Admire the dance of the deer at daybreak
You'll need to get up early to be ready as soon as the sun comes up. In the heart of the forest filled with the songs of the morning birds, your nature guide gives some final tips in a whisper, so as not to startle the surrounding nature. You’ll need to learn to hear all of nature's sounds before trying to observe this solitary deer. With their powerful sense of smell, deers can be skittish, so when you finally catch a glimpse, be sure to stay completely still. The setting is gorgeous, and the spectacle of nature awakening is simply amazing. After spending dawn in the forest, delight in a joyful breakfast together to recover from your emotions and share your excitement.Grab your binoculars
Concoct a magic potion
Make your way to the town of Marlenheim to meet up with Georges and his draft horse Spirit. Georges, a native of the area, saddles up the beautiful stallion for an excursion, with a few anecdotes along the way about the life cycles of the vineyard and the local fauna and flora.
Georges is also the only producer of frênette in Alsace, and he wants to share all his secrets. The recipe for this medieval drink, the champagne of the forest, might have fallen into oblivion without him. A former beer brewer, Georges is now a local producer and welcomes small groups for a day collecting the main ingredients of the magic potion: dried ash leaves and wild hops. Back at the workshop, chicory is added for an amber colour and cane sugar for the fermentation process. Making a secret potion is quite simple after all.Come and meet Georges
Taste the wines of Alsace and tame the vineyard
Famous for its Wine Route, Alsace is full of winemakers who would love to give you a taste of the 7 Alsatian grape varieties. But wait, there's so much more! Take a 5-km sensory walk through the vineyards of Zellenberg for an outing exploring the lush vines coupled with tastings. Or opt instead for a sunset dinner in the heart of the vineyard with tastings alongside a passionate winemaker. Simply paradise!
Looking for something to do with the kids? They're more than welcome in Wihr-au-Val where Dominique takes you to discover the vineyards of her winery in the heart of the Munster Valley. Children can partake in a fun game to learn more about vines and the journey from fruit to wine, ending with a tasting of apple juice, of course!
Discover the power of plants and nature
Observe, inhale, exhale, touch, and feel: Alsace's natural beauty amazes all five senses. To experience more, head to Wangenbourg-Engenthal for a forest bathing outing with Laetitia. Slow down, listen, and feel! Enjoy an encounter with nature, lulled by the rhythm of a drum. Discover the trees of the Vosges Mountains and their benefits on your well-being. Or set off into the forest to forage leaves, berries, and buds while learning all about the edible bounty of trees. You can also learn more about essential oils, their benefits, and how they're made by picking up everything you need in the forest.
In addition to the forest and its delicacies, you might be surprised to learn that the vineyards also offer an incredible selection of wild plants. Take a tour in the town of Bernardswiller. Lace up your shoes and enjoy a walk in the vineyard where you'll learn about the importance of biodiversity in the vineyard, all while having fun. Along the way, enjoy tastings of water and wine paired with bread and cheeses.See all the ecotourism outings in Alsace
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