Departure from Strasbourg
All year round
One of the smaller regions of France, although also densely populated, Alsace offers an amazing experience for tourists seeking a combination of ancient European culture, breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities second to none. Known worldwide for its picturesque villages which boast ancient churches and castles rich with history, Alsace is also famous for its populous vineyards and breweries. Visitors to this region come to relax and unwind, enjoy some local food and spirits and experience some of the most beautiful settings in all of France. One of the most popular activities of locals and tourists in Alsace is cycling.
Day 1: Strasbourg
Arrival in Strasbourg. This city has easy rail access from Paris with the newly opened TGV line. Rail access from Frankfurt is also possible.Transfer to your Strasbourg hotel on your own and any free time is yours to explore this fantastic city. Old Strasbourg is typically cobbled walking streets, half timbered houses with carved stone porches and courtyards.
Orientation & bike set-up at your hotel : our local guide (French native & English speaking) will meet you at your hotel in the evening of your arrival day (or morning after according to the time we will plan with you). He will bring your bicycles, road-books, GPS and touristic information. An expert of the region, you can ask him all the questions you have about your trip. Then he will adjust your bike so you feel comfortable riding.
Night at your hotel in Strasbourg.
Day 2: STRASBOURG / MUTZIG / ROSHEIM / OBERNAI
Start your tour by riding out of Strasbourg on a well marked bicycle path which makes getting out of this city easy. You ride south to Obernai through charming small villages and the start of the wine route. Discover some of the many castles and vineyards in the surroundings. Night at your hotel in Obernai
Distance : 45 Km (28 mi).
Elevation : 305 m.
Day 3: OBERNAI / OTTROT / MONT SAINT ODILE / BARR / OBERNAI
Today is a loop tour in the countryside around Obernai including Ottrot and the Mont St Odile. To visit : Mont Saint Odile monastery; during the Merovingian periods, Saint Odile, daughter of the Duke Adalric, founded a monastery here, which flourished. In the Middle Ages, the monastery was destroyed, then rebuilt by Herrade of Landsberg.
Night at your hotel in Obernai
Distance : 34 Km (21 mi).
Elevation : 710 m.
Day 4: OBERNAI / DAMBACH /SAINT HIPPOLYTE / RIBEAUVILLE / RIQUEWIHR
Today you will cycle to Riquewihr, a medieval town right in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards, classified among the 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'. For centuries this magnificent town has managed to combine the quality of its architecture with the quality of its world-famous wines, from where it gets its nickname 'The Gem of the Alsace Vineyards'.
Night at your hotel in Riquewihr.
Distance : 49.5 Km (31 mi).
Elevation : 669 m.
Day 5: RIQUEWIHR / KIENTZHEIM / KAYSERSBERG / TURCKHEIM / COLMAR
Ride from Riquewihr to Colmar, passing by Turckheim. The village is a former fortified town. You can still see the ramparts, which are exceptionally well preserved. The village also has several half-timbered houses , typical of the region. A nice ride through flowered villages like Kaysersberg including at the end, Colmar. Challenging option to ride to the area of the 5 chateaux.
Night at your hotel in Colmar
Distances : 21 or 38 Km (13 or 23 mi).
Elevation : 196 or 599 m.
Day 6: COLMAR / EGUISHEIM / COLMAR
Ride a loop tour into the countryside to little charming village of Eguisheim and part of the Alsace wine route. Back to Colmar, this is home town of sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi (best known for the Statue of Liberty). The well-preserved old city center houses several, sometimes large-scale buildings in German Gothic and early Renaissance style, as well as a number of old churches, among which the collegiale Saint-Martin (13th-16th Century) is the largest and most noteworthy.
Night at your hotel in Colmar.
Distance : 41 Km (25 mi).
Elevation : 342 m.
Day 7: COLMAR
Departure from Colmar : You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure. You have easy rail access from Colmar to Strasbourg, from where you can catch a train back to Paris or Frankfurt.
GPS -GARMIN Oregon 600T or 450T From day 1 to day 7
During your orientation we provide you 1 GPS for 3 people. The model is a Garmin 600t (or equivalent); The routes described in your road book are pre-programmed in the GPS. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy !
Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristical information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions (step by step)
YOUR BIKE - Hybrid SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 (or equivalent) From day 1 to day 7
The SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty "trekking" geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 27 speed transmission and integrated front and rear lights, this bike is begging to go on an adventure. Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
Included with your bike rental:
• Rear pannier containing: Helmet / Lock / pump / 2 spare tubes
• Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
• 1 water bottle
• Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request
Inclusions / Exclusions
1. 1 night accommodation in 5* Hotel in Strasbourg
2. 2 night accommodation in 4* Hotel in Obernai
3. 1 night accommodation in 3* Hotel in Riquewihr
4. 2 night accommodation in 5* Hotel in Colmar
5. Daily breakfast at each hotel
6. Dinner(s) included when listed in itinerary
7. All transfers of luggage between your hotels
8. Orientation as mentioned above
9. High quality Hybrid bike rental (E-bike and Road bikes are available in addition to the tour price)
10. Detailed ROAD BOOK, including detailed maps, touristic information and detailed cue sheet (turn list)
11. 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON 600 or 450T (or equivalent) for 3 people
12. Comprehensive trip literature
13. Technical and emergency support available at all times by phone
1. Airfare and local transfers to and from the trip
2. Lodging before and after the trip
4. Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your road book.
Tour begins in Strasbourg
Pick up information
Daily departure from your hotel
Tour ends in Colmar
This cycling tour is adapted to riders with some cycling experience. Itinerary includes rolling countryside and possible short climbs.
Hotel list on request.
- Prices are per person for 2 to 4 persons double room sharing
- Single supplement: 490€
- Currency is in Euro
Possible languages: English