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7-Day Alsace Wine Route Cycling Tour

7-Day Alsace Wine Route Cycling Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,904 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Alsace
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    190 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    FTALS6WR
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,904 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Alsace
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    190 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    FTALS6WR
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealMeal Daily breakfastInclusionInclusion Hybrid bike rental included InclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

Discover the picturesque region of Alsace as you cycle from Strasbourg to Colmar. Visit the famed vineyards of Alsace and some of the most beautiful villages of France.

Itinerary

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. Superior 4 star hotel and dinner on your own.

Day 2: Strasbourg to Obernai (28 miles or 45 km)
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. Lodging in charming 4 star hotel with dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Obernai Loop Tour (21 miles or 34 km)
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. Return to same hotel with dinner on your own. Some hills. Breakfast included. 

Day 4: Riquewihr (30 miles or 49 km)
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'. Nice 3 star hotel in the old town, dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Riquewihr - Colmar (Option 1: 13 miles or 21 km or Option 2: 24 miles or 38 km)
Ride from Riquewihr to Colmar, passing by Turckheim. Turckheim is a former fortified town. You can still see the remparts, which are exceptionally 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 3* hotel in the center of the city. Challenging option to ride to the area of the 5 chateaux. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Optional ride or visit Colmar (25 miles or 41 km)
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. Same hotel, dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Departure Day
You have easy rail access from Colmar to Strasbourg, from where you can catch a train back to Paris or Frankfurt. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Detailed roadbook including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cute sheets
  • 1 GPS Garmin Oregon for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emmergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • 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.

Important Notes

Bikes available:

  • Hybrid and electric bike - Includes 2 bags (1 rear panier + 1 front pannier), helmet, lock, pump, 2 spare tubes, toolkit, tire levers, patch kit, 1 water bottle, Odometer, flat pedals
  • Road bike and mountain bike - toolkit, tire levers, patch kit, 2 spare tubes, helmet, Odometer, lock, flat pedals

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