great al
     
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    You should - for the Kent massive its a day to get there which is not bad, so long weekend just about possible for you
     
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    exactly al. Day there and back and couple there.... Lovely. But not toured in few years so start coming up with stupid ideas ;)
     
  6. gary1966

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    Been through the Vosges twice excellent roads just watch out for the cobbled hairpin/switchbacks make your bum nip up ha ha
     
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    There is a a lot of history in the area from WW2 - I'm reading the following which describes the area in great detail. I didn't know about this when I visited but now tempted to go and explore the area in greater detail.

    I'm tempted to head down there - 2 / 3 nights in the area, then head into Germany and pick up the B500 or similar up through Germany, cut back via the Nurbergring (to watch I think as really don't think its great on a bike from seeing the videos on youtube / my own experiences) and home taking a week.

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    These touring threads are making me broody
     

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