Follow the romantic 'Route des Vins' between the beautiful cities of Strasbourg and Colmar. Relaxed biking crossing the hilly Alsatian wine country by quiet country roads. Taste the delicious, local Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. Enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the Rhine Valley and the Black Forest. Stop in a cozy village full of half-timbered houses, nice shops and terrace
Clamped between the Vosges and the Rhine Valley lie the Alsace vineyards, home of the Riesling, Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer. Grapes thrive best in a sunny climate in this the shadow of the Vosges.
After check-in, visit the beautiful historic city center. This city is not only very beautiful, but also has a very interesting history being a frontier town. Stroll through the narrow paved cobbled streets and look at the beautiful half-timbered houses with painted, stone gates and intimate courtyards.
You’ll leave the inner city of Strasbourg in a pleasant way via a well-indicated cycle path. The drive to the south-western town of Obernai leads you through charming villages, along beautiful castles and winding vineyards to the beginning of the 'Route des Vins'. Enjoy delicious Alsatian cuisine in one of the many restaurants in charming Obernai.
Challenge: 37km, 228m ascent, 179m descent
You are on your way to Riquewihr, a medieval town, located in the heart of the Alsatian wine region. This wonderful wine village is counted as 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' (or 'the most beautiful villages of France'). The combination of her beautiful architecture and world-famous wines gave Riquewihr the nickname 'The Pearl of Alsace'.
Challenge: 49km, 792m ascent, 658m descent
Visit beautiful Turckheim, a walled and fortified town. In any event, take a walk along the many halftimbered houses, which are typical of Alsace. Bike along scenic wine villages like Kaysersberg and end your ride in Colmar. You can make this cycling day more challenging by making an extra loop through the area with the five castles.
Challenge: 35km, 314m ascent, 410m descent
End of your trip after breakfast. We advise you to extend your stay in order to take the time to visit the beautiful city of Colmar.
All accommodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services.
We choose comfortable 2*/3* hotels or B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom and every morning breakfast are included.
For this trip you can choose between Comfort and Comfort +. The accommodations for a Comfort+ trip, will be in 3*/4 * hotels wherever possible (supplement applied).
4 Nights included
2/3 Star Hotels or 3/4 Star Hotels (supplement applied)
Tourist tax included
Breakfast included, Halfboard optional on request
Maps and tourist information on all the places of interest
24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline
Luggage transport to your next hotels
Parking possibilities in Strasbourg (preferable to book in advance)
GPS tracks are available on request
Strasbourg airport is the closest airport. Within Europe there are many flights into Strasbourg, including Ryanair, Germania and Hop. You can also take an inter-continental flight through KLM, Iberia, Air France and others. From the airport a shuttle train (4x per hour) takes you to Strasbourg center (approx. 9 min).
On the end of your trip you can take the local train (TER) from Colmar to Strasbourg (approx. 35 min), where you can get to Paris. For time tables and further information look at the website of the TER-SNCF
From Paris to Strasbourg (approx. 4h45 - 495 km/310 mi). Acces to driving routes see the website ViaMichelin.