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Alsace Bike Tour

Our Alsace bike tour is a perfect opportunity to ride your bicycle through the Alsace wine region. It takes cyclists along the Vosges mountains, on the Alsace wine route and through half timbered villages. Not to mention but it also leads you through the towns of Riquewihr, Eguisheim and Ribeauville. Traveling from Strasbourg to Colmar by bike is a wonderful cycling adventure.

Duration: 6 days
Level: Moderate
Price: $4,498
Sgl. Suppl.: $1,100

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Strasbourg

Strasbourg, with its gothic architecture, cobblestone streets and half-timbered homes is located on the banks of the Ill River and your starting location today. It is famous for its Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Grande Île, European Parliament and Petite France quarter and also worth a visit before meeting your trip leaders.

Day 2

Discover the Vosges

Today, the Vosges, also called the Vosges mountains, is an amazing place to ride your bicycle. The Mont Sainte-Odile and the Grand Ballon as well as medieval castles, picturesque views and valleys set the perfect stage for a wonderful ride.

Day 3

Ride to Riquewihr

Riquewihr, your destination today, is a medieval town in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards and is classified among the “most Beautiful Villages in France”.

Day 4

Explore Eguisheim

Today’s ride takes you to Eguisheim, voted the «Village préféré des Français» (Favorite French Village) in 2013. You cycle on the Alsace wine route before reaching Eguisheim also the birthplace of Pope Leo IX.

Day 5

Cycle across the Rhine

This morning, you cycle on the west bank of the upper Rhine before crossing the Rhine river on your way to your next destination. You then cross over the Rhin one more time.

Day 6

End the trip in Colmar

End your trip in the town of Colmar, known as the capital of Alsatian wine. You may walk through the “little Venice”, which formerly served as the butcher’s, tanner’s and fishmonger’s quarter before flying back home.

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 bike tours are for those looking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. For a private biking trip choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates. You may make it exclusively for you and your friends and family or contact us to choose your own departure date. Our private bicycling tour prices are explained below:

  • 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

Cycling in Alsace provides bike riders of different ability levels an opportunity to ride the same route. Each day offers a choice of multiple bike ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to enjoy recreational cycling while on other days you may want to workout more.

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

We ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage, due to the limited space in our minivan. 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:

0 to 100€: €

101€ to 200€: €€

201€ to 300€: €€€

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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