• Travelcode: 121

    Pearls of the Alsace Wine route

    Strasbourg to Basel

    • Like the pearls, typical villages follow each other along the 170 km of the Alsace Wine Route.

      In many of them the time seems to be to stop since the Middle Ages. Obviously here everything is about wine, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot noir, Gewürztraminer and Silvaner. But also around culinary delights like Munster cheese, Choucroute, Baeckeoffe, Kougelhopf and Frammekueche.

      The exit point of this romantic trip is the cultural capital of Switzerland: Basel. Is it Obernai, Andlau, Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, the wine capital city of Colmar or Eguisheim that delighted you?

      Tour profile / level 2

      You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic.

      Day 1: Strasbourg

      The European city of Strasbourg is waiting for you with its medieval city center surrounded with picturesque channels, between the historic tanner district and the modern European parliament.

      Day 2: Strasbourg – Obernai, approx. 37 km

      The Canal de la Bruche once served to transport wine from the wine-growing areas to the capital. Today the cycle path runs along this canal from Strasbourg to Molsheim on the wine route. It continues past the 12 th century Romanesque churchat Rosheim to Obernai.

      Day 3: Obernai – region Riquewihr, approx. 50 km

      The cycle path runs through the famous vineyards and their wine-growing villages, which are among the most beautiful in Alsace: Mittelbergheim, Andlau, Itterswiller, Dambach-la-Ville, Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr.

      Day 4: Region Riquewihr – Colmar, approx. 39 km

      Today there are more vines and beautiful wine-growing villages. Turckheim and Eguisheim, two villages where time stands still. You reach Colmar in the early afternoon.

      Day 5: day of rest in Colmar or Colmar - Guebwiller/Mulhouse, approx. 50-76 km + train ride back

      Either you stay in Colmar and you enjoy the day or you can do a cycle roundtrip which leads you to Guebwiller or Mulhouse from where you can take back a train to Colmar.

      Day 6: Colmar – region Mulhouse, approx. 66 km

      From Colmar you go south to Mulhouse, along a cycle path through sleepy villages and forests. After visiting Neuf-Brisach, you reach Ottmarsheim. There you can admire the unique Romanesque church from the 12 th century (before taking the canal cycle path into the heart of the town).

      Day 7: region Mulhouse – region Basel, approx. 53 km

      The cycle path Eurovélo 6 takes you along the Rhone-Rhine Canal to Illfurth. Then you cycle through little villages in the region of Sundgau to Basel.

      Day 8: region Basel

      Departure or extension of your stay at Basel.
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Strasbourg (SXB), approx. 20 km, Basel/Mulhouse (MLH), approx. 120 km

      The Entzheim station is situated on the opposite side of the car park, outside the airport. From here there is a direct TER rail connecti on to Strasbourg station (7 mins.), cost approx. 4€. The taxi journey takes 20-30 mins depending on traffic. Cost approx. € 30 to Strasbourg.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: in the surroundings of the hotel, approx. 60 €/week. Before you park the car, go to your hotel first to put the luggage down. The reception at your hotel will give you the way to the next car-park. We advise you the parking Wodli (reservation is not possible or necessary).


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Strasbourg, hotels in walking distance.

      Hôtel du Dragon: Tram from TGV railway station in Straßburg: Take line A in the direction “Place de l’étoile”, “Illkirch-Lixenbuhl” or “Neudorf”. Get off at the 4th stop (Porte de l’hôpital). From this stop, Hotel Dragon is only 5 minutes walking distance. The total travel time is 15 minutes. Tram pass:
      approx. 2 €. Taxi: 7 – 10 minutes travel time from the railway station to Hotel du Dragon, approx.15 – 20 €

      Le Grand hôtel: The hotel is on the opposite side of the railway station between the streets “rue Maire Kuss” and “rue Kuhn”.

      Current train  connections and prices you will find under: www.radreisen.at/france-train

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services:
      • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities, breakfast
      • daily luggage transportation
      • information meeting (except Sundays & public holidays)
      • maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S1 06.04. - 26.04.19 daily
      S2 27.04. - 24.05.19 daily
      S3 25.05. - 09.06.19 daily
      S3 17.06. - 30.08.19 daily
      S2 31.08. - 27.09.19 daily
      S1 28.09. - 05.10.19 daily

      Extras

      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults  
      0-5,99 years -100%
      6-11,99 years -50%
      12-14,99 years -25%
      15-99 years -10%
         
      Bicycle & equipment  
      7-/21-speed-bike 75
      E-bike 180
         
      Additional night  
      Strasbourg 3* (dbl/sgl) 65/105
      Basel 3* (dbl/sgl) on request

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • These are comfortable hotels of national 3* or 4* category. We have reserved comfortable rooms with bath or shower/WC. Our hotels are a mixture of the charming and the modern, and in selecting them we placed particular emphasis on high quality cuisine. Most of the hotels are situated in the town centre.


      Strasborg

      Hotel example: Hotel Dragon*** oder Grand Hotel***

      Obernai/surroundings

      Hotel example: Le Colombier****

      Riquewihr/surroundings

      Hotel example: Kle***

      Colmar

      Hotel example: Le Bristol****

      Mulhouse/surroundings

      Hotel example: La Bourse***

      Basel/surroundings

      Hotel example: Ibis***


      Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake
      • 21-speed-bike with hand brakes

      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

    • 4,4 06.07.2019 | Patricia W. Pearls of the Alsace Wine route

      Level 2 means lots of hills!

      Web site does not describe the route properly. It is too late to get the day to day road book on arrival. This was graded as level two but there was no description on the website of the many hills one had to conquer! The descriptions on the website are ...
      • Overall satisfaction 4
      • Booking handling 4
      • Travel documents 3
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 3
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
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      4,9 22.09.2018 | A. David L. Pearls of the Alsace Wine route

      Good mix of terrain and sights

      Interesting contrasts riding through the vineyards, sleepy old villages, farm fields, waterways. I would recommend this route to cyclists in reasonably good condition. A couple of the hills through the wineries were a bit more than I expected in the above ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,3 22.09.2018 | Barbara T. Pearls of the Alsace Wine route
      It was a terrific tour; great route, beautiful scenery and fantastic towns to visit. We were all thrilled that the hotels were all in the central altstadts. Thomas was very responsive to our needs. My only suggestion for improvement is that at the ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 3
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,3 17.09.2018 | Barbara T. Pearls of the Alsace Wine route

      Alsace enjoyment

      Orientation: The hotel had an appropriate room to hold us which was not utilized by Tomas. A picture of the orange arrows which marked the route would have been helpful. Advance notification of the availability of free GPS devices should have been told ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      4,6 17.09.2016 | Andrew S. Pearls of the Alsace Wine route

      Pearls of Alsace

      The first 3 days were difficult as there did not appear to be correct instructions and there were not enough orange arrows and so we finished up lost and riding extra kilometres and hills which for geriatric riders like us was taxing.
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 4
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more

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