Discover the Vosges summits with the Navette des Crêtes

The return of the Vosges ridges shuttle (Navette des Crêtes) :

Explore the Vosges summits without a Maison 1934 car!

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We are delighted to announce the long-awaited return of the Vosges ridges shuttle (Navette des Crêtes) ! From now on, and every weekend from June to September, you can take advantage of this exceptional service. Better still, from July 1 to August 31, 2024, the shuttle will run every day, allowing you to explore the peaks of the Massif des Vosges with ease. 🚍☀️

What is the Vosges ridges shuttle (Navette des Crêtes) ?

The Navette des Crêtes is a comfortable bus service linking the peaks of the Grand Ballon to Lac Blanc. This summer public transport service provides access to the crests and major points of interest of the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park without the need for a car. You can reach the shuttle from Colmar, Munster, Mulhouse, Thann, Remiremont, Gérardmer, Epinal and Saint-Dié-des-Vosges on the Fluo bus network.

Why choose the Navette des Crêtes?

  1. Respect for the environment: Opting for the Navette des Crêtes considerably reduces your carbon footprint compared with using a car. It’s a concrete gesture to protect our beautiful mountains.

  2. Affordable fare: With a single fare of €4 per trip, this service is not only practical but also economical. Additional discounts are available for groups and on presentation of a train ticket for the day.

  3. Convenience and flexibility: online ticketing makes it easy to plan your trips. You can also transport your own bike by prior arrangement, although electrically-assisted bikes are not accepted.

Practical information

  • Rates:

    • Single ticket: €4
    • Reduced-rate single ticket: €2 (on presentation of Fluo card)
    • Group day pass (2-5 people): €10
    • Free for children under 4
  • Journey in the TER Fluo: Your journey to the peaks begins with a ride in the TER Fluo? Show your ticket dated today to board all buses in the Fluo 68 network, and lines 1C, 3, 17 and 29 in the Fluo 88 network at no extra charge.

  • Timetable: Buses run every day from July 1 to August 31, and on weekends in June and September. You can find all the timetables and routes on the website.

Additional Services

  • Bicycles are allowed on board subject to availability. Reservations must be made before 4pm the day before your trip.
  • Dogs are welcome on board, provided they are muzzled, and subject to the number of passengers and the driver’s approval. Small animals must be able to be held on their owner’s lap. Guide dogs can of course travel unconditionally.

Hiking ideas

Here are a few suggestions for making the most of your Vosges adventure:

  1. Sentier des Roches: A technical route with breathtaking views over the Munster Valley. Discover spectacular views along the way.
  2. Tête des Faux and Brézouard: From Lapoutroie, explore the Welche region and the Weiss valley. A route with a nice gradient, perfect for total immersion in nature.
  3. Tour du Markstein: Discover Markstein with its lakes, peaks, stubble fields and forests. A looped itinerary that can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Leave Your Car at the Garage

This summer, leave your car in the garage and take public transport to the summits of the Massif des Vosges. The Vosges ridges shuttle (Navette des Crêtes) is here to make your hiking experience more accessible and environmentally friendly.

For more information on routes, timetables and fares, visit Pack your hiking boots and set off on a carefree adventure!

The 8 regular routes

The 2024 system comprises 8 regular routes linking the valleys to the ridge, as well as the Navette Sommitale, literally the “Shuttle of the Peaks“.

  • Route 68R013: Colmar Gare – Kaysersberg – Lac Blanc
  • Route 68R043: Thann – Cernay Gare – Grand Ballon
  • Route 68R033: Thann Gare – Thur Valley – Markstein
  • Route 68R044: Mulhouse Gare – Guebwiller – Markstein
  • Route 3: Remiremont Gare – La Bresse – Col de la Schlucht
  • Route 29: Epinal Gare – Gérardmer
  • Route 17: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges Gare – Gérardmer
  • Route 1C: Gérardmer – Col de la Schlucht – Munster Gare (access to the Crête from Gérardmer and Munster)
  • Summit shuttle: Lac Blanc 1200 – Grand Ballon, along the route des Crêtes

The Colmar-Metzeral TER railway line also provides access to the nearest station to La Crête, from where good walkers can reach the Hohneck, for example.

What’s new in 2024

  • The Summit Shuttle (Navette Sommitale) takes on the colors of the Massif des Vosges and becomes a real ambassador, easily identifiable, circulating from north to south on the Route des Crêtes.
  • A shuttle bus runs back through La Bresse on line 3 Remiremont > Col de la Schlucht.

> Download timetables

Download the Vosges ridges shuttle (Navette des Crêtes) 2024 map

In a nutshell

🚍 The Vosges ridges shuttle (Navette des Crêtes) resumes service from July 17 to August 15 in the Massif des Vosges

🗓 8 bus routes to reach the crests from the valleys and the Alsace plain

🚄 Buses depart from stations and the main parking lots in the valleys.

🥾 A new format designed to help you discover the riches of the Massif des Vosges thanks to micro-adventures à la carte ! Accompanied hikes to discover wildlife, Vosges gastronomy, mountain biking…

🤩   discounts and free admission to partners (farm inns, service providers) on presentation of your Navette des Crêtes bus ticket.

💶  Cost: day pass 7€, free for children under 5, route des crêtes ticket only 3€, -70% on weekends on presentation of PRIMO card.

🌐 Further information:

An Unforgettable Stay at Maison 1934

By staying at Maison 1934, you are ideally placed to start your adventure on the Vosges ridges. Our guesthouse offers modern comfort with a touch of Alsatian elegance, guaranteeing you a memorable stay. After a day of exploring, come back and relax in your comfortable apartment and take advantage of our local recommendations to discover Colmar’s best restaurants and activities.

We look forward to welcoming you to Maison 1934 and to seeing you enjoy all that the Navette des Crêtes has to offer. Happy hiking and see you soon in the magnificent Vosges!

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