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The fertile Markgräflerland near Freiburg from above

Alsace wine road

Through vineyards and villages

7 Days / 6 Nights
Medium
The fertile Markgräflerland near Freiburg from above

The Alsace region beckons with picturesque vineyards and charming villages, boasting a well-maintained network of cycling paths stretching approximately 2,500 kilometers throughout the area. The undulating hills present stunning vistas, while the charming wine-producing villages like Riquewihr and Eguisheim captivate with their timber-framed houses and lush gardens. During the seven-day journey along the Wine Route, you'll immerse yourself in the diverse Franco-German culture, savor local delicacies, and, naturally, indulge in fine wines.

From Strasbourg, your cycling tour begins along the Rhine-Rhone Canal to Sélestat. En route to Colmar, you'll pass by Ebersmünster Abbey and the peaceful town of Marckolsheim.

Over the next few days, you'll encounter several delightful wine villages: Guebwiller, Turckheim, Kaysersberg, and Riquewihr. In this region, the next wine tavern or winery is never far away, ensuring plenty of opportunities for refreshments. Your itinerary also includes the medieval town of Obernai with its numerous timber-framed houses, before cycling back to Strasbourg.

  • The enchanting cityscape of Strasbourg: The capital of Alsace captivates with its distinctive fusion of French and German culture. Discover the majestic Strasbourg Cathedral, wander through the delightful La Petite France district, and indulge in the renowned Alsatian cuisine at quaint restaurants along the canals.
  • Picturesque wine villages with quaint wine taverns: The treasures along your journey, like Riquewihr and Turckheim, will captivate you with their half-timbered houses, charming alleyways, and unique ambiance. Immerse yourself in the vibrant wine culture with a tasting and uncover local specialties in cozy wine taverns.
  • History, art and culture in Colmar: The charming town is known for its well-preserved timber-framed houses from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, which are painted in various pastel shades. The flower-filled alleyways give the town a romantic and inviting charm. The location on the banks of the River Lauch and the numerous bridges are almost kitschy.

In Alsace, you often have the option to choose between a shorter or a longer route. The stages, ranging from 25 to 65 kilometers, are not excessively challenging, yet the cycle paths are meticulously maintained. While the vineyards may present some climbs, the breathtaking views make it all worthwhile. With our team handling your luggage transport, you can focus solely on riding and relishing the magnificent panoramas.

Cycling tours in Alsace provide the perfect introduction to the French way of life, especially when you recharge with tarte flambée and wine after the stages. Picturesque towns alternate with idyllic landscapes, and the next wine village is never far away.

Itinerary at a glance

Explore the Alsace region actively while cycling, enjoying the specialties of the region, and staying in selected hotels. In Strasbourg, the old town is enchanting, and near Guebwiller, you'll pass by the impressive Murbach Abbey.

Day
01
Arrival in Strasbourg

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.

Other variations of this tour

Route Information

Medium

You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. In the vineyards slightly hilly route.

Prices & Dates

 

Category A: 3***- and 4****-Hotels (French classification)

Category B: 3***-Hotels (French classification)

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 7/8-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Rental bike partner e-bike
E-bike 5 to 9-speed
with coaster brake

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data 
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train station of Strasbourg
  • Airport Strasbourg, Basel/Mulhouse or Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden
  • Public parking, costs approx. EUR 50 per week, no reservation possible, to be paid for at the time

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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