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Itineraries to suit both champions and amateurs :
If you feel like testing the itinerary of le Tour de France 2014 you can do it along a 114 km tour with 2, 000 metres of difference in height and 4 passes to cope with.
The Vosges offer a variety of landscapes that will enable you to ride your bike up in the mountains or in plains just as you like.
They count more than 1,400 kilometres of cycle tracks among which 103 are marked , in the very heart of the Vosges, in the region of Epinal.
To ride safely and to discover the other side of the Vosges take the direction of the green cycling tracks . In the Vosges , nine tracks are at your disposal from the Haute Marne valley to the Gallo -Roman City .The most famous is the Charles The Bold (Charles le Téméraire) veloroute : 73 kilometres of cycling route along the Canal de l’Est. Meurthe et Moselle also offers 9 green trails from Briey to the borders of Moselle .
Those who are not really fond of cycling can walk along most green tracks or even practise roller skating or roller skiing.
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If you want to try other itineraries follow the Moselle tour , an 80 kilometres trail linking Nancy, Toul, or even Liverdun. Each itinerary offers different landscapes: mountains with the Haute Meurthe valley along a 4 kilometres trail from Anould to Plainfaing, or the Haute Moselle green track , 30 kilometres long from Remiremont to Bussang.
Those who don’t like climbing uphill are more likely to prefer cycling in the Rabodeau Valley between Clarefontaine and Moyenmoutier along an 8 km track.
For those who are fond of mountain -biking, the route of the Pierre Percée Lake is well worth it. It is about 30 kilometres long and on your way you will enjoy the views over the lake , while climbing up the paths through the rocks.Through the first part of the path is rather easy, the second part is more challenging , nevertheless, it will give you access to beautiful scenery.
You will find a lot of information about the different itineraries at your disposal in most tourist offices, just contact them.
Most routes in the Vosges are also to be found on the internet or via your smartphones thanks to an application provided by the Conseil Départemental des Vosges : bike.vosges