Ballon d'Alsace

Franche-Comté  >  France

Easy walk in the Vosges with superb landscape and some interesting mountain species.

Added* by JFGH
Most recent update 10 March 2022
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The Ballon d'Alsace is a mountain at the border of Alsace, Lorraine, and Franche-Comté. From its top, views include the Vosges, the Rhine valley, the Black Forest, and the Alps. The 2,5 km circular walk indicated on the map runs through open alpine fields bordered by forest. Among the birds you can encounter are Dotterel, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Wheatear, Common Raven, Ring Ouzel and Snow Bunting.


Français: Promenade vosgienne facile, paysage superbes et quelques espèces montagnardes.



Very good road access and equipped parking area. Click on the P in the map to get directions.


Français: Très bonne desserte routière et aire de stationnement aménagées.

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain , Wetland , Forest , Scattered trees and bushes


Hilly , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Autumn , Spring

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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