Exilfranke, seit 15 Jahren glücklich im Markgräflerland niedergelassen
Motto: nur ein Tag draußen ist ein guter Tag 🏔️🌳
The Mont Salève is located entirely in Haute-Savoie and thus on French territory, but has been Genevans' local mountain for a long time. This is of course due to the great view that you have from up there over the city and the lake - but the discovery and development as a hiking area was also made by the neighbors. As with Mont Blanc, the Geneva naturalist F.B. de Saussure, the path through the Grotte d'Orjobet was opened up in 1901 by the Geneva section of the Alpine Club - and you can still see the commitment of the Swiss Confederation through to sponsoring individual cattle gates😅
The main route "Boucle d'Orjobet", which starts in proper style as a geological hiking trail from the hiking car park in Le Coin (district of Collonges s / s Salève), is well signposted and has a length of about 10km, on the plateau you can then to your heart's content lengthen - the whole ridge is a good 14km long.
The ascent through the forest up to the grotto is strenuous but problem-free, from there all minimally exposed sections of the path are generously secured, especially through the grotto upwards. Passing the impressive Trou de la Tine, you quickly reach the most beautiful passage along the rocky overhangs of the Corraterie. The view is breathtaking, but the path remains reassuringly wide throughout.
Once on the plateau there are a few possibilities to extend the round. The signposted path leads over the Alpage des Crêts and the Rochers de Faverges to the entrance of the Grande Gorge, I have attached the Observatoire with its wonderful viewpoint.
For further suggestions, here is a nice tour from hiking friend Matto: komoot.de/tour/337517097?ref=atd.
The not so easy descent then takes place over the Grande Gorge: here the descent is relatively steep, there are a lot of rubble and pieces of branches on the solid ground - I don't necessarily want to have to do that when it is wet.
The cross section on the outskirts of Collonges is 700 meters lower, and from here it is practically flat back to the starting point.
All in all, a very nice tour, which is only tarnished a little by the fact that, thanks to the cable car and road, the viewpoints above are clogged by the usual high-heeled tourists and Instagram posers ... but the way through the grotto and along the overhang are absolute highlights 👍
8 september 2021
With today's dreary weather, I didn't want to do gymnastics somewhere up in the fog, so I did a flat-land lap without further ado.
Start in Bad Krozingen at the Kurpark, always along Neumagen to Staufen, where I was able to slow down the first shower in the café.
The variant up to the castle is quite overgrown and the descent is a bit adventurous at the beginning, so Sunday is not completely lost 😊
A longer piece of asphalt to behind the St. Gotthardshof, then the most beautiful section of the tour begins on the beggar path and Wiiwegli, beautiful paths through forest and meadows.
I save myself the planned detour over the Mount of Olives when it starts to rain and admire the local boules professionals in Ehrenstetten who are not impressed by the downpour 😅
The rest of the way back to Krozingen can actually be safely forgotten, so at the end and consolation a little Kurpark loop ... well, at least not crouching around at home in the weather😏
29 augustus 2021
The Klinzkopf lies between the valleys of Guebwiller ("Florival") and Munster and is only accessible from July 1st to November 30th. The rest of the year the GR532 runs below the summit on the " sentier des Américains "- right now is the ideal time for this round.
The start is at the town hall in Linthal, from there it is unfortunately about 2km over asphalt before the road to the Petit Ballon turns into a gravel road. The route alternates with beautiful paths through the forest up to the "Les Mélèzes" farms, from here you are only on the mountain trails.
You leave the forest behind you at about 1000m and you have a view of the Grand Ballon in the south and Guebwiller and the Rhine plain in the east.
With the summit of the Petit Ballon at 1272m, the first highlight of the tour is soon reached, from here it goes down to the Refuge Rothenbrunnen der Naturfreunde (overnight accommodation for self-catering) and then over a long path passage over Bockswasen past Steinmauer, Hildenfirst, Langenfeldkopf and Wirbelkopf to the Col du Lauchen. The entire area is a protection zone, so detours to the peaks are unfortunately not allowed - the heather vegetation here with blueberries, lingonberries, heather and juniper is also absolutely worth seeing directly on the path.
From the Col it goes up another 200m to the Klinzkopf, the highest point of the tour at 1330m.
From here it goes downhill, over the Col d'Oberlauchen (former transition from the Florival to the Vallée de Munster) down to the Lac de la Lauch, which was dammed up in 1894. Directly below the dam starts a wonderful forest, the path leads past several waterfalls along the Lauch to the end of the protection zone. From here the valley path would probably still be popular, even if you had asphalt again at the end in Linthal. My variant comes out directly at the Rathausparkplatz, but brings another 100 really uncomfortable vertical meters over the last 2km ...
All in all, a very recommendable tour, even if the first few kilometers are not really thrilling.
By the way, I'm finally giving up the fight with the new shuffle function at Komoot ... the jumbled pictures are annoying, but maybe they'll be able to do it themselves someday😕
28 augustus 2021
The Kraichgau-Stromberg-Tourismus eV has listed 10 favorite tours on its excellent website, including the "Rundwanderung Historisches Kirbachtal" (kraichgau-stromberg.de/enthaben/ausflugstipp-sachsenheim), which I have around one small detour to the Blankenhorn ruins.
The starting point is the hiking car park at the old wine press in Hohenhaslach, the self-proclaimed "Pearl of the Stromberg" 😏
There is a lot to discover right from the start into the vineyards: various stations on the Weitblickweg, geological faults and great viewpoints over Hohenhaslach.
At the Luginsland hut, you dive into the forest and there follows a long passage with beautiful paths and some gravel paths up above Spielberg, where an adventurous path between the edge of the forest and vineyards offers wonderful views. We continue above Ochsenbach along the forest, then on wide forest paths in the direction of the Blankenhorn castle ruins. The "official" route, which is well signposted throughout, is left here, but the detour to the ruins of the castle, which was built around 1220, is definitely worth the additional 3km.
The 111-step sky ladder on the Burgberg is unfortunately partially rotten and closed, but the barbecue area and picnic facilities in the former courtyard are very well developed.
After a small Burgrunde, it goes back a little the same way and then over a beautiful path back on the main route, which then soon leads down to Ochsenbach. Above the village you have another beautiful distant view of the whole Kirbachtal, the village itself has some very beautiful half-timbered houses.
From here, the rest of the route runs almost entirely on gravel and asphalt, the brave can take the way back over the Baiselsberg (about 250 meters in altitude and 2km more) - I'm lazy and stay on the official route. This leads past the Fontanis spring in Spielberg, a real meeting place for hikers and cyclists on such a hot Saturday
From here it's a good 3km through the valley floor and Hohenhaslach up to the starting point at the old wine press.
All in all, a very nice tour with a decent amount of trails, great views and a small portion of culture. Absolute recommendation, especially since the local cobra turned out to be a grass snake after all😉
21 augustus 2021
In October 2020, with some media hype, the "Path of the Revolutionaries" from Horben down to Freiburg was inaugurated - but in the end, apart from a few new signposts, obviously not much has happened ... the routes were set up 20 years ago by the State Center for Civic Education and Provided with explanatory panels in some important places.
The path that Struwe took at Easter 1848 with his 400 fighters starts at the bus stop in the center of Horben and first leads the short stretch to Langackern with great views, then over beautiful forest paths down to Günterstal and through the village.
The Günterstalerweg continues in the direction of Freiburg to the point near today's Jägerbrunnen, where the small troop was defeated as quickly as it was devastating and this revolutionary march also disbanded.
The path still leads to the Sternwaldeck Pavilion, but here at the Jägerbrunnen I leave the revolutionaries and prefer to climb up to the Kybfelsen. Komoot sends me up to the Brombergsattel on sometimes quite wild paths, but then the Kybfelsensteig begins - a single dream, also over the Kybfelsen on the descent down to Bohrer. Well, and the view from the Kybfelsen is in a class of its own anyway ... 😍
On the last kilometer, there is another substantial altitude difference from the valley station of the Schauinsland cable car through the forest up to Horben, where you come past the church and land directly at the starting point.
Not really revolutionary, but overall definitely a recommendable round😋
25 juli 2021
The cool idea with Höll- and Heißbachschlucht comes from hiking friend Marko (many thanks for the suggestion🤗) ... the idea to spice up the good old village cleaning comes to us from the Allgäu.
The campaign in the Black Forest runs until tomorrow, information for last-minute travelers: plasticfreepeaks.com/schwarzwald. The Tourist Info Bad Bellingen is open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and should still have collection kits in stock ...
I shortened Markos round a little and started at the Hofener church, here it goes first through the village and then at the end of the village left down to the Schrohmühle. I could fill my garbage bag right here, but that would probably not be in the spirit of the event 🙈
There is practically no rubbish in the Höllschlucht, but here the water shot over the path a few days ago ...
The tar and gravel paths above Endenburg are a bit "more productive", but overall you really can't complain on the whole route - there are almost only bits and pieces like candy wrappers and cigarette butts, sometimes for kilometers and absolutely nothing.
Then I make a big catch in the middle of the Heißbach, the old pot doesn't fit in the garbage bag and occupies me on the most beautiful section of the route🙄
Up in Sallneck, however, the patron saint of garbage collectors is gracious to me and puts a junk container along the route - also properly disposed of🥳
The rest of the way back via the forest car park Hasel and Lehnacker then runs without any major finds, but the view here sometimes distracts a little.
Overall, the bag was not even half full over a distance of almost 20km, in the district of Lörrach there are obviously only a few environmental pigs on the way (or someone has already cleaned up before me).
I will have bags and tongs with me more often in the future, but a tour without bending over 100 times has its charm ...
24 juli 2021
The starting point for this little round is the hiking car park on the road to the Wiedener Eck, shortly after leaving Utzenfeld.
From the start it goes evenly upwards, first over an asphalt and then gravel road, then over quiet paths over the pastures and through the forest. You pass some beautiful viewpoints into the Wiesental, the most spectacular is the view from the Tannharzfelsen (be careful, it's a bit off the path).
Opposite the junction to the rock, a barely visible path leads through beautiful meadows to the Knöpflesbrunnen height at approx. 1120m, from here you have a remarkable 360 ° panorama.
A little below is the Almgasthof - unfortunately you can also go up here except for the last 100m, so it is accordingly full today and I prefer to postpone my break to the grill hut on the descent to Todtnau ...
A wonderful forest path leads here from the Knöpflesbrunnen, and then continues through the holiday village and alternating with the access road down to Todtnau.
Here you come to the former Todtnauerli railway line, which incidentally is also a lovely walk from Todtnau down to Zell / Wiesental (you just have to watch out for the numerous cyclists).
In Schlechtnau you can cool off your overheated feet a little, shortly afterwards you have the choice between the railway line and a path slightly above, which is, however, quite overgrown.
In Utzenfeld you finally leave the Todtnauerli and have about 1km over asphalt to the parking lot - the very last piece through the woods is a real obstacle course, here you should perhaps better walk the sea route to the country road ...
Otherwise, however, a pleasant tour with some very beautiful viewpoints👍
17 juli 2021
After what felt like an eternity, another hiking day has taken place, organized by the "Center Socioculturel du Pays de Thann".
In addition to the route map, the organizer has even published a 50-page booklet with a description of all the sights 😯
The route leads from Thann via the Leimbach vineyard "Obere Heiden" (southernmost vineyard in Alsace) to the Notre-Dame chapel "Auf der Heide" and continues in a loop to Leimbach. Here the ruins of the old church remind of the destruction of the 1st World War, right next to it the memorial stone for a French pilot who completed the 2nd World War. Via the beautiful rest area "3 chênes" and Roderen, you continue to the original chapel "Maria auf dem Rain" and up to the Plateau du Rohm with a beautiful 360 ° panorama over Rammersmatt, Rangen, Molkenrain, the Rhine plain and the Sundgau.
From Rammersmatt on there are a few climbs on the program, unfortunately the heavy rain, which is currently inevitable, catches me here again🙄
Over the grave of the unknown soldier on the Krastkopf and the rather sloping Calvaire von Bourbach, it goes on the last proper climb up to the Col de Hundsrück.
At 748m, the Col de Hundsrück is the highest point of the Joffre route laid out by the French army in 1915, with which a connection from the valley of the Doller to the hard-fought Hartmannswillerkopf was created halfway safe from the German artillery.
The highest point of our tour is also reached shortly afterwards, from here it goes through the forest littered with shell funnels, consistently on beautiful mountain paths back to Thann.
The rain is over, the Vue Zuber offers a wonderful panoramic view in the evening light, you would almost like to set up camp for the night in the Zuber hut ...
4 juli 2021
- 01:447,99 km4,6 km/h300 m320 m
The small Sundgau town of Ferrette looks back on a long history and from the 11th century onwards was the seat of a county that at times ruled the whole of southern Upper Alsace beyond Mulhouse. Later the Habsburgs ruled here and Ferrette (Pfirt) belonged to Upper Austria, after the 30 Years War the region finally fell to France.
The first stage of our little tour is therefore the castle ruins above the village, the best starting point for the tour is, by the way, Charles-de-Gaulle-Platz below the church.
Via the Rue du Château it goes up to the medieval garden, which is well worth seeing, from here to the left past an old fountain on a path that climbs steeply in serpentines to the castle.
The castle ruins consist of an upper and lower castle: the upper castle dates back to around 1100 and was destroyed in the 30 Years War, while the younger lower castle fell victim to the French Revolution. The ruin is freely accessible and offers a great view, especially from the former keep of the upper castle.
A varied mountain path then leads from the Burgberg towards the Grotte des Nains, the most spectacular of the numerous Jura rocks along the way is the well-secured Loechle rock. At the Heidenflueh, a picnic area invites you to take a break, then you continue without steep inclines to the Plateau des Nains above the Wolfsschlucht. The gorge and the Grotto des Nains at its end are the second big highlight of the tour - contrary to the old legend, the dwarfs have obviously returned to the cave 😅
From the cave it goes through the forest to Lochmatten and from there over a very beautiful path always above a Jura edge towards the Rossberg. The Rossberg tower at almost 700m should be the crowning glory of the round around Ferrette, but in the heavy rain that set in, it would definitely not have been fun anymore ...
For this reason we went straight back to Ferrette and the Rossberg has to wait until the next dwarf tour. It won't be long in coming, after all, the little ones want to be visited regularly😋
6 juli 2021
When hiking, the summer weather is annoying from time to time this year, but it's actually ideal for the mushrooms.
That's why we did a little round from Lipple after work ... looks like a very promising Pfiffer season, even if most of it still takes a few days. Without long trips into the undergrowth, that's enough for a first mushroom pan😊Finish on the Stockmatt terrace and take the sunset over the blue on the way back - southern Black Forest rocks rock
9 juli 2021