Integrated into a cross-border route from Offenburg (D), the Canal de la Bruche cycle route leaves Strasbourg towards the south via a cycle path along the Ill, which crosses the Alsatian metropolis.
A former towpath, the Canal was built by Vauban, whose dam is located in Avolsheim, which was used to transport the Vosges sandstone stones intended for the construction of the fortifications of Strasbourg from 1682 to 1687.
This canal has 11 old locks. Up to 950 boats were listed there in 1782, in use until 1938.
The Bruche canal cycle path and the vineyard cycle route will take you to charming villages such as Avolsheim, Soultz-les Bains and Wolxheim.
It is in Wolxheim that the large valves built by Vauban are installed. Right next to it is an artificial fish pass.
While on the Ergersheim side, old wash houses recall the days of village washerwomen.
We invite you here to discover very nice walks to do, alone, as a couple, with friends or with family.