VERY important message
This holiday is in the past. The next edition of the Trainingswochenende in den Vogesen II (Wintzfelden) will take place on from 30th May to 2nd June 2019.

Training Weekend in the Vosges (May Bank Holiday)

Passes and savoir vivre in Alsace – 10/05-13/05/2018

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Our short trip to the Vosges has become a tradition: 2018 will be the fifth time that we've met up in Wintzfelden in Alsace, to enjoy four great days in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere far from the madding crowd. Ballons and cols – the Vosges offers striking mountains, long climbs, breathtaking views and untamed low mountain scenery. For this edition we’ve slightly changed the routes again, so that even repeat participants can explore something new. 

Unchanged, of course, is our charming hotel in tranquil surroundings and the varied Vosges scenery. These guarantee us good physical challenges and plenty of chance to enjoy typical Alsatian savoir vivre.

Your May Bank Holiday weekend with Epic Climbs.

Due to the demand in 2018 we're organising two weekends: the same short trip will be hosted at June Bank Holiday (31.5. to 3.6. 2018).


The Guides

Tom – The Sous Chef

quäldich-Guide Tom Bender

After interludes in South Baden and Savoy, Swabian Tom is now based in the border area near Aachen. But from the Savoy Alps he's taken away a passion for real mountains and genuine tartiflette. In 2016 he became Holiday Manager at Epic Climbs and he's the mastermind behind our 2017 programme!

Stefan – the Transalpinist

quäldich-Guide Stefan Fottner

Veteran of the fast groups with impressive mileage in his legs and an even more impressive race record. Very much at home in the mountains and looking forward to his guiding debut in 2017.

Klaus – The Diesel

quäldich-Guide Klaus Beier

Came to Epic Climbs in 2009 after the first Tour of Germany, and has been a guide since 2010. You'll never get him worked up. After a brief, short-haired interlude he's got his neck-carpet back again.

Getting there


1h15 from Freiburg

2.5h from Stuttgart 

2.5h from Mannheim

From Germany and Austria take the A5 to Offenburg, then head towards Strasbourg and take France's A35 (toll-free) to the Rouffach exit. Via Rouffach and Soultzmatt to Wintzfelden.

From Switzerland also via Basel - Mulhouse on France's A35.

We recommend you use our internal forum to organise car-sharing.

The nearest station is Rouffach, which is on the Strasbourg - Colmar - Mulhouse regional train line. From Germany you reach Strasbourg via Offenburg, and Mulhouse via Basel.

The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 10/05-13/05/2018

  • Thursday, 10th May 2018
    Travel to Wintzfelden. Start of first stage at 1pm.
  • Friday, 11th May and Saturday, 12th May 2018
    Rides from Wintzfelden
  • Sunday, 13th May 2018
    Arrive at the hotel at about 1pm after the last ride. Showers available in the hotel, departure.

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Find out more about the route and the stages