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1808: Trekking France's Alsace region: a cultural hiking adventure

Date and Time

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Friday, May 18, 2018

Location

Alsace,
International,
France

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

The Alsace region is nestled between France's beautiful Vosges Mountains and the border with Germany. This charming area, which is a combination of both cultures, is known for fine wine and gourmet cuisine. After a tour of the notable city of Strasbourg we will trek for 10 days mostly on well-maintained long distance trails through vineyards and along ridges with panoramic views of the Rhine Basin and the Black Forest. Medieval villages, ancient fortresses, and historic churches will be explored. Evenings will be spent in quaint villages with traditional architecture featuring "half timbered" houses decked with brilliantly colored flowers. Lodging is in two and three star hotels of local character with traditional Alsatian cuisine. The trip is co-led by a semi-professional photographer who will lead optional walks and discussions on photographic composition and technique. Typical day traverses 7-14 miles with 1,000' - 2,700' elevation gain/loss.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $2,725 member / $2,775 non-member
*Includes lodging, most meals, baggage transfer, and local transportation. Does not include air fare and train to Strasbourg.

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1808 Prospectus


Alsace

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Steve Cohen leads three season hikes for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. Since 2012 Steve has planned and led eleven hiking/trekking-oriented Adventure Travel trips to such destinations the Haute Route (from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland), the Alta Via II through the Italian Dolomites, the tour of the Jungfrau region (Switzerland), Patagonia, the high mountains huts of Austria, etc. He lived in Europe and has a good command of French and German languages.

Leader



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Dan is a three-season leader with the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He has completed the 48 NH 4,000 footers in winter, and the New England 100 highest peaks and hiked the entire Appalachian Trail mostly as a series of day hikes. He has traveled extensively, having visited 49 states and 50 countries. With a few exceptions, he has designed his travel adventures himself, as well as coordinated many trips with friends to tackle the AT.