Mountain biking tours in the Vosges departing from verbamont (or less than 10 km)

Circuit Verbamont / Droiteval / Darney

This circuit can be done from the Verbamont campsite or from the hotel de la Gare in Darney.

It takes you through the forest of Darney, renowned for its quality oaks, in the direction of Hennezel, the trench of "la Gorge le Loup" to lead to the hamlet of La Hutte. You are in the magnificent valley of the Ourche, a tributary of the Saône (which has its source a little further to the east in Vioménil). This valley was once the site of an important glassmaking and blacksmithing activity. After the Hut, you can take a break at the arboretum (700 m path). You then pass through Senennes and finally Droiteval where you can admire a beautiful abbey from 1130.

To visit nearby: Darney, Pont Tatal (Claudon), museum of glass, wood and iron (Hennezel-Clairey), Center d'Art et abbaye de Droiteval, arboretum de la Hutte / Verbamont and sleeping at the Cabanes du Verbamont campsite.

The fountain with auges circuit from Verbamont or Hennezel

Circuit from the Verbamont campsite or from the center of the village of Hennezel (88260). You can park near the town hall.

You leave Hennezel and set off to explore the magnificent valley of the Ourche, a tributary of the Saône (which has its source a little further to the east at Vioménil). This valley was once the site of an important glassmaking and blacksmithing activity. You start near the hamlet of La Grange Bresson, pass behind the glass, wood and iron museum at Clairey, Sainte-Marie, then Frison, and la Hutte. Just before the Hut, you can take a break at the arboretum (700 m path). You then leave by the trench of the Gorge le Loup, take a short piece of departmental to return to the forest. The markup will take you along the Saône, which rises a little further to the east at Vioménil. You will then go up south to return to Hennezel.

To discover near the course: Droiteval abbey in the Ourche valley, arboretum de la Hutte, maquis de Grandrupt-de-Bains, the campsite la clairière du verbamont , ...

Droiteval Abbey circuit from Verbamont or Tatal bridge

Circuit leaving from the Verbamont or Pont Tatal campsite (Claudon - GPS coordinates 48.0472879103235, 6.023223726881409).

You can park at the foot of the Tatal Bridge, a former viaduct for the railway, today a bungee jumping base.

The circuit takes you to the magnificent valley of the Ourche, a tributary of the Saône (which has its source a little further to the east at Vioménil). This valley was once the site of an important glassmaking and blacksmithing activity. You first come across the hamlet of Droiteval with its beautiful Cistercian abbey from 1130 (private) and the Art Center just next door. You continue towards Senennes then La Hutte where you can take a break at the arboretum (700 m path). You leave the Ourche valley going up towards La Frison then La Grande Catherine. You then return to the Tatal Bridge, crossing small hamlets around Claudon.

To see nearby: Pont Tatal, Droiteval abbey, glass, iron and wood museum in Hennezel-Clairey, arboretum de la Hutte / Verbamont

Les abbateux circuit, departure hotel from the station

Circuit departing from Darney.

You can park in the car park near the former Hôtel de la Gare, a departure board for mountain biking circuits is installed there.

The circuit takes you through the forest of Darney, famous for its quality oaks, to reach Belrupt, then you will follow the Saône (which has its source further east at Vioménil), before returning to Darney, passing nearby several small private ponds.

To visit in Darney: Franco-Czech monument (at the exit of Darney on the D460 towards Monthureux-sur-Saône), Franco-Czech museum and DAMIA museum (in the former castle of Darney), Delisvosges confectionery, park of prehistory...

La roche du Père Maire circuit starting from Monthureux sur saone

Circuit departing from Monthureux-sur-Saône. You can park at the football stadium.

The circuit takes you out of the village of Monthureux-sur-Saône (the village is aptly named with the 4 bridges allowing you to cross the Saône which takes its source a little further to the east at Vioménil) via the north. You then turn into the woods to get out of the traffic and take beautiful trenches. Towards the end of the circuit, you pass by the Roche du Père Maire, where in the middle of the 19th century Charles Maire (between hermit and sorcerer) had settled down and played the "flageolet" to make the young people dance ... On your return to the village, you cross the Prussian Bridge.

To see: presbytery garden (collection of chestnut trees), Préfonrupt valley (ENS - 48.02793509896336, 5.9745118941830055).

The boxwood fountain circuit, departure from Monthureux

Circuit from Monthureux-sur-Saône (88410), park at the football stadium.

The circuit takes you to the exit of the village of Monthureux-sur-Saône (the village is aptly named with the 4 bridges allowing you to cross the Saône which takes its source a little further to the east at Vioménil) by the north . Before the exit, you turn left to go up to Poirier St-Michel then go down through Les Vignottes. You then turn right towards Mont-de-Savillon, and come back to Monthureux by the other side of the Saône, which you will cross thanks to the Prussian bridge before returning to the football stadium.

To see: presbytery garden (collection of chestnut trees), Préfonrupt valley (ENS - 48.02793509896336, 5.9745118941830055).

Bonneval circuit, Relanges departure

Departure from Relanges, a small village located south of Contrexéville and Vittel. You can park near the washhouse and visit the Romanesque church in the center of the village before starting the tour.

On the circuit that winds through the forest of Darney, you will first come across the Rock of the 12 Apostles (or Belle Roche) sculpted with a fresco that represents the life of Christ through different scenes. Further on are the ruins of a former priory of canons regular of the order of Saint Augustine, founded in the 11th century.

The rock of the 12 apostles tour, departure from Relanges

MTB circuit from Relanges (88260) Darney Vittel / Contrexéville axis. You can park near the washhouse and visit the Romanesque church in the center of the village before starting the tour. In the forest, you will first come across the Roche des 12 Apôtres (or Belle Roche) sculpted with a fresco that represents the life of Christ through different scenes. Further on are the ruins of a former priory of canons regular of the order of Saint Augustine, founded in the 11th century. You will then follow the Lichecourt stream along which you will see the Roche Cailloux and the Roche Bergère before returning to the village. You can make a connection with the campsite La Clairière du Verbamont (inquire at reception)

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Looking for circuits to prepare your MTB weekend or your cycling holiday in the Vosges, whether roaming or looping, you will find the suitable circuit. We do not offer tours around the Vosges lakes or mountain biking routes in the Vosges mountains, but only in the Vosges sector on the southwest side or the thermal Vosges. The advantage of this part of the Vosges is the diversity of its landscapes, its history and its softer slopes than in the Hautes Vosges.