After testing the I went this time to SensoRied, the barefoot trail located in Muttersholtz, in the Alsatian Ried (the plain). SensoRied has the great advantage of being free of charge, which makes it a great activity to visit Alsace on a budgetwith your family.
I’m not a big fan of barefoot trails (my feet hurt quickly!), but I was really pleasantly surprised by this trail, which I found very pleasant, even for my sensitive feet! You can walk the 1.5 km of the trail at your own pace, going from one step to the other while admiring the landscapes of this Natura 2000 site. Beyond the sensory experience (walking in mud, pebbles, on a dirt road…), I appreciated the explanations given on the fauna, flora, history and landscapes of the Ried. We learn a lot about this part of Alsace often rather unknown (wrongly).
After about 1 hour of discovery, it is time to wash your feet with the help of the hoses provided before leaving. This is a great activity to spend time with family and friends (yes, it’s not just for kids!).
- Nice trail (not too hard on the feet!)
- Interesting explanations about the Ried
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My photos of the SensoRied barefoot trail
SensoRied is free! It is possible to leave your shoes in a locker at the entrance for the price of 2€, which will be used for the maintenance of the trail.
Opening dates and times
Here you can find the opening dates and times of SensoRied.
The address is the following: Maison de la Nature du Ried et de l’Alsace Centrale 35, rue Ehnwihr 67600 Muttersholtz. You have to count:
- 30 km from Colmar (about 30 minutes)
- 51 km from Strasbourg (about 35 minutes)
- 70 km from Mulhouse (about 50 minutes)
A large free parking lot is located right next to SensoRied.
By public transport
You can have a look on Vialsace.