Walks and trails

Circuit des cigognes

Sarreguemines Tourisme

In Sarralbe we ride along the cycle path along the Saar Canal towards Bissert. After 4 kilometres we see the buildings of the former stud farm of the Duke of Lorraine dating from 1717, then 2 kilometres further on, the vast meadows of the Saar valley classified as "Natura 2000".In Bissert, the gateway to Alsace, we cross the small bridge over the Canal, which we now leave, and continue on the small municipal road, following the Velo visavis signs to the village of Hinsingen, a small, typically Alsatian rural village. We continue downhill on the municipal road to the small village of Kirviller and cross the small bridge over the river Albe, then we go up the hill and through the village to the edge of the forest. At the end of the village, on the edge of a vast forest, we take the cycle track which sometimes runs alongside, sometimes through this forest as far as the calvary near the village of Hazembourg. Magnificent views of the surrounding forests and villages with shaded rest areas. We take the local road through the village of Hazembourg to Kappelkinger.We pass through the village of Kappelkinger and then take the local road to the village of Hilsprich, following a flat route through a flat landscape. We cross the village of Hilsprich and then follow the cycle track towards the Castviller annex and the Holving lake. We join the Hirbach annex in Holving and then find the cycle track in the direction of Hinsing and Sarralbe. We continue along the cycle path through forests and meadows and then along the river Albe to Eich, one of the Sarralbe annexes. Then we cross the annex of Eich to the old "Cemetery of the Mountain". Here we have the opportunity to visit the Holy Trinity Chapel, a place of pilgrimage where the Lords of Sarralbe from the 14th and 15th centuries are buried. From the chapel, there is a panoramic view of the Albe valley and the town of Sarralbe.We take the cycle path opposite the cemetery which leads down to the "canal bridge", the first structure of this type built in France. At the level of the canal bridge and the old defence works of the "Maginot Line", we take the cycle ramp which allows us to access the towpath of the Canal, then we quietly join our starting point at about 1 kilometre distance.Must-sees in Sarralbe: the old town, the Albe Gate, the Grand Moulin, the Saar Cathedral, the Maginot Aquatic Line Museum, the stork nesting grounds tour.Route, clockwise: Sarralbe - Bissert - Hinsingen - Kirviller - Hazembourg - Kapelinher - Hilsprich - Diderfing - Holving - Hinsing - Schweix - Sarralbe

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