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Alsace Intense: The Best and the Excellent

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Most Alsace cycling tours start from your hotel in the town of Strasbourg Your cycling trip will take you through beautiful villages The charming village of Ribeauville is on the itinerary of this bike tour Wine tasting along your bike route on the wine road Cycling through little alsatian villages with half-timbered houses
Le séjour commence et se termine à Strasbourg

Alsace Intense: The Best and the Excellent

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  • PriceFrom 890 euros
  • DAY4 nights / 5 days

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Alsace is known for its excellent gastronomy and wines particular to its mix of French and German cultures, but there is so much more to this region! For cyclists, its exceptional bike paths make Alsace one of the best cycling destinations in France. You can cycle uninterrupted from Strasbourg to Colmar through fairytale villages and gorgeous vineyards, appreciating the region’s history and peaceful atmosphere. Over ninety percent of this tour’s itinerary is on bicycle paths and small, low-traffic routes! 

Slightly longer than a short escape but shorter than a week, you will experience the perfect combination of enjoyable biking routes, charming hotels, and fantastic restaurants during your “intense” tour of Alsace. Experience the utmost luxury if you choose our “Option A+” hotels — the incredibly charming "Option A" hotels won't leave you disappointed either!


For travel and cycling tips to Alsace, visit our "Travel and cycling tips" section.


D1Arrival in Strasbourg


Strasbourg has its own international airport with connections to other European cities. The city is also easily accessible by TGV from Paris (just over 2 hours), and from airports in cities such as Basel, Switzerland and Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.
Once you arrive in Strasbourg, check in at your hotel, located close to all the major attractions. Afterward, you can enjoy the city by night as you wish!

D2Option A+: Strasbourg — Obernai or Option A: Strasbourg — Barr or Obernai 38 km/23 miles, 120 meters/395 ft of climbing


Regardless of the hotel option you choose, you’ll follow the same route (although staying in an Option A hotel in Barr involves a bit more cycling). Your itinerary will make good use of one of the prettiest cycling paths in all of Alsace, along with the Canal de la Buche, a former horse-path for barges on the canal. You’ll pass dreamy rolling hills and green vineyards on an idyllic warm-up ride. Along the way, you may stop in Molsheim for an eyeful of fine examples of Alsatian architecture spanning centuries. Continue on to your quintessential Alsatian destination, whether it’s Obernai, near the Vosges Mountains, or the pretty town of Barr. Both picture-perfect with traditional houses and neat cobblestone streets.

D3Option A+: Obernai — Ribeauvillé or Option A: Barr or Obernai — Kaysersberg or Riquewihr 50 km/31 miles, 480 meters/1,575 ft of climbing


Far from the traffic of the Wine Route, you will set out on a ride across the vineyard region on well-paved roads. You will pass through villages made up of half-timbered houses whose window boxes overflow with geraniums and other flora. MittelbergheimDambach la VilleRibeauvillé, and Riquewihr are among the most beautiful villages of France — and you may stop in all of them today. Observe the finely preserved medieval architecture of Dambach la Ville, or maybe catch a tune from the traveling musicians in Ribeauvillé.

D4Option A+: Ribeauvillé — Colmar or Option A: Kaysersberg or Riquewihr — Colmar 40 km/25 miles; 170 meters/555 ft of climbing


The Wine Route and its stunning chain of villages lead you to Colmar, the Alsatian capital of wine and art. Artists who have called Colmar “home” include respected names such as Bartholdi, sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, and Renaissance painters Martin Schoengauer and Mathias Grüneweld. You may spend some of your time visiting the Unterlinden Museum of Renaissance Art if you wish. Definitely do not miss “Little Venice,” an artisanal quarter located on the canal. Tonight, revel in the ambiance of Colmar.



After breakfast, depart Colmar at the time of your choice. 

Booking & Prices

  • Option A
  • 4 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels of charm

  • 890 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 290 euros
  • 920 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 305 euros
  • 970 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 335 euros
  • Option A+
  • 4 nights in 4- and 5-star hotels

  • 1,110 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 455 euros
  • 1,205 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 470 euros
  • 1,240 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 485 euros

These prices include:

  • 4 nights' accommodation as described above
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Tourist information
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)

These prices do not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Nominal city taxes, to be paid in cash directly at each hotel (total of approx. 5-25 euros, depending on the chosen option).
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 120 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 195 euros per bike. These prices include the drop-off fees for the bike's return to Strasbourg (attn: helmets are not provided with rental bikes).


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