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Vineyards and Villages of Alsace

Through vineyards and villages in eastern France

Welcome to the enchanting Alsace region, where every step takes you closer to the most authentic facets of traditional and picturesque France. Along this captivating tour, you'll traverse a land steeped in history, at the crossroads of Roman, Gothic, and Baroque architecture. Explore museums filled with priceless treasures, wander through the pristine forests of the Vosges, and marvel at the unique peat bogs of the Ried.

One of the true highlights of this journey is the sparkling vineyard landscape that blankets the region. The Alsace Wine Route beckons you to discover a tapestry of vineyards draped over rolling hills, producing some of the most exquisite wines in the world. As you cycle through charming villages, you'll witness the heartwarming welcome of the Alsatians, their vibrant traditions, and the generosity of their gastronomy.

Immerse yourself in the colourful palette of aromas that define Alsatian wines, from crisp Rieslings to aromatic Gewürztraminers. Each village along the route reveals its unique character, where you can experience the rich wine culture first-hand, tasting the fruits of centuries-old winemaking traditions.

Details about the cycling tour around the vineyards of Alsace

Cycling around the Alsace vineyards and visiting Strasbourg is an enchanting experience that combines natural beauty, rich history, and delightful gastronomy. Pedalling through picturesque villages and rolling vineyard-covered hills. The journey culminates in the captivating city of Strasbourg, where the stunning cathedral, charming canals, and European Union institutions create a unique blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy.

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, famous 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 Vineyards and Villages of Alsace bike tour

You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without
much traffic. Days 5 and 6 are a little bit hilly.

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

Tour information
Easy
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 280 km
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Itinerary

You will leave Strasbourg along the Rhône-Rhine canal which will lead you along its very pretty cycle track into the heart of the Ried. In Sélestat, you can admire the remarkable architectural heritage.

In Ebersmünster, the baroque abbey is worth a visit. You will travel through the landscapes and villages of the Alsatian Ried which is rich in aquatic flora and fauna. Arrival in Colmar the capital of the wine of Alsace and the town of art by the cycle track of the channel of Colmar.

Don't miss a visit to the Issenheim Altar, a masterpiece of the Rhine Renaissance. The Unterlinden Museum houses many other treasures besides the altar. Continue along the wine route and you will reach Guebwiller, a wine village at the foot of the Grand Ballon.

You continue cycling along the Wine Route, a mythical route with exceptional landscapes and wine towns enlivened by passionate winemakers. At the foot of the Vosges, the charming villages of the Alsatian Grands Crus follow: Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr.

Along the Wine Route you will discover the villages of Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Andlau and its abbey, Barr and Obernai. A stop at the Romanesque abbey of Andlau is recommended.

Country roads and cycle tracks will take you to 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. Reuniting with the European capital, its art of living and gastronomy will round off your stay in style.

Route information

You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without
much traffic. Days 5 and 6 are a little bit hilly.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: ​​​​​​​Vineyards and Villages of Alsace

Place of arrival: Strasbourg
  Season 1
30.03.2024 - 12.04.2024

Daily
Season 2
13.04.2024 - 01.05.2024
28.09.2024 - 05.10.2024

Daily
Season 3
01.06.2024 - 27.09.2024

Daily
Vineyards and Villages of Alsace, Cat. A, FR-ELRWD-07A
Base price
959.00
1,029.00
1,099.00
Single room surcharge 399.00 399.00 399.00
Vineyards and Villages of Alsace, Cat. B, FR-ELRWD-07B
Base price
879.00
949.00
999.00
Single room surcharge 299.00 299.00 299.00

Hotel information:

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels (French classification)

Category B: 3*** hotels (French classification)

Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Daily
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 1, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Daily
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Daily
Vineyards and Villages of Alsace, Cat. A, FR-ELRWD-07A
Base price
Single room surcharge
Vineyards and Villages of Alsace, Cat. B, FR-ELRWD-07B
Base price
Single room surcharge
959.00
399.00
879.00
299.00
1,029.00
399.00
949.00
299.00
1,099.00
399.00
999.00
299.00

Hotel information:

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels (French classification)

Category B: 3*** hotels (French classification)

Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 1, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Strasbourg
Extra night p.p / BB Cat. A
Surcharge single room
Strasbourg
Double room p.p. Cat. B
Surcharge single room
89.00
40.00
79.00
40.00
89.00
40.00
79.00
40.00
89.00
40.00
79.00
40.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Strasbourg
  Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024

Daily
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 1, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

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

Daily
Strasbourg
Extra night p.p / BB Cat. A 89.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 40.00 40.00 40.00
Strasbourg
Double room p.p. Cat. B 79.00 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 40.00 40.00 40.00
Price
21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
7-Speed Unisex Bike
Unisex E-Bike
89.00
89.00
99.00
229.00
Prices per person in GBP

Included services and travel information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English, French - except Sundays and public holidays)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Best elaborated Route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train station of Strasbourg.
  • Airport Strasbourg, Basel/Mulhouse or Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden
  • Public parking, costs approx. EUR 60 / week, no reservation possible

Things to note:

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