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Accomodation:

The chalet where you will be staying is located in Plainfaing (Vosges) next to the Bonhomme pass within the greater Alsace region. It’s beautifully located in the heart of the Vosges Mountrain.

The chalet is recognized as both a bed and breakfast and table d'hôtes. It can accommodate up to 8 people.

There are two bathrooms with shower and toilets. A kitchen, a dining room, and a living room.

At about 700 meters of altitude, the chalet is surrounded by wild forest. It’s a quiet place where you can observe nature and relax.

I have been interested, for a few years now, in other life styles very different from those you usually see. I take inspiration from knowledge and techniques such as "earthship", permaculture, renewable energies.

I have no diplomas or training on how to preserve the environment but a great motivation and considerable experience. I'm learning by trying and sharing with people.

My goal is to create a sustainable eco system over the years and share this experience
Here are some pictures of the site

Food

The cultural importance of the kitcken and local cuisine in Alsace is unique and very symbolic.

Several local specialties are to be discovered (flammekueche, baeckeoffe, späetzle, knacks…)the list is long and interesting! They are appetizing dishes, tasty and hearty.

I always strive to choose fresh and local products. It’s a real pleasure to cook them and especially to taste them!

Each diner consists of a starter (salad or hot starter), a main course with meat or fish, vegetables and starches. A tray of Cheese and dessert.

For lunch the sandwiches are made in the morning with fresh bread and local products.
Breakfast is served with hot drinks (tea or coffee), fresh bread, various homemade jams, a cake, seasonal fruits, dairy (yoghurt or milk), cereals and fruit juices.

If you’re a vegetarian or follow a special diet, I’ll make sure to adjust the meals as best as possible to meet your needs. Nevertheless, please make sure to let me know in advance so that I can plan accordingly.

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Garage/Bike workshop  &  Rent a bike

Next to the chalet there is a garage. This place is reserved to store the bikes

There is also a mechanic's workshop with tools available to you in order to maintain or repair your bike

It is a safe, secure and well-kept place. Next to the chalet, there is also a washing station for bikes.

I highly recommend that you come with your own bike.

We always drive better with our own equipment, we know it well, we know how to maintain, and ultimately repair it.

However, if you do not have your own bike, a mountain bike rental is possible.

Be sure to let me know beforehand so that we can arrange the bike rental.

Tourism in the Vosges and Alsace

If you decide to come for a week's stay, then you will have some free time on Wednesday.

The Vosges and Alsace are tourist destinations. Indeed, there are many things to discover and visit.

There are vineyards, flowery villages, museums, urban heritage, and castles. You can also do other outdoor activities or relax in aquatic centers or thermal baths, and get a massage too!

If you wish to do any activity or go sightseeing, please do not hesitate to let me know and I will be delighted to help you organize the perfect itinerary.

 

Here is a list of the best sites to visit

- The wine route

- The castle of Haut

- Koenigsbourg

- Strasbourg, Colmar

- St Dié des Vosges, Gérardmer

- The Mont St-Odile

- La cité de l’automobile in Mulhouse

- The ecomuseum of Alsace

 

Here is a list of other outdoor activities you can do

- Climbing

- Bungee jumping

- Sports trails in an adventure park

- Paragliding

- Hiking

- Canoeing

 

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HOW TO FIND US?

MTB Vosges-Alsace

  • 20 Barançon A côté du col du Bonhomme et de l'Alsace 88230 Plainfaing
 
Coming out of Plainfaing on the D415 (direction Col du Bonhomme, Colmar) you will start to go up the hill.

Before the first left turn, turn to the right on a rather wide road (old road of the pass), there is no indication.

To go up and pass in front of a sign "Barançon", it is a municipality that is part of Plainfaing

You will continue to drive for about 800 meters and reach an intersection

You will see a sign "Chaume" on your right with a road going up higher, take this road, you are on the right track!

You will continue to climb for about 400 meters and you will see a garage and then the chalet, number 20

A few meters further, there is parking for your car.
It is possible to arrange a shuttle to pick you up. .

Please contact me in advance so that I can organize logistics.

Several airports and train stations are about 1 hour away by car:

- Bâle-Mulhouse-Fribourg International airport

- Strasbourg-Entzheim airport

- Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden airport

- Strasbourg train station, Colmar or St Dié des Vosges