Starting in Uffholtz, this alpine route joins a series of mountain passes and snakes around the base of the Vosges summits (Hartmannswillerkopf also called "Vieil-Armand", Col Amic, Molkenrain, Grand Ballon, Markstein, and Col de la Schlucht). Its main purpose is to open up splendid and privileged viewpoints over the Alsace plains, the Black Forest and, on clear days, as far as the peaks of the Alps! In winter it is reserved for lovers of winter sports, such as skiing and snowshoeing. In the summer, it these give way to lovers of walking and wide open spaces; you can even stop off in the chalets en route. And gourmet lovers will not be disappointed because there are many farm inns on La Route des Crêtes that serve traditional dishes such as the famous marcaire meal (traditional meal of the Vosges cowherds). This route, which was set up for strategic purposes during the 1914-18 World War, currently attracts thousands of visitors who come in car, by foot or even on bike.
Route accessible from spring to late Autumn. Depending on the snow cover, the peaks road is inaccessible to all vehicles from 15 November to 1 April (some sections may be closed sooner or later, depending on the weather conditions).
Office de Tourisme de Thann-Cernay - Antenne de Cernay +333 89 75 50 35
Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Saint Amarin : +333 89 82 13 90
Office de tourisme de Thann-Cernay - Antenne de Thann : +333 89 37 96 20