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Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc

6 Days / 5 Nights
Availability : April to October
Strasbourg
Colmar

Overview

Our Alsace cycling tour goes to:

  • Strasbourg
  • Obernai
  • Riquewhir
  • Ribeauville
  • Kaysersberg
  • Colmar

Cycling along the German border is a cycling adventure of a lifetime.

Our Alsace cycling holiday combines the best of France and Germany.

Our cycling trip in Alsace travel on the route des vins.

Our Alsace bike tour travels to places that have exceptional charm and history. Start your bicycle ride in Obernai, one of the oldest town in Alsace dating back to the 7 th century and filled with charming cobblestone streets. Then, bike towards Colmar, a medieval town which is famous for la Petite Venise, an area with colourful half timbered houses.

Dates

  • May 5 - May 10, 2019
  • Jun 16 - Jun 21, 2019
  • Jul 21 - Jul 26, 2019
  • Aug 25 - Aug 30, 2019
  • Sep 15 - Sep 20, 2019

Don’t see your dates of travel or want to travel with your own group of friends? Contact us today!

Itinerary

Day 1

This bike tour of Alsace starts in downtown Strasbourg. Before you meet your trip leaders, take the time to visit La Petite France, a typical quarter. For your first ride of the week, transfer to Westhoffen, a fortified city and also the cherry capital of Alsace. Begin with a light lunch as you’re served local delicacies before a brief introduction to the week. Then, you travel along the Vosges mountains, a massif with rounded summits and you cycle through orchards, vines and cherry-trees. End your day in Obernai, a medieval town with half-timbered houses and also former property of the Dukes of Alsace. In the evening, eat at an acclaimed restaurant just minutes from your hotel.

Today’s Ride: 17 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Day 2

Today, touring Alsace features breathtaking landmarks and amazing wines. This morning, you travel to Ottrott, a wine village famous for its Pinot Noir red wine, “Rouge d’Ottrott”. Pedal to Rosheim, notable for its beautiful 12th century romanesque St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church. In the afternoon, you ride back to Obernai before you tour a family run winery since 1732. There, you taste some of the finest wines of Alsace: Sylvaner, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. In the evening, stroll the cobblestone streets of Obernai, a village at the foot of the Mont Sainte-Odile before dinner on your own in town.

Today’s Ride: 28 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing
Short Option: 19 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

Day 3

This day, you ride your bicycle along the Route des Vins d’Alsace and through some of the most beautiful villages in France. First, you wind your way to Ribeauvillé, a fortified town at the foot of the Château de Saint-Ulrich. On the way, you cycle through the Upper Rhine Plaine and behold at the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, a 12th century fortress. Later, you arrive in Riquewihr, a 16th century village with half-timbered houses. End the day in Kaysersberg, once the border between France and Germany before you dine at the hotel Michelin-starred restaurant.

Today’s Ride: 32 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing
Short Option: 22 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Long Option: 41 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing

Day 4

Today your Alsace wine route itinerary takes you to Eguisheim, one of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”. In Eguisheim, you wander through narrow cobblestone streets and admire half-timbered houses with window boxes of Geranium. Later on, you join us for a wine tasting session at Wolfberger. During the tasting, you get to try Crémant d’Alsace, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc and Riesling. Back on your bike, you cycle through Turckheim, a village famous for the Munster Door and the Gate of France. Later in the afternoon, ride through endless acres of vineyards before you arrive in Illhaeusern, a 15th century fishing village famous for its Ill River.

Today’s Ride: 34 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
Short Option: 16 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
Long Option: 47 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Day 5

For your last day of cycling, your Alsace tour ends with a ride through the German wine country. You follow deserted routes through the countryside and across the Rhine River, the second largest river in western Europe. Then, you explore the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills with vineyards in southwest Germany before you head back to your hotel. For your celebration dinner, you eat at the oldest 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in France, L’Auberge de l’Ill.

Today’s Ride: 37 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Short Option: 21 miles with 700 feet of climbing
Long Option: 43 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Day 6

Your bike tour of Alsace ends in the town of Colmar. Before you say goodbye to the Alsace region, you may go for a self-guided visit of La Petite Venise, a historic quarter.

Hotels

Hotel Le Parc

Obernai (2 nights)
www.hotel-du-parc.com

Le Chambard

Kaysersberg (2 nights)
www.lechambard.fr

Hotel Des Berges

Illhausern (1 night)
www.auberge-de-l-ill.com

What's Included

Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiple daily routes
  • A fully equipped bicycle: the Fuji Absolute
  • Garmin GPS with easy to follow directions
  • Handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees
  • 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

Not Included

  • Transportation to & from pick-up/drop-off
  • Pre or post trip lodging
  • Minibar, massages, etc
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Road bike or e-bike
  • Gratuities for your Leaders

Map

Strasbourg to Colmar by bike map

Photos

4 Reviews
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Brian A.

Couple Traveller

What a week – great fun and new experience for us. We depended on DIGnGO for help and instructions but more important for our great guides. Always there, always smiling and keeping us going. Thank you.

September 4, 2018

Gale M.

Couple Traveller

We had an outstanding bicycle trip due mainly to your efforts. Thank you for all your hard work! We had a lot of fun.

July 13, 2018

James V.

Couple Traveller

Thank you for a great adventure. You made this week extremely enjoyable.

August 30, 2017

Howard F.

Couple Traveller

We would like to thank you for the wonderful bicycle vacation you provided us. We have to say, this bicycle trip was certainly the most relaxing one we have even been on before. We appreciated your attention to detail courtesies & helpfulness. We hope to do a few more tours with your company.

We encourage you to call on us for any recommendation, any future customers seek.

June 9, 2017