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Alsace - Vineyards & Villages

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Visit: Strasbourg, Sélestat, Colmar, Guebwiller, Riquewihr, Obernai, Strasbourg

This Route is a cyclists dream and Alsace region has the longest cycling paths in all of France. You will bike through several small towns where time seems to have stood still since the Middle ages.  The well preserved town walls and gates, the picturesque half-timbered houses, the impressive Roman and Gothic churches testify to an eventful past. Of course, the main focus is on wine; Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, and Silvaner.

But there is more than wine to enjoy on this bike tour in France: the idyllic landscape is dominated and protected by the mountain range of the Vosges, on whose mountain tops sit castles and ruins. The starting point of this romantic Alsace cycling route is the European city of Strasbourg. In the city center which is surrounded by the canals of the River Ill, you will get an idea of what lies ahead. At the end of the tour, you will have a hard time deciding what has been the highlight: Strasbourg, Guebwiller or Colmar!

 

Tour Profile

Level 2: In the Alsace you cycle mainly on cycle paths in slightly hilly terrain, sometimes with quite demanding sections. For this reason we offer two different routes for each stage to ensure that also less skilled cyclists can cope with the routes. Each day you can decide which level of difficulty suits you.

 

Day 1: Strasbourg

On arrival into Strasbourg, make you own way to the hotel where you'll stay overnight.

Day 2: Strasbourg - Sélestat/surroundings (approx. 25 - 55km)

After breakfast, you will leave Strasbourg along the Rhône-Rhine canal which will take you along its very pretty cycle track into the heart of the Ried.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Sélestat/surroundings - Colmar (approx. 50 - 66km)

Today, you will travel through the landscapes and villages of the Alsatian Ried which is rich in aquatic flora and fauna. Arrive into Colmar, the capital of the wine region of Alsace and the town of art, by the cycle track of the channel of Colmar.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Colmar - Guebwiller (approx. 33km)

After breakfast, depart from Colmar following the French wine route. The dreamy wine-growing villages, with many Alsatian timber-frame houses, and magnificent mediaeval town centres in the midst of extensive vineyards are areas for unwinding, enjoyment and simply relaxing.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Guebwiller - Riquewihr/surroundings (approx. 50km)

At the foot of the Vosges Mountains are nestled the winemaking villages responsible for the reputation of the Alsatian Grand Crus: Eguisheim, Turkheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr.  Discover this stunning natural environment as you cycle through today.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Riquewihr/surroundings - Obernai/surroundings (approx. 49km)

Today, cycle along the wine road where you will discover the villages of Barr, Andlau and its abbey, Bergheim, Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Obernai/surroundings - Strasbourg (approx. 40km)

After breakfast, country roads and cycle tracks will take you from Rosheim and to Avolsheim. From there, along the cycle track on the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg. Individual departure or ask us about an extension.

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Independent Package inlcudes:

  • 6 nights in rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Information meeting (except Sundays and public holiday)
  • Maps and information material per room

 

Not Included:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Travel Insuarnce
  • Bicycles
  • Anything not mentioned in 'package includes'

 

Bicycles:

The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

You can choose between the following bikes:

  • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake
  • 21-speed-bike with hand brakes

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Strasbourg: Best Western Plus Hôtel Monopole Métropole 4*
  • Selestat/surroundings: Hotel example: Best Western Les Humanistes 4*
  • Colmar: Hotel example: Les Têtes 5*
  • Guebwiller: Hotel example: Les Rives 3* oder Le Lac 3*
  • Riquewihr/surroundings: Hotel example: Clos Saint Vincent 4*
  • Obernai/surroundings: Hotel example: Cour d’Alsace 4*

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (rr)

Package Information

  • Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights
  • Type: Biking Tour
  • Departures: April - October 2021
  • Cities Visited: Strasbourg, Sélestat, Colmar, Guebwiller, Riquewihr, Obernai, Strasbourg
  • Price From: $ 1,206