The hilly Alsace Wine Route acts as a warm-up before the ascent to the Amic pass, which offers a small road away from the traffic.
The first slope is steep, but don't worry, the percentages are more reasonable afterwards. At the pass, don't you think you are at the top! You have to continue for another 3 km on the Peak's Route towards the Hartmannswillerkopf.
The descent is sinuous, but pleasant!