Speak to a France Specialist (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm) 1300 858 304

7-Day Alsace Walking Tour

7-Day Alsace Walking Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,714 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • France Region
    Alsace
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    60 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2813
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,714 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • France Region
    Alsace
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    60 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2813
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    ActivityActivity 1 wine tasting sessionAccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast and 2 dinnersInclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

Explore the rolling green hills and forested trails on this enthralling, 7-day walking tour from Obernai to Colmar. Discover the beautiful towns and villages of Alsace past the charming vineyards.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Obernai
Arrive in Strasbourg and then train to Obernai, south of Strasbourg along the Wine Route. The train ride is about 30 minutes and trains are available throughout the day. To arrive in Strasbourg, there is easy rail access from Paris with the newly opened TGV line; or by air. Rail access from Frankfurt is also possible. Orientation by phone in the evening at the hotel. Overnight in Obernai in a charming 4 star hotel with dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

If you have the time, here are some sites to visit in Strasbourg:

  • Petite France - The popular corner of the Grand le (the Main Island) is where the le river splits up into a number of canals, and cascades through a small area of half-timbered houses.
  • Ponts Couverts - Towers and footbridges situated at the end of Petite France Cathedral, built from 1190 to 1439.
  • Quartier Allemand (German District), the showcase of German neoclassical architecture in Strasbourg.

Day 2, Obernai to Barr (11 mi or 17 km)
Your first hiking day; you start from your hotel and go to the Mont Saint Odile. You will then walk on to Barr covering about 17km with some hills and a forested trail. You can have lunch at the summit of the hills at the Mont St Odile then descend nicely to Barr. You are in tree cover most of the day which doesnt allow for long views, but you come out into the wine country around Barr and can sample some of the excellent local wines when you are back. 16.7 km with climbing; elev gain 696m; estimated 5 hours hiking. Dinner and breakfast included. 

Day 3, Barr to Itterswiller (Option 1: 6 mi or 10 km or Option 2: 9 mi or 14 km)
Two options today, but both take you through vineyard country and on to the Foret d'Andlau and the passing by the wine town of Bernardville before going on to Itterwiller. The short route will take about 3.5 hours, 10.3 km with about 397m elevation gain. Long itinerary is 13.7km, 4.5 hours, 721m elev gain. Before your dinner, we will organize a wine tasting in order to discover the best wines of the area! Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 4, Itterswiller/Haut Koenigsbourg to Ribeauville (7 mi or 11 km)
Your destination today is Ribeauville, but we will start with a taxi transfer at 9am to the Chateau of Haut Koenigsbourg. The castle is nestled at a strategic location on a high hill overlooking the Alsatian plain. From there, you will have a scenic hike back to Ribeauville, through the Forest de Ribeauville on the GR5 path. In the Middle Ages, Ribaeauville was the seat of the Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre - the Lords of Ribeaupierre (hence the town's name of Ribeauvillé). 11.4km, 360m elev gain; approx 4 hours hiking. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 5, Ribeauville to Kayserberg (6 mi or 10 km)
Your destination today is Kaysersberg, a charmingly little village. You will hike in the vineyards in the morning to reach Ricquewihr, the perfect stop for lunch. Ricquewihr is a medieval town located in the heart of the vineyard, which is well known for its picturesque and its outstanding architectural heritage. Hiking in the forest in the afternoon, you will head to another remains of chateau to visit, just before Kaysersberg where you stay overnight and take dinner on your own. Breakfast included. 10km; 3.5 hours and 610m elev gain.

Day 6, Kayseberg to Colmar (10 mi or 16 km)
You will first hike to Turkheim, known for its Gewurztraminer, traditional Alsatian cuisine, and stunning surrounding scenery. Then walk to Colmar, one of the most charming of all the Alsatian villages. Of interest are the various museums: (Unterlinden, Bartholdi, du Jouet), and the old town architecture (Old Customs House, Pfister House, Cathedral, etc.). Walking enthusiasts will enjoy Petite Venise, a typical quarter with very well-preserved old Alsace homes, the yacht harbour and the pedestrianized old town with its many shops. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included. 16km; 4.5 hours and 504m elev gain.

Day 7, Departure Day
Departure after breakfast. Trains to Paris and Strasbourg from Colmar possible. Extra nights in Colmar or Strasbourg possible. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included
  • Orientation by telephone
  • Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times
  • 1 wine tasting (not available on Sunday)

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

  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

Contact a French Travel Specialist

Enquire Now

Meet Your French Travel Specialist...

Contacts

Enquire about this Tour

Call us

Prefer speaking to us over the phone? Our French Specialists would love to help you out!

AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Find out more information from our French Travel Specialist

Call us

Prefer speaking to us over the phone? Our French Specialists would love to help you out!

AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Enquire about this Tour

Find out more information from our French Travel Specialist

Enquire Now

Meet Your French Travel Specialist...

Contacts