Famille faisant un jeu de piste dans le Massif des Vosges
Discover The Vosges mountains Back
Massif des Vosges une terre de champion

Extreme sports

Activité Bol d'Air : parapente
Soar high above the fir forests in a paraglidere

Let it glide!

Whether you're a paragliding enthusiast or simply looking for a rush of adrenaline, the Vosges Mountains boast more than 40 take-off areas for exceptional ascents. Perfect air streams give you a smooth launch off the peaks, so you can enjoy the stunning and diverse landscapes: pointed fir forests, lakes, and the upper mountain pastures dotted with frolicking chamois. There are lots of specialised schools in the Vosges Mountains for a paragliding holiday, whether for a tandem first flight or to perfect your skills. Learn new techniques in a secure setting while discovering the best spots of the mountain range. Did you know that the Centre École du Markstein is the oldest active paragliding and hang-gliding school in France? Choosing the Vosges Mountains for your paragliding holiday is the guarantee of a fantastic time on your terms and with peace of mind.

Bikepark à La Bresse
The Vosges Mountains for fans of mountain biking, BMX, cross-country cycling

For epic shredding!

For a fun outing or a thrilling descent, the Vosges Mountains boast a multitude of possibilities for all types of riders. Whether on your own or alongside a professional guide, the steep slopes and demanding courses are perfect for riders looking for a challenge. Beginners and families also have plenty of stunning itineraries to choose from. Will you attempt the 419-km-long TMV trail that crosses the Vosges Mountains?

-On the Lorraine side of the mountain range, the Higher Vosges include 9 mountain bike resorts: Gérardmer, La Bresse, Xonrupt-Longemer, Ventron, Bussang, Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle, Le Valtin, Cornimont, and Liézey. All together, there are 44 itineraries totalling 548 km.
-On the Alsace side, there's mountain biking around the resort of Lac Blanc-Kaysersberg Valley with 220 km of trails, the resort of Guebwiller, Florival, and the Grand Ballon with 254 km, and the resort of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines and the Val d'Argent with 316 km.

Bike parks are fantastic for beginners and experts alike! At Lac Blanc, La Bresse Hohneck Labellemontagne, and Le Markstein, take the ski lifts to the top of the slopes for of a wide range of MTB tracks for all levels. Hurtle down the freeride tracks, dotted with natural and artificial bumps, features, jumps, and narrow passages. Bikes and protective equipment are available for hire on site. The Vosges Mountains are truly a paradise for mountain bikers of all kinds: cross-country, downhill, freeride, dirt, or BMX!

Bike Park Lac Blanc
Did you like this content? Give your opinion.

Thank you for voting!