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Ballons des Vosges - Colmar

The Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park is one of the largest Natural Parks in France with 3 000 km² / 1160 miles². It is home to 14 peaks, the highest of which, the Grand Ballon d'Alsace, reaches a height of 1.424 metres / 4671 ft. The area is PERFECT for some nice motorcycle roads if you're not afraid of some twisties here and there. Of course one of our rides will be going over the Grand Ballon and the mountainous area, but we will also explore the Alsace and its vineyards in this tour. And Colmar is a beautiful city located in the heart of Alsace, surrounded by those vineyards of Alsace, but also perfect to explore the mountains of the Vosges from.

When you add 1 or more rides of this Ballons des Vosges tour to your account, you will get access to our information on Colmar in your account. The e-book holds a list of recommended accommodation – all with suitable parking for your bike - and in the video we show you our favourite ones so you can quickly chose your accommodation. If you want to support us to keep supporting you, we do ask you to book the accommodation via the links that we provide as an affiliate of Booking.com here and in the e-book.

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Ballons des Vosges ride 1

  • La Schlucht
  • Le Hohneck
  • Grand Ballon
  • Le Markstein
Distance: 220 km (137 miles)
Start with ride 1

In this ride you will be exploring the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park on beautiful twisting roads through the forests and over the passes. Of course we added some stops to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat, be amazed by the views and stretch your legs so you can keep going on this motorcycle ride. A perfect ride to explore this part South / South-West of Colmar.

Ballons des Vosges ride 2

  • Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines
  • Obernai
  • Chateau Köningsbourg
Distance: 210 km (130 miles)
Start with ride 2

As Colmar is situated in the middle of the Alsace region in France, it would be a waste not to explore this part in a ride as well. There's still some mountains and hills to ride in and of course you will come across some vineyards in this ride. With a stop in one of the iconic stages on the Route des Vins d'Alsace and a medieval castle with pretty amazing views on its surroundings another ride not to be missed!

FREE rides

You can choose to do 1, 2 or (if available) 3 rides of a tour. You can add all rides to your account for FREE.

Quazy Rides roadtrip contents

GPX file

GPX/ITN files (a route, total track and tracks per part for GARMIN, TomTOM and BoomBox) of all the rides and connecting routes.


Informative videos of the central points and highlighted accommodation of our tours and of the rides.


E-books of the tours, including recommended accommodation, and the rides.


Several checklists to prepare your motorcycle holiday.

”How to” video

Different “How to” videos to help you on your way.