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Alsace Bike Tours – Cycling in Alsace

From endless acres of vineyards to picturesque villages, our Alsace bike tours take you and your newfound friends cycling on the Alsace wine route as you ride from Strasbourg to Colmar. You start cycling at the foot of the Vosges. You cycle along the route du vin, on your way to the southern part of the Alsace region. You ride your bicycle at the foot of the Haut Koenigsbourg. You taste Alsace wine during a unique wine tasting. And you enjoy diner at a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant. Whether visiting a half-timbered house, enjoying lunch in Saint Hippolyte or taking a self-guided tour of Riquewihr, a bike tour of Alsace is a cycling adventure of lifetime.

At a glance
Duration 6 days
Starting Location Strasbourg
Finishing Location Colmar
Activity Level Moderate
Price $4,498
Sgl. Suppl. $1,100

Details of our Alsace bike tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to the Alsace region (meet in Strasbourg and transfer to the Vosges)

From Westhoffen to Obernai (17 miles)
Bienvenue in Strasbourg known as the capital of the Alsace region and famous for its roman catholic cathedral, the Strasbourg cathedral. Meet your trip leaders at the Strasbourg train station located in the Strasbourg city center. From there, transfer to a town located at the foot the Ballons des Vosges regional nature park. The Vosges mountains set the perfect stage for your first route to Obernai, one of the towns you need to visit in the Alsace wine region.

Day 2: Taste Alsace wine and take a self-guided tour of Obernai

From Obernai to Obernai (28 miles)
Cycle your way out toward the town of Ottrot. Ottrott’s two claims to fame are its signature red wine, the Ottrott Rouge, as well as its views of the nearby 8th century convent Mont Sainte-Odile. In the evening, learn about the different grape varieties in Alsace during a wine tasting of Alsace wines. This tasting is at one of the best wineries in Alsace. Taste Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot gris. Later on, a self-guided tour through the town of Obernai is recommended. This medieval town has retained its 13th century, fortified towers, and traditional charm.

Day 3: Ride on the Alsace wine route passing the Haut Koenigsbourg and Saint Hippolyte

From Obernai to Kaysersberg (32 miles)
This morning, the Alsace wine route takes you and your fellow cyclists on the Route du vin d’Alsace. It is a winding and peaceful route through a region well known for its groundbreaking vintages. On the way and as you cycle the route du vin wine trail you cross the village of Ste Hippolyte. The town of Saint Hippolyte is located at the foot of the Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg. The Haut Koenigsbourg overlooks the Alsatian plains. For those of you that are movie enthusiasts, it’s worth noting that it was used as an inspiration for The Lord of the Rings film. Later on, take a self guided walk through Ribeauville.

Day 4: Discover villages with half-timbered houses and enjoy a wine tasting

From Kaysersberg to Illhausern (34 miles)
Leave the town of Kaysersberg and your hotel, a half-timbered house dating back to the 16th – 17th centuries. Cycle to Eguisheim, a village voted as one of the most beautiful villages in France in 2003, thanks to its half-timbered architecture, cobblestone streets and floral decorations. In Eguisheim, a wine tasting is organised with a local winemaker. During the wine tasting, you get to taste the difference between a dry and sweet wine.

Day 5: Explore the Kaiserstuhl vineyards and dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant

From Illhausern to Illhausern (37 miles)
This morning, you cross the border heading into south-western Germany and explore the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills surrounded by vineyards. The vineyards and vines are planted on the edge of volcanic hills on the eastern banks of the Rhine river making the Baden wine region one of the best red wines producing area in Germany. In the evening, a world famous 3 Michelin-starred restaurant serves great food and culinary dishes to you and your group for a once in a lifetime dining experience. If you are lucky, you might even get to meet the Michelin-starred chef.

Day 6: End your Trip in Colmar

End of the trip
End your tour of the Alsace region in the city of Colmar. Colmar is known for “La Petite Venise”, one of France most famous quarters and is worth a visit. In the future if you ever decide to travel from Strasbourg to Colmar again we recommend that you come during the month of December and discover Colmar Christmas market. It will allow you to rediscover the area under a totally different angle.

*Please note that the mileage indicated above refers to the basic route, which is the one that 85% of our guests ride. However, we offer multiple daily routes and you may read more about it in the Activity level section below or by clicking the detailed itinerary button above.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-07-01 2018-07-06
2018-07-08 2018-07-13
2018-07-15 2018-07-20
2018-07-22 2018-07-27
2018-07-29 2018-08-03
Starting date Ending date
2018-08-05 2018-08-10
2018-08-12 2018-08-17
2018-08-19 2018-08-24
2018-08-26 2018-08-31
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private tours are for those of you who are seeking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. If you would like to make your trip private, you may choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates and make it exclusively for you and your friends or family or contact us to choose your own departure date. You may read more below for private tour pricing:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

Le Parc Hotel (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: Obernai
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of: Authentic Hotels & Cruises

Hotel Le Chambard (1 night)

Star rating: ****
Location: Kaysersberg
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of: Relais & Châteaux

Hotel des Berges (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Illhaeusern
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of:

Activity level

Our Alsace bike tours are lifetime experiences designed for cyclists of all levels of ability. Each day you have a choice of multiple ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to take it easy whereas on other days you may want to challenge yourself. Whatever biking route you choose, you cycle at your own pace.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  17  800
2  19  2200  28  2900
3  22  1300  32  2200  41  3600
4  16  1500  34  1700  47  2000
5  21  700  37  1300  43  2000

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Tour map

Strasbourg

Westhoffen

Obernai

Ottrott

Barr

Selestat

Ribeauville

Riquewhir

Kaysersberg

Turckheim

Illhaeusern

Jebsheim

Kaisersthul

Marckolsheim

Eguisheim

Colmar

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Paris
  • Buy your train ticket(s) from Paris to Strasbourg on www.raileurope.com
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes or railway company track maintenance
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

Due to the limited space in our minivan, we ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Paris:

  • Hotel Le Meurice | Rates: €€€€€
  • Le Bristol Paris | Rates: €€€€€
  • Particulier Montmartre | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Sofitel Paris Faubourg | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Keppler | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Le Six | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Bel Ami | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Daniel Paris | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Villa Madame | Rates: €€
Strasbourg:

  • Hotel Cour du Corbeau | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Regent Petite France | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Bouclier D’Or | Rates: €€

Room rate guide:

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301€ to 400€: €€€€

401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

January February March April May June
High F 42 46 55 61 71 76
Low F 31 32 36 41 50 55
Prec. (In) 1.2 1.4 1.9 1.8 2.6 2.6
July August September October November December
High F 79 79 70 61 48 42
Low F 58 57 50 44 36 32
Prec. (In) 2.6 2.1 2.5 2.5 1.9 1.6

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