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The Middle Bridge in Basel

Between Black Forest and Vosges

Rhine & wine in the Border Triangle

8 Days / 7 Nights
The Middle Bridge in Basel

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.

Itinerary at a glance

You start your tour through the Rhine Valley in the beautiful city of Freiburg, sample wines in Colmar, and visit the world's largest automobile collection in Mulhouse. Art and culture await you in Basel, while thermal springs can be found in Bad Krozingen.

Arrival in Freiburg

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.

Departure or extension

Route information


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 & Dates

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

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


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

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

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!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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