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Between Black Forest and Vosges

Rhine & Wine in the border triangle.

Three countries, three cultures and a wonderfull mild climate awaits you in the Rhine valley between the Alps, Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains.

The picturesque city of Freiburg is the starting point for our tour. At the Rhine knee you can enjoy one of the most beautiful and well preserved mediaeval old towns in Europe. The Rhine passes through beautiful natural landscapes, the impressive mountain ranges of the Black Forest, always firmly in view of the Baden wine route and Freiburg with its picturesque old town. On the other side of the Rhine, Colmar is waiting, the capital of Alsace wines. At the foot of the Vosges Mountains, you cycle along the French wine route, through dreamy villages with many Alsatian timber-frame houses and almost perfectly preserved mediaeval town centres. The area around the colourful town Hall in Mulhouse is dominated by the architectural diversity from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Gründerzeit and modern times. At the „Rhine-knee“ you will enjoy one of the most beautiful and best kept medieval old towns of Europe: Basel.

Medium
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

The Breisach Cathedral towers imposingly over the bank of the Rhine. You cross the Rhine here to
Neuf-Brisach in Alsace, a 17th century, octagonal fortified town. The day ends wonderfully in beautiful Colmar, one of the most delightful cities on the French wine route.

From Colmar we follow the French wine route. The dreamy wine-growing villages, with many Alsatian timber-frame houses, and magnificent mediaeval town centres in the midst of extensive vineyards are areas for unwinding, enjoyment and simply relaxing. One of the highlights will be the Murbach Monastery, which was one of the richest and most influential in the Holy Roman Empire.

From Guebwiller you’re cycling to Ungersheim and passing Ecomusée d’Alsace, which represents an Alsatian village from the early 20th century. From here the cycle path leads directly to Mulhouse and its varied old town.  The largest automobile collection in the world and the Rail & Electricity Museum will inspire everyone, not just technology fans!

The cycle Path brings you along the Rhône along the cycling route "EuroVelo 6" to Illfurth and through the tranquil Sundgau. This region in the extreme south of Alsace is characterized by its beautiful half-timbered farmhouses, the many ponds and shimmering landscapes. Finally, you will reach the Swiss city of Basel, which shines with its strong artistic identity and high-quality cultural offerings.

When you leave Basel, follow the bike paths to the north, parallel to the Rhine. You will reach Müllheim, where you can visit the Markgräfler Museum and the church of St. Martin with its 14th century frescoes. From Müllheim, Badenweiler is very easy to reach: its castle and Roman thermal remains are worth a detour.

After the visit to the Villa Urbana and the Malteserschloss in Heitersheim, we head into the Breisgau. In the treasure chest of Bad Krozingen, the mineral and thermal springs await you, before the day fades away in Freiburg, the gateway to the Black Forest.

Tour character

Flat routes along the Rhine, a little bit hilly during the French wine street. You cycle mostly on bike paths and sometimes on side streets with less traffic. Two stages a little bit hilly.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Freibourg
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023

Arrival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
15.04.2023 - 02.06.2023
30.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

Arrival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
03.06.2023 - 29.09.2023

Arrival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Between Black Forest and Vosges, 8 days, FR-ELRFF-08X
Base price
999.00
1,059.00
1,119.00
Surcharge single room 429.00 429.00 429.00

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

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
Arrival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Apr 15, 2023 - Jun 2, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Arrival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 3, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
Arrival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Between Black Forest and Vosges, 8 days, FR-ELRFF-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
999.00
429.00
1,059.00
429.00
1,119.00
429.00

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

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
Season 2
Apr 15, 2023 - Jun 2, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Season 3
Jun 3, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
Freibourg
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
95.00
60.00
95.00
60.00
95.00
60.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Freibourg
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023

Arrival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Apr 15, 2023 - Jun 2, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023

Arrival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 3, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023

Arrival: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Freibourg
Double room p. P. 95.00 95.00 95.00
Surcharge single room 60.00 60.00 60.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
Electric bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
239.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accomondation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Best developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train station Freiburg
  • Basel/Mulhouse airport
  • Roofed and guarded parking lots at the hotel for approx. EUR 10/day, 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!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Julia Bann
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Julia Bann, Team lead Eurobike
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Ratings

4.2 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Michael Steiner DE | 25.09.2018
Sehr schöne Tour durchs Elsass mit tollen Unterkünften
4 stars
Christa J. DE | 19.08.2018
Sehr schöne Tour zum Kennenlernen des Elsass
Sehr gute Reiseunterlagen. Auch ohne GPS kann man mit den Karten und der Beschreibung die Wege sehr gut finden. Guebwiller ist keine sehenswerte Stadt. In Mulhouse ist das Schlumpfmuseum (Automuseum) zu empfehlen. Auf der Tour kommt man am Parc le Petit Prince vorbei. Für Kinder ein muss. Im Gesamtergebnis hat es uns sehr gut gefallen.
Joscha Koob
Joscha Koob answered:
Vielen Dank für dieses wunderbare Feedback!
4 stars
Wilfried Bätz DE | 12.06.2018
Immer wieder
In den Weinbergen und Dörfern und natürlich in Colmar
4 stars
Tobias J. CH | 29.08.2017
Schöne und gemütliche Tour
Flache aber abwechslungsreiche Strecke durch ländliches Gebiet, Weinberge und malerische Dörfer (z.B. Eguisheim). Mein elfjähriger Sohn ist auch gut mitgekommen und hatte Spass. Das Personal in allen Hotels war sehr freundlich und der Gepäcktransport hat wunderbar geklappt. Die Strecke war auf der deutschen Seite etwas besser beschrieben/ausgeschildert als in Frankreich.

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