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Gazon du Faing, Plainfaing

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Located on the main crest of the Vosges Mountains, Gazon du Faing is a granite summit on the ridge between the Col du Bonhomme and Schlucht, and is a protected national nature reserve. The GR 5 trail crosses the summit, and the ascent is not difficult, as the crest slopes in a W pattern across the tundra-style landscape. A hike to the summit goes through three major habitat types: tanet (forest), stubble (altitude grasslands), and faing (wetlands). The mixed forest consists of beech, fir, and spruce, providing shelter for deer, chamois, black woodpecker, and boreal owl. On the ridge where the grasslands and wetlands meet, bountiful cranberries and juicy wild blueberries grow where the larks come to nest. See Gazon du Faing and all Plainfaing has to offer by arranging your trip with our Plainfaing holiday maker website.
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  • It is easy if you have a car, as I don't think daily public transport coming in this way. When I saw the trail is going up, I doubt if I go or not. But since we came a long way, then I did walk... 
    It is easy if you have a car, as I don't think daily public transport coming in this way. When I saw the trail is going up, I doubt if I go or not. But since we came a long way, then I did walk...  more »
  • It is a nice coutryside of hills, but no tall mountains. The area is very popular with hikers and you will see quite a few on the weekends. 
    It is a nice coutryside of hills, but no tall mountains. The area is very popular with hikers and you will see quite a few on the weekends.  more »
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  • A must-see place when you come to visit Alsace... a place that has to be earned (a few minutes to more than an hour's walk depending on where you start) but always the same pleasure when you get there 😎 Advice: be well-shod
  • Unbelievable. Beautiful with the sunset!! Great diversity of plants.

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