Follow circuit No. 10 departing from the spa in Bain-Les-Bains. Then walk for one and a half hours heading towards “La Basse du Pommier”. There is a site with a pond called “étang Lallemand” which shelters a varied fauna and flora typically found in wetlands. This pond is supplied by a water source located in Les Voivres and it offers a nice setting for picnic lovers or just for a photo shooting moment. It is an ideal setting for families where they can go to observe some small freshwater inhabitants like newts, dragonflies and frog. Kingfisher and butterflies also offer a show. No wonder this circuit is enjoyed by the youngest hikers. The site is protected under the classification from the “Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels de Lorraine”, a botanical conservatory association.
Walking back by the farm the “Trois Fontaines”, you can appreciate the view of the Coney Valley and its two neighbouring plateaus, La Chapelle-aux-Bois and Gruey-Les-Surance, which are 400 metres above sea level.
A little bit of hiking
Have you chosen to hike with your partner ? Then take the trail named Le Sentier des Amoureux with its 4 kilometres of romantic landscapes, lulled by the chant of the local river the Bagnerot where we suggest you take a well-deserved break. Halfway through, you should be in great form to discover the forest in the Vosges, like one of its ambassador, the woods known as Bois du Rédé. Can you smell the fragrance of the sweet fir, spruce and Scots pine trees in the air? The lucky ones go there for their wild strawberries or blueberries. Then at the end of the woods, the courageous ones can continue their journey on the Bourguignotte circuit to observe the fauna while going up to the viewpoint called Belvedere de Bois. There, hikers forget that deer or wild boars are never far away and are observed by them more often than they can imagine. The walk can be extended after the picnic area by joining the Raval circuit. There, in the middle of a beech forest, you will reach the astonishing fountain called Fontaine aux Chèvres, whose inhabitants once said in times of drought it never went dry. How can you not be charmed by it ?
Whether you are ready to go hiking for one, two or three hours on the trails in Vôge-les-Bains, pleasure is never far away.