Itinerary at a glance
Idyllic scenes await you in the vineyards and Rhine meadows. Equally beautiful are the cities like Strasbourg, as well as wine villages like Turckheim and Guebwiller. Tarte flambée and wine – in Alsace, you will be treated to excellent cuisine
You leave Strasbourg on the cycle path along the Rhone-Rhine Canal, and reach Osthouse and Selestat respectively, both rich in remarkable architectural heritage.
After visiting the beautiful baroque abbey of Ebersmunster, you will pass through the traditional villages of the Ried. This area, bordered by the Ill and the Rhine, is criss-crossed by several waterways where a rich flora and fauna thrive. After following the canal, you reach Colmar, a city of art with an exceptionally well-preserved historic centre.
The cycle route takes you from Colmar to Neuf-Brisach, the Vauban stronghold, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You continue south to reach the village of Ottmarsheim with its beautiful 12th century Romanesque church. Through the Hardt forest and along the Rhone-Rhine canal, you reach Mulhouse, a city that dynamically combines tradition and modernity. This industrial and technical city awaits you with its famous automobile museum.
The route leads to Guebwiller, a wine village at the foot of the Grand Ballon. You will first drive to Ungersheim to visit the "Ecomusée d'Alsace", a real open-air museum organised like an early 20th century Alsatian village. The Murbach Monastery, which was one of the richest and most influential in the Holy Roman Empire, could be your favourite of the day.
You will travel along the Wine Route, a mythical route with exceptional landscapes and wine towns enlivened by passionate winemakers. At the foot of the Vosges Mountains are the incredibly charming villages that have established the reputation of Alsace's Grands Crus: Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr. They are among the most beautiful and well-known villages on the Wine Route.
Still along the wine route, you will discover the villages of Hunawihr, Ribeauville, Bergheim, Andlau and its Romanesque abbey before arriving in Obernai or Barr. Each of these villages offers many opportunities for visits dedicated to biodiversity, culture and local folk arts and traditions.
In Rosheim, the Alsatian Romanesque experience reaches a climax with the 12th century church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Then you follow the Canal de la Bruche to Strasbourg. Departure.
Other variations of this tour
You cycle mostly on bike paths, tarred agricultural roads and sometimes on side streets with less traffic. The stages in the vineyards are a little bit hilly.
Prices and dates
Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels (French classification)
Category B: 3*** hotels (French classification)
Services & Information
Further details about this tour
- Accommodation in your selected category
- Luggage transfer
- Best developed route
- Detailed travel information 1x per room (German, English, French)
- Own signposting
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Strasbourg train station
- Strasbourg, Basel/Mulhouse or Karlsruhe/Baden- Baden airport
- 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.