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Classic Alsace: Beautiful Villages Along the Wine Route

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On our Alsace cycling trips, most of the riding is done through vineyards or farmlands Ride your bike on a quiet itinerary along the Rhone au Rhin canal Riquewihr is one of the most beautiful and cycling friendly village in France Admire the typical Alsatian architecture from your bike saddle This tour starts and ends in Strasbourg listed as a UNESCO world heritage site Your cycling ride in Alsace will take you through typical villages, Colmar among others
Rouler à travers des vignobles en Alsace pendant vos vacances à vélo

Classic Alsace: Beautiful Villages Along the Wine Route

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With more than 4,000 kilometers of greenways, bikeways, bicycle paths, and lanes, Alsace is France’s most bike-friendly region. Young, old, fast, and slow riders share this extensive network that links places of amazing beauty, making cycling the best way — by far — to visit this very unique region of France. 

And unique it certainly is! Long disputed over by France and Germany, Alsace has inherited characteristics of both cultures and countries and blended them together to create its own special world. Keep your ears open and you’ll hear not French… not German… but the Alsatian tongue.

Our Classic Alsace tour celebrates the elements that make Alsace one of a kind. Our route along regional waterways will carry you from picturesque town to postcard-perfect village. Since it’s the wine route, you can look forward to vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see! In the evening, you can search for the most appealing-looking bistro (or Michelin-starred restaurant!) to enjoy tarte flambéesausage, or choucroute, an Alsatian take on sauerkraut.


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


D1Arrive in Strasbourg


Arrive in Strasbourg at the time of your choice. This multilingual city, home to the European Parliament, will no doubt seduce you with its charm, sincerity, and flavour. Your hotel is located in the Petite France district — the historic town centre surrounded by water — a perfect base for strolling through the narrow cobbled streets. With its 430-kilometer network of bicycle paths, Strasbourg is a city built for bikes, and respect for cyclists is not merely a slogan here — it’s a way of life!

D2Strasbourg — Sélestat area 55 km/33 miles, 280 meters/710 ft of climbing


Following the “Rhone to Rhine Canal” on a traffic-free bikeway, you will leave Strasbourg behind and head toward Sélestat, an important arts and architecture hub in Alsace. The bikeway will take you all the way to Sand in the heart of the Alsatian Ried, referring to the humid area bordering the Rhône. Rich in fauna and flora, part of the Ried has been turned into a nature reserve. Depending on the hotel option you choose, you’ll lodge in Sélestat or one of the quaint villages nearby.

D3Sélestat area — Colmar 49 km/31 miles, 235 meters/770 ft of climbing


Today’s ride takes you through some beautiful villages overflowing with distinctly Alsatian houses, whose trademark window boxes are filled with seasonal flowers. One of the many villages worth stopping in is Ebermunster, where you’ll discover a German-baroque church considered by many to be the best example of this style. Your destination is Colmar, one of the most well-known jewels of Alsace.

D4Colmar — Guebwiller 33 km/21 miles, 225 meters/740 ft of climbing


Ride through the enchanted forest along the Ill River. The cycling path will carry you toward Guebwiller, in the foothills of the Vosges’ tallest mountain, “Le Grand Ballon.” If you arrive early, it’s the perfect place to enjoy lunch in a café or to buy picnic supplies, as the surrounding countryside is full of idyllic picnic spots. Late risers may wish to grab lunch in a small bakery along the route. Guebwiller is home to an open-air wine museum, so save some time in your schedule for a visit!

D5Guebwiller — Riquewihr 50 km/31 miles, 430 meters/1,415 ft of climbing


Although today’s ride isn't long, we recommend an early start if you want to see it all! The pretty villages of EguisheimTurckheim, and Kaysersberg are on your way and all three are worth a stop. Lock your bike and go for a stroll; you’re bound to find a terrace to linger in.

D6Rest day in Riquewihr (or Ribeauvillé)


Of all the villages you’ll see on this ride, Riquewihr might just be your favorite! Riquewihr has been deemed so beautiful that it is “Un des Plus Beaux Villages de France”, one of France’s prettiest villages. It is so sensational that you may actually wonder if it’s real, or if you've stepped on to a movie set! You’ll have the whole day to enjoy it, so you may wish to arrange a visit to a local vineyard — but you can also choose to kick back and relax at your hotel.

D7Riquewihr (or Ribeauvillé) — Obernai area (Obernai, Andlau or Barr) 50 km/31 miles, 480 meters/1,575 ft of climbing


The Wine Route will take you through even more beautiful villages today, including HunawihrRibeauvilléBergheimAndlauBarr, and Boesch, each more charming than the next. Ride carefully, for you may be craning your neck to get a good view of everything. Your final destination is yet another Alsatian favorite, either Obernai, Andlau or Barr, depending on availability.

D8Obernai area— Strasbourg 40 km/24 miles, 260 meters/855 ft of climbing


If you haven’t yet had time to do so, make sure you take a short walking tour through Obernai today. Circle its medieval walls and meander through the city to discover its remarkable sites such as the city hall, the Kapelturm (the belfry), and much, much more. Your ride from Obernai will take you to Strasbourg, your final destination and resting point. Although this is the end of your tour, you may choose to stay an extra night or two in Strasbourg, which we can arrange for you beforehand.

Booking & Prices

  • Option A
  • 4 nights in 3-star hotels and 3 nights in 2-star hotels of charm

  • 1,035 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 345 euros
  • 1,085 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 355 euros
  • 1,135 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 365 euros
  • Option A+
  • 7 nights in 3-star hotels 

  • 1,165 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 515 euros
  • 1,230 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 535 euros
  • 1,295 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 565 euros
  • Option A++
  • 2 nights in 5-star, 4 nights in 3-star and 1 night in 2-star hotels of charm

  • 1,485 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 795 euros
  • 1,545 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 815 euros
  • 1,605 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 835 euros

These prices include:

  • 7 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. 10-35 euros, depending on the option chosen).
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches or dinners
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 105 euros per person. E-bikes are available at the rate of 215 euros per bike (attn: helmets are not provided with rental bikes) 


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