Whir-au-Val Wine Walk

Walking through vineyards near Whir-au-Val in Munster Valley
Walking through vineyards near Whir-au-Val in Munster Valley

By Vicky · Published Apr. 10th, 2024

Take a stroll through the picturesque vineyards on this wine walk from Whir au Val in Munster Valley, Alsace.

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Location

This short walk starts from a small car park in the centre of Whir-au-Val, a small village in the Munster Valley. It’s 10 minutes drive from Munster, 20 minutes from Colmar. Alternatively, you can take the train from either and then it’s a 10-minute walk to the start of this hike. From Munster, there’s also a bus directly to the centre of Whir-au-Val.

Tips for the Whir-au-Val Walk

Whir-au-Val Vineyards Walking Route

Old gate tower walking through Whir-au-Val
Walking through Whir-au-Val in Munster Valley

From the car park in the centre of Whir-au-Val, head up the street through the old gate tower. Pass a fountain on your left and continue walking up the hill. At the second road on the right after the fountain, almost at the end of Whir-au-Val village, turn right.

This lane is called the Rue des Vignes and it leaves the village to head uphill through the vineyards above. At the first junction, follow the lane as it bends around to the left and gradually ascends the scenic hillside. From here there are lovely views across the valley below and the other vineyards growing nearby.

Vineyards in Alsace
Walking through vineyards near Whir-au-Val in Munster Valley

Keep winding upwards through the fields until the woodland near the top. Head into the trees along the track, and keep on the track as it winds back down to the lane at the bottom of the little valley. From here, continue left along the road all the way back through the old gate tower and to the car park in Whir-au-Val where the walk started.


Guidebooks & Maps for Exploring Alsace

Check out the Walk Up Petit Ballon Peak from Munster Valley, the Hohneck Peak Walk, the Best Walking Routes in Alsace, or our France Walking and Hiking page for a nearby walk. Alternatively, see our Guide to the Best Villages in Alsace or our article about the Alsace Wine Route.

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