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Traversée du massif des Vosges à pied

Crossing the Vosges Mountains on foot

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In the Vosges Mountains, there are more than 20,000 km of well-kept, marked trails waiting for hikers.

Push your limits on a journey through natural treasures, on your own, as a family, or with friends.

Be sure that your trek is adapted to your ability and your tastes, for an enjoyable adventure from start to finish.

Randonnée pédestre dans les Hautes-Vosges

A not-to-be-missed hike

The TMV trail is a GR long-distance footpath that crosses the Vosges, created by the famous Club Vosgien. The hiking trail links the Northern and Southern Vosges over nearly 430 km. Also known as the “red rectangle trail”, the boldest of ramblers can hike the entire trail for a between 18 an 28 -days adventure (depends of your hiking skills).

Point info : The Club Vosgien uses coloured geometric shapes as markers to guide hikers along the trails, thus the nickname “red rectangle”.


Une randonnée reconnue

An accredited trail

The "Traversée du Massif des Vosges TMV" has just been certified "Leading Quality Trails - Best Of Europe", a first in France and the promise of an unforgettable experience!

Quelques garanties apportées par ce label :

- clear and reliable marking to avoid getting lost
- the priority given to small natural paths,
- varied landscapes and impressive viewpoints,
- the discovery of enchanting villages and must-see sites,
- resting places, shelters and accommodations along the way,
- access to a luggage transport service,
- the right tools to plan your adventure.

The Traversée du Massif des Vosges thus joins the community of excellence itineraries throughout Europe that have this essential quality requirement for the hiker.

Point info : It is also part of the European long-distance hiking trail E2 which crosses Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland.

Itineraries for all tastes 

Hiking for 19 days along the TMV trail requires a certain level of fitness and a lot of free time. There are also 3 to 5-day itineraries, so that everyone can experience the natural treasures of the Vosges. These circuits sometimes use well-known trails like the E2 and are perfect for discovering natural sites and tourist attractions.

Les étapes détaillées

Discover the different stages of the Traversée du Massif des Vosges and organize your hike!

Point info : For each itinerary, the detailed hiking guides present the difficulty, distance, estimated time and advice on sites to discover. 
And if it still seems complicated to organize, if you love plans that run smoothly, call on  our partner agencies ! 

Volunteers at your service

For more than 140 years, the volunteers of the Club Vosgien maintain 20,000 km of trails and markers in the Vosges Mountains. Every year, the club publishes maps and hiking guides, available for purchase throughout the region. The FFRP hiking federation does the same work on the GR long-distance footpaths.

Point info : The volunteers of the Club Vosgien also manage chalets, refuges and shelters in the mountains for hikers.

A variety of landscapes

We love hiking for the exercise, but also for clearing our minds and for spending time with friends or family. We also like hiking for discovering different panoramas and for getting back to nature. Discover the Vosges’s amazing diversity along the TMV trail, with lakes, ponds, boulders, forests and mountain pastures. Open your eyes onto an unknown world where nature is king.

Point info : Share photos of your unforgettable journey with #massifdesvosges on Instagram.


La traversée du Massif des Vosges, un itinéraire d'excellence

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