After having tried Lac Blanc’s barefoot trail, as well as that of Wesserling Park, I went this time to SensoRied, a barefoot path located in Muttersholtz, in the Alsatian Ried (the plain). One of the main advantage of SensoRied is that it’s free, making it the perfect activity to visit Alsace on a small budget and as a family.
I’m not a big fan of barefoot paths (my feet quickly hurt!) and I was agreeably surprised by this trail, that I found to be very pleasant, even for my sensitive feet! You will walk on this path at your own pace for about 1.5km, going from one stop to the next, admiring the landscapes of this site listed as Natura 2000. Beyond the sensorial experience (walking in mud, on pebbles, on a dirt road…), I enjoyed very much the explanations given about wildlife and plants, the history and landscapes of the Ried. You’ll be able to learn a lot about this part of Alsace, which is often (unjustly) quite unknown.
After about 1h of discovery, it’s time to wash your feet with the hoses at your disposal before leaving. It’s a great activity to spend time with family and friends (and no, it’s not only for children!).
- A pleasant path (not too hard on the feet!)
- Interesting explanations about the Ried
I liked a little less
My pictures of the SensoRied barefoot path
SensoRied is free! It is possible to leave your shoes in a locker at the entrance for 2€, which will help for the trail maintenance.
Opening dates and times
You will find here the opening dates and times for SensoRied.
The address is as follows: Maison de la Nature du Ried et de l’Alsace Centrale 35, rue Ehnwihr 67600 Muttersholtz. It is located about:
- 30 km from Colmar (about 30 minutes drive)
- 51 km from Strasbourg (about 35 minutes drive)
- 70 km from Mulhouse (about 50 minutes drive)
A large and free parking is located right next to SensoRied.
By public transport
You can have a look on Vialsace.