Alsace Wine Route

Located in the East of France, Alsace is nestled between the border of Germany and the Vosges mountains.
From Strasbourg to Colmar passing through the famous Alsatian Wine Route (Route du vin), this cycling trip will take you to the heart of Alsace. Cycling up the Mont Sainte Odile and through vineyards. You will visit the medieval town of Riquewirh, one of the 'Most Beautiful Villages in France’ also famous for its great wine. The trip ends in Colmar with its very well preserved historical city center and its German Gothic architecture and early Renaissance style.

Alsace produces some of the best wines in France, such as Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. The region also offers gourmet cuisine and has more Michelin star restaurants than any other region, so make sure you sample the delicious local dishes as well as the wine!

Price from : 1350 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Alsace
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Hobby or Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

Arrive 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 centreville. Orientation and bike set up with our local representative at your hotel. Old Strasbourg is typically cobbled walking streets, half timbered houses with carved stone porches and courtyards.

Day 2 :  

Ride the wine route of Alsace to Obernai

Distance 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 305 Meters 

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.

Day 3 :  

Loop ride to the Mont Sainte Odile

Distance 1 : 21 Miles - 34 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 710 Meters 

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.

Day 4 :  

Ride to Riquewihr

Distance 1 : 30 Miles - 49 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 669 Meters 

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'. Stay in a nice hotel in the old town.

Day 5 :  

Riquewihr to Colmar

Option 1 : 13 Miles - 21 Km  Option 2 : 24 Miles - 38 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 196 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 599 Meters 

Ride from Riquewihr to Colmar, passing by Turckheim. Turckheim is a former fortified town. You can still see the remparts, which are exceptionnally 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. You spend the night in a charming hotel in the center of the city. Challenging option to ride to the area of the 5 chateaux.

Day 6 :  

Loop ride or visit Colmar

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 41 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 342 Meters 

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.

Day 7 :  

Leave Alsace

You have easy rail access from Colmar to Strasbourg, from where you can catch a train back to Paris or Frankfurt.

Average / Day : Distance : 38.00 Km / 23.50 Miles - Elevation gain : 470.17 Meters

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Day : 1

Close to the station, right in the centre of town and a stone's throw away from the main tourist attractions, the Hannong Hotel combines all the attributes for completely unique stay in Strasbourg. You can take advantage of the hotel as you so please, so that you can discover the charms of Strasbourg and benifit from its many talents: food, art, culture, architechture... and many more!


Day : 2, 3

The stylishly renovated buildings of the hotel provide for a cozy atmosphere. Original wooden-beamed ceilings, the painstakingly refurbished half-timbering, and the artistic witnesses of centuries past create a link between the guest and the culture and history of Alsace, its cuisine and hospitality. Hotel la Cour d'Alsace is located in the meticulously restored Medieval old town of Obernai in Alsace. This former manor house and wine cellar of the distinguished Baron De Gail family gave rise to a hotel whose refined courtly character conveys an atmosphere of intimacy to its guests.


Day : 4

Located along the historic wine route, the Hotel Le Schoenenbourg combines tradition, comfort and modernity. It is open all year long to provide you with a quiet stay in Alsace. You'll be in the best place to enjoy the Alsatian gastronomy and wines. To relax, the hotel provides an outdoor swimming pool (from May to October), a sauna, a solarium and a fitness room. The hotel staff are always ready to make your stay the most delightful day, week end or week in this beautiful country.


Day : 5, 6

Welcome to the Hotel Saint-Martin, a truly patrician residence standing in the heart of Colmars historic centre, with its Louis XVI facade, turret, Renaissance staircase and charming inner courtyard.
The locations charm and character is echoed in its decor, from reception to rooms, providing a truly restful and calm atmosphere.
The Hotel Saint-Martins privileged location in the very centre of Colmar, in the middle of Alsace, gives you a wide choice of cultural and gastronomic excursions.


Day : 1

Situated on the riverside in the picturesque Petite France part of the Old Town, this highly contemporary hotel complex is housed in buildings going back three centuries. A quiet hotel room overlooking the river in the heart of Strasbourg is the rare privilege reserved to the guests of the Regent Petite France Hotel Strasbourg *****, the most exclusive four-star hotel in the city.


Day : 2, 3

The stylishly renovated buildings of the hotel provide for a cozy atmosphere. Original wooden-beamed ceilings, the painstakingly refurbished half-timbering, and the artistic witnesses of centuries past create a link between the guest and the culture and history of Alsace, its cuisine and hospitality. Hotel la Cour d'Alsace is located in the meticulously restored Medieval old town of Obernai in Alsace. This former manor house and wine cellar of the distinguished Baron De Gail family gave rise to a hotel whose refined courtly character conveys an atmosphere of intimacy to its guests.


Day : 4

Located along the historic wine route, the Hotel Le Schoenenbourg combines tradition, comfort and modernity. It is open all year long to provide you with a quiet stay in Alsace. You'll be in the best place to enjoy the Alsatian gastronomy and wines. To relax, the hotel provides an outdoor swimming pool (from May to October), a sauna, a solarium and a fitness room. The hotel staff are always ready to make your stay the most delightful day, week end or week in this beautiful country.


Day : 5, 6

Located in the heart of Colmar, La Maison des Têtes offers 21 charming rooms that will seduce you and make you a pleasant stay. Carmen and Marc Rohfritsch, have also made a step gourmet local atmosphere. An internal courtyard, lovely quiet, shaded by a vine will give you a moment of relaxation. Our private parking you kindly provided.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


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, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all tours Since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • 1 Dinner included
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • 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 roadbook.

information

Arrival city is Strasbourg; TGV from Paris Est station is frequent and fast at 2 hours 20 min. Departure from Colmar to Paris Gare de l'Est 2H50min. Flights to Strasbourg from Paris 1H 10min. International flights to Frankfurt possible.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 1350 € 390 € 2090 €
Upgraded 1690 € 680 € 2670 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Hybrid Bike Rental Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 135 €
    Performance 205 €
    Premium 275 €
Electric Assisted Bike 135 €


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