Hiking/biking through France, Vosges mountains

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1. Posted by dutchexplorer (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Come with me on a crazy FREE hiking/biking adventure through France!! My biggest passions are nature and wildlife, I'm a little weird and I take on every adventure that crosses my path. I will start biking 01/07/18 and my journey will end at 01/09/18. Come join me!!! Lets hang out and drink a beer, Have a laugh. Always in for meeting new people and having a great time.
Contact me for your help of ideas. I'm still looking for places to check out and to explore
Everybody can join!!!! I realy don't
all locations where I will be, SEE BELOW

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My name is luuk schuilwerve, 21 years old.
I'm a amateur adventurer, a real nature lover and adrenaline junkie from the netherlands.
this summer i want to travel by bike from the Netherlands all the way to the Vosges mountains in France. I wanna go very low budget with wildcamping and eating cheap food. My plans are to go hiking, climbing and cycling. I wanna sleep under the stars for months. Its gonna be one week of cycling to reach the Voges so im gonna set up camp for a day in the Ardennes forest as well.
When i reached the Vosges mountains, I'M gonna hide my bike and travel further by feet.
For the next few weeks I will hike across the mountains and climb the 1200m highest summit: the Grand Ballon.

After 2 or 3 weeks I might cycle further to the Alps but i'm tot sure yet.

Places where I will be:

the Netherlands - Maastricht

Belgium. -Luik, Ciney, Dinant, Croix Scaille

France.
-Givet, Revin, Charleville-Méziéres,
Sedan, mouzon, Verdun, Metz, Nancy, Lunéville, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, Épinal, Grand Ballon.

Live in the moment :)

2. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 663 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Hi dutchexplorer. Do you have any specific questions about any of the places you are traveling? Just as a starter, here is a paragraph from a UK newspaper about wild camping in France.
"Wild camping in France is a legal grey area, but is generally tolerated with the permission of landowners, or if you're well away from tourist sites. You are also advised not to stay beyond 9am the next day. And whatever you do, don't light a fire. They hate that. The Ardennes in the north-east and the Morvan peaks in Burgundy are popular with rambling Parisians. In the south, forums report laissez-faire attitudes to wild camping around Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer in the Camargue."

We've camped in France, but used regular campgrounds. You might seriously consider this as most towns have a municipal campground that is very cheap for tenters and they have showers, toilets and often a very nice little restaurant/cafe. Just a thought.

If you get to the south of France in the summer, take the warning above about fires seriously. They have terrible forest fires there and they are sometimes started by campers. Just don't start a fire anyplace that is hot and dry. Common sense . . .

Let me know if you have some specific questions.