• Travelcode: 124

    Alsace - vineyards & villages

    Bon appétit & bon voyage

    • This Route is a cyclists dream and Alsace region has the longest cycling paths in all of France. You will bike through several small towns where time seems to have stood still since the Middle ages.

      The well preserved town walls and gates, the picturesque half-timbered houses, the impressive Roman and Gothic churches testify to an eventful past. Of course, the main focus is on wine; Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, and Silvaner.

      But there is more than wine to enjoy on this bike tour in France: the idyllic landscape is dominated and protected by the mountain range of the Vosges, on whose mountain tops sit castles and ruins. The starting point of this romantic Alsace cycling route is the European city of Strasbourg. In the city center which is surrounded by the canals of the River Ill, you will get an idea of what lies ahead. At the end of the tour, you will have a hard time deciding what has been the highlight: Strasbourg, Guebwiller or Colmar!

      NEW 2019: Cat. A+ - well chosen 3-5* deluxe hotels

      Tour profile / level 2

      In the Alsace you cycle mainly on cycle paths in slightly hilly terrain, sometimes with quite demanding sections. For this reason we offer two different routes for each stage to ensure that also less skilled cyclist can cope with the routes. Each day you can decide which level of difficulty suits you.

      Day 1: Strasbourg

      Individual arrival.

      Day 2: Strasbourg - Sélestat/surroundings, approx. 25 - 55 km

      You will leave Strasbourg along the Rhône-Rhine canal which will lead you along its very pretty cycle track into the heart of the Ried.

      Day 3: Sélestat/surroundings - Colmar, approx. 38 - 68 km

      You will travel through the landscapes and villages of the Alsatian Ried which is rich in aquatic flora and fauna. Arrival in Colmar, the capital of the wine of Alsace and the town of art, by the cycle track of the channel of Colmar.

      Day 4: Colmar - Guebwiller, approx. 33 km

      From Colmar you 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.

      Day 5: Guebwiller - Riquewihr/surroundings, approx. 48 km

      At the foot of the Vosges nestle the winemaking villages responsible for the reputation of the Alsatian Grand Crus: Eguisheim, Turkheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr.

      Day 6: Riquewihr/surroundings - Obernai/surroundings, approx. 49 km

      Along the wine road you will discover the villages of Barr, Andlau and its abbey, Bergheim, Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr.

      Day 7: Obernai/surroundings - Strasbourg, approx. 37 km

      Country roads and cycle tracks will take you from Rosheim and to Avolsheim. From there, along the cycle track on the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg. Individual departure or extension.

    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

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

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


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: parking garage next to the hotel, approx. € 60/week, no reservation possible, payable locally


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Strasbourg, hotels in walking distance

      Régent Petite France & Spa: only 10 min. walking distance, in direction Centre ville - Petite France, cross the bridge "Pont du faison"

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

      Hotel 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 away by walking. 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 €

      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:
      • 6 nights in chosen category, rooms with private facilities, breakfast
      • luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
      • information meeting (except Sundays & public holidays)
      • maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S1 06.04. - 26.04.19 Category A+ daily
      S2 27.04. - 24.05.19 Category A+ daily
      S3 25.05. - 30.08.19 Category A+ daily
      S2 31.08. - 27.09.19 Category A+ daily
      S1 28.09. - 05.10.19 Category A+ daily
      S1 06.04. - 26.04.19 Category A daily
      S2 27.04. - 24.05.19 Category A daily
      S3 25.05. - 30.08.19 Category A daily
      S2 31.08. - 27.09.19 Category A daily
      S1 28.09. - 05.10.19 Category A daily
      S1 06.04. - 26.04.19 Category B daily
      S2 27.04. - 24.05.19 Category B daily
      S3 25.05. - 30.08.19 Category B daily
      S2 31.08. - 27.09.19 Category B daily
      S1 28.09. - 05.10.19 Category B 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-speed-bike (back pedal brake) / 21-speed-bike 75
      E-bike 180
         
      Additional night  
      Strasbourg Cat. A + B (dbl/sgl) 65/105
      Strasbourg Cat. A+ (dbl/sgl) 75/110

      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
    • Category A+:

      Well-chosen, modern 3-5 star hotels with all conceivable comfort.

      Strasbourg

      Hotel example: Best Western Plus Hôtel Monopole Métropole****

      Selestat/surroundings

      Hotel example: Best Western Les Humanistes****

      Colmar

      Hotel example: Les Têtes*****

      Guebwiller

      Hotel example: Les Rives*** oder Le Lac***

      Riquewihr/surroundings

      Hotel example: Clos Saint Vincent****

      Obernai/surroundings

      Hotel example: Cour d’Alsace****


      Category A:

      Well-chosen, modern 3 star hotels with all conceivable comfort.

      Strasbourg

      Hotel example: Grand Hotel***

      Selestat/surroundings

      Hotel example: La Ferme*** or La Charrue***

      Colmar

      Hotel example: Beauséjour***

      Guebwiller

      Hotel example: Les Rives*** or Le Lac*** 

      Riquewihr/surroundings

      Hotel example: A l’Oriel*** or Les Remparts***

      Obernai/surroundings

      Hotel example: Le Gouverneur*** or Le Kastelberg***


      Category B:

      Predominantly well-chosen 2-3 star hotels with a private and family atmosphere and the quite personal care. Here you can enjoy the worldwide known French guest friendliness.

      Strasbourg

      Hotel example: Grand Hotel***

      Selestat/surroundings

      Hotel example: Relais de l’Ill** or Le Majuscule**

      Colmar

      Hotel example: Beauséjour***

      Guebwiller

      Hotel example: Le Lac*** or L’ange***

      Riquewihr/surroundings

      Hotel example: La Couronne** or Les Remparts***

      Obernai/surroundings

      Hotel example: La Maison Rouge** or Sainte Odile**


      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.

    • 5,7 08.10.2015 | Jeanne P. Romantic Alsace

      Delightful Floral Alsace

      We had a wonderful trip. GPS files for day 1 and day 4 corrupted (need to be fixed) and book directions for that day poor. We did 65 kms instead of 45! The route requires a GPS/Garmin or else you stop every 5 minutes to check route. (We had one and Michael ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      4,7 17.07.2015 | Kjell B. Romantic Alsace

      Title

      We were not satisfied with the end of the trip: After biking 50 km we had expected to be able to shower at the hotel where the luggage was stored. The hotel was not cooperative at all - even when we suggested that we could take a quick shower in a room ...
      • Overall satisfaction 4
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 4
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 4
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      more
      5,6 28.05.2015 | Chan Altino T. Romantic Alsace

      Alsace Bike Tour.

      Everybody loved the biketour. The landscape was very charming.We had chosen Category A hotels , where we would be 2 nights in 4 star hotels. But we spent only 1 night in a 4 star hotel. Rooms at the hotel in Kaysersberg were very small and tight.
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,5 17.05.2015 | Lena O. Romantic Alsace

      Good

      trip
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 4
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 4
      more

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