|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||28 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Daily, except on Sundays: Apr 5-Oct 12, 2014|
|Start city:||Strasbourg, France|
|End city:||Strasbourg, France|
On the borders of the Latin and Germanic civilizations, Alsace offers astonishing cultural wealth. A region proud of its identity, Alsace is a great wine-making region. Its white wines are delicious accompanied with one of the countless local specialties. In the evening, sit and relax in the charming hotels along the route. Cycling along the route, you will discover the beauty of the region in a relaxed manner, as you travel along trails suitable for cycling and numerous purpose-built cycle tracks. Villages adorned with flowers and imposing medieval castles dot the wine route. Another highlight is ample time to visit the beauitful cities of Strasbourg and Colmar.
Please note that bookings for this tour can take up to two weeks to confirm.
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Day 1: Strasbourg
After arriving in Strasbourg, settle into the hotel and spend the evening exploring the town.
Overnight in Strasbourg.
Day 2: Strasbourg – Sélestat (19-34 miles/30-54 km)
*Distance/stop depends on hotel category
Leaving Strasbourg, you cycle along the Rhône-Rhine canal, which will lead you along its very pretty cycle track into the heart of the Ried.
Overnight in Sélestat area.
Day 3: Sélestat - Colmar (25-45 miles/40-73 km)
*Distance/stop depends on hotel category
You will travel through the landscapes and villages of the Alsatian Ried that is rich in aquatic flora and fauna. You arrive in Colmar, the capital of the wine of Alsace and the town of art, by the cycle track along the channel of Colmar.
Overnight in Colmar.
Day 4: Colmar - Riquewihr area (19-28 miles/30-45 km)
You have more time to visit the art city Colmar. You drive through cycle tracks and sometimes on traffic-poor side roads and will get to Riquewihr. At the foot of the Vosges nestle the winemaking villages responsible for the reputation of the Alsatian Grand Cus: Eguisheim, Turkheim, Kaysersberg, and Riquewihr.
Overnight in Riquewihr area.
Day 5: Riquewihr area - Obernai area (29-34 miles/47-55 km)
Along the wine road you will discover the villages of Barr, Andlau and its abbey, Bergheim, Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr.
Overnight in Obernai area.
Day 6: Obernai area - Strasbourg and departure (23-25 miles/37-40 km)
You cycle along the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg. Individual departure.
*Your tour depends on chosen hotel category.
Daily, except on Sundays: Apr 5-Oct 12, 2014
|Low Season:||Apr 5-May 9; Sep 27-Oct 12, 2014|
|Shoulder Season:||May 10-Jun 20; Aug 30-Sep 26, 2014|
|High Season:||Jun 21-Aug 29, 2014|
|Category A: 4-star hotels|
|Category B: 3-star hotels|
|Category C: 3- and 2-star hotels|
Espace Randonnée takes care of the luggage transfer. Your personal belongings need to be packed up and ready at 9:00 am each day to be transferred to the next stage, where you’ll have them at 5:00 pm at latest. (Should you choose to transport your luggage with you, this won’t decrease the price of the Tour)
When you will be back to Strasbourg, you will arrive at the hotel you stayed in for the first night and get back your luggage anytime after 1:00 pm. You will be asked to return the bikes in the dedicated space and padlock the bikes. Keys and plastic-coated maps need to be given to the hotel reception.
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Category A: 4-star hotels
Hotel Regent Petite France, Strasbourg
Hotel La Pommeraie, Sélestat
Hotel des Têtes, Colmar
Clos St Vincent, Ribeauville
Hotel La Cour d'Alsace, Obernai
Category B: 3-star hotels
Grand Hotel, Strasbourg
Hotel A La Ferme, Osthouse
Hotel Beauséjour, Colmar
Les Remparts, Kayseresberg or Al'Oriel, Riquiwihr
Category C:3-star and 2-star hotels
Grand Hotel, Strasbourg
Hotel au Relais d L'Ill, Sermersheim
Hotel Beausejour, Colmar
Hotel La Couronne, Riquewihr
Hotel Le Gouverneur, Obernai
Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.
The bikes available for rent on this tour are:
All rentals are equipped with:
Helmets are not included. Please bring your own for safety and hygiene reasons.
Overall, this tour is flat with no difficulties. Due to that, it’s adapted to a large public and to children aged 14 and up. There will be a few rolling hills, however they are not difficult nor are they prolonged climb.
This tour is leisurely and is for cyclists in average physical condition.
Tour Start and End
Nearest airport: Strasbourg, France
Nearest train station: Strasbourg, France
There are excellent rail connections between Strasbourg and Paris, Basel or Frankfurt.
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With more than 40,000 monuments and 6,000 museums, France's history and tradition continue to thrive in Western Europe's largest country. Along with its history, France is at the forefront of modern development, a leader among European nations. A country of contrasts, France provides opportunities for all interests. Fashion, art and elegance prosper in the dynamic cities of Paris, Lyon, and Nice. Outside the cities, a variety of landscapes stretch over the remaining 80% of the country.
France's hexagonal shape is defined by the English Channel and Atlantic on the western coast with the Pyrenees and Alps sitting on the southwest and southeast borders. The Mediterranean Sea runs along the southern coast with the Rhine River flowing beside the German border. Visitors exploring the cities or countryside can bask in France’s pleasant climate, enjoying the stylish life, local wine and cuisine.
Espace Randonnee has set out for 20 years across the Alsace region to discover and to share the wealth of their beautiful region to clients, with a family and warm spirit. The company stems from a narrow collaboration with quality providers (hotels and restaurants) having ends in the creation in 2010 of an association of people working in the biking tourist industry.
Our detailed knowledge of the ground (better roads, better establishments, better spots) as well as our narrow collaboration and relation with our providers is a guarantee of the quality of our services. We attach a particular attention on every new customer, and this throughout its stay! Personalized and warm welcome, hotline 24/7. Our customers, your customers, will have the best of Alsace!!
Espace won the Prix de l'innovation touristique 2007 (Award of the tourist innovation in 2007).
The customer can constantly cancel his contract of reservation. This cancellation will have to be done in writing (email). Penalties are:
If a change in the services is required, there will be a charge of 50 euros.