Day 1: Freiburg
Individual arrival in Freiburg. The sunny city at the foot of the Black Forest has a lot to offer including the old part of town with picturesque alleys, famous "Freiburger Bächle," cultural and historical monuments like the Minster, and numerous wine and snack bars where you can strengthen yourself before your bike tour.
Overnight in Freiburg.
Day 2: Freiburg – Endingen/Malterdingen (19-21 miles/31-33 km)
After a hearty breakfast, you start out on your first bike tour beneath the vineyards of the sunny "Kaiserstuhl" (Emperor's Chair). This region is one of the sunniest in Germany and the volcanic loam earth guarantees ideal grapes for the production of wines. Your destination is the medieval framework town Endingen or Malterdingen.
Overnight in Endingen or Malterdingen.
Day 3: Endingen/Malterdingen – Rust (21-26 miles/34-42 km)
Passing the wine village Sasbach you reach the Rhine shore. You cycle through the green Rhine meadows and sometimes along on the embankment of the Rhine, on your way to Rust. This small town in Baden in known for the "Europapark," an amusement park with many attractions.
Overnight in Rust.
Day 4: Rust – Strasburg (29 miles/47 km)
Today you cycle once again along the Rhine with the beautiful backdrop of the Black Forest on your right. The beautiful Alsatian metropolis Strasbourg with its attractive old town center is the highlight of the day where you will spend the night.
Overnight in Strasbourg.
Day 5: Strasbourg – Molsheim/Obernai (28-35 miles/45-57 km)
In the morning, you have time to visit the numerous sights of Strasbourg. The cycle tour leads you to Molsheim, the hometown of the famous car manufacturer Bugatti. From there you travel along the Alsatian wine road. The day's destination is Molsheim or Obernai, a pretty wine town.
Overnight in Molsheim or Obernai.
Day 6: Molsheim/Obernai – St. Hippolyte (22-30 miles/35-49 km)
Today you continue cycling southward on the Route du Vin. An attractive stretch of road takes you through lush vineyards and past lovely Alsace towns with beautiful truss buildings. You'll reach St. Hippolyte, which is uniquely located beneath the majestic Hochkönigsburg Castle by way of Dambach-la Ville.
Overnight in St. Hippolyte.
Day 7: St. Hippolyte – Colmar/Eguisheim (14-18 miles/23-29 km)
The last day on the Alsace wine road takes you through the romantic towns of Ribeauville and Riquewihr, where medieval alleys invite a stroll. You then continue until you reach Colmar. Explore the picturesque town known as "Little Venice" with its beautiful half-timbered houses in the Gerbergasse and the world-famous Isenheimer Altar in the Unterlinden Museum.
Overnight in Colmar or in the neighboring Eguisheim.
Day 8: Colmar/Eguisheim – Freiburg (37 miles/60 km)
Today you cycle through the Rhine Plain, past the mighty Minster in Breisach and the Tuniberg, before you go back to Freiburg. After you return of your bikes and pick up your luggage, you depart individually, or you can choose to spend an extra night in Freiburg.
**Please note this tour ends on a cycling day.