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Alsace Picture Book: Wine, Food, Culture, and Tradition

“Beautiful countryside, idyllic bike paths, vineyards forever.” — J.B.

“Beautiful countryside, idyllic bike paths, vineyards forever.” — J.B.

“Beautiful countryside, idyllic bike paths, vineyards forever.” — J.B.

“Beautiful countryside, idyllic bike paths, vineyards forever.” — J.B.

“Beautiful countryside, idyllic bike paths, vineyards forever.” — J.B.

Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

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. It's 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 route. There is ample time to visit the beauitful cities of Strasbourg and Colmar.

Daily program

Day 1: Strasbourg
After arriving in Strasbourg, settle into the hotel and spend the evening exploring the town.
Overnight in Strasbourg

Day 2: Strasbourg – Area Sélestat (Category A: 34 miles/55 km; Category B: 16-34 miles/25-55 km)
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: Area Sélestat – Colmar (Category A: 24 miles/38 km; Category B: 24-42 miles/38-68 km)
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/39 km)
You have more time to visit the art city of 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 Grands Crus: Eguisheim, Turckheim, 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.

Please note that this tour ends on a cycling day. We recommend adding on an additional night in Strasbourg. See prices under the "Dates & Prices" tab.

Route map

Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route. Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

Dates

Daily: Apr 6-Oct 5, 2019 (no welcome briefing on Sundays)
Low Season: Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019, Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 05, 2019
Shoulder Season: Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019, Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
High Season: May 25, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019

Prices

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Prices in Euro are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices in United States dollars are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices in Canadian dollars are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Category A: 4- and 5-star hotels
Per person, double occupancy
€ 828
Shoulder season surcharge
€ 30
High season surcharge
€ 60
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€ 390
Optional dinner package
€ 235
Bike Rentals
21-speed hybrid men's frame bike
€ 75
21-speed hybrid unisex frame bike
€ 75
Electrically assisted bike
€ 180
Helmets
€ 6
Extra Nights, Strasbourg
Per person, double occupancy
€ 115
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€ 200

Prices are shown in local currency EUR .

Prices in Euro are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices in United States dollars are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices in Canadian dollars are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Category B: 3-star hotels
Per person, double occupancy
€ 638
Shoulder season surcharge
€ 30
High season surcharge
€ 60
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€ 260
Optional dinner package
€ 140
Bike Rentals
21-speed hybrid men's frame bike
€ 75
21-speed hybrid unisex frame bike
€ 75
Electrically assisted bike
€ 180
Helmets
€ 6
Extra Nights, Strasbourg
Per person, double occupancy
€ 65
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€ 105
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

Espace Randonnée Terms and Conditions

Cancellation -- Changes to the booking
The cancellation has to be declared in written form. Cancellation fees:

  • Up to 28 days before tour start: 20% minimum €50 fee;
  • 27 to 14 days prior to tour start: 30% of the total price;
  • 13 to 8 days prior to tour start: 50% of the total price;
  • 7 to 4 days prior to tour start: 70% of the total price;
  • from 3 days prior and no show: 90% of total price;
  • By travel expensen: 100%

Any changes regarding to the number of participants, number or type of rooms, hotel category or catering are basically acceptable up to 29 days before start of the tour – if this is possible in the hotels and the capacity is available. An administration fee of € 50,- for each amendment is due.

Any cancellation due to illness must be accompanied by a certificate médiacle.

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