Practical Information for Cycling

Whether you are with family, friends or cycling enthusiasts our county offers outings that suit everyone...

When you are in the Vosges how about discovering the hilly and forest landscapes of our region by bike? Whether you are with family, friends or cycling enthusiasts, our county offers outings that suit everyone. You can discover more than 1,200 kilometres of marked trails for mountain biking, but also 15 different routes that will allow you to discover our historical heritage, 11 cycling road circuits through the most beautiful villages characterizing our county, as well as the 73-kilometre mixed-use trail along the Canal des Vosges, crossing the territory from north to south.

Beginner and amateur bikers have the opportunity to travel a few kilometres out of the 1,200 offered by our trails. These marked mountain bike trails, mainly cover forest roads, allow you to discover the diversity of the trees in our forests.

Cyclists have the opportunity to admire our beautiful county and its history through Heritage Touring. You can discover the wonderful panoramas and the unusual historical monuments! You can follow the banks of the Canal des Vosges taking the cycle route, then passing by small path to go to the various places of interest. Or simply choose your own route either by taking all or part of the 73-kilometre mixed-use trail along the canal bank connecting north to south.

The surroundings of the Canal des Vosges invite you to take a totally different look at the countryside, the forest and the villages. The cycle route is marked as the starting point of many other trails which allow you to access many sites rich in history, as well as viewpoints or fortifications. For road cyclists who would like to discover our beautiful county, you have the opportunity to choose from our 11 recommended circuits. All start in Épinal, are circular and therefore take you back to your starting point.


For more information concerning the different types of circuits, their duration and plans go to