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5 suggested activities to get back to nature in Alsace

When the springtime comes around again, everyone is keen to get out in the sun and to rediscover nature at the weekend or during the holidays. Discover our top five places to get back to nature in Alsace, to enjoy the fine weather in style!

On the greens of Alsace's golf courses

Operating under the "Golfs in Alsace" banner, our region's 6 golf courses offer you plenty of opportunities to enjoy an invigorating and sporty break. The demanding and varied courses mean that novices or experienced golfers can enjoy a memorable game of golf, with the first rays of spring sunshine an added bonus to help them really appreciate the outstanding landscape. Opt for the golf pass: this package comprising 2 or 3 green fees provides an opportunity to experience several golf courses throughout Alsace!

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Try ecotourism in Alsace

Would you like to really submerge yourself in the heart of nature and discover something truly authentic? You can do this and more during our ecotourism outings. Helping you to read the landscape and discover the animal kingdom, the local heritage and the natural environment, our guides are keen to pass on their enthusiasm and know-how and look forward to seeing you for an experience rich in human contact. Follow the rhythm of the seasons and get the most from your nature-themed outing in Alsace to rediscover a sense of sharing.

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 Sortie ecotouristique à l'abbaye de Marbach

On the mountaintops of the Peak Route

This hiking route will delight anyone fond of nature and amazing panoramic views. The Grand Ballon, the high point of the Vosges range, offers a truly breathtaking view extending as far as the Alpine peaks in clear weather. At the Hohneck, along the way you'll encounter cows and chamois on this splendid route. The flowers emerging in springtime are particularly spectacular here. Don't miss this explosion of colours!

Take a trip along the hilltops

Balade lac Forlet © Benoit FACCHI

Wildlife parks in Alsace

For a ringside seat to admire nature awaking from its winter sleep, there's nothing like a trip to one of the many wildlife parks in Alsace! Hibernation is coming to an end, migrating birds are returning and new youngsters are being born to protected species. The springtime is the ideal season to visit the zoo. At the Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Mulhouse, admire the collections of plants which have seen this zoo being awarded "Remarkable Garden" status. At Monkey Mountain, you can laugh at the antics of the monkeys living free in an area of more than 24 hectares. At the Stork and Otter Reintroduction Centre you have a chance to discover two emblematic regional species: Alsace's giant hamsters and white storks look forward to seeing you!

Experience the animal kingdom at first hand

Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse

From our selection of rural destinations

To get back to nature, there's nothing like a great stay in a natural environment: in Alsace, mother nature has been very generous and invites you to relax and unwind in a huge variety of different natural settings including in the heart of the vineyards, in one of our many villages in bloom or in the regional nature parks. Discover our leading rural destinations for maximum peace and tranquillity during your stay in Alsace. Come and join us in a leafy garden or a wooded refuge!

Séjour au vert © SunnyStudio IgorYaruta Shutterstock

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