Tour of the lakes

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Haut-Rhin/Vosges, France, Europe
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Tour of the lakes
Created On: Mar 11, 2005
Last Edited On: May 28, 2005


From Colmar direction Munster on the D 417. Continue direction Schlucht collar. After 8 km, don’t miss on the right the road to the Tanet skiresort and Seestaedtle, 1070 m (car park)

Route Description

From Seestaedtle, follow the path with yellow circles in northern direction along the lttle road to the Green Lake (Lac Vert, 1053 m). After the dam, turn to the right to the clearing of the Gaertlesrain farm-inn.
Follow the same path along the Erichson hut (private). Through a wild forest, you reach the Trout Lale (Lac des Truites, 1065 m) or Forlet Lake, the highest lake in the Vosges.

Turn left to the Forlet farm-inn (red triangles). On the other side, climb to Altenkraekopf (1277 m). Turn left and take the very nice path (red-white-red triangles) along the forest to Gazon du Faing (1306 m) or Soultzerer Eck.
From here, follow the crest (red rectangles = GR 5) in southern direction. Pass near the picturesque Taubenklang rocks to Gazon de Faite (1303 m), Ringbuhel (1302 m) and Dreieck (1225 m).
Pass near the crest road (route des Crêtes) and continue through a mountain beech forest to the Tanet thatch and Tanet summit.
500 meters after the summit in southern direction, turn left and cross the ski tracks obviously to the startpoint Seestaettle.

Essential Gear

This hike needs no gear but can be done also with skishoes in winter.

Tour of the lakes

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