|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||28 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Daily (except Sundays): Apr 3-Oct 3, 2015|
|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 (34 miles/55 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 (24 miles/38 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 (24 miles/38 km)
You have more time to visit the art city Colmar. You drive through cycle tracks and sometimes on low traffic 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 (31 miles/49 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 (23 miles/37 km)
You cycle along the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg.
*Distance/overnight stay depends on your selected hotel category.
Please note that this tour ends on a cycling day. We recommend adding on an additional night in Strasbourg. See prices under the "Dates and Prices" tab.
Daily (except Sundays): Apr 3-Oct 3, 2015
|Low Season:||Apr 3-Apr 30; Sep 18-Oct 3, 2015|
|Shoulder Season:||May 1-Jun 20; Aug 29-Sep 17, 2015|
|High Season:||Jun 21-Aug 28, 2015|
|Category A: 3- and 4-star hotels|
|Category B: 2- and 3-star hotels|
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Category A: 3- and 4-star hotels
Grand Hotel, Strasbourg
Hotel La Pommerie, Sélestat
Grand Hotel Bristol, Colmar
Hotel Oriel, Riquewihr
Hotel Les Hortensias, Obernai
Category B: 2- and 3-star hotels
Hotel du Dragon, Strasbourg
Hotel au Relais d L'Ill, Sélestat
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 available bikes for this tour are:
All rentals are equipped with:
Helmets are not included in rental. Please bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons.
If you bring your own saddle, we recommend you also bring an adaptor, since the diameter (27,2-31,6 mm) of the seat pole can vary depending on the model of the bike.
You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. Two of the days are a little bit hilly.
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).
These amounts will be reimbursed by your insurance or cancellation taken out during your booking in case of justified cancellation insurance.
In case of no-show at the rendezvous, or if you can not submit documents or police health required for travel (passport, visa, vaccination certificate ...), you will not be entitled to any refund.
Cancellation policy specific to each stay. Contact us for more information.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing/email.
Any cancellation due to illness must be accompanied by a certificate médiacle.