Nature & Outdoor Activities

Green Route – Route Verte

Freiburg im Breisgau: The Münster (cathedral) ©DZT (Francesco Carovillano)

The Green Route – Route Verte spans more than 250 kilometres and crosses the French border as a symbol of friendly unity within Europe stretching from the Vosges mountains to Donaueschingen.

Pristine nature in every shade of verdant green can be admired along the Green Route – Route Verte from Contrexéville to Donaueschingen thanks to the forests of the Vosges, the Black Forest, the foothills and the Rhine Valley. With geology, botany, prehistory and early history, the passion for exploration and discovery knows no bounds here. Known as the "ribbon of friendship", the route is also perfect for keen cyclists and hikers.

It passes through the regions of Baden, Alsace and Lorraine, which all boast stunning natural landscapes and remarkable cultural highlights. There are exceptional cultural and historical sites along the way as well as no end of unspoiled natural wonders and events with a cultural or sporting focus. Towns and cities in all shapes and sizes with historical buildings, picturesque wine-growing villages with Michelin-starred restaurants and quaint wine taverns make for alluring stops that won't be forgotten in a hurry.

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