The northern loop of Déodatie is a 136 km hiking trail that can be easily completed in 6 to 8 days of walking.
Starting from Saint-Dié-des-Vosges with its cathedral and abbey, you will explore the mountainous landscapes of the Meurthe Valley, alternating between forests and remarkable panoramas. Numerous lakes such as Lake Pierre-Percée and Lake Maix will offer refreshing spots for breaks in these mysterious and legendary places.
You will also discover a heritage of abbey ruins and unsuspected architectural treasures, such as the Moyenmoutier Abbey, as well as numerous historical remnants from the Great War.
Here are some examples of stages on the GRP® of Déodatie, northern loop:
Stage 1: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Saint-Michel-sur-Meurthe 20 km (approx. 6 hours)
Stage 2: Saint-Michel-sur-Meurthe – Raon l'Étape 22 km (approx. 6 hours and 30 minutes)
Stage 3: Raon-l'Étape – Pierre-Percée 17 km (approx. 6 hours)
Stage 4: Pierre-Percée – Allarmont 17 km (approx. 6 hours)
Stage 5: Allarmont – Moussey 20 km (approx. 6 hours and 30 minutes)
Stage 6: Moussey – Moyenmoutier 15 km (approx. 5 hours and 20 minutes)
Stage 7: Moyenmoutier – Ban-de-Sapt 10 km (approx. 3 hours and 15 minutes)
Stage 8: Ban-de-Sapt – Saint-Dié-des-Vosges 19 km (approx. 6 hours)