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Basel to Strasbourg

Cycle through three countries on one tour

Discover the enchanting Rhine Valley, where three countries, each with its unique culture, beckon amidst a delightful Mediterranean climate. Nestled between the majestic Alps, the verdant Black Forest, and the awe-inspiring Vosges Mountains, this region promises an unforgettable journey. Setting off from the charming city of Basel, embark on comfortable routes leading to captivating destinations that alone justify the trip.

As you meander along the Rhine, immerse yourself in breathtaking natural landscapes and admire the grandeur of the Black Forest's mountain ranges. Keep the picturesque Baden wine route in sight, as it guides you towards the quaint town of Müllheim.

On the other side of the Rhine, the charming capital of Alsace wines, Colmar, eagerly awaits your visit. Cycle through idyllic, typically French countryside, where the River Lauch and numerous canals wind their way around the old town, graced by a beautiful cathedral, the tanners' quarter, and the former fishermen's quarter known as Little Venice. Pedal alongside the Vosges Mountains, exploring the French wine route that leads you through dreamy villages with their charming Alsatian timber-frame houses and impeccably preserved medieval town centres.

Details about the cycling tour around Alsace

On this cycle tour, you'll encounter three cultures - Switzerland, Germany, and France. The route takes you through picturesque little towns, each with its distinct charm, amidst omnipresent vineyards. Start your romantic adventure in Basel, known for its cosmopolitan lifestyle. Explore the beautiful cities of Freiburg, Colmar, and Strasbourg along the way.

The highlights of the Alsace cycling holiday at a glance

  • Rhine Cycle Path: The Rhine Cycle Path is a scenic route following the Rhine River, popular for cycling and connecting several European countries.

  • Famous cities: Basel is a Swiss city known for its art scene and museums. Freiburg, Germany, boasts historic architecture and a vibrant university culture. Colmar, France, charms visitors with its picturesque canals and half-timbered houses. Strasbourg, France, features a stunning cathedral and European Union institutions.

  • Alsace Wine Route: The Alsace Wine Route is a scenic journey through charming villages and vineyards in the Alsace region of eastern France, renowned for its exquisite wines.

Worth knowing about the Basel to Strasbourg bike tour

Your cycling journey will predominantly take you along well-maintained cycle paths, peaceful agricultural tarmac roads, and quiet secondary routes with minimal traffic. While most days offer smooth rides, you can expect a slightly hilly terrain on Days 3, 5, and 6.

This tour has been graded as Medium. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 262 km
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Itinerary

Take some time to explore the colourful variety in the lively city Basel! Worth seeing are the magnificent old town, fabulous museum collections and a rich architectural heritage.

On the Rhine it is ideal to cycle. When you leave Basel, follow the bicycle markings to the north, parallel to the Rhine. You will reach Müllheim, where you can visit the Markgräfler Museum and the church of St. Martin with its 14th century frescoes. From Müllheim, Badenweiler is very easy to reach: its castle and the remains of Roman thermal baths are worth a detour.

After the visit of the villa Urbana and the Maltese’s Castle in Heitersheim you will cycle to Bad Krozingen and his Mineral Thermal springs, before you arrived to Freiburg in the Black Forest. From the top of the castle hill you can watch the sunset over the roofs of the city and enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Vosges Mountains.

The 13th century Breisach Cathedral towers imposingly over the bank of the Rhine. You cross the Rhine to Neuf-Brisach in Alsace, a 17th century, octagonal fortified town. The day ends wonderfully in the beautiful town of Colmar, one of the most delightful cities on the French wine route. Don't miss a walk through the superbly preserved old town and visit the Unterlinden Museum, home to the Issenheim Altar, a masterpiece of Western art.

From Colmar, head to the plains of Alsace and on to the Wine Route, a mythical route with exceptional landscapes and famous wine towns. The villages Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg und Riquewihr belong to the most impressing and famous cities on the French this region. On easily hilly roads you cycle through the romantic vineyards.

Along the wine road you will discover the villages of Barr, Andlau and its abbey, Bergheim, Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr. Make a break and taste the local wine!

From there, along the cycle track on the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg. The magnificent Gothic cathedral, the city center, which has been declared a World Heritage Site, as well as the art of living and gastronomy will end your trip in style.

Route information

You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. Three stages are a little bit hilly.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: ​​​​​​​Basel to Strasbourg

Place of arrival: Basel
  Season 1
27.04.2024 - 04.05.2024

Saturday
Season 2
05.05.2024 - 31.05.2024
28.09.2024 - 05.10.2024

Saturday
Season 3
01.06.2024 - 27.09.2024

Saturday
Basel to Strasbourg, FR-ELRBS-08X
Base price
1,099.00
1,159.00
1,229.00
Single room surcharge 399.00 399.00 399.00

Hotel information: You will stay in 3*** and 4**** hotels.

Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 4, 2024
Saturday
Season 2
May 5, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Saturday
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Saturday
Basel to Strasbourg, FR-ELRBS-08X
Base price
Single room surcharge
1,099.00
399.00
1,159.00
399.00
1,229.00
399.00

Hotel information: You will stay in 3*** and 4**** hotels.

Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 4, 2024
Season 2
May 5, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Basel
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
Strasbourg
Double room p.p.
Surcharge single room
89.00
35.00
89.00
40.00
89.00
35.00
89.00
40.00
89.00
35.00
89.00
40.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Basel
  Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 4, 2024

Saturday
Season 2
May 5, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Saturday
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Saturday
Basel
Double room p.p. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room surcharge 35.00 35.00 35.00
Strasbourg
Double room p.p. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 40.00 40.00 40.00
Price
21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
Unisex E-Bike
89.00
89.00
209.00
Prices per person in GBP

Included services and travel information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Best developed route
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Basel train station
  • Basel/Mulhouse airport
  • Roofed and guarded parking lots at your hotel, no reservation possible
  • Good train connections between Strasbourg and Basel

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price.