MARCAIRES 2020 GRANFONDO – Sonday, Mai 24th 2020 – 08:30

Gunsbach – Munster (Alsace)

The registrations are open

NEW : Once registered and not available that day, the registration is transferable to a third party. more…

IMPORTANT : In any case a French cycling license or a medical certificate for cycling competition (in French, German or English only) is mandatory. more…

Les MARCAIRES 2020 helps the  “Rêves” association

You are living your nicest dreams on your bike! this year through the realization of other dreams you will offer children a parenthesis in the hard fight against the disease. Part of the amount of your registration will be paid to the Rêves association at the end of the cyclosportive.

Les Marcaires, the race in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges

With the Hautes-Vosges at its heart, the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park dives to the Vosges and Haut-Rhin valleys, the Thousand Ponds plateau, the Vosges region and the Alsatian viticultural piedmont.

The park is home to rare natural environments, such as the high-stubble, peat bogs, beech fir forests, oak and beech forests, calcareous grasslands, streams, lakes and ponds.

These diverse environments are home to the fauna and flora which is emblematic of our massif.

A regional natural park is also an inhabited territory, visited, rich in cultural discoveries, local producers and exceptional landscapes.

The valley of Munster counts all these assets. As such, it is a privileged access door to discover the Vosges mountains.

Let yourself be surprised by this cyclosportive where everyone will find his happiness, in an authentic and unique sites of unspoilt nature, in a landscape with exceptional panoramas ….

The cyclosportive of the discoveries

If the start is located in Gunsbach, a charming little village before the valley, it is not a coincidence. It is world famous for being the village of Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 but also for his cheese house.

Absolutely to discover! Go to meet a cheese, a valley, a culture …

If the Munster Valley offers beautiful peaks and passes for cycling enthusiasts, the Tour de France also regularly follows these routes (Schlucht Pass, Wettstein Pass, Platzerwasel Pass and the Petit-Ballon among others), it remains the paradise of hiking with these 365 km of trails.

Finally, Gaschney resort will surprise you as finish line of the race.

With its magnificent view of the Hohneck Massif and the Munster Valley, the Gaschney and its steep slopes make it the most sporting resort of the Vosges Massif.

  • A good table in a farm inn!
  • And the famous marcaire meal!


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