During the Gerardmer Motordays, two runs will be organized, supervised by the three local HOG chapters: Alsace Chapter, Haut-Rhin Chapter and Lorraine Chapter. Those two wild runs will allow you to discover the most beautiful landscapes of the Vosges region! During the first edition in 2014, you were more than 300 motorcycles to take part in the runs. We bet that you will be twice as much this year! So do not miss the start of Saturday and Sunday runs, at the entrance of the Gerardmer Motordays site.
Departure: Saturday, May 28 at 10:30am
Length: 49 km
Starting from the Mauselaine, where Gerardmer’s Alpine ski resort is located, and the Gerardmer Motorways site. We will then take the direction of Bas Rupts, to join the col de Grosses Pierres, which is at 954 m. above sea level and has been crossed several times by the cyclists of the Tour de France. Taking the Vallée de Chajoux, we will discover the lake of Lispach, set in a bowl of altitude. Arrived at the Col des Vallées, at an altitude of 955 m., we will head towards le Collet, at 1110 m. altitude. Then we’ll reach the Col de la Schlucht, one of the main passes of the Vosges mountains, where a small break will allow you to refresh yourself in the famous Brasserie de la Schlucht! An unforgettable view!
We’ll then take the run to the upper vallée de la Meurthe, also called the Combe du Valtin, a beautiful road that winds through a vast forest where you can meet deers or wild boars, and where the wolf has resurfaced in 2013! Then to le Grand Valtin, to a place called Schmalick to cross the col du Surceneux before descending to Xonrupt-Longemer.
There, we will follow the lac de Longemer, at an altitude of 736 m., before finally returning, exhausted but happy, to the Gerardmer Motordays!
GREEN LAKE PARADE
Departure: Sunday, May 29 at 10:30am
Length: 12.5 km
The famous Green Lake Parade is an opportunity for you to participate in the largest parade in eastern France. Hundreds of beautiful machines will cross the center of Gerardmer, the opportunity to discover the legendary warmth of the “géromois” before to tour the lac de Gerardmer. Located at 660 m. above sea level, the lake is more than two kilometers long, of glacial origin, t’s the largest natural lake in the Vosges, where locals come to swim in the summer or participate in the many water sports … A feast for the eyes!