Rent a van in the Vosges: tips and travel itineraries

Explore the roads of the Vosges behind the wheel of your fully equipped van: the region may be small, but it's brimming with incredible treasures! Whether it's in full bloom, lush green, radiant colors, or glistening white, discover the Vosges in your chosen season.

Campgrounds and service areas welcome you all along your journey. On the crest road or deep within the forest, take advantage of your van rental in the Vosges to recharge.

Van rental for a short stay in the Vosges

Pick up the keys to your rental van at the AVIS Car-Away agency in Strasbourg or Mulhouse.

Day 1 in a van in the Vosges: The abbey route

Set your course for one of the lesser-known treasures of the Vosges: its grand abbeys. Explore the Romanesque Étival Abbey, the princely Senones Abbey, or the baroque Moyenmoutier Abbey. Behind the wheel of your rental van in the Vosges, head to the Gérardmer parking area. Here, you can paddle on the lake of this charming resort or enjoy the thrills of skiing. While hiking, cross the "Pont des Fées" to discover the "Perles de Vologne." 

Day 2 in a van in the Vosges: A day of fun activities

Take a serene walk in the Machais nature reserve, near La Bresse. These lakes and peat bogs boast rare beauty. If you prefer adrenaline rushes, soar over the valley at speeds exceeding 100 kilometers/hour on the Fantasticable!

End your day in Saulxures-sur-Moselotte to enjoy its large Waterjump water park. For the second night of your van rental in the Vosges, rest at the Lac de la Moselotte campground.

Day 3 in a Van in the Vosges: A Day for Exploration

From Thiéfosse, reach the "Voie verte des Hautes Vosges." On foot, by bike, or on roller skates, the Crosery Gorges route offers breathtaking landscapes. In Chaudefontaine, numerous trails zigzag through the forest alongside naturally heated waters exceeding 20°C.


Le Hohneck - Massif des Vosges Mont Saint Odile Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges

Rent a van in the Vosges for a week

If you have more time on your hands, feel free to extend your van rental in the Vosges. From La Bresse, continue on to Bussang.

Day 4 in a van in the Vosges: take flight!

On the third day of your van journey, take to the skies paragliding over the rolling landscapes of Bussang. In winter, you can engage in cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Equestrians will delight in exploring the region on horseback.

Day 5 in the Vosges: How about some skiing?


All winter sports have their place in Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle: downhill skiing, sledding, sleigh rides, snow kiting, snowmobiling, ski-joring... Take your pick from a wide range of outdoor activities in the heart of the vast natural expanses of the Vosges massif.

Day 6 in a Van in the Vosges: A Day of Hiking

To continue your journey in the Vosges with your rental van, set off on a hike from the "Belvédère de l’Étang noir." Admire the reflection of the forest in the numerous "water mirrors" of the region. Then, hit the road towards Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, the Crosery Gorges, and Chaudefontaine.


Lac blanc Neufchâteau Village Bonhomme

Day 7 in the Vosges: Dining Out!

In Remiremont, immerse yourself in nature by following the "Voie verte." Keep some free time in the afternoon to wander the streets of Plombière-les-Bains. For a snack, try regional specialties. Enjoy a blueberry tart and various Vosges cheeses (munster, barikass, and bibeleskaes) at the "Jardins en terrasse" or at Parc Tivoli.

Day 8 of Your Vosges Journey: Everyone in the Water!

Contrexéville and Vittel are renowned French spa destinations. After a week of outdoor adventures in the Vosges with your rental van, come and enjoy the benefits of their warm waters. To conclude your trip, make a detour to the archaeological site of Grand, an incredible legacy of the Roman Empire with a superb amphitheater and a mosaic spanning over 200 square meters.